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Part 2 of football season kicks off this weekend

Football fans didn’t even have time to start missing their favourite players as this weekend turf action kicks off once again on fields across the country. Today we caught up [...]

Viola Myles: going strong at 103

When we last spoke to Viola Myles, the one hundred and two year old had just fought off an armed intruder at her home on Allenby Street. But tonight the [...]

Belmopan land project tackles illegal squatting

In the capital city today, residents participated in a new initiative designed to combat the negative effects of squatting. According to a press release issued by the Belmopan City Council, [...]

Mock Cayo elections puts pressure on politicians

It was designed as a creative way of teaching civics to young Belizeans … but today school officials in Cayo found themselves at the centre of a political scenario that [...]

Elections and Boundaries: Vote is secret

Around this time every election year, the integrity of Belize’s voting process comes under intense scrutiny. Leading the accusations this March are claims that voters can be traced back to [...]

Coroner inquest starts in Leslie Rogers death

The official coroner’s inquest into the February 2005 death of twenty-one year old Leslie Rogers Junior began today at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court. A panel of seven jurors: two [...]

Western Highway accident leaves villager critical

A traffic accident on the Western Highway has left a resident of Esperanza Village fighting for her life. Police reports are that around six-thirty on Tuesday, thirty-two year old Ann [...]

Thieves use knives to hold-up Belmopan video store

Belmopan police are looking for three suspects who held up a video store at knife point. According to employees of Celia’s Video Rental and Gift Store, just after two on [...]

Women beat up would-be robber

A young man is in police custody tonight after the woman he tried to rob made sure he got exactly what he deserved … a good beating. According to thirty-one [...]

American man conned out of $1500

An American man trying to cheat the system is tonight lamenting his empty pockets after he was conned out of more than a thousand dollars by a local “whappist”. According [...]

U.S. Govt. donates surplus supplies to B.D.F.

Officials of the Belize Defence Force and the U.S. Embassy met at Price Barracks in Ladyville this morning for brief handing over ceremonies of surplus supplies to our boys in [...]

Y.F.F. opens drop-in centre for city youths

It’s called Operation Positive Reinforcement … the latest attempt to curb violence and risky sexual behaviour in Belize City’s youth. Command central is the Youth for the Future office near [...]

Belizeans dominate Papaya Music Festival

Earlier this month Belizean musicians travelled to San Jose, Costa Rica, where they joined artists from throughout Central America for the first ever Papaya Music Festival. Team Belize was represented [...]

Organisers prepare for La Ruta Maya River Challenge 2006

Every March, sports fans turn their attention to the water … some to the Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta, but most to the La Ruta Maya River Challenge. Tonight we take [...]

B.W.S.L. union borrow $35 mil from S.S.B. to buy company

After months of stagnation, a thirty-five million dollar loan has been approved by the Social Security Board for the purchase of majority shares in Belize Water Services Limited by its [...]

Victim?s family: Pomona murder was crime of passion

Tonight three young children are motherless after an apparent crime of passion in the Pomona Valley. News Five’s Jacqueline Woods has the disturbing details. Coreth Bowden, Cousin of the Deceased [...]

Police officer convicted of rape of 12 year old

A police officer has been convicted of the rape of a twelve year old girl. At three this afternoon a jury of his peers declared by unanimous verdict that forty-nine [...]

Shopkeeper charged with indecent assault of student

A shopkeeper has been arraigned in Belize City Magistrate’s Court on a charge of indecent assault. According to police reports, forty-five year old Mario Ayuso was arrested after an eleven [...]

Former employee, 2 others remanded for Princess heist

Police have arrested and charged three men in connection with the robbery of thousands of dollars from the Princess Hotel and Casino. This afternoon former Princess employee twenty-two year Alfred [...]

Prison officials deny physical abuse of inmates

Following allegations of physical abuse at the hands of prison officials on Tuesday’s newscast, today Chief Executive Officer Marlon Skeen has denied the report. According to Skeen, the Kolbe Foundation [...]

Expert: Belize can learn from Caribbean tourism experience

Tourism: it’s been growing by leaps and bounds, with massive yearly increases in cruise passengers and record annual arrivals in overnight visitors. But all that progress has brought problems of [...]

Oil advisory board to “review” exploration contracts

In news from the oil front, today the Government of Belize has announced the appointment of a petroleum advisory board. Members are: Ismael Fabro, Dr. Carla Barnett, Hugh O’Brien, Cresencio [...]

Poultry producers brace for bird flu infections

And while tourism officials met at the Princess, producers and processors gathered across town to discuss the country’s favourite bird: the chicken. News Five’s Karla Vernon has more. Karla Vernon, [...]

Campaign gets down and dirty in final week

As the 2006 municipal campaign enters its last lap, both political parties appear poised to go for the jugular. Whether the most blood spilled will be red or blue is [...]

Looks like murder in the Stann Creek Valley

A young mother from the Stann Creek Valley has been found dead and her common-law husband remains the prime suspect in what appears to be a murder. The body of [...]