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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 [...]