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Musa names 16 member Cabinet

The new government of Prime Minister Said Musa has moved swiftly to name a Cabinet. After meeting in Belmopan this morning with his twenty-five fellow P.U.P. representatives, the Prime Minister [...]

Esquivel resigns as U.D.P. leader, Barrow takes over

While the P.U.P. representatives were forming a Cabinet in Belmopan, what was left of the Opposition gathered at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City to make some news of their [...]

No leads in murder of British volunteer

In crime news police have still not cracked last week’s brutal murder of a British volunteer in the Toledo District. The body of twenty-seven year old Anna Lightfoot, a project [...]

Manatees slaughtered in Belize, meat sold in Guatemala

It’s been a while since we’ve had the displeasure of reporting the discovery of dead manatees on Belize’s coastline; but it doesn’t mean that the poachers have given up their [...]

House falls off stilts, family luckily not home

A household in Belize City can be considered lucky even though tonight they are sleeping much closer to the ground than they’d prefer. The Smith family of number seventeen Kut [...]

Cycling dominates weekend sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is the post-election serving of Sports Monday. The cycling community continues to prepare itself for the Santino’s Cycling Classic set for 6th September [...]

P.U.P. in a landslide, Musa is Prime Minister

Almost a quarter century after he made his first foray into electoral politics, Said Musa has become only the third man to hold the title of Prime Minister of Belize. [...]

Esquivel vows to lead U.D.P. back to power

And while the “que vivas” were flowing on Queen Street, around the corner the mood on Daly Street was considerably less upbeat. Still, the defeated U.D.P. leader, in reading a [...]

P.U.P. victory result of 5 year campaign

To anyone who was involved in Thursday’s election or followed the action on Television or radio, it was apparent early on that a drama of major proportions was being played [...]

British volunteer found stabbed to death

In crime news, three days after she was reported missing, the body Raleigh International venturer Anna Lightfoot was discovered late Thursday evening. The twenty-seven year old British woman had apparently [...]

Helen Craig dies in Belize City

It is with great regret that we report the death of another woman, not as young as Anna Lightfoot, but young in spirit. Helen Craig, subject of a number of [...]

Unofficial election results of twenty-nine constituencies

For those viewers who may have followed Thursday night’s results but were too elated or dejected to record the numbers we’ll run through them one time for the record. News [...]

5 prisoners escape: one shot dead, another captured

It may be election eve but as usual in Belize, life goes on… and so does death. Five maximum-security prisoners attempted to escape from the Hattieville Prison Tuesday evening, and [...]

British volunteer missing since Monday

In the south of the country hundreds of volunteers and security personnel are combing the area around Red Bank Village in search of a British woman missing since Monday. Twenty-seven [...]

Sosa sworn in as Chief Justice

Last week at his press conference Attorney General Dean Barrow announced some late term judicial appointments… and today so said, so done. In a ceremony in Belmopan Justice Manuel Sosa [...]

Catholic Bishop condemns racism

Earlier this week we reported on the death of Escandar Bedran of Cayo. Yesterday Bedran was laid to rest and the Catholic Bishop of Belize used the occasion of his [...]

“Women in Art” opens at Family Court

Not everyone today was caught up in the last minute rush of electoral politics. Arreini Palacio found some relief… in the judicial system. “Women expressing themselves through art,” is the [...]

Profile of two leaders

Barring some unlikely but interesting political possibilities, come Friday morning the Prime Minister of Belize will be named either Manuel Esquivel or Said Musa. News Five’s Patrick Jones takes a [...]

82 candidates in home stretch

Some candidates have been preparing for tomorrow’s election for over five years… while others have had less than five months. But however long they have been preparing, the eighty-two candidates [...]

Many voters still undecided, says analyst

After several months of waiting for each side to deliver a surprise knockout blow in the form of imagined scandal or unsubstantiated accusation, it appears tonight that both major political [...]

We want action, not promises, say citizens

To test some of Palacio’s theories and see just what Belizeans are thinking, this morning I hit the scorching streets of Belize City. With less than two days to go [...]

Mayor says “no” to infrastructure handover

He may be in the middle of the biggest race in his political career, but until the results are announced on Thursday night, Jose Coye is still the Mayor of [...]

Candidate rains flyers on city

In other political news, as the twenty-nine races go down to the wire some candidates are turning to increasingly imaginative tactics. On Sunday evening, U.D.P. Fort George standard bearer Derek [...]

Elections office lays down law for campaigners

While on the subject of political tactics we are taking the opportunity, at the behest of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, to inform all agents working for the various political [...]

Website will have latest election results

And in one more reminder, we’d like to alert viewers and those outside of Belize who catch this newscast on the Internet, that our live coverage on election night, in [...]