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3 drown in dory accident

A community along the Belize River spent today searching for missing loved ones now feared dead. Kendis Moody, fifty-two; Daren Rhaburn, twenty-three; and Curtis Rhaburn, three, were travelling in a [...]

B.W.S.L. seeks higher rates

It’s been criticised as being a commission without teeth, but today the Public Utilities Commission, P.U.C., called a press conference to show that they mean business. The timing, on the [...]

P.U.C. ready to release interconnection regulations

And speaking of customers, the press could not let this morning’s opportunity of meeting with the P.U.C. slip by without asking about the big event of this afternoon, the launch [...]

INTELCO launches cell service

Well, they probably hold the record for the most eagerly anticipated opening, but finally after months of speculation, controversy, and attempts to have their opening stalled, delayed, and derailed, INTELCO [...]

U.D.P.’s John Saldivar wins Cayo South

It is the biggest electoral division in the country, with almost nine thousand people registered to vote, almost seven percent of the entire voting population, and a traditional People’s United [...]

Charges reduced in Gurkha case

There are new developments in the case against three British soldiers accused of killing fourteen-year old David Zabaneh in May of 2001. News 5 has confirmed statements made by David’s [...]

Up to 8,000 cruise visitors okay

In all the election excitement this week’s Cabinet meeting didn’t get much notice, but members of Belize’s tourism industry might want to log on to the Press Office’s website and [...]

Fire simulation at K.H.M.H.

There is nothing that inspires panic as fast as fire. This afternoon the National Fire Service was testing their response to a possible emergency at the nation’s largest health care [...]

“The Christian Life” on Channel 5

You may have missed the launch last week Thursday, but tonight Channel 5 viewers have the opportunity to tune in to “The Christian Life”. The show is produced by a [...]

Altar honours the dead

While some of you may be putting last minute touches on your Halloween costumes, the people at the Mexican Institute have already completed their annual tradition, creating an altar to [...]

Voters cast ballots in Cayo South

The result is not going to change the balance of power in Belmopan, but an opposition victory in today’s Cayo South by-election will halt the P.U.P.’s unprecedented electoral roll and [...]

Motive murky in P.G. murder

Police in Toledo have a suspect in custody following the fatal shooting of a man in Punta Gorda last night. Thirty-year-old Rovidio Yat was shot once in the head as [...]

Mom has doubts in trial of son’s killers

In the wee hours of May eleventh, 2001, four young men–all high schools students at St. John’s College–entered the strip club and brothel known as Raul’s Rose Garden on the [...]

Evidence points to arson in island fire

Almost as soon as residents of San Pedro awoke to the smell of smoke on Thursday morning, speculation began as to how a fire could start within the concrete confines [...]

Man charged with burning Mom’s house in Benque

Meanwhile, in Benque Viejo, police have acted quickly to charge a resident of that town with arson. To make matters worse, the house he is accused of torching is that [...]

Police employ new training for crowd control

The public image of law enforcement authorities in the area of riot control has not been particularly strong, especially since the invention of the video camcorder and the proliferation of [...]

Audubon exhibit brings wilderness to city

It is Belize’s oldest environmental group, but unless we visit our national parks and other protected areas, we don’t get to see what the Belize Audubon Society actually does. That [...]

Library on wheels heads to Toledo

When you work in this business it never hurts to be a big fan of television. But if truth be told, while TV is a sweet piece of eye candy, [...]

Two security guards wounded in city shootings

It was a bad weekend for security guards as two were shot while on duty in separate incidents in Belize City. The good news is that both men lived to [...]

Gunmen target Chinese groceries

In other city crime news, a Chinese owned grocery in West Landivar was robbed on Saturday night. Proprietors Qias Na Guan and Zhi Xin Lin told police that as they [...]

Cayo teen accuses Dad of incest

Another case of incest has been reported, this time in the Cayo District. A sixteen year old girl, accompanied by her sister, told San Ignacio police that on the morning [...]

Two drug planes will be auctioned

And finally, while Belizeans are no strangers to auctions, two coming up next week merit special mention. On Wednesday and Thursday, November sixth and seventh, the government of Belize will [...]

Citrus growers optimistic about future

Prices are not what they should be and production has yet to return to record levels…but tonight there is optimism in Belize’s citrus industry, an optimism based on improved competitive [...]

Miss Belize runner-up heads to Miss World

Twenty-five year old Dalilah Vanzie was the first runner up in the Miss Belize Pageant. That position automatically made her Belize’s entrant in the upcoming Miss World Pageant to be [...]

Two more singers head to CKTV finals

It was a packed house at Club Calypso for Sunday’s week two CKTV competition. When the eight singers were finished, two more candidates had advanced to the finals. Maureen Dawson, [...]