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95 year old wins “Miss Y”

Ninety five year old Viola Myles proved Friday night, that you are never too old to achieve the best in life. Myles, who was the most senior contestant in this [...]

Miss Belize off to Miss Universe Pageant

In a contest more familiar to most viewers, Miss Belize, Elvia Vega, has left the country for Hawaii where she will compete in the Miss Universe Pageant on May twelfth. [...]

Basketball finals go down to the wire

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this serving of Sports Monday. And of course we’re off to the playoffs as Reggae by d River looks to seize the [...]

Minister’s brother detained by O.W. police

The name of a high profile politician is in the news tonight but it is there in connection with matters of crime as opposed to affairs of state. Roberto Campos, [...]

Voting statistics show inequality of representation

Yesterday’s announcement by the Elections and Boundaries Commission that it was redrawing the borders of four northside Belize City constituencies and two in Orange Walk may have struck some observers [...]

U.C.B. hosts Central American campus reps

Over the next two days, heads of student bodies from Central American Universities will be discussing ways on how they can improve their colleagues’ lives on campus. The conference, which [...]

Cancer Society receives $5,000 from Rotary

The Belize Cancer Society today received over five thousand dollars from the Corozal Rotary Club. The money is the amount raised from the organization’s March ninth swim across the Corozal [...]

Holy Redeemer student wins National Spelling Bee

It is an annual event that is a long time in the planning as well as execution. And today it all came together as a baker’s dozen of Belize’s sharpest [...]

G. Michael Reid on education reform

Education is a subject of vital interest to all of us, both as individuals and as members of a larger society. Tonight News Five commentator G. Michael Reid takes a [...]

Police say Corozal murder was the result of botched drug deal

Corozal police have arrested and charged two men in connection with the shooting death of forty three year old fisherman Nathaniel Majil last weekend. Thirty five year old Audomoro Itzab [...]

Elections and Boundaries Commission announces realignments

The Elections and Boundaries Commission this evening announced it had amended the boundaries of the Fort George, Pickstock, Freetown and Caribbean Shores divisions in Belize City. According to a press [...]

Bicentennial logo and theme launched

The calendar of activities leading up to the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye has been released. The Bicentennial Committee this morning hosted a press conference [...]

Raleigh International Expedition completes phase one

The introductory phase of the first Raleigh International expedition in Belize has ended. Today I got to meet some of the exhausted venturers as they returned to Camp Oakley in [...]

O.A.S. hosts anniversary exhibition in Belize City

The Belisle Art Gallery at the Bliss Institute in Belize City is the venue this week, for a one of its kind exhibition. Today News Five’s Patrick Jones stopped in [...]

Media members discuss their role in disaster preparedness

Representatives of both print and broadcast media converged on the National Fire Service Headquarters in Belize City this morning, but the occasion was not to report on a disaster. Instead [...]

Caribbean Disaster Relief Unit gets software training

While media representatives discussed their role in keeping the nation informed in the event of a disaster, members of the Caribbean Disaster Relief Unit were next door brushing up on [...]

Cayo businessman involved in traffic accident, no fatality

While there are plans for a series of trail exercises to test the country’s Emergency Response capabilities, the scene on the Western Highway this afternoon was as real as it [...]

Programme for Belize opens Earth Day exhibition

A number of activities took place countrywide today in commemoration of Earth Day. While many of these events sought to bring awareness of the importance of caring for the planet [...]

P.U.P. announces National Health Plan

The third edition of the People’s Assembly was convened Tuesday night in the border town of Benque Viejo del Carmen. And not even a heavy downpour was enough to dampen [...]

Rockview Psychiatric Hospital gets new dining room

A group of community minded people earlier this week traveled up the Western Highway, but their journey was not specifically to check out the beauty of the countryside. When members [...]

B.D.F. soldiers charged in drug deal

The foot path leading from Eastern Division police headquarters to Magistrate’s Court in Belize City has been well trod by generations of accused criminals ranging in status from chain snatchers [...]

Rape suspect confesses to police

Police continue their politically sensitive investigation of this weekend’s sexual assault of U.D.P. Standard Bearer Marisa Quan. And the harder the cops look, the worse things look for eighteen year [...]

Audubon parks free on Earth Day

For those who may not be aware, Wednesday, April twenty second is being celebrated in Belize as Earth Day. In honor of this event the Belize Audubon Society has announced [...]

U.S.A.I.D. funds C.A. environment project

In other environmental news, officials of U.S.A.I.D. and representatives of the Central American Commission for Environment and Development, C.C.A.D., this afternoon signed an agreement adding six point five million dollars [...]

Belizeans and Mexicans talk free trade

The much criticized proposal for a free trade agreement between Belize and Mexico will be the subject of talks to be held this week in Mexico City. A Belize delegation [...]