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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 [...]

Corozal is scene of year’s first murder

It only dawned on us about a week ago that the year 2003 had been remarkably quiet when it came to violent crime. There were assorted shootings to be sure, [...]

Star footballer stabbed in Orange Walk

Another incident over the weekend, this time in Orange Walk, has left a well-known football player hospitalised. Twenty-seven year old Marcelino Tun, star of the Juventus squad, was stabbed in [...]

No bail for 3 accused in shooting

Twenty-five year old Jason Brown and seventeen year old Brian Herrera, both charged in connection with a shooting last week, were today denied bail in Magistrate’s Court. Chief Magistrate Herbert [...]

Case dismissed against fishing co-op

Viewers may recall that on October twenty-fourth fisheries officers were busy in Belize City making arrests for the possession of undersized conch. One case against a family of Sarteneja fishermen [...]

Rights activists busted for weed, vow to fight

Police continue to make life miserable for Belize’s marijuana farmers. On Friday cops destroyed a plantation north of San Pedro Columbia containing almost three thousand, five hundred mature plants, while [...]

Vital Statistics Unit goes high tech

In Belize, it’s the document you live and die by: your birth certificate. It’s your ticket to acquire a social security card, passport, voter registration, and even a seat in [...]

Pickstock P.U.P. candidate says he’s ready

With the election date now officially set for March fifth, over the weekend politicians from all over the country jumped into high gear, plastering every naked lamp post with signs [...]

Veteran educator is new chief

The Ministry of Education has appointed a new chief education officer. She is veteran educator, Maud Hyde. Hyde, who has been working in the field since 1974, most recently served [...]

Berger alumni find new footballs

For the last four year the Berger 404 alumni council has been holding football matches for those youths who are considered to be at risk. The club is now looking [...]

New programme trains city tour guides

The phenomenal boom in Belize City’s cruise ship trade has spawned new opportunities in hair braiding and informal retailing. Today I found that moves are afoot to create yet another [...]

Two defeats in a row for Yabra

Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re just in time for this fresh delivery of Sports Monday. Week four of the B.P.F.L. playoffs found three teams with identical two and [...]

It’s official: elections will be March 5th

The nervous anticipation was palpable on Independence Hill today as the House of Representatives convened in Belmopan…and when Prime Minister Said Musa took the floor, he did not waste any [...]

Barrow: budget is “a fraud, a hoax, a whap…”

Following the P.M.’s announcement, it was time to engage in the annual battle of the budget. Leader of the Opposition Dean Barrow, as usual, came out smoking. He referred to [...]

Espat and Fonseca defend budget

As I speak, the Members of the House of Representatives are still making their presentations in support of or against the budget. Earlier this afternoon, the members for the Albert [...]

Finnegan (as usual) makes marathon presentation

But clocking in at close to three hours, was the Member representing Mesopotamia that, not surprisingly, had the most to say. Regrettably, we can only offer a short excerpt. Michael [...]

Govt. will absorb latest fuel cost increase

It didn’t figure into today’s budget debate, but Belizean motorists will receive some pre-election insulation from higher fuel prices. A release from the Ministry of Finance today announced that although [...]

Police seek suspect in cheque forgery

In crime news, police are looking for a woman in connection with a theft by forgery. The Alliance Bank reported to police that in June a cheque for two thousand, [...]

Three charged in Antelope St. shooting

Three men will appear in Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with Wednesday evening’s shooting at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Antelope Street. Twenty-five year old [...]

Police, post office investigate mail thefts

Over the last several months an increasing number of people have complained to News 5 that they had never received important mail that had been sent weeks or even months [...]

Paslow building will be replaced

On a brighter note for the post office, the architectural drawing shown on your screen was published in this week’s Belize Times…and while there was no text to go with [...]