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Charges finally filed in diver’s death … 7 months too late

It was a vacation tragedy even more dramatic than that chronicled in the film “Open Water.” And like that dive disaster, the events that unfolded in October 2005 off Belize’s [...]

Escaped prisoner convicted and sentenced in absentia

He may be an escaped convict on the run, but that did not stop Ernest Hinds from being convicted and sentenced for an assortment of crimes. Today Chief Magistrate Herbert [...]

Defendant walks as victim, 8 witnesses decline to testify

A former prisoner accused of attempted murder was set free today because the victim and eight other witnesses refused to testify against him. According to court reports, in June 2004, [...]

New newspaper

Belize’s newest entry into the journalism business, the Independent Reformer, hit the stands today. According to its inaugural editorial, the paper “contains almost no hard news” and will instead “focus [...]

Belize will host thousand strong

Belizeans of a certain age may recall the days when Belize’s territorial integrity was bolstered by a robust contingent of over a thousand British soldiers and air force personnel. These [...]

Y.E.S. cites progress, problems of fighting abuse

In 2004, the Youth Enhancement Services launched a campaign aimed at reducing sexual abuse and exploitation of young women and girls. Today Y.E.S. held a press conference to update the [...]

Harpy eagle celebrates 4th anniversary at zoo

Viewers of this newscast will recall that one annual event we never miss is the birthday of April the Tapir at the Belize Zoo. Well, for the last four years [...]