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Political pageantry marks nomination day in Belize City

Nomination Day: It’s a straightforward legal process that in recent years has been incorporated into the partisan hoopla that now surrounds even the smallest electoral contests. Today the P.U.P., U.D.P., [...]

Third party seeks to make inroads in Belmopan

To avoid political confrontation the Elections and Boundaries Department set up a nomination day system in which the P.U.P. candidates appeared in the morning, the U.D.P. in the afternoon, and [...]

Defendants in Brad?s hold-up acquitted, rearrested

No one was hurt, but the jacking last March of Brad’s store on Vernon Street was very much a heavyweight crime. This morning, however, the nine defendants accused of robbing [...]

Saragoza walks as key witness is a no-show

Freedom may have been short-lived for the young men accused of jacking Brad’s but in the Supreme Court today another defendant walked unencumbered down the steps, just as if he [...]

No bail for Honduran accused of carnal knowledge

A Honduran man was not so lucky in his appearance today at Magistrate’s Court. Twenty year old Kevin Alberto Sargento of North Creek Road in Belize City stood before Magistrate [...]

Wanted: Foster families

One hundred and twenty-nine: that’s the number of children in need of foster care and the number of families the Department of Human Services hopes to reach this year through [...]

Fishermen look deeper for new species

Fishing is hard work, made even more challenging by spiralling fuel costs and declining catches of lobster, conch, snapper, and grouper. But Belizean fishermen have traditionally used only the shallow [...]