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Shot 27 times in prison and no one responsible for death of T-Dogg

A coronary inquiry into the death of Mark “T-Dog” Stuart, concluded today and after two hours of deliberation the jury could find no one responsible for the killing. The stunning [...]

Ammunition charges dismissed, but cops re-arrest suspects

Also in court, five men who were busted on September seventeenth had a brief taste of freedom today. A charge against them for the possession of a nine millimeter pistol [...]

Committee to Protect Journalists indicated embargo should go

When the Committee to Protect Journalists was created almost thirty years ago, there were grave violations against the press, especially in Latin America, when the region was ruled by military [...]

COLA’s President explains why the government ban on Channel 5 should be lifted

At the heart of the issue is the freedom of the press.  On Thursday, the Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action (COLA), also sent its support to end the ban [...]

Family celebrates posthumous birthday of murdered teen mother

In other news, remember Raylene Dyer? She was the young mother who was murdered on October eighth in a most bizarre plot allegedly masterminded by her friend. Three men confessed [...]

’twas the weekend before Xmas; and Safiyyah has the entertainment lined up

Christmas Eve is one week away and across the country people are hunting for gifts to be wrapped. Safiyyah has interesting gift ideas. And if you’re looking for a jolly [...]

P.M. hands over presidency of SICA to Guatemalan President, Alvaro Colom

Belize is concluding its pro-tempore presidency of SICA, the regional integration movement in Central America. President Alvaro Colom who takes over the presidency was the first to arrive this morning [...]

And SICA presidents discuss issues affected the region

We told you earlier that three SICA presidents had arrived in the country for a regional summit. In the afternoon, they discussed a wide range of issues that transcend the [...]

Outbreak of tuberculosis at Fruta Bomba Limited

An outbreak of tuberculosis amongst an unspecified number of employees at Fruta Bomba Limited, a papaya processing facility in the Corozal District, has been reported.  It is believed that upwards [...]

Committee to Protect Journalists condemns GOB’s ban on Channel 5

The Committee to Protect Journalists has been in existence for almost thirty years. The organization is one of the largest organizations in the world and publishes the most comprehensive references [...]

GOB’s break up with Channel 5 raises concerns for The Heritage Foundation

‘Suspending normal relations’ is destined to be the number one break-up line for 2010. It became popular ever since Cabinet’s December seventh public advisory announcing that the government would not [...]

COLA in supports the need for freedom of the press

In addition to foreign support from The Heritage Foundation and the Committee to Protect Journalists, a local organization has also trumpeted the need for freedom of the press in Belize. [...]

Has Patrick Faber resigned as UDP Party Chairman?

We don’t report on rumors but it spread like wildfire today that Minister Patrick Faber has resigned from his post as party chairman.  According to the grapevine, the fictional resignation [...]

Injunction to remove CPBL C.E.O., Henry Canton, revoked

An extra-ordinary special meeting called by the Citrus Growers Association is still on track for Friday following a ruling by Justice Minnet Hafiz Bertram. The meeting intends to terminate Dr. [...]

And Courtenay says Canton must “pack up and go”

In the many twists and turns, Eamon Courtenay also brought out the fact that Canton put the cart before the horse because he is already suing CPBL for damages for [...]

Major downsizing in BATSUB to take effect in January 2011

The systematic withdrawal of three thousand British troops from Belize annually as part of a major downsizing effort by the British Ministry of Defense takes effect in January 2011.  The [...]

Cohune Oil: an up-and-coming industry

The Belize River Valley is lush with the cohune palm. It also grows abundantly throughout the country. The palm has a number of uses; it is prevalently used for thatching [...]