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Fire from Mountain Pine Ridge creates smog in the districts

Where there is smoke there is fire. The City woke up to a dull haze this morning that drifted across the district.  Residents choked from the odor and the smoke [...]

Doctor says health risks of smoke inhalation

While it is expected that the smoke shrouding the district will clear up, there are health implications involved. Persons with allergies, asthmas and similar conditions are advised to avoid exposure [...]

Number crunching: crime down, but murder up?

Last week Friday, the P.M. introduced a slew of controversial; some would say draconian, anti-crime legislation in the House of Representatives to address the deepening crisis in law enforcement. This [...]

Poll asks if you feel safer on the streets with rise in murder

Government is introducing tough new legislation to battle crime which the police say is down.  Do you feel that the streets are safer even though the number of murders is [...]

Bridging the divide; poverty and middle class link at river front

Since March of this year, a community of squatters has been setting up houses in an area where the government is building a bridge that will span the Lake Independence [...]

New HIV cases decreases 2 years in a row

The HIV/AIDS programme of the Ministry of Health has evolved as treatment and education about the disease also refocuses. The statistical data shows that Belize has documented a decrease in [...]

Man imprisoned for pulling gun on suspected thief

You’ve seen Emerson Guild on this station numerous times, speaking as the local coordinator of the Venezuelan Mission Miracle initiative. But tonight, fifty-seven year old Guild is behind bars on [...]

Lebanese man claims Court Prosecutor for Immigration Department swindled him

Also in court, a Lebanese businessman is claiming that he was swindled out of hundreds of dollars by twenty-nine year old Herman Tzib. The alleged incident occurred on April fourteenth, [...]

G.S.U. supports preventative detention bill

Everyone agrees that something has to be done to rein in crime, but there is mixed reaction on sweeping constitutional amendments proposed by Prime Minister Dean Barrow in the House [...]

Jeffries will remain as ComPol for another year

Whether or not crime is down, the man at the head of the Police Force, Crispin Jeffries, will stay in place for another year. The government has extended his contract [...]

Youth Business Trust entrepreneurs showcase their products

Today over thirty members of the Business Youth Trust from around the Caribbean gathered at the Radisson Fort George Hotel for the opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Regional Conference. The [...]

Que viva México, CONALEP Scholarships offered to Belizeans

Belize’s northern neighbor is extending higher education opportunities to over a dozen locals.  México is offering fifteen scholarships at the various campuses of CONALEP University. According to the Press Officer [...]

Cabinet waives medical expenses for law enforcement officers injured while on duty

In news from the Cabinet, we note that the Prime Minister is heading on Thursday to a Heads of CARICOM summit in Guyana. The Minister of Education, Patrick Faber and [...]

Spontaneous combustion of vehicle at entrance to City

Shortly after three this afternoon, Egzine McFoy was driving on the Northern Highway in her Nissan Pathfinder, which she had just insured and licensed, when the vehicle began smoking. McFoy [...]

Belizean drug dealer, who migrated to U.S. in 1967, was kidnapped

There’s good news and bad news out of Chicago. First to the bad, a Belizean who got mixed up in the drug trade became the victim of a kidnapping and [...]

Garifuna Flava on Food Network

Now for the good news, a family from Dangriga is taking Chicago by storm with their Belizean cuisine. Rhodel and Yolanda Castillo opened a restaurant called Garifuna Flava in June [...]