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Gaming company asks court to unfreeze funds

On Thursday, the Financial Intelligence Unit froze the bank accounts of an Internet gaming operation based at Data Pro in Ladyville. The F.I.U. said it was acting on a request [...]

B.T.L. rate case opens in Supreme Court

The case of the Public Utilities Commission versus Belize Telecommunications Limited over rates the company has been charging consumers since December 2001, opened today in the Supreme Court. The proceedings [...]

O.W. battles black ash problem

Air pollution: it’s not something Belizeans in general think about, but for some residents of the Orange Walk District, air pollution from the sugar industry is a constant concern. This [...]

Jamaican drug smuggler gets 5 years

In an update to a story we ran in December of last year on an employee of a cruise ship arrested while trying to smuggle cocaine out of Belize, on [...]

One dead, several injured in accidents

There was a fatal accident on the road between San Ignacio and Benque on Thursday. Pedro Caretella, a forty-six year old resident of Esperanza Village, apparently lost control of his [...]

Haitian Revolution exhibit opens Monday

It began as a tribute to the two hundredth anniversary of the Haitian Revolution, but with the current rebellion in Haiti making the headlines nightly, a new exhibit at the [...]

Buggy horses welfare monitored

Horse and buggies are a picturesque sight around Belize City. But while they may be a quaint and slow paced way of seeing the town, they rely on the energy [...]

Four arrested in Cayo jackings

It was a series of brazen crimes that shocked residents of the Cayo District… but tonight police in San Ignacio have arrested and charged four men they believe are responsible [...]

Wounded security guard needs more treatment

While P.C. Jacobs fights for his life in a Merida hospital, he may soon be joined in Mexico by another shooting victim, security guard Andre Douze. Douze, a Haitian national, [...]

Internet gambling company has funds frozen

The Belize Government today froze the bank accounts of an Internet gambling operation based at the Data Pro compound near the Burrell Boom cut-off. According to the head of the [...]

Drug analysis kits donated to police

With drugs like ecstasy and heroin threatening to take their place alongside crack and cocaine in Belize, international agencies are arming local law enforcement bodies with upgraded tools to control [...]

St. Michael’s girls compete in pageant

It seems to be the season for high school pageants…and tonight we feature the lovely ladies of St. Michael’s who will appear on stage this Friday night. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting [...]

New strategies sought for stray dogs

There are few sights more pitiful than that of an emaciated diseased dog limping down the street… or more frightening than an aroused pack of vicious canines ready to pounce [...]

Pregnant teachers: Target of discrimination?

It is a situation that is well known in the teaching profession, yet rarely discussed publicly. But the practice by some church affiliated school management bodies of forcing unwed pregnant [...]

B.T.L. workers stage sickout

Belize Telecommunications Limited offices throughout the country were largely empty today as close to three hundred employees, well over half the total work force, called in sick. No, there was [...]

Novelo’s will hike bus fares

If you are one of those thousands of Belizeans who rely on the bus to get to work, school, or any other destination, enjoy the ride while you can… because [...]

Fake designer clothes seized by customs

If it looks like a name brand, feels like a name brand and has all the trademarks of a name brand except the high price, it’s probably a fake. Hundreds [...]

Another milestone for Miss Viola

To a nation that has become far too used to crime and violence, she stands out as a shining example of what our newscast could be without the usual diet [...]

UNICEF seeks help for indigenous children

The United Nations Children’s Fund today released a report on the state of indigenous children around the world. The thirty-two page study, titled: “Ensuring the rights of indigenous children” reports [...]

Coastal zone seeks guidance from fishermen

According to the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute, there are more than a hundred fishing camps scattered across the cayes. But as economic trends continue to push for diversification [...]

Poultry industry plans upgrades

It’s what’s for dinner in more Belizean homes than any other source of protein. And as a result the business of raising poultry is no small matter. Patrick Jones reports [...]

Supreme Court reinstates fired civil servants

The Supreme Court today handed down a landmark judgement in a case that challenged the constitutionality of the forced retirement of four public officers last year. And the effects of [...]

Robber hits an easy target

In crime news, a robber who targeted the Mennonite settlement of Springfield off the Hummingbird Highway made what is no doubt the easiest heist in his career. According to police, [...]

Controversy surrounds Belize statement at Hague

By international standards it is a tempest in a teapot, but these days anything even remotely touching the explosive Middle East situation seems to be hit by bomb fragments. How [...]

Music activist dies at 31

He was one of the movers and shakers on the local music scene and his energy will be sorely missed. Founder of the Larubéya drummers, Dax Thomas, died at the [...]