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Govt. initiates cashew project

Cashew, that pricey delicacy sold on the main streets of every Belizean city and town, is slated to emerge from a cottage industry into a major source of income for [...]

Seminar looks at gender and media

The media in Belize has at various times come under fire for its alleged lack of sensitivity to issues involving women and children. To remedy that perceived shortcoming, many of [...]

San Pedro family finds divine inspiration

In news from San Pedro a woman from that island town is looking for an explanation for the mysterious appearance of what she says is an image of the crucifixion, [...]

BTB believes tourism industry will recover

Two weeks after the biggest peacetime terrorist attack in modern history, Belize tourism officials are still holding their breath to see just how hard the industry here will be hit. [...]

New hotel for Ambergris; Galeria Maya on hold?

The cloud on the world’s tourism industry will hopefully not affect several big projects now underway in Belize. Three weeks ago groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the new Avalon Reef [...]

Belizean musician cuts new CD

September celebrations may have come and gone, but Belizean artists continue to put out their latest efforts. Louie Ganzie better known as The Emperor, has released his first album. The [...]

Cashew grows abundantly in Crooked Tree

Earlier in this newscast, we reported on a new initiative to develop a modern cashew industry in the Belize District. Over a decade ago our production team looked at the [...]

Musa stresses unity in independence address

No doubt many viewers are still recovering from the long weekend, but never mind it was all in the name of celebrating twenty years of independence. To honour the anniversary, [...]

Barrow sharply criticises govt.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition Dean Barrow took a slightly different route, choosing to focus on what he believes are the shortcomings of the government in power. Dean Barrow, Leader [...]

Gunmen go on shooting spree

Police are looking for the occupants of a white Toyota Camry, who went on a shooting spree Sunday night in Belize City. They are responsible for injuries suffered by three [...]

2 killed in holiday traffic knockdowns

Two people were killed by motorists over the holiday weekend in separate incidents in the Belize and Stann Creek districts. On independence eve on the road between Independence Village and [...]

BDF takes delivery of new equipment

It has come under increasing scrutiny in recent months, for its behaviour during the Tower Hill riot as well as its growing role in police work. But today the Belize [...]

AIDS report is not good news

The Ministry of Health has released its second quarterly report on HIV and AIDS…and the news is not good. The study, conducted by the National Health Information Surveillance Unit Between [...]

Young Belizean athletes return with gold

They went; they ran; they conquered. This morning, young Belizean athletes returned home after competing in the Central American Junior Championships held in El Salvador. The Belizeans came back proudly [...]

Dredging project causes flooding

Earlier this month we reported on the massive dredging project that will soon result in more accessible ports and new land for housing in Belize City. That project has now [...]

SCA honours alumni, Sisters of Mercy

If you are a graduate of Saint Catherine’s Academy, your name has now been immortalised on the school’s grounds. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods visited the campus this morning for a [...]

Candidates square off for football presidency

Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re just locked in to the latest version of Sports Monday. October sixth brings up the highly anticipated election of officers in the Football [...]

St. Vincent Prime Minister arrives for independence

Independence Day is a time for citizens to celebrate…but for the government, it is also a convenient time to host foreign diplomats and engage in the art of making new [...]

Cuban legislative leader says Fidel coming soon

Arriving on the same plane as the Vincentian Prime Minister–they both came on a charter from Havana–was Ricardo Alarcon, the President of the Cuban National Assembly. Alarcon, one of the [...]

G.G. gives Meerabux his walking papers

It has been rumoured all week and now it has been confirmed. Acting on the advice of the Belize Advisory Council, Governor General Sir Colville Young has informed Supreme Court [...]

Guat. ambassador optimistic about settlement

As his country’s resident ambassador to Belize, he cannot be classified as a visiting dignitary…but Guatemala’s Jorge Skinner Klee keeps a low profile here. That may be changing however. Today [...]

“Visible Hand” greets motorists at roundabout

Don’t be shocked the next time you reach the intersection of Cemetery Road and Central American Boulevard…the hand you’ll encounter is one of friendship. Ann-Marie Williams reports. Ann-Marie Williams, Reporting [...]

Taiwan donates musical instruments

Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize Charles Tsai was busy today, making donations to Belize. This afternoon he presented equipment valued at close to eight thousand dollars to Prime Minister Said Musa. [...]

NDACC campaigns against excessive drinking

The downside of the September celebrations is that many Belizeans tend to celebrate a little bit too hard. One organisation is working hard this weekend so that others may be [...]

Byron Lee performs for school kids

On September seventh, Belize District school children packed the City Centre. Today they were at it again…and so was News 5′s Jacqueline Woods. The rally brought five thousand children to [...]