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BDF volunteers train for disaster

In recent years the Belize Defence Force has taken on new tasks that go beyond the traditional role of a professional army. And with those new duties of law enforcement [...]

U.S. Embassy will pull visas of passport scammers

News 5′s continuing investigation into allegations of corruption in the issuing of Belizean passports has taken a new turn. Since no government official or immigration agent will speak on the [...]

Wavedancer owner answers critics

Twenty lives were lost when the diveboat Wavedancer capsized in the middle of Hurricane Iris in the waters of the Big Creek Port. Tonight, the owner of the Wavedancer is [...]

Milton Palacio will conduct basketball camp

Beginning Monday, Belizean children from the city and San Pedro will participate in a series of basketball camps hosted by the NBA’s Milt Palacio. Palacio will arrive in the country [...]

Brodie’s and Castillo team to help Stella Maris

When Stella Maris School welcomed its new addition on April tenth, the school’s principal was wondering where the money would come from to furnish the home economics programme and buy [...]

Lions get help from British

A couple of other generous donations were made earlier this week that we somehow managed to overlook. On Tuesday the Belize City Lions Club was given over eight thousand dollars [...]

Rotarians install computer labs in Cayo

Meanwhile, not to be outdone, Rotarians in San Ignacio have joined forces with their colleagues in Seattle, Washington to equip two Cayo High Schools with networking computer laboratories. Under Rotary’s [...]

Campers show off at House of Culture

We covered them when they opened, and as several summer camp sessions come to a close, we thought we’d stop back to see how the campers made out. Ann-Marie Williams [...]

Students learn about tourism from B.T.B.

Today, students from the Belize, Orange Walk and Cayo Districts participating in a B.T.B. sponsored summer programme, demonstrated what they’ve learnt about the tourism industry. The students were asked to [...]

Taiwanese garment factory struggles to survive

Over the course of this week we’ve taken a close look at the subject of illegal immigration, specifically allegations that Belizean nationality is being sold by corrupt officials and their [...]

Forged signatures, lies mark passport applications

When we last tuned into the long running soap opera entitled “the selling out of Belize”, we left one Justice of the Peace beating a hasty retreat and another pleading [...]

Gov’t and Opposition compromise on land dispute

It may not rank with the dispute between Israel and Palestine or the controversy over the status of Northern Ireland… but by Belizean standards the battle between the Government and [...]

Cabinet approves “hanging amendment”

The land at Bel-China was not the only point of compromise reached this week. Responding to an Opposition initiative, Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to draft a constitutional amendment that would [...]

Woman’s body found on Ambergris

One week after she was reported missing, the nude body of twenty-five year old Genovea Campos was found in some bushes in the vicinity of here home. According to police, [...]

Man gets 16 years for rape

A Belize City man has been handed a sixteen year prison sentence for the rape of a thirty-two year old woman. A jury of six women and three men found [...]

League unhappy with punishment for Papa Brown

In recent weeks we’ve departed from our traditional format of saving sports news for Monday, as crucial semi-pro basketball games rated expanded mid-week coverage. Tonight we do the same, this [...]

Benjamin Welch: 103 and counting

Summer is the time when Belizeans at home and abroad like to travel. But unfortunately, the rigors of numerous delays, jam packed planes and cut rate service often make that [...]

J.P. admits false declaration in passport scandal

It is a scandal that spilled onto the floor of the House of Representatives on Friday and shows no sign of immediate resolution. The subject is passports and it is [...]

Second J.P. refuses to answer questions

As for Rudolph Thimbriel, the J.P. who signed sixteen of the twenty-four applications, also at the behest of Affif, Ann-Marie found him at his place of business in Belmopan. Unlike [...]

Family says police got it wrong

On last night’s newscast we reported on the wounding of three innocent victims caught in the middle of a Belize City shooting. Today, relatives of the accused say the police [...]

Late night reveller drowns in Pickwick pool

An early morning romp in a Belize City swimming pool has resulted in death by drowning. Around 2:30 this morning, twenty-nine year old Emilio Martin died when he failed to [...]

Tourism Board targets internet

The Belize Tourism Board has embarked on a major promotional effort utilising the internet. The effort, co-ordinated by Naturalight Productions of Dangriga, will include advertisements on major international travel-related websites. [...]

Dive company returns to Belize following deaths

In October 2001, eighteen American tourists and two Belizeans died while aboard the dive boat Wavedancer as it rode out Hurricane Iris in the port of Big Creek. Nine months [...]

Former crewmember recounts tragedy

But in October of 2001, Angela Luk, the Wavedancer’s assistant cook at the time of the tragedy, told News 5 that the procedure was that the Belizean crew had to [...]

Gun violence claims another life in Bz. City

This month alone, there have been six reported homicides in Belize City…more grim statistics to add to what is already a long list of deaths that have taken place in [...]