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Justice Lucas: El-Sayed will not be tried in absentia

For more than three years, the passport case has been slowly weaving its way through Belize’s judicial process. But tonight a decision in the Supreme Court has thrown a spanner [...]

Postmortem reveals skydiver died of traumatic shock

There are still more questions than answers surrounding the death of an American skydiver whose lifeless body was pulled from the sea off Ambergris Caye on Thursday afternoon. A postmortem [...]

Jailed burglar sentenced to five more years

A convicted thief already behind bars has had another five years added to his jail time. According to court reports, before the police or victim could testify, thirty-eight year old [...]

Belize City man arrested for Wednesday night shooting

A Belize City man has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting incident earlier this week. According to police, nineteen year old Egbert Arnold is the man who [...]

Police crack murder case of Jose Chavarria

Late this evening police escorted a man to the Belize City Magistrate’s Court where he was formally arraigned for a murder committed in 2002. According to police, thirty-one year old [...]

Unionists and S.S.B. face off in labour dispute

Unionists are back in the news tonight, this time facing off with the management of the Social Security Board. I got the details today from disgruntled Christian Worker’s Union president [...]

Pulcheria Teul presented with James A. Waight Award

Local environmentalists gathered in Belize City on Thursday night for the presentation of the annual James A. Waight Conservation Award. This year’s recipient is Pulcheria Teul of the Toledo District. [...]

New internet feature helps voters find polling stations

A new feature launched by the Elections and Boundaries Department now enables Belizean voters to find out which polling station they are supposed to report to on election day … [...]

Red Cross volunteers learn advanced C.P.R.

With our population scattered across remote locations or, more noticeably, stretched across a city filled with narrow streets and too many cars, medical history in Belize has shown that first [...]

Prosecutor course for Sgts. to improve courtroom success

This evening, fifteen police officers received certificates after successfully completing a prosecutor’s course designed to improve courtroom success. The participants are expected to complement the department’s badly understaffed prosecution branch. [...]

2006 basketball season opens with Tiger Sharks vs. B.T.L.

It’s been missing from the Belizean sports scene for almost two years, but according to the organisers, this season semi-pro basketball is back with a vengeance. News Five’s Karla Vernon [...]