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Hostel girls burn the roof over their heads

A fire at the Belize Youth Hostel at mile twenty-one on the Western Highway late Saturday evening totally destroyed the female dorm of the facility. One of the employees, Mary [...]

Herbalist, Mark Guy, killed in Bus Accident

Further west, eighteen year old herbalist, Mark Guy, was killed at the start of the past weekend. He did not make it back from the football game he attended because [...]

Finish Line cycling accident; who is to blame?

While Mark Guy was killed instantly on Friday night, sixteen year old Ethan Neal, was more fortunate. He made it to the finishing line of a cycling race on Saturday [...]

Benque teen suicides

We have not been keeping score on the number of suicides because the incidents are personal and extremely sensitive. But a spate of suicides over the past two years in [...]

Teen, who attempted suicide, speaks against taking one’s own life

We told you about the unusual spike in suicides in the western town of Benque Viejo. Well, the last person who attempted to take her own life is eighteen year [...]

6 year old dies after drinking salt and water solution

Tiffany Fortune, a grief-stricken mother of two, today waived the post mortem examination of six year old Ardel Reneau who died following an epileptic fit over the weekend.  According to [...]

Robbers go for the jugular

A robbery that occurred this afternoon could have turned fatal for the victim.  It took place cross from the Belize City Center on Jude Street after three-thirty and when we [...]

Murder conspirators of Shoman Family back in Court

The five men who are on trial for allegedly plotting to kill businessman, Jose Shoman, and his family were back in court for the umpteenth time.  This morning, Justice Adolph [...]

Soldier found with counterfeit bills

We reported last Friday that a Mexican soldier from the state of Tabasco had been picked up at the Corozal Free Zone with US currency, a point twenty five caliber [...]

Belizean American gets US $400,000 for wrongful imprisonment

A Belizean, who moved to the US, became a citizen and served in the army, was wrongfully imprisoned for seven months. While that’s time he won’t get back, Rennison Castillo’s [...]

Work on Sugar Industry turbines moving slowly but surely

There is still trouble in the sugar industry. After the 2011 cane crop got off to a late start, the Belize Sugar Industries factory had to be temporarily shut down [...]

Hector Silva resigns from P.U.P.

Last week, supporters of Leonard Chavarria came to Belize City to protest the leadership of John Briceño because Chavarria claimed he was disqualified from running against deputy party leader Mike [...]

PET Carts for over 100 physically challenged persons

It’s a gift that will dramatically change the life of many persons with physical disabilities. This morning, they received their personal energy transport, a hybrid wheelchair. The donation was facilitated [...]

Karate Kids and Adults win at event held in México

The House of Shotokan Karate Academy was victorious in a tournament against Mexico at the Belize Elementary School Auditorium last week. And this past weekend, there was a rematch but [...]

Sports Monday with football and cycling winners

Good evening I’m James Adderly and we welcome you to this jam packed serving of Sport’s Monday. We start off with the opening match of the Belize Bank Super League [...]

Four charged for contraband liquors after early morning bust

It took a high speed chase on the highway in the north and a barb wire barrier for police and Customs officials to seize two vans containing a massive supply [...]

Jamelia’s biological mother says she was tricked by U.S. national

The story of human trafficking victim Jamelia has been in the news since we reported it on Monday of this week. Jamelia was reportedly sold off to a U.S. national [...]

New details revealed about oil concession to Paradise Energy Limited

The latest contract to surface for oil exploration in Belize was given to Kimano Barrow, the nephew of the Prime Minister Dean Barrow along with Alfredo Acosta as owners of [...]

Oceana says offshore drilling won’t pay G.O.B.’s super bond

The contract aside, Matura Shepherd says that contrary to government claims, offshore drilling cannot potentially bail the country out of the super bond debt. Audrey Matura Shepherd, VP, Oceana Belize [...]

Belize Bank seeks enforcement of $43 Million award from G.O.B.

In late December 2010 B.C.B. Holdings, through the Belize Bank, scored a legal victory when Justice John Muria ruled in favor of enforcement of a forty-three million dollar award from [...]

Lord’s Bank man stabbed multiple times but survives

A resident of Lord’s Bank Village is recovering from a surgery tonight after he suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and abdomen on Thursday night.  The victim, thirty year-old [...]

Belizeans busted with illegal weapons in México may face additional charges

As we reported in Thursday’s newscast, Errol Haynes and Anthony Barrow, both Belizeans on the run from the law, were nabbed by authorities in northern Mexico for possession of an [...]

Christian Workers Union says S.S.B. is trying to divide and conquer employees

Time is running out on the Belize Social Security Board and the Christian Workers Union to work out the impasse over salaries and benefits for Social Security employees.  Since the [...]

Will S.S.B. employers walk the picket line on March 7th?

Gonzalez says that despite the S.S.B.’s decision to compensate the members of staff who reported to work with a day off, the Union still wants to flesh out the problem [...]

Mexican soldier charged in Corozal for weapon and counterfeit cash

A Mexican soldier is in custody tonight after he was found with a large amount of US currency on him. Jose Luis Beltran, who is from Tabasco, Mexico was picked [...]