Editorial / Social

Soldier 22 drowns in Macal while on BDF patrol mission

Twenty-two-year-old Adrian Coc of Gulf Company, Belize Defence Force, drowned in the Mopan river near San Jose Succotz on Sunday, last January 15 while on a B.D.F mission. A Ministry of Defence release says Coc went under while trying to swim across to the Xunantunich side of the river to […]

Crime / Editorial / Sports

Toddler dead! Uncle, 14, charged with murder

Fourteen-year-old Marcos Teul has been charged with murder for causing the death of his three-year-old nephew, Axel Castillo. The child

Crime / Editorial

Jaguar pelts:new pawns on crime scene!

By Meb Cutlack This is a story that will make most Belizeans shudder and do irreparable harm to Belize Jaguars from two northern reserves are being slaughtered for the international fur trade, possibly by the dozen, yet, it appears that the authorities aren

Editorial / General

Immigration taxation, steep increases for all

By Ann-Marie Williams – News Editor The Immigration and Nationality Department which now comes under the Ministry of Home Affairs found itself unusually busy at the close of the year, when on Christmas eve it gazetted a bunch of new regulations increasing licenses of every kind. The new higher license […]

Editorial / FrontPage

Editorial (16.01.05)

Events of the last few days have shown that Prime Minister Said Musa is sufficiently astute to do something to save his job and his government. But the Prime Minister is between a rock and a hard place and he is playing a high stakes game of bluff poker. Last […]

Cycling – Michael Lewis wins New Year
Editorial / Sports

Cycling – Michael Lewis wins New Year

By William Ysaguirre Independent rider Michael Lewis completed the 90-mile ride from the Corozal Commercial Free Zone to Belize City in 3 hours 54 minutes flat. With his victory Lewis won the $2,000 first prize, a round trip ticket to the United States courtesy of American Airlines and a trophy. […]

Editorial / Social

Editorial (09.01.05)

On Tuesday this week the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry representing the business community of Belize and the National Trade Unions Congress of Belize, representing the Teachers, Public officers, Electrical and General workers unions found it necessary to write to the Prime Minister once more about the need for […]

Editorial / General / Social

Editorial (02.01.05)

Re-arrangement of the Cabinet which resulted in the resignations of Ministers Cordel Hyde and Eamon Courtenay and the departure of Tourism Minister Mark Espat from the Musa Cabinet was not the planned operation that it appears to be. And it would be a mistake to regard it as any kind […]

Crime / Editorial / General

Nudie photographer gets slap on the wrist

A Canadian man, whose penchant for photographing young women in the nude led to his arrest early last week, was given a slap on the wrist by Cayo Magistrate Linden Flowers, after he pleaded guilty to possession of nude pictures on Christmas eve. Arthur Wager, the 54-year-old alleged sexual predator, […]

Alleged murderer escapes police custody – who is responsible?
Crime / Editorial / Social

Alleged murderer escapes police custody – who is responsible?

A manhunt is on for 23-year-old Melvin Salazar of Santa Elena Town, Cayo, who escaped from police custody just three days after he allegedly chopped Ermindo Coca, 23, to death during the predawn hours of Thursday, December 16. According to police, constables #979 Daniel Teck, #541 Raymond Manzanero and #412 […]