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Belize and Mexico hold joint Health Week

Protecting children from polio is the focus of this year’s Bi-National Health Week being observed between Belize and Mexico. On Saturday Minister of Health Servulo Baeza opened the week at [...]

Health Dept. investigates illness in Cayo and Orange Walk

In government news, the Ministry of Health has embarked on a campaign to detect and control the spread of leptospirosis which is believed to have caused the death of one [...]

Man wins Lotto twice

As astonishing as winning the Lotto is normally, it’s even more surprising when someone wins twice. In April of 1995 Ines Sanchez won the Lotto when it was at twenty-five [...]

Soldiers hold charity swim

Members of the British Forces in Belize today donated three thousand dollars to the Ladyville Evangelical School. Andy Harvey of the British Forces Broadcasting Service told News Five members got [...]

Shriner’s Hospital helps Belizean children

While most of us take our child’s ability to run and play for granted, for some children this simple pleasure is marred by legs that don’t function the way they [...]

Orange Walk accidents leave 2 dead

Separate traffic accidents over the weekend have left a man and a child dead and several others injured. According to Orange Walk police around two thirty Sunday morning, Idelmo Coyoc, [...]

Pregnant woman beaten during robbery attempt

A pregnant woman was beaten during a robbery attempt this morning on Central American Boulevard. Vinith White, an employee at S.J.C. Sixth Form cafeteria, told News Five she was walking [...]

P.M. comments on judicial controversy

The Prime Minister has commented on the Supreme Court’s ruling that the appointment of Manuel Sosa as Chief Justice was unconstitutional. Prime Minister Said Musa says that the decision to [...]

U.D.P. launches Citco manifesto

The United Democratic Party this morning launched its manifesto for the upcoming City Council Elections. In a press conference today members of the U.D.P. slate said if they are successful [...]

J.P.s to issue tickets

In November a group of Justices of the Peace and court commissioners got together to try and assist the community in the fight against crime. This month the temporary leaders [...]

Continental takes nostalgic flight

To celebrate its tenth anniversary of operations in Belize and other Central American countries, this morning Continental Airlines made four nostalgic flights around the country in their vintage DC-3 aircraft. [...]

James Adderley has sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re right on time for a fresh portion of Sports Monday. National Football Championship Juventus of Orange Walk kicked off the annual CONCACAF Football [...]

Gov’t to fill Chief Justice vacancy

Manuel Sosa may have been removed as the Chief Justice yesterday, but the government has lost no time in appointing someone to act in this capacity. The Solicitor General Gian [...]

U.S. Coast Guard conducts training

This past week members of the United States Coast Guard conducted a “Boarding Officer Course” for members of the Belize Defense Force, the Belize Police Force, Port Authority, Customs, Immigration [...]

Another accident at round-a-bout

There was yet another accident at a traffic round-a-bout which was intended to improve the flow of vehicles approaching the city. Two men Edward King and Michael Tesecum were taken [...]

Reservior for hydro plant

To enhance the output of the Mollejon Hydro-electric Plant and continue with the second phase of the Macal River Hydro-electric Project, the government is currently examining engineering and environmental studies [...]

Michael Gordon exhibits at Image Factory

An art exhibition is underway at the Image Factory, entitled “The Cutting Edge”. The show features the works of Mercy Sabal and Michael Gordon. Yesterday News Five stopped by the [...]

Stewart Krohn with the Last Word

Although a storm had been brewing in the Supreme Court for some time, the suddenness with which the Chief Justice was removed from office yesterday caught everyone, including Mr. Sosa, [...]

Chief Justice appointment ruled unconstitutional

It has been a sorepoint for the People’s United Party from the day the appointment was made in the closing days of the Esquivel administration. Today the P.U.P. government got [...]

Barrow charges removal violates rule of law

It goes without saying that today’s news was not particularly popular with the Opposition. U.D.P. Leader Dean Barrow the same man who announced the appointment in his last days as [...]

Attorney General says Barrow responsible

While Attorney General Bradley expressed his disapproval over any indignity Mr. Sosa may have suffered, he placed blame for the situation squarely on the shoulder of Dean Barrow. Dickie Bradley, [...]

Friend charged with child’s death

The body of thirteen year old Becky Gilharry was found Monday near an archeological site at Santa Rita Hill in the Corozal District. Police now say they have the man [...]

Accused kidnappers appear in court

Yesterday police arrested and charged Andrew “Papa” Brown, Winston “Tanga” James, Francis Guy, James Hyde and Lionel “Toe Nail” Kelly with kidnapping, conspiracy to kidnap, robbery, conspiracy to rob, blackmail, [...]

Drug Reduction Program continues

The National Drug Abuse Control Council has signed agreements with general managers of primary schools to proceed with the Drug Demand Reduction Program. The program, now being used in ninety-six [...]

Public needs to honor closed lobster season

Earlier this week, we reminded you that the lobster season closed on February fifteenth and won’t reopen until July. Tonight, in the final segment of our two-part special on lobster [...]