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Fire destroys at least three southside buildings

Up until around five o’clock this evening we here at News Five were preparing to usher in the year two thousand with a shorthanded newscast followed by a long night [...]

Y2K fears seem to be unfounded

If events in Asia and Europe are any indication, fears of a massive worldwide Y2K catastrophe were unfounded. And as Belize and the Americas prepare to uncork the vintage champagne [...]

Mexican marching band opens celebrations

To start off the celebrations city residents were treated this afternoon to the sights and sounds of the marching band from Chetumal, Quintana Roo. The young Mexicans paraded on a [...]

U.D.P. protests government’s plans to build on BelChina land

While all is quiet tonight on the political front it appears that the first working day of the New Year will feature some fireworks of a partisan nature. Minister of [...]

Prison stabbing victim will not press charges

In a correction to a story we ran on Thursday night’s newscast, it was inmate Nero Smith who stabbed fellow prisoner Albert Broaster in his back and not the other [...]

Minister’s son injured in motorcycle accident

Late this evening News Five was informed that Kevin Coye, the son of Minister of Health Jose Coye, was involved in a traffic accident on Princess Margaret Drive. Sources tell [...]

Not too late for Y2K eve shopping

If you’re watching this broadcast at home, chances are you may be in the process of choosing your wardrobe for tonight’s millennium bash. And while I hope that you’ve settled [...]

Doctors advise how to fight holiday goma

Come tomorrow morning, more than one head will be bent over the toilet after a booze filled night. You might have your own recipe for taking care of “goma” but [...]

Two inmates charged with prison murder

After two days in police custody, Mark Middleton and Glenford Gillett have been jointly charged for the murder of fellow Hattieville Prison inmate Gerald Tasher. Investigations have revealed that the [...]

No punishment yet for prison rioters

While Dickie Bradley, Minister of Prisons had told News Five in an interview that those responsible for Tuesday night’s near riot at Hattieville would soon be punished, Jennifer Lovell, the [...]

Sixteen-year-old charged with rape of eighty-two year old

Two days after an eighty-two year old woman reported to police that she had been robbed and raped, a sixteen-year-old, Carlos Luna Caliz, has been arrested and charged for the [...]

Restaurant caught with illegal seafood

Thanks to a sting operation by the Fisheries Department, one Belize City restaurateur has become the catch of the day after he was netted for possessing undersized shellfish. According to [...]

Police campaign against drunk driving

This afternoon traffic at the Pallotti junction slowed down not because there was a traffic jam but because the National Drug Abuse Control Council, NDACC and the Police Youth Cadet [...]

Y2K Council says all is well

There is less than a day and a half to go before we witness the end of the Twentieth Century and worldwide, people have been making preparations in anticipation of [...]

City prepares for millennium parties

With the peak of the millennium madness only hours away, entertainment hot spots throughout the city are pulling out all the stops and laying out the red carpet, each trying [...]

K.H.M.H. readies for millennium baby

It’s getting to be that time of year when expectant mothers start watching the calendar… and the clock. While the Lions Club will as is customary, be showering the first [...]

Minister says hospital will improve

After all the millennium hoopla has died down the public’s concern will no doubt refocus on the nuts and bolts of health care. We asked the Minister and chairman what [...]

Five-year-old accident victim makes progress

There is no shortage of horror stories which come out of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital… and we here at News Five have reported more than our share. Tonight, however, [...]

Turmoil at prison in wake of police search

It has not been a good week for Hattieville Prison. On Tuesday morning a twenty-four year old inmate, Gerald Tasher, was stabbed to death by a fellow prisoner… and by [...]

Unidentified body found in Belize River

Police suspect foul play in connection with the discovery of a body found floating in the Belize River today. Around nine forty-five this morning, police received an anonymous tip reporting [...]

Eighty-two year old woman raped in Corozal

It appears tonight that nobody, absolutely nobody is safe from the criminal depravity which currently afflicts the nation… as police report that an eighty-two year old woman has become the [...]

Man charged in Cayo murder

In an update to a story aired yesterday, twenty-five year old Miguel Angel Ayala has been arrested and charged for rape and murder after a woman’s body was found floating [...]

Opposition senator guilty of assault

In crimes of a less serious nature Opposition Senator Audrey Matura Tillett was today found guilty of assault in the court of Magistrate Harrison Hewlett. The charges arose out of [...]

Cave with Maya artifacts discovered in Cayo

One of the defining characteristics of our young nation is that it will always be considered a work in progress… with new frontiers, new challenges and new discoveries lurking around [...]