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Murder and Robbery of Scotia Bank, Spanish Lookout branch

Five thieves hit a bank in Spanish Lookout today in one of the biggest and deadliest bank heists in recent times. They got away with a large sum of money [...]

Shooting on Central American Boulevard

And in the City, the area of Central American Boulevard near its intersection with Fabers Road has long been the scene of a number of shooting incidents. That area is [...]

Viewers get they say in Channel 5’s poll

And turning to our first question for this week. Given the level of crime, Do you at this time support the cuts made to the budget of the police department? [...]

Who can move the Chief Justice before he’s ready?

There was rampant speculation today that Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh had been placed on pre-retirement leave of seventy days. But when we checked the courts we found him sitting on [...]

Seven in favour and five senators vote against budget

In Spanish Lookout today, a bank heist, ended with the murder of a security officer. The thirty-two year old was killed on the spot when five thieves jacked the Scotiabank. [...]

Unions say no but church says yes to increased taxes

The two groups which represent most Belizeans outside of party colors are the National Trade Union Congress of Henry and the Churches.  Representatives on the behalf of both groups spoke [...]

Senator Hulse says Business tax will see increased electricity costs

As we told you earlier Senator Godwin Hulse did not support the budget in line with the position taken by the Belize Chamber of Commerce. When he took the floor [...]

Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act, 2010

The senate today also debated the Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Act, 2010 which was first tabled in the House last week and was lost in the budget debate. Senators [...]

Krooman Lagoon back in government coffers

A decision in the case against Belize City businessman Jitendra Chawla, proprietor of Xtra House, and the Government of Belize was handed down this morning by Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh.  [...]

Rose Classic International, an alternative to crime

Four years ago Belizean-American Cleon Hyde, while on vacation in the country decided on an initiative that would deter city youths on school break from crime and violence.  He pitched [...]

Tourist acquitted of charges he assaulted a cop

Remember Woodrow Gabourel? He is the sixty-one year whose visit to Belize turned nightmarish. On March twenty-second, we shared with you Gabourel’s unfortunate run-in with the law when he was [...]

Convicted U.S. Child Molester gets sentenced

Robert Snyder, the convicted child molester who was caught in Belize, was sentenced today in Fort Collins Colorado.  Snyder was on probation for abusing young boys when he fled to [...]

The heat is turning up on KTV Latino!

KTV Latino … One performer will bow out, the remaining six will be revealed when the show kicks off tonight. They are already prepped and eager to get on stage [...]

Two men perish over the weekend in the murder capital

The budget for the police department is being slashed in the upcoming financial year which begins April first and law and order is expected to come under more strain. March [...]

Cayo accident claims the life of a mother and wife

Meanwhile, a woman lost her life on the highway also over the weekend. Forty-six year old Leticia Marva Garcia, a resident of Unitedville in the Cayo District, was in a [...]

Toddler drowns in River

There is another fatality to report. The lifeless body of two-year old Kelisha Kelly was found floating in the Belize River on Sunday morning by a Belize City resident traveling [...]

Draconian Legislation introduced

The budget debate took up the largest part of the proceedings in the House of Representatives last week so few persons noted that an alarming piece of legislation was sneaked [...]

Chamber of Commerce concerned about tax increases

A slew of taxes to be imposed to bridge the sixty million dollar plus financial gap in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year will prove to have far-flung effects [...]