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Sittee River invites entries for canoe race

Easter may seem far away, but one sporting committee has already issued a call to canoe enthusiasts to register for the Easter Sunday Canoe race. The Sittee River race takes [...]

S.J.C. offers panting course to adults

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at painting but couldn’t decide how to go about it, here is your chance. The Art Department at Saint John’s College is [...]

I.S.C.R. holds first lecture

The Institute of Social and Cultural Research invites the public to the first in a series of lectures this Thursday evening. News 5 spoke with I.S.C.R.’s Froyla Salam about the [...]

4 Coleman children available for adoption

Tonight News 5 is pleased to bring you another segment in our series on children available for adoption. Last week’s profile resulted in a good response from viewers, and we [...]

Child hit by car

It is becoming an all too common story, and frequently one with a very sad ending: children being knocked down. Over the weekend, it happened again, and although the latest [...]

Youth killed in Trooper rollover

A twenty-year-old man from Esperanza died Friday night after his Isuzu Trooper flipped over on the Western Highway. Abraham Lopez succumbed to his injuries at the San Ignacio Hospital, while [...]

Speed gun used in the north

Drivers in the northern districts have been under the gun recently, the speed gun that is. The police and transport departments joined forces over the weekend for a special operation [...]

Police officers stabbed by detainee

Two police officers were treated at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital today after a detainee reportedly attacked them with a broken light fixture. According to a release from the Police [...]

3 charged with human trafficking

Three residents of Paraiso Village in the Corozal District have been arrested for transporting persons for the purpose of exploitation as prostitutes. Police say last Thursday a police constable riding [...]

Justice Ira Rowe dies

The President of the Court of Appeal, Ira Rowe, has passed away. The seventy-five year old justice was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday on the Turks and [...]

Marine tour guides complete training

There were no caps or gowns, but a graduation ceremony this afternoon was just as meaningful for ten people who successfully completed a special tour guide training. Aldo Perez, Graduate, [...]

Guides get info on Goff’s Caye

While the ten special marine tour guides were getting their certificates and having lunch with the Minister at the Princess Hotel, down the street at the Coastal Zone Management Authority [...]

Cycling, cricket, and football on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re in tuned with this week’s version of Sports Monday. We begin with the B.P.F.L.’s B League clash at Sandhill field where Belize Rural [...]

Minister Fonseca presents budget

The 2004-05 budget was presented today in Belmopan and the man doing the presenting was none other than the Minister of Finance, Ralph Fonseca. Fonseca insisted that despite criticisms, G.O.B. [...]

Barrow sceptical about “rebalancing”

Before Fonseca could even catch his breath after his hour-long narrative, Leader of the Opposition Dean Barrow was already punching holes in the budget speech, saying it is riddled with [...]

Steps taken to prevent Mad Cow Disease

It’s been in the U.S. headlines, but do Belizeans have to worry about mad cow disease? Belizean officials are taking the “better safe than sorry” approach, implementing a number of [...]

New conservation plan for Toledo

A three-year conservation and development project for the Port Honduras Marine Reserve and Payne’s Creek National Park is being launched tonight in Punta Gorda. The aim is to conserve the [...]

Author writes about fatherless experience

They say there is a book inside each of us, if we could just sit down and write it. Sheldon Samuels may have taken a few years to get his [...]

Canalside shooting leaves victim on life support

By Belizean standards, the latest shooting to rock the city was unusual only in the time of its occurrence: seven-thirty this morning. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods reports on the crime [...]

Ground broken on new Placencia police station

In police news of a different nature, ground was officially broken this morning on a new police station for the burgeoning village of Placencia. Minister of State in the Ministry [...]

Imports of pet food curtailed by mad cow

It may not be the most serious consequence of mad cow disease, but if you own a finicky dog or cat, the ban on U.S. beef imports means that you [...]

Sports Council cracks whip on F.F.B.

The confrontation has been building for years. On Tuesday Cabinet decided on a course of action, yesterday the P.M. delivered the decision, and today it was left to the National [...]

Chinese-Belizeans celebrate New Year

All those tiny explosions heard around Belize City today may have sounded like gangsters gone wild, but they were only firecrackers set off in celebration of the New Year. No, [...]

Energy policy recommendations presented

It is an issue that’s a growing concern for government officials… energy: its production, distribution, and conservation. With that in mind, a joint commission comprised of representatives of the public, [...]

Govt. intervenes in football crisis

It’s a decision that will diminish Belizean football in the eyes of the world, but one that in the end the Government says has become necessary. In this week’s Cabinet [...]