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PUPs defend Musa/UHS guarantee…

In the fallout following the much criticized Government guarantee to Universal Health Services, the People’s United Party has taken flak from the Opposition, the public and even from some of [...]

…but ACB to challenge its legality

And while the People’s United Party circles the wagons to defend the decision of Prime Minister Said Musa to grant an open guarantee to U.H.S., on Wednesday the legality of [...]

Cyclist stable following Sandhill accident

A Sandhill man is recuperating at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital tonight following a traffic accident on the Northern Highway over the weekend. According to police around three Sunday afternoon, [...]

Old beef ends in attempted murder in Cayo

Meanwhile, a Santa Elena man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in that municipality. Police reports indicate that around eight thirty on Saturday night, twenty [...]

Fisherman busted for joyriding

In other police news, a teenager has been arrested for joyriding after cops found him driving a stolen car. According to court reports, around twelve thirty on Saturday morning, Bernardo [...]

Family claims arson in Gales Point fire

A pregnant Gales Point woman and her two children are homeless tonight following a fire over the weekend. According to relatives, on Saturday evening Sherry-Ann Slusher took her three year [...]

Women allege assault by enraged neighbour

The recent spate of deadly violence against women at the hands of their significant others has placed the issues surrounding domestic abuse on the forefront of public concern. But tonight [...]

Agric fair draws record crowds

It was bumper to bumper traffic in Belmopan this weekend as thousands of Belizeans travelled to the capital city to attend the 2007 National Agriculture and Trade Show. According to [...]

3 year old loses fight with leukaemia

Seven months after Steven “the Seaweed Man” Hemsley made a tearful plea for help for his three year old son who needed leukaemia treatments, tonight we regret to announce that [...]

Kids to rebuild computers in summer programme

In his quest to strengthen the Belizean education system, this month Dr. Arlie Petters, of the Petters Research Institute, continues to help students prepare to sit this year’s Primary School [...]

San Pedro beats O.W. to make football playoffs

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re locked into this issue of Sports Monday. Week ten of the Regent Insurance Cup Tournament found SP Costa Del Sol Nairi’s visiting with [...]

2 friends + same girl = murder

Gunshots; the wail of an ambulance; police sirens; the screams of mourning relatives. Sadly, these are the succession of sounds that have become commonplace on the streets of Belize City. [...]

Robbery suspect pleads guilty in court

A young Belize City man has pled guilty to the armed robbery of a Cemetery Road restaurant. According to court reports, this afternoon seventeen year old Julian Willoughby and eighteen [...]

South Korea donates four vehicles to Police Department

The Belize Police Department has four new vehicles at its disposal tonight, thanks to the Republic of South Korea. According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, [...]

Is UB president leaving school?

Word out of Belmopan tonight is that Corinth Morter-Lewis and the University of Belize are parting ways. According to the rumour mill, Santos Mahung will be replacing Morter-Lewis as President [...]

B.D.F runners hand over money to HIV families

You might have seen them on your travels … young members of the Belize Defence Force on a cross country journey on foot! But the investment of sweat, blood, and [...]

Skills training targets rural women

Financial independence is a status far easier to discuss than achieve, but for the next two months, one group of villagers will be arming themselves with skills that should bring [...]

Citco opens new office on Western Highway

Today was a big day for the Belize City Council as their newest infrastructural investment was unveiled to the public. News Five’s Jacqueline Godwin has more. Anthony Michael, Deputy Mayor, [...]

Bi-national efforts to protect Chiquibul continue

It’s the largest and one of the most beautiful protected areas in Belize, but the Chiquibul National Park also has its fair share of challenges. Located along the porous Belize [...]

Cops revisit house … and this time find gun

Last week we ran a story following up on a murder investigation in which a Belize City family complained that overzealous police ransacked their home in search of a weapon [...]

Machete man sentenced to five years in prison

The crime occurred over a year ago, but justice was finally administered today for Wilfred Lemoth. Lemoth, initially charged with Attempted Murder and Maim following a macheting incident in Belize [...]

Knockdown victim dies; driver charged

Four days after fifty-three year old Leonides Puc was knocked down near mile eighty-five on the Northern Highway, this morning the San Narciso resident succumbed to his injuries at the [...]

Injured cyclist complains driver not arrested

Twenty-eight year old Mark Cho, a resident of Red Bank in the Stann Creek district, is lucky to be alive. In February, the young father of two children, was riding [...]

Lawyers continue to battle over B.T.L.

It’s been an issue on the backburner of the B.T.L. stove, but this morning attorneys representing Michael Ashcroft and Jeffrey Prosser were back in court, with both men laying claim [...]

Maya pursue land and park cases

Today a small contingent of Mayan community leaders gathered in the courtroom of Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh to witness the first official proceeding related to their legal claim for demarcation [...]