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Sheep butchered by intruders in Maskall

A family in the village of Maskall in the Belize District woke up to a horrific scene this morning. Ten of their sheep had been stabbed or had their throats [...]

INTELCO and B.E.L. share fibre optic cable

It wasn’t the big announcement we were all hoping for: that INTELCO had finally achieved the elusive interconnection it has been battling over with its arch rival. Instead, the group [...]

Meningitis death confirmed

Today, the office of the director of health services confirmed it was Meningitis that caused the death of a nine-month-old baby girl on January twenty-fifth in the Cayo District. Dr. [...]

Belize Unit Trust celebrates 1st anniversary

On January twenty-eighth 2003 the Belize Unit Trust Corporation, situated at seventy-seven Central American Boulevard opened its doors. Today the company held an open day to celebrate its first anniversary. [...]

Abandoned baby doing well

Since News 5 ran the heartbreaking story of a newborn baby left at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in December, a number of viewers have been enquiring about her welfare. [...]

Primary schools battle it out in basketball finals

With the current lull in professional sports, attention has shifted to competition in the amateur leagues, and particularly our schools. Yesterday at the Belize City Centre Patrick Jones was in [...]

Privy Council green lights Chalillo

The controversy has been going on for so long that it’s hard to believe it’s finally over. This morning in London the Privy Council, Belize’s final court of appeal, handed [...]

BACONGO will monitor project closely

Moving ahead was also on the mind of those on the losing side of the four year long controversy. While he admitted that this particular legal battle was over, BACONGO [...]

Decomposed body found in Belize City

Police report the discovery of human remains today in a bushy area of the Linda Vista neighbourhood at mile two on the Western Highway. What’s left of the totally decomposed [...]

Fire reported on Ambergris Caye

Late reports out of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, indicate that a fire is currently being fought on that island. The blaze is reported at a house approximately one and a [...]

Lauriano charged with murder

The long arm of the law has finally reached out and touched Darrington Lauriano. Lauriano is the man police believe shot and killed twenty-three year old Kareem Broaster as he [...]

No confirmation yet on meningitis

The Ministry of Health says lab results have still not determined if a nine month old baby who died at the Belmopan Hospital on January twenty-fifth had Meningitis, but they [...]

Sibun Bridge officially opened

As anyone who regularly drives the Hummingbird Highway can tell you, there’s nothing like a near collision on a one lane bridge to make you realise the importance of proper [...]

Maya leaders not satisfied with negotiations

Negotiations have been taking place for years, and their case has been taken up by the O.A.S. …but so far representatives of Toledo’s Maya residents are not satisfied with the [...]

CET students show off culinary skills

With the tourism industry achieving double digit growth and more Belizeans than ever dining out, logic dictates that there is a shortage of trained personnel in the restaurant trade. Today [...]

U.S. seeks extradition of drug suspect

He’s awaiting trial along with his brother Hadrian for a May 2001 drug bust that netted over a ton and a quarter of cocaine. But tonight Robert Hertular has another [...]

Two Guatemalan prisoners escape across border

They were accused in the jacking of a pair of Dutch tourists near the Maya site of Xunantunich. But while on their way from Hattieville prison to court this morning [...]

Mayor seeks finance for homeless plan

It is a problem that has been with us for many years, but despite a number of sincere and practical efforts to find proper shelter for Belize City’s homeless citizens, [...]

Asian poultry banned due to flu

Belize has long been self sufficient in poultry, but health and agricultural officials are taking no chances. With Avian Influenza threatening Asia, all poultry imports from that part of the [...]

Education Summit to be held in May

The process known as education is never a static one. Even before a new Minister of Education was appointed earlier this month, a large-scale review of the nation’s education system [...]

Visiting nurses combine business and pleasure

It is getting to be a popular practice in the United States for professional associations to combine business and pleasure. Today that combination resulted in a group of U.S. nurses [...]

2 die from meningitis in Cayo

The Ministry of Health is investigating a couple of suspected cases of Meningitis in the Cayo District. In the first week of January an adult died after he contracted what [...]

Family, UDP react to death penalty for Chin murder

It took almost two years, but on Monday two men were sentenced to death in one of the country’s most sensational cases, the murder of businessman Philip Chin. In delivering [...]

Police seeking Darrington Lauriano

Two weeks after twenty-three year old Kareem Broaster was gunned down and killed in the North Creek area of Belize City, the police have still not been able to bring [...]

Ford awards conservation grants

Two environmental projects in Belize are tonight receiving grants from automobile giant, the Ford Motor Company. According to the company’s director of environmental outreach and strategy, Andy Acho, the grants [...]