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Politicians, unions lash B.T.L. for firing Perriott

The press releases started flooding our newsroom almost before the ink was dry on Christine Perriott’s termination letter. The PUP’s reached first and their condemnation of her firing barely made [...]

Fight ends in fatal gunshot

A Belize City man lost his life today when an argument escalated to a fistfight and then climaxed when a shot was fired. Janelle Chanona reports. Janelle Chanona, Reporting Around [...]

Two arrested for Adolphus holdup

Another man has been arrested and charged following Monday evening’s armed hold-up of former prison superintendent turned security consultant, Bernard Adolphus. Twenty-five year old Richard Russell joins twenty-one-year old Herman [...]

Teachers do poorly taking students exams

All of us who ever attended school can tell you about teachers who inspired us to learn … and those who, well, probably shouldn’t have ever entered the classroom. Today [...]

Rangers deputised to better police parks

When you think of Belize’s extensive system of protected areas, the first things that come to mind are majestic forests, cascading waterfalls, and idyllic beaches. And while this assessment is [...]

Labour dispute boils over as B.T.L. fires union official

Tonight the Belize Communication Workers Union is reeling from the news that its General Secretary Christine Perriott has been fired. According to Perriott, this morning she filed three grievances against [...]

B.T.L. says Perriott’s behaviour crossed the line

While Janelle Chanona was speaking to Christine Perriott on St. Thomas Street, News Five’s Stewart Krohn was on the phone to B.T.L executive Karen Bevans. According to Bevans, Perriott’s anti-management [...]

Michael Fox found guilty of 2005 murder

Almost two years after he was accused of the crime, this afternoon a Belize City man was convicted of murder. Around four this afternoon a jury of five men and [...]

Former prison chief foils armed robbery

Two armed robbers received a shock on Monday evening when the man they attacked fought back. That should not be any surprise to people who know the victim. He’s Bernard [...]

Prosecution of former diplomat appears doubtful

Almost two weeks after former Ambassador Moises Cal was stopped by Panamanian customs officials for trying to enter that country with unusually large amounts of cash it appears that he [...]

Living and dead fight for space in cemetery

It’s no secret that Belize City is running out of land. But what you may not know is just how fierce the competition has become. News Five’s Janelle Chanona has [...]

CITCO seeks business support for downtown paving

This afternoon as part of its celebrations marking the first anniversary of being elected to office, the Belize City Council took time to honour those individuals and businesses that have [...]

B.E.S. student wins top Cruise Association prize

Awards come in all shapes and sizes, but the one announced today by the Belize Tourism Board is a hefty sum by any standard. Jacqueline Godwin, Reporting Eleven year old [...]

UNESCO science scholarship awarded to Belizean

Josie Lee was not the only Belizean to be awarded for an environmental cause. According to a press release from the Belize National Commission for UNESCO, Belmopan resident Venetia Briggs [...]

“We are Belize” released on DVD/CD

It was commissioned by the Prime Minister to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Belize’s Independence … and for three nights in September 2006, ninety-one musicians took to the stage at [...]

Director: Secondary school festival needs improvement

On Monday night the 2007 National Secondary School Festival of Arts came to a close at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts. The final presentation included some of the [...]

Three police officers busted in human trafficking ring

Tonight the Belize Police Department is reeling from the arrest of three officers accused in a sordid story of human trafficking and sexual assault. The drama unfolded in the early [...]

Minor arrested for farm worker’s murder

Four days after seventy year old Juan Tot was brutally murdered police have yet to determine a clear motive behind the crime. The victim’s body was discovered around nine last [...]

Separate weekend accidents leave 2 dead

The spate of traffic accidents continued over the weekend as incidents in the north and south of the country have claimed two more lives. According to police around nine on [...]

Teachers robbed in armed holdup

Meanwhile, the latest victims of armed robbery in Belize City are a couple of high school teachers. According to Saint John’s College teachers Kevin Hall and Brian Plummer, while standing [...]

Health officials prepare for bird flu invasion

A five day workshop designed to address the country’s response to the impact of avian influenza and possible pandemic began this morning in Belize City. The event is being organised [...]

Women’s group to hold “Speak Out” on gender issues

In many instances, a group of women sitting down talking informally is dismissed as gossiping. But this week, a Belize City based organisation is hoping to capitalise on that social [...]

Scientist hopes new book will improve Math scores

In just a few months thousands of Belizean students will sit the Primary School Examination and administrators will be holding their breaths. Because when the results were announced in 2006, [...]

Cebaldo Cowo is still Mountain Bike Cross Country Champ

Good evening I’m James Adderley and here’s your weekly portion of Sports Monday. The R.F.G. Insurance Cup Tournament which features 12 teams in 2 divisions of 6 kicked off yesterday [...]

Veteran S.S.B. employee dies in W. hwy. accident

Over the last two months, a spate of traffic accidents across Belize has resulted in the death or critical injury of fifteen people. The latest incident to occur on one [...]