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Tourism industry hit by U.S. financial crisis

If you’ve been paying attention to the U.S. media, you would not have missed the fact that the U.S. is in the midst of a financial crisis. Banks, brokerage houses [...]

G.O.B. projections in windfall tax in jeopardy

In other news caused by the economic crisis, much decreased crude oil prices have forced the government to revisit its revenue from the recently implemented windfall tax. Back in July [...]

More trouble in transportation industry

There is never a dull moment and there is more trouble brewing in the bus transportation industry and this time the opening salvo is coming from none other than National [...]

Financial crunch affects CMC

And tonight there are some disturbing reports that affect our regional programming. In a release late this evening, the C.M.C., which produces Caribbean Newsline that airs immediately following our daily [...]

Mayor hit by new round of financial allegations

As the political heat begins to turn up leading to March 2009 City Council elections, allegations and counter-allegations are flying from camp to camp. And tonight Belize City Mayor Zenaida [...]

Four year old child dies in Orange Walk fire

And from Belize City to Orange Walk Town where a mid-morning fire took the life of a little girl. Four year old, Ellyahnah Guy perished in the flames that started [...]

Four bandits jack BWEL depot

Violence and crime – they are regulars in this newscast and today is no different. And at around three thirty this afternoon, Belize Western Energy Limited (BWEL) was hit by [...]

P.M. reacts to Corruption Perception Index

Last week Transparency International released its 2008 Corruption Perceptions Index … and the news was bad for Belize. The jewel ranked, a hundred and nine out of one hundred and [...]

Willows Bank robbery and kidnapping; villager charged

Illegal weapons, robbery, and kidnapping – in Willows Bank. That’s where it all happened. At eight-fifteen p.m. in the village last Friday, twenty-nine year old taxi driver Fausto Lopez left [...]

Belize City man charged with incest

A thirty-five year old driver of Belize City was charged with incest today and is behind bars for allegedly impregnating his thirteen year old daughter. The man, a naturalized Belizean, [...]

Kenton Blanco charged for counterfeit notes

You may have heard of the circulation of counterfeit notes. And today in Magistrates’ Court, former Anglican Cathedral College messenger, twenty-six year old Kenton Blanco, was charged with two counts [...]

Two busted with two pounds of cocaine in Cowpen

Two people, including a Belizean have been charged with Drug Trafficking after they were busted with almost two pounds of cocaine. At around three-thirty on Monday afternoon police searched thirty [...]

Three more charged with burglary of Prosser

In other news from the Magistrates’ Court, three more persons were charged in connection with the burglary of Prosser Agrochemical, located at seventy-one North Front Street. The trio: nineteen year [...]

UB launches Agriculture Degree programme

It is usual that you hear of degrees in Business and Social Sciences, Arts and Education and Sciences as the programmes that are offered by the University of Belize. But [...]

Calvary Temple gets new cafeteria

It’s a project that kicked off in June and continued throughout the summer break. And now the children of Calvary Temple Primary in Belize City are the enjoying the fruits [...]

Parenting class opens at Yabra Community Policing Centre

Parenting is an endless job that no one gets a chance to study but rather master just from the experience it brings. But today a group of mostly younger parents [...]

Marion Williams turns 104

Senior Citizens Week kicked off on Sunday and there are plenty activities organized to honour our older members of society and highlight their contributions and experiences. And while Belize boasts [...]

San Pedro man beats the murder rap

San Pedro resident Miguel Angel Orrego celebrated his birthday day the best way any man on remand can as he walked away free of murder and manslaughter charges today. After [...]

Cezch national expelled for visa violation after airport scare

While Orrego walked free, a Czech national got his marching orders when he appeared in court today. Forty-three year old Tomas Kahan, who caused a bomb scare last Friday at [...]

Nigeymon Bevans now faces rape and kidnapping charges

In other news from the courts, last month charges of Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Imprisonment were struck out against Nigeymon Bevans because the case file was not available. Bevans was [...]

Kareem Smith appears in court for unlicensed firearm

You previously heard of him following the May eighteenth Grenade explosion and today twenty-two year old Kareem Smith, a fisherman of Junesville, Belize City, was back in court. Smith has [...]

B.T.B. clerk charged for sale of invalid tour guide license

It was a busy day in court today. Twenty-two year old Rushelly Smith, a data entry clerk at Belize Tourism Board, was arrested by the police on Friday after they [...]

St. Mathew’s bandits get away with firearms and ammo

Right after the Belize City robbery of JB Security by armed bandits, two other thieves robbed a villager of St. Mathews and made good their escape in a blue Toyota [...]

Garden City business jacked of computer and camera

Belmopan police are trying to close in on the thief or thieves who broke into a business and made off with electronic equipment worth over six thousand dollars. The burglary [...]

Five injured in Boom/Hattieville Road traffic accident

Marion Ali is just back from a traffic accident on the Boom/Hattieville Road. Five persons were injured and hospitalized. The incident occurred shortly before five this evening at the entrance [...]