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New university to set up at Central Farm

A private university in the Cayo District? That’s right, this afternoon during brief ceremonies at Central Farm off the Western Highway, ambitious plans for Galen University were unveiled. Founders of [...]

Where’s the scandal? Parties play waiting game

Almost one week before the polls open for nationwide general and municipal elections, the big news is that…there is no big news. Going into the home stretch leading up to [...]

Corpse found in Stann Creek orchard

Police were up early this morning in the Stann Creek Valley, not picking oranges, but investigating a dead body found in an orchard. The corpse of an unidentified man was [...]

Woman dies from traffic injuries

Today, her family made the painful decision to remove twenty-four year old Tanya Lamb from a machine that was keeping her alive at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Lamb, the [...]

Dangriga man is drowning victim

A Dangriga man has died, presumably of drowning. The body of thirty-five year old Robert Matthew Leslie of an Isla Road address was discovered Monday evening floating in the river [...]

Corozal shotgun death believed accidental

Another sudden death, this time in Corozal, is being classified by police as a tragic accident. Forty-four year old Roberto Correa of San Roman Village died early this morning from [...]

7-year-old is newest political media star

Tired of all those political ads on your local television newscast? No comment here, but if I asked you to name your favourite spot, which one would you choose? I [...]

Churches ask politicians to hold it down

Sunday has been declared by government as a National Day of Prayer. On that day we are being asked to attend our usual place of worship and to specifically pray [...]

Govt. will pay to repair damaged school

The administration, staff and students of Bethel Assembly Primary are counting their blessings tonight after government announced its decision to repair the school in the wake of last week’s fire. [...]

Bliss Institute, House of Culture get facelift

If you’ve walked along Belize City’s Southern Foreshore recently, you will have noticed that something’s not quite right. That’s what Jacqueline Woods did, but upon closer inspection she discovered that [...]

Belizean nightclubs: disasters in waiting

We try not to copy the mass feeding frenzy of the U.S. media, but sometimes events up north can’t help but get us thinking. That’s what I did following recent [...]

Year’s fourth murder is city stabbing

It was looking like another unusually quiet weekend in Belize City, but in the wee hours of this morning the deadly thrust of a knife added one more digit to [...]

Pedestrian run over on Western Highway

The national malady of death by motor vehicle continued to rage out of control over the weekend with three killed in two separate incidents. We’ll begin closest to the city [...]

Two dead in Southern Highway crash

On Friday night two men died in the Stann Creek District when their vehicle barrelled through an intersection and ran off the road. Twenty-six year old Peter Ciego and forty-year-old [...]

Musa points to achievements, responds to corruption

It is his first election campaign as an incumbent Prime Minister, and coming off a twenty-six to three margin in the House of Representatives you would think Said Musa is [...]

Barrow stakes reputation on clean government

In his interview this morning, Prime Minister Said Musa spoke at length about corruption in government, including measures his party would take to curb the practice if given another five [...]

BATSUB chopper, doctor, rescue student

A dramatic river rescue by a joint British/Belizean team in the Cayo District over the weekend saved a U.S. student from the jaws of death. News 5 understands that just [...]

Fundraiser nets almost $45,000 for Scouts

Saturday marked the official close of Scout Week, and on that night a fundraiser was held to enlarge the Scout endowment fund. The interest earned from that fund is used [...]

Sagitun is national football champ

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’ve just logged on to this fresh delivery of Sports Monday. After some eight months and a starting total of eight teams, the B.P.F.L. [...]

Pickup driver gives different version of fatal crash

It was a traffic accident that shocked and saddened two nations. Now, several days after the death of a Cuban volunteer doctor, the man driving her on that fateful morning [...]

Rosado’s widow receives cheque

He was a police officer in the wrong place at the wrong time…and paid the ultimate price. Today, the widow of Corporal Fernando Rosado, killed in the line of duty [...]

Ombudsman reflects on four years of service

While News 5 was visiting the Ombudsman’s office, we took the opportunity to ask Rodriguez to assess his experience after nearly four years of service. Paul Rodriguez “I think it [...]

CITCO teams up with Y.M.C.A. to spruce up city

Thanks to millions of dollars of investment and a resurgence of civic pride over the last decade or so, Belize City is finally beginning to lose its image as a [...]

Toledo village connects to high speed internet

For all those beleaguered Belizean computer users still waiting for their dial up connection to connect, tonight there is one more reason to be jealous. The students of San Luis [...]

Another manatee killed in city waters

Yesterday, in the wake of the discovery of a dead manatee north of Belize City, officials issued a warning to boaters to drive carefully along the coast. Apparently that warning [...]