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Three journalists win Washington assignment

The local office of the Interamerican Development Bank held a raffle of its own this morning and three journalists got lucky. Karla Heusner of the Belize Times, Desiree Cain-Smith of [...]

AIDS Week focuses on men

This is National AIDS Week and as one of the activities the National AIDS Commission and U.B. have joined forces to raise awareness. The first in a series of programmes [...]

Bowen and Bowen helps fix schools

Belize’s largest soft drink manufacturer, Bowen and Bowen Limited, along with Coca Cola International, presented a check to the Ministry of Education for almost eighty thousand dollars. The money will [...]

Belize Elementary puts on Christmas show

The Belize Elementary School is getting an early start into the spirit of the holidays by putting on its annual Christmas programme. Fifteen of the classes will be singing, dancing [...]

Gimme 5 kicks off tonight

If you happened to visit the lobby of Channel 5 today you would have seen a steady stream of people, all getting in their last minute entries for the annual [...]

Yabra shuts out defending champs Sagitun

Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re locked into this fresh serving of Sports Monday. Defending BFL champions Sagitun rolled into the MCC Grounds for a crucial match-up with the [...]

Guatemalan vendor shot

Long before most of us were up this morning, a Guatemalan vendor was getting ready to go out and sell his wares. His day did not go as usual, however, [...]

Port community project completes one year

This morning a small ceremony was held commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Port Loyola Area Health and Development Project. News Five spoke to Port area representative Dolores Balderamos Garcia, [...]

Loan approved for Cultural Infrastructure Project

A credit agreement between the Government of Belize and BANCOMEX was signed in Belmopan this morning to partially finance the Belize Cultural Infrastructure Project. The loan agreement for five point [...]

Seminar to teach women self-protection

“Techniques For Safety For Women” will be the topic of discussion at a seminar on November twenty-fifth. The seminar, which will be hosted by the Ministry of Human Development, Women [...]

Belizean excels as fashion designer

A Belizean is making waves on the international scene, as a budding fashion designer. This morning twenty-two year old Belizean, Emil Alvarez was featured on “Despierta America”, the popular morning [...]

Park renamed after well-know citizen

An outstanding Belizean in his own right was honoured this afternoon by the community he helped to build. Ann-Marie was at Cinderella Park for the ceremony. Ann-Marie Williams, Reporting A [...]

New gospel album released

“Christian people, Are You Ready?” is the title of an album just released by Peter Velasquez. The CD is a first for Velasquez, who says it was not hard for [...]

Students compete in nutrition quiz

The theme for this year’s National Nutrition Week is “Make the right choices.” That is exactly what some students had to do earlier today at the first ever National Nutrition [...]

National Dance Company celebrates a decade

On Saturday, the Belize National Dance Company will be celebrating its tenth anniversary. For the past two weeks, the group has been busy rehearsing for “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” an [...]

Management changes at Hattieville Prison

Last night we reported that the Ministry of Housing has appointed Celine Cleland as its new Chief Executive Officer. Cleland in an interview on Wednesday, stated that she would like [...]

Man assaulted for money

A mason of Hattieville was attacked and robbed while returning home from a Chinese shop. At eleven-thirty p.m. on November sixteenth, Barry Patnett was confronted by three men who asked [...]

Firearms found at eco-lodge

On November nineteenth the police pulled up outside of Mama Noots, an eco-tourist inn located at mile six on the Southern Highway, near the Maya site of Mayflower. However, the [...]

BNTU clears up misunderstanding

Some two hundred and fifty primary school teachers countrywide were informed on November tenth, via a Ministry of Education memo, that they had to make up for time lost during [...]

BEL has new financial controller

Changes continue at the Belize Electricity Limited. The company has recently appointed Yaksim Betty Tam as the new financial controller. Tam will be responsible for the financial reporting and treasury [...]

Activities set for Youth Week

Celebrating youth will be the focus for this year’s Youth Week, which will held from November twenty-seventh to December third. Icilda Humes, a youth development officer, says far too many [...]

Project leaves students in mud

They say that progress brings problems… one high school in the Coney Drive area is experiencing the effects of a developmental project that has them literally in the mud. Jacqueline [...]

Pen Cayetano displays latest works

The Garifuna celebrations did not go by without the return of one of the south’s most creative sons, Pen Cayetano. Cayetano and his paintings have travelled around the world, and [...]

US $20 million loan signed with IDB

It’s been in the pipeline almost since the winds of Hurricane Keith crossed the border into Mexico…but now it’s official. On Tuesday evening in Washington, D.C. Interamerican Development Bank president [...]

50 Cubans to help build houses

While wealthy international organisations will be asked to haul out their chequebooks, there is one neighbouring country that is offering hurricane relief, which may be more meaningful than cash. News [...]