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Regent Street fire leaves another person homeless

Two consecutive pre-dawn fires, in two alleys? That’s enough to raise suspicion that a pyromaniac is on the loose. Well, Monday morning’s fire in Petticoat Alley was followed by another [...]

Government’s bookstore employees robbed at gunpoint

It has not been reported in any of the police blotters, but News Five has confirmed that the Government’s Bookstore on Gabourel Lane was the target of an armed robbery [...]

Back to school mess, trash collector says schools must now pay

While the government bookstore was hit by thieves the management of public schools received notice of a proposed new fee for garbage collection. The Belize Waste Control wrote to the [...]

Happy American only has to pay $5,000 fine for damaging reef

It is akin to a slap on the wrist for American national, forty-six year old Kirk Leslie Daughtry who will only pay what can be considered as a pittance of [...]

Do you support the introduction of cruise tourism in the Placencia peninsula?

The cruise tourism industry is facing a turbulent time and from the look of things there is more turmoil on the horizon. It recently became known that cruise tourism is [...]

Unmanned helicopter tested in Cayo; can it combat narco-trafficking?

A cutting edge military technology helicopter is being tested in Belize by the U.S. army.  The applications for the chopper are yet to be determined, but it could be a [...]

Slight improvement in regional high school exams

The preliminary results of the Caribbean Examinations Council exams also known as the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) are in and they show improvement over last year’s. A majority of [...]

Firearm and ammunition charges; one freed and one convicted

Separate trials concluded on Monday for two men charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition. While the charges were the same, the outcomes were very different. Tyson Ysaguirre was [...]

Easy Glen launches Keep Belize Clean Committee

In the scheme of things, any effort to keep under-privileged youths off the streets helps in the fight against crime. There are already a number of these initiatives in place, [...]

Disabled but not unable; group says it’s time for change

It is estimated that ten percent of the population is disabled; that’s not a small percentage. Most of them feel they have been marginalized and discriminated and they all want [...]

B.D.F. making waves in Haiti reconstruction

Haiti was rocked by a seven-point-o magnitude earthquake in January of this year and completely devastated the capital city of Port Au Prince.  Although the total number of casualties remains [...]

Belizean/American soldier returns from tour of duty in Iraq

The B.D.F. has been active in Haiti, and much further away in Iraq, a thirty-six year old Belizean/American soldier was until recently on the front lines.   Erlyn Cassasola returned to [...]

Mexico wins Miss Universe; Jamaica becomes first runner up

There was no representation from Belize in this Year’s Miss Universe pageant, in fact the last time the Jewel sent a contestant was back in 2007.  And the only time [...]