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B.E.L. warns of blackouts if rates don’t rise 25 percent

Belize Electricity Limited has been making its case for months—first with a special application and shortly afterward under its annual rate review—that skyrocketing oil prices have necessitated an increase in [...]

F.I.U. case against Belize Bank adjourned again

The case of the Financial Intelligence Unit versus the Belize Bank and its President, Philip Johnson, was once again adjourned, this time until the next Director of Public Prosecutions decides [...]

Belize City man run down and shot for “old beef”

A twenty-two year old student will not be able to sit exams because he is recuperating from injuries suffered when he was knocked down and shot. The assault reportedly occurred [...]

Cops looking for “person of interest” in grenade murder

Police are tonight reporting that they have one person detained for questioning and are looking for another in connection with Sunday night’s grenade attack on Mayflower Street. According to the [...]

Corozal youth drowns in Progresso Lagoon

A young man from the Corozal District has died, apparently of drowning. Police report that seventeen year old Hilmar Lino of Progresso Village and four others went fishing Tuesday evening [...]

Police destroy year’s worth of confiscated guns

Every year or so the police publicly dispose of all the crime related firearms they have confiscated in the course of their work. And while criminals don’t seem to have [...]

Dangriga man says cops beat him in hospital bed …

Accusations of police brutality are commonplace on this newscast, but tonight there is a particularly serious allegation coming out of Dangriga. Among the list of crimes in this morning’s police [...]

… While burglary suspect alleges more brutality in San Pedro

There are serious doubts regarding his innocence of a major burglary in San Pedro, but there are perhaps more troubling questions over how police handled his detention. In addition to [...]

Insurance companies unite to promote professional training

As I speak, insurance companies and agents are gathering at the Belize Biltmore Plaza. The occasion is the launch of their newest body, The Insurance Institute of Belize. This afternoon [...]

4-H promotes walk against child hunger

The World Food Program estimates that every day around fifty-nine million children go to school hungry. While the increase in the number of feeding programmes in Belize has greatly assisted [...]