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Beach and model winners crowned in Miss Belize Pageant

The Miss Belize Beach Beauty and Top Fashion Model Competitions were held this past weekend at the Princess Hotel and although nine ladies competed, only two could walk away as [...]

Rare geological event drains Five Blues Lake

It may not be one of Belize’s best known protected areas but for conservationists in the know, Five Blues Lake National Park has always been considered a rare gem. Unfortunately, [...]

G.O.B. says tough financial discipline is working

At a press conference called yesterday by the United Democratic Party, Opposition Leader Dean Barrow painted a grim picture of government’s financial position, going as far as to suggest that [...]

San Pedro radio announcer found murdered in Guatemala

Benque police are once again joining forces with Guatemalan law enforcement … this time to investigate a murder. Around seven o’clock this morning, Belize police were contacted by Guatemalan authorities [...]

Police looking for San Ignacio gunmen

San Ignacio police are looking for two men they believe are responsible for shooting a seventeen year old Belize City resident. According to a police press release, sometime around eight [...]

One of two suspects arrested for city shooting

Following a drive-by shooting over the weekend, police have arrested and charged a Belize City resident of the crime. This morning twenty-two year old Robert Jones appeared before Magistrate Margaret [...]

Jury hung in carnal knowledge case

A case of carnal knowledge has ended in the Belize City Supreme Court with a hung jury. Around eleven-thirty this morning a jury of five women and four men began [...]

Women police officer beat up by angry wife

We’re not sure if it’s because of a commonly perceived “man shortage” or a result of more equality between the sexes … but it seems that we are seeing an [...]

King?s Park corner is popular for collisions

It’s an intersection that’s seen more crushed metal than an eighties rock band, and today the crossroads of St. Thomas Street and Princess Margaret Drive saw yet another mishap. According [...]

Volunteers are appreciated at K.H.M.H.

Earlier this month, Alberto Vellos, the regional representative of the Commonwealth Youth Programme, was looking for a few good men and women willing to give of their time for its [...]

International coach promotes Belizean Tennis

Over the last fifty years the worldwide sport of tennis has undergone a radical transformation from being a pastime for the elite to a passion for people of all classes. [...]

Faith based initiative seeks to combat AIDS

When you think about those institutions in society that are leading the fight against HIV and AIDS, the church is not likely to be the first one to come to [...]

Body found in Belize River needs identification

Police say all they have to go on are tattoos to identify a body found floating face down in the Belize River. The discovery was made in an area near [...]

U.D.P. lambastes government over debt, S.S.B.

With the People’s United Party well on the road to mass suicide the opposition U.D.P. needs to do little more than occasionally stir the pitcher of Kool-Aid. And that’s what [...]

U.B. students protest higher fees

In reaction to a sharp increase in school fees, today students from the University of Belize held a press conference in Belize City to launch a plan of action against [...]

Narda says she?ll sue over dismissal

After weeks of declining requests for interviews, former Social Security C.E.O. Narda Garcia has finally made a public statement … albeit in the form of an email. In her three [...]

Cable company believes robbery is an inside job

A Belize City cable company has been touched for seven thousand dollars … but the jacking may not be all that it seems. A spokesperson for Baymen Cable told News [...]

Seine Bight Health Centre burgled for computer

People residing in the Stann Creek District are being asked to be careful not to buy stolen goods. In this case, a fully equipped computer system, that was taken from [...]

M & M Boutique robbery suspect arrested

One down and two to go as one of the suspects believed to be responsible for the hold-up of M and M’s Boutique on Euphrates Avenue has been arrested. Twenty [...]

Partners of the Americas will hold convention in Bz.

Partners of the Americas is a network of volunteer organizations in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. For forty years Belize has partnered with the U.S. State of [...]

Strategy seeks to diversify exports

There was a time not that long ago when Belizean exports could be summed up in one word: sugar. But while today’s economy is far more diversified, as News Five’s [...]

Rachael returns with new paintings

For the last decade or so she’s lived on the idyllic island of Tobago … but rather than lament Rachel Heusner’s departure we prefer to treasure her regular visits back [...]

Father and son murdered in Stann Creek

Life is cheap in Belize–at least that’s the way it seemed this weekend–as no less than four people found themselves on the wrong end of fatal violence. The most gruesome [...]

Motive unclear in Ladyville slaying

The weekend’s third homicide occurred on Saturday night in Ladyville. News Five’s Alyssa Noble reports. Alyssa Noble, Reporting Police, tonight, are still investigating a shooting that has left thirty-nine year [...]

Roaring Creek brawl ends in death

And in Roaring Creek police are investigating what appears to be a case of murder in which the victim was beaten to death. The fatal assault took place Saturday night [...]