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CITCO shuts down fly-by-night noodle factory

The upstairs of this two storey concrete structure situated at the corner of King Street and Euphrates Avenue looks like a normal residence, but its occupants were doing more than [...]

Final report submitted on resdistricting

The final report on the redistricting of electoral boundaries has been sent to and approved by the Election and Boundaries Commission. Building on the work of the first task force, [...]

New book spotlights Anansi

He’s our favourite folklore character, having survived for centuries on the lips of Mahogany cutters and generations of irrepressible grannies. And today Anansi’s exploits were celebrated in a new book. [...]

Students learn advantage of abstinence

The major thrust of AIDS education, in both Belize and other places, has been promotion of safe sex; that is…use of a condom. But you don’t have to be a [...]

Stevedores protest Port hiring policy

The controversy over the Carnival Cruise Terminal is not the only hot issue at the Belize City Port. Today the men who work the Cargo ships were out in force, [...]

Accused burglar arrested & charged

In crime news police have charged a Belize City man with burglary and handling stolen property. Forty-two year old Joseph Bevans is accused of stealing a computer and accessories from [...]

Would be rapist caught with pants down

Naked and trying to hide in his victim’s yard. That’s how police say they found twenty-six year old Steven Castillo early on Sunday morning after he attempted to rape a [...]

Shipyard man drowns in Blue Creek

A Sunday afternoon outing in the Orange Walk District turned deadly for one resident of Shipyard. According to police reports, thirty-five year old Abram Theissen was having some drinks with [...]

3 year old dies in accidental shotgun blast

Children and loaded guns are a deadly combination…and on Friday one family paid the ultimate price for letting the two meet. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods is just back from Xaibe [...]

Latest Courts winner spins for $5000

The latest edition of the Courts Gold Rush took place on Saturday in San Ignacio. The lucky man at the wheel was Glenford Belisle. Let’s see how he did. Raphael [...]

Two bronze medals for Belizean Bodybuilders

Belizean body builders continue to represent the jewel in impressive fashion at international events…the latest showing coming at the Pan American Body Building and Fitness Championships. A contingent of six [...]

Douglas Lamb wins weekend cycling

James Adderley, Reporting Good evening, I?m James Adderley with this big blast we call Sports Monday. So we?ll roll out immediately to the Northern Highway for the start of this [...]

House debate includes Carnival, Intelco and I.M.F.

The last regular meeting of the House of Representatives was on July sixteenth. Since that time the political temperature has risen sharply, with Prime Minister Said Musa facing near constant [...]

Suspect arrested in schoolyard shootout

Today, police brought charges against thirty-three year old Lincoln Robinson. Shortly after ten on Thursday morning, Robinson tried to get away from a police patrol by running into the grounds [...]

Y.F.F. promotes new music release

An ongoing programme for youths at risk has resulted in the release of the latest CD on the local music scene. Dubbed HIV and AIDS Warning, the effort is just [...]

Latest art displayed at image factory

When you go through the doors of the Image Factory on North Front Street you’re never quite sure of what you’ll meet…except that it won’t be boring. Today I got [...]

Brukdown competition inspired by the king

It was originally scheduled as part of the September celebrations but was deemed to fit better as part of the Christmas season. I’m talking about the Brukdown Song Competition in [...]

Firefighters take heat for City blaze

Belizean firefighters, armed in recent years with new equipment and improved training, have generally received high marks from the public for their quick response time and ability to prevent large [...]

Shootout in schoolyard ends with arrest

While fire had residents worked up on the northside, it was gunfire that spread fear to some of our youngest citizens across the river. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods visited the [...]

Ride-by shooting, arrest for theft

In other crime news a Belize City man was shot in the chest and buttocks Wednesday night. Twenty-four year old Mark Gardiner told police that around eight o’clock he opened [...]

Lindo is new UDP rep on Elections Commission

With Herbert Panton off to study law in Guyana a vacancy was created for a UDP appointee on the Elections and Boundaries Commission. That space has now been filled by [...]

Officials meet to insure food safety

They are now a permanent fixture on many street corners in Belize City and in most towns around the country. I’m talking about vendors who sell everything from hot dogs [...]

New bikes for community police

They are the men and women of the police department who are given the special task of forging a close working relationship with the community they serve. And while they’ve [...]

Top law student returns home to practice

In five years of studies at the University of the West Indies, twenty-three year old Ashanti Arthurs accumulated more prizes than most lawyers amass in a lifetime. Now she’s back [...]

Future of sugar looks rough

The news broke on Friday that the World Trade Organisation had ruled against the European Union on the issue of sugar subsidies. Now that the news has sunk in, Belizeans [...]