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Teacher wins Supreme Court case

It was a controversial case: a Punta Gorda teacher filing suit against the management of Catholic Schools because she was dismissed from her job in June of last year when [...]

Royal Caribbean objects to Carnival Port

On Thursday, the Government of Belize signed an agreement with Carnival Cruise lines to begin construction of a fifty million dollar port in Belize City. It was signed although there [...]

House meeting lively over bond issue

The Assembly chambers in Belmopan were the scene of a pitched battle over bonds and the government’s latest attempt to raise money on the international market to restructure the nation’s [...]

Integrity Radio observes 1st anniversary

They are the latest addition to the radio scene in Belize City, and one year after Integrity Radio hit the airwaves, the station is celebrating in grand style. Just like [...]

Chefs whip up desserts

Last week we brought you a story on a culinary workshop for members of the tourism industry where the participants were making a variety of main dishes. But after a [...]

Huge cruise port project launched

If there were any doubts about Belize’s commitment to cruise tourism, they were dispelled today as the Government, Port, and Carnival Corporation inaugurated what may well rank as the largest [...]

Immigration Director’s daughter arrested

It’s a story that’s been kicking around in the media for several weeks, and today, it’s official. Twenty-three year old Immigration Officer, April Parchue, daughter of the department’s director, Colonel [...]

Burglar shot twice by homeowner

A brazen afternoon break-in in Belize City has left the suspected burglar suffering from gunshot wounds and the defiant homeowner lucky to be alive. According to police, around three Wednesday [...]

Crooked cop busted in sting operation

Intent on keeping bad cops off the line, a sting operation launched by the Internal Affairs Unit of the Police Department has resulted in the arrest of another officer. Police [...]

NOPCAN holds fundraiser to fight child abuse

The Ministry of Human Development has contracted the services of the National Organization for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect to assist them in confronting the problems that occur [...]

Five years of Cuban medical assistance observed

If you’ve ever been treated at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, the three regional public hospitals or dozens of government health centres nationwide, chances are you’ve come under the care [...]

Dance recital entertains with a message

This weekend the nation’s capital will be the scene of some entertainment not often experienced in this newly digitized age. With over a hundred performers a packed house–consisting primarily of [...]

Foreign Minister previews Guatemalan talks

In early May, a Belize delegation headed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Godfrey Smith, will meet with its Guatemalan counterpart in Washington, D.C. for an official “where we [...]

Police target car breakins

It’s a growing problem that police say they have no intention of ignoring. And tonight they’ve got an arrest to prove it. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods has the story from [...]

Shooting victim air ambulanced to Miami

And in an update to last night’s story on the shooting and robbery of business executive Phil Gallaty in Ladyville, we are informed that Gallaty regained consciousness following surgery at [...]

Cabinet Okays U.S. $225 million bond issue

In news from Cabinet, that body has confirmed that government will introduce legislation in the House on Friday to facilitate a two hundred and twenty-five million U.S. dollar bond issue [...]

Printers Assn. sues G.O.B. over privatisation

They have been vocal opponents of the privatization of the Government Printery. And today the Printers Association took G.O.B. to court seeking to have full disclosure of the agreement that [...]

Elections chief rebuts News 5 charges

On yesterday’s newscast Channel 5′s News Director Stewart Krohn presented the results of his investigation into the redistricting exercise currently being conducted by the Elections and Boundaries Commission. His conclusion [...]

50th anniversary of universal adult suffrage

And while our constitution now allows us to democratically debate an issue like redistricting, this right must not be taken for granted. Fifty years ago today, men and women fought [...]

Children make input on Education Summit

Consultation has become the mantra of the twenty-first century good governance movement, and while we sometimes get carried away with the concept, the feedback facilitated today in Belize City seemed [...]

Businessman shot and robbed on N. Hwy.

You can call it brazen, bold, audacious, or just plain facey. Whatever words you choose, it appears the dictionary is rapidly running out of adjectives to describe the nature of [...]

Redistricting plan looks unconstitutional

Janelle Chanona “The history of Belize shows that it is a rare day when both of the nation’s major political parties actually agree on something…but it does happen. One instance [...]

Policy sought for bio-prospecting

The term “biodiversity prospecting” is not an everyday conversation topic in Belize; but as industrialized countries continue to search for newer and cheaper sources of pharmaceutical and agricultural products, researchers [...]

K.H.M.H. doctor finds big stones

Medical stories are a staple on this newscast…and while sometimes we have the unhappy task of reporting bad news, tonight’s feature has a happy ending: for the patient and the [...]

B.T.L to pay dividends after all

He had originally said that no dividends would be paid out in the near future, but B.T.L.’s majority shareholder, Jeffrey Prosser, has apparently had a change of heart. A press [...]