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3 charged for the murder of Nigerian taxi man

Police believe they have the man who pulled the trigger on Francis Chukwu, a Nigerian taxi driver, who had moved to Belize with his kids to better his life. Kendale [...]

Vendors voice more complaints about Michael Finnegan Market

It was the last shopping day for the outgoing year at the new Michael Finnegan Market, formerly known as Queen Square Market. And it did not go down smoothly. The [...]

CitCo says market solutions are in the pipeline

But according to City Council Market Clerk, Michael Theus, the kinks can be worked out it will take some time. Theus also says the vendors need to abide by the [...]

GOB applies to buy power from Mexico and sell to B.E.L.

The Belize Electricity Limited has for years been purchasing power directly from Mexico’s Comision Federal Electricidad. But that can now change since the Government has applied to the Public Utilities [...]

Will electricity rates increase in 2011?

But what can Belizeans expect in terms of electricity rates for 2011?  Well, that is still up in the air, according to Young, because there are many factors that have [...]

Guatemalan woman has 15 year sentence for manslaughter reduced to 6 years

Yanira Escobar, is a Guatemalan national also known as Dominga Fernandez, who has been in jail since July 2005. Hers is one of the rare cases of a woman being [...]

U.S. students complete greenhouse project at liberty Children’s Home

Cilantro, cabbage, tomato and even pumpkins are usually bought at the West Collet Canal market. But because of a greenhouse project, the Liberty Children’s Home in Ladyville will have the [...]

New Year wishes from Belize City residents

It’s New Year ’s Eve and in Belize City many are preparing to say goodbye to the economic woes of the past year.  We took to the streets to find [...]

2 cops get bail at Magistrates and Supreme Court

We told you earlier Yanira Escobar’s fifteen year sentence has been reduced to six years for manslaughter. While she will still start the New Year behind bars, two cops who [...]

13 year old girl among 4 persons arrested for weed

Four persons were taken into police custody on Thursday night after a police search led to the discovery of almost a quarter pound of suspected cannabis at a house on [...]

The New Year’s parties happening this weekend

It’s the countdown to 2011 and most people are looking for the hottest party spot to greet the New Year. Our usual entertainment host, Safiyyah is under the weather, but [...]

The New Year revelry in foreign countries

It’s one of the busiest days in the entertainment calendar. The minutes are ticking away to usher in the New Year. In the City, many will be heading to the [...]

Belizean is welcomed home after a month in Guatemalan prison

A Belizean who was wrongfully imprisoned returned home today to a warm welcome and just in the nick of time for the New Year. Dennis Gonguez was on an excursion [...]

Police Sergeant and family left homeless after Wednesday night blaze

Many have been left homeless in a spate of fires over the past week. In the latest, a police sergeant and her family were left out in the cold after [...]

Post mortems released for Xmas weekend murders

In an update to the murder of thirty-two year old Patrick Kerr, the results of a post mortem certify that the cause of his death was Acute Pulmonary Edema, due [...]

Cuban nationals allowed to head back to sea

A group of Cubans who washed ashore near Boca del Rio on Ambergris Caye in the early hours of Wednesday December twenty-ninth was cleared by the Immigration and Nationality Department [...]

Belize Citrus Mutual speaks out against Henry Canton’s removal

Henry Canton was terminated as the Chief Executive Officer of the Citrus Products of Belize Limited at an extraordinary meeting of the citrus growers on December eighteenth. Canton has maintained [...]

Suspected burglar caught after a month on the run

Five men were detained following a burglary on November twenty-sixth, but the man believed to be the mastermind, managed to escape from custody. Since then, Nelson Peters has been on [...]

2 brothers and a friend to stand trial for Attempted Murder

Just before noon, Denton Requena, his younger brother, Giovanni and their friend, David Sedacy, were committed to stand trial in the 2011 April session of the Supreme Court for a [...]

Disheartening murder statistics as 2010 comes to an end

There were one hundred and three murders in 2008 and the country cried out against the spike in violence. Well this year the criminals outdid themselves and that record was [...]

Calendar of holidays for 2011 released

The list of holidays for 2011 is now available.  There are thirteen public and bank holidays, starting this Saturday with New Year’s.  There is only one holiday in March, which [...]

Reformed ex-convict facing a hard knock life

There is a Creole saying that goes: When yoh think yoh have it bad, somebody got it worse. That saying applies to Leandro Roches Junior, a man who will admit [...]

Healthy Living looks at an alternative to New Year resolutions

Much like each new day brings a promise of things to come, each New Year brings the opportunity to leave behind things of the past and look ahead with a [...]

Tourism high season off to a disappointing start

Traditionally, the high season in the tourism industry, is well underway at this time of the year. But it has had a disappointing start so far. At the Fort Street [...]

Justice Manuel Sosa taking the president’s seat in the Court of Appeal

In mid-December, we reported that the government was in the process of extending by thirteen years the tenure of Justice Manuel Sosa. There is now a change in that initial [...]