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Gas leak causes dramatic explosion in Belize City

It’s one of those things we usually ask ourselves when we leave home: “Did I turn off the stove?” Tonight it seems one businesswoman forgot to check and what happened [...]

GOB calls for official inquiry into border incident

The Government of Belize has requested a formal investigation into the latest incident along the Belize/Guatemala border. According to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lisa Shoman, following a report made by [...]

Seven new companies to start drilling for oil…

Meanwhile, this afternoon Minister of Natural Resources Florencio Marin officially granted seven companies permission to prospect for oil in Belize. According to a press release issued today, the contracts signed [...]

…while pump prices go up again

But while the search for more oil continues, prices at the gas pump continue to go up. As of midnight on Thursday, the price of regular fuel increased by ten [...]

Fight between banana workers ends in bloodshed

In crime news, a fight between two banana workers in the Stann Creek district has left both men hospitalised. According to police, around six-thirty Thursday morning, work gang captains Santiago [...]

Y.E.S. donates stationery to needy children

This morning Youth Enhancement Services handed over exercise books and pencils to four primary schools in the Belize District for distribution to children in need. According to Outreach Coordinator at [...]

Excelsior students say “No!” to drugs/violence

Crime and violence in Belize is often linked to the drug trade. Earlier this week I visited one Belize City school that’s taking on both issues at once. Kamaal Nunez, [...]

Belize celebrates World Food Day with a fair

Today is World Food Day and to celebrate the event, farmers, chefs and nutritionists laid out a spread that would make anyone hungry. Jacqueline Godwin, Reporting Today forty-three food stalls [...]

Central America cuisine highlighted in exhibition

Still on the subject of food, this morning the Image Factory launched “A Feast for the Senses: Central American Cuisine”. According to John Morris, Director of Research and Education at [...]

Local entertainers release second CD

They made a splash on the Belizean music scene a couple years ago with their hit “Sugar Daddy” and today Belizean Entertainment is hoping history will repeat itself for its [...]

Taiwanese technology on display at House of Culture

While Belize’s economy hasn’t diversified into the manufacturing sector just yet, when it comes to using electronics, we can figure out the most complicated devices. And that’s exactly what Marion [...]