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Agreements signed for two bridges

Following introductions of the members of the Government side of the National Assembly to President Fox…and of the Mexican delegation to Belize’s Prime Minister Said Musa, the Mexican head of [...]

P.M. upbeat on PEMEX in Belize

Following the announcement of plans by the Mexican oil giant PEMEX to open a gas station in Belize, this afternoon Prime Minister Said Musa was upbeat on the prospects for [...]

Private sector seeks more trade

Next on the itinerary was a business luncheon at the George Price Centre. Speaking on behalf of Belize’s private sector was Dr. Louis Zabaneh, Chairman of the Board at the [...]

Close relations highlighted in speech to Assembly

President Vicente Fox’s final official act in Belmopan was at the National Assembly as he addressed a joint sitting of the House of Representatives and Senate. Welcoming the President was [...]

No resolution of UDP-Speaker rift

One of those Belize City meetings would be with Opposition Leader Dean Barrow, whose party decided not to boycott today’s sitting of the National Assembly out of respect for the [...]

No progress in search for boat crash victim

Searchers continue to comb the banks and bays of Placencia Lagoon in an effort to find Clifford Atherley. Atherley and his son were among six people thrown out of a [...]

Acquitted murder suspect to be retried

He was acquitted of murder almost a year ago, but twenty-two year old Avondale Trumbach will once again face a jury of his peers and the possibility of the hangman’s [...]

Accused killer ruled insane

In other court news, forty-five year old David Dakers, charged with murder, has been found incompetent to stand trial due to mental illness. On Monday, the jury of twelve men [...]

$115,000 Lotto winner missing in action

Tonight, someone you know is one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars richer… even though he or she may not even know it. The money was won in last Wednesday’s lotto [...]

One dead, one missing in boating accident

It was a huge crowd that descended on the Michael Ashcroft Stadium in Independence for what proved to be the final game in the national professional football championship. And while [...]

Belmopan woman killed in highway crash

The crash of two boats at Placencia was not the weekend’s only fatal accident. A collision around seven-forty Sunday morning on the Western Highway claimed the life of a Belmopan [...]

Cops seek two in Belize City murder

A Belize City man was shot to death over the weekend, the victim of an apparent robbery. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods has more. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting Forty-three year old Cleophus [...]

Chips thief gets 5 years

A man convicted of stealing a bag of chips has been sentenced to five years in prison. Thirty-seven year old John Hernandez of Tigris Street pleaded guilty to charges of [...]

Hassan a no show, but bail not forfeited

He stands to lose two hundred thousand dollars in bail money, but that prospect did not stop Hassan El-Sayed from missing his date as a defendant in the Supreme Court. [...]

Supreme Court grants injunction on B.T.L. share sale

The sale of government’s shares in B.T.L. to Michael Ashcroft may have to wait a few more days as today the Chief Justice granted an injunction applied for by the [...]

Schedule heavy for visit of Mexican President

His last trip to Belize was way back in August of 2000, when he had just been elected president, but had not yet donned the sash of office. Come tomorrow, [...]

Courts celebrates birthday with donations

Their big Surprize draw was delayed due to inclement weather, but that did not stop the folks at Courts handing out some “good ting.” Jacqueline Woods has more. Jacqueline Woods, [...]

Juventus takes Regent’s Cup in muddy final

Good evening, I?m James Adderley with this week?s serving of Sports Monday. Game two of the Regent?s Cup three-game championship series between Juventus of Orange Walk and defending champion Sagitun [...]

CITCO taxes taxi drivers

All motorists in Belize are feeling the weight of exorbitant fuel rates due to the high percentage of tax being paid into the government’s coffers every time they fill their [...]

Appeals Justices give reasons for denying Pipersburg & Robateau

Although they were informed in March that the Court of Appeal was dismissing their appeal, it was not until today that the notorious duo, Leslie Pipersburg and Patrick Robateau were [...]

Retrial ordered for woman charged in 2004 chopping

A woman who thought her trouble with the law was over, will have to return to court for a new trial. Delita Chavez, who was charged along with her mother [...]

Old police exhibits destroyed

The Police Department has destroyed over one thousand exhibits from concluded cases. The exhibits, which date back over five years, include sacks full of marijuana, several bags of cocaine, over [...]

Management agreement signed for Toledo national park

Twelve years after the second largest national park in the country was established, a plan to better manage the forty-two thousand acre tract of land has been signed. The agreement [...]

Witnesses claim Chinese immigrants smuggled through Belize

It’s a story that made international headlines: an apparently respectable New York City businesswoman accused of smuggling thousands of Chinese immigrants into the United States, holding them hostage, and laundering [...]

Reward offered for missing boy

Today Ladyville police released Jesus Aguirre, the farm worker from a cattle ranch where four-year-old Rudy Misael Lopez disappeared five days ago. Aguirre had reported receiving a phone call sometime [...]