Sugar Cane season to begin Monday

After a long sugar impasse that almost ruined the industry, the sugar cane harvest season, known to Norteños as “La Zafra”, will begin on Monday January 26th.

The starting date for the season was announced on Thursday  in Orange Walk, after a lengthy two hour session of consultation with all stakeh...

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Manhunt for Emmanuel Willoughby in San Ignacio

San Ignacio Police are looking for a man believed to be responsible for an armed robbery in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Reports are that around 7:30 am, as New Yan Chinese store in Bella Vista Street was just opening for the day, a man of dark complexion, believed to be escaped prisoner Emm...

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Jury acquits one of two murder accused

A jury of his peers has acquitted Cordel Flores, aged 26, of the 2009 murder of eighteen year old Alberto Allen, but were not able to reach a unanimous verdict in respect of a second accused, 23 year old Warren Lewis.

The re-trial ended just after nine Thursday night when the jury of 9 women and ...

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Tatoo artist charged for sex with a minor

A 45 year old Belizean tattoo artist of Belize City, known for his trademark logo “Stinging Scorpio Tattoo”, was arrested and charged on Thursday, for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 15 year old minor.

According to police reports, at about 8:00 pm on Friday January 16th, a 15 year old mino...

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Accused heroin traffickers free on bail

The four men busted with over 19 kilograms or 40 pounds of heroin in separate packages on January 12 are out on bail of $50,000 each.

32 year old Jose Antonio Lara of San Pedro Town; 30 year old Lenon Tillett of Belize City and Corozal; 42 year old Gerardo Allen of Caye Caulker; and 35 year old Heid...

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DOE warns of illegal dam construction

The Department of the Environment is still investigating the Barton Creek Dam in an effort to determine the best way forward.

In the last week of December 2014, Plus TV broke the news of the existence of two micro-hydros built close to the Barton Creek Archeological site, unbeknownst to the Departme...

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Consultations held to advance Belizean products and services through tourism

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation and Agriculture (IICA) is partnering with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Belize Ministry of Natural Resources and Agriculture to host meaningful consultations to development a strategy for advancement of Belizean products and services t...

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GOB maintains prohibition of offshore drilling concessions

On Thursday we told you about the issue that some environmental conservation NGOs took up with the Government’s proposed draft for offshore exploration, condemning the Government for keeping zones near delicate oceanic ecosystems on the drilling map.

On Friday, the Ministry of Energy, Science and Te...

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Refurbished basketball courts for Belmopan

Basketball Players and fans living in the City of Belmopan are to enjoy newly refurbished basketball facilities. As a part of an ongoing project to upgrade various sporting facilities around the city, the Area Representative for Belmopan, Hon...

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Days of Healing returns to Dean Street

We have been regularly reporting on the activities of the Days of Healing Initiative, which promotes clean family activity in crime-affected areas...

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OCEANA says No to Petroleum Zones and Guidelines for Exploration Draft

The feasibility of offshore exploration in Belize is a widely debated topic that has given rise to many environmental and conservation groups actively opposing offshore drilling...

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No clear motive in Emerson Daly murder

The body of 24 year old Emerson Daly, Belizean party decorator, was discovered on Wednesday at around 8:30 am, in an area behind Banana Bank, in the Cayo District.
Emerson Daly reportedly went missing on Sunday night, when he borrowed his uncle’s car and left his home in Roaring Creek Village en rou...

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8 Police officers receive awards

Reports of rogue police officers often find their way to our desk, but even though those are the reports that make headlines nationally, it is not representative of all police officers. There are good police officers worthy of being celebrated.
That was the idea on Thursday, as high officials within...

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San Lazaro to August Pine Ridge road officially opened

10.5 kilometres of rehabilitated roadway, between San Lazaro and August Pine Ridge in Orange Walk, was officially opened on Thursday by Head of the EU Delegation to Belize, Ambassador Paola Amadei and officials of the Ministry of Works.
The rehabilitation was financed by the European Union and the G...

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Roads in the South in need of attention

Independence Village, also known as Mango Creek, is one of the largest villages in the country.
According to Emilio Zabaneh, secretary of Independence village council, many of the streets in the village have been in disrepair for a long time, and the portion of the start of the Southern Highway is a...

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