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Tech 9 tops “Cash For Guns” haul

The Cash For Guns programme continues to run at full bore as more firearms and ammunition are handed in. Today the centre received its usual complement of heavy iron, but [...]

Youth claims police brutality

The reports aired earlier this week about the beating of football stars Charlie Slusher and Norman “Tilliman” Nunez was hardly the first time that Channel Five has highlighted allegations of [...]

Cadet corps graduates receive diplomas

These days there seems to be no shortage of troubled youths in Belize and while many people freely offer advice on what should be done to help them, far fewer [...]

Facilitators installed in Guatemala dispute

There’s more news tonight out of OAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. At a ceremony held this morning, a panel of facilitators was officially installed who will assist Belize and Guatemala [...]

New Orleans Belizeans helps AIDS centre

We all know that information is vital for the fight against Aids. Today one organization that has been addressing the problem received a much-needed donation to help educate the public [...]

Rotary Club helps San Ignacio hospital

Thanks to the Rotary club of San Ignacio that community now has an isolation ward to treat infectious diseases such as Cholera. The ward, which is estimated to have cost [...]

C.A. bodybuilders compete on Saturday

Those glistening hardened bodies are coming to the City Centre this weekend and if you’ve never seen a muscle contest, then the Central American Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition may be [...]

Officers disciplined pending brutality investigation

In an effort to counter the growing negative publicity surrounding the beating of two star football players by police, Commissioner Hughington Williams has taken disciplinary action against four officers. Inspector [...]

Cash For Guns still doing big business

Since the Cash For Guns programme started on Monday, close to seventy-five weapons have been collected. Up to four this evening, twenty guns and a quantity of ammunition had been [...]

Social Security Board publishes investments

In a move toward transparency that was as welcome as it was sudden, the Social Security Board today released a full breakdown of its investment portfolio. A quick look at [...]

U.S. donates to NEMO

The United States government has donated equipment and supplies to the National Emergency Management Organization. Commenting on the assistance, said to be worth in the neighbourhood of a million dollars, [...]

FOX to shoot TV show at Ambergris

It is common knowledge that the tourism industry is on a ten-month hot streak, with visitor arrivals through the airport up almost twenty-five percent for the year. And it looks [...]

New Methodist leader vows to involve men

The Methodist Church in Belize is inducting a new president for its Belize/Honduras District Conference. The President-elect, Reverend Charles David Goff, succeeds Reverend Lesley Anderson, who has been appointed president [...]

New centre for Sr. Cecilia Home

The Sister Cecilia Home for the elderly has been providing high quality residential care for Belize’s senior citizens. Today its occupants had one more reason to celebrate as they witnessed [...]

Contestants prepare for Queen of the Bay

It wouldn’t be September without the Queen of the Bay and this year’s pageant will be ready to roll on the first night of the month. News Five’s Jose Sanchez [...]

Day two yields more guns, grenades

Day two of the Cash For Guns programme has taken some new weapons off the street including an undisclosed number of hand grenades. The British manufactured grenades were part of [...]

Gun found in Hattieville Prison cell

One firearm that never made it to the cash for guns depot has been found in–of all places–a cell at Hattieville Prison. The thirty-eight special and two rounds of ammunition [...]

Footballers beaten by police will take action

On last night’s newscast we spoke to a relative who described the beating given by Orange Walk police to football stars Norman “Tilliman” Nunez and Charlie Slusher. Immediately after our [...]

Mixed commission holds first meeting in Guatemala

The mixed commission on the Belize Guatemala dispute held its inaugural meeting today in Guatemala City. According to a Belize government press release, the five members from each country reached [...]

PACT funds help El Pilar Maya site

The El Pilar Archaeological Reserve in Cayo is the latest beneficiary of small grants funding from the Protected Areas Conservation Trust. PACT, which is financed primarily by a seven dollar [...]

Sea turtle tracked by satellite to Belize

In the past we’ve run stories on the electronic tracking of monkeys and manatees…and recently took a frightening look at a project to implant radio transmitters in the deadly fer [...]

New book launched in Belize City

After nearly two decades of unmitigated bombardment from satellite television, books are enjoying a renaissance in Belize. This morning I had the opportunity to preview the latest offering. Jacqueline Woods, [...]

Phase one of Yabra project dedicated

Fifteen months ago ground was broken on an ambitious project that promised to change the face of one of Belize City’s most well known neighbourhoods. Fifteen months later phase one [...]

Cash For Guns programme starts strong

It has not been scientifically proven that the purchasing of illegal guns off the street will result in the reduction of violent crime, but authorities believe that it’s worth a [...]

Policeman shot by fellow cop as suspect escapes

Police and citizens were at odds Friday night over an incident in which one policeman was shot by another and a drug suspect escaped. An angry crowd gathered when police [...]