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Smart strikes back at Telemedia

Since august twenty-fourth, when the government acquired Telemedia, its competitor, Smart, has come under fire. Last week, Telemedia took down Smart’s equipment from towers at Benny’s and in Ladyville, crippling [...]

More questions arise at K.H.M.H. Commission of Inquiry

The Commission of Inquiry into alleged irregularities during the period January 2007 to June 2009 at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital resumed this morning. Two persons were called to give [...]

Ministry of Health CEO testifies on his role in purchases

The afternoon session was lackluster when the second official gave testimony. Peter Allen, the C.E.O. in the Ministry of Health, was named in the audit report last week, for not [...]

Four year old child electrocuted by faulty cord

Tragedy struck late this afternoon in the Junesville Area of Belize City when a minor was electrocuted. The name of the four year old child has not been confirmed, but [...]

Boat explodes at Brown Sugar Marketplace

The tranquility of the harbor in the vicinity of Brown Sugar Marketplace in downtown Belize City was disrupted late Friday night when a fishing boat exploded shortly after ten p.m. [...]

Maya Island Air pilot dies in his apartment

And police do not suspect foul play in the death of thirty-three year old Nigel Flowers. The Maya Island Air pilot was found dead in his room at Martha’s Apartments [...]

Home invasions in Dangriga and Belize City

Turning to crime news, a seventy-eight year old man and his family were the victims of a home invasion last week, which was not reported in the police blotter until [...]

Hunter drowns in Belize River

The body of a hunter was found in the Belize River on Sunday. The mother of Bernardo Chiac, had reported that her son left home in Ontario Village in Cayo [...]

Teakettle resident chopped during brawl

While the Chiac family received bad news, another Cayo resident is lucky to be alive. On Friday night, Alexander Montero, a resident of Teakettle was brutally wounded during an incident [...]

Hurricane season 2009 comes to an end

It’s the end of November and that also means the close of the Hurricane season. Fortunately, the six month period went by without much activity even though it had an [...]

Eighteen year old charged with Carnal Knowledge

An eighteen year old teen who allegedly had sexual intercourse with a twelve year old girl finds himself in all kinds of trouble tonight. The teen, Robert Sinclair, a mechanic [...]

Police officers injured at night clubs

Last week Thursday night, a police officer was stabbed in the abdomen following an altercation at a local bar. A painter was apprehended and has been in custody since then. [...]

World leaders tackle climate change at CHOGM 2009

In news from the region, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) wrapped up on Sunday in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The organization, primarily made up of former British colonies, [...]

Day 2 of K.H.M.H. Commission of Inquiry

Today was day two of the public hearings in the Commission of Inquiry into the purchasing of medical and pharmaceutical supplies at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. More startling information [...]

K.H.M.H.’s weakest link is its revenues department

Throughout today’s session there were a number of irregularities that came to light. Deputy Auditor General, Wayne Simon, pointed out that one of the K.H.M.H.’s weakest link is its Revenues [...]

Audit team did not receive all necessary documents

Following the presentation of the audited report, Wayne Simon was questioned today about the absence of records required for the audit. While he did not want to say there was [...]

San Pedranos protest against increase in water rates

In San Pedro Town, residents took a stand today against the Public Utilities Commission’s initial decision to approve a ten point six increase in the cost of water rates beginning [...]

Body of La Democracia woman in found in yard

The body of a woman was found this afternoon in La Democracia Village about mile thirty-one off on the Western Highway. The woman fifty-nine year old Verrill Louise Brakeman was [...]

BML workers back on the job after CitCo makes small payment

There is some good news coming from City Hall. On Monday, the Belize Maintenance Limited, BML, sent home about a hundred of its sanitation workers because the Belize City Council [...]

Thirty-nine recruits join Belize Coast Guard

The Belize National Coastguard’s second passing out ceremony for recruits took place today for thirty-five new officers. The proud men and women will now begin their duties in manning our [...]

Construction worker convicted of Drug Trafficking

In the courts today, a thirty-four year old construction worker was ordered to pay up thousands of dollars because he was caught in possession of something other than his tools; [...]

Laptop with country’s birth certificate information stolen

Police are investigating the theft of a laptop that they fear could result in cases of identity theft. That’s because the stolen computer belongs to the Government of Belize and [...]

Police officer stabbed during afterhours fight

A police constable was injured during an altercation on Thursday night. P.C. Eric Patt was socializing at the Cabana Bar on East Collet Canal when he got into a fight [...]

Table tennis enthusiasts work up a sweat in workshop

And it’s not one of the dominant sports, but table tennis has been gaining popularity over the past couple years. A workshop started today at the auditorium of the Belize [...]

Spread of HIV education through music and lyrics

World Aids Day will be celebrated next week. And we found one organization that has been working tirelessly for ten years carrying a message of prevention. HIV Project is taking [...]