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PM’s Wife, Kim Simpliss Barrow diagnosed with cancer

She is at the forefront of numerous projects to improve the lives of women and children in Belize and now Kim Simpliss Barrow has been diagnosed with a condition that [...]

B.D.F. investigation into 42 missing weapons on track

On October twelfth the B.D.F. reported that a cache of high- powered weapons has been stolen from the Belize Defense Force headquarters at Price Barracks in Ladyville. From two rooms [...]

BATSUB closes down and gives B.D.F. a parting gift

British Forces Broadcasting Radio signed off permanently in August. It was only one component that saw the end of an era of symbolic British support to Belize. BATSUB has been [...]

Belizean Bloods misrepresenting Belize in Utah

Last week, the Jewel received an international black eye because of some Belizeans who were too proud of their heritage.  About two dozen men and one woman have been arrested [...]

Ministry of Public Service supports decision on police promotions

In light of recent discontent voiced by members of the Belize Police Department following the promotion of a number of officers whom they allege were unfairly elevated in rank, the [...]

Punta Gorda man dies under suspicious circumstances

A Punta Gorda resident died under suspicious circumstances over the weekend. According to police, shortly before ten o’clock on Saturday night, they were informed that a body was on the [...]

Businessman to sue because cops locked him up

A San Ignacio businessman who also spends a great deal of time across the Benque border is complaining because of frequent run-ins with the police. Joseph Budna was travelling in [...]

1st Edition; Glenn Tillett’s return to print in Independent

The public looks to television newscasts and newspapers as its primary source of factual information about current events while documenting society’s history in progress. And a well-written piece can allow [...]

Men get off murder charges of ex-cop

Two of three men accused of the January fifth 2009 murder of ex-police officer, Josiah Thompson, were freed of the charges. Thompson was shot and killed during a robbery outside [...]

3rd strangulation trial for Wesley Emmanuel

Twenty-five year old Wesley Emmanuel has been tried twice for the June 2008 murder of Emigdio Gomez and he will now go through a third trial. A jury of twelve [...]

Step son charged for Attempted Murder but dad disagrees

Leon Hinds was stabbed on the neck, chest and right lung near 88 Shopping Center on Central American Boulevard on October twenty-sixth. That night, his attacker left him to die, [...]

15 Countries attend CARICOM Energy Awareness Week

All fifteen CARICOM countries are simultaneously holding activities in commemoration of the first annual CARICOM Energy Awareness Week. The objective of the activities is to sensitize the public on the [...]

CARICOM Countries face energy efficiency obstacles

Flowers also explained some of the obstacles that CARICOM countries face as it relates to energy efficiency and he also highlighted notable initiatives in Belize which are geared toward sustainable [...]

Restricted Medical Tourism may hurt local medicare

A growing controversy in the health field is coming to light and it’s over the potential development of medical tourism in Belize. The name implies economic benefits and increased tourism [...]

Shooting Victim, Anthony Major, needs surgery to live

While the BMDA hope to protect their livelihood in Belize, there is a patient whose needs are those of a medical tourist but he doesn’t have the funds. The shooting [...]

Bob Bou-Nahra and his 200 Belizeans take over Vegas

Millions tuned in on Sunday for the World Series of Poker that got underway at the Penn & Teller Theatre at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Among [...]

Mil Bob plays for millions in Poker Game

And as the festive Belizean-style brouhaha continued behind the scenes, Belizeans lined up at the gates awaiting entrance to the competition. Bob, along with the other players, were ushered in [...]

Bob returns with $1.3 Million U.S. and a smile

And after the international press grilled him, News Five’s Marleni Cuellar conducted an exclusive one on one. While disappointed, Bob accomplished a feat placing Belize on the world stage in [...]

Sports Monday with James “Jah Over All” Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The National Male Football Team of Belize kicks off its final series in this round of the 2014 FIFA World [...]