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American Airlines ‘bruk;’ will employees suffer?

AMR Eagle Holding Corporation announced earlier today that the company and its subsidiaries including American Eagle and American Airlines (A.A.) filed voluntary petitions for Chapter eleven reorganization in the U.S. [...]

Belize and Guatemala delegates meet at OAS Headquarters

Delegations from Belize and Guatemala met on Monday at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS). Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington of Belize and Haroldo Rodas Melgar of Guatemala [...]

Ministry of Agriculture investigates South American Rice Imports

Allegations surfaced last week that the Belize Marketing and Development Cooperation (BMDC) was importing rice from Uruguay while there is a surplus of local rice. The Ministry of Agriculture and [...]

Workshop delivers the essence of breastfeeding to mothers

Breast Feeding Counseling Services of the Collet Education and Resource   Center in coordination with the Baby Friendly Initiative of the   Karl   Heusner Memorial   Hospital recently held a workshop   that reached [...]

A thoughtful account of history of dental hygiene in Belize

You don’t have to brush your teeth, just the ones you want to keep. Catchy phrases are one of several methods used to inspire proper dental hygiene. Doctor Chris Bennett [...]

Crashed Mexican plane with Colombians linked to Monterrey, Mexico

On Thursday night around ten o’clock a fatal crash near a wooded area northwest of the Belize Zoo claimed the lives of two Colombian nationals piloting a single engine turboprop [...]

Cowboy rides out of town free, but D.P.P. to appeal murder

Kevin “Cowboy” Alvarez was in prison since the Murder of Orange Walk businessman, Hui Lin Chen on March thirteenth, 2009. Lin’s throat was slashed during what was believed to be [...]

Home Invasion’s blade cuts deep into senior citizen

Gang related murders have decreased but not all city residents have been able to keep the peace. A blade was repeatedly thrust into the chest of a senior citizen while [...]

Alleged serial home invader remanded for minor’s rape

Home invasions otherwise known as aggravated burglaries appear to be on the rise. They are particularly violent when women are involved. Unlike Westby who was stabbed, other victims of home [...]

Chandra will sprint against Santi in Caribbean Shores Race

The U.D.P. Caribbean Shores divisional elections will take place on December fourth. There has been movement back and forth between campaign workers of Chandra Cansino and Santino Castillo.  Late this [...]

Belizean Motocross Champs beat foreigners in race

Sports Monday will be coming up later in the newscast, but there is a local sport that is going higher than hoops, cutting across tracks, faster than sprinters and muddier [...]

Athletic Association’s 2 Presidents Controversy is International

Not all sporting events have the cooperation of their governing bodies. And a recent disagreement with the Belize Amateur Athletics Association (BAAA) has caused some international repercussions.  The B.A.A.A. has [...]

Gloria Serrano brings home 2 gold and 1 bronze

But amidst the chaos in the B.A.A.A, there is some good news, the lone athlete, fifteen year old Gloria Serrano, to represent Belize at the Central American Junior A and [...]

Citrus Growers U.S. $2.5 Million to soon be paid

And if you think institutional hiccups and misunderstandings are prevalent only in sports, then think again. Growers of the well-established citrus industry are still waiting to collect two and a [...]

OCEANA taking drilling to referendum

With OCEANA at the forefront of a petition to trigger a national referendum on oil drilling, the Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage collected the required seventeen thousand signatures. Government, [...]

P.U.P. clarifies position on 3 national issues

The People’s United Party, under the guidance of its recently appointed leader Francis Fonseca, has formally shared its views on a number of highly publicized national issues including the controversial [...]

Maskall resident says Village Chairman led mob to his family

While the P.U.P. family seems to be sorting out national issues, a village council is having a hard time with its own household matters.  A family land dispute has driven [...]

Resident says false allegation led to detention

Lambert also claims that four persons were arrested, but only after he sought out witnesses from surrounding villages to support his report. He alleges that false reports were made against [...]

Canadian Novelist is a product of San Ignacio

Belizean Author, Jorge David Awe, now lives in Canada, but he honors his hometown in his book “Essence and Folly”.  It is a collection of short stories that combines humor [...]

James Adderley cycles through Sagitun Banana Classic

Good Evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The lucrative Sagitun Banana Cycle Classic was the rage yesterday inside Independence as the best in the business converged on [...]

2 Colombians dead after Mexican plane crashes near Zoo

When a Super King Air landed on the Southern Highway in November 2010, a massive load Colombian cocaine was found hidden nearby and charges followed for several officers. Another plane [...]

Carters Upholstery burns but business still open

While the plane was hovering above the Western Highway, its pilots may have noticed a fire on the ground, but it wasn’t its landing strip. A local business located on [...]

Trouble in Paradise; Oilmen, Barrow and Saum in Court

There is trouble in paradise for Kimano Barrow and Alfredo Acosta, as the injunction filed against Paradise Energy Limited continues to be in effect. Their oil contract was signed in [...]

Oceana says transparency needed with environmental fund

Still on the prospect of oil, Cabinet has approved the establishment of the Environmental Common Fund as has been long stipulated in the Petroleum Regulations. All current Production Sharing Agreements [...]

16 Days of Activism officially launched in parade

Commemorating the annual Sixteen Days of Activism, the Women’s Department along with their partners, held their official opening ceremonies.  It is anticipated that the activities which are geared at sensitizing [...]