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Local tour guides protected, but will CSME countries accept it?

Cruise tourism is a multimillion dollar industry that is powerful enough to sway the economy.  Any major interference such as an international terrorism threat or a natural disaster can topple [...]

Kirk Smith Jr. charged for Murder of Eyan Arnold

Thirty-five year old Eyan Arnold was laid to rest today. While his family and friends said their final farewells, eighteen year old Kirk Smith Jr. was escorted to Magistrate’s Court [...]

Minor sets her room on fire

Arson—it’s an offence that makes the news very often; but when the charge is brought against a twelve year old, it raises serious concern and begs a much closer look.  [...]

Two men shot at corner of Plues and Berkeley Streets

There was another barrage of bullets on the south side on Thursday night. It happened in one of the City’s most deadly war zones—an area bordered by two rival gangs.  [...]

Four new magistrates sworn in

There are some new faces in the Magistracy.  Today four new magistrates took the oath and will replace four others who for one reason or another, will move on from [...]

Viewers respond in poll about tourism industry

The controversy in the cruise tourism industry over the exclusive contract between Carnival Cruise Lines and Chukka/Bakabush Tours left the Federation of Cruise Associations of Belize (FECTAB) crying foul spawned [...]

Two men freed of murder charge

Two of five men—accused of the October second, 2009 murder of 20-year-old Randy Coye—walked free when Chief Magistrate Margaret Gabb McKenzie upheld a submission made by the men’s defense attorney.  [...]

Eight years for snatching woman’s chain

He scored a gold chain worth a hundred and twenty-five dollars when he robbed Virginia Mendez on January twenty-seventh. But thirty-six year old Fernando Elijio now has to pay for [...]

Will Rural South Minister join San Pedro mayor against oil exploration?

The Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage has garnered support and membership from environmental groups as well as major stakeholders in industries that can be affected by an oil spill.  [...]

Son speaks out against father’s gambling addiction

In countries like the United States, gambling is not permitted in most states. And that is because many communities are not prepared for the complications that normally follow gambling operations.  [...]

Single and unemployed mother needs your help

The Poverty Alleviation report highlights the southernmost district of Toledo as being the area with the highest number of people beneath the poverty line nationally.  But residents of Belize City [...]

Singers ready for National Song Competition

At least twenty songs were submitted for the National Song competition and the artists are getting ready to take over the stage at the Memorial Park. That’s where the big [...]

One performer will not take the stage

While most performers are touching up their gig for tomorrow, one artist has opted out of the competition after several ups and downs with the organizers. According to Melonie Gillett, [...]

Julio and Vanesa, surgery and recovery before nuptial bliss

ulio Escalante and Vanesa Ramos—Channel Five’s reality wedding couple—had their plans derailed by an unfortunate traffic mishap on July seventh. Julio and Vanesa would have said their “I do’s” this [...]

Safiyyah’s groovy weekend party and entertainment updates

Do Fridays mean happy hour and clubbing for you? Do you want to dance to female DJs? If you do or just want to be in the know, then you [...]