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Note to viewers

We apologize for difficulties over the last two days in accessing the Channel Five website. B.T.L.’s server was down and also the telephone lines into Channel Five were out of [...]

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 [...]