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Killing spree continues … 2 murders overnight

Much of our attention this week has focussed on the bloodshed that dominated the streets of Belize City. And tonight the story doesn’t get any better as during the last [...]

Area reps voice crime concerns in House

The issue of crime and violence was on everyone’s mind today, including area representatives meeting at the National Assembly in Belmopan. And while numerous suggestions on how to resolve the [...]

PM: new estimates for Dean damage = $200 million

And while crime has come to dominate the headlines, today Prime Minister Said Musa announced that the financial effect of Hurricane Dean has almost doubled initial estimates. According to the [...]

New C.E.O. for Social Security Board appointed

We’ll have more from the House of Representatives later in the newscast but first word out of Belmopan tonight is that the Social Security Board has a new boss. A [...]

B.D.F. running festival set for Sunday

Due to Hurricane Dean many activities across the country had to be postponed. One of those events was the annual Belize Defence Force Running Festival which is now set to [...]

C.A. Immigration Directors meet in Belize

For the past two days, Central American immigration officials have been meeting in Belize to discuss issues currently facing the region. According to Belize’s Acting Director of Immigration Gareth Murillo, [...]

NICH marks 150 yr anniversary of H.M. Prison

While several buildings in Belize City can claim rights as historical landmarks, this week Government officials took time out to celebrate a structure that has been transformed from the country’s [...]

Petroleum fund/ new P.U.C. bills passed in House

While crime and the effects of Hurricane Dean were the headliners in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives, the bill that caused the most contention were amendments to the [...]

Eight women to vie for Queen of the Bay crown

For many Belizeans, the September celebrations officially start with the coronation of her graciousness the Queen of the Bay. Today the candidates vying for the title introduced themselves to News [...]

Another night, another murder in Bz City

For the third time in less than a week, Belize City homicide detectives have a murder on their hands. And while cops aren’t connecting the crimes, tonight speculation on the [...]

Cops vow to end wave of violence

In the wake of the violence that has dominated the streets of Belize City this week, today the police high command called for peace but vowed to bring those responsible [...]

Clean up begins following flood

The good news tonight is that the rain has stopped. But now the tough job of cleaning up the mess left behind by the flood waters has only just begun. [...]

Lightning strikes damage B.E.L. equipment

And while the city wide clean-up continues, over the last two days homeowners across the country have had to deal with the effects of the severe lightning which accompanied the [...]

Water truck rolls off barge in San Pedro

An accident at sea created a bizarre sight in San Pedro on Wednesday afternoon as islanders were shocked to see a truck trying to swim. According to our sources, around [...]

Taiwan donates cash/supplies to relief efforts

In news regarding the destruction in the north, this morning, the Republic of China on Taiwan officially handed over a cheque valued at four hundred thousand Belize dollars towards the [...]

U.D.P. CitCo manager resigns … wants to be P.U.P.

In political news, tonight it appears a senior official of the Belize City Council has tendered his resignation again and is attempting to switch loyalties to the People’s United Party. [...]

Rachel returns for annual art show

Many local artists who have made their homes abroad regularly return to Belize to visit loved ones and find inspiration for their work. Rachel Heusner is one of those talented [...]

Police promise safe September celebrations

While authorities have had to focus much of their attention on the recent wave of shooting violence in Belize City, the cops are also getting in gear in preparation for [...]

U.S. Navy ship back in Belize for training

With all the water on land this week, you might not have noticed the strange vessel that’s been moored in the Belize City harbour since Monday. But as News Five’s [...]

Flooding rains submerge Belize City

Tonight there are more than a few people across the city singing rain, rain go away! In less than eighteen hours, over nine inches of water from a passing tropical [...]

City officials open shelters as waters rise

As the driving deluge engulfed the old capital, assessments by officials of Belize City Council resulted in the decision to give water-logged residents the option of leaving their water-logged homes [...]

Manhunt continues for murder suspect

Meanwhile an all points bulletin remains in effect tonight for murder suspect Edward Lord. The Belize City resident is wanted in connection to the murder of George “Junie Balls” McKenzie. [...]

Shooting suspect caught fleeing scene

Quick police work last night has resulted in the arrest of a Belize City man in connection to yet another shooting. According to investigators, around eight on Tuesday night a [...]

Accused rapist remanded to prison

In news from the courts, another Belize City man has been remanded to Hattieville Prison, accused of raping one of his co-workers. According to the victim, she got off her [...]

CitCo: new cruise policies need support

While officials of the Belize City Council are concentrating on the flooding concerns in the old capital, tonight we are informed that a letter has been sent to the Florida [...]