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C.A. Foreign Ministers meet with Taiwan

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Central America today concluded two days of meetings with their Taiwanese counterpart. During the course of the eleventh meeting of the Central American Integration [...]

Sports Council pushes football settlement

Coming off a humiliating eighteen-nil loss to Guatemala, there is no dispute that the on-going battle between the Football Federation of Belize and the Belize Premier Football League has turned [...]

Belize observes day against domestic violence

Each year on November twenty-fifth, governments, non-governmental organisations, and private sector concerns across the globe hold activities to raise awareness about violence against women. Belize is no exception, and today [...]

CARE-Belize receives vehicles from Taiwan

Exactly one year ago, CARE-Belize was established to give special assistance to the disabled, especially young children. What makes the organisation’s work unique is that most of its services are [...]

PACT, Angelus Press promote new calendar

It’s that time when our thoughts turn to Christmas and the days that lay beyond. If your mind is straying toward 2004, News 5′s Patrick Jones has a suggestion. Patrick [...]

Archives Dept. celebrates 38th birthday

Archives: the name alone connotes stacks of dusty yellowed documents that crumble at the touch. But just as technology has moved from clay tables to DVD’s, the nature of our [...]

Should unwed pregnant teachers be fired?

The church state system that has been the bedrock of the nation’s educational system is not without its problems. Today one persistent conflict over “who runs things” in Belize’s classrooms [...]

3 escaped prisoners recaptured

Three teenagers are tonight safely locked down at the Hattieville Prison after their run for freedom was short lived. Around five-thirty on Saturday morning John Cadle, Carl Thompson, and Martin [...]

Off duty cop collars chain snatcher

In crime news, the weekend passed without any deadly violence and police made a number of arrests and detentions for incidents nationwide. These include two men detained for a Belize [...]

Corozal man dead in road mishap

A man from the Corozal District is dead following a traffic accident this morning on the Northern Highway. Twenty-nine year old Harish Mirpuri of Santa Rita was travelling south towards [...]

Traffic Dept. targets accidents

The timing was obviously coincidental, but this morning’s fatality occurred on the first working day of Traffic Safety Week. And with deaths on our roads becoming far too common, authorities [...]

Radisson donates to N.C.F.C.

The National Committee for Families and Children today received a welcome donation from the Radisson Fort George Hotel. The money, totalling a little over fourteen hundred dollars, represents the proceeds [...]

Asst. Commissioner dialogues w/Mile 8 residents

With the public perception that Belize City is overrun by crime, many urban residents have taken the opportunity to relocate to the countryside. But as News 5′s Patrick Jones discovered, [...]

Yabra and Bandits reach football finals

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and we’re underway with this week’s dish of Sports Monday. Week five of the Regent Insurance Cup tournament found Kulture Yabra of Belize on the [...]

C.C.J. is focus of legal summit

Members of Belize’s legal community convened in Belize City today for the annual Bench and Bar Summit. But this year, the focus was on the changes that could lie ahead [...]

New checkpoints for Cayo

They may seem like nothing more than little green and yellow wooden boxes along the major highways, but police checkpoints are becoming increasingly important tools in the fight against crime. [...]

Belize represented at F.T.A.A. talks in Miami

Trade Ministers of the Americas met in Miami this week to renew their commitment to conclude negotiations for the establishment of a hemisphere wide free trade area by January 2005. [...]

Punta Fest a success

On Tuesday thousands of people flocked to Dangriga to celebrate National Garifuna Day. But it was not just the re-enactment that brought them to that southern town. In fact, organisers [...]

L.A. punta group has Latin flavour

One Punta group that made the trek to Belize this year for National Garifuna Day was “Punta Cartel” of Los Angeles. They describe themselves as sixty percent Belizean, forty percent [...]

AIDS Week focuses on stigma

Whenever we get sick we’re generally treated with a little extra care and compassion by the people we know, especially our families. But sadly, this is not always the case, [...]

Correction to NEMO story

News 5 has been asked to issue a correction to statements made on Thursday’s newscast regarding the cost of the new NEMO headquarters in Belmopan. According to Daedra Isaacs, the [...]

David’s cousin testifies in Gurkha court martial

While most of the nation was celebrating Garifuna Settlement Day on Wednesday, the court martial of three British Army Gurkhas continued at the George Price Centre in Belmopan. The defendants, [...]

NEMO headquarters opened

It was the day for NEMO dedications it seems. This morning a warehouse retrofitted by the U.S. government was handed over in Ladyville, and this afternoon the new NEMO headquarters [...]

Anglican mothers try to combat child abuse

It has slipped below the local news radar in the last couple of weeks, but alleged incidents of child rape in Punta Gorda remains very much a part of the [...]

C.R.C. resources given to P.M.

Today is World Children’s Day and the anniversary of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. To mark the occasion, the National Committee for Families and Children [...]