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Garifuna bank employee instructed not to speak her native tongue

The Christian Workers Union which represents bank employees has joined the chorus of condemnation against the Dangriga Branch of the First Caribbean Bank. Recently, a bank employee, Uwahnie Martinez, was [...]

Cane farmers facing huge drop in sugar sales to Tate and Lyle

A letter from Tate & Lyle delivered to the B.S.C.F.A. on Tuesday has sent shockwaves through that Association, which governs eighteen branches in Orange Walk and Corozal. Citing the fluctuating [...]

Still no payment for bagasse to cane farmers

While the impending Fairtrade disaster has taken center stage with the B.S.C.F.A. and the five thousand plus cane farmers in the north, there is plenty of turmoil in the industry [...]

Darrel Alvarez arraigned for burning down his aunt’s house

A man who police claim confessed to burning down his aunt’s home in the Gungulung area of Belize City is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison.  Twenty-seven year [...]

Edmond Castro talks about Arthur Saldivar’s predicament

The People’s United Party has suspended, attorney Arthur Saldivar as standard bearer for the Belize Rural North Constituency. That happened on Wednesday at a meeting called by the executive to [...]

US national found dead in hotel room

The body of an American national, Robert Thomas, was found today in his room at a guest house in Belize City. Just after ten this morning, a taxi-man who would [...]

Belize Police Department website directs to a porn site

In June 2012, twelve year old Jasmine Lowe was found dead on a lonely street in the Cayo District. Her death sparked unprecedented awareness and action, and in her name [...]

Man sentenced to 10 years for robbery

Convicted robber, twenty six-year old Dillon Diamond is serving his first night of a ten year sentence for attempted robbery. The Taylor’s Alley resident is accused of holding up at [...]

Cop accidentally shoots himself

Just before one this morning, police constable Victor Chulin had to be hospitalized for a gunshot wound to his leg. The officer was reportedly on Cemetery Road in front of Trench [...]

Elections held for Police Association

You may not be aware of it, but there is a body entrusted with looking after the rights of Police Officers countrywide – from the rank of constable all the [...]

Dangriga Mayor denounces action of the First Caribbean Bank

This afternoon, Dangriga Mayor Gilbert Suazo, himself a prominent member of the Garifuna community, denounced the action of the bank.  According to Mayor Suazo, the idea of restricting employees of [...]

Maskall finally gets a library

A new library was inaugurated in Maskall Village earlier today.  For decades, the rural community has been without a public facility which caters to the academic and literary needs of [...]

The 24th annual National Women Softball Championship

Seven teams from across the jewel are participating in the twenty-fourth annual National Women’s Softball Championship held by the Belize Softball Federation. Starting this Friday at six-thirty p.m. at the [...]

Inclement weather forecast for the weekend

The Belize Tourism Board announced today that the Village Arts and Craft Expo that was scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until November first due to the inclement weather [...]

Healthy living looks at back to school tips for parents

It’s back to school season! Parents across Belize have been busy getting school books, stationary, uniforms school bags and just about everything the children need for a brand new academic [...]