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 Belize 3rd most violent country in the region: 2012 UN report says

Belize 3rd most violent country in the region: 2012 UN report says

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize had the third highest murder rate in the region for 2012, a report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says. The UNODC Global Study on Homicide 2013, launched last Thursday in London, presented 2012 statistics which showed Belize having a […]

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 Killer crocs – a closer look

Killer crocs – a closer look

By MArion V. Ali Staff Reporter The Easter holidays are upon us and many people are planning to spend the long weekend with family and or friends. The traditional Easter-time activities include at great deal of swimming and fishing in one of the many river, ponds, or lagoons across the […]

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Report explains why higher fuel prices are better for business

Higher oil prices have been good for business, according to a report by an arilines writer. In the past six years, the report says, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality by exercising more discipline with things like offering fewer seats. This, he says, […]

World

Hundreds missing after ferry sinks off South Korea

Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea. The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon, in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju. Among those on board were high school students on […]

Barney Brown wins Weekend Warriors’ Cross Country
Sports

Barney Brown wins Weekend Warriors’ Cross Country

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter Barney Brown of the Scotiabank team won the A division of the Weekend Warriors’ annual Cross Country cycle race from La Loma Luz Hospital in Santa Elena. Brown finished in front of Smart headquarters on the Philip Goldson Highway in Belize City on Sunday, April […]

Muslim Community girls win primary schools National Softball Championships  
Sports

Muslim Community girls win primary schools National Softball Championships  

By William Ysaguirre Freelance Reporter The girls of the Muslim Community School, the Belize District Champions, won the national primary schools softball championships organized by the National Sports Council at the Rogers Stadium on Friday, April 11. Muslim’s MVP pitcher Essenie Ciego led the Muslim girls to an 11-4 win […]

Health

Good night’s sleep good for brain health

A good night’s sleep may be essential to brain health, say Swedish researchers who found depriving healthy young men of a night’s sleep increased blood concentrations of brain molecules to levels seen in brain damage. Researchers from Uppsala Unversity report the findings of their small trial, which was funded mostly […]

Health

Enjoy life more – your body will age better, study shows

A new study from the UK, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal claims that people who enjoy life will have better physical function and faster walking speeds than their more pessimistic counterparts. We already know there are health benefits associated with a positive outlook on life. A study from […]

Surveys: Crime has adverse effect on Caribbean development; Belize suffers only on local front
Features

Surveys: Crime has adverse effect on Caribbean development; Belize suffers only on local front

By Marion V. Ali Staff Reporter Studies conducted over the last year by the Inter-American Development Bank and the University of the West Indies indicate that crime has had significantly adverse impacts on development in the Caribbean. One report notes that in the Bahamas armed robberies and violent crimes are […]

Killer crocs – a closer look
General

Killer crocs – a closer look

By MArion V. Ali Staff Reporter The Easter holidays are upon us and many people are planning to spend the long weekend with family and or friends. The traditional Easter-time activities include at great deal of swimming and fishing in one of the many river, ponds, or lagoons across the […]

Belize 3rd most violent country in the region: 2012 UN report says
Crime

Belize 3rd most violent country in the region: 2012 UN report says

By Benjamin Flowers Staff Reporter Belize had the third highest murder rate in the region for 2012, a report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says. The UNODC Global Study on Homicide 2013, launched last Thursday in London, presented 2012 statistics which showed Belize having a […]

General

City Council to settle with Waste Control

By Aaron Humes Freelance Reporter BELIZE CITY, Tues. Apr. 15, 2014 Sanitation company Belize Waste Control Limited has agreed to end its litigation against the Belize City Council, and the two sides will now sit down to work out their differences. On Tuesday morning before Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, attorneys […]