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Huge fire on San Pedro leaves 24 homeless

A fire interrupted the dead of night on Sunday at La Isla Bonita. Five houses were completely destroyed in one of the island’s biggest fires rendering a total of twenty-four [...]

Citizen Groups protest in the Old Capital

The proposed ninth amendment is at the center of a firestorm. Lawyers, policy makers, and activists have been vocal about the controversial amendment, which—if passed—will prevent the courts from reviewing [...]

Trial without Jury now a reality

Last week, the Government announced it was not proceeding to enact the preventative detention measures that had been widely criticized and rejected by the public. That proposed initiative required a [...]

Murdered by blunt object to the head

It was a violent weekend in the Jewel; one man was murdered while five others were injured in Belize City and Belmopan. The madness started as early as Friday afternoon, [...]

Several persons shot over the weekend

Two minors were also injured in Belize City on Sunday morning. The young men were riding separate bicycles on Amara Avenue when a barrage of bullets was fired in their [...]

Awe and Vega crash; Awe dies on impact

An accident on the outskirts of Orange Walk District still has two families reeling from the tragic outcome. On Friday at about seven p.m., forty one year old Amir Awe [...]

Accidental death when motorcycles collide on highway

There was another traffic fatality on Sunday evening, this time on the Old Northern Highway. Two motorcycles collided head on as Luis Zetina was travelling from Maskal Village and Winston [...]

5 men busted for handling stolen computers from Salvation Army

Five Belize City men, including a pair of well-known street figures, are on remand tonight following a recent burglary at the Salvation Army School. The five were found with the [...]

All about the 9th Amendment to the Constitution

The proposed ninth amendment to the constitution; it has come under fire from various quarters since it was introduced in the House on July twenty-second. The Bar Association last week [...]

Bar President says 9th prevents judicial review

As we said, the controversial ninth amendment seeks to prevent judicial review of any changes to the constitution.  The Prime Minister last Friday in an open letter said that access [...]

What is the role of the Bar Association regarding the 9th?

So what is the role of the Bar Association in the ninth amendment? The Bar has been kept busy in court with a number of cases with the government and [...]

University of Belize gets a new president

The University of Belize announced today the appointment of Dr. Carey F Fraser as its new president. Fraser, a Guyanese born, is a historian of International Relations, who has written [...]

The football road to World Cup 2014 now paved with set matches

In football news, the long road to the world cup has started with Belize’s two victories against Montserrat. The Belize team, however, has many more games ahead.   The Confederation of [...]

Milo Paz presents P.U.P. Town Council candidates

Over the weekend on the island of San Pedro, the People’s United Party had a head start with its slate of candidates who will contest town council elections in March [...]

‘Forever Young’ busted with under-aged seafood

The Belize Coast Guard Forwarding Operating Base at Calabash Caye was on a routine patrol in the Turneffe Atolls on Saturday, when they encountered Mexican skiff.  With pun intended, a [...]

Reina de la Costa Beauties at Costa Maya Festival

The 2011 International Costa Maya Festival has begun. The weeklong event is highlighted by the La Reina De La Costa Maya pageant, in which beauties from Central America compete for [...]

James Adderley cracks the sports stats

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this serving of Sports Monday. Game II of the Belize Bank Super League Championships unfolded on Saturday night at the Michael Ashcroft [...]