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Perseverance pays off

A resourceful lady who followed the man who snatched her cell phone as she walked along Water Lane, has been able to identify the thief. Within the hour the police were on to him and arrested 21 year old Antonio Bennett at his home, where they also found the stolen […]


No wrongful dismissal says court! Claim for $188,306 thrown out.

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter A former prosecutor attached to the municipal court of the Belize City Council who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed from his job in May 2004, was not wrongfully dismissed at all, says Supreme Court Justice Samuel Awich. The judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by […]


Moment of truth for Gabby Affif! PM and AG drivers were part of the hustle?

By Angel Novelo – Staff Reporter Friday June 2. A nine-member jury of six women and three men will determine businessman Jabour “Gabby” Affif’s fate today, Friday. The jury will determine if Affif knowingly provided forged application forms for Belize nationality certificates and Belizean passports for foreign nationals who did […]


Sr. citizen shot in the head for his own gun

By Nebert Robinson – Staff Reporter Oliver Blanco, deceased. Two Belize City men have been remanded to the Hattieville Prison on charges of murder for the shooting death of a security guard. They are Edward Arthurs, 26 of Police Street in Lake Independence and Noel Usher, 23 of Reggae Street […]


Tina Shen tops PSE Failing schools must buckle up says education chief

By Ann-Marie William – News Editor Tina Shen Fourteen year old Tina Shen of Belize Elementary School in Belize City has attained the highest overall score of 379 points out of a possible 400 in the Primary School Examinations, (P.S.E.) Shen topped the list of 5,915 candidates who sat the […]


Editorial (04.06.06)

By Harry Lawrence – Publisher At its national convention last week in San Ignacio the United Democratic Party (U.D.P.) presented a number of position papers – 10 in all, dealing with the party’s official position on things like taxation, petroleum recovery, poverty, good governance, the Guatemalan claim, education, crime, integrity, […]


SATIIM takes GOB to court over oil exploration in nat’l park

By Nebert Robinson – Staff Reporter Gregory Choc The Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management (SATIIM) has filed a motion for judicial review of a government decision granting a U.S. oil company permission to carry out seismic testing within the Sarstoon Temash National Park. SATIIM’s Executive Director Gregory Choc called […]


SSB offers B.A. scholarships

The Belize Social Security Board is offering six Bachelor’s Degree scholarships for sixth form graduates who want to study at the University of Belize. Each scholarship is valued at $20,000. Applicants must be a Belizean with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0. Applicants must be accepted as a […]


Belize basketball selection exits CONCABA qualifiers with 6 losses

By William Ysaguirre – Freelance Writer Denton Paulino scores 18 pts. for Belize. The Belize national basketball team has exited the Central American Basketball Conference (Conferencia Centroamericana de Basquetbol COCABA) qualifying round for the Centrobasket tournament with six losses in six outings. The Belize team followed up their two consecutive […]


Costa Rica wins Central American Men’s Beach Volleyball championships

By William Ysaguirre – Freelance Writer MVP Jonathan Guevara of Costa Rica spikes against El Salvador’s Jeovanny Medrano to win the championship final. The Costa Rican men emerged as the new champions of the VI Central American Men’s Beach Volleyball championships. The event took place on Saturday to Monday, May […]