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Cayo cop charged with attempted murder

It’s another one of those good news/bad news situations. The bad news is that an increasing number of Belizean police officers are behaving no differently than the criminals they are [...]

Toledo teacher sues church over dismissal

Today a trial began in the Supreme Court, which may have far reaching effects on the way our education system is run. It was the first day of a civil [...]

Prosser pays U.S. $89 Million for 84% of B.T.L.

A late release from the Government of Belize and Innovative Communication Corporation informs us that the sale of Belize Telecommunications Limited has officially been completed. I.C.C. paid eighty-nine million, seven [...]

Today is deadline for filing income tax

If you are watching this newscast and have just realized that you have not filed your income tax yet, hey I am sorry to inform you that it’s already too [...]

Art exhibition opens at Mexican Insitute

Between the Image Factory, House of Culture, Museum of Belize, and the Mexican Institute, it seems that not a week goes by without a new art exhibition. Tonight we’ll preview [...]

Hidden Valley Falls declared natural monument

It’s a classic beauty that, thanks to a whim of mother nature, has fallen on hard times. Patrick Jones reports from the Mountain Pine Ridge on plans for the rehabilitation [...]

Stabbed 17 times, left to die in drain

Residents of Belize City woke up this morning to the sight of a corpse lying in the drain…and it wasn’t a case of death by natural causes. News 5′s Jacqueline [...]

F.B.I. nabs U.S. kidnapper in Belize

A tourist on vacation in Belize has cracked an international parental kidnapping case, just by being observant. Barb Quinlan and her fiancé, residents of Minnesota, were visiting San Pedro in [...]

Central Americans discuss nutrition

The twentieth meeting of the consultative council of the Institute of Nutrition of Central America opened this morning at the Radisson in Belize City. Over the next two days the [...]

I.D.B. rep says farewell to Belize

He landed in Belize just in time to meet the hurricanes and tropical storm that blew away not only homes, schools, and businesses, but also government’s economic plans. That Belize [...]

Mangroves still healthy, but need watching

A decade of environmental education has taught Belizean children that mangroves are important to the nation’s future. But that hasn’t necessarily stopped their destruction. Patrick Jones reports on a meeting [...]

Trekforce volunteers uncover ancient temples

It’s been described as a combination of boot camp, Peace Corps, and tropical vacation. But whatever you call it, for the last six weeks one hundred and twelve Trekforce volunteers [...]

Business targeted by rivals?

The nation’s capital is perhaps the most laid back municipality in Belize. That is why an attack on one of the city’s business establishments, PAPI’s Home Centre, and its owners, [...]

Constable charged in San Pedro death

It took almost six weeks, but today the police department announced that one of its own has been charged in connection with the death of Leroy Pilgrim on San Pedro, [...]

77-year-old beaten in his home

Another of our older persons has been brutally beaten in his home by a thief or thieves. This time it was George Hamilton a resident of Cleghorn Street in Belize [...]

CARICOM issues statement on Haiti

CARICOM Heads of Government met at the fifteenth Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis on March twenty-sixth. The delegates considered the recent developments in Haiti, [...]

New book on Belizean archaeology launched

This evening at the House of Culture a new book on Belizean Archaeology is being launched. It is a compilation of papers presented at a symposium earlier this year and [...]

Lotto winner uses children’s ages

It may have taken her a week to claim her prize, but today a very camera shy Aurora Roberts of Orange Walk walked into Tropical Gaming Company and claimed her [...]

Unseasonably rainy weather hits Belize

March is supposed to be breezy and blustery, perfect for sailing and flying kites. It is also typically dry. But from the soaking Belize got last night and this morning, [...]

Ernest Meighan wins Natl. Road Championship

Good evening, I’m James Adderley with this week’s version of Sports Monday. The fifth National Road Championship spanned three major highways and brought out some eighty athletes in various categories [...]

Woman fights off rapist

A man is in police custody after he tried to rape a woman who valiantly fought him off despite being beaten in the head with a hammer. The bizarre and [...]

Arrest made in C.C.C. student’s death

He became the prime suspect in the rape and brutal killing of sixteen year old Libertad resident, Elia Gonzalez, after he was linked to a piece of jewellery worn by [...]

Sister of murdered girl breaks silence

The murder of sixteen-year-old Elia Gonzalez has outraged and saddened people all over Belize. But as we commemorate the fifth anniversary of the death of Jackie Fern Malic, one of [...]

Safety legislation subject to consultation

It’s a process that started in 1999, and today the Ministry of Labour completed a series of nationwide consultations designed to formulate new legislation regarding health and occupational safety for [...]

U.B. holds crime prevention workshop

A University of Belize Conference on the role of higher education in the region was held this week and wrapped up today with sessions on crime prevention and management. News [...]