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Will Barack Obama visit Belize?

Is Barack Obama coming to Belize? That’s the question that was put to the new United States Ambassador who began his diplomatic mission to Belize last month. Vinai Thummalapally is [...]

Couple accuses area representative of ordering detention

Turning to domestic politics, remember Juan Coy? He was the Minister of State from the south who was stripped of his portfolio in March because of allegations that he instructed [...]

Cayo police still searching for clues in Mario Chi’s murder

And in the west, a Santa Elena taxi driver was murdered in cold blood in front of his family on Sunday night and today the police are still searching for [...]

Twenty-five years for fatal shooting over horse saddle

And a former basketball player is settling in at the Hattieville prison because that’s where he will spend the next twenty-five years of his life over a horse saddle. Thirty-three [...]

Man admits to killing wife and changes plea twice

It is the second time that Cecil Gabourel is appearing before Justice Adolph Lucas for the stabbing death of his wife on December twenty-fifth, 2006. In the first case, he [...]

Husband, wife and son-in-law busted with 2 ounces of weed

After an early morning bust, police carted off a husband and wife, along with their son-in-law and his friend to the Queen Street police station. At around eight this morning, [...]

US ambassador weighs in on gov’t takeover of Telemedia

Earlier in the newscast we told about today’s press conference with U.S. Ambassador Thummalapally. The head of the mission touched on a wide range of issues including the August compulsorily [...]

Thummalapally commends OAS for work with Belize/Guatemala

And the problem of illegal communities that spring up along the Belizean side of the border has been exacerbated by the incursion of Guatemalan xateros and farmers clearing land in [...]

Situation in Honduras reaching boiling point

The Ambassador also touched on the situation in Honduras where the political pressure is close to boiling point as a result of the June twenty-eighth arrest of President Manuel Zelaya. [...]

Shipyard welder electrocuted while working on boat

In a tragic incident in the Orange Walk District, a Mennonite welder of Shipyard was killed after he was accidentally electrocuted. On Monday, thirty-seven year old David Schmidt was welding [...]

Belize strategically positioned to benefit from Merida Initiative

In Belmopan, one of the more important topics of the media discussion with Ambassador Thummalapally is the Merida Initiative. It is a partnership of the United States with governments in [...]

Leader of Opposition speaks on crime and evidence bill

The People’s United Party met on Saturday in San Ignacio and settled an agreement to transfer the ownership of Belize Times, Vibes Radio and Independence Hall to a trust to [...]

Regional fishing industry workshop in the Jewel

The fisheries industry is the fourth largest foreign exchange earner and over two thousand persons depend directly on fishing to earn a living. Today, CARICOM delegates of the African, Caribbean [...]

Zee Edgell receives honorary doctorate from UWI

Belizean Author, Zee Edgell, has spent many books including In Times Like These, Festival of San Joaquin and the most renowned, Beka Lamb. Over the past weekend, Edgell travelled to [...]

Soulful gospel CD released by Burrell Boom duo

Music is a form of communication and a duo released a CD that is expected to send a message to its listeners. Sharon Humes and Melissa Mossiah, known as Autumn’s [...]

A nurse wins $50,000 lotto jackpot

It’s the perfect time to play the game because the Lotto jackpot is hot. After a farmer took home the October fourteenth winnings and twenty persons shared the October seventeenth [...]