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Christian Garifuna reggaeton is latest CD release

By any account making it big in the local music industry is tough but that hasn’t stopped aspiring musicians from across the country to try their luck. The latest attempt [...]

NAVCO breaks ground for new headquarters

The National Association of Village Councils got a major boost to its resources today following official ground breaking ceremonies in Belmopan. According to a government press release, this morning Minister [...]

National Policy on HIV officially launched

After years of country wide consultations, local officials have drafted Belize’s first National Policy on HIV and AIDS. And as I found out today, that document will play a crucial [...]

“Crocodile fishing” is newest tourist attraction

As a community, San Pedro has led Belize’s tourism boom but tonight we feature the story of a group of young men who have combined crocodiles, chicken and a little [...]

Missing man found dead in city swamp

Every day, missing persons reports are filed with the Police Department. But tonight one such case has become a murder investigation. News Five’s Alyssa Noble reports. Alyssa Noble, Reporting Just [...]

Corozal resident charged for gun in parcel post

People send weird things in the mail everyday but tonight one man is behind bars because someone mailed him a gun. On Thursday, sixty-six year old Roland Flam showed up [...]

Police shoot accused thief in Sarteneja

In other news from the north, a woman is tonight recovering from a gunshot wound after she was shot by police for trying to escape their custody. That’s the word [...]

Western Hway accident kills one, injuries doctor

A traffic accident on Belize’s deadliest highway has claimed yet another life and left a well-known doctor in critical condition. According to police, around two-thirty this afternoon Dr. Miguel Rosado [...]

A.T.M. robbery leaves victim tied to tree

Separate robberies in Belize City and Belmopan have netted thieves more than sixteen thousand dollars in loot and more disturbingly, left one victim tied to a tree. According to twenty [...]

D.F.C. public hearings postponed until October

Scheduled public hearings by the Commission of Inquiry investigating the Development Finance Corporation have been postponed until October. Two more sessions were to be held this week before a month [...]

Tony Wright releases patriotic CD

Just in time for the September celebrations, local musician Tony Wright has released a compilation of all his most patriotic songs. According to Wright, “September Feelings” is designed to fill [...]

Kenecia Velasquez is Miss Big and Beautiful

The Birds Isle was filled to capacity on Friday night for the debut of the first ever Miss Big and Beautiful contest. Six contestants braved the stage in various outfits [...]

Marine campaign to protect local manatees

The plight of manatees in Belizean waters has always been a prominent feature on this newscast. But usually those stories are about yet another death. This month officials are launching [...]

Paul Trapp tops “Impossible” Mountain Bike race

Good evening. I?m James Adderley and we?re certainly glad you?ve been able to join us for this issue of Sports Monday. The Impossible is Nothing Mountain Bike Race, which raged [...]

Income tax on petroleum set at 40%

It’s been a sticky point between Belmopan and Belize Natural Energy but tonight the law of the land is that income tax on petroleum products is forty percent of gross [...]

Opposition claims Bzean nationality still on sale

But while the petroleum bill passed without contention, during the sitting of the House, Leader of the Opposition Dean Barrow presented what he claims is proof that Belizean nationality is [...]

Ralph Fonseca will run in 2008 elections

And while Minister Fonseca was on the offensive on immigration matters, when it came to the question of his future in Belizean politics, the area representative was upbeat. Alyssa Noble, [...]

Cayo cops bust 4 for 15 lbs. of crack cocaine

Tonight four people are charged with drug trafficking following a major bust in the Cayo District. San Ignacio police say on Thursday they found seven kilos of crack cocaine buried [...]

Santa Elena woman caught w/ fake U.S. money

In other news from the west, a Santa Elena woman has been arrested and charged after she was found with a stack of funny money. According to police, forty-one year [...]

P.G.I.A. employee steals Rotary heart machines

For more than three decades, the Gift of Life programme of the Rotary Club has been helping children with heart problems get much needed medical treatment abroad. But due to [...]

Differently abled Bzeans get new wheels

While some members of the Rotary Club were trying to cope with bad luck, others were giving differently-abled Belizeans a sense of independence. News Five’s Kendra Griffith has more. Kendra [...]

Made in the U.S.A. exhibition opens at Princess

Trade shows like BelPro Connex and Expo Belize highlights local products on the market but this weekend, Belizeans will get a chance to see what’s new on shelves in the [...]

Ms. Ladyville pageant scheduled for Saturday

With over three thousand residents, Ladyville can rightfully lay claim to the nation’s largest village. And when you have the title of “laage” in Belize you just have to have [...]

D.F.C. employee describes unorthodox transactions

Where the Commission of Inquiry into the D.F.C. is headed is, by now, no mystery. But as the Commissioners build a prima facia case of corporate malfeasance based on the [...]

Arnold charged with rape; police justify long wait

He was detained yesterday pending a charge of rape, but today forty-four year old Curtis Arnold was arrested and charged with that crime and a lot more following allegations made [...]