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Bzeans speak out on BTL’s new rates

On the eve of D-day, when BTL’s new rate structure will begin to take effect, the public is still sending out mixed signals. On one hand, some organisations are calling [...]

P.M. says BTL taxes will not be lowered

When B.T.L. faced off with the press three weeks ago regarding the new rates, the telecommunications company said the price hikes were, in part, a result of taxes: namely the [...]

Family remembers AIDS victim with quilt

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day and while several activities have been planned countrywide, main events include a solidarity march through the streets of Belize City culminating at the B.T.L. Park [...]

Taiwan donates big to new foreign affairs building

The Taiwanese Ambassador has presented the Government of Belize with a cheque valued at just under a million Belize dollars. This morning, Ambassador Charles Tsai handed over approximately four hundred [...]

One dead, another critical in stabbing incident

An early evening fight in Ladyville has left one man dead, another hospitalized and three more in police custody. According to police, eighteen year old Garett Betancourt of Flamboyant Crescent [...]

Southern Choice robbed; second time in two weeks

With the number of armed holdups being reported to the police these days, it’s no longer a question of just where did it happen but rather, how big the guns [...]

Body found in Mopan River

The body of a man has been found in the Mopan River near the Western Highway. Police reports are that on Thursday, San Ignacio officers found the lifeless body of [...]

S.J.C. students score points in school expo

With exam week only a few days away for most students, the heat is on to leave teachers with a good impression. Such was the case on the campus of [...]

Bz. groupers threatened with extinction

They might look big and ugly but they sure taste good, so maybe that’s why they’re a favourite of fishermen and dinner plates alike. But today, one species of Belize’s [...]

Teachers get training to deal w/dyslexic students

Most Belizeans might have heard the word dyslexia before, but it should shock you that authorities now estimate that as many as three children in every classroom in Belize are [...]

O.W. man turns trash into art

Tonight as another tribute to local producers, we feature one of our many talented artists. This Orange Walk man is hoping to turn a profit by putting a new face [...]

Govt. applauds opening of new bank

It has been operating out of makeshift offices for almost a year, but with the official opening of its new headquarters on Princess Margaret Drive, the Alliance Bank joins its [...]

O.A.S. will investigate border killings

Last week’s fatal shootings near the Guatemalan border are moving from the headlines to the negotiating table. Both governments have agreed to conduct a single investigation under the auspices of [...]

Robbers hit shop in Progresso

In crime news, two armed men have knocked off a shop in Progresso Village in the Orange Walk District. The bandits entered Tony’s Store around seven-fifteen Wednesday night, walking off [...]

Belize plays for gold in C.A. Games

In news from the Central American Games, we are pleased to report that tomorrow our National Basketball Team will play for the gold. Earlier today, the Belizeans beat the Honduran [...]

S.J.C. students explore ethnicity

It was called “Belizean Ethnicities-Sharing the Gift of Who We Are.” But don’t let the name fool you; today’s exercise at SJC was not your everyday classroom experience. Janelle Chanona, [...]

Local music makes a good Christmas gift

Earlier this week we looked at efforts of Government and local producers to supply the holiday demand for hams. Which got us thinking…why stop at food, when there are plenty [...]

Muffles students compete in business world

While the sixth formers at SJC were celebrating their ethnicity, the students at Muffles College in Orange Walk were sharpening their skills for the world of work. News 5′s Jacqueline [...]

Gunmen hit St. John’s Credit Union

It’s a place where hardworking Belizeans come regularly to save and borrow. Today, unfortunately, it was also a place where those too lazy, crazy or desperate to work for an [...]

Police foil armed robbery, suspects escape

While police may have been too late to foil the gunmen on Basra Street, they had better luck on the Northern Highway. The department reports that on Tuesday night just [...]

Health authorities say no anthrax in Belize

Following recent reports by the local press that a Belize City man had been hospitalised with symptoms of anthrax, today the Ministry of Health went on record to say that [...]

Bodybuilders take medals in Guatemala

Fresh from their impressive performance in the Central American Games in Guatemala City, today the members of the Belize Amateur Body Building Association held a press conference to show off [...]

Census reveals Belize is changing

Census Day; May twelfth of 2000. Belize’s population stood at two hundred and fifty thousand people. A year and a half later, researchers from the Central Statistical Office looking at [...]

Seven vie for Miss Belize title

Since 1966, the Miss Belize pageant has meant many things to many people, myself included. And with the stage set for Friday night, we’ve got a preview of the latest [...]

3-year-old drowns in ferry accident

A three-year-old girl is dead as the result of a traffic mishap at the Baking Pot ferry in Cayo. Gianni Guerra was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by [...]