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Tour guides banned forever in death of U.S. diver

A Placencia tour operation, Advanced Diving, has lost its license following the death of a SCUBA diver and three day ordeal at sea for three other divers who survived. According [...]

44 years later… a monument to Hattie’s victims

Today, near the end of the busiest hurricane season in recorded history, it is only fitting that Belizeans–who were spared this year–pause to remember a night forty-four years ago when [...]

Four arrested in Cayo home invasion

Four men have been arrested following a robbery and kidnapping in the Riverwalk area of the Cayo District. The frightening ordeal occurred at the home of sixty-three year old Oscar [...]

Man detained for rape of 16-year-old

A young man has been detained while Orange Walk police investigate a report that he raped a student on Friday night. According to the sixteen year old girl, she was [...]

Four cops convicted of theft of city grocer

The incident occurred over three years ago, but today four law enforcement officers were finally held accountable for their crimes. Police Officer Vladimir Ortega and Special Constables Jesus Dominguez, Filomeno [...]

Truck driver charged with manslaughter

A truck driver whose high speed bumping of a passenger car resulted in the driver’s death has been charged. Nineteen year old Keith Budd of Burrell Boom was today arraigned [...]

U.S. donates ten new trucks to B.D.F.

At around a thousand men and women strong the Belize Defence Force is larger than we can afford, but not large enough to defeat an invasion from the west. It’s [...]

F.C. Belize tops Kremandala in RFG play

Good evening, I?m James Adderley and you?re on board this weekly ride we call Sports Monday. Week eight of the RFG Insurance Cup Tournament brought part two of the Belize [...]

G.O.B. extends B.T.L. share purchase deadline

Late this evening, the government announced that it is extending the deadline of its B.T.L. share offering. The shares will now be available for an additional two weeks, until November [...]

Mechanic gets ten years for rape and assault

A mechanic convicted of rape and other charges was sentenced to ten years in prison today in the Supreme Court. Dennis Gabourel appeared before Justice Adolph Lucas and following a [...]

Man finally charged for September stabbing

A youth who described himself as a “break dance instructor” has been charged with dangerous harm, use of deadly means of harm, and robbery following a fight between two men [...]

Former employee arrested for store robbery

Police have made another arrest following a burglary at a shop on King Street in Belize City. Seventeen year old Germaine Gomez appeared in Magistrate Court on Thursday where he [...]

Chico Ramos sends positive message through music

The artist so many refer to simply as “Chico” has released another new recording. True to many of his other compositions, Chico Ramos is using music to tackle social issues [...]

Contestants excited about Miss Garifuna

November is right around the corner and Garifuna Settlement Day activities are about to begin… starting with a pageant this weekend. As in years past, the focus is not on [...]

American diver tells harrowing tale of being lost at sea

American Nancy Masters is lucky to be alive. She and three companions on a dive trip last weekend wound up spending three days and two nights floating in the waters [...]

Divemaster deflects blame for death

The survivors of a disaster at sea off the coast of southern Belize continue to recuperate from the traumatic experience. All three of the SCUBA divers have now been released [...]

Infant killed in truck collision

A baby girl was killed and several people injured when two trucks collided on the Blue Creek Road Wednesday morning in the Orange Walk District. Carlos Estrada Pinta of Peten, [...]

Another vendor robbed at gunpoint near market

Yet another vendor has been held up at the Queen Square Market. William Garcia told police he was taking pineapples out of his pickup truck on Monday night when a [...]

Teacher acquitted of student sex charges

A high school teacher who was accused of three counts of carnal knowledge seventeen months ago was acquitted today in the Supreme Court. An eight-woman, one-man jury found Norman Rodriguez [...]

Molester fined for fondling child

A child molester who was caught in the act was today given a fine instead of time in prison. Gregorio Cacho was found guilty of aggravated assault in Magistrate’ Court [...]

Exhibitionist charged for revealing himself

It’s something women walking through any town in Belize may have to contend with: men using obscene language and even gestures. But what many people do not know is that [...]

Police hold drama night to raise funds

Most of the time the public meets police officers when they are on duty, but this Friday night you can see another side to the men and women who have [...]

Another setback for Belizean bananas

Belizean and Caribbean banana growers suffered another setback today as the World Trade Organization has ruled against the revised tariff proposed by the European Union on Latin American bananas. The [...]

Belize City women claim prize on Oprah

Two Belizean women are tonight fifty thousand U.S. dollars richer after American talk show host Oprah Winfrey rewarded them for turning in an accused child molester who fled to Belize. [...]

Boy returns home after successful heart surgery

These days the news is often filled with tragedy, but today we are pleased to bring you a story with a happy ending… And one instance in which the words [...]