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Musa appeals to patriotism on 21st

The official ceremonies marking Independence Day are anticipated less for the pomp and pageantry than for a chance to hear two different perspectives on the state of the nation. Having [...]

Barrow quotes Central Bank to attack govt.

For his part the opposition leader used the opportunity to zero in on specific government policies that his party found lacking. Dean Barrow, Leader of the Opposition “The newly revived [...]

Leaked bank report says reserves in danger

The Central Bank report referred to by the Leader of the Opposition raises major questions about the government’s economic policies. While the deliberate expansionist thrust of those policies has been [...]

Police gunshots wound fleeing suspect

In crime news, the 21st did not go by without its share of violence. Thursday night at around 7:30, a man was injured by gunfire while attempting to flee from [...]

Despite personal best, Wade eliminated in Sydney

On Thursday evening as most Belizeans were well into their independence celebrations, halfway around the world the nation was making its debut in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Emma Wade, one [...]

Comedy contest on for tonight

September celebrations usually come to a close on the 21st, but there is still one event remaining on the calendar. The Belize Arts Council and the September Celebrations Committee are [...]

New stamps honour 50th anniversary of PUP

Tonight’s comedy contest may signal the end of official celebrations, but next week another major milestone will be celebrated by Belize’s ruling political party. On September 29th the People’s United [...]

Playwright releases new CD

He is among Belize’s most talented and durable performers, but John Watler has yet to translate that talent into celebrity or salary. Fortunately that hasn’t stopped him from doing what [...]

New venue for jump up proves popular

Following the official speeches and parade on the 21st morning, the mood mellowed considerably in the afternoon as the traditional street party was held in Belize City. News Five’s Jose [...]