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Mayas converge in city for land rights case…

In October of 2007, the Chief Justice ruled in favour of the Mayan Leaders’ Alliance and the Toledo Alcaldes’ Association in a civil suit over communal land rights for the [...]

…But stand divided over the issue

That was the legal battle in court, and outside it was evident that the Mayas were a divided house today. In fact, while their common concerns are over land rights, [...]

Maya supporters made it to city despite transport problems

But up until almost the eleventh hour the supporters of the Toledo Alcaldes’ Association and the Maya Leaders Alliance were not certain that they would be able to make the [...]

Caneros block association’s 1.8 million dollar program

United Cane Farmers, the breakaway group of caneros from Orange Walk and Corozal districts were in court again today, this time to challenge the issue of the Quality Improvement Program. [...]

Cost of potatoes going up by a dollar…

Potatoes and lettuce, they are constant on dinner tables and indeed you can’t have rice and beans without potato or garden salad. There was a scarcity of both staples in [...]

…And vegetable importers blame minister

We also found importers disgruntled at having to pay up to two hundred and ten dollars for the hundred pound sack of potatoes. The twenty-two members of the Belize Vegetable [...]

Agriculture C.E.O. says minister approved importer license

When we checked with the Ministry of Agriculture, C.E.O., Gabino Canto told News Five that the decision on who got the new permits, was sanctioned by his boss, the minister. [...]

Highlights from National Festival of Arts day two

And if you can’t afford potatoes, you can head to the Bliss for a great treat. Day two of the National Festival of Arts was held today at the Bliss [...]

Fire Service gets four trucks with right hand steering

The National Fire Service has obtained eight new fire trucks from the United Kingdom, but they may prove to be troublesome. The trucks, purchased for a hefty price of almost [...]

Teacher accused in rape of 14 year old student

There are strong allegations coming from a mother who hails from Orange Walk Town. It starts with a fourteen year old student from a public school who was looking forward [...]

Robbers target barbershop in Belize City

In another crime, a barbershop was robbed around three Tuesday afternoon in Belize City. Patrons say that three masked men entered the East Canal side business and robbed businessman Haissam [...]

Man shot five times in front of store

A Belize City resident was shot several times Tuesday night. The details are still sketchy and police are puzzled about the cause of this latest shooting which occurred a few [...]