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Collision on Hummingbird kills passenger in back of pickup

Shortly after five this morning, a fatal traffic accident occurred on the Hummingbird Highway. According to police, a Toyota pickup, driven by Salvador Vasquez and a Mazda pickup driven by [...]

Suspect arrested in Sunday murder

A man is in police custody tonight, pending charges in connection with a fatal shooting on Sunday evening. Nineteen year old Kevin Arnold was shot five times by a lone [...]

3 convicted for illegal fishing at Halfmoon

The charge may not be as serious as murder, but three men have been convicted of crimes against the environment. According to a release from the Belize Audubon Society, the [...]

New issue of Belizean Studies published by S.J.C.

The latest edition of the Journal of Belizean Studies is now on sale at bookstores countrywide. According to co-editor Yasmine Andrews, volume twenty-nine features four interesting articles by both local [...]

Scientists from Arctic and islands plan action on climate change

If you were outside today you needed no convincing that our weather is hot. And even though the protagonists of our next story were meeting in the air conditioned comfort [...]

PACT has city schools going green

Here’s a question we’d like to ask viewers: when did you last plant a tree? Well, if you can’t remember, let us suggest that with the rainy season about to [...]

U.D.P. threaten “appropriate action” if P.M. doesn’t resign

He may have gained some breathing room when he withdrew the U.H.S. bailout motion on Friday, but Prime Minister Said Musa remains squarely in the crosshairs of his political opponents. [...]

B.T.L. Vesting Bill passed in Senate

And while the legal aspects of the U.H.S. motion will be challenged in court, in Belmopan the Senate approved another bill that has sparked controversy: The Belize Telemedia Limited Vesting [...]

Political activist involved in bizarre kidnapping

As the B.T.L. vesting bill was being passed in the Senate this afternoon, many were focussed on its impact on the telecommunications industry, but for the members of one family, [...]

No cabinet reshuffle…yet

In political news from Belmopan, this evening we have confirmed that the Prime Minister has not reshuffled his Cabinet following the firing of Ministers Cordel Hyde and Mark Espat last [...]

Another youth killed in city shooting

A Belize City man is dead tonight, the victim of yet another fatal city shooting. Police reports are that around eight on Sunday night, twenty-one year old Kevin Arnold was [...]

Predawn blaze leaves 5 families homeless

Before dawn today, sirens echoed across the old capital as fire fighters responded to reports of a blaze in progress in the Mesopotamia division. And as I found out hours [...]

Body of missing man found at sea

The body of a man missing at sea for six days was discovered near Vista del Mar over the weekend. According to police reports, around five on Saturday evening, residents [...]

Two charged for robbery turned shooting

Meanwhile, police have made two arrests following a robbery turned shooting that occurred last weekend. This morning, seventeen year old Devon Saldano and a minor were formally charged with attempted [...]

Conquerors advance to RFG football finals

Good evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The two finalists of the RFG Insurance Cup Tournament Title emerged over the weekend. So we head to beautiful Dangriga [...]

Peace prevails in second protest against U.H.S.

The sets may have looked the same, but today’s drama in Belmopan had a radically different script than the one that played out seven days earlier. News Five’s Janelle Chanona [...]

… While area reps trade political punches in House

When Prime Minister Said Musa on Thursday announced that he was withdrawing his widely condemned motion for a government bailout of Universal Health Services, virtually all of the anticipated tension [...]

12 year old boy injured in city shooting

While it was a day of peaceful protest in Belmopan, a shooting in the old capital landed a twelve year old in the hospital. Around nine-thirty this morning, St. Ignatius [...]

Accused man convicted for fatal stabbing

It was good news and bad news for two brothers in Supreme Court today. This morning, after three hours of deliberation, a jury found Norris Martinez not guilty of murder [...]

Most businesses open, but protest interrupts classes

With the P.M.’s withdrawal of the U.H.S. motion, yesterday evening the Chamber of Commerce and Industry called off its planned shutdown of businesses. A stroll through downtown Belize City today [...]

Poetry festival set for Saturday night at Bliss

If you’re in the mood for something fun and relaxing to do after the tension-filled week, the Lik it! Poetry Festival might just be the thing for you. According to [...]

Musa relents; will withdraw U.H.S. loan motion

A few small cracks in the wall began to show Wednesday afternoon and by this morning the phone and data lines between Belmopan and Belize City were buzzing with rumours [...]

Barrow declares victory for the people; protest still on

As word of the Prime Minister’s plan to withdraw the Universal Health Services motion spread throughout the country, many wondered how this latest development would be received by the Opposition [...]

Church leaders urged P.M. to reconsider

The story of how Prime Minister Said Musa came to change his mind involved many factors. While the overwhelming sentiment of the citizenry formed the basis for everything that followed, [...]

Chamber gave advice, talked tough

Also helping to change the Prime Minister’s mind was the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which at a meeting of the National Economic Council on Wednesday, gave the Prime [...]