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New initiative targets primary school dropouts

You see them almost everywhere: sometimes peddling newspapers, selling tamales door to door, or just hanging out. They are kids who should be in school but for a number of [...]

Douglas Williams suspected in Hummingbird assault

It probably is one of the longest villages in the entire country, spanning roughly eight miles along the hummingbird highway. These days it is also one of the loneliest, as [...]

Belize City man believed drowned at Boom

Police are combing the Belize River near Burrel Boom in search of a Belize City man who entered the waters and has not been seen since. 45-year-old Bernard Rosado was [...]

Man detained in San Pedro burglary

It is believed by many that crime in Belize City may actually be decreasing, but the same cannot be said of the tourist haven of San Pedro. In the latest [...]

Man charged in accidental death

“I thought it was an eye of a deer.” That’s what thirty one year old Modesto Matamoros is telling police as he was formally arrested and charged in the death [...]

Foreigner sentenced to six months in prison

Viewers may be wondering what ever happened to William Shaw. He’s the visitor who crashed through the northern border, was stopped several weeks later on traffic charges and then beat [...]

Lamp post burns and breaks

Late this evening, residents along Calle al Mar, just opposite the MCC Grounds, were forced to remain indoors as they first watched one of their lane’s lamp posts burn, then [...]

New Taiwanese Ambassador presents credentials

The new ambassador from the Republic of China on Taiwan, Kuo-Hsiung Shen, today presented his credentials to Governor General Sir Colville Young in Belmopan. The Governor General is no stranger [...]

Red Cross Thrift Center dedicated

At another brief ceremony in the Nation’s Capital British High Commissioner Gordon Baker this morning inaugurated a new thrift center for the Belmopan branch of the Belize Red Cross. The [...]

Music piracy still strong in Trinidad

After many years of dormancy, a copyright bill appears ready to be reintroduced into law, as part of government’s efforts to uphold its obligations as a member of the World [...]

Ambergris Museum set to open

Even though the Government of Belize canceled its predecessor’s plans to build a national museum in Belmopan, a number of smaller museum projects have popped up in Belize City and [...]

Belize City man dead in car crash

The streets of Belize City are often described as dangerous…but the warning usually refers to muggers, druggers and gangsters…not drivers. Early this morning, however, one well known Belize City resident [...]

Preachers Protest Gay Cruise, Two locals arrested for Sodomy

On Saturday a coalition of Church leaders led a rally and march against the impending arrival of the M.S. Leeward, and its estimated 900 homosexual passengers. Attendance was small and [...]

La Democracia man dies in fight

For the Montes family of La Democracia village in the Belize District, the last year and a half has been a trying time. In October of 1996, a dispute in [...]

Accidental shooting death in Silver Creek

While a bench may have been the weapon in the death of John Montes in La Democracia, in Stann Creek’s Silver Creek village it was gun play that resulted in [...]

Two wounded in ride by shooting

In Belize City two young men have ended up in the hospital, victims of what appears to have been a ride by shooting. Phillip McKay told police that around 10:20 [...]

Mangar sighted on Hummingbird Highway

Belize’s most wanted man, Winsworth Mangar is back in the news tonight … and no he hasn’t been captured. But the fugitive seems to be living up to his prophesy [...]

Marconi Matus resigns from P.U.P

In political news things have calmed down considerably since Friday’s confrontation in Belmopan, but further west in the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena there is some minor [...]

Acros and San Pedro battle to draw

Good evening?I?m James Adderley and welcome to this portion of Sports Monday. The BFL playoffs brought a pivotal showdown to La Isla Bonita on Sunday as the mighty San Pedro [...]

Speaker reprimands Musa, P.U.P. walks out in protest

It was a drama that first unfolded last October, when Opposition Leader Said Musa was suddenly accused, tried and found guilty of contempt of the legislature. His alleged crime? He [...]

Man killed on Northern Highway

In crime news the Northern Highway has claimed another victim in a traffic accident. Jacqueline Woods was on the scene immediately following her duties on last night’s newscast. Sixty three [...]

British give computers to U.W.I.

In the last days before his departure from Belize British High Commissioner Gordon Baker has been a busy diplomat. This evening he presented twenty three thousand dollars worth of computer [...]

Sneak preview of Ambergris Museum

Those heading to Ambergris Caye this weekend for sun, sand, sea and other pleasures will be eligible for an added bonus. The island’s museum and cultural center will be opened [...]

Rice shipment questioned in Trinidad

A major controversy is cooking in Trinidad over four million dollars worth of questionable rice, which was imported from India. The rice, consigned to National Flour Mills, left India in [...]

G. Michael Reid on politics

When News Five’s crew of reporters and cameramen headed off to Belmopan this morning the passenger list also included the name of G. Michael Reid. Although Reid’s essay for tonight [...]