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Consultations on 9th overshadowed by convention atmosphere

By all accounts, the public consultations on Wednesday night at the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall, was a political sideshow. Operatives worked the room drowning speakers at the podium and clouding [...]

Constitution Chairman says 9th is about Ashcroft

And if anyone was wondering what the true motive is for this Ninth Amendment Bill that has stirred a hornet’s nest in Belize the answer was provided by Minister John [...]

NTUCB concerned about GOB amending rather than solving issues

The emerging consensus over the proposed ninth amendment seems to favor nationalization but there is strong objection to the far reaching amendment that would deprive fundamental rights and freedoms.  The [...]

A & R Gas Station robbed

While many were tuning in to the public consultations on the ninth, a duo of armed robbers heisted a little over five thousand dollars in cash from the A&R Fuel [...]

Nelson Bowen shot in the thigh

Also in the city, around four on Wednesday afternoon after several shots were fired; thirty year old Nelson Kareem Bowen was hit in the right thigh. A lone gunman on [...]

Fire victim thanks neighbors, but needs help

On Wednesday night’s newscast, we reported on a fire in Benque Viejo. Although neighbors assisted victims such as Hector Martinez who lived in the building, his father-in-law who owned the [...]

Illegal logging in Toledo; but where is the Forest Department?

While concern grows about the frequent incursions by Guatemalan loggers in the Chiquibul, villagers in the Toledo District are also reportedly extracting rosewood without permits. The Maya Leaders Alliance and [...]

Caye Caulker residents complain of limited access to beach

So while the extraction of rosewood is an issue in the south, residents of Caye Caulker are complaining that owners of beachfront property are obstructing sections of the seashore prohibiting [...]

Double jeopardy not in effect for bulletproof vest charge

UB Councilor and Lecturer, twenty-eight year old Leon Leslie was once again picked up from his home and charged for keeping prohibited material. It all stems back to January sixteenth [...]

Espinosa gets 5 years for robbing a taxi driver

Thirty-five year old Shane Espinosa, a Mechanic and a resident of Doris Brooks Street in Belize City was today sentenced to five years imprisonment when he appeared before Magistrate Emerson [...]

San Ignacio resident attempts rape while on vacation in the U.S.

A Belizean man is in the hands of US authorities tonight after an attack on a thirty-four year old woman and her thirteen year old daughter in Hawthorne, California. Twenty-two [...]

CYDP, Restore Belize and some youths play football at camp

The CYDP in partnership with Restore Belize and Community Rehabilitation Department closed off their annual Summer Camp at the Yabra Green Football Field this afternoon. Over the past three weeks, [...]

International Labor Organization is holding 3-day symposium

The occupational safety and health draft legislation is still on the drawing board and consultations with representatives of the different industries are essential to the formation of that piece of [...]

Healthy Living demystifies getting a biopsy

In this issue of Healthy Living, we tackle one of the silent killers of women across the planet; that’s breast cancer. Even considering taking tests is a hurdle that many [...]