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Evening shootout in Belize City, several injured

There has been a surge in violence in the past sixteen hours. Two men were murdered overnight…but this evening, a sustained shootout, purportedly between members of rival gangs in the [...]

Namesake and grandson of legendary musician, murdered

Gun blasts were heard just before two o’clock this morning in the vicinity of George Frazer and Iguana Streets. When the gunfire subsided, twenty-six year old Wilfred Peters, the third [...]

Foam factory boss murdered by employee

Just before Wilfred Peters the third was gunned down, there was another murder. A Hattieville businessman, Wei Tao Liu, succumbed to injuries when he was hit on the head by [...]

Man falls dead on road

Police are also investigating the sudden death of twenty-two year old Angel Chiac, whose body was discovered just after eight on Tuesday night between miles twenty-five and twenty-six on the [...]

6 months later, shooting victim succumbs

Gregory Jones was shot in December 2012 while he was at an event at the B.T.L. Park on Princess Margaret Drive. The youth was shot while partying with his girlfriend [...]

Buildings on John McAfee’s compound burn to ground

John McAfee – now there’s a name you probably never wanted to hear again…but you will, because early this afternoon two large wooden houses on his gated compound in Carmelita [...]

Belizean kidnapper gets 25 years in Guatemalan jail; more charges pending

There is word tonight from Guatemala that thirty-three year old Joseph Budna has been sentenced to twenty-five years in a Guatemalan prison after being found guilty of kidnapping.  The former [...]

UB students upset about fees (lowest in region)

The University of Belize is the only educational institution in Belize which offers degree programs at both the Associates and Bachelor’s levels, and each year enrollment grows. But the institution [...]

El Turk will soon know if he will be extradited to U.S.A.

Extradition proceedings for Lebanese businessman Khalid Jamil El Turk to be handed over to U.S. authorities continued this morning in the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith.  El Turk, [...]

Woman who stabbed and killed B.D.F. freed

At about seven-thirty on Wednesday night, a jury of seven women and two men concluded deliberations in the manslaughter trial of twenty-six year old Leshawn Lino. When they emerged after [...]

Mental appraisal needed for man charged with carnal knowledge

Also in court, the trial of Dean Bennett for a charge of attempted carnal knowledge and aggravated assault of an indecent nature was interrupted today by Judge Troadio Gonzalez. Bennett [...]

John Briceño appalled by destruction of Noh Mul

The destruction of Noh Mul continues to draw condemnation from numerous sectors. Late last week, Noh Mul was savaged by a company, De Mar’s, owned by businessman and U.D.P. affiliate, [...]

Mexican exhibit honors Yucatecan expert in ink collages

Friendship between Belize and Mexico has recently further enhanced by a meeting of representatives working in the tourism sector. But for those who don’t cross the border to visit, our [...]

Despite Noh Mul fiasco, tourism industry is booming

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture has been taking a hit in the wake of the destruction of the Mayan monument, Noh Mul. While its C.E.O. Tracy Panton, acknowledged these [...]

Healthy Living: an apple a day keeps the doctor away

The last time we sat down with nutritionist and the coordinator for the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama (INCAP) and PAHO advisor, Evelyn Roldan, we spoke about [...]