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Education Bill passes, but corporal punishment on hold

It was a busy day in Belmopan today. Teachers demonstrated outside the National Assembly, while inside the parliamentarians went head to head over the Education and Training Bill. The contentious [...]

Two thousand teachers protest Minister of Education’s bill

It is one of the largest demonstrations against this government, and the ire of the teachers had been building up for some time. Estimates are as high as two thousand [...]

Several Belize City schools closed during protest

While all the action was in Belmopan, where teachers from all branches of the Belize National Teachers Union marched on Independence Hill, in Belize City some schools closed their doors for [...]

Police haul in twenty kilos of cocaine

It is one of the biggest drug busts in recent memory. On Thursday, police seized a whopping twenty kilos, that’s over forty-five pounds of suspected cocaine. San Ignacio police, acting [...]

Dwayne Evelyn charged with murder of Peter Myvett

Four men have been charged in connection with two murders this week.  In the first instance, Dwayne Evelyn was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Margaret Gabb this afternoon for Wednesday’s shooting [...]

Co-workers accused in killing of Kaluru Oloungududu

Meanwhile for the stabbing murder of Nigerian security guard, Kaluru Oloungududu early Monday morning, cops have brought a joint charge of murder against three men, two of who were his [...]

Police officer charged with murder

Also in court, this morning Justice Troadio Gonzalez empanelled the jury to hear the case against interdicted officer Richard Polonio, who was attached to the patrol branch. Polonio was initially [...]

Ex-cop freed of extortion charge; plans to sue Police Dept.

Meanwhile, it turned out better for another ex-cop who was on trial. Francis Ogaldez was accused of extorting four hundred dollars from Ladyville residents, Windell White and his common-law-wife, Sonia [...]

Sparks fly over lawyer’s appointment as attorney general

Last year the government introduced the Belize Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Bill and held consultations nationwide. The Bill came under fire from the public which has caused the government to abandon [...]

Frankie Rhys dies on the morning before his benefit concert

Musicians, unionists, educators and students are mourning the passing of popular jazz musician and educator, Frankie Rhys.  Rhys battled diabetes for twenty five years and his health condition turned for [...]

Single mothers complete Women’s Department skills training program

Forty-seven single mothers who took advantage of the Support Single Mothers in Belize City project will tonight be recognized at a commencement ceremony. They are the second set of women [...]

Kinich Ahau Art Festival opens display at the Image Factory

At the Image Factory tonight, the Kinich Ahau Art Festival is launching a unique art exhibition, special brochure and video documentary on the local wood carving industry. The brochure features [...]

Japan Day and an Evening with the Stars in the city this weekend

Just in case you don’t have plans to travel outside of Belize City, well you can still attend City based events throughout the weekend that will keep you entertained and [...]