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D.F.C. hearings: managers followed chairman?s orders

The questioning has become increasingly sharp at the public hearings on the Development Finance Corporation as a picture emerges of an institution filled with pliant managers guided by an unseen [...]

Corozal man faces Attempted Murder charge

A Corozal man has been arrested for firing on a police officer during a drug raid last week. Forty-six year old Arnaldo Solana has been charged with Attempted Murder for [...]

Cops fire shot, suspects detained, but no arrest

Police would not say why one of their mobile units decided to stop a black pickup truck as the vehicle travelled in the vicinity of the roundabout by Pallotti High [...]

Architects hired for long delayed sports arena

It was promised several years ago in conjunction with a visit by the president of Taiwan … but like many capital projects in these days of reduced financial expectations, the [...]

Child prostitution in Belize is no myth, says report

In the news media we’re always hearing rumours of child prostitution in Belize, but today a new study claims that sexual exploitation of children is not a myth. Dianne Haylock, [...]

Breast cancer stamp will raise funds to fight disease

What do a dreaded disease and the post office have in common? Normally, not very much, but today the two ran into each other at the Belize City House of [...]

Five vie: for Miss Garifuna Belize City title

As a distinct culture, that belonging to the Garifuna has been both studied and cherished perhaps more than any other in Belize. But all that attention does not guarantee its [...]

Citrus growers prepare for Saturday showdown

In a global economic environment that appears to be permanently rigged against producers of commodities like sugar and bananas, Belize’s citrus industry stands out as a model of potential prosperity. [...]

Cyclist killed in N. Hwy. hit & run

A man from Calcutta Village is the country’s latest road accident victim. Around eight Tuesday night twenty-one year old Brian Williams was, along with a friend, riding his bike on [...]

Accused Prosser burglar also charged w/ Juanita’s heist

He was busted red-handed on Tuesday exiting the Prosser fertilizer store on North Front Street, and tonight police have levied another charge against eighteen year old Sheffield Ysaguirre. According to [...]

Court of Appeal reverses consumer claim against B.E.L.

A decision in the Court of Appeal regarding power surges and damaged appliances could have major implications for all of us who use electricity. Orange Walk resident David Madrid sued [...]

New bridge opened over Silver Creek

If you regularly travel the route between Belmopan and Dangriga you know that despite the smooth pavement and spectacular scenery, those many single lane bridges can make the trip both [...]

Fisheries Ministry receives equipment donation

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has received over one hundred thousand dollars worth of equipment. The donation came courtesy of the Organisation of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector in [...]

S.J.C. holds forum on petroleum industry

On Thursday night, the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall will be filled with oil … or at least discussions about that valuable natural resource. According to officials of St. John’s Junior [...]

D.F.C. general manager says he just followed orders

This morning, following a two month suspension of public hearings, the Development Finance Corporation Commission of Inquiry was back in front of the cameras. The only difference this time around [...]

Two arrested for Daly Street chopping

Today, Belize City police escorted to Magistrate’s court the two young men they believe severely chopped twenty-four year old watchman Luis Armando Ibanez, causing him to lose his left hand [...]

Fast police work stops burglary suspect

Eighteen year old Sheffield Ysaguirre is the man caught by police at the Prosser Fertilizer shop on North Front Street. Cops say around two this morning they received a report [...]

News 5 team scores in Caribbean Broadcasting Awards

The results of the annual Caribbean Broadcasting Awards have been released and, once again, Channel Five has taken home its share of the gold. Claiming the top spot for the [...]

Latest Lotto winner is nonchalant about $120,000

Today fifty-three year old Antonio Guevara walked into the offices of Tropical Gaming Company to claim his Saturday jackpot prize of one hundred and twenty thousand dollars. The father of [...]

Sadie Vernon students look at careers

For most high school students life is complicated enough without having to worry about making a living when you grow up. But reality being what it is, it never hurts [...]

Officials prepare to face bio-safety issues

It has not yet become a major issue in Belize due to the relatively small scale of our agriculture. But scientific developments in the area of food technology could one [...]

Cancer patient appeals for help from public

Tonight a mother of two is asking the public’s assistance to access badly needed but costly treatment abroad. Thirty-eight year old Chriselda Ramirez was diagnosed with cervical cancer two months [...]

Press receives introduction to jungle training

When Belize Defence Force Sergeant Ramon Aguilar went missing and for the next nine days had an entire nation praying for his safety; the eyes of Belizeans were forced to [...]

Cops kill accused murderer; claim self-defence

Two men are dead tonight: one the victim of a chopping assault and the other the man who did the chopping who was shot by the police when he resisted [...]

City chopping victim loses hand, two fingers

Another chopping this time in Belize City early Sunday morning, did not result in death … but that’s of little consolation to the victim. Leonel Ibanez, Brother of Chopping Victim [...]