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7 Persons Homeless after Fire Guts 2 Houses in Family Yard

Two wooden houses were totally destroyed by a raging fire on Tuesday night. Seven persons were displaced and today they are picking up the pieces to rebuild. The fire started [...]

The Hazards of Illegal Wirings

The Rose Lane fire brings into sharp focus the electrical risks that homeowners take when they provide an ‘illegal drop’ of electricity to adjacent properties. For some time now, the [...]

Precautionary Measures to Avoid Fire Disaster

Station Officer Smith also provided safety tips as Belizeans prepare for the extended Easter weekend. But these can be practiced anytime whenever a person leaves his or her house unattended. [...]

National Fire Service as Ready as Can Be for Extended Weekend

But how ready is the National Fire Service to respond to fires should they erupt over the holidays? Smith says that given the limited resources they have, they are as [...]

Robbers on the Loose in Cayo

Robbers were on the loose on Tuesday in Cayo targeting business establishments. Just before closing on Tuesday night, the Lighthouse Restaurant on Border Road was hit by a duo of [...]

Separate Shootings in Stann Creek District Leave Two Men Injured

There are separate shooting incidents to report on from the Stann Creek District tonight.  Around five p.m. on Tuesday evening, a Belizean fisherman of Hope Creek Village was shot in [...]

P.S.U. Stands behind Registering Officer, Jerrylyn Bruce

The plight of Jerrylyn Bruce, registering officer at the Elections and Boundaries Department, was brought up in the Senate on Monday. A string of emails details the back and forth [...]

Mexican Embassy: “No Special Permit Issued to Pass into Mexico without a Passport”

If you are travelling across the northern border into Mexico, whether to head to Chetumal, Cancun or Playa Del Carmen for the extended weekend, official travel documents remain the same. [...]

Belizean Travellers Must Have Valid Passport of Mexican Border Card

According to the Officer in Charge of the Economic, Trade and Tourism Section of the Mexican Embassy, by law travellers will only be able to enter into Mexico with a [...]

Sharon Matola is the U.S. Embassy’s “Woman of the Year”

Sharon Matola, the Founding Director of the Belize Zoo, is the U.S. Embassy’s Woman of the year 2019. On Tuesday, Matola was honoured with an official ceremony and reception. A [...]

Big Baby Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Belizean/American heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is scheduled to face Anthony Joshua in a title bout on June first, but the news tonight is that the well-known boxer has [...]

Testing the State of Readiness for City Emergency

A busy area of Central American Boulevard was abuzz with even more activity this morning as residents carried out their last minute preparedness for the Easter holidays. The heavily trafficked [...]

Easter and Fish Rush!

Fresh fish and Easter go hand in hand for many Belizeans. The tradition of eating fish on Good Friday is alive and well in Belize. Every year, around this time, [...]

Clear Inaccuracies Identified in New Referendum Bill

The Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Bill 2019 has been signed into law, following the Governor General’s assent on Tuesday.  But as our coverage of the special senate meeting that preceded [...]

More Mistakes Pointed Out in Referendum Bill

Another error in dates, as highlighted by Senator Courtenay, has to do with the coming into force of the I.C.J.   The drafters of the bill also bungled the date when [...]

A Flashback to the Birth of the Maritime Areas Act

The Maritime Areas Act sparked controversy when it was introduced as a bill in the early nineties. This week in the Senate, it came up again because it is yet [...]