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National Fire Service testing its skills

Promotions are in the pipeline for a number of firefighters, but first they have to prove that they are fit to assume new responsibilities. That is why the National Fire [...]

Sports Monday bounces with basketball and cricket

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   It was indeed an honor for us to meet 2 international basketball players of solid Belizean heritage after they [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister explains the incident that led to the death of Guatemalan national

A special session of the House of Representatives was held this morning in Belmopan. It was called for the presentations of four bills, but it was other hot button issues [...]

Minister Elrington says he accepts the OAS correction of erroneous report on incident

Minister Elrington says that while the OAS blunder was objectionable, he is satisfied with the withdrawal of its original statement and the issuance of a corrected version.   Wilfred “Sedi” [...]

Colonel Javier Castellanos: is he in or out of the B.D.F.?

The fate of Colonel Javier Castellanos, as a ranking officer in the Belize Defense Force, hangs in the balance tonight. The Belize Advisory Council, chaired by Attorney Lionel Welch, has [...]

It’s official: the Police Association and Min. of National Security have patched things up

As we reported on Thursday night, the Police Association and Ministry of National Security have mended fences. In a joint press release, it was announced that the leaders of the [...]

Cpl. Victor Lima succumbs to gunshot wounds; he is hailed as a hero

Corporal Victor Lima passed away after two a.m. this morning in the Intensive Care Unit of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where he in a critical condition since Tuesday night. [...]

10 year old boy remains comatose after his house fell on him

Ten year old Brithon Cordova is tonight in a coma after his house collapsed on him at around nine a.m. on Thursday. Brithon along with his seven year old nephew, [...]

19 year old loses appeal of gun/ammo conviction

A nineteen year old is back in prison tonight after being out on bail for over a year pending the appeal of a firearm conviction. Orson Andrews was busted with [...]

Jose Mendez is granted bail for charges related to gas tank explosion

Jose Mendez, the man who cut the hose from a butane tank and triggered a mini explosion at his Orange Walk house was today granted bail on charges of Wounding [...]

Education Ministry gets $2 Million loan

In the House, the Minister of Education, Patrick Faber, announced today that it has been granted a loan of two million US dollars from the Caribbean Development Bank to be [...]

Toledo West Area rep. says his constituents are affected by Guatemalan incursions

Toledo West area representative Oscar Requeña, whose constituency is made up of a number of villages near the Belize/Guatemala Border, today raised concerns in the House in light of the [...]

2012 Olympics get underway in London

The 2012 Olympics officially opened in London today. A Belizean delegation left this past Saturday to represent the Jewel in disciplines of athletics and Judo. First to compete will be [...]

Belizean living in Scotland confesses to stealing from Post Office

A Belizean, who was working as a Post Office Manager in Fife, Scotland is now doing unpaid community service after he admitted to stealing two thousand, five hundred and fifty [...]

M.O.E. and Crime Stoppers team up for Expressive Arts Summer Camp

An expressive arts camp in drama, dance and arts and craft culminated today at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts. The camp was sponsored by the Ministry of Education [...]

Be the Next Superstar gets off to hot start!

Who’s gonna Be the Next Superstar? It’s too early to tell, but we can say that the talent in the first season of the show is superb. The show opened [...]

A house collapses in Orange Walk; 10 year old boy critically injured

Two children were injured today in a freak accident up north. Ten year old Brithon Cordova is in critical condition while his nephew, seven year old Jovuan was more fortunate [...]

Belize Advisory Council orders reinstatement of Col. Javier Castellans

There is justice for Colonel Javier Castellanos. Seven months after he was removed from the Belize Defence Force as Deputy Commandant, Castellanos has been cleared by the Belize Advisory Council [...]

Police Association and the Ministry clear the air

Tonight, it appears that the dust has settled between the Belize Police Association and the Police Department. On Wednesday, the president of the Association, Corporal Eldon Arzu and its vice [...]

Illegal gold mining ring is suspected to involve over 300 Guatemalans

Belize’s natural resources are under sustained threat. In the Chiquibul, incursions by Guatemalan nationals to illegally log, extract xate and poach for exotic birds are escalating.  There is now news [...]

C.W.U. and S.S.B. finally pen Collective Bargaining Agreement

After years of back and forth, today the Christian Workers Union signed a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Social Security Board. Following the lengthy negotiations, President of the C.W.U., Antonio [...]

P.U.P. condemns last minute House Meeting announcements

The P.U.P. is condemning the lack of adequate notice for Friday’s House sitting. According to the P.U.P., members of the opposition received notice of Friday’s meeting on Tuesday and a [...]

Fisherman says he was detained after a raid that yielded nothing

A fisherman of Alligator Head Caye in Southern Belize is complaining that the Belize Coast Guard reportedly carried out two raids at his house on the island. According to Jamaal [...]

Accused cop shooter faces 6 criminal charges

Thirty year old Delford Slusher is accused of shooting police corporal Victor Lima, during a home invasion in Hattieville on Tuesday night. In court this morning, Slusher was slapped with [...]

One of two suspects is charged for armed robbery on Elston Kerr Street

A man was held up, pistol whipped and robbed in his yard on Monday night and tonight one of two suspects is behind bars. The victim is twenty-nine year old [...]