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European Union calls U.S. action on bananas illegal

It is beginning to resemble a battle of the press releases. First the Chamber of Commerce used the printed word to lambast the United States Government for its alleged attempts [...]

First offshore bank opens in Belize

While the fate of Belize’s banana industry may depend on which side of the Atlantic wins the trade war, one group of Belizeans is taking its economic future into its [...]

Women’s Department holds forum on violence

Today the Women’s Deparment celebrated International Day to end Violence Against Women and this afternoon students filled St. Mary’s Parish Hall to hear more about domestic violence in Belize. Acting [...]

Research shows domestic violence is major problem

While almost all of us have an opinion on the subject of domestic violence, most of our knowledge on the subject comes either from our own experience or what we [...]

Taiwan covers costs of “Mitch” emergency preparedness

Since 1993 they have become Belize’s biggest benefactor and indications are that the government of Taiwan shows no signs of slowing down. While the latest donation is barely chump change [...]

Courts donates to Central American relief

On the local charity scene Courts has come forward with a unique plan to aid victims of Hurricane Mitch in the neighboring countries of Central America. The furniture and appliance [...]

Police visit “hotspots” in P.R. campaign

In case you haven’t noticed, this is Police Week… and while the press/police relationship is not always a love affair this morning the positive vibrations extended to journalists and the [...]

Family appeals for help in missing girl case

It will be one month and two weeks that nine year old Jay Karen Blades, a student of Lake Independence Methodist School, has been missing. According to the family, Blades [...]

New government bank opens in Belmopan

The government has announced that the Small Farmers and Business Bank, an institution whose establishment was promised in the P.U.P. manifesto, has been created and will open its doors on [...]

Forest reserve will protect medicinal plants

In more news from Belmopan the Belize Enterprise for Sustained Technology, BEST, today signed an agreement with government to manage the Terra Nova Forest Reserve in the Cayo District. What [...]

Half Moon Caye loses and gains from Mitch

In the days following Hurricane Mitch I reported from San Pedro on the damage that community suffered and the drama its residents endured. Tonight I’m back from a trip to [...]

Pregnant woman and child die, family accuses K.H.M.H.

Stories about deteriorating conditions at Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital are nothing new, as this station has, from virtually the day it opened, chronicled everything from shortages of critical supplies and [...]

Youths who robbed U.S. sailors arrested

Today, six crew members off a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter may be thinking that they were probably much safer patrolling the high seas for drug traffickers than facing a bunch [...]

Yabra residents capture neighborhood “haligata”

When things are slow in the hard news department we can usually depend on our stalwart viewers to provide us with good filler in the form of a wild animal [...]

Talks continue in Miami over Guatemala claim

We had almost forgotten about the nearly century and a half old Anglo Guatemalan dispute over Belize but today we are informed by the Foreign Ministry that on Friday representatives [...]

Delegation from mainland China visits

In other diplomatic news a delegation from the People’s Republic of China is in Belize looking for opportunities in trade and investment. Viewers should note that these visitors are not [...]

First section of Southern Highway dedicated

The first completed section of the Southern Highway was officially opened this morning. The thirty kilometer stretch between Cattle Landing and Big Falls was paved at a cost of almost [...]

Toledo groups receive grant to monitor coastline

In other development news from the south the Toledo Institute for Development and the Environment, “TIDE,” has signed an agreement with the Interamerican Development Bank for community based environmental monitoring [...]

F.A.O. helps small farmers

As foreign aid goes it is not in the same league as the Southern Highway or even Coastal Zone Project in Toledo… but don’t tell that to the seventeen farmers [...]

James Adderley with weekend sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to another dose of Sports Monday. We start this session by taking you out to City Center for the high school basketball clash [...]

U.S. says banana quarrel is with Europe, not Belize

No doubt reacting to sharp criticism from the Belize Chamber of Commerce and an uncharacteristically harsh denunciation by the usually pro U.S. Reporter newspaper, the U.S. Embassy today issued a [...]

Two fishermen busted for illegal netting

On Monday we reported on the arrest of two errant fishermen for the possession of a boatload of undersized lobster tails. Four days later, two other anglers have been charged, [...]

Youth Week emphasizes healthy lifestyles

This Sunday marks the beginning of Youth Week, which will be held under the theme, “Breaking the silence: creating change through healthy lifestyles.” Acting Director of the Youth Department, Sherlyn [...]

Cayetano, Villamor in joint exhibit

Their paintings are among the most sought after of any Belizean artists… and this month the public gets a chance to see their works together. Earlier this week News Five’s [...]

G. Michael Reid on Settlement Day

News Five commentator G. Michael Reid has spent a good part of his life away from home, and it turns out that an appreciation of the nineteenth of November was [...]