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Belmopan minister explains the simplicity of rosewood fiasco

Shipments of Rosewood, which fetches top dollar in mainland China, were blocked by a moratorium by the Ministry of Forest, Fisheries and Sustainable Development. But on Monday, cameras caught the [...]

How can confiscated rosewood be sustainably harvested?

So, finally there is an explanation of an official sort; even if delivered in a less than official fashion. But there are glaring points which the Minister of National Security [...]

Kambokin, one of the rosewood exporter kings

The rosewood crisis festered until February 2012, when the moratorium was introduced. Up to that time, one of the main exporters of timber, and a name frequently associated with illicit [...]

Guatemala buys combat planes to patrol reserve that borders Belize

Hopefully, rosewood extraction will not cause decades of dialogues and explanations as Guatemala’s unfounded claim against Belize. For years negotiations and discussions have failed. Earlier in the year, while both [...]

Guatemala says no referendum if date not changed

Guatemala’s President Otto Perez Molina is making it abundantly clear that if Belize does not change the October sixth referendum date, Guatemala will not proceed to hold the referendum. The [...]

John Saldivar sues to protect his reputation

As we reported in Wednesday’s newscast, Minister of National Security John Saldivar has filed a lawsuit against Belmopan’s Plus TV and Patrick Andrews for libel and defamation.  The claim arises [...]

Saldivar says he didn’t demand removal of talk show co-host

Fifty thousand dollars is a lot to spend on turkey but Saldivar stands by his claim that he was defamed. Plus TV’s Managing Director Luis Wade, in an interview with [...]

A son suspected of burning family home

While Saldivar and Plus TV will settle in court, a family in Belize City will also seek court action for their personal damages experienced this morning. At about eight o’clock, [...]

Human remains found in mangrove on Ambergris Caye

While that family picks up the pieces of their loss, officers in San Pedro had to dive and pick up pieces of a lost life. The skeletal remains of a [...]

Third inmate charged for drugs inside prison

It may be hard for officers to find clues to the demise of the individual in the swamp water, but not only do cops look for evidence at the scene [...]

Couple busted for weed

Tonight, twenty-three year old Jervin Robinson and his girlfriend, Jessica Sinclair, are remanded at the Belize Central Prison for drug trafficking. The charges were levied following the discovery of seventy-two [...]

Suspect charged for murder of basketball player

Eighteen-year-old Lloyd Alexander King, also known as Moose, has been remanded to the Belize Central Prison where he awaits trial for the Belize City murder of a prominent basketball player, [...]

New code of conduct for law enforcement officers

Thieves, murderers and drug dealers aren’t the only people who are charged for crimes. Some-times the cops are also paraded before a judge. In the wake of numerous allegations of [...]

Houston-based autism support group shares with Stella Maris

The run-of-the-mill cruise ship tourists get a tour to a popular destination or lounge around the village and get their hair braided or a drink of a local brew. But [...]

Caribbean Development bank’s Basic Needs Trust Fund

A national project spearheaded by the Caribbean Development Bank’s Basic Needs Trust Fund was launched today in Belize City.  Present for the occasion is Darran Newman-Belgrave, Portfolio Manager for (Basic [...]

Healthy Living succeeds in losing weight

If you’re heard of regimens such as ramen diet, cabbage soup, Atkins diet, South Beach diet, or workouts such as Zumba, or ten minute abs, then you are probably one [...]