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B.T.L. forced to roll back rates

Tonight, the Government of Belize is claiming victory after the Supreme Court ruled in its favour in the ongoing B.T.L. saga. Late Friday night in a surprise move, G.O.B.’s lawyers: [...]

Ashcroft: Competition must be fair

It is hard to have sympathy for a billionaire…and following his first ever meeting with Belize’s press corps, it is doubtful that many journalists have suddenly become converts to Michael [...]

D.F.C. employee missing in suspicious incident

Tonight, Belmopan police are still searching for clues after a man went missing under highly suspicious circumstances. Rumours as to the reasons behind the disappearance of twenty-eight year old Mark [...]

Shootout at Belizean Beach leaves one serious

An early morning shootout just outside Belize City has left one man in serious condition and his attacker on the loose. News 5 understands that a man, identified only as [...]

Bz. City taximan shot in head during robbery

A Belize City taxi driver is in serious condition after he was shot during a robbery on Friday night. According to police, around 8:00 that night, forty-four year old Richard [...]

3 arrested for Placencia robbery attempt

In an update to a brazen robbery attempt in Placencia, police have caught the three suspects. Nineteen year old Ryan Valerio, twenty-nine year old Ecleston Bonilla, both of Dangriga and [...]

Body found in Hattieville dump identified

The body of a woman found on Friday at the Hattieville dumpsite has been identified as a Corozal businesswoman. According to police, the body is that of forty year old [...]

Prison reopens Chapel of Hope

While some may argue that the best way to deal with criminals is to lock them up and throw away the key, others will tell you that there’s always hope [...]

Bmp. Bandits draw against league leader Yabra

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re locked into Sports Monday. The battle for supremacy in the Regent’s Cup tournament raged at the M.C.C. Grounds. Yesterday we headed into week [...]

B.T.L. tries to suspend G.O.B. stop order

Tonight lawyers for the Belize Telecommunications Limited are still at the Supreme Court fighting for the suspension of a government imposed stop order. Late this afternoon, attorney for B.T.L., Lois [...]

Daring robbery goes down in Placencia

A daring daylight robbery has left Placencia police scouring the peninsula for three bank robbers. Reports are that around 1:30 this afternoon three masked men armed with shotguns walked into [...]

Bz. City man murdered for his bike

Tonight, yet another senseless murder has been added to the list of Belize City crimes. Men have died for dogs, been murdered for mangoes, and iced over an ideal. On [...]

Woman found murdered in dumpsite

Tonight the police need your help in identifying a female body found this morning at a dumpsite off the Western Highway. Around 11:00 a.m., Hattieville police, acting on a tip, [...]

B.W.S.L. workers “go slow” for pay

It seems logical enough…don’t pay me, I won’t work. Well that’s just what employees of the Belize Water Services Limited did this morning, after they didn’t get paid on Thursday. [...]

Fire-fighters become arson investigators

After two weeks of training, nearly twenty Belizeans are now certified arson investigators. The eighteen fire-fighters of the National Fire Service, who participated in intensive sessions conducted by international instructors, [...]

Anglican teachers turn students in workshop

If you’re the parent of a school aged child, then like many others, you probably hold your breathe at the start of every year hoping he or she gets a [...]

Legal Ed. Council meets in Belize

A bunch of lawyers in a room might make most people nervous, but we are assured this time that’s not the case. Earlier today, the Council for Legal Education, which [...]

Bicyclists to be charged for riding on crosswalks

Every year too many Belizeans die in totally unnecessary traffic accidents. Whether it’s our refusal to adhere to the laws or a lack of enforcement, with the public’s safety in [...]

Central Bank: Economy must slow down

The average Belizean doesn’t need an economist to tell her that U.S. dollars are scarce. But what should the average Belizean think when the government’s own Central Bankers say their [...]

Ex-policeman found murdered

Tonight Belmopan police are still searching for clues after a former colleague was found murdered just off the Hummingbird Highway. On Wednesday, the body of forty year old Raymond Olivera, [...]

B.D.F. soldier dies suddenly of heart disease

Meanwhile, police do not suspect foul play in the sudden death of a B.D.F. solider. Police say on Wednesday morning, twenty-eight year old Corporal Michael Loredo was with another solider [...]

Rape trial goes to jury Monday

Today, trial judge John Gonzales ruled that the case of four teenagers accused of rape, attempted murder, maim and robbery do have a case to answer. Yesterday both defence counsels [...]

Hearings continue in Tower Hill inquiry

July thirtieth, like many dates prior to the fall of the World Trade Center and onslaught of Hurricane Iris, seems like years ago. But the events that unfolded that day [...]

E.U. commits funds for Sibun Bridge

Tower Hill is not the only bridge in the news today. This morning in Belmopan Prime Minister Said Musa and representatives of the European Union signed an agreement under which [...]

Mehtodists hold annual conference

The sixth annual district conference of the Methodist Church in the Belize/Honduras District is underway in Corozal Town. The highest decision-making body within the church is addressing issues affecting Methodists [...]