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House swears in newest member

It was a day of old and new on Independence Hill as the House of Representatives today finished up some pending business and welcomed a new member. News 5′s Patrick [...]

Opposition questions keep ministers on toes

While the passage of legislation through the House today was as exciting as watching the water drop from the building’s leaking roof, members of the opposition used the questions to [...]

Man arrested for abetting Georgeville murder

They may still be looking for the killer, but Cayo police today announced the arrest of a man for abetment in an independence eve murder. Fifty-five year old Armino Figueroa [...]

Two charged for rapes in Independence

Police in the village of Independence continue to focus on the sexual exploitation of children, with two new arrests in a single day. On Thursday morning twenty-six year old Kevin [...]

Meeting next week will focus on Atlantic coast

With Belize holding the six-month rotating presidency of the Central American Integration system, SICA, there has been no shortage of high-level meetings taking place here. But one gathering that starts [...]

Exhibit displays C.X.C. projects

On yesterday’s newscast we chronicled the impressive performance of Belizean high school graduates in the C.X.C. exams. And for those students yet to take the tests, an exhibit on the [...]

M.O.W. receives road maintenance equipment

The rains that have inundated Belize over the last few weeks have taken their toll on the nation’s streets and roads. It is just in time, then, that we note [...]

Solidarity march ends AIDS Week

Despite numerous and costly AIDS awareness campaigns statistics show that the public still may not be getting the message. That’s the fear of the National AIDS Commission’s Executive Director, Martha [...]

Jury contaminated, Gurkha trial will start all over

It convened in Belmopan last Tuesday, but today the court martial of three Gurkha soldiers came to an abrupt halt and will have to start all over with a new [...]

Key witness in murder trial killed after testimony

At around this same time last night shots rang out on the south side of Belize City and within minutes word was out that a young man, no stranger to [...]

Two sought in murder of Toledo youth

At virtually the same time the life of Marlon Budd was coming to a violent end, another young Belizean was dying of a gunshot wounds over a hundred miles away. [...]

Tour guide accuses cops of brutality

Shermaine Budd, the woman interviewed in an earlier story, not only had to mourn the loss of her brother, but this morning she was a key witness in a case [...]

P.G. cops charged for carnal knowledge

Three police officers stationed in Punta Gorda have been interdicted from duty and charged with the crime of unlawful carnal knowledge. The charges against Corporals Alfaro Bol, Matius Chalom, and [...]

Coastal Zone Authority seeks self-sustainability

Today, a two-day workshop to explore financial sustainability of integrated coastal zone management in Belize came to an end at the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute. C.Z.M.A.I.’s board of [...]

Taiwan aids inland fisheries

In addition to our rich coastline, Belize also boasts numerous rivers and lagoons, and there’s no doubt that tremendous potential exists to derive economic benefits from these natural resources. And [...]

E.P. Yorke tops CXC results

Ceremonies to honour some of the nation’s top students were held this morning at he Princess Hotel in Belize City. And as News 5′s Patrick Jones discovered, it was a [...]

3 P.G. cops accused of child rape

Last month Punta Gorda achieved the dubious distinction of being ground zero in what was feverishly described by authorities as an international child porno ring. Well, tonight it seems that [...]

Caye Caulker burglar arrested and charged

In news that reflects somewhat better on the department, police in Caye Caulker this morning made a quick arrest following a burglary on the island last night. Thirty-year-old Clifton Williams [...]

Govt. announces fines for traffic offences

Earlier this week we looked at efforts by the Transport Department and police to reduce the carnage on the nation’s roads. Today this effort received a boost from Belmopan. Cabinet [...]

B.E.L. agrees to buy power from Hydro Maya

At an expected output of only two point eight megawatts, it’s tiny, even by Belizean standards, but that electric power, to be provided by a new hydroelectric plant in Toledo, [...]

Elections Dept. continues voter education

The next election in Belize is not due for at least another couple of years. But that does not mean that the Election and Boundaries Department has gone into hibernation. [...]

Transport officials ready to regulate taxis

It is an issue that has been bubbling for years and it appears that to its credit, government is now ready to tackle the problems in the taxi industry. Today [...]

Inmates with AIDS: A double whammy

If you thought that last night’s story about a young HIV positive man who had unprotected sex with dozens of unwary women was an isolated incident, think again. Tonight News [...]

After sex with series of women, HIV+ man is sorry

The latest AIDS statistics are out, and while it would be easy to portray the frightening numbers in eye catching graphics on your screen, we’ve found that numbers no longer [...]

Three charged with O.W. murder

He was murdered in September of 2002 and now, over a year later, the people accused of killing Claudio Cardinez have been charged with the crime. Twenty-year-old Enrique Cruz, thirty-three [...]