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Humane Society sponsors pet show

One of the great national pastimes in Belize, along with sex and politics, is a fascination with beauty pageants. And while the contest to be held this Sunday is no [...]

Belize and Jamaica must clash again in CARICOM basketball

Perhaps not since the opening tip-off has the Belize National Male Basketball Team faced such a crucial moment in the week long tournament. The pressure to win has been pushed [...]

Musa walks out on commission of inquiry

Viewers who watch this newscast live at six thirty know that it immediately follows the nation’s most avidly watched television show, “Another World”. And while our evening news cannot boast [...]

Andrew Burn dies at 94

Tonight it is with regret that we report the death of Andrew Burn. Burn, who died at his home on Eve Street this afternoon after a long illness, was ninety-four [...]

No progress in Cayo robbery/kidnap

In crime news, police have released a taxi driver who was detained for questioning in connection with a failed kidnapping and robbery last Saturday afternoon in San Ignacio. Thirty-one year [...]

Red Cross report cites traffic accidents

The International Red Cross today released its 1998 world disaster report… and one highlight of the document is something that those of us who watch and deliver the news know [...]

New school building for Calvary Temple

When the new school year commences on August thirty first, there is one bunch of primary school students who will be anxiously waiting to get into their classrooms. Today the [...]

Two schools hold open days

School may be just about over for thousands of Belizean students but today I made one last visit to see just what was new at two Belize City schools. The [...]

Belize tops Jamaica for third CARICOM win

The first game may have been a fluke, the second could have been ascribed to luck, but by the end of last night’s third victory over highly touted regional opponents [...]

U.D.P. will launch manifesto July 12

The most popular sport in town these days, with the possible exception of CARICOM basketball, is trying to figure out the date of our next general elections. According to the [...]

Musa says commission of inquiry is “bogus”

And just in case anyone has forgotten that strategy, a remarkably fortuitous coincidence of timing has a government appointed commission of inquiry looking into Musa’s handling of the Economic Citizenship [...]

Freetown traffic lights cause confusion

If you’ve watched this newscast over any length of time you’ve noticed that one of our pet peeves has to do with the installation of traffic lights; lights that never [...]

Audubon unveils environmental agenda

The environment is an issue which has grown in national prominence and today one of Belize’s most forceful environmental advocates took the opportunity to keep it on the front burner. [...]

CARICOM basketball moves toward semi-finals

The fourteenth CARICOM Basketball Championships continue at Belize City Centre with 6 female and 4 male teams battling for top honors. News Five’s James Adderley updates us on last night’s [...]

Fire destroys Belize City building

The Belize National Basketball Team was burning up the competition this weekend at City Centre… and later in the broadcast James Adderley will have all the delightful details… but in [...]

Kidnap/robbery in Cayo has residents in fear

The western part of the country is fast earning a reputation for danger. For the second time in one week, a group of armed bandits have wreaked havoc in Cayo, [...]

Dangriga child drowns in river

An afternoon outing on Saturday has ended tragically for a family in Dangriga. Eight year old Kenisha Flores and some relatives were bathing in the river in the new site [...]

Esquivel-Musa debate is confirmed

Belizeans will soon witness the first prime ministerial debate in our nation’s history. That’s the word from SPEAR and the Belize Chamber of Commerce, who have been working for the [...]

P.U.P. unveils agriculture and tourism policies

While the two party leaders have agreed to debate once the election has been called, right now they are busy travelling to every corner of the country campaigning on behalf [...]

B.T.L. and bank tax rates finalized

And in a correction to a story we ran on Friday, we had reported that the new business tax passed by the House of Representatives charged communications giant B.T.L. a [...]

Belize men set torrid pace in CARICOM basketball

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this monster serving of Sports Monday. For the past week or so basketball activity in the Jewel has reached dizzying heights with [...]

House passes amended tax bill

It was once the party of big business, the last rampart protecting the merchant elite from the unwashed hordes of P.U.P. rabble. How times have changed. Today the United Democratic [...]

Opposition airs grievances, boycotts House

While the People’s United Party was not represented today in the House, its leadership did not use the morning to catch up on their sleep. They held a press conference [...]

Body found at Guatemalan border

Tonight the police need your help in identifying the body of a dead man found near the Belize-Guatemala border on Thursday. According to Benque Viejo police, they were visited by [...]

Man murdered in Corozal

Meanwhile in the North, Corozal police continue their investigation into the death of sixty-two year old Amado Castillo of Paraiso Village on Saturday night. Castillo was seen earlier that morning [...]