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Woman shot in bedroom by stray bullet

When you are inside your house after dark the last thing you expect to hear are gunshots. And you surely don’t expect a bullet to hit you. But that is [...]

Financial issues dominate House meeting

It was pretty much your usual sitting of the House of Representatives today in Belmopan, despite promises of a mass protest by the United Democratic Party. In fact there were [...]

Juvenile offenders to be housed separately

But while financial issues seemed to dominate today’s proceedings, with the Minister of Budget and Planning Ralph Fonseca introducing a number of bills designed to make Belize more attractive to [...]

U.D.P. stages demonstration

Although they were not visible at the start of the House meeting this morning, a couple of hours later a group of United Democratic Party demonstrators did make their way [...]

B.D.F. celebrates 21st anniversary

The Belize Defense Force will be having an all day fair tomorrow at Price Barracks in Ladyville. The force is celebrating its twenty first anniversary. One of the main attractions [...]

H.R.C.B. holds workshop

The Human Rights Commission of Belize is holding a two-day educational workshop at the Belize City Center. The main purpose of the workshop is to discuss domestic violence, child abuse, [...]

Truant officers discuss problems

Maybe you’ve seen them around. They are the twenty-two truant officers who are trying to get our children back in school. Their job is not an easy one since the [...]

School robbed again

Belize’s schools find it hard enough to get the equipment they need, but their efforts to provide for the students are made even more difficult when school property is stolen. [...]

G. Michael Reid looks at computer bug

If you use a computer then you may want to pay keen attention to G. Michael Reid’s Last Word tonight as he examines the real or imagined threat of a [...]

Chinese shop robbed, owner almost killed

A Chinese businessman is lucky to be alive tonight after a robber’s gun jammed. The incident at nine this morning at Wan Si Grocery Shop on Central American Boulevard is [...]

Police dog discovers drugs in vehicle

A police dog is responsible for the arrest of a man on Hummingbird Street after the canine sniffed out a supply of marijuana in his vehicle. Police say on Tuesday [...]

Police officers suspended for drug use

Two police officers have been interdicted from duty after testing positive for drugs. The constables, Austin Tillett of Ladyville and Clifford Augustine from the Hattieville Police Station, were tested by [...]

Teenage girl convicted for stabbing friend to death

A fifteen year old girl has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being found guilty of manslaughter. Shernell Morris was fourteen when she stabbed sixteen year old Ashante [...]

Colombian Charge D’ Affairs asks for earthquake relief

The Embassy of Columbia is asking Belizeans to help the people of Colombia recover from an earthquake two days ago. The Embassy says that a total of eight hundred people [...]

International Red Cross opens earthquake appeal

In related news, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has launched an initial appeal of eleven million Swiss Francs or about sixteen point five million U.S. dollars to [...]

“Your baby and AIDS” seminar held by PAHO

The Pan-American Health Organization is holding a seminar entitled, “Your Baby and AIDS” tonight. The objective is to enlighten young women who arepregnant or considering getting pregnant about the many [...]

Police find weapons at primary schools

Parents are being advised to check their children’s school bags before they go off to school. Not to see if they have done their homework, but to see whether they [...]

Bus crash leaves children shaken but unhurt

A Budd’s bus travelling from Lord’s Bank filled with school children crashed into a lamp post about eight twenty this morning at mile three and a half on the Northern [...]

Nigerian arrested for trafficking heroin

A Nigerian has been arrested for allegedly smuggling and selling what police describe as a large amount of heroin. Police tell News Five John Amah entered the country through the [...]

Trash bins distributed to schools

As part of a clean-up campaign the Belize City Council in partnership with the Belize Electricity Limited officially handed over garbage bins to eight primary schools in Belize City this [...]

S.J.C. gets new president

For the first time in its one hundred and eleven year history St. John’s College will have a lay person as its president. In a short ceremony this morning the [...]

Belize City spot attracts bird watchers

Even if you’re a city dweller, you’d know a toucan if you saw one, wouldn’t you? Well the Belize Audubon Society is betting that with a little help you could [...]

Garifuna picket Honduran Embassy

In November the Honduran Embassy was the clearing house for relief supplies donated by Belizeans to victims of Hurricane Mitch. Today there was a different sort of storm brewing at [...]

Fiesta Inns pull out of Belize

The Fiesta Inn went into receivership just days before Christmas, and business has continued pretty much as usual. However, this week there appears to be a new wrinkle in the [...]

No new leads in taxi murders

Police are declining to comment on the status of their investigation into the murder of twenty-five year old taxi driver Frederick Neal and his brother twenty-six year old Vincent Jones [...]