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B.T.L. mum on eve of VOIP hearing

There’s a meeting Wednesday morning at the Radisson Hotel in Belize City and while it is being billed as a simple public discussion, the ramifications are huge. It’s all about [...]

CitCo faces tough choices on sanitation

Any politician will tell you that making promises is easy; it’s keeping them that causes problems. In office less than two months, the new Belize City Council is discovering that [...]

Council sets up employment agency for jobless

Every week the Belize City council says nearly a hundred people come knocking at its doors asking for work. With that reality in mind, today the council announced that it [...]

Suspect arrested in Sunday murder

A suspect has been arrested in the weekend murder of Perfolio August. Twenty-seven year old Ashton Martin, a fisherman of Fabers Road Extension in Belize City, was today brought to [...]

Two badly wounded in separate O.W. assaults

Two Orange Walk men are nursing serious wounds tonight following separate brawls over the weekend. Late Saturday night, an argument between brothers turned bloody, when one sibling picked up a [...]

Burglar given five years for school break-in

A burglar’s plea for leniency fell on deaf ears when Magistrate Margaret Gabb-McKenzie sentenced him to five years in prison. In court this morning Armond Pilgrim was informed by the [...]

Wave Radio jacker also sentenced to five years

A youth accused of that popular crime of cell phone theft will also spend the next five years in prison. This morning twenty-one year old Bernard Smith and a fifteen [...]

Y.F.F. works on new youth policy

This week, officials of Youth for the Future will take delivery of a public address system, courtesy of UNICEF. According to Y.F.F. administrator Linsford Castillo, the donation will be used [...]

Women urged to become mentors for teen girls

Mentor: it’s a fancy title for a person who simply uses his or her experience to help someone else. And a little bit of help is something all of us [...]

Belizean surgeon honoured by U.S. magazine

And while we’re on the topic of successful women, we have been informed that a Belizean has made Essence magazine’s list of the world’s most inspiring Black women. She is [...]

One dead after cold-blooded Sunday shooting

Another Belize City family is in mourning tonight after their loved one was gunned down on Sunday afternoon. News Five’s Jacqueline Godwin had the gruesome details. Bernadette Bennett, Mother of [...]

O.W. catfight puts woman in hospital

Orange Walk police are tonight investigating an attempted murder following a cat fight on Thursday night. According to the cops, around midnight twenty-one year old Marisela Mai and a seventeen [...]

Cyclist drowns in weekend boating accident

Search efforts continue at sea tonight following a boating accident in the waters off Belize City. Police reports are that around nine on Saturday night forty-one year old Robert Massiah [...]

Downtown traffic accident claims passenger’s life

A traffic accident in downtown Belize City over the weekend has left one man dead. According to investigating officers, around nine on Saturday night thirty-nine year old Carlos Alamina was [...]

Fuel prices at all time high; premium: $10.43

We didn’t receive this next piece of news via press release. No, we got it the hard way just like everybody else. I’m talking about fuel prices, which as of [...]

Belize and Taiwan sign cultural agreement

Belize and Taiwan have forged closer relations thanks to a new agreement between cultural counterparts. According to officials of the National Institute of Culture and History, on April fifteenth the [...]

Patriotic fervour dominates M.C.C. in U-21 match up

Good evening. I?m James Adderley and you?re locked into this fresh flick of Sports Monday. They came from every walk of life … they came from every direction in every [...]

Third officer arrested in sexual abuse of teen

Today police arrested and charged a third officer in connection with the sex scandal involving a fifteen year old girl. Twenty-three year old Detective Police Constable Jeremiah Usher was this [...]

More guns found on northern caye

More heavy duty firepower has been found on a northern caye. Police say an operation on Thursday at an island about a mile north of Deer Caye resulted in the [...]

Man sought in city stabbing

Police are seeking a man known only as “Old Bomb” following a stabbing on Thursday night in Belize City. The victim, forty year old Francis Simon, told police he got [...]

10 year sentence for grocery store robber

A man given away by his dentures and his own testimony in court has been sentenced to ten years behind bars for robbery. Today Gary White appeared before Magistrate Harry [...]

2005 was record year for tourist arrivals

It took a while for the Belize Tourism Board to get its stats together but the B.T.B. is reporting a record year for 2005. Tourist arrivals at the Philip Goldson [...]

Under 21 footballers compete against Panama

Football, most commonly referred to as the World’s Sport is now Belize’s sport, with all eyes set on our Under 21 National Football Team ready to take on Panama this [...]

Belize shoots to regain basketball glory

Since winning the CariCom Championship in 1998 Belize’s stature in international basketball has been on a downhill slide. That situation will hopefully be reversed when a newly selected national team [...]

NEMO, CDERA prepare for hurricane season

Devastating hurricanes were probably the farthest thing from most Belizeans minds as they enjoyed the beautiful weather over the Easter holidays. But in just a few weeks the season will [...]