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Quarry Explosion Kills Mining Manager; Destroys Houses in Santa Cruz Neighborhood

There are serious questions being asked tonight about a deadly explosion which caused the loss of one life, injured many others and left properties extensively damaged. A dynamite was exploded [...]

Residents Were Warned, Contractor Says; Damages to be Assessed

While Belize Roadway Construction is not accepting liability for damages caused by the explosion, the company is reaching out to residents of the Santa Cruz community in an effort to [...]

Family Says Murdered Israel Chuc Had Been Attacked Before

This morning, the Chuc family from San Ignacio spoke out about the murder of Israel Chuc. The thirty-four-year-old was discovered dead in the Branch Mouth area of San Ignacio and [...]

Prison Lifer Back to Jail for Alleged Rape

Forty-three-year-old Kenroy Cooke was arraigned today in court on two counts of unnatural act and one count of harm which occurred on the twenty-fifth and twenty-ninth of November of this [...]

Senate Government Caucus Skeptical on Maritime Areas Amendment

The Senate met for its final session for 2017 this morning in Belmopan. On the agenda were four bills and two motions brought from the House of Representatives along with [...]

Ashley Rocke Swings Vote Despite Plea from P.U.P.’s Courtenay

From the inception of its plan to present the Bill, the P.U.P. went on the move to lobby the social partner senators, who often prove to be the deciding factor [...]

Eamon Blames ‘Politics’ for Defeat; U.D.P. Asks Who’s Really in Charge?

After the Senate meeting, a disappointed Eamon Courtenay lamented the chance wasted by what he called ‘petty politics.’ Meanwhile, Michael Peyrefitte expanded on the suggested ‘incompetence’ of his former House [...]

The Civic is Back – Who Will Manage Spanking New Arena

A new state of the art Civic Center on Central American Boulevard was opened today for the first tour by the public. The impressive facility is said to cost the [...]

Time’s Up! Belize Bank, G.O.B. Prepare for U.H.S. Showdown

Has the time come for repayment of ninety million-plus Belize dollars to the Belize Bank Limited in respect of the Government’s sovereign guarantee of a defaulted loan by Universal Health [...]

Aldo Salazar Says Chamber Was Out of Line

The House of Representatives is on recess as of Friday, so even if the certificate is obtained in the coming days, its enforcement cannot be pursued until the House next [...]

Government Plans U.H.S. Commission of Inquiry But What Will It Accomplish?

There will be a Commission of Inquiry into the Universal Health Services fiasco, as agreed between the National Trade Union Congress of Belize’s executive and Prime Minister Dean Barrow during [...]

Senate Turns Down Contractor General for Re-Appointment

Godwin Arzu has been in the role of Contractor General since 2009 and his current two-year term expires at the end of 2017. The government has been seeking to renew [...]

A Christmas Gift to Belize: No Oil on Our Shores!

There was rare bipartisan agreement on the Petroleum Operations (Maritime Zone Moratorium) Bill, 2017, which establishes a moratorium on exploration, exploitation and other operations within the Belize Barrier Reef system, [...]

New Hall Towers over Twin Towns

San Ignacio and Santa Elena Towns have a brand new town hall. The one point seven million dollar spanking new building was inaugurated today and replaces the old town hall [...]

Giving out the Jingle Box

Some needy families were all smiles today in anticipation of the Christmas holidays. Inside a Jingle Box, the families found an assortment of groceries that will make their Christmas happier. [...]

Bodybuilders Strike Gold in Managua

Belize has finally gotten on the golden side in the Central American Games in bodybuilding. On Tuesday night, Clayton Greenidge secured the masters’ title and light-heavyweight eighty-kilogram category. Oyinkro Akpobodor [...]

Young and Old Unite for ‘Story Time’

Still looking for a Christmas gift for your children? Why not give the gift of reading and contribute to a good cause by gifting a copy of “Story Time”?The National [...]

38 Grads from Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Youth Apprenticeship Program held another graduation today where more than thirty apprentices of the tenth intake graduated. According to the coordinators of the program, over one hundred of the [...]