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Attorney challenges life sentences for juveniles

Viewers of this newscast will notice that the age of violent criminals appears to be reaching ever lower. And while not all perpetrators are convicted, when a minor is found [...]

H.R.C.U. racks up another successful year

Belize’s most popular single financial institution, the Holy Redeemer Credit Union, held its sixty-third annual general meeting last night and as has become commonplace, reported strong financial results. As of [...]

School hit by burglars raises funds to recoup

School burglaries have become an all too familiar facet of Belize City life. But beyond the press coverage and indignant words from students and staff, life goes on and those [...]

Belmopan City Council donates to fire victims

And while the Living Hope School in Belize City raises funds to get back on its feet, a family in Belmopan is rebounding with help from that city’s council. On [...]

Farmers of the year ready for Ag Show

This weekend thousands of Belizeans will flock to Belmopan for the annual National Agriculture and Trade Show. And if anyone can vouch for whether farming conforms to this year’s theme [...]

B.T.B. seeks new branding, more focussed marketing

It’s Belize’s largest single industry, biggest foreign exchange earner and foremost employer … so when the government body in charge of tourism speaks, we better listen. News Five’s Kendra Griffith [...]

Mes acquitted of charges from traffic accident

Toledo West representative Marcial Mes has been cleared of all charges with respect to the knockdown and injury of two pedestrians earlier this year. He had been charged with driving [...]

Drivers will find new anti-alcohol message on Western Highway

If you are planning on attending this weekend’s National Agriculture and Trade Show in Belmopan, there will be one new sign on the road that will not only catch your [...]

Belize signs co-op agreement with Central American Court

Since assuming the presidency of SICA, Belize has signed a number of agreements with countries in Central America and today, it added one more to that list: a cooperation agreement [...]

Women’s Dept. offers auto mechanic’s course

Anyone who owns a motor vehicle knows that a good mechanic is worth his weight in gold. But does a mechanic always have to be a him? The Department of [...]

Y.F.F. says survey supports toy gun ban

The National Rifle Association in the U.S.A. likes to say that guns don’t kill people; people kill people. Well, one organisation in Belize is claiming that not only do guns [...]

Musa defends loan guarantee; Espat lambastes it

Tonight there still remain more questions than answers in the case of the controversial government guarantee of thirty-three million dollars in private debt contracted by Universal Health Services. At Monday’s [...]

Senator Hulse: guarantee was inexcusable

Mark Espat, Said Musa, and Dean Barrow were not the only members of the National Assembly to comment on the U.H.S. loan guarantee. Outspoken Senator Godwin Hulse is just back [...]

Arrests made in San Narciso murder, Placencia rape

Police have arrested and charged the man detained following a deadly bar fight in San Narciso Village on Sunday night. Twenty-nine year old Ricardo Pott has been charged with murder [...]

Cayo murder suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

He was charged with murder back in 2004, but today in the Supreme Court Darwin Soberanis pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. The original charge arose from the [...]

Burglary victim offers $5,000 reward

A Belize City businessman who was victimized by robbers earlier this month has offered a reward for the return of his property. According to Dean Fuller, sometime between April thirteenth [...]

Belmopan high school gets help from G.O.B., Vatican

During a brief handing over ceremony in Belmopan today, the Ministry of Education made a financial contribution that should bring school officials closer to their dream of a new building. [...]

Jr. colleges debate slavery: S.J.C. takes top prize

Two hundred years ago, the slave trade was abolished in the Caribbean and to officially commemorate the event, university students participated in an organized debate on the subject. Sponsored by [...]

Airport junction benefits from hot mix paving

Motorists travelling through Ladyville had to use a detour for most of today as construction crews worked on the stretch of highway near the airport junction. But those drivers that [...]

U.S. refurbishes dormitory at Youth Hostel

The Youth Hostel: It’s an institution that stands at a fork in the road, where one route leads to productive citizenship and the other to prison. Today the hostel received [...]

Gov’t agencies vow to decrease traffic fatalities

Whether you’re a pedestrian, cyclist, driver or passenger, you’re probably not surprised to hear that traffic accidents is one of the leading causes of death in Belize. But what should [...]

San Narcisso bar fight ends in death

In police news, a twenty-nine year old man remains in custody at the Corozal police station tonight following a fatal fight that claimed the life of another man. According to [...]

Three arrested for brutal attack on Placencia girl

Seven weeks after a sixteen year old girl was raped and her throat slashed, police have arrested and charged three persons with the crimes. Twenty-six year old Norman Oliva Peters [...]

Cops seize 19 kilos of cocaine from bus

Police made a big drug bust over the weekend, confiscating nineteen kilos of cocaine. According to police reports, acting on a tip, officers from the Crimes Investigation Unit, Crimes Investigation [...]

No arrests in city’s latest shooting

A shooting in Belize City over the weekend has left one man hospitalized. Eighteen year old Wayne Matthews of a Faber’s Road Extension address remains at the Karl Heusner Memorial [...]