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S.S.B. sells stake in BECOL for $7 million

The original purchase, in 1992, triggered accusations of scandal that have never been fully put to rest…but today with the sale of its five percent stake in BECOL, the Belize [...]

Melchor wants to buy electricity from Belize

Meanwhile, in related news, residents of Melchor de Mencos, the Guatemalan town just across the border from Benque Viejo, are complaining about their community’s electricity supply–and are looking to Belize [...]

Scientists predict active hurricane season

With the formal start of the 2004 hurricane season only ten days away, we decided to make a quick check with the nation’s weather forecasters to see what to expect. [...]

G.O.B. hopes to ease passport crisis

In an update to the story we broke earlier this week on the shortage of passports, a release from the Government Press Office indicates that help may be on the [...]

Handbook promotes young women advocacy

Anyone willing to take an honest look at our society knows that Belize is not an ideal environment to raise young women and girls. But one group, instead of just [...]

P.S.E. scores improve dramatically

They are the best overall results since the Primary School Examination was introduced four years ago… with scores up in math, science, and English. And while averages of fifty-four point [...]

Cayo student is nation’s top speller

It is one of those annual events that the media–and public–use to mark the all too rapid passage of time. As usual, this year’s competition was keen, the prizes generous, [...]

Notice to viewers

Due to a holiday in observance of Commonwealth Day on Monday, the next newscast will be on Tuesday, May twenty-fifth.