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Convicted killer escapes from prison

We’re not sure what a convicted murderer was doing on a work detail miles away from his cell at Hattieville, and until prison officials decide to talk, we may never [...]

City grocer robbed at gunpoint

In other crime news a Belize City grocer was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday afternoon. Twenty-nine year old Zhi Xin Li told police that around one p.m. two dark skinned [...]

Major pot farms go up in smoke

Some ambitious farmers in the Corozal District are having major headaches this weekend following the total destruction of their valuable cash crop. Their problem, of course, stems from the fact [...]

Three detained in O.W. murder

Also detained, this time in the Orange Walk District, were three men suspected of involvement in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of Lazaro Martinez. Under law, by Monday they will either be [...]

Union leaders mum on latest talks

At news time there is no official word on the outcome of a meeting held this evening between union and government representatives on the subject of Social Security. News 5′s [...]

Unattended curling iron burns down house

A Belize City family is without their home tonight as a simple act of carelessness appears to have started a fire. Patrick Jones was on the scene this afternoon. Patrick [...]

Belize hosts C.A. Chambers of Commerce

A settlement of the Guatemalan claim may still be elusive, but that hasn’t stopped Belize’s business community from exploring opportunities across the border. Patrick Jones reports on the latest efforts [...]

Shrimp–and shrimpers–converge on barracks

We have shrimp trawlers and shrimp farms…but many of us are only now realizing–like Jacqueline Woods did this morning–that there is another method of putting fresh shrimp on the table. [...]