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Accused wife-killer charged with murder

Police say he is the jealous lover who Thursday afternoon pulled up next to Raquel Requena’s taxi and fired a shotgun point blank to her head. Today thirty-six year old [...]

Another woman assaulted; suspect charged

She did not suffer as bad a fate as Raquel Requena but another woman, a twenty-seven year old waitress of Belize City, has reported that her ex-common law husband broke [...]

Child molester sentenced to 14 years in prison

It was a major and highly distressing news story a year and a half ago and today the Belize City man found guilty of sexually assaulting a child was sentenced [...]

Merchants busted for contraband

They have been accused of cracking down on small timers and letting the big fish get away, but this week Customs Officers put some hurt on the contraband trade in [...]

Campaign opens against gender based violence

Eight hundred and fifty-eight: that’s the number of domestic violence reports filed by Belizean women in 2006. And while we seldom hear of women killing or harming their significant other, [...]

Marion’s feats erased from the record books

It didn’t exactly come as a shock but today the International Association of Athletics Federations voted to erase all of Marion Jones’ IAAF results dating back to September of 2000. [...]

Youth Week activities kick off at Y.F.F.

The lighting of the torch and a display by members of the Youth Cadet Service Corps this afternoon marked the start of Youth Week. This time around, officials at the [...]

Sports Minister says football fields will improve

As Belize gets ready to fight its uphill battle in the eliminations leading to the 2010 World Cup, one of the embarrassments we face is the sad state of our [...]

UNICEF: Work will continue to close gender gap

We spend a lot of news time covering various conferences. Usually we’ll catch the opening and a bit of the first day’s agenda before moving on to more pressing stories. [...]

Campaign to ban toy guns makes inroads

Last year a number of organisations, including Youth for the Future, launched a campaign against the sale of toy guns in Belize. The feeling was that the providing of such [...]