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Chukka says it does not put tourists at risk with rappelling activity

FECTAB maintains that the platform, while built to international specifications, is dangerous and that there is more than meets the eye.  As the two trash it out, the rappelling tours [...]

P.M. on the way to IDB and IMF meetings

Earlier today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow headed to Washington for meetings with the Inter American Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund. A release from his office did not say [...]

United Nations General Assembly

A top heavy Belize delegation, headed by Minister Wilfred Elrington, is in New York for the yearly United Nations General Assembly. Elrington is scheduled to make his presentation next week [...]

B.T.B. expects tourism arrivals to continue going up

It’s been a good year so far for tourism and recent statistics show significant improvement over the first eight months of last year. While cruise tourism is lagging behind slightly, [...]

Waste Control equipment; about $29,000 stolen

Mark Neal, of a Freetown Sibun address, appeared in court this morning to answer to charges of theft and handling stolen goods valued at almost twenty-nine thousand dollars. Dale Pascasio, [...]

Thief steals security guard bicycle

A convicted burglar who is presently serving a five year prison sentence just got an additional year added to his jail term after he picked up yet another conviction; this [...]

Get healthy with Healthy Living

You met Alize Reid on September thirteenth, when we reported that she was among several children who were preparing to undergo cleft palate surgery at the Southern Regional Hospital. Well, [...]

Sugar concession bill passes; Opposition says it’s not sweet

Government today introduced and passed, in one sitting of the House of Representatives, a bill that provides major tax breaks and exemptions as part of the sale of the Belize [...]

Opposition rails up with Godwin Hulse

Although the talk at the House was strictly about sugar, all was not sweet. The Opposition took a few aimed shots at Minister of Immigration Godwin Hulse for his remarks [...]

P.U.P. walks out before end of House Meeting

While it appeared in our first story that there were fiery exchanges between the Prime Minister and the Opposition, it was more a juxtaposition of points rather than a heated [...]

B.T.L. Employees Trust gets injunction barring issuance of dividends

Dean Boyce on behalf of the B.T.L. Employees Trust and British Caribbean Bank, scored a victory against the Government, preventing Telemedia from paying dividends to shareholders at an early annual [...]

Government’s attorney says suit is an embarrassment to Supreme Court

In June of 2012, Justice Oswell Legall reaffirmed a previous ruling that the 2011 acquisition of Telemedia was null and void because the law passed attached itself to the provision [...]

Are charges pending for suffocation of infant?

For the third time, the aunt of baby Kaylee Burgess has been picked up by the police. Kaylee was murdered at her home in Ladyville on September fifth, two days [...]

Brad Steadman, victim of fire

A Belize City resident believes his property was deliberately set on fire.  Brad Steadman, a struggling artist, was not at the house, which also serves as his studio, when it [...]

The verdict is in and it’s…

A jury of twelve deliberated well into the night on Tuesday in the trial of a man who was charged for the brutal murder of his father. At around eight-thirty [...]

Kenrick steals a muffler and a PVC pipe

An unemployed construction worker has been accused of stealing from the Port of Belize Limited and today, he was charged in the courtroom of Magistrate Hettie-Mae Stuart. Twenty-six year old [...]

Peace Corps 50 years in Belize

Two years after then-Senator John F. Kennedy tasked students at a U.S University to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and giving service in developing countries, [...]

Biscayne Primary School gets a boost from the Chamber of Commerce

It’s the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s birthday, but the teachers and students of the Biscayne Primary School on the Northern Highway had reason to celebrate this morning. Through [...]

Tourism war and sabotage at Nohoch Che’en

Now for some bad news, the rappelling platform constructed by Chukka Belize at Caves Branch was recently at the center of contention with the Federation of Cruise Tourism Association of [...]

Robbery attempt of Quality Poultry on Hummingbird Highway

Just before one this afternoon, an armed and attempted robbery on the highway left one man injured. Two employees of Quality Poultry Products were on the Hummingbird Highway on routine [...]

Cane Farmers Assn. says American Sugar Refinery gets unfair advantage

Up to late this evening, cane farmers were meeting on a proposed bill that goes to the House of Representatives on Wednesday which provides for major tax exemptions and concessions [...]

Will cane farmers benefit from the sale of B.S.I. which is getting huge tax concessions?

Tonight’s question is: Do you think that cane farmers will benefit from the sale of B.S.I. which is getting huge tax concessions? Send your comments and responses using your SMART [...]

The economic indicators of living in the south

In this segment of Economic Indicators, the Great Belize Research Center, looks at specific factors relating to the southernmost district which is not only delineated by its geographical distance, but [...]

Bad penmanship and the foiled offshore referendum

In the past few weeks, Oceana and the government have been back and forth in court in the preliminary stages of a case, challenging the validity of six oil exploration [...]

Flores freed of carnal knowledge charges

A San Pedro resident waited anxiously for three hours as a jury of nine deliberated on five counts of carnal knowledge upon an eleven year old girl. And at two-forty-five [...]