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2008 Disability Week to focus on inclusion of special need persons

“We all Bilang, we di go deh strang with Inclujan”, that’s the theme of Disability Week this year. Official activities include a Finger Spelling Bee set for tomorrow and a [...]

Regional scientists/policy makers meet to discuss climate change

Over the next three days, scientists, policy makers and communication experts from across Central America will be meeting in Belize City to discuss Climate Change within the region. According to [...]

Red Cross promotes hurricane preparedness booklets

For most Belizeans, hurricane preparedness starts when a storm is threatening our shores. But tonight the Belize Red Cross is appealing to residents to get ready early. And to help [...]

C.J. dismisses claim on Krem’s shares but radio station to pay Sagis

The business deal took place more than thirteen years ago but for one of the most powerful media houses in the country, the case of Krem Radio versus Sagis Investments [...]

Dangriga cops interdicted on brutality allegation …

Two police officers are on interdiction tonight after a prisoner reported that he was handcuffed to a hospital bed and pistol whipped. Twenty-five year old Keith Cruz was formally charged [...]

… While Belize City security guard accused in hold-up

In crime news from the old capital, a security guard is behind bars tonight, accused of trying to rob a teenager at gunpoint. According to the nineteen year old Jarrett [...]

Good Samaritan rescues woman in distress

Knights in shining armor rescuing women in distress are the stuff of storybooks but on Friday another Belize City student was more than relieved to have a Good Samaritan strapped [...]

B.E.L.: separate blackouts are Mexico’s fault

Conspiracy theorists will tell you the separate nationwide blackouts that occurred over the long weekend were messages from Belize Electricity Limited to the Public Utilities Commission. But according to a [...]

Corozal farmer wins $127,500 Lotto jackpot

The heat wave gripping Belize has most of us seeing red but tonight a Corozal farmer is seeing green after he hit last Wednesday’s Lotto jackpot. According to Santa Clara [...]

Professionals meet in Belize City for Health Metrics workshop

Better information, better decisions, better health: that’s the motto of the World Health Organization’s Health Metrics Network and it’s why statisticians and healthcare providers from nine countries are meeting in [...]

Shalini Zabaneh is 2008 Cross Country Champion

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The nineteenth Annual Female Cross Country Cycling Classic took center stage over the weekend. So we take you out to [...]

Two charged in grenade murder

The charges may or may not stick but tonight, less than a week after one person was killed and eleven others wounded by a hand grenade, two men are behind [...]

15 shotguns stolen from Belize City store

Less than a day after police destroyed a year’s worth of illegal weapons, thieves managed to restore a treasure trove of firepower to the streets. Police say sometime between eight [...]

5 charged in copper wire theft

Thieves were also busy in Bella Vista Village on Wednesday night when they visited a banana farm. But instead of fruit, their target was several hundred feet of copper wire [...]

Court will hear Chester’s case for judicial review

In mid-April, Senior Superintendent Chester Williams filed for and received permission from Justice Samuel Awich for judicial review of his transfer to a desk job in Belmopan. But after the [...]

B.E.L. rebuts P.U.C. chairman’s view on rate hikes

In response to comments made by Public Utilities Commission Chairman John Avery on our newscast on Thursday, Belize Electricity Limited has issued a statement disputing the P.U.C.’s position. According to [...]

Toledo farmers will be paid more for their rice

Yesterday we reported from the Toledo District on an overabundance of pineapples that are, as I speak, rotting in the fields. Tonight, a bit further south, it’s a different story. [...]

Paving of city streets continues …

The dry season may make us uncomfortable with heat and dust but that weather is a blessing for public works projects. And while they were a little slow off the [...]

… As mayor gears up for challenge of elections

And while most people agree that paving streets is what City Councils are supposed to do, the cynical among us see the early stirrings of next year’s municipal election campaign. [...]

Symposium looks at growth of private protected areas

This week approximately twenty-seven conservationists from around the world made their way to La Milpa Field Station in Orange Walk for a symposium on “Financial Sustainability of Private Protected Areas.” [...]

Administrative error puts dialysis patients at risk

The crisis appears to have passed but at this time yesterday almost two dozen Belizeans were literally in fear for their lives. Janelle Chanona has the alarming story. Maria Ack, [...]

Notice to Viewers

Due to the Commonwealth Day holiday, the next news broadcast will be on Tuesday, May twenty-seventh.

Minister: Review of suspicious land deals almost complete

As Deputy Prime Minister as well as Minister of Natural Resources, Gaspar Vega occupies an extremely important position in government. But for his party’s first hundred days in power, he’s [...]

P.U.C. chairman reacts to B.E.L. threats

Following the threats by B.E.L. boss Stan Marshall that the company would be forced to implement blackouts if a rate increase wasn’t approved by the Public Utilities Commission, this afternoon [...]

Ladyville babysitter charged with manslaughter

Danna Banner, the babysitter accused of causing the death of a two year-old girl in her care, was this afternoon charged with Manslaughter. Chief Magistrate Margaret Gabb remanded Banner, a [...]