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5,000 pounds of cocaine is biggest bust ever

At news time police were still unable to provide an exact weight, but with estimates suggesting more than two and a half tons of cocaine, it is by far Belize’s [...]

Woman drowns in sea; did police cause her death?

Sometime after one this afternoon, Belize City police received a report about a woman’s body floating in the waters off the Belize City Port. The corpse was retrieved and identified [...]

Three men charged in Dangriga rape

Three young men have been arrested after a seventeen year old girl reported that she was raped by the trio. The young woman told police that while she was standing [...]

Jury acquits accused murdered; cites self-defence

A construction worker accused of murder was acquitted of all charges against him today in the Supreme Court. According to court reports, on August twenty-seventh 2004, nineteen year old Oligario [...]

U.S. Embassy donates to variety of local causes

This morning the United States Embassy in Belize delivered cheques to thirteen deserving organisations currently working in HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, cultural preservation and environmental protection. During ceremonies at the [...]

New Ambassador is President’s old roommate

As we mentioned, today’s ceremony starred newly installed U.S. Ambassador Robert Dieter. In an introductory interview with the diplomat this morning, he briefly explained his plans for the next few [...]

With little fanfare Chalillo generates first watts

Lately B.E.L. has been keeping a low profile on the project, but in a late evening press release, the company announced that on Monday the Chalillo Hydroelectric Facility generated the [...]

Ralph Fonseca on Prosser, missing money and B.T.L.’s future

He is no longer the Minister of Finance, nor Minister of Budget Planning… and you won’t find him listed as member of the ministerial committee on money matters. But if [...]