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Former Minister Russel “Chiste” Garcia passes away

Former Agriculture Minister, Russel Alexander Garcia, has died following a brief illness. The fifty-nine year old died in his hometown of Dangriga on Saturday. He will be given an official [...]

James Adderley has the latest in sporting news

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and here’s your weekly dish of Sport’s Monday. It was a big weekend out at Independence Saturday night as Texmar United hosted San Felipe Barcelona [...]

3$ million bond for US molester who was a fugitive in Belize

One of America’s most wanted, Robert Snyder, who was found in Belize and deported to the U.S. has been offered a three million Belize dollars bail. Appearing in a Colorado [...]

Victim of US molester still affected by Robert Snyder

Snyder was known to frequent and give chess tutorials at four schools in the Belize District, but there are no known allegations that he may have found victims in Belize. [...]

K.H.M.H. Commission of Inquiry comes to an end

It started on November twenty-sixth with a revealing statement from the Deputy Auditor General, Wayne Simon and over the three week period, about a dozen persons were called to testify. [...]

Former C.E.O. explains cheques signed to Pharmacol

Dr. Alvaro Rosado was also recalled today. When he testified on December eleventh, said he did not know that the hospital did business with Pharmacol Limited, a company co-owned by [...]

Finance director, former CEO questioned about Venezuela funds

Rosado was also questioned about the one million dollars the hospital received from Venezuela for the purchase and refurbishment of medical equipment. Rosado was provided a copy of a memo [...]

Current Director of Finance gets last word

The last person to testify was Carlos Perrera, one of the persons singled out by the Belize Medical and Dental Union when the scandal first broke. He told News Five [...]

BELCOGEN ready to power up B.E.L. and the country

The Belize Cogeneration Energy Limited, or BELCOGEN for short, will begin providing power supply shortly. The sixty three million US dollar-investment took over two years to materialize. Its capacity will [...]

Grandmother busted with marijuana in her purse

A fifty-one year old grandmother found herself in the courtroom of Magistrate Aretha Ford today. Gloria Murillo, a domestic of St. Martin De Porres in Belize City, was charged for [...]

Minor and adult charged for Attempted Robbery

A seventeen year old minor will spend his Christmas in the company of juvenile offenders. That’s because he has been remanded to the Wagner’s Youth Facility in Hattieville. He is [...]

Poor climate and outlook for developing nations at Copenhagen

Over forty-two thousand delegates from around the world have recently flown to Europe for the United Nations Climate Change Conference at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. The fate of [...]

Ladyville police Formation bring Christmas cheer to 100 kids

There were some smiling faces in Ladyville this evening and they belonged to young police cadets and the children of police officers stationed in Ladyville and Lord’s Bank. Over a [...]

Belize National Coast Guard honors the best at Christmas

Earlier this week, the Belize Defense Force held its annual Christmas lunch. That tradition is also practiced by the Belize National Coast Guard. The men were treated to a sumptuous [...]

Proud graduates of Ashcroft Rehabilitation program at Kolbe

At the Ashcroft Rehabilitation Centre another set of men were in a celebratory mood as they completed a three month rigorous programme. The programme lasted for thirteen weeks and involved [...]

Safiyyah gets merry with the pre-Christmas celebrations

Hey I’m Safiyyah and this is What’s Happening Belize? Tonight you can head over to the Bliss and see Carlos Perote and Friends in concert. This is a one night [...]

Belize City Mayor wins court battle against U.D.P.

In a dramatic decision handed down by the Court this morning, Justice Minette Hafiz granted two of three injunctions requested by Mayor Zenaida Moya-Flowers in her legal challenges against her [...]

Chief Justice gives Telemedia 48 hour deadline to hook up Smart

There was another remarkable decision in the court today and it has to do with the government controlled Telemedia and Speednet. Last Thursday executives of the country’s two telecommunications providers [...]

CJ also gives D.O.E deadline to monitor Chalillo and Macal

Speednet is not the only organization that has had to return to the court to get compliance. Almost like a case of déjà vu, a grass roots association from Cayo [...]

Delayed sugar cane season finally opened

It is one of Belize’s top exports and while production has declined, today’s reopening of the sugar cane season has brought relief to cane farmers in the sugar belt. That’s [...]

Tension rises along Belize/Guatemala border

The settlement of the Belize/Guatemala dispute may one day land before the International Court of Justice in the Hague, but that does not mean the end of incursions or conflict [...]

Police say crime is down… but is it?

Earlier this week, part of a study called the Male Social Participation and Violence Study in Belize, was released. The research will not be completed until June 2010 but the [...]

Guyanese national charged in US for human trafficking via Belize

Belize’s strategic location makes it a common port for transnational smuggling of illegal drugs, weapons and human trafficking. According to international reports, a Guyanese National was charged in the United [...]

Con-artist goes to prison for theft and deception

A con-artist, who goes by the names Gina Conorquie and Gina Jordan, ran into more trouble with the law on Wednesday despite five previous convictions under her belt. Well, Gina [...]

Shooting victim passes away at hospital

Sometime around five this morning, twenty-eight year old Dwayne Lopez died while receiving medical treatment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Lopez was admitted last Monday evening after he was [...]