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Busted! Illegal immigrants caught

  Two Honduran nationals are spending quality time at the Kolbe Correctional Facility after they were caught last Friday in Belize City as they were passing through on their way [...]

After police released him, he robbed a soldier

  A Belize City man has been returned to the Kolbe Correctional Facility for an extended stay of seven years. Twenty-nine year old Clarence Grant, a resident of Ontario Village [...]

Invest Belize: new magazine for foreign investment

A glossy new publication was officially launched today. It is being published by Idea Labs and commissioned by Beltraide. Invest Belize, as it is called, is geared exclusively to attract [...]

Canadian Author gives lesson on bullying at Belize Elementary

The students from the Belize Elementary School this morning welcomed special guests all the way from Canada. Award winning author, Victor Lethbridge, made a special presentation to the eager students [...]

Exhibit launched at Mexican Embassy

From story-telling to the art…on Thursday, the Mexican Embassy is opening an art exhibition entitled, “Jazz and More.” The pieces displayed in canvass, acrylic and water color paintings focus on [...]

Thousands of union members demonstrate in Belize’s Capital

Less than two weeks ago, teachers from all ten B.N.T.U. branches countrywide voted by secret ballot to participate in a national demonstration. The decision was almost unanimous and it would [...]

B.N.T.U., N.T.U.C.B. and APSSM rally at the Assembly Building

After marching on the ring road, the gigantic crowd headed to Independence Hill for a three hour rally of speeches by branch representatives and other union leaders. Their cry was [...]

Can G.O.B. find cash for salary adjustments?

Over six hundred and thirty-nine persons voted on our last question on whether government was attempting to union bust. An overwhelming seventy percent voted yes and thirty percent said no. [...]

Mass shutdown of schools on protest day

While all the action was in Belmopan, the city was relatively quiet.  An overwhelming number of teachers answered the B.N.T.U.’s call for action. Here in the City, only a few [...]

APSSM past president says P.M. has power to make changes

While teachers and the B.N.T.U. took center stage through sheer numbers, the demonstration had the explicit support of the Public Service Union and the Association of Public Service Senior Managers. [...]

First murder trial without jury in session

The first murder trial without jury kicked off today before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin. Twenty-two year old Nicolai Rhys, the son of a police corporal, is accused of murdering reputed [...]

Suspect charged for murder of San Pedro resident

  On Saturday, twenty-five year old San Pedro boat captain, Byron Estrada, was butchered inside a popular nightclub on the island. Estrada was stabbed twenty-two times inside the bathroom of [...]

Faber redux: Minister’s forgotten protest

As far as the union negotiations go, the buck stops at Prime Minister Dean Barrow, but the man in the hot seat is Minister of Education, Patrick Faber. His name [...]

Education Minister denied UB student government claims

Following that trip down memory lane, Minister Faber also spoke about a more recent incident at the national university, U.B. The University of Belize’s student government led a protest on [...]

Guatemalan Foreign Ministry investigation; President says country at a disadvantage in taking claim to ICJ

  The Guatemalan press is today reporting that President Otto Perez Molina has asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate who should have had Guatemalan’s best interest at heart, [...]

APAMO condemns violence at Ya’axché Conservation Trust office

Last week, the Minister of Forestry, Lisel Alamilla, disclosed that someone had shot at the offices of the Ya’axche Conservation Trust in Golden Stream. Today, the Association of Protected Areas [...]

Dad pleads for help with daughter’s leukemia

Times are tough for a lot of people and many can ill afford medical attention. From time to time, they turn to the media to get exposure to their cause. [...]

Unions full day demonstration of government

A teacher’s demonstration has morphed into a massive protest; thousands are expected to show their muscle in Belmopan. It starts in about fourteen hours and teachers will be joined by [...]

N.T.U.C.B. dismisses Chamber of Commerce comments

Last Friday, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued a statement regarding the wage bill issue that stands to increase salary adjustments are approved by government. It said that [...]

UB students’ small protest

While teachers will show their strength on Tuesday in Belmopan, this morning, the capital was also the venue for another protest. A group of students staged a small protest over [...]

Priscilla Espat loses another son to murder

There was a vicious murder on the island of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye in the early hours of Saturday morning. Twenty-five year old Byron Estrada was stabbed multiple times as [...]

A Swan song for a beleaguered family

The murder of twenty-five year old boat captain Byron Estrada came as a shock to his mother, but she is certainly no stranger to tragedy and no stranger to violent [...]

One dead as SUV and bus collide on highway

Road traffic accidents are frequent on our highways and account for a significant percentage of deaths. But despite negative perception, serious accidents involving buses are not frequent. An accident early [...]

Villager stabs villager in attempted murder incident

Thirty-three year old Rene Murillo of August Pine Ridge has been charged with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and dangerous harm. On Sunday night, sixty-one year old [...]

Shooting leads to Moody’s attempted murder charge

  Over the weekend, twenty year old Albert Moody, a resident of Jane Usher Boulevard, was detained in connection with the shooting of Kent Moss. When he appeared before Magistrate [...]