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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 [...]

Taiwanese Government donates $120,000 to Ministry of Nat’l Security

Earlier in the newscast we told you about a luncheon held by the Taiwanese Embassy for several persons including government officials, former scholarship recipients, persons who had visited the mainland, [...]