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B.D.F. finishes second round of taekwondo training

We checked in today on the second batch of B.D.F. soldiers who participated in Taekwondo training provided by the instructors from the Taiwanese army. Also participating, were a handful of [...]

Latin Grammy Award Winning Reggaeton artist visits Belize

Panamanian Latin Grammy Award Winning Reggaeton artist DJ Flex Nigga is in the country for two weekend performances.  The artist with the controversial name is famous for his romantic hit [...]

Healthy Living opens its eyes

Taking an eye test is an easy and uncomplicated procedure, one that should be done at least once for the year.  There are organizations that offer the test for free [...]

Shooting was a freak accident

The condition of nineteen year old Ahmad Nah remains much the same; Nah is breathing through life support equipment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Police are treating the shooting [...]

Police officer and B.D.F. soldier behind bars for kidnapping and burglary

A police officer and a Belize Defense Soldier are sitting behind the bars of the Hattieville Prison tonight. They are accused of assaulting a minor and robbing a resident of San [...]

Minor beaten by his girlfriend’s father

A prominent Belize City cardiologist is said to be embroiled in a huge scandal that has to do with the romantic relationship between his daughter and a high school student. [...]

Family of battered teen wants justice

Carlos and Sarli Zelaya say their son has been dating Gough’s daughter for the past two years and that he was well acquainted with her family.  It is alleged that [...]

Cyclist shot three times in the old capital

Another night in the old capital and another Belize City resident has been shot.  This latest act of violence occurred on the south side of the city, on a street [...]

Cab driver taken on a drive at gun point

On Tuesday, we told you about an ammunition bust on Cairo Street that led to the arrest of former high school student, Mark Usher Junior, of Faber’s Road. Well today, [...]

Vacationing US national busted with weed

Thirty-one year old Winston Wesley Brininstool, a U.S. national backpacking through Belize, interrupted his vacation when he was intercepted with a small amount of weed. He was charged by Belize [...]

Closing arguments made in landmark land case against govt.

Closing arguments were made today in the land case between Benque Viejo businessman, Samuel Bruce and the Government.  Attorney for Bruce, Senior Counsel Said Musa and Priscilla Banner for the [...]

Local winners of Fifteenth Karate Championships

Over the past weekend athletes from all seven Central American countries were at the City Center for the Fifteenth Karate Championships for the region. It was the first time that [...]

Paula Vasquez wins ninety thousand dollar Lotto draw

Lotto faithfuls would know by now that since the start of this week there have been no draws and ticket sales have been suspended. That’s because the contract that Tropical [...]

Creativity sprouts at Belize Garden Club’s display

If you would like to feast your eyes, head out to St Mary’s School where members of the Belize Garden Club are displaying their own hand made creations.  Aside from [...]

Indian High Commissioner donates cricket equipment to Nazarene High

The governor general, Sir Colville Young, is known for his generous donations of music equipment to educational facilities throughout the country.  This afternoon, Sir Colville made a presentation to a [...]

Senators raise more questions about Attorney General

The Senate met for part of the day in Belmopan to consider the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution that went through its second and third reading in the House on [...]

Pellet gun injury leaves Ahmad Nah brain dead

A nineteen year old resident of Camalote Village is tonight clinging to life after being shot in the head by a minor.  The family of Ahmad Nah has reported that [...]

Landowner, Samuel Bruce, fights GOB for his acres

We have been following the legal battle between a civilian and the government over a property in Benque Viejo del Carmen. The trial inched one step closer to completion today [...]

Does Bruce want a war with the government?

The government’s attorney, Priscilla Banner, argued that the motive for acquiring the land is reasonable since it is for the improvement of education.  But Musa countered that Benque Viejo is [...]

‘To lash or not to lash?’ Senators discuss corporal punishment

Parliamentarians from both sides of the House got into feisty debate over corporal punishment last Friday. While the debate in the Senate was less emotional, Senators from across the aisle [...]

Task force appointed to find alternatives to corporal punishment

While the images of last Friday’s protest are still fresh in everyone’s mind, things have quickly swung around at the Ministry of Education, which has now appointed a task force [...]

Patrick Faber readily admits that he is ambitious

As we reported, the Education and Training Bill was passed by the Senate today. The man who steered the controversial Bill in the House last Friday, was the Minister of [...]

Education Minister says teachers were ignorant

But there is one constituency the Minister will need given his political ambitions. That’s the unions who are vex, in fact downright angry, with him. And that bad blood just [...]

Caye Caulker resident gets five years for stabbing teen

A farmer who stabbed a fourteen year old girl from Caye Caulker multiple times in 2004, today pleaded guilty to use of deadly means of harm with intent to cause [...]

Mark Usher Jr. charged for illegal ammunition

He was kicked out of high school in January after he was charged with Attempted Murder for a stabbing incident on Fabers Road that landed one man in the hospital. [...]