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Dead woman still not identified

The results of a postmortem examination on the body of a woman who died several days after she was found in a swamp on the Northern Highway have been released. [...]

Government seeks housing solutions

We felt their pain last month when we saw pictures of their two storey house which was reduced to a “bruk up” bungalow. Today one southside family is feeling a [...]

I.D.B. seminar teaches officials valuable negotiating skills

We may not realize it but much of our time is spent in negotiation: not just formal business dealings across a conference table, but at home with our family, buying [...]

D-Revelation finishes tour, releases CD

They are just back from a U.S. tour and their latest CD has recently gone on sale. Things are looking up for the band known as “D-Revelation” and Patrick Jones [...]

G. Michael Reid says Belize-Americans are a valuable asset

Most of them have already returned to the mean but prosperous streets of New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, but News Five commentator G. Michael Reid says the Belize Americans [...]

Fugitive killed in shootout with police

One of Belize’s most wanted criminals has today been scratched from the list. Victor Sanker an accused murderer who had escaped from Hattieville on August twenty-fifth, was killed in the [...]

Police officers under investigation for rape

While police may have one less accused murderer to deal with, tonight the pressure is building to clear up a major scandal within the Police Department itself. At the center [...]

Four arrested in drive by shooting

In other crime news four Belize City men have been charged in connection with a drive by shooting. Eighteen year old Norris Leslie told police that around eleven thirty on [...]

Fire leaves two families homeless

Five days ago it was the northside… today it was the southside’s turn to feel the heat of a fire. And while this morning’s blaze was less costly than Saturday’s [...]

Vonetta Hyde wins open scholarship

A familiar name has won the prestigious Belize Open Scholarship for 1998. Vonetta Hyde, a recent graduate of S.J.C. Junior College, received the highest ranking of any Belizean student on [...]

Minister talks reform with top civil servants

When any new government comes to power one of the first things it typically does is announce plans to reform the civil service. Belize is no exception to this rule [...]

V.S.O. marks 40 years in Belize

It is not the best known volunteer organization in Belize, having lived for many years in the shadow of its larger American cousin, the Peace Corps. But Britain’s Voluntary Service [...]

Committee formed to oversee closing of B.C.B.

(incomplete on yesterday’s newscast) He may be working himself out of a significant portion of his portfolio, but Minister of Tourism, Broadcasting and Information Mark Espat has reaffirmed his government’s [...]

Gov’t sees vocational education as key to growth of economy

Talking about ten thousand houses and fifteen thousand jobs is a lot easier than actually doing something to transform these campaign promises into reality. Today, at ceremonies marking the opening [...]

Committee formed to oversee closing of B.C.B.

from monthly government subsidies while at the same time competing with private sector broadcasters, will simply be shut down and its assets sold. Of prime concern to government in carrying [...]

Cabinet seeks to reverse U.D.P. land grants

In other government news today’s weekly Cabinet briefing reported that a number of decisions were reached at Tuesday’s meeting of that body. Among them are plans to reopen the farmers [...]

Toledo student wins full scholarship to Canada

A Belizean student from Toledo has won a four year undergraduate scholarship at Queen’s University in Canada. Celestino Oh, from San Pedro Columbia, was the fourth person from the Caribbean [...]

Case thrown out against former WASA employs, theft charge

Two years after they were charged with stealing and conspiracy to steal close to seventy thousand dollars from the Water and Sewerage Authority, James Castillo, Paul Elliot, Clayton Arzu and [...]

Meerabux resigns from Court of Appeal, cites controversy

In other court news Justice George Meerabux has resigned from his recently awarded seat on the Belize Court of Appeal. Meerabux had been appointed on August twenty sixth as kind [...]

Hurricane damage to Eastern Caribbean is heavy

In the American media the damage has been overshadowed by its continuing threat to U.S. territories and mainland, but several islands of the Eastern Caribbean were severely battered by Hurricane [...]

Artist’s skills continue to grow

You’ve seen his work on this newscast before, but as I discovered this morning, artist Alex Sanker just keeps getting better and better. In the five years that Alex Sanker [...]

Belizeans in London celebrate bicentennial of battle

September is the month in which Belizeans are asked to examine their attitude toward history… and for many that means deciding how close an ancestry to claim to those dashing [...]

23 homeless after Belize City fire

While most of Belize City was sleeping off the effects of the first night of a long independence weekend, residents of Craig Street and Barrack Road were awakened to cries [...]

Airport fire truck crashes on way to fire

In related news, while the Airport Fire Service provided much needed help in fighting the blaze, it did not come without cost. A second truck, which was on its way [...]

Nuñez officially elected as mayor

It’s official: the three-week stalemate over a successor to Jose Coye as Mayor of Belize City is over. At a mid-afternoon meeting of the full council at City Hall today, [...]