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Money and politics in Belize: an inside look

With the gun having sounded to mark the unofficial opening of what promises to be a yearlong election campaign, the politicians and their legion of supporters will be working overtime. [...]

Mexican drug suspects deported to U.S.

They were arrested last year in the biggest drug bust in Belizean history–almost three thousand, four hundred pounds of high quality Colombian cocaine. But from the day they were remanded [...]

One dead, three injured in car crash

A traffic accident in Belize City has left one man dead and three injured. Twenty-two year old Marvin Serrano of Wilson Street was killed on Friday night when around 11:30 [...]

Author dies of heart attack

It is with regret that we report another death tonight, that of Karl Tillett. The forty-three year old author, businessman and former customs officer succumbed to a massive heart attack [...]

P.M. opens new police station in Cayo

On Friday ceremonies were held for the inauguration of a new police station in the village of Santa Familia in the Cayo District. In his address Prime Minister Said Musa [...]

$82,5000 lotto jackpot finally claimed

The Lotto jackpot had gone unclaimed since July sixth, but today one very happy couple woke up to the realisation that they were eighty-two thousand, five hundred dollars richer. The [...]

San Ignacio to the city: 22 hours by canoe

It had all the ingredients of a romantic adventure, including a beautiful river and moonlit night. But, as News 5′s Janelle Chanona reports, that’s where the similarities ended. Janelle Chanona, [...]

Baby needs your help to survive

You’d never know it by looking at her, but the subject of our next story needs your help. Janelle Chanona reports. Janelle Chanona, Reporting To a stranger, thirteen-month-old Jaesha Daly [...]

Camalote girls take softball crown

James Adderley Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re logged on to a fresh dish of Sports Monday. The double elimination format had already landed on two of the eight [...]

Storm wreaks havoc on San Pedro

The town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye is often described in tourist brochures as a tropical paradise. That may be true, but as the bible reminds us, paradise is [...]

Future uncertain as negotiators head to Washington

As the climax of the Belize Guatemala facilitation process draws near, speculation abounds over confidential documents that have made their way into the public domain. According to Belize’s lead negotiator, [...]

Suspect sought in taximan’s murder

They found the body late yesterday evening and today police are looking for a suspect in the murder of a Corozal taxi driver. Thirty-six year old Samuel Carter had been [...]

It’s official: football league on its own

Controversy brewing in Belizean football peaked this week when an ongoing dispute between the sport’s governing body and its top league ended in an agreement to part ways. On Wednesday, [...]

Hip-hop artist releases new CD

With September celebrations just around the corner it’s a time when Belizean recording artists like to release their new music. True to form we were visited this week by one [...]

Aug. 28: Moment of truth for Guatemalan claim

There is news on the Guatemalan front tonight, some of it exciting and the rest just downright perplexing. The exciting part is that after two years of involvement in what [...]

G.O.B. and UNICEF sign new programme pact

In more comforting news from the Foreign Ministry, today a Master Plan of Operations was signed between the Government of Belize and UNICEF. The agreement, which extends through 2006, was [...]

Missing taxi driver found dead

He had been missing for forty-eight hours and this evening the worst fears have been confirmed. A short time ago Corozal police found the body of thirty-eight year old Samuel [...]

Cayo robbery suspect caught in Mexico

One of Belize’s most wanted is behind bars tonight. Twenty-eight year old Dean Augustine of San Ignacio was handed over to Belizean police on Wednesday by their counterparts across the [...]

Residents of Hopkins fight beach destruction

Disputes over how land in Belize is developed are nothing new. But while recent squabbles over the Chalillo Dam and Western Highway landfill have involved government and environmental groups, the [...]

BTB takes inter-office basketball crown

Just when you thought that basketball was over–at least for the next six months or so–along comes News 5′s James Adderley to serve up another helping of hustle on the [...]

Accident victim on road to recovery

It is often said that local television news is all about crime, violence and traffic accidents. We won’t get into that argument right now, except to say that while the [...]

Police investigate death of Cayo teen

What appeared to be a routine trip to the hospital on Sunday has resulted in the death of a Cayo youth. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods is just off the road [...]

Belize will join Caribbean court

Belize will join the Caribbean Court of Justice… and while that intention has been known for some time, it was only yesterday that Cabinet gave its formal endorsement. The actual [...]

Turtle convention to be signed soon

Another international agreement that Belize will soon ratify involves that treatment of turtles. Cabinet has endorsed the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Turtles, a move that will [...]

New bridge at Beaver Dam to be ready by Feb.

It took a licking in the record floods of June, and today we are told that the weakened Beaver Dam bridge at mile forty on the Western Highway will soon [...]