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Courtenay makes debut on U.N. stage

On the occasion of the sixty-first General Assembly of the United Nations, this week Belize took its traditional turn at the imposing podium to address the world on issues that [...]

Police in Cayo applaud public/private partnership

Today the police officially inaugurated the one way identification mirrors in Benque Viejo and San Ignacio that played a critical role in the arrest of the alleged ring leader of [...]

Prohibition on liquids eased for air travellers

Belizeans and visitors travelling to the United States will be relieved to know that the Transportation Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has eased its restrictions on [...]

Climate change has many effects on region

Belizeans are keeping their fingers crossed for another few months until what has so far been a very mild hurricane season passes into history. According to scientists I spoke to [...]

HIV testing process is more than just blood test

On last night’s newscast we looked at how changes in technology and available resources have made testing for HIV a fast, safe and necessary process. Tonight News Five’s Kendra Griffith [...]

Lawyers castigate B.T.L. board for ignoring injunction

Tonight there are serious questions being raised about the rule of law in Belize and respect for the judiciary at the highest levels of business and government. Those doubts have [...]

Murder suspect returned from States

He left town in a hurry … but today he’s back home. This morning I greeted an accused murderer at the Philip Goldson International Airport. Jacqueline Godwin, Reporting Almost one [...]

Suspect charged in Pine Ridge murder

A suspect has been arrested for a killing that occurred last month in the Mountain Pine Ridge. Emilio Moralez of Upper Barton Creek has been charged with the August thirty-first [...]

Honduran arrested; snatched chain from 5 yr. old

You’ve heard the phrase “taking candy from a baby?” In San Pedro a man has been charged for snatching a chain from a five year old. Nineteen year old Honduran [...]

S.S.B. donates to St. John?s Primary…

The staff and students of St. John’s Primary were smiling today, thanks to a generous donation from the Social Security Board. As part of its twenty-fifth anniversary, the Belize City [...]

…while Lifeline Foundation helps Queen Square

Not far away another southside school found itself on the receiving end of a food related donation. News Five’s Janelle Chanona was on hand. Janelle Chanona, Reporting This morning the [...]

Port provides prizes in CitCo competition

Schools were not the only ones benefiting from the generosity of the public. This afternoon Belize City Mayor Zenaida Moya stopped by Port of Belize Limited to pick up her [...]

Smart launches new wireless internet service

While B.T.L. is bogged down in controversy, its upstart competitor, Smart, continues to make its mark on the telecommunications scene. This afternoon at its showroom on the Northern Highway, the [...]

HIV testing: it?s fast, easy … and vital

AIDS: We’ve been hearing about the deadly epidemic for years … but the continued rise in infections indicates that the message still may not be getting through. If Belize and [...]

Confusion abounds as C.J. grants injunction against B.T.L.

The ruling came down around four this afternoon … and it was not entirely unexpected. Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh has granted an injunction on behalf of Jeffrey Prosser and corporate [...]

Murder pits nephew against uncle

Three people lost their lives over the weekend: two by road accidents and one following a fight in the Cayo District. That killing, in which the victim and his accused [...]

10 year old Dangriga girl killed while riding bike

A young Dangriga resident is dead, the victim of a collision between her bicycle and a car. Ten year old Ranisha Tabon was riding her black beach cruiser around seven [...]

One dead, two injured in N.Hwy crash

Police in the north were equally busy as a traffic accident claimed the life of one man and left two others seriously injured. The accident occurred around four thirty on [...]

Belizean murder suspect will be returned from L.A.

It’s usually Belizeans being put on an airplane at the P.G.I.A. to face justice for their alleged crimes in the U.S.A. But on Tuesday a murder suspect who fled to [...]

Belize City woman reports she was raped

A thirty-eight year old Belize City woman has told police that she was violently beaten and raped by three men over the weekend. According to the report, the victim was [...]

Cops find suspect with Glock stolen from Special Branch

We don’t usually run news of confiscation of unlicensed firearms … but the bust that occurred in the wee hours of Saturday morning certainly rates a mention. The gun in [...]

Belize joins Central American Bank

The notion that Belize is a bridge between Central America and the Caribbean has been repeated so often that it is now just an empty cliché. But while that span [...]

Bank offers wide range of funding options

For bank President Harry Brautigam, Belize is a welcomed addition to the institution. And while he is glad to be working with Belize, Brautigam pointed out that Belmopan won’t be [...]

Spain sponsors film festival

You may have thought that September celebrations were over … but not quite. For the next three days the Government of Spain invites Belizeans to the first Spanish Film Festival [...]

Verdes and Wagiya draw in R.F.G. Cup Football

Good evening. I?m James Adderley and we certainly welcome you to this portion of Sports Monday. The drums herald the message that league leading Wagiya of Dangriga is inside the [...]