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Empty cash register drawers stolen from Brodies

It’s being called a burglary but it is not clear just what the thieves managed to get away with. According to Roger Reyes, general manager of the Brodies store on [...]

More money for student loans

Belizean students got a break from government today. Cabinet agreed to increase the amount of money allotted for scholarships to 2 million dollars a year. More than half of the [...]

Cycling legend Jeffery O’Brien to be buried Thursday

The Belize Cycling Association is mourning the loss of Jeffery O’Brien, one of the first cyclists to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. O’Brien made his mark by conquering [...]

Scouts learn respect for the flag

If you’re one of those people who circles the round-a-bout at the Pallotti junction on your way to work or school, you no doubt glance up at the flag waving [...]

Community remembers murdered children

In the last ten months four Belize City children have been murdered. All disappeared from the area of Belize City near Euphrates Avenue. Last night a candlelight vigil was held [...]

Candlelight vigil held for murdered children

The murders began in October and despite one arrest, the terror continues. To date four little girls from the Southside of Belize City have been abducted, raped and killed. Who [...]

Suspects detained in weekend robbery

Open season on Chinese grocery stores continues. On Sunday, four men walked into Jack Lee’s Grocery Store on the corner of Pickstock Street and New Road where they ordered beer. [...]

Three dead in highway crash

A bus accident on Friday in Corozal has claimed the lives of three men. Around 6:30 a.m. cane farmer Samuel Sanker was driving a white Ford truck and carrying four [...]

Second manatee killed by boat

On Friday a manatee was found dead off West Landivar. An autopsy revealed it had died after being run over by a boat. On Saturday another manatee was hit and [...]

Sister city relations with Chetumal re-affirmed

A little over a year ago Belize established a sister city relationship with Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Today the Belize City Council and representatives from Mexico met for a special [...]

James Adderley has cricket championships in Lord’s Bank

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome to this mix of Sports Monday. Mother Nature forced a postponement to the decisive Game III in the National Cricket Championship last weekend [...]

Toxic fumes send shrimp farm workers to KHMH

Employees of Nova Industries shrimp farm in Ladyville were rushed to the KHMH after an ammonia leak this morning. Reports to News Five are that several employees collapsed and others [...]

Cause of New River fish kill discovered

The Department of the Environment has solved the mystery behind a fish kill in the New River in the Orange Walk district last week. Their investigation revealed that hundreds of [...]

Girl reports being given sedative then raped

Several weeks ago the Ministry of National Security issued an alert about date rape drugs which could be administered in beverages. However, a young woman has reported to police that [...]

Government offers reward for info on child murders

The candlelight vigil this Monday night for the four murdered Belize City girls has been rescheduled to accommodate the children who want to attend. Myrtle Palacio, chairman for the National [...]

Prison promotes five, honors two

On July 14th, four inmates from the Hattieville Prison tried to escape. They were stopped before they even made it out of the cell whose lock they managed to break. [...]

Dead manatee found off Buttonwood Bay

Orange Walk residents may have had dead fish to deal with last week, but today a dead manatee was found near Buttonwood Bay in Belize City. It is still not [...]

BTL reports record profits

Since the beginning of its privatization in 1988 the corporate performance of Belize Telecommunications Limited has been nothing short of spectacular. This year has been no exception with B.T.L. posting [...]

Water taxis to service the South

Belize’s telecommunications monopoly is not the only business, which intends to respond to the changing needs of its customers. Water taxi operators are also making plans to cash in on [...]

Youths demand end to murders

Yesterday sixteen year old Kevin Forrester, a member of UNICEF’s Children’s Advisory Committee and thirteen year old Kendra Buller of NOPCA’s Children in Action sat down with a number of [...]

Five arraigned for police station gun theft

Several weeks after they allegedly broke into the police national exhibit room, the five men accused of stealing seven guns and thirty six rounds of ammunition were handcuffed and escorted [...]

Police say no abuse: woman attempts suicide at station

Police may have nipped one potential cry of police brutality in the bud, but another allegation made it to the papers last week. The Reporter carried the story of Blanca [...]

Toledo poet launches book

Yesterday Leroy “The Grandmaster” Young launched his latest anthology of poems at the Fort George Education Center. Today another poet traveled up to Belize City from Punta Gorda to do [...]

Costa Rica mime troop performs this Saturday

The SAPEROCO clown and comedy troupe from Costa Rica arrives this Saturday for one performance at the Bliss Institute as part of their Central American tour. Their hosts, the Belize [...]

Gospel CD previewed at celebration

To preview the release of their first CD of gospel music, Elaine and Lyndon Sutherland and Zoe Ministries are inviting the public to a Thanksgiving celebration this Saturday. Elaine Sutherland [...]