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…but will unions buy?

And if that one percent becomes law, the unions, according to B.N.T.U. President, Anthony Fuentes, will keep their options open. Jacqueline Woods “Was the one percent increase discussed?” Anthony Fuentes, [...]

Stann Creek man charged with shooting at cop

Tonight a man from the Stann Creek District is charged with the attempted murder of a police officer. According to Independence Police, around two-thirty on Tuesday afternoon, Police Constable Tyler [...]

Belize to assume SICA presidency

Effective July first, Belize will assume the role of pro-tem president of the Central American Integration System. SICA, an organization made up of seven neighbouring countries, is designed to promote [...]

National education council begins work

It’s not a high profile body, but its dozen members possess a wealth of experience that should provide crucial support in the effort to provide the nation with quality education. [...]

Gracie Rock rocker takes KTV crown

After thirteen weeks of intense competition it boiled down to one of the closest finals ever…but when the scores were tallied on KTV 2003, there could only be one champion. [...]

Cayo kitchen tries new food products

It will never be a threat to multinational food conglomerates like Kraft or Nestle…and if the truth must be told our own Marie Sharp looks like a giant in comparison. [...]

Three dead as van and bus collide

It came in as a last minute bulletin on last night’s newscast, but it was not until today that the full impact of the tragic road accident was felt by [...]

Union leader says G.O.B. will compromise

When we last left the Social Security controversy on Monday evening, union leaders were meeting in Belmopan with the Prime Minister following a morning of mass protest marches in several [...]

BACONGO loses another round on Chalillo

In another political controversy–the Chalillo Hydroelectric project–government seems to be having better luck. Today the Belize Court of Appeal dismissed the application of the Belize Alliance of Conservation N.G.O.s, BACONGO, [...]

May tourist arrivals up over 17%

If you’ve been to the cayes, Cayo, Placencia or any other of Belize’s tourism hotspots you’d know that, considering the time of year, business has been pretty good. And now [...]

Miss Belize to be chosen on Friday

Amidst the burgeoning bevy of Belizean beauty contests, it is the crown jewel…Miss Belize, the pageant of distinction. And this year after months of serious recruiting, organisers promise that all [...]

Karaoke finale features final four

TV sets all over the country will be working overtime tonight as the final four contestants in Channel 5′s annual karaoke competition battle for over five thousand dollars in cash [...]

Teachers lead protest against Social Security

It was not the massive public demonstration the unions were hoping for, but the turnout and conviction of the marchers were still sufficient to keep up the pressure on government [...]

Tower Hill workers march in O.W.

The protests against government organised by the National Trade Union Congress were not confined to the old capital. News 5′s Patrick Jones reports from Orange Walk, where union workers from [...]

2 dead in Western Highway collision

In news just in, reports to News 5 indicate that two people are dead following a collision on the Western Highway. The accident, which occurred around five this evening near [...]

Murder victim tortured, shot, burned

No one is sure exactly why a resident of the St. Martin de Porres area of Belize City was murdered over the weekend, but there is no doubt that the [...]

Dangriga domestic quarrel ends in death

A domestic dispute in Dangriga turned deadly over the weekend and tonight two children are without their mother. According to police sources in that southern town, just after seven on [...]

Adolph Lucas sworn in as Supreme Court Justice

He has spent his entire adult life working in virtually every nook and cranny of our system of justice. Today that experience paid off. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting This morning, under [...]

Semi-pro basketball opens season

Good evening I’m James Adderley and allow me to welcome you to this issue of Sports Monday. It might not have been properly publicised, and in fact, it did not [...]

Unions seek solidarity for Monday’s strike

To strike or not to strike. That’s the big topic of discussion at this hour as the management council of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize meets in a [...]

Appeals Court denies injunction against Chalillo

On Friday the government passed a bill of dubious constitutionality, which seeks to put the Chalillo hydroelectric project beyond the reach of the legal system. But from the looks of [...]

Cop charged in Caye Caulker killing

In other court news, this time on the criminal side, a policeman has been charged in last weekend’s fatal shooting at Caye Caulker. Constable Sheldon Arzu has been charged with [...]

B.T.L. inaugurates international roaming

They are still working out the glitches in the system locally, but that didn’t stop B.T.L. from going worldwide with its Digicell service. International roaming will give B.T.L customers who [...]

Rachel shows latest paintings

She has long been recognized as one of the nation’s most gifted artists…and while Rachel Heusner–married name Superville–now calls the island of Tobago home, she is always welcomed back in [...]

The best rapper you’ve never heard

At one time a trip to the recording studio was the burning ambition of every budding musician. But with the rapid advances in technology over the last decade, the ability [...]