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Belize offshore oil plan will ruin a pristine marine environment

Belmopan - The government of Belize, a country on the Eastern coast of Central America, is considering a draft proposal that would allow offshore drilling in 99 percent of its territorial waters, a move that would threaten the world's second largest coral reef.

One detained after gyrocopter lands at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. capitol remains of high alert after a small gyrocopter lands outside the west end of the Capitol building. The pilot has been detained at this time.

Op-Ed: KKK leader disappears and is found living among blacks in Belize

Three decades after vanishing without a trace, former Imperial Wizard Bill Wilkinson of the infamous Ku Klux Klan, was found living the high life among Belize's predominantly black population.

Blue Hole of Belize may explain demise of Mayan civilization

The mystery of the demise of the 3,000 year old Mayan civilization has baffled historians and archaeologists for decades. However, new research at the Blue Hole of Belize lends weight to the idea that catastrophic drought brought the empire to its knees.

Divers take a plunge with an ocean giant: the Goliath grouper

Miami - At first glance, an adult goliath grouper can appear intimidating. Equipped with a capacious Edward G. Robinson-esque lower jaw and weighing as much as 360 kg, or 793 pounds, encountering one while you're diving or snorkeling can give you pause.

Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.

Police in Belize may lay charges after destruction of Mayan ruin

Archaeologists are appalled and police are considering criminal charges after a construction company willfully destroyed a major ancient Mayan site to make gravel for village roads.

Archaeologist sues Indiana Jones producer over crystal skull

The 2008 film, 'Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull', is causing problems in 2012, as a real-life "Indiana Jones" has filed a lawsuit against Lucasfilm, over the crystal skull depicted in the movie.

John McAfee hospitalized after suspected heart attack

Guatemala City - Software tycoon John McAfee, was rushed to a hospital in Guatemala after it was suspected he had suffered a heart attack at the detention center where he is being held by the Guatemalan authorities. But doctors said he had only suffered a stress attack.

John McAfee escapes Belize: ‘I am safe’

Fugitive and tech mogul John McAfee is impossible to find . . . unless you’re Wired, CNN, or Vice magazine, in which case you can definitely track him down for an on-the-record conversation.

Belize police say John McAfee has not been captured

Belize City - Following reports that the anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee, wanted by the police in Belize for questioning in a case of murder, has been captured after weeks on the run, the Daily Mail is reporting that the police say he is still on the run.

Report: John McAfee captured after CNN interview

Security software pioneer John McAfee, who’s currently evading interrogation by the Belizean government, agreed to meet with CNN for a secret interview Saturday.

John McAfee blogs about life on the run in Belize

Belize City - John McAfee, antivirus software mogul, hiding from Belize police after he was described as a "person of interest" in the murder of a neighbor, fellow American Gregory Viant Faull, has started a blog in which he tells the story of his life on the run.

McAfee, accused of murder, to reporter: ‘They will track me down’

John McAfee, founder of the eponymous antivirus software company, told a reporter Tuesday that he believes Belizean authorities will track him down.

Founder of McAfee Antivirus wanted in Belize for murder

San Pedro - John McAfee, the founder of McAfee Antivirus, is a suspect in the murder of an American expatriate in Belize. The man who was murdered was a neighbor of McAfee's. The two men had reportedly been involved in recent disputes with one another.

Saudi King demands UN resolution to stop insulting prophets

Makkah - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has demanded a United Nations resolution "that condemns any country or group that insults religions and prophets."

Shyne criticizes Rick Ross' 'The Black Bar Mitzvah' mixtape

Orthodox Jewish rapper Shyne is taking offense to MMG leader Rick Ross' new mixtape, "The Black Bar Mitzvah." Shyne feels insulted as it seems Rozay is making light of a very sacred Jewish ritual.

Belize ponders legalizing marijuana

The government of Belize is looking into the possibility of decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana possession in an effort to clear up space in the Central American country's overcrowded jails.

Grim Reaper twins: Steve Grimmett, Greek Evangelos Venizelos

A YouTube video of British heavy-metal band Grim Reaper has gone viral. The group, which is currently on tour in Greece, is headed by Steve Grimmett who bears an uncanny resemblance to Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos.

The Plight of Maritime piracy

Many masters and shipowners do not report piracy for fear of delays due to protracted investigations, increased insurance premiums, bad publicity, and stifling red tape.
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