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Alliance Against AIDS reviews and plans

This afternoon, the Alliance Against AIDS formally presented is action plan for 2007 to the media and partners. According to Executive Director Rodel Beltran Perera, although 2006 was both busy [...]

Japanese karate master judges Belizean students

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and you know this is Sports Monday and boy do we have a hefty package for you today, so strap up. We’re here inside the [...]

Experts to try new tactics in poverty fight

For many, poverty is an issue that is studied more than it is addressed. But as News Five’s Janelle Chanona discovered this morning, one finding that all experts agree on [...]

Teenaged bystander injured in city shooting

The sound of gunshots echoed across a Belize City neighbourhood last night and when nervous residents emerged from their homes, they found a teenaged bystander fighting for life. News Five’s [...]

Stevedore alleges cops broke his leg

An internal police investigation is underway tonight following reports by a stevedore that he was beaten by city cops. Twenty-eight year old Kevin Peters is lying in the Karl Heusner [...]

Mothers Organized for Peace to hold weekend rally

In response to the resurgence of gun violence in Belize City, on Sunday Mothers Organized for Peace will be holding a special memorial service in memory of murder victims. According [...]

CITCO to discuss head tax proposal at Saturday meeting

Three days after Cabinet proposed to pay the Belize City Council one U.S. dollar from the seven dollar cruise passenger head tax, the municipal body has yet to announce whether [...]

Construction co. pitches in to help Salvation Army

Despite its reputation for helping the less fortunate, the Salvation Army school has been the target of thieves who have robbed the institution of everything from desks to blackboards to [...]

4H students receive $3000 from Minister of Youth

The Salvation Army wasn’t the only school to receive financial assistance this week as on Thursday, Minister of Youth and Sports Cordel Hyde paid a visit to the 4H Youth [...]

Family needs help from traumatised accident victim

Three weeks ago life in the Bol household changed forever when their seven year old son was run over in a traffic accident near his Ladyville home. And as News [...]

City residents get pop quiz in local knowledge

Earlier this week primary school students from across the country busted their brains in the Belize Tourism Board’s annual Social Studies Quiz. Questions put to the young competitors covered various [...]

Renewed hearings expose more irregularities at D.F.C.

The last three months have been tumultuous for the members of the D.F.C. commission of inquiry, but as News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports from the resumed public hearings, this morning [...]

Head tax deal is far from done

There has been no reaction from the Belize City Council to government’s offer to divert one U.S. dollar of the seven dollar head tax on cruise passengers to that municipal [...]

Suspect arrested in Dangriga robbery

A Dangriga man has been arrested and charged following an armed robbery in the Stann Creek Valley. He is twenty-two year old Albert Palacio of Dangriga’s Lakeland neighbourhood. Around nine [...]

School burgled; PACT lends a hand

Another theft, this time in Belize City, has not been followed by an arrest … but as News Five’s Kendra Griffith reports, all is not lost at Salvation Army School. [...]

Embarrassed coke smugglers eased with $10,000 fines

Two U.S. tourists, caught hiding cocaine in hard to find places, today pled guilty to drug trafficking. Brothers Andrew and Joshua Shumate, age twenty-three and twenty-six respectively, appeared before Magistrate [...]

U.S. Army General visits B.D.F. outposts

It is no secret that the Belize Defence Force and the United States army have a strong working relationship. Only last week, the New Horizons programme was launched and next [...]

Woman’s death promotes awareness of colon cancer

It’s hard to think of anything good coming from the death of a woman just entering the prime of her life, but if the tragedy manages to stir us to [...]

Government caves in, will give CITCO the dollar

After weeks of saying that even if the Belize City Council needed more money, it shouldn’t come from the head tax on cruise tourists, government suddenly reversed itself as Cabinet [...]

Police display recent seizures of guns, ammo

The Belize Police Department, apparently on a roll following some high profile arrests, continued their P.R. campaign today, this time highlighting the seizure of weapons and the community’s help in [...]

Tourists caught hiding coke where the sun don’t shine

Two brothers visiting Belize on a cruise ship will have an interesting story to tell when they reach home. According to police, twenty-three year old Andrew Shumate and his twenty-six [...]

Citrus A.G.M. and special meeting called for Feb. 3rd

In news from the Stann Creek Valley, the showdown in the citrus industry is now focussing on a single day next month. A release from the Citrus Growers Association indicates [...]

Drop in world oil prices finally reflected in Belize

The rapid plunge in world oil prices is finally being felt in Belize. A release from government indicates that the new retail price of premium gasoline is nine thirty-nine, down [...]

Visiting specialists help kids with bone problems

Since Monday children with varying bone defects have been attending special clinics through an ongoing project that has assisted a total of two hundred and seventy young patients. The children [...]

Cayo student tops social studies quiz

It may be part of Tourism Awareness Week, but the questions asked at today’s school competition at the Bliss are ones that should be answered by all Belizeans, not just [...]