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Was latest poll tainted by P.U.P. involvement?

A purloined email has cast doubt on the credibility of a poll released on Monday by a pair of university researchers. Dr. Joseph Iyo of the University of Belize and [...]

Data collector describes poll’s methodology

But aside from any possible political contamination, real or imagined, the question of the poll’s methodology has not gone unchallenged. The biggest criticism is that of sampling. Unlike the SPEAR [...]

Cops still looking for man who shot ex

The manhunt for Lenny Bennett, also know as Andrew Bennett, continues tonight in connection with a shooting that has left his ex-common-law wife with a badly damaged leg. Bennett came [...]

Bicycle thief apprehended on Cran Street

Police were in the right place at the right time on Wednesday night and apprehended a man shortly after he stole a bicycle. Twenty-nine year old Stackle Monsanto of Kraal [...]

Billary charged with Arson

His two young nephews were almost burnt to death in a fire that destroyed his sister’s house on Hibiscus Lane on Sunday morning. And although it is still not clear [...]

Norman McKenzie will serve seven years for shooting

In November of 2006, seventeen year old Norman Mckenzie was charged with the attempted murder of his brother-in-law, Simon Castillo. On January twenty-first of this year he pleaded guilty to [...]

Commonwealth election observers arrive on Friday

A team of election observers is due to arrive in the country on Friday. According to a Commonwealth press release, the three person Expert Team, headed by former Jamaican Foreign [...]

Two familiar faces compete in nation’s largest constituency

In our last newscast we took a look at Belize City’s Pickstock division, a constituency so small that on a windy day you could probably kick a football from one [...]

Both campaigns march to custom made music

There’s still a week to go until election day and by now most Belizeans have heard the respective campaign songs so many times that you’re either singing along … or [...]

Government tell footballers to boycott game in Guatemala

The press release came out of the blue late this evening and we are still not clear on exactly what it means. Better I read it verbatim. “The government has [...]

Driver arrested in fatal hit and run

A pedestrian has been killed in a hit and run on the Western Highway but the suspected driver has been arrested and charged. According to police, sometime before eight Tuesday [...]

Woman wounded by ex-common law husband

A woman is recuperating from a gunshot wound after her ex-common law husband shot her in the presence of her current boyfriend. Twenty-one year old Christine Zetina told police that [...]

McKoy will be charged for Dangriga robberies

Accused mugger Dennis McKoy has more questions to answer tonight. The twenty year old, already on remand for four counts of robbery in Belize City, is wanted in Dangriga for [...]

BELTRAIDE to expand investment services

Investment is the lifeblood of any economy and Belize is no exception. BELTRAIDE, the quasi-government body that deals with investment promotion and facilitation, today took the opportunity to take pride [...]

P.M. says oil fund will serve dual purpose

One of the major areas of new investment anticipated over the next five years involves the petroleum industry. Already the nation’s largest export, oil is expected to provide an extra [...]

B.D.F. celebrates 30th anniversary

It’s a military force with a large mission and less than large resources. But for the last thirty years the Belize Defence Force has, for the most part, risen to [...]

It’s Godfrey versus Sedi in Pickstock

It’s a constituency that’s never gone anything but blue … but that hasn’t stopped the two candidates from campaigning as if the election could hinge on a single vote. And [...]

New poll has P.U.P. in the lead

For the last few years the conventional wisdom, based on the results of municipal elections and reinforced by various public opinion polls, has the Peoples United Party as a definite [...]

Government formally introduces new laptop initiative

There’s no way to tell what may have influenced all those voters sampled in the latest poll, but one major election pledge by the P.U.P. involving free computers for students [...]

P.M. defends terms of U.H.S. sale

The money required for the laptops may seem steep but it’s chump change compared to the thirty-three million plus that G.O.B. was on the hook for with its guarantee of [...]

Two injured in late afternoon shooting near port

In news just in two men have been injured in a shooting in the Port Loyola area. Police report that after five this evening twenty year old Kareem Gillett and [...]

Brothers stabbed by jealous assailant

It began with a jealous rage which led to a fight … and ended with two brothers in the hospital. The altercation occurred last night sometime before midnight through an [...]

He robbed his neighbour; will do 8 ½ years

A Salvadoran man from San Andres Village in the Corozal District will spend the next eight and a half years behind bars after making the mistake of robbing his neighbour. [...]

One dead in Northern Highway traffic mishap

A taxi man from Corozal Town is dead following a head-on collision between his minivan and a car on the Northern Highway this morning. The mishap occurred near Ranchito Village [...]

U.S. ambassador hands over equipment to B.D.F.

The value of the assistance probably amounts to less than what the U.S. government spends in Iraq and Afghanistan in a few minutes … but fortunately, Belize is at peace [...]