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Lawyers write Net Vasquez over allegations

A week ago, the Barrow administration compulsorily took over Belize Telemedia, the largest utility company in the Jewel. Since then, numerous deceptive statements have been coming out of the new [...]

Former Executive says Telemedia worth $300 Million U.S.

And still on the issue of the hostile take over of the telephone company, in his announcement to the House of Representatives, Prime Minister Barrow said that he intended to [...]

Telemedia Profits dipped because of exorbitant taxes

It is still not clear if telephone rates will go down or if GOB will allow the introduction of VOIP, what is said is that profits dipped in 2008 at [...]

Boyce says company was willing to negotiate with G.O.B.

And what about the Accommodation Agreement reached between Telemedia and the government in 2005? Boyce said the company was always willing to negotiate with government on this sensitive issue, but [...]

Darrel Francis murdered near home

The streets were quiet last week and very little violence was reported by the cops. But the silence was shattered on Friday night when one man was killed in Belize [...]

Another toddler dies at the K.H.M.H.

Also in Belize City, another baby has died at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and while details are still sketchy, at first blush it points to the general decay in [...]

New trial for accused in double homicide of Brannon brothers

In a stunning development, two notorious figures will be retried for the cold blooded murder of the Brannon brothers. In late 2008 the two accused businessmen of north side Belize [...]

Darien Banks charged with Wounding of common-law wife

And the infamous Darien Banks was on familiar territory when he was taken to court this morning. This time around, the thirty-one year old was facing charges of Wounding against [...]

Kareem Arnold shot on infamous Kraal Road

In more violence in the city, a shooting occurred on Friday night a short distance from the murder scene of Darrel Francis as we reported earlier. Kareem Abdul Arnold was [...]

Burglars steal safe with $60,000 from Western Union

A day after the murder and shooting, a heist in Belize City netted some unsavory criminals thousands of dollars. The sign outside said “Western Union Coming Soon”, but thieves found [...]

Gas station robbed of $500

The loot was much smaller for three thieves who got away with over five hundred dollars during an armed hold-up at the Shell Gas Station between miles eight and nine [...]

School year reopens, but not for Mahogany Heights students

It is the first day of the new primary school year. Approximately seventy thousand students registered for classes around the country. But for at least fifteen students from Mahogany Heights [...]

Former Mexican Ambassador removed from post in U.S.

Enrique Hubbard held Mexico’s top diplomatic post in Belize eight years ago. The former ambassador finds himself at the center of investigations in North Texas where he was serving as [...]

Culinary experts delight the palate at Taste of Belize

The best of the best culinary experts met to compete against each other on Saturday night for the Belize Tourism Board’s eighth annual ‘Taste of Belize’. And what a showdown [...]

Muscles flex at bodybuilding competition

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The 2009 B.P.F.L. Football Season kicked off yesterday with three big matches nationwide. Here in Belize City at the M.C.C. [...]

Former Telemedia Chair says payments aren’t scandalous

The hostile takeover of Telemedia was completed on Tuesday and since then the chairman of the board, Net Vasquez, has been making public allegations about the state of Telemedia before [...]

…And original files reside in relevant Telemedia departments

But the allegations did not stop at just looting. Boyce also responded to claims that he had documents removed from the B.T.L.’s offices before he left and he addressed the [...]

Boyce clarifies that Coney Drive bldg belongs to GBPL

And there is a lot of noise coming from the new Telemedia management about the ownership of the N.D.F.B. building on Coney Drive acquired by Great Belize Productions. The obvious [...]

Open Your Eyes moving to Coney Drive studio

Since Tuesday morning, viewers of Channel Five’s breakfast show, Open Your Eyes, would have seen a different look on our morning show. Channel Five was forced to create a makeshift [...]

Net Vasquez axes connection with Centaur Cable

Still on news in the industry, the nationalization of Telemedia is already sending shockwaves through cable subscribers from Orange Walk and Corozal. One of the casualties is Centaur Cable Station [...]

Price of premium shoots up 44 cents

If fuel prices have been taking a toll on your pockets, it is not going to get any better if your vehicle runs on premium gasoline. Premium was the only [...]

Fourteen year old girl missing for one week

A Belize City mother is appealing to the public to help locate her missing daughter. Argelia Hernandez says that while she was at work last Friday, fourteen year old Ester [...]

Aggravated assault charges stem from sip of wine

We’ve heard people fighting over strange things, but we’ve haven’t heard of two men fighting over a sip of wine. And the Belize City security guard who was charged with [...]

Man charged for growing 10ft high cannabis in his yard

Plues Street is not known for flourishing gardens, but one resident has shown his skills for growing weed rather than pulling them out of his garden. Unfortunately for forty-one year [...]

Annual Fire Olympiad on Yabra Green

For the past fifteen years, firefighters from around the country have been competing for the top spot in their field. The friendly competition is known as the National Fire Service [...]