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Unions rethink strategies

Tonight the future of the strike launched by Belize’s labour movement appears to be on shaky ground as the unions stayed uncharacteristically quiet today, holding a series of closed-door strategy [...]

Faber appears in court

Meanwhile, Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber was today formally arraigned in Belmopan Magistrate’s Court on two counts of aggravated assault. The charges arose out of an incident in the nation’s [...]

P.M. comments on B.T.L. and union strikes

And in all the confusion, what was lost was the reason for everyone being in Belmopan in the first place: an appearance by Prime Minister Said Musa. Here’s what he [...]

A.C.C. students walk out of classes

In the course of this week we have reported on several occasions that the teachers strike has been largely ineffective as the vast majority of the nation’s educators have reported [...]

Body found in Mopan River

San Ignacio police are tonight working with their Guatemalan counterparts in connection with the discovery of the body of a man in the Mopan River on Thursday. According to authorities, [...]

4-year-old succumbs to liver disorder

And in news of another death, we regret to report that four-year-old Eric Arzu has succumbed to the liver disorder that has plagued him since only months after his birth. [...]

Gabby Affif trial sent to Supreme Court

It’s been almost three years since the now infamous passport scandal rocked the Immigration Department. So far only a store clerk from Odette?s, Therese Cabral, has been found guilty of [...]

“Owners” collect vehicles at Customs

It was almost a festive mood today at the Customs Department as owners of vehicles confiscated almost three months ago for alleged duty evasion finally drove their cars home. Apparently, [...]

Pallotti Music School gets high marks

As many of the nation’s students prepare for the C.X.C. and the P.S.E., students from the Pallotti Music School just got the results of an examination they took… and not [...]

Firm helps jobseekers to dress for success

As thousands of students from all over the country get ready to graduate and inundate the job market, one local personnel firm is launching a community service project to help [...]

Bredda David releases “Stronger”

He’s a veteran of the Belizean music scene, but filled with the energy of someone just starting out. Bredda David, the creator of Kungo music and whose songs are perennial [...]

?Belizeans Pray? on Sunday

They have largely been silent on the major issues that are so seriously dividing the country, but on May first, one group of religious leaders is coming out and urging [...]

Notice to Viewers

Due to a public and bank holiday on Monday in celebration of Labour Day there will be no news broadcast. The next newscast will be on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005.

Opposition rep. arrested at confrontation in Belmopan

Who would have thunk it. Peace breaks out in usually boisterous Benque Viejo while the oh so laid back capital of Belmopan hosts a riot. News Five’s Patrick Jones and [...]

Unions march in Benque, take aim for the city

Meanwhile in Benque Viejo, a union rally this morning had protesters looking positively well behaved. Anthony Fuentes, President, B.N.T.U. ?Today we are out here to show and let the government [...]

U.K. donates to O.A.S. border fund

The British Government has announced today its plans to contribute almost a million Belize dollars to the O.A.S. Peace Fund. That fund was established by the Organization of American States [...]

U.S. resident claims con cost her big bucks

It is left to our imagination to determine exactly what happened on a bus travelling through the Stann Creek District, but tonight a U.S. resident of Hopkins is missing a [...]

Policeman critical after traffic accident

A police officer injured in a traffic accident on Tuesday afternoon lies in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Twenty-one year old Leroy Kerr was off duty when [...]

Owners seek return of suspicious vehicles

After almost three months of having their vehicles gathering dust in the Customs yard in Belize City, a number of owners had hoped to drive their late model S.U.V.’s and [...]

Lotto comes back in play on Friday

“You’ve got to get in it to win it” is their motto, but with downed telecommunication lines, no one could get it. But the phones are back and so is [...]

Drought worsens; fires are serious threat

An old Bob Dylan song tells us that you don’t need a weatherman to tell you which way the wind is blowing…and Belizeans certainly don’t need a television newscast to [...]

Albert Street rebuilds in wake of looting

The destruction that occurred in downtown Belize City last Wednesday night was accomplished in a matter of minutes. The rebuilding, however, has taken longer. This morning I visited Albert Street [...]

Nation is normal…but for how long?

The nationwide strike called by the teachers and civil servant unions appears to be fizzling as schools across the country were back in full session, and a large majority of [...]

Smith: Government has no plans to resign

And while the unions ponder their next move, the embattled government is also trying to figure out how to deal with a protest movement that seems to have more lives [...]

Machinery ready if elections are called

The educational forum had been scheduled from weeks ago, but with loud and persistent calls for new elections, today’s presentation by the Elections and Boundaries Department could not have been [...]