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Andy Palacio: dead at 47

Belize’s most internationally recognized musician, Andy Palacio, finally succumbed to heart and respiratory failure, the result of a series of strokes. His death occurred around nine Saturday night. Belizeans were [...]

P.U.P. presents candidates for nomination

The nation may be in mourning but life—particularly political life—marches inexorably forward. Today, in case you missed it, was nomination day, the day each candidate does his or her best [...]

U.D.P. confident of Feb. 7th victory

The United Democratic Party presented their city candidates for nomination in the afternoon. News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports that, not surprisingly, the mood was upbeat. Janelle Chanona, Reporting This afternoon [...]

Third parties, independents prepare for battle

Their appearance at Mahogany Street may not have been accompanied by all the hoopla of the major parties but this morning a number of independent and third party candidates plunked [...]

Cayo taxi man is year’s second murder victim

Exactly one week after the year’s first murder was discovered, the second homicide of 2008 has been reported. The corpse of fifty-seven year old Santa Elena resident, Raul Cortez was [...]

Cops seek duo in Dangriga armed robberies

A robbery at a Dangriga nightspot has left the bartender recovering from gunshot wounds. According to police reports, just after midnight on Saturday, thirty-one year old Lorenzo Sabal was manning [...]

Bullet shatters window of P.U.P. bus

Both political parties have pledged to maintain peace during the electioneering but tonight there are reports that on Sunday night political motives were behind a shooting in Cayo. According to [...]

K.H.M.H. loses valuable equipment to thief

More than fifty thousand dollars worth of medical equipment has been stolen from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and hospital administrators strongly suspect it was an inside job. According to [...]

Belmopan couple busted for hydroponic weed

Just about anything you plant in Belizean soil is sure to grow but a British man growing marijuana inside his house has had his gardening career cut short by police. [...]

British tourist drowns while snorkeling

Tonight police believe a cruise ship passenger who died over the weekend was a victim of drowning. Reports are that fifty-three year old British native Robert Harding was snorkeling with [...]

Sexual predators sentenced to 14 years in jail

They were convicted of depraved acts of violence against a child but today justice was meted out to Wilfred Gillett and Beverly Simpson. When the couple appeared before Justice Troadio [...]

D.P.P. orders inquest into police killing of San Pedrano

And in news just in, police have announced that D.P.P. Lutchman Sooknandan has ordered a coroner’s inquest into the death of Jimmy Gutierrez which occurred in San Pedro last October [...]

Belize Bank wins year’s first canoe race

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re most certainly welcome to this portion of Sports Monday. After a week of rest, Wagiya of Dangriga returned to the RFG Insurance Cup [...]