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Mr. Peters promotes Brukdown Music

The Boom and Chime Band may be on the cover of a book which helps people use current technology like cellular phones, faxes and pagers, but their fame has come [...]

Missing teen found dead

Today the worst fears of a missing girl’s family and friends were confirmed. The body of 14 year old Noemi Hernandez was found at the mouth of the Belize River [...]

Drowning in Port Loyola

At news time tonight, the body of a man believed to have drowned earlier this afternoon in the sea off the Port Loyola area has still not been found. But [...]

Doctor retired after infant deaths

Sources at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital have indicated that Dr. Lavel Reyes has been given an early retirement by the Ministry of the Public Service. This follows an investigation [...]

Woman says she was drugged and raped

Police in Cayo are investigating a claim by a young woman that she was drugged and raped in the early hours of February 19th. The 24 year old says she [...]

Hattieville prisoner escapes from work program

Another inmate of the Hattieville Prison has escaped from custody. Police say on Wednesday afternoon, 22 year old Jordi Espat, was taken from the prison with a group going on [...]

Belizean in the NBA – a special preview

He was the most valuable player on Belize’s miraculous Caricom championship basketball team. And today–against all odds–Milton Palacio is a rookie point guard in the most prestigious and formidable league [...]

Copa Maya Boxing comes to Belize

It’s no “Boxing after Dark” but hey, tonight is still Fight Night. It’s the seventh annual The Copa Maya Boxing Tournament and for the first time ever, it’s being hosted [...]

Bus crash leaves two injured

A Z-Line bus filled with passengers crashed early this morning on the Hummingbird Highway. The bus departed from Dangriga shortly after 6:00 and was heading towards Belmopan but as the [...]

Dead infant’s mother may be in Belize City

Its been nine days and police have still been unable to locate the mother of a newborn baby murdered and left on the bank of Havana Creek in Dangriga. The [...]

BACONGO holds forum on Chalillo Dam

The proposed Chalillo Dam has had its fair share of support and criticism alike. Last week, B.E.L. opened the floor for questions from the general public. Today BACONGO, the Belize [...]

Cabinet considers budget; adopts drug strategy

Cabinet Ministers have begun to work out the details of the budget for fiscal year 2000 to 2001. Discussions will continue at a special meeting on Thursday and the Prime [...]

Constable acquitted of blackmail charges

A Police Constable who was interdicted from duty because of allegations that he attempted to extort money from a Mennonite family in Spanish Lookout was acquitted this week in the [...]

Cocaine found in vehicle crossing into Mexico

Three Belizeans and an American have been charged with drug trafficking, after a quantity of cocaine was found in their vehicle while they were attempting to cross the border into [...]

Counseling Center opens its doors

When someone is the victim of domestic abuse or sexual assault it is easy for the rest of us to say, “oh she should get counseling.” But this is not [...]

N.C.F.C. and others condemn Reporter photo

Yesterday, News Five looked at the sensational and, as it turns out false, reporting of an incident on Euphrates Avenue. A stranger picked a child up in his arms and [...]

Shop assistant says she never spoke to newspaper

The Police and the Ministry of Human Development have not indicated any intention to pursue the matter legally. The police have decided however to fast track a media policy which [...]

Pebco says they are being sabotage

Last Thursday the Immigration Department visited the Pepsi Cola factory in Ladyville and escorted the general manager and sales manager, a father and son off the compound. According to Immigration, [...]

P.G. Police investigate series of fires

Punta Gorda Police are investigating a series of fires on Sunday, which they believe may be linked. The first was just after one am when Herman Muschamp’s thatched roof shed [...]

Census to start May 12th; slogan chosen

The winning slogan for the 2000 census is “Every Woman, Every Man, Every Child, Counts.” The entry was submitted by BDF Captain Lloyd Jones on duty in the Orange Walk [...]

WIN holds lecture on globalization and women

On Wednesday, the Women’s Issues Network of Belize will host a public lecture on Trade Liberalization and Globalization and how it will affect Women in Belize. Doctor Mariama Williams, Research [...]

Tourism poster winners announced

The Belize Tourism Board, in collaboration with the Caribbean Tourism Organization has announced the winners of the poster competition “Caribbean Tourism Through the Eyes of Tomorrow.” Canaan High School stole [...]

Witness says there was no rape attempt on Euphrates

Sometimes in reporting the news, the real story is not necessarily the one you see in the headlines. Rather it is in the story behind the story, that is, the [...]

Third fatal stabbing at prison

Just two days after News Five ran a story on heightened security measures and efforts to improve overcrowding at the Hattieville Prison Correctional Facility, another inmate has been fatally stabbed [...]

Riverside Hall destroyed by fire

Many Belize City residents have fond memories of weekend dances at the Riverside Hall on North Front Street. Others remember it as the headquarters of Bradley’s Bottling Works. While those [...]