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Harpy eagle celebrates 4th anniversary at zoo

Viewers of this newscast will recall that one annual event we never miss is the birthday of April the Tapir at the Belize Zoo. Well, for the last four years [...]

D.F.C. hearings will continue without chairman

The work of the Commission of Inquiry into the Development Finance Corporation will continue without Chairman David Price. That’s the word from commissioners Herbert Lord and Merlene Bailey Martinez, who, [...]

Village councils unite; seek more autonomy, respect

In most countries of the world, political and economic power is cantered in metropolitan areas and Belize is no exception. This is despite that fact that most of our nation’s [...]

One dead in Toledo traffic accident

A traffic accident in the Toledo district has left a man dead and four family members seriously injured. According to Punta Gorda police, around two-thirty Sunday afternoon a Toyota pickup, [...]

Trial delayed as defence fails to disclose evidence

Belize City Magistrate’s Court was under heavy security this morning following reports of a planned attack against one of today’s defendants. That accused, identified as thirty-two year old Arthur Young, [...]

Case crumbles as crown withdraws prosecution

Meanwhile, today in the Supreme Court another case crumbled for want of prosecution. According to court reports, twenty-one year old Andre Trapp, accused of Attempted Murder, Use of Deadly Means [...]

14-year-old charged with Attempted Murder

Tonight a fourteen-year-old boy is charged with trying to take the life of another teenager. According to police reports, fourteen year old Diondre McKoy told them that he was playing [...]

Youth Week opens with efforts to end violence

And while many young people remain trapped in a deadly cycle of violence, efforts continue to present better alternatives. News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports on the opening of Youth Week. [...]

New school dedicated at Red Bank

Two hundred and eighty boys and girls of Red Bank village are studying in sturdier surroundings starting this month, thanks to the completion of a new school building. The structure, [...]

Seminar promotes new methods of safer sex

The battle against the virus that causes AIDS is being fought on many fronts including the development of vaccines, the search for a cure, treatments, campaigns to end stigma and [...]

501 F.C. tops America for Ladyville football title

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Suspect arrested for security guard murder

In the hours following Thursday’s cold blooded killing of a young Belize City father, investigators pounded the pavement for the perpetrator. And tonight police believe they have their man. Jacqueline [...]

Battle over boardwalk set for December

Precedent over the legality a fence was set in July 2003 in the case of the Belize City Council versus Brian Brown. Authorities broke down the wall around Brown’s yard [...]

Caught on camera, burglar gets seven and half yrs.

A man caught on camera trying to break into a lawyer’s home has been sentenced to seven and a half years behind bars. Thirty-one year old Dennis Quilter was found [...]

Cops: escapee is armed and dangerous

Tonight Belize City police need your help in locating a fugitive from justice. Twenty-one year Ernest Hinds escaped from a prison bus enroute to Hattieville between four and five on [...]

No case file, accused sex offender walks

An accused child sex offender walked out of court a free man today because no case file could be presented to the judge. According to court reports, thirty-five year old [...]

Hafiz/Lord to deal w/ Supreme Court backlog

As we mentioned earlier in this newscast the civil case between the Government of Belize and the Fort Street Tourism Village has been set for trial in early December. But [...]

Activists launch campaign against violence

It is a dirty little secret kept under too many Belizean rugs: domestic abuse. To highlight the negative impacts the violent practice has on our society, this month local activists [...]

Workshop to teach women business skills

An official event associated with the sixteen days of activism is the Women’s Department’s craft expo and entrepreneurial training, scheduled for this weekend. In two days women will learn small [...]

Dancers put local twist on classical ballet

Tis the season for boys and girls to show off newly acquired skills garnered from organized programs in drama, music and dance as part of traditional end of the year [...]

Security guard shot to death for his gun

A large percentage of the many murders we chronicle in this newscast are the result of drug deals gone sour, drunken bar brawls, family feuds or jealous rages … all [...]

Two arrested for Damion Gordon murder

While police investigate the city’s latest murder, they claim to have solved the one before. Jacqueline Godwin, Reporting Five days after twenty-one year old Damion Gordon was killed, Belize City [...]

Victim, witnesses say cop shot man for no reason

There was a time many, many years ago that accusations of police brutality were so rare as to actually be newsworthy. Today, to qualify for airtime an alleged victim needs [...]

CITCO makes donation to Salvation Army

As the Salvation Army continues to send out letters of appeal for its Christmas Drive, today it received a significant donation from the Belize City Council. The cheque, which was [...]

Y.W.C.A. will hold fashion show fundraiser

On Friday night, media personalities, community leaders, athletes and even some well known business persons will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk … all in the name of charity. [...]