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Farm worker is latest murder victim

Tonight local law enforcement authorities are investigating yet another murder. The latest killing occurred in the Belize district on Thursday night and as News Five’s Jacqueline Godwin reports, detectives are [...]

Unionists boycott budget meeting after security mistake

One week before its presentation in the House of Representatives, this morning the National Economic Council met in Belize City to discuss the Musa administration’s budget for the financial year [...]

P.U.P. take wait and see approach on third parties

Since January, three different third parties have announced their plans to contest general elections in 2008. This week People’s United Party Chairman Francis Fonseca gave his take on the recent [...]

Money for sex report leads to arrest of two men

Two men have been arrested and charged following a report from a teenager that the duo gave her money for sex. According to court reports, on Thursday sixty-four year old [...]

Dutch cheese theft puts villagers in trouble

In other court news, this afternoon two women were charged for stealing Dutch cheese. Thirty-eight year old Femia Jeminez and thirty-five year old Mirtha Capo, both of Guinea Grass, have [...]

Regional track meet scheduled for weekend

This weekend Belize will be overrun with athletes as competitors from all over Central America are expected to participate in the first ever CADICA Regional Cross Country Competition. The track [...]

Open day at city school exhibits students’ creativity.

Every year, educational institutions hold open days to encourage creativity and boost school profile. Today the students and staff of Edward P. Yorke High School organised an event that was [...]

Viola Myles celebrates 104th birthday

Miss Viola Myles, one hundred and four and still going strong. That’s right, this weekend one of our favourite centenarians will celebrate one more year of life on earth and [...]

Punta artist marks 30 year career with concert

This weekend Dangriga, also known as the Punta capital of the country, will be the venue of a special tribute concert to local music legend, Chico Ramos. On Thursday the [...]

2-year-old needs help to access life saving surgery

Tonight a Belize district family is hoping the public will be generous in helping their two year old child travel abroad for urgent medical care. Because as News Five’s Janelle [...]

Strike deadline extended in B.T.L. labour dispute

If you were anticipating a labour strike in the local telecommunications industry today, you can relax because it didn’t happen. Turns out a technicality has pushed any plans for industrial [...]

Dissident B.T.L. board meeting thwarted; Prosser cries foul

In other news from the B.T.L. front, it was hardly a surprise, but after the Government of Belize and Michael Ashcroft appointed directors of Belize Telecommunications Limited failed to show [...]

CARICOM, SICA sign joint plan of action

On January first, Belize assumed the six-month rotating presidency of the Central American Integration System, SICA. From the get-go Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Courtenay, maintained that his [...]

Two seriously injured in Stann Creek road accident

The latest in a disturbing series of collisions between motor vehicles and pedestrians occurred yesterday in the Stann Creek District. Today, I visited the victims at the K.H.M.H. Jacqueline Godwin, [...]

Late news: woman dead in W. Hwy. crash

In related news, around seven on Wednesday night san Ignacio police were at another accident scene between miles sixty-seven and sixty-eight. At the crash site, authorities observed a blue Toyota [...]

Post Office driver charged in fatal Ladyville knockdown

Following the death of an elderly man in a traffic accident on the Northern Highway, police have arrested and charged the driver involved. According to court reports, this morning forty-five [...]

Tourism Minister’s practices don’t follow policies

The Belize Tourism Board today hosted the nation’s first ever Tourism Summit. The well attended meeting featured a strong roster of international speakers who focussed on such issues as the [...]

Ground broken on San Ignacio health facility

Following official ground breaking ceremonies in the Cayo District, contractors are now implementing the first stages of construction for the new San Ignacio Community Hospital. The site is located on [...]

E.U. contributes to sugar, banana industry

In addition to the groundbreaking in Cayo, two major initiatives by the European Union for the sugar and banana industry were formalised today in Belmopan. Signing for Belize was Prime [...]

Car burns in King’s Park

A King’s Park resident is without his car tonight as around five-thirty this evening it literally went up in smoke. Eduardo Castillo, a friend of the owner, explains what happened. [...]

Scouts inaugurate computer room

It’s not an organisation that runs to the media everyday for publicity, but quietly, in its own solid way, Belize’s Scouting movement has been making its mark for the better [...]

Third party? N.R.P. makes it five

With the credibility of the P.U.P. at an all time low and the opposition U.D.P. acting like a government in waiting, it seems that the urge to form a third, [...]

No progress in talks as strike looms at B.T.L.

Late this evening, representatives of the Belize Communication Worker’s Union, B.T.L., and the Labour Department were meeting in last ditch talks aimed at averting a strike set for Thursday. The [...]

Family mourns victim of Ladyville traffic knockdown

While there is nothing that can be done to reclaim a lost life, the family of a cyclist killed yesterday in a traffic accident in Ladyville is asking drivers to [...]

Wife of injured Stann Creek man seeks assistance

Over the weekend another collision between a motor vehicle and pedestrian in the Stann Creek district has left a man unconscious and his wife in emotional and financial distress. Orlanda [...]