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Foreign catamarans threaten to wipe out locals in cruise tourism

There’s a crisis looming for small boat operators in cruise tourism. We can confirm tonight that an exclusive contract to a foreign owned company can wipe out local tenders who [...]

National Transport woes; former employees want to be paid

The National Transport debacle is now in its sixth week. The bus company went into receivership late last year and its assets were repossessed the owners, Tony and David, were [...]

Government resumes normal relations with Channel Five

The government embargo against Channel Five has been lifted.  That was the only item in an official statement coming from Cabinet which met in a regular session today. According to [...]

Should the PM be held to his word to bring down fuel prices?

After a hiatus during the holidays, we start the year with an issue affecting the daily lives of Belizeans from all walks of life; the exorbitant prices of fuel that [...]

Lopez buses being boxed out of established route

Earlier we told you about the uncertainty facing the employees of the National Transport, but that’s not the only trouble in the bus industry. In the City, the well known [...]

Police Officer allegedly terrorizes family on New Years

In the south, a police officer in Independence Village stands accused of terrorizing the family of Richard Logan on New Year’s night. The cop, Logan claims, was intoxicated and was [...]

Robert Tracey charged for robbery at gunpoint

Just hours before 2010 expired, a Belize City resident was cornered by three men and robbed. So far police have only nabbed one of the suspects and he was charged [...]

Cook freed of drug trafficking charges

Who owns the weed? That was what Magistrate Aretha Ford had to determine in a case that concluded today. Police believe that ten pounds of marijuana found in a house [...]

Justice Sosa takes oath as New President of Court of Appeal

As we reported in our newscast on Monday, Justice Manuel Sosa has been sworn in as President of the Court of Appeal in what has been described as the Belizeanization [...]

Poor people to suffer from amendments to Crime Control & Criminal Justice Act

On Monday night we heard the concerns that two attorneys raised over the new amendments to the Crime Control and Criminal Justice Act.  Attorneys Dickie Bradley and Anthony Sylvestre say [...]

Japan gives Ministry of health a $6 Million injection boost

The health sector received a substantial boost from Japan.  The Ministry of Health was awarded a grant of six million dollars from the Japanese Social Development Fund. The funds are [...]

Police, Prison and Ministry add Raphael Martinez as P.R. and new president at Galen University

Two appointments were announced today. The Ministry of Police and Public Safety has hired well known stage and radio personality, Raphael Martinez, as Public Relations Officer beginning January first.  He [...]

January’s Jankunu Dance Festival becomes annual event

In culture capital Dangriga, the first ever Habinahan Wanaragua otherwise known as the Dance Jankunu Festival and Competition was held over the weekend. Seven of the top Jankunu groups in [...]