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Minor Shot in San Pedro

A thirteen year old student of the Ambergris Caye Elementary School has been shot at her home while she prepared for dinner. Tonight, Meredith Escalante is lucky to be alive [...]

Shooting in the City

There was another shooting, but in the city. Thirty-year-old Mark Alamilla, known to friends and family as Chabo, remains hospitalized tonight, following a near-fatal shooting a stone’s throw away from [...]

Boat Intercepted With Drugs and Contraband

A boat belonging to the water taxi, Thunderbolt, and carrying a number of passengers, was intercepted this morning at the Corozal pier before its scheduled departure to San Pedro. Unofficially, [...]

Rumble at the B.S.C.F.A.

On Wednesday’s newscast, we showed you the Prime Minister’s take on a situation which is bubbling in the B.S.C.F.A., the much embattled cane farmers association. To break it down, a [...]

Ortega Says Same Association…Different Rules

But while there is little doubt it is the same association, the move is seen as an attempted coup because of the way it was done. The B.S.C.F.A. company has [...]

SICB Says Move Is a Bad One

With all that said, the B.S.C.F.A.’s Committee of Management isn’t budging, and has written to the subscribers of the new company to back off. The Prime Minister has announced his [...]

Swiss-leaks Reveal Belize Millions Stashed

There is a report that surfaced earlier today in Caribbean news outlets, about billions of dollars being stashed away in Swiss Banks. The report claims that the funds were deposited [...]

PM Barrow Reveals Identity of Allegedly Abused Minors

The protection of minor’s identity in sensitive cases, such as molestation and rape, has long been priority for agencies concerned about the rights of children. In the recent, highly publicized [...]

Foundation to be Instituted in Memory of Fallen Officer

Danny Conorquie was twenty years old when he was shot and killed whilst on duty at the Caracol Archaeological Site last year. The killing of the special constable, who was [...]

Lord Ashcroft Says Matura-Shepherd is “Charming”

As we reported on Wednesday night, a photograph of a casual breakfast between Audrey Matura Shepherd and Lord Michael Ashcroft was plastered all over social media last Friday even before [...]

No Break in S.S.B./N.T.U.C.B. Impasse

Even as the protracted impasse between the B.S.C.F.A. and ASR/B.S.I. has been resolved, there is another between the S.S.B. and the N.T.U.C.B.  It revolves around the proposed appointment of CWU [...]

Hard Time for Stealing a House

Rupert Avila was sentenced to three months in prison after he pleaded guilty to theft for stealing a woman’s house. When he appeared in court today before Magistrate Herbert Panton, [...]

Fugitive Surrenders to GSU Boss

Today a man who was the subject of an intense manhunt is on remand at the Belize Central Prison. Jermaine Sanker went on a mini-crime spree in Corozal late last [...]

San Pedro Gears Up for Elections 2015

In San Pedro, twenty one candidates, including three mayoral, are running in the upcoming March fourth elections. It is the first time on the island that three slates have been [...]

Five Mayoral Candidates in Belmopan

While San Pedro has three mayoral candidates, the battle for mayorship of Belmopan is between five candidates, including two independent nominees.  On Wednesday, those candidates officially signed up to participate [...]

Faber Says Collet Secure

While Nomination Day is theoretically an official event, in reality it’s just a big show…and in Belize City that show in the south-side is run by the U.D.P. which controls [...]

Finnegan Defends Use of G.O.B. Vehicle in U.D.P. Parade

On Wednesday when the United Democratic Party flexed its muscles for Nomination Day, it was an ocean of red. Well, except for one spot of blue – the government license [...]

Belizean Wins a Grammy

The 2015 Grammy Awards ceremony was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday before a packed audience of A-list celebrities.  Kanye West’s now infamous post-show rant [...]

Taiwan Host Cultural Festival

The Embassy of the Republic of China/Taiwan has been successfully promoting the cultural exchange between Belize and Taiwan for many years. In an effort to continue to educate locals about [...]

B.T.L. Park Turns One

There is another activity to look forward to this weekend as the B.T.L. Park celebrates its one-year anniversary since it was renovated by the Belize City Council.  The recreational space [...]

McAfee Settles in Tennessee

Software magnate John McAfee fled Belize in 2012 after being named a person of interest in the murder of Greg Faull in San Pedro.  Since then the sixty-nine-year-old, who claims [...]

Healthy Living: Diabetes and Vision

Globally, it is estimated that half the people living with type two diabetes don’t know it.  Even though type-two diabetes may remain undetected for years, it still poses a great [...]