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City Council launches Adopt a Child Program

The Belize City Council launched its Adopt a Child Program this afternoon but the City Councillors aren’t exactly taking children home. They are making contributions to worthy institutions to which [...]

New tax law already faces challenge in court

The Supreme Court is crammed jam with the volume of cases, but today there is a new case that is challenging a piece of legislation that has just become law. [...]

Father and step father charged with Carnal Knowledge

Two minors have reported being sexually assaulted and threatened. The first is a sixteen year old from the Cayo District who visited police in the company of her mother. According [...]

Four tourists robbed in Caye Caulker

Four tourists who came to enjoy a week of vacations in Belize, got a rude awakening this morning when a thief entered the cabin they were occupying. One of the [...]

Custom officer in missing medicine case released

Police are pressing ahead with investigations into the missing truckload of medicines that was destined for Guatemala last Wednesday and according to Police Press Officer, Clement Palacio, they are now [...]

Guatemalan woman finally has her day in court

The murder trial of a twenty year old Guatemalan woman was adjourned today in the Supreme Court. The trial has grabbed attention for various interesting aspects. Firstly, because the woman [...]

Fuel prices soar at gas pump

You will never know from prices at the local gas pumps, but oil prices on the international market have tumbled, registering the lowest drop in the last seven weeks. Today’s [...]

Allan Slusher appointed as Chair of Central Bank

It has not yet been made public, but Allan Slusher, has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Belize for the [...]

Blackouts interrupt Albert Street business; more expected

The business community on Albert Street experienced a scheduled power outage today. According to B.E.L., the outage is the first phase of B.E.L.’s upgrade of its power lines in the [...]

HIV/AIDS batters children and adolescents …

Earlier this year, Belize’s health sector celebrated a significant milestone when no maternal or infant death was recorded in the first half of 2008. But according to the organisers of [...]

… And Belize and Stann Creek districts are worst affected

The need to close the gap in services was bolstered by the findings of a situational analysis of the Belize and Stann Creek districts that are the most affected by [...]

Controversial pageant has outraged past queen

It’s a story that has stirred the spirit of nationalism following its broadcast last night and tonight we bring you portions of yesterday’s interview with Margaret Johnson and her attempts [...]

Three murders in Belize City over the weekend

The incessant number of murders by gunfire has reached a new high with four more fatal killings over one weekend alone—three of them in Belize City! The first murder occurred [...]

Belmopan cops investigate fourth murder victim

But the killings were not confined to the deadly streets of Belize City, cops in the nation’s capital also have a murder mystery to solve tonight. Head of the National [...]

And in Cayo and Orange Walk, police find bodies of missing men

And in the Cayo District, police came across what is believed to be yet another murder this morning. The victim, twenty-four year old Pedro Guzman, recently got out of prison [...]

B.D.F. soldier takes his own life

And from murders to suicide, a Belize Defence Force soldier is dead after he reportedly took his own life with a shotgun. The eighteen year old private, Samuel Carrias, reportedly [...]

Two injured in separate Belize City shootings

There is more crime news to report. Two Belize City shootings did not result in fatalities, but did send three persons to the emergency room. Around one-ten Sunday morning police [...]

Taxi driver jacked at gunpoint, escaped unharmed

Any taxi driver who works especially late in the night will tell you that they are very discriminate when choosing passengers. But over the weekend, fifty-four Michael Hemmans erred in [...]

C.J. rules against government in referendum case

Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh handed down a decision this morning and granted judicial review in a constitutional case that challenged the Prime Minister for his government’s decision to amend the [...]

Two diplomatic appointments before the Senate

In news from the diplomatic front, there are two ambassadorial appointments that will seek approval from the Senate at its sitting tomorrow. Independent Consultant and former C.E.O., Kamela Palma, who [...]

Onion producers get relief funding

Papaya farmers are facing economic hard times, but today onion producers got a little relief. The government handed over chemicals and irrigation supplies to thirteen families in the northern village [...]

Youth Hostel hosts open day on arts and craft, hospitality

School is in recess, but instructors at the Youth Hostel on the Western Highway are busy with various activities to challenge the minds of the youth in their charge. This [...]

Miss Belize 2008-2009 crowned hush-hush pageant

The newly crowned Miss Belize visited our studios this afternoon. Yes, you heard right. She was selected and crowned over the weekend at a pageant held at a Raccoon Street [...]

RF&G Football Cup 2008 season kicked off over the weekend

Good evening, I’m James Adderley. You’re right on time for this dish of Sports Monday. We take you immediately to the M.C.C. Grounds where the RFG Cup kicked off its [...]

Former Prime Minister breaks silence on Venezuela millions

Just before five o’clock, the two-day debate for the 2008-2009 budget concluded and as expected it got the nod of the House. It was rough and tumble and boisterous during [...]