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B.T.L. to Purchase 2 Fire Trucks for San Pedro Town

Earlier in the month a massive fire in San Pedro Town destroyed ten houses and left eighty-seven persons homeless. The fire which occurred in the Boca Del Rio Area of [...]

G.D.P. Up 5.4 Percent

The Statistical Institute of Belize says that the Gross Domestic Product went up by five point four percent. It is a relatively big growth when compared to the second quarters [...]

Jack Charles Cries Foul as Alleged Vehicle Thieves are Flown Back to India

A pair of Indian nationals was flown back to their home country on Tuesday after spending almost a year in protective custody in Belize.  Twenty-four-year-old Keyur Barot and Jitendra Kumar [...]

Abram Friesen Charged for Tampering with a Firearm

Police report today that on Wednesday, a search was conducted at the house of twenty-four-year-old Abram Friesen of Camp twenty-four Shipyard. There, the officers found a semi-automatic assault-type rifle for [...]

The National Community Oriented Policing Award Ceremony

The strategy of community policing has been met with a level of success in keeping neighbourhoods safe across the country. The approach allows the police to interact and connect with [...]

Achieving Competitive Advantage through Brand Positioning

A brand management training entitled “Achieving Competitive Advantage through Brand Positioning” was held today at the Biltmore Plaza. It was organized by Chamberlain Consulting and Galen University and seeks to [...]

A Final Webinar Session with Journalists on Open Government Ecosystem in Belize

You were first introduced to the organization last week when it held one of a series of webinar sessions at the BTEC offices at the ITVET compound in Belize City, [...]

Teaching Children About the Judicial System

Twenty-four kids from ages eight to fifteen from region one received a tour of the court houses and participated in a mock trial today. The kids were in court, joined [...]

B.T.L. and UWI Sign M.O.U. that Benefits Students

The University of the West Indies, Open Campus signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Belize Telemedia Limited today. The M.O.U. establishes the terms of a joint initiative between the two [...]

Local Company Kicked Out by Venezuelan Company to do DigiNet Works?

Has Belize Telemedia Limited hired workers from Venezuela to replace Belizeans who are installing lines as a part of the DigiNet roll out?  The C.E.O. of the company has denied [...]

Murder in the West: Roshane Jones Shot Twice in the Face

A Camalote resident, Roshane Jones was found brutally murdered this morning. The body of the twenty-four-year-old was discarded in a bushy area near the Valley of Peace Village in Cayo. [...]

Sapna Budhrani Suspended; More on the Damning NICH Audits

The news tonight is that after days of inaction, the president of NICH, Sapna Budhrani has been suspended from her post. On Monday night, News Five revealed the contents of [...]

A Challenge to the Police Department on Drug Plane Landings

The transshipment of narcotics through northern Belize, particularly via unregistered aircrafts landing on clandestine runways in the far reaches of the Orange Walk and Corozal Districts, continues unabated.  In most, [...]

Why Containers of Pharmaceuticals Remain Stuck at Port

Earlier this year, we reported on a shortage of medical supplies as well as medicines. The Ministry of Health had given assurances that the shortage was been taken care of, [...]

Streamlining of Teachers to Commence at Gwen Liz

Gwen Lizarraga High School formally reopened its classrooms to approximately three hundred and thirty-five students across all forms on Monday morning, officially kicking off the academic calendar for 2018.  The [...]

Number of Teachers to Be Sent Home From Gwen Liz Still Undetermined

Aside from a reduction of teachers, resources allocated for the development of students will also be reduced considerably, since funding is set aside based on the size of its enrollment.  [...]

Guilty of Manslaughter, Justin Lemott Sentenced to 15 Years Behind Bars

Guilty of manslaughter…today, twenty-nine-year-old Justin Lemott was sentenced to fifteen years behind bars. But Lemott, who was found guilty of fatally stabbing of seventeen-year-old Richard Waight Junior in April 2014, [...]

Justice Williams Denies No Case Submission in Richard and Maria Stuart Murder Trial

The criminal trial against Milton Maza and Eli Lopez Avila continued today in the court room of Justice Colin Williams today. The two men stand accused of butchering Attorney Richard [...]

American National Missing in Southern Belize

American national Sherris Stringhan is missing. The sixty-seven-year-old who lives in Hopkins Village was last seen on Saturday, August twenty-fifth. According to police, Stringham and her vehicle, a green Nissan [...]

16-year-old Boy Goes Missing in PG

There is another missing person to report on tonight; he is a sixteen-year-old young man also from the south. Robert Jacobs has been missing since Friday morning. His parents Robert [...]

Allegations of Mismanagement at Sugar Industry Control Board

Chairman of the Sugar Cane Production Committee, Doctor Carlos Itza, is speaking out against what he describes as mismanagement at the Sugar Industry Control Board.  Doctor Itza is calling into [...]

Dr. Carlos Itza Says S.I.C.B. Should be Audited

According to Doctor Carlos Itza, S.I.C.B. manages millions of dollars every year. He says that for the cane farmers to understand the gravity of the alleged mismanagement, an audit should [...]

9 Belizeans are Awarded Chevening Scholarships

Nine Belizeans have been awarded scholarship to pursue a one-year post-graduate study in the U.K.  The Chevening Scholarship awarded by the British government offers outstanding emerging leaders and influencers to [...]

U.S. Donates $1.2 Million of Equipment to the Coastguard and the B.D.F.

About one point two million dollars in equipment was handed over today to the Belize Coast Guard and the Belize Defence Force by the U.S. government. The Coast Guard received [...]

Taiwan Donates Musical Instruments and Souvenir Pins to the G.G.

Taiwan today made a less controversial donation than rice. The Governor General, Colville Young, has received a monetary donation for his Music in the Schools Programme to purchase a small [...]