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Belize City child to get surgery in States

Not all the stories coming out of the world of medicine are sad ones. Tonight comes some news that has brought relief to one Belizean family… and by extension, our [...]

Central Bank releases 1997 statistics

The Central Bank has released its annual report for the year 1997… and aside from the fact that politicians will selectively use the figures to support their various claims, the [...]

New airport additions to be dedicated tomorrow

When it was first conceived over a decade ago it was thought that the Philip Goldson International Airport could handle whatever the future had in store. The boom in international [...]

B.D.F. soldier dead in shooting accident

A soldier, by the nature of his profession, is always prepared to die… but when death comes by accident and by his own hand that event is doubly tragic. Today [...]

Man electrocuted at Ladyville shrimp farm

One man is dead and another has been injured in a freak accident in Ladyville. On Tuesday afternoon Wilfred Aranda and Omar Acosta, both employees of Caribbean Shrimp Limited, were [...]

Fisherman found dead in Belize City

Another death, this time in Belize City, was reported in the early hours of this morning. At around two-thirty police discovered the body of thirty-eight year old David Mejia, a [...]

Penal system to introduce parole

If you watch the American cop shows on television you know all about the system called parole. That’s when a convicted criminal who has behaved well in prison is released [...]

YMCA gains full status in world body

Belize’s Young Men’s Christian Association now stands as a full member of the global YMCA organization. The change in status from associate to full-fledged membership was accomplished last week at [...]

Tryouts to begin for National Choir

Music lovers will soon be able to enjoy the voices of Belizean children as the Arts Council prepares for the selection of the first National Youth Choir. Although it won’t [...]

Outstanding artists to be honored

While the National Youth Choir is being formed, the Arts Council is also taking time out to honor outstanding Belizean artists in an awards ceremony to be held next week. [...]

Coaches and players return to train for basketball tourney

It was only a little more than a month ago that the nation’s collective heartbeat was racing just about as fast as our national basketball team was running down the [...]

Guatemalan wins Costa Maya Pageant

It was until recently known as the Sea and Air Festival but has now taken on the more regionally flavored name of Costa Maya. But whatever you call it, the [...]

P.U.P. charges government with overzealous registration of aliens

At almost this same stage in the 1993 election campaign the issue of aliens registering to vote became a hot one… only then it was the U.D.P. charging that the [...]

P.U.P. says U.D.P. planned to spend big on U.S. consultant

At its press conference this morning the P.U.P. also turned its attention to a matter first raised on this newscast on Monday: that is the use of outside political consultants. [...]

Party leaders will debate Thursday on radio

The N.G.O. sponsored debate promoted by SPEAR and the Chamber of Commerce may be history, but it doesn’t mean that voters will not get to hear the party leaders slug [...]

Citrus deal: “Looking good but not there yet.”

More details are emerging on the possible buyout of Belize’s two citrus processors by Britain’s Commonwealth Development Corporation. Today News Five spoke with William Bowman, one of the major shareholders [...]

Mexicans ease entry requirements for Belizeans

The Mexican Embassy in Belize has announced that entry into our northern neighbor has now been made easier. This is the result of the third meeting of heads of government [...]

Motorists still can’t get hang of traffic lights

It seems to be our pet peeve here at Channel Five and if we stand accused we’ll happily plead guilty. But don’t blame us when someone dies as a result [...]

New stamps released by Philatelic Bureau

On Wednesday the Belize Postal Service will be releasing three new stamps commemorating the fiftieth anniversaries of two very important institutions; the University of the West Indies and the Organization [...]

Channel Five wins two in C.B.U. merit awards

And in a milestone of a more personal nature the Caribbean Broadcasting Union today announced the winners of its annual merit awards. Channel Five was singled out for recognition in [...]

D-Revelation to tour L.A., release new CD

They are a band with a message… the kind that has people moving both physically and spiritually. Today News Five’s Arreini Palacio takes a look at the latest from D-Revelation. [...]

Belize City man killed in Northern Highway accident

It was a rough weekend for Belizean motorists as three men are dead as the result of separate traffic accidents. This morning twenty-four year old Ronnel Bucknor, a mechanic at [...]

Benque man dies in crash on Bullet Tree Rd.

A Saturday night outing in the Cayo District has ended in tragedy for four friends in the Cayo District. According to San Ignacio police, at about seven they were called [...]

Six injured next day on same road

After returning from the accident scene on the Bullet Tree Road, Cayo police once again found themselves back on familiar territory the following night. This time fortunately no one died, [...]

Chinese man killed as van turns over on Western Highway

A van loaded with fifteen people overturned on the Western Highway Sunday evening leaving one man dead and two in the hospital. Forty six year old Pan Li Chi Hui [...]