Attorney General gives NCL nod of approval Attorney General gives NCL nod of  approval
Farmer shoots and kills trespassers Attorney asks DPP to drop charges against his client Farmer shoots and kills trespassers   Attorney asks DPP to drop charges against his client
“No change in plans!” Contreras’ daughter will be appointed Director of the Drug Inspectorate “No change in plans!”  Contreras’ daughter will be appointed Director of the Drug Inspectorate
Penner recall case greenlighted Penner recall case greenlighted
Business BNE launches fund to assist Belizean entrepreneurs

BNE launches fund to assist Belizean entrepreneurs

By Alexis R. Milan Staff Reporter The Belize Natural Energy (BNE) Charitable Trust launched the first phase of an Empowerment Fund aimed at providing Belizean entrepreneurs the opportunity to finance viable business plans. The first phase of the Empowerment Fund is being rolled out through La Inmaculada Credit Union Limited […]

Crime Belizean convict, Joseph Budna, escapes Guatemalan authorities

Belizean convict, Joseph Budna, escapes Guatemalan authorities

By: Marion V. Ali Joseph Budna, 33, a Belizean who was convicted in Guatemala in 2013 of kidnapping and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment, is a fugitive on the run. According to the Prensa Libre newspaper of Guatemala, Budna was being hospitalised when he escaped from custody under the watch […]

Editorial

For the 1.8 billion Christians around the world Holy Week is the most solemn time of the year. It recalls the events leading to the passion of Jesus and His death by crucifixion- a slow, agonizing torture which would end in asphyxiation. It was the most shameful of deaths, reserved […]

General

By: Marion V.Ali A crowded boating dock in Caye Caulker reportedly collapsed today. We are not certain if anyone was injured but some of the passengers who were waiting to board a commercial vessel fell into the sea. The incident occurred during one of the busiest times of year for […]

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Belizean convict, Joseph Budna, escapes Guatemalan authorities
Crime

Belizean convict, Joseph Budna, escapes Guatemalan authorities

By: Marion V. Ali Joseph Budna, 33, a Belizean who was convicted in Guatemala in 2013 of kidnapping and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment, is a fugitive on the run. According to the Prensa Libre newspaper of Guatemala, Budna was being hospitalised when he escaped from custody under the watch […]

Crime

Elderly woman beaten to death

By: Marion V. Ali Police are following leads into a ruthless beating of an elderly woman that claimed her life. The incident happened in Boston Village, Belize District sometime on Good Friday. Relatives and neighbours grew concerned when they did not see Marva Miller, 68, and after knocking on her […]

World

More violence in Venezuela

Fresh violence has erupted in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, between police and opponents of President Nicolas Maduro. Masked protesters burned effigies of the president after a rally called “Resurrection of Democracy”. Police responded to petrol bombs in the Chacao district with tear gas and water cannon. More than 40 people […]

Health

Skin cancer on the rise

Cancer Research UK statistics show more than 13,000 people develop malignant melanoma each year, compared with around 1,800 in the mid-1970s. It says the rise is partly due to rising popularity of package holidays to Europe from the late 1960s. Sunbed use has also fuelled the increase, the charity has […]

General

By: Marion V.Ali A crowded boating dock in Caye Caulker reportedly collapsed today. We are not certain if anyone was injured but some of the passengers who were waiting to board a commercial vessel fell into the sea. The incident occurred during one of the busiest times of year for […]

General

Man drowns in Cayo District

A man drowned in the Cayo District on Holy Saturday. Reports are that Arsenio Landero, 37, and his wife were returning home in a canoe on the Macal River after spending the day socializing with friend. Reports are that the canoe capsized and Landero went under. His body was later […]

General

Traffic accidents claim two lives

A little girl lost her life in a traffic accident on Holy Saturday in Belize City. Keela Wade, 5, was reportedly traveling on North Front Street along with Kelsey Peyrefitte and Sonia Carcamo on a motorcycle when they ran into the back of a bus. The incident happened sometime before […]

Bananas under threat in the Caribbean
World

Bananas under threat in the Caribbean

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned Caribbean banana producing countries to be on their guard against the introduction of the fusarium wilt disease. This is known as the most destructive to the banana industry. The FAO says that the disease has already spread from Asia to […]

Mexican wins 86th Cross Country Cycling Classic
Sports

Mexican wins 86th Cross Country Cycling Classic

By: William G. Ysaguirre, Freelance Writer Foreign riders dominated the top seven places of the 86th Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic today, with Mexican rider Juan Pablo Magallanes of Benny’s Megabytes Team winning in five hours 45 minutes and three seconds. Magallanes finished second last year to Darnell Barrowr, […]

World

Nobel Prize-winning author passes

Gabriel García Márquez, the influential Nobel Prize-winning author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” has died. The 87-year-old literary giant was treated this month for infections and dehydration at a Mexican hospital. García Márquez, a native of Colombia, is widely credited with helping […]