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Initiative seeks to mitigate cruise tourism damage

Ever since cruise tourism became a big business in Belize it has been viewed by environmentalists with sentiments ranging from disdain to horror. And while those feelings may be justified, [...]

W.W.F. looks to raise awareness on climate change

A quick look around the global media scene shows there is no shortage of major issues facing our planet: AIDS, drug abuse, poverty, racism, gender based discrimination, and terrorism to [...]

Boxing promoter hopes to revive sport

Since its heyday in the 1970s, Belize’s boxing scene has been on the ropes and maybe even down for the count. But promoter Osmond Martinez is hoping to change all [...]

Lawyers tangle over walls at Tourism Village

Earlier in this newscast we looked at how the cruise tourism industry is trying to come to grips with its impact on the environment. Today in Belize City, that industry–more [...]

Three teens held for murder of 81 year old in Corozal

When you reach the milestone of eighty years of age you can’t help but think about your eventual demise. But the last way most octogenarians would want to think about [...]

City shootings leave two in hospital

While cops in Corozal try to solve a murder, Belize City officers have a pair of shootings to deal with. Around one-thirty this morning twenty-four year old Ernest Sarcasa was [...]

Suspect detained for arson attempt

A Belize City man is in police custody for attempting to burn down a house. The incident occurred on Freedom Street in Port Loyola around ten Sunday night. According to [...]

Second man charged in Daly Street shooting

Police have arrested a second suspect in Thursday’s shooting on Daly Street. Twenty-six year old Marvin Ottley of Vasquez Avenue is the man who police believe assisted Allen James, who [...]

Bus conducter sentenced to 12 years for sex crime

A man convicted of carnal knowledge with a thirteen year old girl has been sentenced to twelve years in prison. Antonio Paau, a thirty-two year old bus conductor, was found [...]

Newspaper claims Marion Jones has financial woes

She won five medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and captured the hearts of Belizeans everywhere when she displayed our flag in victory. But despite earning millions in product endorsements [...]

Floating hospital cares for Belizeans

On Friday we introduced viewers to some of the good works being done at Price Barracks by the visiting medical personnel of the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Comfort. Today News [...]

B.N.E. Oilers secure last spot in hoop playoffs

Good evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. With three teams already into the postseason of Semi-pro basketball, the battle for the final playoff berth raged up north [...]

Bizarre bus accident leaves 2 dead

Two families in the Belize District are in mourning tonight following a bizarre traffic accident on the Western Highway. Around seven this morning bus driver Rudolph Moses headed to work [...]

Belize City mother seriously wounded in shootout

Meanwhile in Belize City, another family is holding vigil at their loved ones bedside following a robbery and shooting on Thursday night. News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports. Gladys Moya, Victim’s [...]

CARICOM leaders hopeful after talks with U.S.

In political news, Prime Minister Said Musa returned to Belize on Thursday following meetings between the Caribbean heads of Government and President of United States George Bush and his government’s [...]

Separate forums to focus on Senate reform

But while the P.M. was away, one issue that has been gathering political steam concerns possible reforms to the Senate. News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports. Anthony Chanona, P.U.P. Senator “People [...]

Career nurse honoured as Public Officer of the Year

Today is International Public Service Day and this morning in special tribute to the men and women who turn the wheels of government, Belmopan honoured its longest serving employees. During [...]

Yard sale proceeds to help Crime Stoppers programmes

By all accounts, Belizeans love a good deal … and that’s exactly what visitors to a yard sale set take place at Old Belize on Saturday are going to get. [...]

Preschool teachers participate in education course

For some people, a preschool education is little more than learning to colour between those potty training trips to the bathroom. But as News Five’s Kendra Griffith reports, those first [...]

Belizeans benefit from visiting floating hospital

For the next five days, Belizeans will be the beneficiaries of the medical expertise of United States Naval officers who are currently touring the region. As News Five’s Jacqueline Godwin [...]

2nd annual Big and Beautiful set for next weekend

There are beauty pageants and then there are beauty pageants and while Belize boasts a plethora of queens, the latest event to hit the local stage fills a unique niche. [...]

Maya land case now in the hands of the Chief Justice

It’s a constitutional case that has the potential to set important precedents both here and internationally. Today the attorneys on both sides in the Maya land issue concluded their arguments [...]

Argument is more about action than intention

As Janelle noted in her story, the government’s attorney, Nicola Cho, declined to speak to the press. Belmopan’s position, however, has been explained numerous times, most recently by Prime Minister [...]

Cops look for suspect in city stabbing

Tonight Belize City police are on the lookout for Dwayne Jones. Jones is wanted for questioning in the stabbing of twenty-two year old Leon Price. Authorities report that the two [...]

Robbers escape after assault on Corozal Community College

Corozal police are looking for two men who not only robbed a teacher and security guard this afternoon at the Corozal Community College, but the suspects also tried to break [...]