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New tax on liquor, smokes has free zone merchants angry

Business owners operating in the Corozal Free Zone are tonight up in arms over a massive increase in taxes placed on the zone’s most popular products. According to recently gazetted [...]

First ever trade agreement signed with Guatemala

It may never find its way into the history books, but a major milestone was reached today when Belizean and Guatemalan negotiators put their initials on a first ever trade [...]

Florida Caribbean Cruise Assn. seeks dialogue with Belize

Today officials of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association were in town for a series of meetings with local service providers, government, and the media. The organisation represents fourteen cruise lines [...]

Chain snatchers quickly rounded up by cops…

A robbery in downtown Belize City has been foiled and three suspects quickly apprehended and charged. Police say around eleven on Tuesday morning, thirty-two year old Mexican national Lisbet Lagos [...]

…while accused shooter walks

A case of attempted murder was thrown out of court on Tuesday after the perpetrator’s alleged victim failed to testify. According to court reports, after deferring the matter seven times, [...]

Little news on how Belizeans fared in Katrina

Almost three days after Hurricane Katrina began its assault on the U.S. Gulf Coast, we have received no specific reports on how numerous Belizeans living in the affected areas have [...]

New stamps show post office is alive and well

These days the word mail is usually preceded by the letter “e”…but that doesn’t mean that the postal service is a thing of the past. News Five’s Jacqueline Woods reports [...]

Young heart patients receive “gift of life”

We have run many stories over the past fifteen years detailing the generous work of doctors from abroad who have made a life and death difference for hundreds of Belizean [...]

200 blank passports stolen from Immigration Dept.

It’s another black eye for a government department that has already suffered more than its share of embarrassment. Sometime over the weekend a thief or thieves broke into the Immigration [...]

Prosser says G.O.B. actions illegal, unconstitutional

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Jeffrey Prosser and his various business entities have loudly condemned the action of the Belize Government and Michael Ashcroft for their takeover of [...]

Two security firms charged for unlicensed firearms

Police are taking a closer look at activities in Belize’s growing private security industry… and as a result, the proprietors of two companies have been charged with firearm offences. Pleading [...]

Businessman offers reward re: mysterious bush fire

A Belize City businessman has posted a thousand dollar reward for information leading to the arrest of three suspected arsonists who hit his property last night. According to Archie Lee, [...]

Horse expires following buggy ride

Today a budding business in the tourism industry suffered a serious blow when a key employee collapsed and died. That worker was a horse belonging to Gabourel’s Horse and Buggy [...]

Belizean medical school will welcome students from India

Tonight, a new relationship between a local medical school and institutions in India is promising new opportunities to enterprising Belizeans. According to officials at the Central American Health Sciences University, [...]

Contest announced for Belizean poets

Poetry, it’s taken on new meaning in Belize City as enthusiasts have descended on a local nightspot to express their innermost feelings through the spoken word. Born out of this [...]

Cops top soldiers in friendly football match

It didn’t make it in time for Sports Monday, but we think a hotly contested football game between the twin pillars of national security played over the weekend deserves some [...]

Council on Ageing seeks strength in a youthful society

It is estimated that seven percent of Belize’s population–around nineteen thousand people–are sixty years and older. Just how these most experienced citizens have been faring in a country where the [...]

G.O.B., Ashcroft purge Prosser from B.T.L. board

The enabling legislation was passed by the National Assembly earlier this month and today the government finally used it to erase any lingering presence of former owner Jeffrey Prosser from [...]

Stillborn baby sent out with K.H.M.H. laundry

A Belize City mother’s painful miscarriage was made worse last Friday when a horrible hospital mix-up sent her child’s body to the laundromat with the dirty linens. According to authorities [...]

Dengue suspected in child’s death

But as the country’s flagship hospital tries to recover from that unbelievable snafu, tonight Belizean medical officials have another headache to deal with, one that might have much worse implications [...]

Three injured in traffic mishaps

Three people remain hospitalised at the K.H.M.H. tonight, the victims of traffic accidents in Belize City over the weekend. The first incident occurred around ten-thirty on Saturday night in which [...]

Skylar doing well, mom thanks public

Meanwhile, tonight, another accident victim continues her long walk to recovery from injuries inflicted by a hit and run driver. On July third, seven-year-old Skylar Sanchez suffered severe head and [...]

Burglary suspect also gave false name

On Friday’s newscast we reported on the apprehension of a suspected burglar who made the mistake of breaking into the house of the Commander of the Belize Defence Force. Today [...]

Young coast guard seeks help from U.S.

Belize’s newly created Coast Guard is in need of resources and last week a high level delegation travelled to Washington looking for help. Minister of Home Affairs Ralph Fonseca and [...]

B.T.L. takes female softball crown

Good evening, I’m James Adderley with your latest dish of Sports Monday. The National Softball Tournament was staged inside Rogers’ Stadium over the weekend with the nine best teams in [...]