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P.M.’s tour rolls into southside

What started as a nationwide journey to inspect his government’s accomplishments and gauge the citizens reaction, has, not surprisingly, turned into a non-stop campaign photo-op in which no project is [...]

Watch out for counterfeit currency

Today was payday for most Belizeans, but if you find yourself in a dimly lit bar this weekend, don’t be in any rush to give change for anything bigger than [...]

$350,000 textbook donation will ease parents’ pain

Many parents of children attending primary school are stressed out at the start of each school year by the crippling cost of those amazingly expensive textbooks. Tonight those families will [...]

B.T.L. management postpones layoffs

It looks like not all of B.T.L.’s security staff will be going home…at least not just yet. That was the bittersweet news that the Belize Communication Workers Union received following [...]

Film festival offers study opportunities

Since the film festival currently under way at the Princess Cinema is the first in the nation’s history, we’re not really sure what to expect. But one thing we do [...]

Daughter of Belizean in Star Search finals

She may not have made a feature film, but eleven-year-old Lisa Tucker, the American born daughter of a Belizean mother, is well on her way to a big career. Last [...]

Chinese celebrate Year of the Goat

Last night we carried a story on a frightening robbery and assault that took place at a Chinese owned grocery in Belize City. Tonight, we take a look at another [...]

Shopkeepers fed up with violent crime

Knocking off a Chinese grocery: it’s a crime as Belizean as rice and beans–or perhaps dala chicken. But just because the modus operandi is a familiar one, it doesn’t make [...]

Another suspect charged in Cayo murder

Police have made one more arrest in the December fifth murder of an Orange Walk businessman in Camalote Village. Thirty-year old Timothy Vanegas was charged on Wednesday with the crimes [...]

Unions complain that B.T.L. plans layoffs

Union members at B.T.L. and their colleagues nationwide today served notice that they are not at all happy with some changes the company has in store for its labour force. [...]

Website glitch leaves pollster seeing red

The practice of public opinion research–or polling–has never caught on in Belize. And while in many parts of the world politicians live and die by the latest polling numbers, we [...]

B.D.F. celebrates 25th anniversary

By the standards of the English speaking Caribbean islands, it’s a finely tuned, well equipped military juggernaut; but by Central American measurements, the Belize Defence Force barely qualifies as a [...]

Haylock hopes to break P.U.P. spell in Pickstock

She has been a community activist all her adult life, but somehow managed to avoid the realm of partisan politics… at least until now. As the U.D.P. candidate in Pickstock, [...]

City suspects hit with more charges in Corozal

Three of the four men arrested at a traffic stop in Orange Walk on Sunday and charged with possession of an unlicensed shotgun and ammo have been hit with new [...]

Toledo girl seriously injured in knockdown

A seven-year-old Toledo girl remains hospitalised tonight after she was hit by a car on Tuesday afternoon. Romana Cucul had just exited a school bus around 3:00 p.m. in Bladen [...]

Magistrate: Moore insisted on being charged

The Human Rights Commission of Belize today issued a strong denunciation of police for what they say is a campaign to harass those who stand up to widespread police brutality. [...]

Bradley targets Barrow in Queen’s Square

Like most Belizean elections, the one in March is being fought over broad national issues. But, as in every campaign, certain constituency races have emerged as key battles in the [...]

18 Intelco computers for Q.S. Anglican Primary

News 5 caught up with Dickie Bradley while he was on hand for a big event in his constituency. It has been a year, but finally the staff and students [...]

Visitors perform to help local schools

They hail from different churches in different states, but three ladies from the U.S. are volunteering their talent and time for a good cause. This coming Saturday and Monday nights, [...]

Cancer centre opens in Belize City

It’s a story–and not always a happy one–that News 5′s Jacqueline Woods has been following for years. Today, however, was a good day for Belizeans facing cancer. Jacqueline Woods “Kim, [...]

Ground broken on hotel casino in Corozal

Not all of the nation’s explosive growth in tourism is taking place at resort areas like San Pedro, Cayo or Placencia. Today I was on hand as the earth was [...]

All systems are go, says elections chief

Ever since speculation began to build last month about the possibility that general elections might be called to coincide with the March fifth municipal voting, all eyes have turned to [...]

Robber thwarted by citizens, off duty cop

A Belize City man is behind bars tonight after a downtown robbery was thwarted by some brave citizens, including an off duty police officer. According to the cops, around nine [...]

Four arrested for unlicensed weapon

Meanwhile, a traffic stop on the Northern Highway may have led to the prevention of some other robberies. Reports are that on Sunday, police officers stopped a white Jeep Cherokee [...]

Cayo man charged for illegal firearm

In more crime news, another incident involving guns has been reported in the Cayo District. Police say that on Monday, thirty-five year old James Smith walked onto the compound of [...]