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Mexican centre features special nativity scene

With the mass marketing of Santa Claus and the commercialization of Christmas, the true meaning of the holiday is often lost. But many places, including some parts of Mexico, are [...]

Artist presents portrait to former P.M.

It’s not the first time he’s had his portrait painted, but the one unveiled this morning appears to have the enthusiastic approval of the subject: former Prime Minister and current [...]

Coke sponsors Christmas concert

News 5′s Jacqueline Woods is just back from Battlefield Park where Coca-Cola and the Belize City Council are sponsoring a Christmas concert. Coke’s Nick Pollard explains what it’s all about. [...]

Mr. Peters recalls old time music

Always a big attraction, no matter what the time of year, is Wilfred Peters and the Boom and Chime Band. Jackie spoke to the musical legend during a break in [...]

City stars top district players in “future” game

Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re in tuned with Sports Monday. The “Glimpse of the Future” basketball game Friday night at the City Centre was supposed to bring together [...]

Intelco: late but soon come

For a brief moment in time, the company looked like a knight in shining armour, ready to breech the walls of Belize’s high priced monopoly telecom market, rescue the beleaguered [...]

Guatemalan charged in El Pilar attacks

Police in San Ignacio believe they have cracked one of the year’s major unsolved crimes in the Cayo District. Today twenty-five year old Guatemalan Alex Santos was arrested and charged [...]

Two sought in forgery investigation

Police tonight are looking for two men whom they believe can answer some questions about a case of forgery. Alexander Reyes of Mahogany Street and Jose Torres of Barrack Road [...]

Toledo man killed in traffic mishap

A Toledo man is dead following a traffic mishap on the Southern Highway. Omar Palma of Forest Home lost his life when a parked car in which he was sitting [...]

PUP will confirm council slate on Saturday

T’is the Christmas season, but who says politics can’t be a part of it. The People’s United Party will be holding its City Council convention Saturday at the Wilton Cumberbatch [...]

Perera makes another try at politics

Meanwhile, one politician who went silent over recent years is suddenly back in election mode. Estevan Perera, remembered best for his intimate involvement in the now defunct People’s Democratic Party, [...]

B.E.L. says it’s two years behind on Chalillo

While the environmentalists are going back to their corner to regroup after the Supreme Court ruled against them on Chalillo, B.E.L. is getting ready to move ahead with its plans. [...]

BAHA opens new central lab

The funny sounding acronym seemed to jump out of nowhere, but before long its influence was felt everywhere…from medfly quarantines in Toledo to suspected swine fever in Cayo. And today [...]

Flu outbreak takes cheer out of Christmas

Chances are that a large portion of those watching tonight’s newscast are doing so through watery eyes, distracted by aching joints and a throbbing headache. Well, Jacqueline Woods’ next story [...]

Western Union hit by major embezzlement

At first we thought it was a misprint on the police press release. Three hundred thousand dollars is the amount allegedly embezzled over a six week period from the Western [...]

Missing businessman closing shop?

We’re not sure if a crime has been committed, or if so who did it, but German businessman Steve Saemmler remains missing tonight…and it appears that his organisation is downsizing [...]

Court says Chalillo can proceed

Word out of the Supreme Court is that the Chalillo Hydroelectric project now has a green light to proceed. A release from BECOL, the company that proposes to build the [...]

Rotaract clubs help fund NOPCAN

It’s not often that you hear about charitable organisations having excess funds…but that’s exactly what happened to Belize’s Rotaract clubs. And today those funds, totalling six thousand dollars, were put [...]

Lotto donates to charities

Christmas was also in the air on Bishop Street as three other charitable organisations received cheques today. Tropical Gaming, the company which operates the lotto, BEL-3, and Scratch draws, gave [...]

Micro credit programme opened for youth

Today the initiative called Youth for the Future got down to business–quite literally, as it was time to pass the cash. Money, as News 5′s Marion Ali explains, that will [...]

Film Festival brings variety to Bz. screens

In the United States, it’s Sundance…in France, Cannes and soon, maybe Belize will be known for its international film festival. That’s what organizers hope anyway. Beginning on January thirtieth through [...]

Seminar looks at child labour

Christmas was also in the air on Bishop Street as three other charitable organisations received cheques today. Tropical Gaming, the company which operates the lotto, BEL-3, and Scratch draws, gave [...]

Belikin brings out 2003 calendar

It’s that time of year when your beat up old wall calendar is about to be replaced. And for many Belizeans–especially men–the calendar of choice is the one published by [...]

Four suspects nabbed in Spanish Lookout robbery

Four men will appear in court tomorrow to answer charges of robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. The charges against Guatemalans Freddy and Carlos Vasquez, Honduran Porfilio del [...]

Director and deputy resign in prison shakeup

Things behind the walls of the Hattieville Correctional Facility are running a little differently tonight since the resignation of two of its top officials. Sources at the prison tell News [...]