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Committee planning major bashment for September

The official September Celebrations calendar kicks off on the thirty-first of August and runs to the twenty-second of September. And though it may seem premature, the National September Celebrations Committee [...]

Heavy rains ruin roads, spawn floods

The weather: it’s a subject that everybody talks about but nobody can even hope to influence. It does influence us though as the almost week of stormy weather nationwide is [...]

Belmopan hole is dry, says oil company

The company was on a hot streak, batting four for four in its search for oil at Spanish Lookout. Today, however, Belize Natural Energy announced that its latest effort–the re-opening [...]

Tourism Board, PACT donate pickups to B.D.F.

A couple of weeks ago, the Belize Tourism Board added some muscle to the Tourism Police in the form of some much needed communication and transportation equipment. Today, that effort [...]

Scouts office burgled … again

It’s one of the strongest players in efforts to put our country’s young people on the right path, but today the Scout Association of Belize is suffering. Over the weekend [...]

Defendant bolts from court, caught after scuffle

He was originally charged for theft, but if police have their way, thirty-three year old Lester Smith will face a whole lot more. This afternoon Smith, who appeared before Magistrate [...]

Pat Bennett will head Methodist schools

She gained her original fame from her abilities involving a bat, ball and glove … but as time goes by Pat Bennett is more likely to be remembered for her [...]

B.D.F. personnel receive AIDS education

This week approximately twenty soldiers from the Belize Defence Force are participating in an HIV/AIDS workshop at Price Barracks. But it’s not your run of the mill education session; instead [...]

… but mandatory testing will stay

But while the B.D.F. is finding a way to deal with the invasion of HIV into its ranks, it is at the same time trying to deal with its controversial [...]

Dead manatees may have been hit by boat

Today researchers are still not certain what may have caused the deaths of a mature female manatee and her calf. On Monday employees of Duke Marine at mile four and [...]

KTV down to final four

First, an announcement. The KTV finals scheduled for tonight at the Palm Court have been postponed due to the inclement weather. The competition, however, has been set for Wednesday night–that’s [...]

He held workers’ passports … but is it a crime?

Tales of modern day indentured servitude have long been circulated in Belize, centring largely on the East Indian and Mainland Chinese communities. Young men and women are said to come [...]

Four injured in drunken machete brawl

Question: What do you get when you mix large amounts of alcohol and some sharp machetes? Answer: a busy night in the emergency room. On Friday night, Alta Vista Village [...]

Newborn baby left on Roaring Creek doorstep

Medical authorities are asking the public’s assistance tonight to help a mother who may need some medical care … and perhaps a strong shoulder to lean on. Around seven-thirty this [...]

Ground saturated; more rain could bring floods

Depending on where you live, the rain has been coming down for the last four or five days. That may not be so unusual for late June … but with [...]

High prices, strong production help citrus farmers

The news from the citrus industry continues to be upbeat. With the processing of oranges due to end on June thirtieth, the Citrus Growers Association is reporting a significant rise [...]

Six more P.U.P. standard bearers selected

Six more standard bearers for the next general election have been selected by the People’s United Party. In Cayo Northeast former San Ignacio Mayor Orlando Habet defeated Luis Lisbey by [...]

Newborn manatee and mother found dead

It has yet to be examined by fisheries personnel but this female manatee, apparently killed while giving birth, was found floating in the sea near mile four and a half [...]

Guatemala and Belize sign trade agreement

It’s easy to be pessimistic about any settlement of Guatemala’s long standing territorial claim against Belize … but that doesn’t mean that relations between the two countries must remain forever [...]

Anthea Sutherland tops M & M cycling tour

Good evening. I?m James Adderley welcoming you to this edition of Sports Monday. The M & M Female Cycle Tour concluded over the weekend, and these are the early morning [...]

Benque taxi driver found dead in Roaring Creek

Belmopan police are tonight investigating a homicide following the discovery of a body in Roaring Creek Village. The victim has been identified as thirty year old Selvin Santos, a taxi [...]

Accused burglar shot by police in front of court house

An official investigation is underway tonight after police shot a man just outside the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. We are not sure if thirty-two year old Gareth Humes knew that [...]

P.U.C.: VoIP verdict is fair and legal

The verdict is in on VoIP and according to the Public Utilities Commission, if the service provider isn’t licensed in Belize, it ain’t legal. According to the P.U.C., in its [...]

Convicted killer sentenced to 13 years behind bars

A man convicted of manslaughter in the Belize City Supreme Court has been sentenced to thirteen years behind bars. This morning Justice Troadio Gonzalez told the defendant Trevor Gill, “For [...]

Witness charged with fabricating evidence

In other news from the courts, today a witness who changed his story on the stand during a murder trial has been charged for the offence. Donald Gaskin appeared before [...]