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Court of Appeal: B.T.L. rates illegal

It’s a case that has been meandering through the Belizean judicial system for over a year, and even after another dramatic ruling in the Court of Appeal on Friday, things [...]

BACONGO to take Chalillo to Privy Council

Meanwhile, this morning in the Court of Appeal, Justices Rowe, Mottley, Sosa and Carey presided over the trial of the environmentalists versus the electricity company. In the case, BACONGO, the [...]

Weekend traffic accidents claim 3 lives

This weekend the nation’s highways proved deadly for three Belizeans in separate traffic accidents. Just after five on Friday, sixty-one year old Apolinar Chen was knocked off his bicycle by [...]

Four-car pileup on Northern Highway injures 3

And believe it or not, today, the bloody dance of metal on asphalt was still going, this time on the Northern Highway. Traffic was backed up for over an hour [...]

Belize City man gunned down on Newtown Barracks

For the second weekend in a row gunshots echoed through B.T.L. Park on the Newtown Barracks…sending hundreds in panic and leaving a young Belize City man bleeding on the sidewalk. [...]

Hopkins hotel burns down; 1 million in damages

Gusty winds and a wild fire proved disastrous for one Hopkins hotel on Sunday morning. Reports are that embers from a nearby brush fire ignited the thatch roof of the [...]

Mr. Nice Guy: I was robbed

Between the beauty pageants, the popularity pinups, the little misses and the seenager stage shows, Belize is arguably the contest capital of the world. But sometimes, after the spotlight comes [...]

James Adderley and the gentleman’s game

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re right on time for this fresh dish of Sports Monday. The Harrison Parks National Cricket Competition staged it All Star match Saturday at [...]

Valley of Peace farmer murdered

On Thursday, the village of Valley of Peace in the Cayo District was the scene of the nation’s tenth murder for the year. According to police reports, just after four [...]

No suspects held for Thurs. shooting

In other crime news, police have yet to make any arrests in connection with a late afternoon shooting on Thursday in Belize City. Just after three-thirty on Thursday, shots rang [...]

Godwin Hulse named Senator

On Wednesday, members of the business community and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry officially elected their senatorial candidate. He is Godwin Hulse. Hulse has served as President of [...]

G.O.B. promises preschools more resources

It’s a cliché, it’s a song, but goodness knows it’s true: our children are the future. And in the world of education, preschool is the environment where little girls and [...]

Sixth annual garden show set for weekend

If you’re looking for somewhere to go this weekend, you might want to stop in at the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall for the annual Belize City Garden Club Show. The [...]

Govt. Printers mark 132nd anniversary

In news from Belmopan, today was a big day for the Government Printers as they celebrated their one hundred and thirty-second birthday. As part of open day activities on the [...]

Intl. docs share expertise with Belize medics

There’s no denying that health care in Belize has come a long way, but by all accounts, there’s still a ways left to go. As the medical community continues to [...]

Pedicabs to hit Belize City streets

It won’t be in the next episode of “Taxi Cab Confessions”, but who knows, a trip in a Pedicab might do wonders for your soul. It’s kind of like a [...]

Max is back; will head Airports Authority

While government has announced the names of its six Senators and the Senate president, there are dozens of other appointments, mostly to statutory boards that have been made but not [...]

Man wounded in Mahogany Street drive-by

One man lies wounded in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital following a drive by shooting in Belize City. Shortly after three this evening, two friends, Morris Leslie and Alfredo Saragoza, [...]

Suspect charged in weekend shooting

Police have arrested a Belize City man for a shooting that occurred over the weekend. Twenty-one year old Dalton Reneau of George Street has been charged with attempted murder, dangerous [...]

Latest 20 vehicles bring police inventory to 100

This evening the Belize Police Department took delivery on the last installment of shiny new metal. The twenty cars and pickup trucks bring the new fleet that the police have [...]

AIDS patient attacks visitor at K.H.M.H.

A bizarre incident two weeks ago at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital turned a visit with a loved one into a life and death drama. According to hospital authorities, on [...]

“Art Now” opens at Image Factory

The one consistent thing about art exhibits at the Image Factory is that whether you like them or not, they are never boring. Today I previewed the gallery’s latest show [...]

Ballet is alive and well in Ladyville

In recent years it seems that activities for Belizean children, while still limited, are increasing in number and relevance. Scouting has taken off, summer camps abound and the Governor General’s [...]

Renegotiation w/Mexico means cheaper electricity

Like much of the world, Belize has been taking a licking from skyrocketing oil prices, but beginning next week, thanks to the renegotiation of B.E.L.’s power purchase agreement with Mexico, [...]

…But gasoline prices skyrocket

And while it may soon cost less to watch TV or iron your clothes, driving to work will definitely become more expensive. The much delayed Esso fuel tanker has finally [...]