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Government enthusiastic over superbond approvals

Tonight the Musa administration is celebrating the news that in an “exceedingly rare” event, almost all of Belize’s bond holders have opted to participate in the country’s debt restructuring proposal. [...]

Three dead in two road accidents

Three Belizeans have been killed in two separate traffic accidents. On Tuesday night in the Toledo district sixty-three year old Mona Ellis and thirty-three year old Kenon Rodney lost their [...]

G.G. pardons convicted rapist as victim recants testimony

To our knowledge it has never happened before, but today we have received news that the Governor General, on the advice of the Belize Advisory Council, has exercised the prerogative [...]

No show juror fined for contempt; boss summoned

If you think a summons to jury duty is something to ignore you better think again … at least if the judge in question is Supreme Court Justice Adolf Lucas. [...]

Falling gate injures cruise tourist

Wednesdays are busy at the Fort Street Tourism Village and today saw five ships in the harbour, unleashing thousands of cruise visitors on the city and country. But the story [...]

New building dedicated at A.C.C.

This morning, the staff and students of the Anglican Cathedral College officially declared open their new school building. The structure is the first to be built on the campus since [...]

I.D.B. grant seeks to streamline public management

Minister of National Development Mark Espat and Financial Secretary Carla Barnett were at the Central Bank this afternoon to sign an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank that would see [...]

Young patients receive “gift of life” from Rotary

This is not the first story we’ve done on the Rotary Club’s Gift of Life Programme and we sincerely hope that it’s not the last. Today I spoke to doctors [...]

Owner of euthanized horse defends carriage trade

It’s a story that touched a nerve with viewers and by this morning, it seemed that everyone had an opinion on the injury and subsequent mercy killing of a horse [...]

Mes relieved of duties pending outcome of trial

Prime Minister Said Musa has suspended Toledo West representative Marcial Mes from his duties as Minister of State in the Ministry of National Development. Mes, allegedly under the influence of [...]

Government confirms head tax subvention for city

The Prime Minister’s office has also released a letter sent yesterday to Belize City Mayor Zenaida Moya confirming the city’s one U.S. dollar cut of the cruise ship head tax. [...]

Passport scandal laid to rest as last charges dropped

The passport scandal: it was big news back in 2002 when it was shown that hundreds, perhaps over a thousand Belize passports had been illegally sold on the global market [...]

Charged with murder, Palacio pleads guilty to manslaughter

A man accused of murder has pled guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. According to court reports, shortly after a jury was empanelled to hear the case against Alexander [...]

Grieving mothers unite to end violence

Their names were in the headlines as victims of urban violence, but while dozens of young corpses fill our cemeteries each year, the family members left behind are not grieving [...]

U.S. tourist suffers fatal heart attack at Altun Ha

A tour of Altun Ha has ended in tragedy for a cruise ship tourist. According to a police press release, around midday seventy-one year old Michael Lucas, a resident of [...]

D.F.C. hearings resume Thursday and Friday

Public hearings by the commission of Inquiry into the operations of the Development Finance Corporation will continue on Thursday and Friday of this week. According to a commission release, the [...]

City residents complain about mounting trash

The collection of garbage–or more precisely, the lack of it–is a growing issue in Belize City politics. Today some residents on the edge of downtown asked us to take a [...]

Owner’s cruelty leaves horse to die

If you’ve been following the U.S. newscasts you’ll know that a horse named Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, was injured in a subsequent race and had to be put [...]

U.S. Army brings extra medical care to Toledo villages

The U.S. military may be bogged down in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but it has not abdicated its humanitarian role in the rest of the world as Janelle Chanona [...]

Victims critical, Minister of State charged in knockdown

Traffic accidents caused by drunk drivers are not unusual in Belize, but when the man behind the wheel is an area representative and Minister of State, what would otherwise be [...]

Four shooting incidents keep city cops busy

Also fighting for life at the K.H.M.H. is twenty-six year old Emrick Meggs. Meggs, who was the first victim in a series of shootings over the weekend, caught a bullet [...]

Three charged with murder conspiracy

Despite the large number of shootings over the weekend, authorities are saying it could have been worse, as three men were arrested before they could commit what police say was [...]

Police Constable found guilty of Manslaughter

In the Supreme Court this afternoon police constable Burton Caliz was found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of Leroy Pilgrim. The killing took place at San Pedro in [...]

National Tourism Awards honours industry’s best

On Friday night the Belize Tourism Board hosted the annual National Tourism Awards. A total of fourteen people and organisations were honoured across a wide range of categories. Hotel of [...]

B.T.L. hosts CANTO annual general meeting

Taking place in Belize City this week is the annual general meeting of CANTO, the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Organizations. Opening ceremonies were held Sunday night at the Radisson, [...]