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Missing tourists safe at Columbus Caye

Two tourists and their local guide who were reported missing when they failed to return from a fishing expedition were found safe on Columbus Caye on Monday, November 14. Ronald Hardwicke and Linda Hodge and their fishing guide, Abraham Ortiz, are grateful for the search parties which were sent out […]


Agripo Ical, 19, held for murder of U.S. girl, 20

Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A Kechi man from the village of Indian Creek in the Toledo District has been remanded to the Hattieville prison on charges of murder, for the death of Julia Armstrong Minard, 20, an American tourist. Armstrong Minard’s body was recovered just before midnight on Sunday, […]


Call for entries for the Third Arts Olympiad

The Institute of Creative Arts (ICA) is inviting entries for the Third Arts Olympiad. Being held this year under the theme: My Favorite Sport, the Olympiad seeks to link art and sport through visual and digital art competitions, celebrating the artist-athlete. At the individual level, the Arts Olympiad encourages young […]


The Garifuna cross borders in time for Settlement Day

This year Belize will have one more reason to celebrate as Garifuna Settlement Day draws near. A new book, The Garifuna: a nation across borders, will be launched at the Gulisi Museum in Dangriga today Friday, November 18 at 2:00 P.M. The Garifuna: a nation across borders is an impressive […]


Elephant Grass, a renewable fuel for co-generation

y Harry Lawrence – Publisher Belize for the last decade has been facing the twin problems of declining earnings from sugar and escalating prices for motor fuels. Since the year began gasoline prices have risen on average of 83 cents a gallon, and diesel $1.12 cents a gallon! At the […]


Cop on trial for the murder of a detainee while in custody

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The prosecution rested its case yesterday, Thursday morning in the murder trial of police constable Sheldon Arzu, accused of killing a man inside the Caye Caulker police station 29 months ago. The prosecution rested its case yesterday, Thursday morning in the murder trial of […]


Supreme Court orders Chartered Accountant to pay back $111,000 of stolen money

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Chartered accountant, Bernard Palacio and former treasurer of the National Garifuna Council, has been ordered by the Supreme Court to pay more than $111,000 in damages for spending the Council’s money on himself. Presiding judge, Adolph Lucas has given Palacio until the end of […]


Enriquez off to politics

The Public Service Union has announced the resignation of Bro. Hubert Enriquez from the position of First Vice-President in P.S.U. Council of Management. Enriquez has teamed up with an independent group of community minded individuals to contest the Belmopan City Council Elections. In his letter of resignation, Enriquez documented his […]


Electricity rates need 20% hike – says BEL

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter The Belize Electricity Limited (BEL), the country’s main supplier of electricity, this week announced that it will asking the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a 20% increase in electricity rates to meet its rising costs of generating power. BELs Chief Executive Officer and President, […]


Stamps of Belize travel to T & T

The Stamps of Belize – A Visual Display collection is on exhibition in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago and will remain there for the month of November at the Central Bank Money Museum as part of a philatelic/numismatic exhibit. The event is intended to promote and create […]