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Gunman kills 2nd brother in 2 weeks

There have been no murders in the City since Monday, but to start the weekend, a shooting on Mex Avenue after four o’clock this afternoon left one man dead. Thirty-six [...]

Nepalese catch and released; and more suspect visas

For months, we have been reporting on the unusual number of Chinese nationals that have been arriving in Belize with questionable visas. While a few come as genuine visitors, the [...]

Woman with undeclared US $45,000 cash in carry-on luggage

A Belizean businesswoman living in the United States was busted at the Philip Goldson International Airport with a substantive amount U.S. dollars. Jane Rose Cheung, a resident of Mississippi, arrived [...]

Witness tells how Felix brothers killed his friend

The murder trial of brothers, Maurice and Emory Felix continued today before Justice Herbert Lord in the Supreme Court. They are charged for the fatal shooting of twenty-nine year old [...]

Bert Haylock/Vasquez; his charges and all the girls

Another murder trial that the country is impatiently waiting on is that of Bert Vasquez also known as Bert Haylock. This past week, at least a thousand San Ignacio residents [...]

Clusters of hand, foot and mouth disease in schools

Fever, sore throat, blisters on the mouth, hands, feet and buttocks; are the symptoms of a contagious disease that is spreading among children. It is known as the Hand, Foot [...]

Mercury levels still high in Macal River fish

While the children have parents to look after their health, the same can’t be said for the fish in the Macal. The Ministry of Health, the Department of the Environment [...]

House burns; custodian was out all night buying food

An early morning fire destroyed portions of the upper flat of a concrete house in the city. Fire officials were called out to Barrack Road where they saw the top [...]

What caused the countrywide blackout?

The electricity company held its annual general meeting on Wednesday. Belize Electricity Limited is reporting two million in earnings but on Thursday night the entire country was plunged into blackout. [...]

Human Trafficking Report indicates Belize needs to do more

It is estimated that as many as twenty-seven million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. That is the driving force behind the US Department of State’s annual [...]

Jaguar Paw; getting there is half the challenge

The Belize Caves Branch Cave is a must visit on a tourist’s to do list.  The Nohoch Che’en Reserve has attracted tourists from around the world for cave tubing and [...]

Graduation for at-risk youths

Several programs have been introduced in the Old Capital by the Ministry of Education to address the increased number of dropouts and offer opportunities to the youth. Some of those [...]

Con-artist collecting money, but doesn’t work for Lands Department

Charlatans and confidence men have always been in existence in the country. But one such con artist has become so prominent, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture was obligated [...]

Birdman spots Jabiru Stork at SJC

The country’s preeminent birdmen made a startling observation, startling at least for the birding community. While Rudy ‘Rudybird’ Burgos was registering his child at St. John’s Junior College, the avid [...]

Fete ushers in the Season of Carnival

September is still a few months away, but the first event of the upcoming carnival season takes place this weekend.  To kick things off, the Instigate Carnival Fete is taking [...]