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Drug Plane Lands in Spanish Lookout

Police are tight-lipped today after an alleged drug plane landed at a remote location behind the Spanish Lookout Community sometime after midnight. Official details are practically nonexistent, perhaps because Police [...]

The Hostel Fire Tragedy Revisited

The families of three fire victims who perished inside a padlocked room at the Princess Youth Hostel are still reeling over their horrific deaths. Today, the families of the minors [...]

Police Launch Thorough Investigation into Youth Hostel Fire

There are lingering questions on the death of Shadisha Arnold, Ana Carlos and Elizabeth McKoy. As far as we know, the independent investigation led by a former magistrate, Margaret Nicholas, [...]

Post-mortem Examination on Three victims Performed Today

Today at one p.m., a postmortem was performed on the charred bodies of Shadisha Arnold, Ana Carlos and Elizabeth McKoy. According to the families, only Arnold’s mother was informed of [...]

Do you believe there’s negligence which led to the death of three girls in a fire at the Princess Royal Youth Hostel?

And tonight’s question is: Do you believe there’s negligence which led to the death of three girls in a fire at the Princess Royal Youth Hostel? Send your comments and [...]

Attorney Offers Service to Families of Victims

Legal redress in the wake of Saturday’s deadly fire at the female section of the Princess Royal Youth Hostel is an option that most likely will be explored by the [...]

Families Will Seek Legal Redress

Collectively, attorneys offering counsel to the fire victims’ families have come up with a figure for compensation in the absence of a formula such as the one used to calculate [...]

Saldivar Says Ministry Should Not Be Investigating Itself

Whereas an independent investigation into the tragic incident is being led by former magistrate and Director of the Family Court Margaret Nicholas, attorney Saldivar maintains that the ministry should not [...]

GOB Bans Offshore Drilling Near Reef System and World Heritage Sites

There is good news for anti-offshore drilling activists and organizations tonight. A release from Cabinet late this afternoon revealed that a policy has been approved which bans exploration in areas [...]

Bus Goes Up in Flames Near Georgeville

Employees of Santander, heading to work from Benque Viejo this morning, escaped serious injuries when the bus they were traveling suddenly caught fire.  The incident occurred sometime before six o’clock [...]

Belizean Shoppers in Chetumal Targeted by Thieves

Belizeans travelling across the border to shop during this Christmas season are asked to be on alert. A Mexican newspaper reports that Belizean shoppers are being targeted by thieves who [...]

Contrabista Asks OW Court for Leniency

I n July of this year, the Customs Department caught an Orange Walk businessman with an assortment of uncustomed vegetables and flour. Sergio Chi pleaded guilty and was fined three [...]

Pook brothers Murder Trial Nears Conclusion

In the Supreme Court, the trial of three Belize City brothers, Michael, Ryan and Adrian Pook is coming to an end. This morning, the trio was called to answer to [...]

Roads Constructed Weeks Ago Already Breaking Up

There is unprecedented infrastructural works ongoing across the country, projects funded through the Petrocaribe bounty and others through monies from various lending agencies. It was a major platform of the [...]

OW Mayor Seeks Municipal Bond for Infrastructure Works

Mayor Bernard has his own infrastructural problems in Orange Walk Town, similar to municipalities countrywide. There is little money for the upgrading and maintenance of all streets in town, and [...]

Inspiration Calendar 2016 Launched

The Inspiration Calendar is now in its fifth edition. The latest publication was launched today by the Office of the Special Envoy for Women and Children along with McNab Design. [...]