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Ministry of Works receives new equipment

Seven million dollars in heavy equipment was today handed over to the Ministry of Works. The road building machinery and fleet of Mercedes Benz dump trucks was purchased using credit [...]

BTL says internet phones are illegal

They go by the name of Dialpad, Phonefree, Net-2-Phone and IP Star. What all the devices and software have in common is that they allow internet users to make telephone [...]

Customers conspire to beat pay phones

While some BTL customers are using technology to beat the system, others are using good old-fashioned thievery. One Belize City businessman who has a desk type pay phone for the [...]

New high school opens on Southside

Going back to school in September always presents some excitement, but for one group of first formers this year has a special meaning. Jacqueline Woods At the start of each [...]

Jones wins race, hearts of Belize

If by now you are not familiar with the name Marion Jones, chances are you’ve been living underwater for the last month. She’s the U.S. born sprinter, who has the [...]

Belize City pedestrian killed by truck

The weekend was a bad one for both drivers and pedestrians. In Belize City, a man was knocked down and killed on Dolphin Street shortly after 7:00 on Sunday night. [...]

Two die in N. Hwy traffic accident

Two people also lost their lives in a traffic accident on the Northern Highway. A vehicle driven by Armando Moh ran into the back of a Novelos bus, which had [...]

Three cyclists run down by car on W. Hwy

If you drive the Western Highway on any given morning you can’t help but notice them: Dozens of cyclists training hard for upcoming races or just to stay in shape. [...]

Yabra wins in BFL opener

Good evening I’m James Adderly and you’re locked into this fresh dish of Sports Monday. The Regent Millennium Football Cup Tournament regular season got underway this weekend with six matches [...]

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 [...]

Price honoured as National Hero

Like any long time public figure, George Price has no shortage of political enemies. But even his most diehard detractors could not deny that he has been the dominant Belizean [...]

Mexican Defence Minister visits on Friday

A number of foreign countries were represented at Tuesday night’s ceremony and many more diplomats arrived today to help celebrate Belize’s independence. One special visitor who will not arrive until [...]

Escaped convict captured in Corozal

Shortly after inmate John Bartley escaped from the Hattieville prison in July, the convicted burglar called the Department of Corrections to negotiate the terms of his return. The authorities did [...]

Louisiana Belizeans donate to KHMH

Many groups make charitable donations to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, but few gifts have more personal meaning than the one that was presented this afternoon by the Belizean community [...]

Japan donates to three institutions

Today, the government of Japan donated over U.S. $204,000 to three local institutions. The Belize Audubon Society received $82,000, Chapel School in Orange Walk Town $69,000 and Big Falls School [...]

NDACC urges drivers to stay sober

The downside of holiday celebrations is that they are often accompanied by major alcohol induced traffic accidents. In an effort to reduce the carnage on the nation’s roads one organisation [...]

Culture Village educates students

It’s called the Culture Village and while rain soaked grounds at the old Belize Technical College forced a change in venue to Memorial Park, the message remained unchanged. Jose Sanchez, [...]