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P.U.C. delivers its final decision on electricity rates; there’s good news for G.O.B.

Many Belizeans welcomed the New Year with a cringe following the announcement at the end of December that electricity rates would increase by as much as sixteen point eight-seven percent [...]

But not so good for consumers; 17% increase in the cost of electricity

  So government maintains its tariff for street lights and will continue to pay fifty-five cents per kilowatt hour and not the sixty-four cents that was presented in the first [...]

Police officer charged for death of Punta Gorda Resident

One month after a Punta Gorda resident was found dead in a drain, a Police Constable has been charged in connection with his death. The officer, forty year old Leon [...]

2 fires: Oar House Bar & Grill gutted in a case of arson

There are two fires to report tonight; one in the City and the other in Ladyville. In the case of the Oar Restaurant located in Vista del Mar, it is [...]

Elderly man injured in fire on Marigold Lane

The other fire started about six hours later in Belize City. A senior citizen, living alone at a house on Marigold Street, was injured when the fire erupted at his [...]

Accident on the Phillip Goldson Highway; several persons injured

Just after five this evening, there was an accident near mile seven on the Phillip Goldson Highway. It involved a Sports Utility Vehicle and a trailer truck. According to an [...]

Should the media censor coverage of gang related murders or violent crime?

Over a thousand persons voted on our last week’s question on whether there is support for a curfew given the crime situation. An overwhelming eighty-five percent were in favour of [...]

Late evening shooting in Old Capital

Just a few minutes ago, there was a shooting in the city on Raccoon Street extension, just three blocks away from the police station near a tire shop. Early reports [...]

Another bust of illegal rosewood extraction in the south

  For months the illegal rosewood extraction has been a topic of interest, and since the burning of over four hundred thousand dollars worth of flitches by forestry Minister Lisel [...]

Special tribute to George Price on his birthday

January fifteenth is the birthday of the man who has been hailed as the father of Belizean Independence and the Father of the Nation. George Price died on September nineteenth, [...]

Opposition Leader visits Dean Street

In the wake of the four brutal murders last week, Leader of the Opposition Francis Fonseca offered the cooperation of his Party to fight crime; it was accepted in principle [...]

Index of Economic Freedom: where is Belize ranked?

If you’ve been trying to remember the last time Belize was featured on some foreign list or by some rating agency in a positive light, you might not find many. [...]

Mayhem inside detention cell at magistrate’s Court

There was mayhem inside the Magistrate’s Court detention area this morning and a BERT ambulance had to be called to the scene after a fight broke out between prison inmates [...]

Another case of carnal knowledge

There is another report of carnal knowledge to report. A fifteen year old minor told police that her mother, a resident of Sarteneja Village in the Corozal District, gave her [...]

Mark Massam turns himself in to the cops

  We reported on Monday that police were looking for Mark Massam, who was seen throwing away a gun while running away from the police in Corozal Town last Sunday. [...]

B.D.F. receives new vehicles to increase patrols along borders

With the ICJ question up in the air, a referendum on the Belize/Guatemala dispute scheduled for October sixth and persistent incursions into our borders, the lack of security at the [...]

U.S.A. travel advisory lifted

There is a sign of relief in the tourism industry. A travel advisory issued by the United States immediately following the slaughtering of four George Street gang affiliates has been [...]

F.F.B. National A selection to take part in UNCAF tournament

The Football Federation of Belize National “A” selection leaves this Wednesday for Costa Rica to take part in the UNCAF tournament. Belize will be going up against three major teams [...]

Regional Integration and Economic Growth lecture held at UWI and UB

The economies of Belize and other countries in the region have been in the forefront of discussions in recent years, as global realities have forced governments to adjust, adapt or [...]