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Colombian president makes airport visit

It’s not often that Belize entertains a visiting head of state. And even though the length of the visit was measured in minutes rather than days, it’s the thought that [...]

Cuban homebuilders arrive on Friday

In between the Colombian presidential flights, the Philip Goldson International Airport will also be receiving another shipment of hurricane relief. This one, at eight-thirty Friday morning, involves the arrival of [...]

Irrigation dam inaugurated in Cayo

At ceremonies held Wednesday evening, Minister of Agriculture Daniel Silva and regional director for the Food and Agriculture Organisation, David Bowen, inaugurated the Selena Micro Dam. The dam, near Spanish [...]

Prison Governor honoured by Rotary

It is the highest award that Rotary International confers, and in Belize it has been bestowed on a select few. The latest Belizean to become a Paul Harris fellow is [...]

Tourism recovering from Keith

Belize’s Tourism season usually begins with the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving, which was celebrated a week ago. With San Pedro and Caye Caulker, two of Belize’s biggest destinations, still recovering [...]

Youths fix up Belize City parks

The Youth Department transformed November thirtieth into a day of giving. As part of Youth Week, many ‘at risk’ young people were provided with a day of employment. Some of [...]

Jazz band prepares for concert

It was postponed a week due to rainy weather, but on Friday night at the House of Culture the jazz band XL will once again bring its special sound to [...]

SJC students put ideas into practice

Our educational system is often criticised for turning out graduates who are book smart, but have no feel for what real life is all about. One place that rap will [...]

Answers on girl murders still in short supply

They were particularly grisly crimes in which five young Belize City girls were abducted and killed over a sixteen-month period. Despite vows by authorities to solve the crimes quickly and [...]

Suspect arrested in shooting of vendor

Police have arrested and charged twenty-one year old Roque Rosado of Neal’s Pen Road in Belize City with attempted murder, deadly means of harm, dangerous harm and robbery in connection [...]

Hurricane repairs begin on San Pedro schools

Proceeds from the twenty million U.S. dollar hurricane relief loan recently approved by the IDB are already being put to use. One of the first projects to be initiated, by [...]

New appointees for Elections and Boundaries Com.

Two new members of the Elections and Boundaries Commission have been appointed. They are Herbert Panton, a reporter for the Guardian Newspaper, and attorney Samira Musa Pott. Pott and Panton [...]

Deadbeat dads will get community service

In news from Tuesday’s Cabinet session a government release reports that a number of new legislative initiatives will be undertaken shortly. One measure, which will bring relief to fathers behind [...]

BEL donates for AIDS billboards

As observance of Aids Week continues, Belize Electricity Limited has announced a donation, which will keep Belizeans aware of their responsibilities all year round. The four thousand dollar gift will [...]

Study shows little impact on reef from farming

A study on the effect of mainland agriculture on the barrier reef suggests that the present level of farming has not been harmful to the marine environment. The Watershed Reef [...]

Tourism police grow in numbers, respect

They are often regarded as second class citizens in the law enforcement community; officers who are empowered to stop crimes but more often wind up giving directions to befuddled visitors. [...]

Colombian president visits on Thursday

On Thursday Belize will receive a visit from the head of state of Colombia. President Andres Pastrana will touch down briefly at nine-fifteen in the morning at Philip Goldson International [...]

Contract awarded to pave Boom road

Residents of the Belize and Toledo districts will soon benefit from two major infrastructural projects. After many years of talk, the Burrell Boom Road between the Northern and Western Highways, [...]

Orange Walk youth alleges police brutality

Charges of brutality against the police department are not unusual. In fact, in August two police officers were relieved of duty following accusations of inappropriate behaviour in Orange Walk. Today [...]

Educators urge easing of border tensions

The sixty-first meeting of CSUCA, the Consejo Superior Universitario Centroamericano, has concluded its deliberations and issued a communiqué seeking to ease tensions between Belize and Guatemala. In a press release [...]

New measures announced to fight pine beetle

Significant measures are being taken by government towards the control and eradication of the Southern Pine Bark Beetle, which threatens to decimate the trees of the Mountain Pine Ridge Forest [...]

Taxi drivers fed up with Lake I streets

Last week we ran a story on problems created for students forced to navigate a north side street turned into mush by a construction project. Tonight we focus on a [...]

AIDS fight focuses on men

As World AIDS Day draws near on Friday; all eyes are focused on ways to slow down the deadliest epidemic of modern times. The World Health Organisation’s Director General, Gro [...]

U.B. hosts Central American universities

Educators from all over Central America converged on Belize City this morning. The event both increased the stature of the host, University of Belize, and placed the institution in the [...]

Villager hits $95,000 lotto jackpot

The first lotto jackpot since the game reopened a month ago has been won. Merlene Kerr of Gracie Rock Village is tonight ninety-five thousand dollars richer. The mother of five [...]