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Girl Guides return from Mexico

Eight Girl Guides and their leaders have returned home after attending an international workshop in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The gathering included guides from the U.S., Canada, Netherlands Antilles, Argentina, Japan, Poland [...]

Semi Pro Basketball season to start

It ended off with a bang when the Raiders’ Keith Acosta sank the final shot of the 1999 semi pro basketball season. Until now the 2000 season has been a [...]

Satellite town to be established in La Democracia

If you’ve traveled the Western Highway between Belize City and Belmopan, you can’t help but notice the neat rows of earthmoving equipment lined up as if they were used cars [...]

Dangrigans return to river water

After nearly a week of drinking well water Dangrigans are once again enjoying the taste of the North Stann Creek. Tests by WASA on Tuesday confirmed that the contamination caused [...]

U.S. student raped in San Ignacio

With the usually peaceful town of San Ignacio still reeling from Monday evening’s execution style murder, word has reached News Five of another crime in the area. Police have confirmed [...]

Carnival Cruise Line will dock in Belize

As bad as the crime reports have been, the news from the tourism industry has been just the opposite. The latest positive development for Belize City tourism is the announcement [...]

Guardian Life sets up shop

Guardian Life, one of the Caribbean’s largest life insurance companies, last night formally inaugurated its operations in Belize. While the Trinidad based company begins its involvement here after purchasing the [...]

Attorneys General push for Caribbean court

On yesterday’s newscast we reported on the intention of Jamaica’s bar association to oppose any plans its government may have to join the proposed Caribbean Court of Justice. But while [...]

Semi Pro basketball season in doubt

Usually by this time of the year the semi pro basketball season would be heading toward a climax and Friday night would find the City Centre rocking. Not so in [...]

Who will be Miss Cultural Heritage?

It’s getting very close to that time of year when for apparently no special reason, hundreds, if not thousands of normally staid Belizeans dress up in skimpy costumes and dance [...]

Cayo murder leaves community on edge

The mood in Cayo this afternoon was one of anger mixed with disbelief. But as night falls on the twin towns there is a whiff of fear in the usually [...]

Belize City man gunned down on street

Less than six hours after Geoffrey Mas lost his life in Cayo, a similarly cold-blooded execution was carried out Monday night in Belize City. According to police reports, twenty-one year [...]

Watchman is dead in apparent suicide

A Belize City man has apparently taken his own life. Carmen Hernandez, a thirty-eight year old naturalized Belizean, originally from El Salvador, was found hanging from a rope at a [...]

Public’s help asked to find missing man

Police are asking the public for help in locating a man who has been missing for ten days. Donald Roland Sutherland, better known as “Roli” was last seen drinking a [...]

British minister visits Belize

Arriving in Belize today was British Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, John Battle. Battle, whose responsibilities include trade with Latin America, is slated to hold talks [...]

Belize joins Central American tourism initiative

Belize will be working more closely with the other nations of Central America to promote the region’s tourism. That’s the message that emerged from meetings held today between officials of [...]

New street signs erected in Belama

Usually, parents would turn to a book in preparation for the naming of a newborn child. But what would you do if you had to name one hundred and one [...]

North Creek attempts cleanup

The body of water known as North Creek would never be found on any postcard… unless it was part of a series on urban squalor. But while the Belize City [...]

New police building dedicated in Belmopan

Today a new building was dedicated in Belmopan that both the donor and recipient hope will help curb crime. The Joint Intelligence Coordinating Centre will be the place where police [...]

Caretaker murdered at Cayo Maya site

Those violent forces referred to by Espat were hard at work, both before and after his speech in Belmopan. Details are still sketchy, but it appears that the Maya site [...]

Man stabbed to death near Belmopan

A young man who was found early Sunday morning bleeding from several stab wounds to the body died shortly after he was rushed to the Belmopan Hospital. Police say at [...]

Two men charged in machete fight

An altercation involving two men and a woman in the Stann Creek District has left both guys wounded and arrested. According to police reports, on Friday afternoon twenty-year old Honduran [...]

House destroyed by fire in Lord’s Bank

A fire in Lord’s Bank, near Ladyville, has destroyed a wooden house. At 9:30 Saturday morning a neighbour saw smoke coming from the roof of the building, which at the [...]

First movie in 8 years opens to rave reviews

It’s official. Belize is no longer on that select list of nations that are without a single movie theatre. To the delight of Belizean film fans, the first movie projector [...]

Boom ‘n Chime perform in Mexico

They have been among Belize’s most durable, not to mention endearing musical performers. Over the weekend Mr. Peters and the Boom ‘n Chime Band returned from ambassadorial duties in Mexico [...]