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Murdered Nigerian taxi driver to be flown home for burial

Nigerian taxi driver, Francis Chukwu, was one of five persons murdered over the Christmas weekend. The cab driver was killed by a single gunshot and his body was found in [...]

Fire in Dangriga leaves eleven without shelter

It’s the worst time of the year for two families in Dangriga who are tonight homeless. A fire this morning gutted a two-storey structure in the downtown area behind the [...]

Cuban nationals sail into San Pedro at 2 a.m.

Seven Cuban refugees drifted onto the shores of Ambergris Caye at around two o’clock this morning. They arrived in a small boat, which carried mechanical equipment, as shown in these [...]

Surveillance camera shows two thieves broke into Mount Carmel Credit Union

Benque Viejo police are reviewing video tapes taken from a surveillance camera installed near the Mount Carmel Credit Union that may be able to determine the thieves who broke into [...]

After failed rape attempt, a tour guide faces two charges

In the courts, a twenty-one year old Belize City tour guide who allegedly preyed on a sixteen year old student was arraigned today. The charges relate to an incident on [...]

Corozal man gets 6 years after being busted with 89lbs of cannabis

A Corozal man learned his fate in the Chief Magistrates’ Court this morning after he was busted along with two family members and a friend with eighty-nine pounds of marijuana [...]

Mini explosion at Miami International Airport

We’ll have more on this story on the Caribbean Newsline, but the international press today reported that a passenger on board an American Airlines flight that landed at the Miami [...]

Promoter says his block party goes on with or without permission from the Traffic Dept.

There are huge celebrations being planned countrywide for this Friday night to welcome the New Year. But one party in Belize City is facing a major obstacle. Promoter, Keith Yearwood, [...]

An inspirational calendar for 2011 features art by special needs kids

Inspiration, that’s the theme for a 2011 calendar. It is not the usual commercial calendar that you get from the stores. Inspiration, instead profiles the artwork of twelve special needs [...]

5 murders over the weekend; including teen stabbed to death in Hattieville

The carnage over the holiday weekend was unabated. The year has not yet ended but it is the most murderous in history; a record number of one hundred and thirty [...]

…While 2 murdered in the Old Capital

In the Old Capital, where the number of murders is the highest, two men were fatally shot. Patrick Kerr was a regular on the streets and in the courts. His [...]

The merciless increase once again in prices at the pump

At midnight on Monday, when most were in deep slumber, the prices of fuel went up again for umpteenth time this year. The increase is merciless and has sent prices [...]

BCB Holdings and Belize Bank comment on Supreme Court award of over $43 Million

In other news, BCB Holdings and the Belize Bank today reacted to a major victory against government, in which Justice John Muria enforced an award of over forty-three million dollars [...]

4th and 5th murders of the weekend; Orange Walk is the location

It was the countdown to Christmas and many were busy winding down preparations. But in Orange Walk, the fourth and fifth horrific murders interrupted the festive weekend. In the first [...]

Mentally challenged minor sodomized in la Isla Bonita

In other crimes, San Pedro, police are investigating a report that a young boy was sodomized. It is disturbing enough that a grown man sexually abused the young boy, but [...]

Wababa Noralez and Roger Bowen fingered for robbery in Ladyville

Two men, who robbed the driver of a Coca Cola delivery truck and the owner of a Ladyville business, spent the holidays at the Queen Street lock-up. The duo, Wababa [...]

$40,000 plus stolen in burglary of Mount Carmel Credit Union

Between the close of business last Thursday and reopening time this morning, the Mount Carmel Credit Union in Benque Viejo Del Carmen was Burglarized. The thief or thieves gained access [...]

Market Vendors: their brave journey to stay alive

It’s past midnight; many are still in deep sleep. Not so for market vendors, who bring fresh-from-the-farm produce to sell. Their day starts way before the sun rises, and their [...]

Judy’s Fast Food & Bar gutted by fire on Boxing Day

A fast food restaurant on La Isla Bonita was gutted by fire on Boxing Day. The blaze erupted at around four-thirty in the afternoon and is believed to have originated [...]

Bomb scare on the Western Highway

But on the Western Highway near its junction with the Spanish Lookout Road, traffic was restored late in the afternoon.  Explosives expert David Jones of the Belize Defense Force responded [...]

James Adderley rounds up Sports for 2010

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and we welcome you to this our final edition of Sports Monday for the year 2010. As we look back over the year that was, [...]

Bus workers to be paid, but amount of employees disputed

The case of National Transport Limited continues to unravel. Late word to this newsroom is that the northern road permits held by the company have been revoked by the Ministry [...]

Ontario villager charged with murder at the wake

Thirty-nine year old Godwin Santos, a resident of Ontario Village, was today formally charged with a single count of murder in the Belmopan Magistrate‘s Court. On Wednesday night during a [...]

Hunting party mistakes brother for jaguar; family in mourning

It’s not a case of murder, but the Christmas season will not be the same for a family in Punta Gorda. At around ten-thirty on Tuesday night, three brothers from [...]

Christmas Eve in the former Capital

Downtown Belize City was abuzz with shoppers looking for the last minute gifts. Those who stayed away from the mad rush were at home putting final touches to their houses [...]