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Assault victim dies, suspect arrested in O.W.

One suspect has been arrested and the charge will likely be murder… as the man he allegedly attacked has died in a Chetumal hospital. According to Orange Walk police one [...]

Two of five escapees from Y.E.A. are captured

Two of five inmates who escaped from the Belize Prison Authority’s Youth Enhancement Academy last Thursday night, have been recaptured. Eighteen year old Stuart Jones was brought in to the [...]

Truck driver dies in Coastal Road accident

A Belize City man was killed on Monday afternoon on the Coastal Road when the truck he was driving overturned. According to police, twenty three year old Alfonso Avila was [...]

Man crushed to death in St. Paul’s Bank

A sixty-four year old man from St. Paul’s Bank was crushed to death in an accident on Saturday morning. A police report says Basil Thompson was about to clear a [...]

Matus testifies in libel trial

Closing arguments in Prime Minister Manuel Esquivel’s libel suit against former San Ignacio Town Mayor Marconi Matus and People’s United Party Chairman Jorge Espat ended late this evening in the [...]

P.U.P. and U.D.P. public events postponed by weather

In other political news, both the People’s United Party and the United Democratic Party have postponed upcoming public gatherings due to inclement weather. The U.D.P.’s “Double Victory Celebration” scheduled for [...]

CARICOM Summit opens in St. Lucia

The nineteenth CARICOM Summit opened this evening in St. Lucia. Among the Heads of Government slated to be on hand was Belize’s Prime Minister Manuel Esquivel, although in pictures down [...]

St. Mary’s summer camp opens Monday

Summertime can mean both joy and boredom for many Belizean children. Some are fortunate to go away for their vacation, while thousands of others are left behind, often with little [...]

Holy Family Sisters celebrate century of service

Belize is no stranger to missionaries as they’ve been coming and going to and from these shores for just about as long as their more famous contemporaries, the pirates. But [...]

Aziatic records new CD

He’s one of the hottest performers on the punta rock scene but many Belizeans know more about the music than the man. News Five’s Arreini Palacio caught up with Aziatic [...]

Milton Palacio named MVP as Belize wins gold in CARICOM

The drought that once plagued Belize’s quest for regional recognition in the world of sports is officially over. At least for basketball as the national male team proved to thousands [...]

Orange Walk woman gang-raped

In crime news, police have reported the brutal attack of a young couple in the wee hours of Sunday morning in Orange Walk. A twenty one year old woman told [...]

Traffic accidents kill two, injure three

Two people lost their lives in separate traffic accidents over the weekend. On Friday night police say they found the body of Windel Middleton in a ditch just off Constitution [...]

Prime Minister testifies in libel suit

Opening arguments were heard this morning in the Prime Minister’s libel suit against P.U.P. councilor in the San Ignacio Town Board, Marconi Matus. At a press conference in Belize City [...]

Esquivel goes to St. Lucia for regional meeting

When he left the witness stand shortly before midday, the Prime Minister was off to the International Airport, headed for Castries, St. Lucia. There Esquivel will join other regional leaders [...]

Election date to be announced within two weeks

While the Prime Minister will take a break from domestic affairs and local politics for a few days, the country will at best have to wait for his return to [...]

Karate selection prepares for France

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this edition of Sports Monday. Saturday at the M.C.C. Grounds saw the National Cricket Competition try to reach its natural conclusion. It’s [...]

Belize shoots for gold in CARICOM basketball

If Thursday night’s semi-final round of the CARICOM Basketball Tournament was the refiners fire for the Belize National Male Team, then tonight’s championship match should add even more luster to [...]

SPEAR wins libel suit, awarded $70,000

The Society for the Promotion of Education and Research, SPEAR, and Assad Shoman have won a libel suit against the Banana Growers Association. The suit was brought against the B.G.A. [...]

Musa’s judicial review application suffers setback

In news from the political arena, the application for judicial review of the appointment of the latest commission of inquiry probing P.U.P. leader Said Musa’s handling of the Economic Citizenship [...]

D.F.C. promotes services

Since its establishment in the early sixties, the Development Finance Corporation has grown to become an important part of the Belizean landscape. Its presence has been felt in virtually every [...]

Stella Maris hosts open day

The final days of the school year are usually a time for reflection by both students and teachers on the successes and failures of the previous nine months. It is [...]

G. Michael Reid applauds National Male Basketball Team

Belize may be in the middle of a heated general election campaign, but for the last week and a half, this popular pastime has taken a back seat to basketball. [...]

Man wanted for sexual assault of minor

It is a story that has the basic elements to fit neatly into a made for television movie of the week. But instead of a Hollywood production studio, the sickening [...]

Another suspect caught in Brodies burglary

In other crime news Belize City police had a surprise on Wednesday for a young man wanted in connection with the theft of guns and ammunition from the Brodies Warehouse [...]