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Guilty verdict in Anna Lightfoot trial

Fifteen months after British Raleigh volunteer, Anna Lightfoot was murdered in the Stann Creek District the trial for the men accused of killing her ended today in the Dangriga Supreme [...]

Marin resigns from Cabinet, becomes Chairman of Free Zone

The Minister of Sugar Industry, Local Government and Latin American Affairs, Florencio Marin, has resigned from Cabinet. In a brief press release, the Prime Minister announced that effective December thirty-first, [...]

B.T.L. releases six month results to shareholders

B.T.L., the nation’s most profitable company, today released its six month financial results… and while over eighteen million dollars in profits is not bad for a half year’s work the [...]

Caye Caulker policeman accused of drunken shooting spree

While Caye Caulker might be best known for the reef and relaxation, residents of the island say rum and the end of Police Week added bullets to the cool breezes. [...]

Parandero music heads for French festival

Paranderos… Garifuna songs written to be played with guitars and drums are going to Europe. The traditional music has been slowly dying, but now six musicians, including seventy-three year old [...]

Composer/choreographer receives Lifetime Achievement Award

He was born in 1920 and spent most of his childhood trying to overcome a speech defect, but his determination lead him to excel in not just one art, but [...]

Florida pathologist performs second autopsy on Zeke Nesbitt

The family of little Ezekiel Nesbitt who died in Punta Gorda earlier this month under mysterious circumstances has gotten the results of a second autopsy, performed at their request by [...]

Child drowns after falling off ferry

While the family of Ezekiel Nesbitt is now more convinced than ever that his death was the result of foul play, indications from the Cayo District are that a child’s [...]

Doctors monitoring child hit by dump truck

In Belize City, the doctors for a five-year-old boy hit by a dump truck on Friday are keeping a close watch on his condition. Andyvan Andrews who wound up under [...]

Honduran man electrocuted to death on caye

Police say a Honduran man found at Long Coco Caye on Saturday appears to have died after a series of electric shocks. The body identified as Manuel de Jesus Madrid [...]

Sixteen year old charged with shooting Cayo jeweler

A sixteen-year-old Belize City youth has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a San Ignacio jeweler last week. The youth has also been charged with [...]

Western Union introduces new business service

It’s not for everyone but beginning on Tuesday, Western Union’s new “Quick Pay” will mean Belizean businesses can get their money transfers faster and with fewer hassles. With the new [...]

Keisha Williams wins “Gimme Five” grand prize

Well, you can go back to answering your phone in the normal fashion because Channel Five’s “Gimme Five” birthday week is over. But it certainly was fun and hosts for [...]

One hundred take part in Special Olympics

One hundred and one disabled persons came out to the National Stadium for the 1999 National Special Olympics on Saturday. The event, which the Special Olympics Committee is hoping to [...]

Alpheus Williams AIDS Day Cycling Classic

Good evening, I’m James Adderley so strap on for this evening’s ride on Sports Monday. The second round of the B.F.L. Tournament got underway this weekend and Acros Bombers of [...]

Boy hit by dump truck

A five-year-old boy is still undergoing surgery at this hour at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after being knocked down on Jane Usher Boulevard by a dump truck this afternoon. [...]

City Council tractor hits two year old

Another child also ran into traffic and was hit, this time by a tractor on Regent Street. Witnesses say two-year-old Sean Anderson ran away from his mother near the Commercial [...]

U.D.P. protesters say basketball court will destroy graves

Because they believe that a number of graves at the historic Yarborough Cemetery will be affected by the construction of a new basketball court, some people from the Albert Division [...]

Port Loyola gets community health program

This morning the Area Representative for Port Loyola launched an initiative she believes will improve the constituency’s health, beginning with the children. The project, the first of its kind for [...]

“Boots” Martinez leads protest at opening

But it seems Mark Espat was not the only area representative to be the subject of a picket this morning. While she was unveiling the Port Loyola Health and Development [...]

Minister of Education says Excelsior not being singled out

On Thursday Mario Rodriguez, Principal of Excelsior High School told News Five that he believes the Ministry of Education effectiveness study on the school was improperly conducted. Rodriguez said while [...]

Labour Department hosts regional conference

The public sector has been the object of numerous complaints for lack of professionalism and backlog of work but we hardly get to hear their side of the story. For [...]

Robert “Bob” Reneau to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Belize Arts Council will give their fifth Lifetime Achievement Award to Robert Reneau this Saturday night. Reneau, a musician, singer, playwright and producer, artist and composer as well as [...]

A “yes” vote in Belmopan

Belmopan may look the same today, but the outlook of its residents will be changed forever. The final tally in Wednesday’s referendum for cityhood showed that the majority voted yes. [...]

Belize Times reports Chalillo feasibility study complete

In economic news today’s Belize Times reports that the long awaited full feasibility study for the Chalillo Hydroelectric Project has now been completed. The study, which was promised by government [...]