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‘Clear the Land’ Castro tries to take privately owned land

He is known as “Clear the Land,” that’s Minister of State Edmund Castro who is the area representative for Belize Rural North. And true to his name, one family that [...]

PUC approves of increased water rates

From land to water: brace yourselves, because the tough times are about to get worse. Late this evening the Public Utilities Commission announced an early decision on the application by [...]

Boat accident victim on the road to recovery

On Monday night we reported a fatal boat accident at sea near White Sands Cove north of San Pedro Ambergris Caye. Police say that their investigation may lead to charges [...]

Telephone company offers ‘Smart’ promotion

You will have to live in another planet, not to know that a battle is raging over phones but the real war is over rates. SMART, the other telephone company, [...]

World renowned scientist connects with Gwen Liz students

Representatives of Oceana, the NGO dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, made the media rounds on Monday to explain their mission as they launched their Belize operations. Today, the renown [...]

Incest in Burrell Boom; father goes to court

Turning to news from the courts, it is a crime that is not often reported but a twelve year old girl of Burrell Boom claims she was raped twice by [...]

Two Orange Walk cops charged with Handling Stolen Goods…

Two police officers attached to the Orange Walk Branch are tonight in trouble with the law. That’s because Private Constables Roman Canul and Enrique Bacab were both charged on Monday [...]

…And prison officer busted with marijuana at Kolbe

While the two cops are in trouble, this past Monday afternoon, a Prison Officer was busted at the Kolbe Foundation with close to five hundred grams of weed hidden in [...]

Prisoner gets more time to think about illegal drugs in his cell

But a prison inmate serving a five year jail term for escape will spend an additional three years behind bars. In court today, Odilio Ortiz, today changed his not guilty [...]

Gas leak and explosion simulation tests emergency personnel

Commuters on Albert Street this morning were shaken up by a vehicle explosion in front of Wholesale Plus. It involved a Belize Western Energy Limited butane truck that experienced a [...]

Former British High Commissioner joins BCB Holdings Board

And in news from financial circles, you will recognize him from a previous diplomatic appointment in Belize. He was Her Majesty’s High Commissioner between 2001 to 2004, that’s Philip Priestley, [...]

Cultural Awareness Day celebrated at ACC

Garifuna Settlement Day is this Thursday and there are numerous cultural events taking place around the country. In Belize City today, the vibrant Garifuna culture was among the many displays [...]