Bus full of tourists slams into Park Ranger

There was an accident Wednesday morning which has resulted in life threatening injuries for a 21 year old man. The incident happened this morning at around 9:30 am when a tour bus arrived at the Nohoch Chen Park. That is located in the Cayo District behind Caves Branch. A Chuka...

Norwegian Cruise Line proposals discussed in the House

The House of Representatives convened Wednesday where bills were introduced and read for the first time. Those are the Customs and Excise Duties (Amendment) Bill, 2013, the International Financial Services Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2013, Trusts (Amendment) Bill, 2013;...

KHMH baby deaths debated; call for Minister of Health to resign

An issue debated in the House of Representatives was that of the unfortunate deaths of some dozen newborns at the KHMH. The Pan-American Organization Health Organization launched an investigation into the matter and concluded that eight of those deaths were linked to a fairly...

Stephen Slusher sentenced to 5 years in prison for stealing gas tank

A 53 year old man was sentenced to five years in prison for stealing a woman’s gas tank.   Stephen Slusher was accused of entering the home of Maria Manzanero without permission and  stealing her $115 gas tank.  The burglary occurred yesterday, Wednesday, August 7.  On Thursday...

Jason Young convicted for drug possession

Magistrate Clive Lino was lenient with an offender who stood before him on Thursday. 19 year old Jason Young was arraigned on a charge of weed possession. The arrest of Young came Wednesday, August 7, 2013, on Castle Street. Police on mobile patrol and stopped and searched Young...

UB apologizes for registration errors

On Wednesday, on Facebook, someone posted the image of the invoice of a UB student which showed that the total amount charged did not match the calculated amount of the quantity multiplied by the unit price. Apparently the same held true for many other students. This raised an...

Former NBA player in Belize conducting motivational talks

American Dereck Anderson, a former NBA player, is in Belize conducting motivational talks on entrepreneurship. Anderson has recently written a book called “Stamina” in which he shares some of his personal struggles and his triumphs over those hurdles in life. He focuses on the...

Belize Bird Rescue rehabilitates fledgling black hawk

Belize Bird Rescue was established in 2004. The purpose was for the protecting of parrots and taking in those that were held captive illegally or were abandoned and hurt. It has since expanded its protection of even more birds, and one lucky winged animal to benefit from the care...

Belizean public responds to Behaviour in the House of Representatives

It has been mentioned time and time again that the behavior of Honorable members of the Belizean National Assembly at times of House meetings are perceived by some as bordering scandalous. The verbal sparring across the aisle can sometimes contain quite colorful language, packed...

Foods to eat rich in Folic Acid and Vitamin B12

            On Wednesday we reported that the first ever Belize National Survey on Micronutrients Biomarkers was conducted and the results released.  The  major  findings  indicate  that Belizean women and children  are not getting enough Folic...

National Patriotic and Carnival Song Competition set for this weekend

The National Patriotic and Carnival Song Competition returns to the stage this weekend at Memorial Park. 18 junior and senior participants will strut their stuff for big prizes and a place in national history. Organizer and Creative Arts Development Officer for the Institute of...