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Temporary injunction stops release of D.F.C. report

On last night’s newscast we reported on the presentation of Merlene Bailey Martinez’s Commission of Inquiry report to the Prime Minister. Yet almost before she reached Belmopan, former D.F.C. Chairman [...]

Moya, Barrow deny impropriety in phone tapes

In an election year, most politicians agree that all is fair in love and war. But following the release of separate advertisements using recordings of closed door conversations, the People’s [...]

APAMO: Belmopan will halt all de-reservations

It seems that Belmopan’s decision to back off of plans to de-reserve almost three thousand acres of Bacalar Chico National Park was only part of its policy reversal. According to [...]

Bus driver assaulted and robbed

Two days after a bus driver was held up and robbed, Belize City police still have no leads as to who committed the crime. The victim, fifty-five year old Seaford [...]

Villager charged with carnal knowledge of 12 yr. old

Twenty-two year old Darren Myvette, a resident of Georgeville Village, has been charged with carnal knowledge following an incident involving a twelve year old girl. When the child was taken [...]

Benque cops chase marijauneros near border

Police in Benque Viejo have been busy busting Guatemalans involved in the heavy cross border marijuana trade. On Monday morning they stopped two suspicious men carrying knapsacks and found seven [...]

Acquitted of murder; jury hung on manslaughter

A man on trial for murder was this afternoon remanded to prison after he was acquitted of that charge and the twelve member jury could not reach a unanimous verdict [...]

Palacio, Duran honoured at World Music Expo

We have all heard about the major accolade being bestowed on Andy Palacio and Ivan Duran in Spain earlier this week and now we have the picture to prove it. [...]

Dictionary establishes Kriol as full fledged language

A generation ago most Belizeans—not to mention foreigners—would have characterised Kriol as “bad English.” How times have changed. Thanks to the tireless efforts of a handful of committed activists, Kriol [...]

Reecie Pollard is Ultimate Karaoke Queen

Belize has a new queen tonight. No, Elizabeth the second is still very much alive; the royalty I’m talking about is the Queen of Belizean Karaoke. The winner of Channel [...]

Belmopan reverses field, won’t sell Bacalar Chico

It was almost an identical scenario to that which unfolded in the awarding of preferential oil leases to three well connected businessmen. That is, the Opposition leader cries scandal, the [...]

Bailey-Martinez finally hands in report

It took her longer than expected, but late this afternoon Merlene Bailey Martinez, co-chair of the Commission of Inquiry into the Development Finance Corporation, delivered her report to the Prime [...]

Latest police recruits graduate in Belmopan

This morning, the eighty-third recruit squad marched ceremoniously across the Arthur Adolphus Parade Square as they officially graduated from the Police Training Academy. Over the last six months, the seventy-three [...]

Minister comments on charges against policemen

And while the Police Department celebrated the newest cops to hit the block, this afternoon Minister of Home Affairs Ralph Fonseca responded to public outcry following the collapse to the [...]

Orange Walk cyclist killed in hit and run

The police have yet another hit and run mystery to solve. The accident that occurred just before seven on Monday night took the life of forty-eight year old Daniel Diaz. [...]

Forged papers allowed undervalued car imports

Customs officials have declined to comment on a case of forgery that Belize City police are investigating, telling News Five that the detective work has only just begun. According to [...]

Crimestoppers and B.E.L. begin fundraising initiative

Only four years since its formation, the organisation known as Crimestoppers has become a regular part of the law enforcement and media scenes. But as crime and violence continue to [...]

Workshop looks at H.I.V. as human rights issue

Activists in the field of HIV have long maintained that stigma and discrimination form a barrier to combating the disease and this week, two workshops by separate organisations are focussing [...]

K.H.M.H. seeks to raise level of patient service

Whether it’s a botched operation, crumbling infrastructure or political interference, the nation’s largest medical facility often seems like the place we love to hate. But like a trusty Timex watch, [...]

Belizeans take 2nd place for tourism essay, cycling race

They say that nice guys finish last … but tonight we have news of some nice Belizeans—a guy and a gal actually—who finished second. One is eleven year old Alexander [...]

Forgetful cops charged with Perjury

Two police officers whose failure to identify a defendant resulted in his acquittal were this morning arraigned before Chief Magistrate Margaret McKenzie. The two officers, forty-six year old Sergeant Anthony [...]

Two murder trials begin in Supreme Court

In other judicial news, this time in the Supreme Court, twelve jurors were empanelled before Justice Troadio Gonzalez this morning in the murder trial of Elvis Myers. The accused is [...]

18 year old charged with Corozal killing

A teenager has been arrested and charged in connection with last week’s murder of a Corozal man. According to investigators, eighteen year old Arlo Joseph Carter is the person who [...]

Businessman loses cash, gun in robbery

While Corozal police have made an arrest in the Riverol murder, tonight they are still looking for two robbers who stole thousands of dollars in cash and a handgun from [...]

Police ask drivers, cyclists, pedestrians to be careful

Tonight, Raul Rodriguez, a resident of Orange Walk Town is a lucky man. This morning he was discharged from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was knocked off his [...]