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Beggar stabs man over beer

A man was stabbed on Thursday night because he refused to buy a beggar a beer. Antonio Alfaro told police he was walking along Central American Boulevard around eleven p.m. [...]

Storm damages shelter, other structures in Cayo

Radio listeners were surprised yesterday to hear reports of a freak storm affecting the one part of the country generally regarded as an inland safe-haven during hurricanes and other bad [...]

Cayo TV show celebrates 13 years

He’s been on the air for the last thirteen years and Cayo residents, especially children, tune in every Wednesday evening to see the Pandy Show. This weekend, the programme’s producer [...]

Jamaican artists arrive for concert

Belize City ah run red this weekend, thanks to Jamaica’s Fifth Element. That’s right, the all star line-up, including Richie Spice, Chuck Fender, Spanna Banna, and Anthony Cruz hits the [...]

St. Joseph?s School holds Culture Day

It’s a popular way to teach social studies: get the children to dress up and make displays on Belize’s ethnic groups. But while many schools do a Cultural Day, the [...]

Diplomats participate in cultural fashion show

And while the children enjoyed their culture day today, last night it was the adults’ turn at the House of Culture/Government House with the second annual “Passion for Fashion” show. [...]

Senior citizen murdered in Blackman Eddy

A quiet Cayo community was stunned today to discover an elderly resident had been brutally murdered. News Five visited the scene of the crime and spoke with the victim’s brother [...]

Suspect sought in Belize City killing

Cayo police are not the only ones searching for a killer. The Belize City department needs your assistance in tracking down the prime suspect in last week’s murder of twenty-one [...]

Truck driver robbed

A delivery truck driver has reported being held up on Caesar Ridge Road in Belize City. Hugo Delgado, a driver for Femagra Limited, told police that on Wednesday evening he [...]

Regional meeting looks at maritime security

The horrific events of September eleventh have left the world, especially the United States of America, increasingly concerned over the threat of another terrorist attack. That fear has spawned several [...]

O.A.S. trade workshop focuses on tourism

Tourism. It is without a doubt one of the fastest growing industries in Belize. And while prospects for even greater expansion are plentiful, tourism stakeholders both big and small are [...]

B.T.L. Miami trial to start in June

The legal drama playing out in a Florida Federal courtroom in the United States over control of the majority shares in Belize Telecommunications Limited will enter its second, and perhaps [...]

Traffic stickers stolen from vault

An employee of the Treasury Department has been charged for stealing vehicle license stickers from the Treasury vault. Kenrick Sanchez appeared before Magistrate Harrison Hewlett today, pleaded not guilty to [...]

Sign language used for spelling bee

For months we have been hearing about the Coca-Cola spelling bee, and last week that competition ended. But this week, another spelling bee was held, sponsored by Crystal Water. News [...]

New prison facility focuses on rehabilitation

Don’t let anyone fool you: life at the Belize Central prison is no picnic. It’s overcrowded, understaffed, and woefully lacking in what many of us would consider the basic amenities [...]

Shopkeeper charged with molesting 9-year-old

A Belize City businessman has moved from behind the counter to behind bars following accusations that he molested a nine-year-old girl. Forty-five year old Charles Vellair was arraigned today on [...]

Miss Belize rated a 65-1 shot in Miss Universe pageant

On Monday night in Bangkok she goes up against eighty other young women all vying for the title of Miss Universe. We know that however beautiful and talented she may [...]

Human rights centre promotes awareness

The House of Culture in Belize City has been the venue for activities ranging from moonlight jazz to modern photography. Today a group of activists descended on the facility, not [...]

Education Ministry follows up on summit

The term “summit” has become fashionable in recent years. Usually we report on a big build-up, a climactic meeting, a long list of resolutions… and that’s the end of it. [...]

Navigating streets challenges disabled

Life is not always kind to the many pedestrians who are forced to share Belize City’s narrow streets with an ever expanding array of trucks, buses, and oversized S.U.V.’s. But [...]

Caye Caulker cops accused of brutality

They call it La Isla Carinosa… but the Caye Caulker police were anything but loving this weekend to one island resident who alleges that cops beat him so mercilessly that [...]

No motive yet in Hummingbird murder

Police have yet to come up with a motive for the death of a Guatemalan national discovered on Saturday, but they strongly believe that someone murdered Andres Lopez. Lopez’s body [...]

Fisherman dies of heart attack during storm

Police have identified a man who was found dead, slumped over the side of his boat, on the Haulover Creek early this morning. Forty-six year old Redford Everett, a fisherman [...]

Two dead in separate N. Hwy. accidents

Corozal police had their hands full on Saturday following two separate fatal traffic accidents on the Northern Highway. The first occurred around eight-fifteen following a collision between a mini bus [...]

Driver pleads guilty to 4 kilos of coke

It’s been a while, but police have added another notch to their anti-narcotics belt. The latest bust occurred at the checkpoint at the Burrell Boom cut-off on the Northern Highway. [...]