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71 murders as of July 5, 2017: BCO

71 murders as of July 5, 2017: BCO

BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 10, 2017–Based on data accessed from the Belize Crime Observatory (BCO), an official source of information, major crimes are down for the first half of 2017, with murders down by an approximate [...]

“We did not expect that as Ministers they would come here and be disrespectful.” – Senator Elena Smith

“We did not expect that as Ministers they would come here and be disrespectful.” – Senator Elena Smith

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Wed. July 5, 2017–This newspaper has documented every single sitting of the Senate Select Committee since last year when the committee was established to investigate the findings of the Auditor General in the [...]

Toledo and Stann Creek Districts suffer from weekend’s tropical wave

Toledo and Stann Creek Districts suffer from weekend’s tropical wave

TOLEDO & STANN CREEK, Districts, Mon. July 3, 2017–The southern districts of Toledo and Stann Creek got the worst of heavy rains from a tropical wave that passed over the country over the weekend. The National [...]

The Godfather of internet inventions is a Belizean-American, Andre Gray

The Godfather of internet inventions is a Belizean-American, Andre Gray

BELIZE CITY, Wed. June 28, 2017–Before the internet and the World Wide Web (WWW) became public modes of modern communications, its precursor was some dial-up telecommunications nodes. Every state in the US had them. In New [...]

Dissatisfied villagers burn tires in bid for more police action in case of missing man

Dissatisfied villagers burn tires in bid for more police action in case of missing man

TEAKETTLE, Cayo District, Mon. June 26, 2017–Teakettle residents, dissatisfied with the efforts police have made to find a missing villager, made a giant blaze on the George Price Highway this morning, Saturday, June 24. Mark Menzies, [...]

Lois Lightburn passes at 82, funeral Saturday

Lois Lightburn passes at 82, funeral Saturday

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. June 22, 2017–We regret to announce the passing of Lois Nathalia Hyacinth Lightburn. Lois Lightburn was born on August 17, 1936 to William “Bill” Lightburn and Rosita Moody. She was the second of [...]

Castro brothers busted with 89 cases of contraband beers

Castro brothers busted with 89 cases of contraband beers

ORANGE WALK TOWN, Mon. June 19, 2017–An Orange Walk Customs official told us this evening that they found a cargo of beer, a total of 89 cases of assorted un-Customed Mexican beers, including Corona, Modelo, and [...]

Ady Pacheco won’t respond to Senate Select Committee’s questions without her lawyer

Ady Pacheco won’t respond to Senate Select Committee’s questions without her lawyer

BELMOPAN, Cayo District, Wed. June 14, 2017–Over four months ago, senior Immigration officer Ady Pacheco was summoned to appear before the Senate Select Committee. However, she claimed that she was unable to do so because she [...]

“Yellowman” escapes dismissal

“Yellowman” escapes dismissal

UDP parliamentarians vote for reprimand BELIZE CITY, Fri. June 9, 2017–By majority vote of 5 to 2, parliamentarians of the United Democratic Party voted down a call for the immediate dismissal of Brian “Yellowman” Audinett, sergeant [...]

2017 PSE top performer is Curt Smith of Bernice Yorke Institute of Learning

2017 PSE top performer is Curt Smith of Bernice Yorke Institute of Learning

BELIZE CITY, Wed. June 7, 2017–Curt Smith, a towering youth, 5 feet 11 inches tall and only 12 years old, attained top honors in this year’s Primary School Examination (PSE), having earned a cumulative 387 points [...]