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On eve of budget, N.H.I. still not finalised

On Tuesday, officials from the Public Service Union dropped a bombshell by announcing that according to their sources, the National Health Insurance scheme will be implemented as early as April [...]

Privy Council voids Belize death penalty

A recent ruling by the Privy Council has had the effect of eliminating the death penalty in Belize and a number of other Caribbean nations. Today in its regular press [...]

Com. of Inquiry asks why victims left to die

Four witnesses testified today before the Commission of Inquiry established to investigate the shooting death of three Guatemalans near the border in Toledo last year. The first witness to take [...]

Cyclist knocked down on Western Hwy.

A forty-one year old bicyclist has died after being knocked down on the Western Highway. On Tuesday, Carlos Humberto Carcamo of La Democracia Village, was riding his bike between miles [...]

Indigenous leaders meet at OAS

Representatives of indigenous groups from around the Americas are meeting at the OAS in Washington to draft a declaration of rights. The working group, which includes member country delegations, will [...]

Belize seek AIDS funding at I.D.B. forum

Returning from a major international conference were Minister of Human Development Dolores Balderamos Garcia and Martha Carrillo of the National AIDS Commission. The two women attended a special forum on [...]

140 youths to benefit from jobs training

One hundred and forty unemployed youths will soon get a chance to learn some marketable skills. This is thanks to an arrangement by the Ministry of Education to provide scholarships [...]

Fisherman wins Lotto jackpot

A fisherman from the Corozal District is tonight over eighty-two thousand dollars richer. Alberto Palmero, originally from Sarteneja but now living in Georgeville, told News 5 he was more than [...]

Cherrymae Flowers wins week 4 karaoke

Week four of Karaoke Television was another cliffhanger as only two points separated the winner from the runner up. After six stirring performances, host William Neal announced the decision of [...]

“Spectacular 16′s” led traditional harbour regatta

Each year since its inception in 1998 La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge has captured an increasing share of the public’s imagination–and attendance–over the ninth of March weekend. So much [...]