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Did quarrel cause the arson of a Belize City house?

Flames consumed two houses over the weekend; one in the City and the other in Lord’s Bank. The blazes are both believed to have been deliberately set but fortunately no [...]

Lord’s Bank fire leaves mother and 6 children homeless

The second house that went up in fire over the weekend belonged to a single mother, Maria Rodriguez of Lord’s Bank. Rodriguez now has to rebuild a house for her [...]

Man charged with murder killed on border of Belize and Guatemala

It is the close of January and so far there have been seven murders for this month, statistically it is one more than last January. While the victim is from [...]

APAMO asks government not to issue new oil drilling concessions

OPIC, the state owned Taiwanese company, recently announced that it had given up the second largest exploratory concession for oil that stretched across the Belize Barrier Reef. The environmental N.G.O. [...]

Publics Supermarket burglarized

One of two suspected burglars who broke into Publics Supermarket in the early hours of Sunday morning is tonight in police custody after being identified on the store’s surveillance footage.  [...]

Carjacking victim regrets giving a free ride

A Belize City man was jacked on Saturday night. He was being a good Samaritan when a man he knew as Troy asked him for a ride while he was [...]

Syringe found near body of Irvin Penner

Funeral Services were held today at the University of Belize in Belmopan for Irvin Penner, brother of Minister Elvin Penner.  Penner’s body was discovered around nine-twenty on Saturday morning at [...]

Squatters reject invitation of Harmonyville developers

The land being reclaimed by the Belize Grass Roots Youth Empowerment Association, BGYEA, is thirteen hundred acres and includes an area already being settled by a group comprising mostly of [...]

P.U.P.’s Gregorio ‘Papas’ Garcia becomes Corozal Bay standard bearer

So far the news has been about the uproar over uncontested conventions in the People’s United Party. But on Sunday in Corozal Bay, the field was crowded by four aspirants [...]

Sports Monday’s weekend stats with James Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderly and this is sports Monday. The Belize District Basketball Association U-17 and U-15 competitions blasted off inside the Civic Center Friday and indeed the fans [...]

Prime Minister’s nephew gets oil concession over Maya Mountains

The more things change, the more they stay the same. That’s the general feeling environmentalists have tonight as on the heels of one victory, they suffer a major blow to [...]

Oceana says secret concessions are a slap in the face

Environmentalists believe that the devil is in the details of the Petroleum Act. Oceana’s Vice President for Belize, Audrey Matura Shepherd, a trained attorney, believes that the legislation needs to [...]

Tourism stakeholders ready to tell Carnival to sail on

Another issue that is having major ramifications has to do with cruise tourism. Tender operators are at a breaking point; the unresolved boat tendering issue has taken a toll after [...]

Polls reflect support for locals in tourism industry

Carnival Cruise Line is not backing off from its demand on tender operators. The next move will now be determined by the operators. On Thursday night we asked if the [...]

Grim Sleeper, US based serial killer with links to Belize; more victims?

The Grim Sleeper is the U.S. based serial killer who has caught plenty attention in the U.S. media and has also been featured by News Five. Lonnie Franklin has been [...]

Asphyxia is the cause of death of fire victim

Octogenarian Olivia Supal perished in a fire at her residence on G.S. Street, an offshoot of Jane Usher Boulevard, on Tuesday night.  Despite an attempt by fifteen year old Julian [...]

Five Sisters Lodge employee embezzles $30,000

A former accountant from Five Sisters Lodge is in serious trouble with the law after he allegedly embezzled over thirty thousand dollars from them. According to Carlos Popper, who owns [...]

Police presence returns to Belama

Residents of Belama have been without a police substation for the past few weeks. The substation on the North Side of Belize City was closed pending repairs. But the closure [...]

Brother of accused murderer joins him in prison on attempted murder charge

An eighteen year old has been arrested and charged for shooting another teenager over the past weekend. The victim, nineteen year old Clement Bol Junior initially told police that it [...]

Ombudsman’s Assistant alleges police brutality

The allegations of police brutality are too many to count and tonight one more is added to the list. Twenty-six year old Clarence Slusher has no criminal record and is [...]

Belize Defense Force Open Day

The Belize Defence Force is one of the smallest militaries; it boasts just over a thousand men and women. In celebrating thirty-three years, the B.D.F. today rolled out an impressive [...]

Labor Department negotiate to pay former national Transport Bus Workers

On Tuesday the workers of the now defunct National Transport Limited, plan to assemble at the office of the Labour Department to collect their payments in lieu of termination of [...]

Harmonyville is one step closer to becoming a reality

Months of efforts by a Belizean grass roots organization to acquire the area now known as Harmonyville and parcel it off into one-acre packages is finally seeing some tangible results. [...]

Here’s What’s Happening in Belize this weekend with Arielle

It’s Friday night, which means the parties are lined up for the rest of the weekend. So go ahead and pick out an outfit because Arielle is here to help [...]

2 proposals tabled to end Cruise Tourism Crisis

The crisis in the cruise tourism industry broke on January third, when tender operators first heard that Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian wanted bigger tender operators to ferry tourists to [...]