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Rosewood sold to brother of Minister Gaspar Vega

Forestry Minister Lisel Alamilla took the hot seat this morning to explain the recent rosewood scandal. It includes a decision by Cabinet to declare an amnesty for those in possession [...]

50/50 profit split, but Lisel Alamilla says it was cabinet decision

And from the rosewood which was under government lock and key, to all those countless board feet which were in hiding because of the moratorium and are now coming to [...]

Minister says Maya communities are part of rosewood extraction

The Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcalde’s Association have issued a joint statement saying that they are deeply disturbed and utterly outraged by the actions of government. Spokesperson of [...]

Belize to attend O.A.S. meeting in Guatemala, but may protest

The second highest ranking man in the Organization of American States is visiting. Assistant Secretary General Albert Ramdin is in Belize regarding relations among Belize, Guatemala and the O.A.S.  Ramdin [...]

Calls for O.A.S. and CARICOM must to defuse political tension

The Caribbean is also weighing in on the territorial dispute. An article in the Trinidad Express calls on CARICOM and the Organization of American States to step into the fray [...]

Cab driver shot and killed in Dangriga

The most recent homicide takes us south to Dangriga where a taxi driver was shot on Sunday afternoon. Twenty-three year old Charles Ariola was blasted on the chest with a [...]

4 year old dies following attack by killer bees

Two young boys were stung by killer bees today in Little Belize up north. The siblings, four year old Pedro and five year old Enrique Thiessen, were playing under a [...]

Norwegian Cruise Line going to the south?

Is there a cruise ship port of call in the works for southern Belize? Talks of a massive tourism development project, to be spearheaded by Norwegian Cruise Line, has been [...]

Territorial Volunteers will get in trouble; Guats protest

In early April, the Belize Territorial Volunteers traveled to Dolores in Toledo to continue their “Clear the Border” project in which they intend to demarcate the border between Belize and [...]

If Guatemalan passports include Belize, entry into the country will be allowed

At the top of the newscast, you heard the Minister of Foreign Affairs say that the Belize delegation would walk out of the June O.A.S. General assembly if Guatemala produces [...]

Diplomats called home to chart plan for Guatemala issue

Despite all the offensive actions taken by Guatemala showing that it is keeping the unfounded claim alive, Minister Elrington says his ministry must wait for an official response from the [...]

Alexander Pitts charged for burning down family home

A teenager is tonight on remand at the Belize Central Prison for allegedly setting on fire his family’s house in the Gungulung area last Thursday.  Nineteen year old Alexander Pitts [...]

7 persons on bail for 3 house burglaries

Seven persons are currently on bail for charges related to the burglary of three government-constructed houses on the George Price Highway. Two men, twenty-six year old Michael Godoy and nineteen [...]

Bishop Martin High School wins regional Sagicor Science Competition

After competing nationally, representatives from the Bishop Martin High School from Orange Walk Town travelled to Barbados to compete on the regional stage. It was no small feat as they [...]

“My Body is Precious,” a children’s book on sexual abuse

My Body is Precious…that’s the name of a new publication that tackles sexual abuse against children. The brightly illustrated book makes for easy reading and was launched this morning as [...]

Agents say Belize is top destination for Canadians

Canada is one of the prime markets for Belize as a tourist destination. Today a contingent of some twenty persons from the Canadian travel industry arrived at the Phillip Goldson [...]

Chocolate forever, well loved conservationist passes away

A man who dedicated a great portion of his life to conservation has passed away. His efforts brought him critical and international acclaim by environmental groups. He was simply known [...]

Sports Monday highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   Week 12 of the PLB Football Season saw league leading and defending champions, Belmopan Bandits play host Saturday night [...]