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Older women will get pensions…soon

On Tuesday Cabinet formally put its stamp of approval on a policy to provide all Belizean women age sixty-five and over with a pension, whether or not they had worked [...]

Man charged in weekend shooting

In crime news police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of Marlon Budd. Twenty-four year old Jerry Bush has been charged with the crimes of attempted murder, dangerous harm [...]

New Defence Minister visits Price Barracks

As the newly elected government gets settled in, the ministers are making their rounds. Taking a tour of the facilities at Price Barracks in Ladyville this morning was Minister of [...]

Belize hosts regional fisheries project

Lying physically well outside the centre of CARICOM’s gravity, Belize does not get to host many of that organisation’s regional projects. But one initiative in which Belize has long held [...]

Belize’s elderly push for rights

Last week News 5′s Jacqueline Woods attended a workshop held to sensitise journalists to the concerns of the elderly. The session must have worked, because tonight she’s back with another [...]

Asthma kills teen; did she have to die?

It’s a medical condition that is a growing problem worldwide…and for one Belize City family, the dangerous reality that is asthma has left them in mourning. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods [...]

Post-mortem: taxi-man died of blow to head

A post-mortem on the body of murder victim Alfredo Morales has concluded that he died from head trauma, the result of a blow from a blunt object. The body of [...]

Hondurans missing at sea, feared dead

A Honduran family is asking for your help tonight as they search for their relatives, missing at sea now for three months. According to Guido David of San Pedro Sula, [...]

Belize Muslims ask P.M. to condemn war

As the U.S. war on Iraq remains on go slow due to intense sand storms, the Muslim community in Belize has called on the Prime Minister to join those nations [...]

Belizean soldier prepares for assault on Baghdad

Meanwhile, one Belizean serving in the U.S. Army is probably just waking up to the taste of dust as his unit prepares for a climactic assault on Baghdad. Twenty-four year [...]

E.U. provides more assistance for bananas

Belize’s banana growers received good news today as the European Union handed over seven point five million dollars to make the industry more competitive. The financing agreement, for three point [...]

Govt., labour appoint Senators

Over the weekend the Belize Civil Society Movement selected their candidate for Senator at the organisation’s annual general meeting. According to a press release, forty-three year old Rene Gomez was [...]

Corozal man wins Lotto jackpot

There’s a new Lotto winner in town and tonight he’s going home with his cheque. This afternoon, sixty-nine year old Enrique Sosa of San Andres in the Corozal District showed [...]

Medical supplies donated to hospitals

Medical supplies valued at more than thirty thousand dollars have been donated to the Southern Regional Hospital. The contribution is part of a larger consignment of equipment received by the [...]

Body of taxi driver found near city

It has all the elements of a made for TV murder mystery. But the bloody corpse discovered on Sunday outside Belize City, was grim reality, not Hollywood make believe. Today [...]

Two shootings leave victims wounded

Separate shooting incidents on Sunday in Belize City have left two young men recovering from gunshots and the police with more questions than answers. According to the cops, around three-thirty [...]

7-year-old drowns in Dangriga

A family from Dangriga is in mourning tonight, following a tragic accident over the weekend. According to police, seven-year-old Akeem Davis was swimming with friends at the mouth of the [...]

Bowen and Bowen denies rumours of sale

Rumours and gossip are the daily bread of the news business and over the last week a very load whisper making the rounds in the business community was the alleged [...]

Tanker delayed, fuel prices still not set

The shock at the gasoline pump that Belizeans have been expecting since last week will have to wait a few days more as we are informed that the Esso tanker [...]

Contract signed for rural roads

One hundred and ten miles of feeder roads will be improved and maintained thanks to a set of contracts signed today in Belmopan. The three point six million dollars in [...]

Once feared, tilapia now welcomed in Crooked Tree

Several years ago when a small number of tilapia infiltrated the Crooked Tree Lagoon from nearby fish farms, there were fears of ecological disaster; that the hardy and aggressive foreigners [...]

Cycling, cricket, running top weekend sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re inside Sports Monday. The National Senior Road Championship was staged by the Belize Cycle Association yesterday with some forty riders making a bid [...]

War’s impact may be less than expected

As the war in Iraq intensifies toward a likely climax next week, there are signs that the expected negative impact on Belize and the rest of the world may be [...]

Belizean Muslims uneasy with invasion

With the two most important guarantors of our territorial integrity teamed up to get rid of Saddam Hussein, it is no surprise that any qualms Belmopan may have had about [...]

Orange Walk man drowns in New River

For the fourth time this week, police officers have had the grim task of pulling a dead body out of the water. According to Orange Walk police, early Thursday morning [...]