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Preliminary phase issued for Hurricane Emily

This evening the Prime Minister and the National Emergency Management Committee, NEMO, declared the preliminary phase of Belize’s Hurricane Plan effective as of six p.m. This means that all those [...]

Income Tax hold-up nets $14,000

Details are sketchy, but reports reaching News Five are that an armed robbery has taken place late this evening at the Income Tax Department office at the Mahogany Street complex [...]

Police officer guilty of civilian death

In his first trial there was a hung jury, but today a jury of nine unanimously found Police Constable Sherwood Wade guilty of manslaughter by negligence in the 2003 death [...]

American still refuses to go home, denied bail

An American who says he has “fallen in love” with Belize and is refusing to leave was denied bail again today and sent back to Hattieville prison. Steven Griffith, who [...]

Sister says shooting victim was not buying drugs

Today the family of Trevor Smith stopped by our studios to categorically deny that their brother was killed because of robbery or drugs. Smith’s sister, Stacey Martinez says while she [...]

Garifuna youth hold convention

This weekend, more than a hundred young Belizeans are expected to gather in the old capital as part of the seventh annual National Garifuna Council Youth Arm convention. According to [...]

Media: key defenders of human rights

Although pretty much everyone in Belize had at least one eye on Hurricane Emily, today members of the media kept a pre-storm commitment to participate in a forum on human [...]

Reggae artist arrives for concert

Despite concerns over an approaching hurricane, today a Jamaican musician arrived undaunted in Belize. Saying whatever happens happens, Capleton intends to share good thoughts with Belize’s young people on Saturday [...]