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Justice Meerabux orders Courtenay to pay $3.34 million

In these strange pressure filled times it is increasingly difficult to tell where politics ends and the law begins. Today we are once again reminded of that tendency as another [...]

Villager dies in bicycle crash

Residents of the southern districts have experienced some bad luck this week. On Thursday evening in the village of San Juan in the Stann Creek District a twenty-one year old [...]

Two fires destroy buildings in south

Around the same time as Juarez crashed in San Juan, a fire was destroying a building and generator at the big mango farm near Monkey River. The General Manager of [...]

Two arrested in separate Belize City robberies

In crime news, police in Belize City have nabbed two young men on robbery charges, resulting from separate incidents. Twenty year old Jason Flowers was arrested and charged on Thursday [...]

Belize City woman wins B.T.L. $10,000 raffle

Considering that it just announced a record thirty eight million dollars in profit, no one could argue that it wasn’t time for B.T.L. to show a little generosity. This morning [...]

Juan and Silva return bout in Cayo Central

While luck is a wonderful thing to have on your side, the two subjects of our next story are depending more on their skill as politicians. In tonight’s continuing series [...]

Report measures national achievement

While politicians argue exactly how good or how bad things are in Belize, other segments of society are taking a more analytical approach, in the hope that solutions are best [...]

G. Michael Reid fights Battle of St. George’s Caye

With political wars raging all around us, News Five commentator G. Michael Reid has tonight chosen to elaborate on a battle fought not with words, TV commercials and blue notes [...]

Two suspects in Maya Beach murder held in Honduras

The police department has confirmed that two suspects in the murder of a U.S. tourist have been captured in Honduras. Norman “Butch” Martin and Carlos Castro are in the custody [...]

Magistrate hears objections to Cayo North voting list

In political news, these past several days have been used by both major political parties to pursue claims in court that various persons on the voters list ought not to [...]

Rains help increase hydro plant output

Those rains forecast by the weatherman may be wreaking havoc with people’s outdoor recreation, but they’re good news for B.E.L. and BECOL, operator of the Mollejon Hydro Plant. Although July [...]

Car, truck and ambulance damaged in Western Hwy. accidents

Three people escaped serious injuries in two separate mid afternoon traffic accidents today on the same portion of the Western Highway. A News Five crew returning from an assignment in [...]

Summer programs continue at YWCA

Recently we reported on the long awaited opening of the swimming pool at the YWCA on St. Thomas Street. Today we are informed that the pool is being heavily used [...]

Belize Travel Expo opens next week

Next week the third annual edition of Belize’s tourism expo will take place in Belize City. While the three-day event will not be heralded by huge amounts of fanfare, the [...]

Rematch of “one vote” election in Collet

They have both held ministerial portfolios in respective governments and in the 1993 general election the margin of victory was only one vote. Tonight, in the continuing series “Elections ’98″ [...]

N.C.F.C. explains new family and children laws countrywide

It is part of a nationwide series of workshops to let Belizeans know just how new legislation will effect the country’s families. This morning I dropped in on a seminar [...]

Esquivel wins record libel judgement against Marconi, P.U.P.

It was their first major stumble in a campaign that was otherwise going strong, and today in the court of Justice George Meerabux the People’s United Party had to pay [...]

Placencia murder suspect captured in Honduras

There has been a major break in the murder of a tourist earlier this month on the Placencia Peninsula. According to sources News Five considers reliable, Norman “Butch” Martin, one [...]

Tourist dies in hotel room

Three days after a senior church group from New York arrived in Belize for a one week vacation, one of its members has died of natural causes in his hotel. [...]

Baby drowns in Seine Bight

A child has died by drowning in Seine Bight Village. According to Independence police, four year old Chester Williams and several other young children had ventured out twenty five yards [...]

B.T.L. reports record sales, earnings, dividends

In economic news the nation’s most profitable corporation, B.T.L., has reported another record year. Gross revenues are up by almost two million dollars to nearly seventy five million. Pre-tax profits [...]

Musa: P.U.P. will put passport sales to referendum

In yesterday’s newscast we spoke to Opposition leader Said Musa about the report of the Commission of Inquiry which severely criticized his actions while he was Minister of Foreign Affairs. [...]

“Elections ’98″: the Mesopotamia division

In other political news, we take a look tonight at the major candidates in the Mesopotamia division of Belize City. U.D.P. incumbent Michael Finnegan, is facing a challenge from P.U.P. [...]

Belize City Council to host annual fair in October

Not to be outdone by the September Celebrations, the Belize City Council is in the process of organizing some fun… for the month of October. The week of activities will [...]

P.U.P. leader says Commission report is raw politics

The report was submitted on Monday to the Prime Minister, but according to the P.M.’s office copies will not be provided to the media until Wednesday afternoon. So all we [...]