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Pilot of ultralight dies in crash

Details are sketchy tonight but News 5 understands that the crash of an ultralight aircraft on Ambergris Caye has claimed the life of a tourist. According to San Pedro Police, [...]

Unions vent anger at Social Security

As the press continues to sink its teeth into Social Security saga, this morning the list of civil society organisations to weigh in with their concerns and suggestions expanded to [...]

G.M. answers questions on Social Security

General Manager of the Belize Social Security Board Narda Garcia has been having a tough fortnight. She?s made presentations to several bodies, including Cabinet and the Belize Governance Improvement Commission, [...]

Elrington disputes Fonseca’s figures…

On our newscast of last night Minister of Home Affairs and Investment, Ralph Fonseca, alleged that attorney and UDP politician, Wilfred Elrington, borrowed seven hundred and sixty three thousand dollars [...]

…and claims Godfrey vexed with Gov’t

And while the aggrieved attorney expressed his anger, he also had some interesting things to say when asked about his encounter with Glenn Godfrey. Stewart Krohn “Mr. Elrington, you say [...]

Cayo woman wins lotto

While GOB, SSB, DFC and a long list of other alphabetized agencies are having their share of financial woes, there is one woman from Santa Elena, Cayo, who tonight is [...]

Jones stays on track for gold

It’s so far so good for Marion Jones in Athens. Last night she qualified easily for the finals in the long jump, despite a foul on her first attempt. Here’s [...]

Fonseca accepts responsibility but denies knowledge

In the week since Prime Minister Said Musa and seven dissident cabinet ministers managed to kiss and make up, not a single member of that body has spoken to the [...]

Caribbean Central Bankers meet in Belize

While it was former Finance Minister Ralph Fonseca who drew us to the Central Bank this morning, he was there for reasons other than a media encounter, namely to speak [...]

Suspects charged in burglaries, land scam

Two burglaries and what appears to be a case of con artistry have relieved victims in Belize City, San Pedro and Seine Bight of thousands of dollars in cash and [...]

Cabinet hears from SSB manager

We have only just received the official press release on today’s first business session of the new sixteen member compromise cabinet, but reports from Belmopan are that most of the [...]

Two arrested for Cayo resort robbery

Thanks to a joint effort by the community and police of Benque Viejo Del Carmen, authorities have arrested two young men they suspect were the culprits who held up the [...]

Passport shortage ends as first batch arrives

It was one of those news items that fell through the cracks in the midst of last week’s political turmoil…but viewers should be happy to hear that there is no [...]

Sound fest adds brukdown to mix

The official list of activities for this year’s September celebrations is yet to be released, but there are a couple of events you might want to pencil into your entertainment [...]

Francis Reneau helps next generation of pianists

He is Belize’s most celebrated classical musician, a world class pianist who, between the Belizean classics “Mass in Blues” and “Celebrations”, compiled an impressive list of achievements in England, the [...]

A look back at Marion in Sydney

If the Athens Olympics just don’t seem to cut it for Belizeans the way the Sydney games did four years ago, the reason is not difficult to find. It’s Marion [...]

Governance commission calls for reforms

All eyes will be on Cabinet tomorrow as that newly enlarged and emboldened group gets set to tackle the problem of government?s finances and the public?s lack of confidence in [...]

Did City shooting involve Honduran gangs?

In crime news, there was a shooting late Saturday night in Belize City, and while that occurrence can hardly be described as unusual, there are indications that a new element [...]

Suspect charged in Alvarez shooting

Meanwhile, another shooting victim wounded last Tuesday is being slowly nursed back to health at the KHMH. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting Fourteen year old Ryan Alvarez has been making steady progress [...]

Two detained in City wounding

Police have detained two people and continue to investigate a weekend shooting incident that has left a teenager wounded. Around eight thirty on Saturday night, police say a green Ford [...]

Wade, Aguilar run out of the money in Athens

Belize has only two athletes competing at the Athens Olympics and this morning, within eight hours of each other, they both had their shot at glory. Shortly after two a.m. [...]

Orange Walk man spins big at Courts

There was another Gold Rush at Courts this weekend, this time in Orange Walk. Ironically the lucky customer who got to spin the wheel just happened to hail from the [...]

Wicked Eleven take cricket crown

Good evening, I’m James Adderley with this fresh delivery of Sports Monday. The friendly confines of Double Head failed to propel Excellence in Game I of the Harrison Parks National [...]

1st meeting of cabinet is short

It has been a long and eventful week for Belize’s ruling politicians and today that week ended with the first meeting of a new sixteen-member cabinet. That body is the [...]

Standard and Poor’s lowers Belize credit ratings

That strategy will have fewer and costlier options, thanks to news out of New York that Standard & Poor’s today significantly downgraded Belize?s credit ratings. According to an S&P release [...]