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Barrow wants to buyout B.E.L. from Fortis

Will the lights go out when Belize Electricity Limited’s bank account dries up? That has been the burning question in many homes since the country’s sole electricity provider declared that [...]

B.E.L. C.E.O. will deliver government buyout message to Fortis C.E.O.

And though there are tough words coming from the Prime Minister, it is not difficult for critics to compare it to the takeover of Telemedia. Lynn Young says that he [...]

Phone Company tower falls on home during windstorm

After the country went to bed on Thursday night, many homes were thrust into darkness after midnight. It wasn’t the start of the rolling blackouts signaling nonpayment to Comisión Federal [...]

Met Office explains 50 mile per hour freak storm

Rhaburn’s home was not the only one damaged. A section of a roof on a home in the Jane Usher Boulevard area of Belize City was also blown off. According [...]

Bus Association drives up the rhetoric against transport industry woes

During the Prime Minister’s second quarterly press conference on Wednesday, he addressed a myriad of issues, including the current state of the transportation industry.  But while Barrow may have painted [...]

SSB approves $14.9 Million loan for Fresh Catch

A public notice caught our attention in a recent issue of the Star Newspaper based in Cayo. It states that the Investment Committee of the Social Security Board has recommended [...]

Price of flour shoots up

The Ministry of Economic Development and Consumer Protection today announced an increase in the controlled price of flour. The new retail price per pound of La Gitana household flour is [...]

Scrap metal industry now regulated

The emergent scrap metal industry is also facing government scrutiny.  The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment intends to whip the scrap metal business into shape by introducing new [...]

Hoop dreams of Under-15 basketball team to come true Mexico

A delegation of high school students under the age of fifteen is heading to Mexico City on Saturday where they will represent the Jewel in an Under Fifteen basketball tournament.  [...]

Making a movie with a lesson about crime

While the hoop dreams of the Under Fifteen National Basketball team has them reaching for the stars, the vision of a local entrepreneur also has him and some local youths [...]

Ex cop shot at by Gang Suppression Unit

The violence in the movie portrayed real life, and the following report could have also been scripted for the screen.  Tonight, ex-police officer Dennis Card is on remand at the [...]

Retired businessman found guilty of manslaughter

In court news, seven witnesses were called and a jury deliberated for about three hours in the case against seventy-four year old Orlando Espejo aka Landy, which ended today. The [...]

Forgers goes to jail

Also in court, twenty-one year old Eugene Myers and thirty-seven year old Anthony Singh were charged with Forgery, Theft and Claiming upon a Forged Document. The complainant is Myers’ neighbor, [...]

Attorney Arthur Saldivar now free to enter prison

Arthur Saldivar has the distinction of being the only attorney that has been banned from visiting his clients in prison. The Belize Central Prison in Hattieville implemented the ban after [...]

Belize Audubon Society’s summer camps for kids and adults

Summer is drawing closer and one yearly environmental staple has returned.  Registration for the Belize Audubon Society’s annual summer camps for kids, teens and adults have begun.  According to Audubon’s [...]

Carnival Road March will be a part of September Celebrations

If you enjoy the flamboyant feathers of birds but have no desire to venture into forests, then there is still an event for you.  The glitz, colors and sequins of [...]

Get up and Run! A health initiative by the City Council

Before the Carnival mas bands take to the roads, several organizations intend to take over the streets this Saturday morning.  Get Up and Run is a health initiative coordinated by: [...]

1st class of National Apprenticeship Program graduates

The Ministry of Education and Youth began the National Apprenticeship Program in 2010 in an effort to keep young people occupied and provide them with the tools necessary to seek [...]