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Officials stonewall on tainted transfusions

A foul-up has the potential of leaving three Belizeans with the incurably fatal disease known as AIDS. But following the discovery yesterday morning that a woman and two children, all [...]

Joint police-BDF-U.S. Army exercise targets drugs

It wasn’t widely known outside of law enforcement circles, but over the last week the police and B.D.F. received some high powered help from our big uncle to the north. [...]

Plane crashes near Belmopan, no injuries

Its demise may not be attributed to a Blackhawk helicopter, but the wreckage of a small plane discovered near Belmopan on Tuesday had all the earmarks of an unsolved mystery. [...]

Tax removed from shrink wrapped goods

We don’t know if it’s coincidence or not, but following last night’s News 5 story on hardships caused by certain aspects of the new environmental tax, we are reliably informed [...]

Man dies after being stoned with bottle

The stoning of pint bottles is a popular pastime for angry drunks…and while the missile usually fails to find its mark, one thrown on Friday has resulted in a man’s [...]

Kamela Palma new CEO for Human Dev. Ministry

The Ministry of Human Development, Women and Civil Society has a new chief executive officer. She is Kamela Palma. Palma, who left her job as the director of the U.B. [...]

O.W. youth latest karaoke winner

With schools out on holiday, last night’s pre-Easter crowd at Bellevue’s King Street Station was overflowing with young students. And when the judges returned their verdict on week seven of [...]

Big cross country cycle race runs Saturday

It happens every Easter… and while the annual race is never far from controversy, the granddaddy of Belizean sporting events will once again thrill Belizeans from Barranco to Consejo. Ann-Marie [...]