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Bert Vasquez gets an umbrella to the head on his way to court

The air was emotionally charged outside the San Ignacio Magistrate court this morning.  Bert Vasquez, who is charged with the June murder of Jasmine Lowe as well as thirteen charges [...]

A Guatemalan illegal logger is killed in the south; 2 others arrested

There is breaking news tonight that a Guatemalan logger has been killed by the B.D.F. in the Columbia River Forest Reserve in the Toledo District. According to a release late [...]

Belize City teen stabbed to death allegedly for his own bike

In the city, the short reprieve was broken when a youth was stabbed and killed this afternoon. According to residents on George Street, around two-thirty, eighteen year old Raheem Smith [...]

US national still in custody for murder of Bella Vista woman

And in respect of a previous murder, on Tuesday of this week we reported that police had detained a U.S National in connection with the murder of twenty-five year old [...]

Butane prices drop by a whopping $30 per 100lb cylinder

There is some good news to report tonight that will bring major relief to the pockets of Belizeans. Effective this Friday, the retail price of butane will be reduced by [...]

Support continues to flow for decriminalization of marijuana possession

The decriminalization of the possession of up to ten grams of marijuana is being hotly debated and it appears that the government initiative is getting support from many quarters. Current [...]

UB subsidy cut to take effect in January 2013

Last week, during the budget debate, the Minister of education, Patrick Faber, said that government will be cutting the subsidies to the University of Belize for general semester fees. It [...]

Belize City butcher goes to jail for allegedly stabbing another man

A local butcher has been charged for allegedly stabbing another man during an altercation at Good Fortune Bar on Newtown Barracks. This morning, forty-three year old Joseph Castillo appeared before [...]

National HIV Strategic and Operational plans launched

The world’s largest AIDS conference opens in Washington in the next few days. Around the world, more than thirty-four million persons are affected with the AIDS virus. But the good [...]

National AIDS Commission says HIV belongs on the budget

Copies of the HIV strategic and operational plans were also handed over to the government this morning. And while several ministries, particular the Ministry of Health, have been supportive of [...]

Flavors of Belize donates 6 stoves to charity

The Flavors of Belize cookbook was launched early this month at a grand cocktail at the Best Western Belize Biltmore Plaza. The event featured several cooking stations where buyers sampled [...]

SIF prepares for infrastructural works in Municipal Development

An initiative known as the Belize Municipal Development Project is being financed through a thirty million dollar loan by the World Bank. The Social Investment Fund is responsible for implementing [...]

Fultec celebrates 20 years with a donation to the K.H.M.H.

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital was today gifted with six brand new Acer desktop computers from Fultec Systems. The company, in celebrating its twentieth anniversary, made the donation to the [...]

Healthy Living looks back at Rowan Garel’s “Walk Across Belize.”

The daily newscast is often dominated by crime, but the story of a young and heroic blind teenager has captured our attention and captivated the hearts of thousands across the [...]