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Political frustration marks house meeting

Our style of democracy, modelled after the British, has many positive features and by and large continues to serve us well. But at its most basic the Westminister system is [...]

Pedestrian killed in W. Hwy. knockdown

A pedestrian is dead after being hit by a pickup truck on the Western Highway. According to police reports, sixty-year-old George Francis was struck around six thirty Thursday night between [...]

Downtown shops damaged by fire

A fire Thursday night in downtown Belize City has caused damage to two business establishments. At around eleven thirty, fire-fighters responded to reports of heavy smoke pouring from a building [...]

UNICEF presents report on World?s Children

This evening the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, released its annual publication on the state of the world’s children. The seventeen-page report, which was launched in Punta Gorda, focuses on [...]

Hurricane relief efforts wind up

It clawed its way across the Caribbean in August and by the time it hit Florida, Hurricane Ivan was one of the most devastating storms in history. This week two [...]

Parks renamed to avoid confusion

It has been a source of confusion for decades: two beautiful natural formations, each called the Blue Hole. It wouldn’t be so bad if they were in close proximity, but [...]

Speednet responds to Salvation Army appeal

The Salvation Army today received a generous measure of help in its campaign to bring a smile to needy children at Christmas. Presenting a cheque for one thousand dollars to [...]

Tax officers show softer side

They are often criticized, sometimes unfairly, for just doing their jobs. But there is a gentler side to public officers and this evening, that humanitarian spirit was aptly demonstrated by [...]

Karaoke master cuts first CD

His talent was exposed to thousands over television and now viewers will be able to have him–or at least his voice–at home. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting The last time twenty-two year [...]