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Cops bust cocaine plane with 600 kilos

After a long string of near misses stretching literally from Hondo to Sarstoon, law enforcement authorities have finally stopped a drug plane with its cargo intact. The drama unfolded in [...]

Alcohol + apathy = death by drowning

There was drama of another sort today, in the heart of Belize City. It involved two increasingly negative facts of life in the old capital: the first is a propensity [...]

Neighbourhood watch summit opens Saturday

With crime perhaps the number one concern of the Belizean public, the gathering couldn?t be more timely. This afternoon I received a briefing on Saturday morning?s Neighbourhood Watch Summit. Jacqueline [...]

Contestants arrive for Costa Maya

It happens each year around this time and seems to get better and better. Today the first contestants began to arrive for San Pedro?s Costa Maya pageant and as Patrick [...]

Canoe team fights on in Texas

When we last touched base with the Belizean canoe team in Texas they were waiting for record floodwaters to recede before embarking on one of the toughest races in the [...]

Exhibition highlights history of Belmopan

At only thirty-four years of age you?d think that the City of Belmopan would not have much of a history. Perhaps, but what it lacks in length, it makes up [...]

Is B.T.L. on verge of buying Intelco?

It?s never quite clear where the rumours originate—with B.T.L., Intelco or the Belize Government–but the tortilla telegraph, not to mention the internet, is working overtime promoting a detailed version of [...]

Kaseke?s fate will await return of A.G.

Calls to the Attorney General?s Ministry this afternoon revealed that Solicitor General Elson Kaseke wasn?t in office today, and in fact, won?t be back until Monday morning. As for additional [...]

Police sceptical of O.W. robbery report

Orange Walk police are tonight investigating a robbery report made late last night that has left officers highly suspicious of the alleged victim. According to nineteen-year-old Hilberto Guerra, a trucker [...]

Pornography prosecution may be difficult

The case of Amir Frutos, the Cayo businessman arrested and charged for production, possession and distribution of illicit material is set to go before the Magistrate?s Court on September thirteenth. [...]

Photo competition awards prizes

Budding Belizean photographers got their shot to be in front of the camera this morning as official ceremonies were held at the House of Culture for an amateur competition. Organized [...]

Mormons donate 500 wheelchairs

It seems as if there are never enough wheel chairs to go around in Belize. This evening, Care Belize received yet another large donation, this time a gift from the [...]

Tourism industry prepares for hurricane

The scientists said it would be an active hurricane season, but here we are on the edge of August and not a named storm yet. Don?t worry, our recent history [...]

Unique summer camp helps disabled

There are summer camps…and then there are summer camps. He’s probably reported on dozens during his career, but the one Patrick Jones visited this morning particularly caught his eye. Patrick [...]

Arrested in U.S., Kaseke returns to Belize

As details of the in-flight fiasco and subsequent arrest of Solicitor General Elson Kaseke continued to emerge today, the man himself returned to Belize this morning. Arriving on the early [...]

Two charged for Blondell murder

Quick police work has led to the arrest of two men for the brutal murder of Mary Blondell. Eighteen-year-old Guatemalan Walter Lopez and thirty-five year old Salvadoran Carlos Rene Granillos [...]

One year old drowns at Caye

The summer holidays are a time when many Belizean families pack up the kids and head out to the cayes. But coupled with the fun and relaxation of seaside living [...]

2 athletes, 3 officials will go to Athens

The Belize Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association today announced the delegation that will represent the jewel at the summer Olympics in Athens. Our hopes of winning will ride on the [...]

Solicitor General arrested in U.S.

It?s an embarrassment that?s sure to sting Belmopan–not to mention the rest of us–for months to come: a high ranking official of the judiciary led away in handcuffs by Uncle [...]

Hertular pleads not guilty on U.S. drug rap

He may not hold the office of Solicitor General, but another well-known Belizean has gone before a U.S. court. Robert Hertular, extradited last week to New York on drug charges, [...]

Passport scandal trial postponed again

It has taken almost a year to the day for the case to reach the lofty confines of the Supreme Court. But as we are all aware, the wheels of [...]

922 hotline takes credit for porn bust

The case of a Cayo businessman busted on Monday for selling pornographic DVD?s today got more interesting as information on what led to the arrest of twenty-seven year old Amir [...]

Two will be charged in Blondell murder

She was known as a fiesty but lovable woman who for over three decades led the life of a trailblazing pioneer in the rugged limestone hills of central Belize. As [...]

O.A.S. talks in Washington postponed

In diplomatic news, it looks like those long postponed ministerial talks between Belize and Guatemala will have to wait a little longer. According to the Foreign Ministry, the meeting, originally [...]

Teachers learn to deal with AIDS

It?s the middle of the summer holidays, but somebody forgot to tell a group of primary school teachers, who we found still working hard in the classroom. The over one [...]