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P.M. reflects on first year in office

On the morning of August twenty-seventh, 1998 thousands of Belizeans headed to the polls to vote. Many people wanted a change, but no one could have predicted the People’s United [...]

Dangriga woman arrested for infant’s death

One day after the remains of a male newborn were found in a pit latrine in Dangriga, police have arrested twenty-seven year old Terene Gonzales. Gonzales is suspected of giving [...]

Justice Rivero’s funeral on Friday

Supreme Court Justice John Rivero will be buried Friday in an official funeral in Belmopan. Rivero was killed in a traffic accident on the Western Highway on Monday. Services will [...]

Council of Churches to mediate U.D.P./Government dispute

Although it has rejected the government’s offer to purchase the land their headquarters is sitting on, the United Democratic Party has agreed to an offer made by the Council of [...]

AIDS Task Force finalizes plan

Thirteen years ago, the first AIDS case was diagnosed in Belize. Today, it is estimated that seven thousand people are HIV positive in Belize. As the number is expected to [...]

Belize City man beaten by eight men

A twenty-one year old man told police he was beaten and robbed and when he regained consciousness he was beaten again, this time by seven men. So far police have [...]

Boat stolen in Dangriga

A boat has been reported stolen in Dangriga. Arthur Usher told police around five o’clock this morning, he couldn’t find his boat which he had moored in front of Jungle [...]

Angelus Press and B.T.B. launch exercise books

This new school year, students will have more than just the usual multiplication table and measurements on the back of their exercise books. In conjunction with the Belize Tourism Board, [...]

Poet writes about crime

When Sherwin Garcia hears about another act of violence or sees the face of a discouraged Belizean trying to get on in life, he does something about it… he writes [...]

September dance contest offers one thousand dollar prizes

While some express themselves through poetry, others choose a more physical form of personal expression… dance. To encourage more participation in the art, the Belize Arts Council is holding Dance [...]

Simeon Sampson calls for Commissioner Brooks’ resignation

On Tuesday August twenty-fourth, Police Commissioner Ornel Brooks held a press conference to state he believed the police did have strong evidence in the murders of Jackie Malic and Samantha [...]

Fire on North Front Street claims three houses

Fire broke out Thursday evening just before seven p.m. on North Front Street in Belize City, and as usual hundreds turned out to witness the spectacle and generally get in [...]

Arson suspected in Mahogany Street blaze

No sooner had the National Fire Service finished their work on the city’s northside, then they were off to the southside to battle the flames of another fire. This time [...]

Body of newborn found in Dangriga pit latrine

Dangriga police are looking for the woman who abandoned her baby in a latrine. On August twenty-fourth, Phyllis Palacio of Tenth Street reported that she had found the decomposed body [...]

Guatemalan to be charged with molesting five year old

On Tuesday concerned citizens of Benque Viejo del Carmen told police they suspected a Guatemalan mason was molesting a five year old girl. Tomorrow forty-year-old Edgar Rene Hernandez Diaz will [...]

Three hospitalized after collision with dump truck

On Tuesday an accident on the Western Highway claimed the life of Supreme Court Justice John Rivero. Earlier that day, however, there was another crash. Around eight o’clock in the [...]

P.U.P. to celebrate first year in office

To mark the one-year anniversary of their win in the general election, the People’s United Party has announced that Friday August twenty-seventh will be a National Day of Prayer and [...]

Poets invited to enter September contest

Need an extra thousand dollars? Well if you write poetry and aren’t afraid to get up on stage then the first annual National Poetry Contest might be one way of [...]

Ex boat captain now builds models

While many might love life on the sea, very few demonstrate their affinity like Alvero Vernon. The ex boat captain has become a shipbuilder but on a much smaller scale. [...]

Ombudsman opens Belize City office

Even though his office only officially opened today, Ombudsman Paul Rodriguez says he has already received an onslaught of complaints, mostly about land claims and police work. He says so [...]

Supreme Court Judge dies in traffic accident

Last night News Five reported that Supreme Court Judge John Rivero was involved in an accident on the Western Highway. Today we learned that he did not survive the crash. [...]

Brooks says there was enough evidence to prosecute

Last Week the Director of Public Prosecutions directed that four men accused of murdering fifteen year old Samantha Gordon and another man accused of the murder of ten year old [...]

Guatemalan’s death ruled self defense

The Commission of Inquiry convened to investigate the death of a Guatemalan at the border town of Arenal has determined that he was killed in self defense by a B.D.F. [...]

5 year old molested in Benque

While no one seems to be able to stop the persistent sexual abuse of children, people do seem more likely now to step in when they see something wrong. Concerned [...]

B.T.L. awards 13 high school scholarships

Today B.T.L. held an award ceremony for four high school students who were able to graduate from high school because of their scholarship program. They also presented the names of [...]