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Water and plastic bills divide House

The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition may have shed their partisanship and united against Guatemalan aggression, but when it comes to the rest of the political agenda it [...]

Musa makes case for Belize

He has made himself available to the press on two occasions in as many weeks. But neither in his joint appearance with Maya leaders nor alongside the Leader of the [...]

Robbers hit ice cream maker

A well-known Belize City businessman has been hit by robbers. Blades Ice Cream Limited on Tigris Street was victimized shortly before 9:00 on Wednesday night, when, according to proprietor Evan [...]

Businessman promotes patriotism

You may have noticed the ads in newspapers, radio and television calling on all Belizeans to stop what they’re doing at noon on Saturday and pay respect to a special [...]

BDF hosts open day on Saturday

The Belize Defense Force is celebrating its twenty-third anniversary by hosting an open day at Price Barracks in Ladyville. The event, which promises family oriented fun, starts with a parade [...]

SCA celebrates Sisters of Mercy

In last night’s newscast we reported on a pageant being held to select “Mr. Nice Guy” from among the city’s high school population. Tonight we bring news of another high [...]

Downtown store victim of daylight robbery

Just as the band tuned up and the stage was being prepared for yesterday’s presentation of the government’s “Downtown Comeback” campaign, two robbers demonstrated their own plan for enrichment in [...]

Farmers donate food to Salvador

Belize has responded to the recent disaster in El Salvador with a donation from Belize’s farmers. Two container loads of corn and beans, totaling eighty thousand pounds, today left Belize [...]

Brodies manager wins $65,000 lotto

A Belize City man today walked away with sixty five thousand dollars in broad daylight from a business establishment on Bishop Street…and he didn’t even use a gun. Brodies branch [...]

Ashcroft backs Carter Center in Guyana

In regional news, the Carter Center of Atlanta, Georgia, has agreed to act as an observer in the upcoming elections in Guyana. The voting, scheduled for March nineteenth, follows widespread [...]

Boxing returns to Bird’s Isle

They call it the “sweet science” but in Belize the sport of boxing bears little resemblance to what we watch on HBO. Having reached a peak with the thrilling championship [...]

Young men compete in “Nice Guy” pageant

From time to time we make a journalistic foray into the ever-evolving world of Belizean beauty pageants. The universe that was once confined to Queen of the Bay has in [...]

UB offers new programme for MBA

If there is one message that is constantly being drummed into the Belizean population, it is that education is the key to success. And nowadays education in Belize no longer [...]

The Guatemala flag: up or down?

The debate has been slowly building for weeks. Fueled by frustration over Guatemala’s disrespect for Belize’s sovereignty, many Belizeans are looking for a gesture–any gesture–to accurately display their feelings. The [...]

Party leaders disagree on flag issue

The question of what to do with the Guatemalan flag was the first to be asked at Tuesday’s press conference hosted by the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition. [...]

Plenty of patriotic merchandise for sale

While much of the debate centres over what to do about the Guatemalan flag at the Belcan roundabout, a number of commentators have suggested that a more positive action is [...]

New police press officer begins job

After an extended period of less-than-ideal relations between the Police Department and the media, today marked the latest attempt at an improvement. Police Commissioner Hughington Williams and National Security CEO [...]

Banned cold remedies displayed to press

If you haven’t already, it may be time to check the contents of your medicine cabinet. Phenol Proponolomine, a substance commonly used in nasal decongestants and weight loss aids, has [...]

New chief takes over at KHMH

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has recently received a new board of directors, with Norman Moore as chairman. But the man of the hour, who is expected to lead the [...]

New projects aims to renew downtown

The explosive growth experienced by Belize City in recent years has expanded the city’s limits to the Haulover Bridge in the north and the Burdon Canal in the west… And [...]

Musa and Barrow present united front to Guatemala

With the exception of a short lived truce in the days of the Maritime Areas Bill, observers of Belize’s history today witnessed an act that generations of their forefathers never [...]

Guatemalan diplomat stays silent

If you are wondering why we have not heard from the Guatemalan side of the dispute, it’s because in Belize at least, they’re keeping a low profile. Today, in the [...]

Two dead in W. Highway accident

Two men were killed and another injured in a traffic accident that occurred Monday night on the Western Highway. The men were travelling between miles sixty-eight and sixty-nine in a [...]

Escaped convicts still on the loose

Two dangerous convicts remain on the loose tonight after escaping Sunday night from Hattieville Prison. Police believe that Juan Ramirez, serving a life sentence for murder and Carlos Duarte, on [...]

Runaway truck driver turns himself in

Hugh “Angel” Thomas, the man who was involved in a high-speed chase on Saturday night, turned himself in to police custody this morning accompanied by his lawyer Wilfred Elrington. Thomas [...]