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Cain and Able; brother kills brother in Sandhill

2012 comes to a close with a record number of murders. One hundred and forty five persons have been killed across the country; the majority of victims were gunned down [...]

Murder count at 145; lovers’ murder and suicide

The victim, Brandon Cabanas was twenty-three years old, and his brother the murder suspect Edward Cabanas is twenty years old. Though only one brother survived the dispute, his life will [...]

Anthony Garcia charged for Boxing Day murder

There is an update to another killing that occurred over the holidays. The man accused of brutally stabbing seventeen year old Luke Dayton Nunez to death on December twenty-sixth has [...]

House falls on Pelican Street

We’ve reported on a family of a dozen that recently lost their home in a blaze days before Christmas in Orange Walk Town. It’s quite daunting to start the year, [...]

Special Branch’s numerous drug and ammo busts

The Special Branch of the Police Department has been very busy over the past three days and conducted successful searches for drugs and ammunition. On December twenty-eighth at six-fifteen p.m., [...]

Islander stabbed and self-discharges from hospital

A San Pedro businessman was the victim of a stabbing incident on Ambergris Caye last Friday night. Edwin Henry was reportedly attacked by four men while he stood on Sea [...]

Teacher raped in Cayo and a narrow escape in Belmopan

2012 also saw some of the country’s most heinous crimes committed on females.  The murder of Jasmine Lowe and Suzenne Martinez in the Cayo district tugged at the country’s collective [...]

Alleged robber at Marion Jones Stadium behind bars

As you are aware by now, the courts were busy even on the last day of the year. Nineteen year old Randy August will bring in 2013 behind bars after he [...]

Youth inspired to be Latin singer

Channel Five has proven that talent comes in all shapes and sizes from our various shows. And tonight, one seventeen year old resident of San Ignacio wants to showcase his [...]

Who will win the New Year’s Cycling Classic?

Each municipality has its own celebrations to usher in the New Year.  There may be private fireworks and countdown sessions across the country tonight, but come sunrise, 2013’s first national [...]

New Year and Old Resolutions

At the start of a new year, the general public often times make goals they wish to accomplish over the next twelve months. And while many may have achieved their [...]

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

Money time inside the 1st PLB Championship arrived yesterday at the F.F.B. Stadium where Police United and Belmopan Bandits went into the home and away series locked in a 1-1 [...]

1 dead and 4 others, including a 4 year old, injured in shooting in Ladyville

While the guns were silent in Belize City on Thursday night, shots were ringing loudly in Ladyville.  At about seven-thirty p.m., five persons were shot in the village. A four [...]

Trade License Fees; a hot button issue within business community

The recent increase in trade license fees by the Belize City Council remains a hot-button issue within the business community. In some cases, business owners have seen a three hundred [...]

Electricity rates will go up by over 16% in 2013

The Christmas season normally means that a few pounds will be carried on the waists of Belizeans in the New Year, but it seems that your next electricity bill may [...]

But increase not quite what B.E.L. asked for

B.E.L. will get an increase in rates, but not quite the amount it asked for overall. In its December tenth submission, B.E.L. stated that the Mean Electricity Rate (MER) increased [...]

UB students sign petition to prevent hike in semester fees in January 2013

Hundreds of students of the University of Belize are facing a significant hike in semester fees starting in January 2013 when the government says it will stop paying subsidies to [...]

A $350 increase to be implemented

Amadi says the affected students would be paying upwards of three hundred and fifty dollars more on their school fees and there are many who would not be able to [...]

Salesman robbed of $20,000

A Belize City salesman was robbed of almost twenty thousand dollars in cash on Thursday night. The Evergreen Street resident reported to police that at around twenty minutes after six [...]

Crashed Bert ambulance sends you to prison

A Police Street resident, who had a little too much to drink over the weekend, now has to find over four thousand dollars to pay the court and the Belize [...]

Ladyville bus conductor convicted for Harm

A bus conductor from Ladyville was convicted today by Magistrate Adolph Lucas for harming a female friend. The charge against forty-three year old Alton Fidel Flores, also known as “Spaceman” [...]

Taiwan holds luncheon and discusses territorial dispute in China

Today, the Taiwanese Embassy held their annual end of year luncheon. The event was to express gratitude on behalf of Taiwan to the Belizean government and people for their support [...]

New Ombudsman, Lionel Arzu, sworn in

A brief swearing-in ceremony was held in Belmopan earlier today during which forty-five year-old Lionel Arzu was inducted as the new ombudsman.  Arzu demits his post as an educator at [...]

Limited edition gold and silver coins to commemorate the end of Mayan cycle

The Central Bank of Belize has commissioned the Royal Mint to strike a limited edition of gold and silver coins in commemoration of the end of the Mayan cycle of [...]

Belize Barrier Reef: a travel destination for tourists escaping winter 2013

The Mesoamerican Reef System is a six hundred-mile stretch of marine biodiversity, which includes the Belize Barrier Reef. The Belize Barrier Reef has been chosen by the editors of National [...]