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Marisa Quan detained pending drug charges

Having marijuana in your house is a crime routinely committed by thousands of Belizeans…but when you are a public figure, getting busted is definitely not a good career move. Around [...]

Accident destroys vehicles but people okay

A two-car collision on the Northern Highway this morning has left two vehicles destroyed, but no one seriously injured. Sixty-two year old Robert Tillett was driving his truck from the [...]

Belize City Games aims to build sports

The first Belize City Games will be played in the old capital from August tenth to nineteenth. The nine-day event, launched this morning at a press conference by the Belize [...]

Deaf students compete in spelling bee

Each year the National Spelling Bee attracts the participation of thousands of children from all over the country, each hoping to be the top primary school speller. But there are [...]

Police host students on open day

Events marking Police Week continue. On Wednesday the department invited people to visit a place usually frequented by Belizeans who run afoul of the law. Jose Sanchez, Reporting While not [...]

“Fiddlers on the Reef” promote classics

They don’t have the big sound of Byron Lee or the sexy moves of Square One, but the set of musicians now in the country has probably performed in more [...]

Chief negotiator says Belize’s case very strong

While the last three decades have seen him smoothly make the transition from young rebel to elder statesman, the one constant in the life of Assad Shoman has been the [...]

British will take jurisdiction in Zabaneh case

With the joint investigation into the beating death of fourteen year old David Zabaneh growing bigger, but not necessarily any closer to resolution, British and Belizean officials today announced that [...]

Former football coach knocks B.N.F.A.

Yesterday on our newscast B.N.F.A. President Bertie Chimilio denied allegations that national football coach Leroy Sherrier Lewis was fired. Chimilio said Lewis resigned, knowing that sanctions would soon be imposed [...]

Shrimp virus poses no threat to customers

Key players in the farmed shrimp industry met today to work out a joint response to the discovery of the Taura virus at a shrimp farm near Ladyville. While still [...]

Area rep defends action in Betson land case

After having his lease cancelled, George Betson has been fighting for months to keep a piece of land on the Northern Highway that he claims is rightfully his. The Lands [...]

Young athletes prepare for C.A. championships

Thirty-three Belizean athletes; sixteen boys and seventeen girls, promise to show their mettle as they go for the gold at the Central American Infant Championships in Tegucigalpa, Honduras next month. [...]

National football coach loses job

After Belize put out its best at the UNCAF Nation’s Cup in Honduras and almost defeated the Guatemalan football team, Coach Leroy Sherrier Lewis finds himself without a job. Lewis [...]

BTL office robbed, culprit caught on camera

What appeared to be a major robbery may turn out to be a major disappointment for the robbers. Monday, between 12:00 and 1:00, a thief or thieves broke the glass [...]

Betson continues to fight for land

George Betson has been fighting to keep a parcel of land on the northern highway ever since he found out his lease was cancelled several months ago. Today the saga [...]

Rains are good news for power company

While the continuing heavy rains have some rural residents fearing floods and many Belize City folks rushing out to buy boots, the sound of pitter-patter on the roof has been [...]

Seminar questions media role in children’s rights

The subject of children was the focus of a seminar this morning and News 5′s Ann-Marie Williams, along with several of her media colleagues, wore the twin hats of reporter–and [...]

Police visit Belize City hot spots

Activities in observance of Police Week continued today with the department inviting journalists to visit some of the places they frequent in the course of their duties. Jose Sanchez reports [...]

Retired union official murdered in Cayo

A veteran union activist has been murdered in Cayo. Fifty-seven year old Antonio Farias, who retired as vice president of the Public Service Union in 1998 and since that time [...]

Two Hondurans killed in traffic mishap

Two Hondurans are dead after the car in which they were riding, ran off the Western Highway Sunday night. Twenty-seven year old Nerry Noa Rivero Lopez and thirty-six year old [...]

Counterfeit greenbacks in San Ignacio

Police are asking Cayo residents to be on the lookout for counterfeit U.S. dollars that they believe are circulating in the area. On Saturday, boledo vendor James Young, who operates [...]

Shrimp farm seeks to isolate dangerous virus

It is poised to become Belize’s largest export, but investors in the farmed shrimp industry are expressing a measure of concern tonight over the appearance of a virus at one [...]

Const. amendments will broaden representation

Last week we reported on Cabinet’s decision to finally stop the sale of passports. That policy change, to be carried out through an amendment to the constitution, is one of [...]

Police seek increased recruitment

At the beginning of the 21st century a career in law enforcement does not seen to have the appeal of more high tech–and high pay–occupations. This is particularly true for [...]

New Mexican ambassador presents credentials

The new Ambassador of Mexico today presented his credentials to the Governor General in Belmopan. Jorge Trejo Nava is the sixth ambassador to represent his country here since 1981. Mexico [...]