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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 [...]

Family of stabbing victim says cops got it wrong

Every story has at least two sides, and today the family of a man stabbed over the weekend in Orange Walk called News 5 to say that the version reported [...]

First local money market fund opens to investors

A new financial institution opened its doors today, and while the concept of the Belize Unit Trust Corporation and its associated money market fund is new to Belize, it is [...]

Poster qualifies for finals in Lions contest

We featured her artwork when it won the national competition for the Lions Club “Dream of Peace” poster contest. Today we are proud to report that thirteen-year-old Amanda Nunez has [...]

Film festival kicks off on Thursday

It may not be as glamorous as Cannes or as intellectual as Sundance, but in a couple days time the Princess Cinema will trade in its Swarzenegger, Van Damme and [...]

Improvements at Xunantunich help visitors

Every school child should be familiar with the imposing structures rising from the banks of the Mopan River. Collectively, they’re called Xunantunich, or Maiden of the Rock. And if you [...]