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Pastor’s Wife Fights Off Attackers in Crooked Tree…

There was a frightening home invasion in the village of Crooked Tree, Belize District at the house of the resident pastor while he was at a prayer meeting in Ladyville. [...]

Denny Grijalva Sues OWTC…Judgment Reserved!

This morning, Denny Grijalva was in court, but it had nothing to do with Noh Mul, that well known and previously pristine Mayan monument which was destroyed by Grijalva’s company. [...]

Mayor Bradley Says CitCO Can Do It Better than BML…

Belize City Mayor, Darrell Bradley, says the council’s debts to sanitation companies are perennial, but while he seems content with that explanation, the fact is that the Council is getting [...]

Mayor Confirms That BML Contract Will Not Be Renewed…

But while the Mayor is focused on the bottom line, the fact is that the lives of more than one hundred employees will be drastically impacted when BML’s contract is [...]

DHL Courier Knocked down on Coney Drive…

A DHL courier was badly injured in a late afternoon accident today right here on Coney Drive. It happened at around four thirty, when the courier was heading back to [...]

Grant Funding for Three Organizations…

Three organizations were awarded grant funding for initiatives across the Belize District including small ruminants, home gardening and nature appreciation. The grants were presented by officials of the Inter-American Institute [...]

Two Years Later…Still No San Estevan Road…

At his marathon press session on Wednesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow updated the media on infrastructure works across the country. Those works have been lauded at every turn by the [...]

Mayor Bradley on City Streets…Structured Madness!

The ongoing work on Belize City streets is absolutely wonderful, and absolutely frustrating…in equal measures. Take Central American Boulevard, for example. Works on that pothole ridden, rutted stretch started months [...]

Belize City Man Acquitted of Stepfather’s Murder…

A manslaughter trial concluded today in which a step-son was tried for butchering his step-father at their Vernon Street house in March, 2007.  Twenty-five year old Justin Emmanuel Orillana was [...]

Dangriga Man Awaits Verdict in Attempted Murder Trial…

A trial by judge without jury concluded before Justice Denis S. Hanomansigh in the Dangriga Supreme Court session. But the accused, identified as Devon Logan, who is out on bail, [...]

Eternal Garden Gets A Facelift…

The Eternal Garden Cemetery is Belize City’s new cemetery, located outside city limits in Hattieville. It replaced the Lord Ridge Cemetery a year ago when that place of rest simply [...]

Flowers Bank Residents Learn Drum-Making…

Flowers Bank is a remote village located in the Belize River Valley; while small it is rich with history and culture. Earlier today, we headed to the village for the [...]

Healthy Living Heads to Diabetes Camp…

Countrywide, there are many camps being hosted for children to occupy them during their summer break. It’s a win-win situation for parents and children as parents get to keep the [...]

PM Barrow Says Elrington’s Fugitive Status Isn’t GOB’s Concern…

The Prime Minister hosted a marathon press briefing today on the heels of a one hour televised interview on Sunday with banker Steve Duncan. PM Dean Barrow spoke on a [...]

Controversial Contractor Praised by PM…

And while Doctor Errol Elrington’s fugitive status isn’t the government’s concern, the controversies surrounding nephew of the Deputy Prime Minister, Imer Hernandez, aren’t either. Hernandez is a contractor of choice, [...]

Barrow Says IMF Can’t Tell Belize Anything…

At his lengthy press conference the Prime Minister was also asked, as he routinely is, about the state of the economy. There have been unprecedented injections of mostly Petrocaribe sourced [...]

Cabinet Approves Cleanup of Corrupt Lands Ministry…

But while Barrow isn’t paying any attention to the IMF, he’s paying plenty to the hotbed of corruption in his own front yard. So much so that Cabinet has approved [...]

Lands C.E.O. Says It Will Be A Group Effort…

As you heard, accountability will be one of the key premises of the new systems being put in place – making all officers accountable for their actions. A critical component [...]

PM Confirms Appointment of Ambassador Alexis Rosado…

On Monday, News Five reported on the appointment of Foreign Affairs C.E.O. Alexis Rosado as new Ambassador to Guatemala. He will be taking over from the late Alfredo Martinez. It’s [...]

73 Year Old Man Succumbs to Injuries Received on July 10th…

There is yet another murder to add to the long list of homicides in the month of July. A shooting incident back on July tenth has turned into a murder. [...]

ASR/BSCFA Bagasse Impasse Unresolved….

The impasse between B.S.I./A.S.R. and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association continues to thrive. At a general meeting of sugar cane farmers in Orange Walk and Corozal recently, it was [...]

Home of John Saldivar’s Belmopan Bandits Gets Major Upgrade…

The Isidoro Beaton Stadium in the nation’s capital is the home of the Belmopan Bandits, owned by Belmopan area representative John Saldivar. That stadium will soon be getting a major [...]

PM Says Concern About Puerto Azul is Premature…

The Prime Minister was also asked for his response to a move by environmental and conservation entities who have expressed concern about the proposed scale of the mega-tourism Puerto Azul [...]

Fishermen Protest Abrupt Removal from Marine Parade…

Fishermen and vendors operating along Marine Parade were taken aback this morning when they showed up to their assigned location around ten o’clock only to find it is being dismantled [...]

Hand in Hand Ministries Donates House….

Bernadine Lauriano was all smiles today when she officially received a house from Belize Electricity Limited and Hand in Hand Ministries Belize.  To qualify Lauriano had to assist in its [...]