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Independent candidates: how big a factor?

With an as yet undeclared general election less than two months away, a factor is emerging that may have a major influence on the outcome. In fact, 2003 may well [...]

Opinions vary on impact of packed ballot

And while traditional wisdom dictates that third party candidates are little more than spoilers, it doesn’t mean that voters want to see those names removed from the ballot. Today roving [...]

Farmer dead in W. Highway traffic accident

A farmer of Santa Elena, Cayo is dead after he was knocked down on the Western Highway Thursday night. Forty-eight year old Guatemalan Samuel de Jesus Sinturion was reportedly hit [...]

Escaped prisoner captured, wounded by captors

An escaped prisoner is recuperating from bullet wounds to both legs after he reportedly attacked the prison officers who hunted him down. Thirty-eight year old Delito Ortiz, a trustee inmate, [...]

Guatemalan business delegation visits Belize

Had the most recent diplomatic effort to end the Guatemalan claim been more successful, the visit of a high level business delegation from that country would be front-page news. But [...]

Stella Maris equipped with computer lab

After equipping dozens of schools and libraries with computers and high speed internet connections, an installation by Intelco is no longer big news–except to those fortunate people who will get [...]

Large numbers register to vote as election nears

With a general election just around the corner, registration offices around the country were today doing brisk business. News 5′s Janelle Chanona, already in possession of her voting card, decided [...]

Two major parties field full slate

And while we led this newscast with the phenomenon of independent candidates, we’ll end with a rundown of the fifty-eight men and women carrying the standard of the traditional red [...]