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Morning fire leaves two Belize City families homeless …

Just after eleven this morning the sight of flames, the smell of smoke and the wail of a fire truck struck fear into the hearts of residents living in the [...]

… while another survives close call

The Fire Service was called out again this afternoon in Belize City but quick reaction from neighbours averted disaster. According to witnesses, around three thirty this afternoon, someone noticed smoke [...]

Gunshot victim denies reports he set up shooting

Three days after two men were shot in Belize City, police say they have no leads and no suspects. Thirty two year old Ian “Horse” Reid and thirty four Stephen [...]

PUP celebrates 57 years as political organisation

As we reported in our newscast on Thursday night, this Saturday the People’s United Party will celebrate fifty-seven years as a political organization. According to officials, the milestone will be [...]

Heart Foundation launches education campaign

While most people believe violence, AIDS-related illnesses and road accidents are the top three causes of death in Belize, the fact is that heart disease is the number one killer. [...]

Second annual Strongman competition set for Sun.

It might be a far too dramatic way to get in shape if you’re just starting your exercise program but the second annual Strong Man competition might the motivation you [...]

Noh Matta Wat season three premiers Monday

As any television programmer can tell you, soap operas, whether American Mexican or Caribbean, are very popular in Belize. So when a group of budding actors got together to produce [...]

Police once again try to talk peace to gangs …

It’s not the first time police have tried to talk peace to Belize City’s hard core rival gangs and it surely won’t be the last. The latest attempt to substitute [...]

… but the young men say the problem is the cops

For the young men who attended the meeting, the concern was more about the actions of police than each other. Raymond Gentle said today he was the victim of police [...]

U.D.P. marks 34th anniversary

With general elections less than six months away, politicians are using every available opportunity to canvass the electorate. But today, officials of the United Democratic Party took time out from [...]

CABEI provides U.S.$100,000 grant for hurricane relief

Earlier this week we travelled to Corozal for an update on recovery efforts in that district following the destruction caused by Hurricane Dean. And while the consensus is that the [...]

Government declares Gegg’s W.Landivar parcel a national park

A late release from the Ministry of National Resources indicates that the parcel of land in West Landivar on which businessman Gegg sought to build a marina and office complex, [...]

Mother of six hits $142,500 Lotto Jackpot

For people who play Lotto, hitting the jackpot is a once-in-a-lifetime event and most winners show up at Tropical Gaming’s doors to claim their prize as soon as possible. But [...]

Ford seeks applicants for conservation grants

We all know that Ford Motor Company makes vehicles … plenty of which are found on the streets and roads of Belize. But Ford also does its part for conservation [...]

Newest fire fighters train for dangerous service

It’s a dangerous profession in which long stretches of boredom are punctuated by intense periods of frantic activity. It’s called fire fighting and this morning I met the latest additions [...]

Latest products for tourism industry go green

Today the first annual Hotel and Hospitality Expo was officially launched at the Princess Hotel in Belize City. According to organiser Robin McCutcheon, the one day event was designed to [...]

Taxi service caters to wheelchair bound customers

From products that help the environment we turn to a new service that aims to improve the quality of life for an often ignored group of Belizeans. Jacqueline Godwin, Reporting [...]

Street war continues with two more shootings

The ongoing war on the streets of Belize City continued this afternoon with the shooting of two more young men. The latest incident occurred on Dean Street near its junction [...]

Shopkeeper accuses police of gross misconduct

They don’t always make it onto this newscast but over the last six months the number of reports reaching News Five involving police brutality has grown rapidly, reaching a peak [...]

Sawed off shotgun, ammo earn St. Ck. man 4 years

A Stann Creek man has been given jail time for possession of an illegal weapon and ammunition. Twenty-five year old Sergio Wagner and twenty-six year old Arlon Castly were caught [...]

Training programme helps jobless prepare for work

Finding a job: It’s a concern that is always with us, whether economic times are good or bad. Ask an unemployed Belizean and he or she will tell you that [...]

Special Olympians depart for China

We have followed them as they prepared for the big event … and today Belize’s Special Olympics team set off on the first leg of what promises to be the [...]

Image Factory announces award winners

It’s the epicentre of Belize’s artistic explosion and today the Image Factory announced the winners of a competition that it hopes will mark the beginning of a tradition. News Five’s [...]

Dillon Jones is latest Ultimate KTV winner

Due to a late cancellation there were only three contestants in last night’s Ultimate Karaoke Television … but their performances were first class. Here’s how it went. [Contestants Performing] To [...]

Petro Caribe Initiative will go head to head with Esso

The Petro Caribe Initiative, under which Belize buys refined fuel from Venezuela under extremely favourable credit terms, appears to be gaining momentum. A release today from the government’s Press Office [...]