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Baby is dead in bizarre assault

This week may have been a short one but there was no shortage of unbelievably senseless slaughter in Belize City. The latest outrage involves what can only be described as [...]

Two arrested in gas station robbery

Two men suspected of robbing Nava’s Gas Station on North Front Street last Wednesday were today arrested and charged. 28-year old Kenrick Gill and 20-year old Brandon Anderson of Belize [...]

Espat loses immigration portfolio in cabinet shuffle

It dropped on the nation’s capital like a cold water balloon on a sultry afternoon. A minor cabinet shuffle…but with major implications. Four changes of portfolio were announced today and [...]

Gilly Canton is new Chamber President

Belize’s longest running private sector organisation has a new team at the top. In elections held Thursday evening at its annual general meeting Dr. Gilly Canton was named as the [...]

Cultural Heritage prepares for carnival

The September celebrations may be five months away but already the carnival bands are working hard to raise funds. If you’re looking for entertainment over the long holiday weekend, the [...]

New ship takes biggest sugar shipment ever

It doesn’t get a whole lot of respect in Belize’s increasingly diversified economy but when it comes to agriculture, sugar is still number one. On Thursday News Five’s Janelle Chanona [...]

Air crash simulation leads “Big Blow”

It has all the ingredients of a made-for-tv disaster movie: a hurricane is rapidly approaching the coast, the populace prepares for the worst. Then literally out of the blue an [...]

Four youths to be charged with Weston murder

Four minors remain in police detention in Belize City and it is expected that they will be charged with murder on Friday. No names have been released but police apprehended [...]

Cuban nurses arrive in Belize

While emergency workers were simulating a plane crash in Ladyville, a real aircraft was landing at the nearby Philip Goldson International Airport. Aboard were 42 health professionals from Cuba. Included [...]

Bz/Taiwan shrimp farm exports first harvest

Despite all the economic assistance provided to Belize by the government of Taiwan, there has been relatively little real investment by the Taiwanese private sector. One exception to that trend [...]

Teachers Union meets in Belize City

If you accept the proposition that “a school is a building with the future inside” then the biggest single influence on that future is the quality of our teachers. Today [...]

Members hear HRCU record results

With over 30,000 members it may be the biggest organisation in Belize. It’s also one of the richest. Last night the Holy Redeemer Credit Union closed the books on yet [...]

Mechanic murdered over mangoes

There have been scores of murders in recent years that can only be described as senseless…that is, the motive for the crime lacked even the minimal provocation of jealousy, revenge [...]

Suspect arrested in Dangriga robbery

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery two weeks ago in Dangriga. 24 year old Curtis Zuniga has been charged with robbery, wounding and damage to property [...]

O.W. butcher busted for cocaine

Police in Orange Walk can claim bragging rights over a decent size drug bust. On Tuesday evening they searched Claudio Escalante, a 50-year old butcher of Stadium Street, and discovered [...]

HRCU records best year ever

It’s been just about the best 12 months in its 56-year history…and tonight the members of the Holy Redeemer Credit Union, the nation’s largest, will hear just how well their [...]

Security guard tells story of kidnap, rape

Every once in a while a story walks into the lobby that sounds so incredible it more resembles fiction than fact. The one which surfaced this morning is either the [...]

Weapons seized at prison

When he appeared last month on “One on One” he hinted that there were too many weapons in the compound and something would soon be done. Today Prison Governor Bernard [...]

Royal Engineers build research station in Toledo

Last Thursday we ran a story on a new classroom which was constructed at Hattieville Prison by personnel from British Forces. But that project is only one of many being [...]

Western Highway claims three in weekend accidents

While all of Belize focussed on the over 130 cyclists who pedaled furiously from Belize City to San Ignacio and back on Holy Saturday, this first Easter weekend of the [...]

Village man gets 18 years for incest

It is said to be more common than many of us care to admit, but the particular form of child abuse known as incest remains a strong societal taboo. Incest [...]

PACT offers grants for eco-projects

It’s not often organisations advertise the fact that they have money to give away but that’s just what the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) is doing. PACT is inviting registered [...]

“Big Blow” disaster simulation begins Thursday

We don’t know who is responsible for the name, but come Thursday and Friday the National Emergency Management Organization will be conducting operation “Big Blow.” The disaster preparedness exercise will [...]

Gov’t Gazette now on World Wide Web

The Government Gazette is an often arcane document containing sometimes obscure laws, statutory instruments and legal notices. If you happen to be on the mailing list the circular often arrives [...]

Ministry works to promote literacy

For many Belizeans who were not cycling, swimming or enjoying liquid refreshment, the long holiday weekend was a chance to just rest in a hammock and curl up with a [...]