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New Belizeans agree that legal is better

With some nine hundred qualified applicants patiently waiting for their citizenship papers and hundreds, perhaps thousands more holding dearly and fearfully to their illegally purchased passports, Belize’s immigration situation stands [...]

First day as citizen is unlucky

And in an unfortunate footnote to that story, young Jason Hsu’s first day as a Belizean didn’t seem to be a lucky one. Hsu and his family, heading back to [...]

Police have car, seek hit and run driver

Police investigations have led them to conclude that the death of a Placencia man on Wednesday night was in fact the result of a hit and run…and they think they [...]

Medfly is back in the south

Last week it was mosquitoes; this week it’s an insect much less annoying, but far more costly to the economy: that’s right, our old friend the medfly is back. According [...]

Family alleges police brutality

It has all the elements of a drama you see played out on American TV cop shows. Except that the plot in this story unfolds at number forty Faber’s Road [...]

B.D.F. volunteers exercise in Pine Ridge

The annual B.D.F. volunteer training exercise is underway in the Mountain Pine Ridge. Today, Minister of Defence Sylvia Flores toured the facilities, where around three hundred soldiers, men and women, [...]

Education is key for youth turnaround

Today at the Radisson, representatives from various youth organizations met with officials from the Youth for the Future initiative. Their aim: to come up with solutions to the issues affecting [...]

Prison Officers graduate from training

If the privately operated Kolbe Foundation is going to succeed in its goal of operating a secure, humane and rehabilitating prison, it will do so on the strength of its [...]

Fired Rasta gets his job back

And in an update to a story we covered last month, we are relieved to report that Frank Aviella, an employee of the Belize Ports Authority who was fired from [...]

Coaching sessions look to revive boxing

Belizean boxing’s last great moment occurred when Fitzroy Guiseppi knocked out Luis “Lagunita” Rodriguez for the Caribbean and Central American title. That, unfortunately, was in 1979. A quarter century later [...]