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First Clue in Missing Anisha Young

As we close 2018 with this newscast, investigating officers might have a first clue in the murder of Anisha Young. The young woman has not been seen or heard from [...]

Conservation Tips from P.U.C., Despite Pending Increase in Electricity Rate

Electricity rates are set to go up at midnight, along with the ringing in of a new year.  The increase, however, is the second adjustment to the light bill that [...]

P.U.P.: Barrow’s Smoke & Mirrors Circus Act

So on the eve of the New Year, the P.U.C. has not responded to government’s objection to the increase of forty-three cents in electricity rates. The P.U.C. chair, we are [...]

Rosita Armstrong is Knocked Down and Killed

The family of Rosita Armstrong is tonight mourning her death. The sixty-six-year-old Ladyville resident was knocked down and killed at around seven-thirty on Sunday night. The incident happened between miles [...]

RTA Claims Life of Belize City Man

There was another fatality on the highway, this time in the south. A road traffic accident two days before the New Year claimed the life of forty-seven-year-old Cliff Russell Usher. [...]

Cop Hospitalized after Motorcycle Accident

In a third accident, though not fatal, a police officer crashed on his motorcycle in Camalote Village over the weekend. The officer was driving his cycle around six-thirty that evening [...]

A Final Tally: Murder Count at 143 for 2018

One hundred and forty-three, that is the murder count tonight for 2018 which trails the 2012 record-breaking figure by two.  The first part of the year was the most violent [...]

Will the Police Department see a Reform in the New Year?

The scourge of crime and violence continues into 2019 and government, as well as the Belize Police Department is still very much hamstrung in stemming the bloodshed.  It is a [...]

Investigation Ongoing into Faber’s Road Shooting; Charges are Expected Shortly

In our previous newscast, we aired the story about a man who was shot after he attacked a family on Faber’s Road. The alleged gunman, Frank Smith, and another man [...]

Resolutions for 2019; City Folks Tell Us Their Wish

Worldwide, the New Year’s celebration started across continents in New Zealand.  In a few, fireworks will kick off to welcome the New Year here in the country.  Across the city [...]

Belize’s Fiscal Performance is Lauded by PM Barrow in New Year’s Message

Prime Minister Barrow’s annual New Year’s message, set against a jazz rendition of Auld Lang Syne, covers several issues, including the economy, as well as crime and violence.  In the [...]

An Appeal for Voters to Come Out on Referendum Day

With the dawn of a new year upon us, the perennial issue of the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute and its possible resolution via the International Court of Justice also takes center [...]

Police Department Shares Safety Tips for New Year’s Celebration

If you’re planning to have a party or enjoy some festivities with family and friends to ring in 2019, it is important that you follow general safety tips to keep [...]

2018 Year in Review

Our reporters and cameramen were hard at work throughout the year, documenting the major stories that were in the headlines. Tonight, as we conclude our final newscast for 2018, we [...]

G.O.B. Objects to B.E.L. Getting Higher Rate Increase Than Requested

Will your light bill go up on New Year’s Day?  The Ministry of the Public Service, Energy and Public Utilities has essentially requested a stay of execution, asking the Public [...]

G.O.B. to P.U.C.: Hold off on Electricity Increase Until After June 2019

In a letter written by C.E.O., Doctor Peter Allen earlier today, the ministry states, “that any potential losses to B.E.L. due to the variance between the Reference Cost of Power [...]

Father Comes to Son’s Rescue and Would-Be Killer is Shot in the Neck

Just before news time on Thursday, shots rang out on Faber’s Road Extension at the residence of Dennis Hislop and his family. An armed man had targeted his son and [...]

A Blood Feud with No Apparent End

There are no arrests to report on tonight, in respect of the daylight execution of Daniel Hughes on Boxing Day.  Police are asking the public to come forward with any [...]

Lotteries Committee to Crack Down on Illegal ‘Rafflers’

The Lotteries Committee has now decided to enforce a law that dates back to the early fifties. It’s a piece of legislation that governs the promotion and execution of any [...]

You Can Be Fined $3K for Raffling Without a License

According to Samuels, any violation of this specific law and its regulations is an offence that carries a fine of three thousand dollars and/or six months in jail.   Lewin [...]

M.O.E. Supports Docking of Teachers’ Salaries

The Ministry of Education is siding with schools managements which have decided to dock the salaries of teachers who were absent on November seventh, the day that more than a [...]

School Management Makes Error in Hardship Allowance Payment

When more than one thousand teachers demonstrated in Belmopan in November, there were doing so for two primary reasons; time off to collect salary and hardship allowances. By a show [...]

Justice Adolph Lucas Retires from the Supreme Court Bench at 75

Upon celebrating his seventy-fifth birthday on December twenty-third, Justice Adolph Lucas reached his retirement age.  As stated in the Constitution of Belize, the high court judge must relinquish his seat [...]

Corozal Town Council Audit Reveals Gross Mismanagement

Two weeks ago, the Corozal Town Council, under the leadership of Mayor Rigoberto Vellos, released a nine-page financial report. The report focuses on the spending timeline of the previous town [...]

Former Corozal Council Gives Employee Dump Truck as Payment for ‘Vacation Leave’

As it relates to assets and inventory, Mayor Vellos says that one of the first tasks the council undertook upon assuming office is to review the possessions of the council. [...]