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Govt. announces B.T.L. sales plan

Government has concluded a set of agreements for the sale of its shares in Belize Telecommunications Limited. That’s the word from this morning’s Cabinet press briefing presented by Information Minister [...]

Cabinet approves Caribbean treaty

In other news from Cabinet, Smith reported that his government has agreed to enter into a mutual legal assistance treaty with CARICOM. The pact, which will require Senate approval, is [...]

Five arrested in Zetina murder

Police have arrested five men in connection with the killing of Celestino Zetina. The men, all from Belize City, who were picked up over the course of yesterday and today, [...]

Murder charge dropped against one of two defendants

It was supposed to be a routine court date and adjournment for two men charged with murder. But one of the defendants, Roland Smalls, received a surprise gift: his freedom. [...]

Cop fined $4,000 for negligent manslaughter

A police officer convicted of manslaughter by negligence has been ordered to pay a fine of four thousand dollars. Sherwood Wade could have received five years in prison for the [...]

Calbert Smith guilty of manslaughter, not murder

In a verdict delivered late this evening, fifty year old Calbert Smith, charged with the murder of his brother Kenrick, has been found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter. [...]

Ministry confirms dengue outbreak in Cayo

The Ministry of Health has announced that cases of dengue have been detected in the Cayo District. According to a press release, infections have been reported in Belmopan and surrounding [...]

Health officials meet in Belize

And while local officials try to nip a countrywide dengue outbreak in the bud, this week, health representatives from Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic, are in Belize to [...]

African/Mayan studies extended to younger students

African and Mayan studies: Since last year it’s been a reality for older primary school students. Today I looked in on a session that’s charting a course for teaching the [...]

Young women confront challenge of sexual abuse

You don’t need to watch the news every night to know that it’s not easy being a young woman in Belize these days. High on their list of challenges is [...]