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BWEL defends the quality of butane it sells to consumers

Importers of butane have now agreed to a new price formula depending on the grade of the gas. On Wednesday, however, representatives from the Liquid Petroleum Gas importers, at a [...]

BWEL explains why it wasn’t part of butane importers conference

So why wasn’t BWEL a part of the press conference called by the importers? Via Phone: Jose Mai “We felt that this movement was headed by the two local companies [...]

David and Tony Novelo on a bumpy road in Supreme Court

In the courts, Acting Chief Justice Samuel Awich today dismissed an application for judicial review filed by brothers David and Tony Novelo in November, 2008.  In his decision Awich cited [...]

Viewer poll questions cruise line’s future in Belize

Tonight’s question is: Given the stand taken by Carnival Cruise Lines in respect of the cost per head to ferry visitors to shore, should the cruise line be allowed to [...]

Dona Cayetano fed up with City’s clogged colonial drainage system

It’s not unusual to hear about problems with Belize City’s drainage system, but today we met one resident who has been constantly affected by poor drainage for years. Dona Cayetano [...]

Minor alleges rape in a parking lot

Turning to the Magistrates Court, a local musician has been charged for allegedly raping a fourteen year old girl. The minor alleges that she was playing video games at the [...]

Villager acquitted of bestiality

If the rape case did not already raise your brows as to the level of depravity in society, the following story from the court may be too much for you [...]

US National, 81 years old, on trial for fatal traffic accident

Eighty-one year old US National, Gordon Stout, got a mixture of good and bad news in court today. Stout, who has been living in Corozal, appeared in the Belize City [...]

Student busted with a pound of weed in her school bag

A university student is facing criminal charges after she was caught not with books; but one pound of suspected cannabis in her sling bag. The eighteen year old, Idolly Neal, [...]

16 year old Khadisha Saragosa missing for one week

It’s one week since sixteen year old Khadisha Saragosa, a student of Maud Williams High School disappeared from Mahogany Street where she reportedly got into a dollar taxi with a [...]

6 sprinters to travel to Honduras for Central American Championship

When you hear about a Cross Country race, the Holy Saturday cycling classic likely comes to mind. But there’s another major Cross Country event in Belize and the rest of [...]

Red carpet rolls out for 1st Annual Belize Music Awards

Local entertainers, promoters, and fans are getting ready for the first annual Belize Music Awards, which takes place at the Bliss this Saturday night. The event, coordinated by Flavas Entertainment, [...]

Body politics: photography, paint and nudity collide at the Image Factory

For the next month the gallery at the Image Factory will house the artwork of a UK and Placencia based photographer.  Some of Boyarde Messenger’s art can be considered taboo, [...]

Healthy Living listens for the cause of hearing loss in infants

The five senses are some of the most important yet least regarded gifts of the human body. Sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste guide us every day in what we [...]

Elderly woman perishes in fire; 15 year old boy tried to rescue her

A house fire broke out at G.S. Street off Jane Usher Boulevard; normally the story is about a family that needs a place to stay since beds and furniture are [...]

Gas strike was only hot air; butane producers reach an agreement

Cooler heads prevailed today and a scheduled shutdown of butane depots did not take place after all. Instead four major importers, Grupo Tomza, Z Gas, Western Gas Company and Belize [...]

Former City Councilor Mark King appeals to U.D.P. for Lake I

Mark King, the former Belize City Councilor who got into trouble with his own party, may be in the U.D.P.’s bad books once again. King was out of the spotlight [...]

Viewers poll suggests public would buy cheaper butane from B.N.E.

The debate on the retail of butane gas is raging. So does the public prefer to purchase butane directly from B.N.E. or the importers? The difference is over the price [...]

Special Sitting of Court hears cases from B.C.B. and former B.T.L. Chairman

Arguments in two appeal cases on the nationalization of Telemedia continued today. British Caribbean Bank and former BTL Chairman Dean Boyce filed suit against the Attorney General and the Minister [...]

Oceana Victory: Oil company gives up concession on sea

Oceana has scored a major victory in its battle to preserve the Barrier Reef. There have been about seventeen companies which have been granted concessions to explore for oil on [...]

Rare life in prison sentence for convicted murderer

Orlando Wade, a thirty-two year old Sandhill resident, was convicted of murder last Monday and reappeared in court today for sentencing. And it wasn’t good news for Wade because Justice [...]

Babysitter fined $10,000 for three marijuana plants

A Honduran babysitter has been fined ten thousand dollars for three marijuana plants. On September third last year, the eighteen year old baby sitter, Absternia Alvarez, was accused of cultivating [...]

Kareem Gillett pleads guilty to firearm offences

A twelve year old and four other occupants of a house on Castle Street were arraigned in court today. The minor, a standard six student was emotional throughout the proceedings. [...]

Stealing from the blind; visually impaired mad over burglary

The Belize Council for the Visually Impaired recently lost its Gabourel Lane Office in a fire that is suspected to have been arson and now they’ve suffered another hit. “Stealing [...]

American physician sues pastor for hundreds of thousands of dollars

A retired American physician Doctor Robert Wyckoff has been in the news in the past days in a case of fraud by no less than a pastor. When we caught [...]