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Official statistics confirm cost of living is up

There is a mixed bag of some good and bad news in the country’s economic performance in the first two quarters of 2008. But first the positive indicators. Statistics released [...]

Citrus prices down considerably

In other news to add to the economic woes, this time from the citrus industry, the Citrus Products of Belize Limited has announced the final prices for oranges and grapefruit. [...]

Belize named in Taiwanese probe of 31 million dollars

Belize has surfaced in an investigation of millions of dollars involving former President of Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian. According to news reports coming out of that country, the former president, his [...]

P.U.P. expresses solidarity with Cuba and Haiti

There is no shortage of news from the opposition People’s United Party which today issued a release expressing its concern to the governments of Cuba and Haiti over the loss [...]

New Ambassador to Cuba is accredited

While Cuba is recovering from a string of hurricanes, Belize today accredited its new ambassador to the island. Said “Badi” Guerra presented his Letters of Credentials to Julio Almeira, Vice [...]

Cotton Tree man is murdered after girlfriend splits

Police have another murder to solve, this time in the village of Cotton Tree where a Salvadoran national was shot to death and robbery may not be the only motive. [...]

Fire destroys one house in Belize City , one in Santa Elena

Disaster in the form of a fire struck early this morning for a family of four. When Donna and Terrence Pott and their three children left their Giles Street home [...]

Stanton Gillett gets five years for burglary

And in news from the courts, forty-six year old labourer of Burrell Boom, Stanton Gillett, was today sentenced for Burglary. Gillett claimed in court the offence was in fact about [...]

Mark James remanded, pleads not guilty to robbery

A second accused wanted in the jacking of Orange Walk businessman, Celso Leal, appeared in Court today and was charged with Robbery. He is security Guard, forty-six year old Mark [...]

Bowen and Bowen delivery truck jacked

They have been victims of robberies countless times and remain a target for jackers. And tonight there is a report that a Bowen and Bowen delivery truck was been held [...]

Foul play ruled out in death of Peace Corp Volunteer

And in an update to the death of Bertie Lee Murphy, the seventy-two year old Peace Corp who was found dead in her home on Tuesday September ninth, the cause [...]

Two Guatemalan and one Belizean prisoner still at large

Three prison inmates who escaped from the Hattieville Correctional Facility on Sunday night remain at large and two are believed to have crossed the borders back to their native Guatemala. [...]

Students have their say on Monday’s Uniform Parade

And we turn now to changes in the official programme for National Day activities. As reported in our newscast yesterday, the recent grenade threat has caused safety concerns so parade [...]

Safiyyah’s weekend blotter is full of activities

There is plenty to do this weekend as the national day fever sweeps across the country in this festive month. Saffiyah has details. Hi, I’m Safiyyah and this is What’s [...]