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City Hall’s eviction has it in a mix with DJ Tambran

He’s a popular disc jockey and a businessman; DJ Tambran’s name resonates in many quarters throughout the Old Capital. His small business has been located at the Commercial Center for [...]

Natives are restless in Pickstock Jungle without water

The Jungle is an impoverished Pickstock Street community that has been without water for days. Most of the residents depend on free water from a pipe stand that was blocked [...]

Diana’s Fruit Shop burnt to the ground

The owner of a small business returned to it early this morning to find it had been destroyed by fire. Some time on Tuesday night, Diana’s Fruit shop on Central [...]

Caves Branch rappelling platform is much ado about nothing

The construction of a rappelling platform atop Cave Three at Nohoch Che’en has been a hot-button issue among tourism stakeholders since it was first discovered that work was being done [...]

Economic Indicator: unemployment levels at record high

In economic indicators tonight, the unemployment level is at a record high; the joblessness is highest among women and youths. In households across the country there is less or no [...]

How Carnival has evolved

It started back in 1975 Belize and has morphed into the single hottest ticket in the national September celebrations. Belize’s carnival is a fusion of culture, color and creativity in [...]

Pickstock group of a hundred children may not be in Carnival

Still on the carnival, the Pickstock Mas Band takes a hundred kids every year in the Carnival.  But with only a few days left before the road march on September [...]

C-NET+ robbed; HIV support group a victim

Just before three this afternoon, the office of Collaborative Network of People Living with HIV in Belize (C-NET) located behind the PASMO Building on Princess Margaret Drive was the target [...]

Criminal tries escape artist as his new career

Three men, who were charged for unlicensed firearms and ammunition back in 2010, were convicted today and sentenced to four years in prison, but one had other plans. After being [...]

Busted before, alleged drug traffickers denied bail

While three were convicted of firearm offences, four persons, including a sixteen year old minor, were also in court today for Drug Trafficking. Twenty-year old Shaquan Almendarez, forty-seven year old [...]

Sounds of Freedom; Reggae and Dancehall Culture in the Caribbean

A recognized professor and lecturer of the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Kingston Jamaica is in Belize for two distinguished lectures. Professor Carolyn Cooper is an expert [...]

What is the equation to transform craft for international appeal?

Professor Cooper also met with local artists and musicians in a workshop at the House of Culture. Central among the discussions are the topics of marketing and the content of [...]

Men in uniform; are they drinking on the job?

We don’t have a “picture of the day” segment on the newscast but if we ever did, this photo of Immigration Officers would certainly make it as an all time [...]

Earthquake hits Costa Rica

Alarms bells went off this morning when word spread that a tsunami warning was in effect for Belize and the rest of the Caribbean following a seven point six magnitude [...]

Service Day is a Service Day, not a Holiday

Leading up to the celebrations, and as a point of clarification, the National Celebrations Committee says that September nineteenth which has been designated as National Service Day, is NOT a [...]

Super Furia is back for Independence

Popular Sugar City musical outfit the Super Furia Band, is back with new music just in time to capitalize on the September Celebrations madness.  With a slew of patriotic songs [...]