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Second D.F.C. report goes to P.M. Tuesday

Fifteen weeks after her co-chair submitted his report, tonight we understand that Merlene Bailey Martinez will hand deliver her set of findings from the Commission of Inquiry into the Development [...]

Conservation groups criticise de-reservation of park

In the aftermath of the Musa administration’s announcement that it plans to de-reserve almost three thousand acres of land in the Bacalar Chico National Park, local conservationists have been pooling [...]

Japan helps primary school in Santa Martha

As we’ve often pointed out in this newscast, many of the country’s rural schools are badly in need of assistance to improve and expand their facilities. In June 2005, News [...]

Benque and Roots draw in Super League football

James Adderley Good evening, I’m James Adderley and we welcome you to this fresh dish of Sports Monday. We decided to take a closer look at the newly formed Super [...]

Three cops in Bou-Nahra case interdicted

Following the embarrassing collapse of the murder trial against Belize City businessman Ben Bou-Nahra because investigating officers could not identify the accused, today two of the three cops in question [...]

Corozal carpenter killed with blunt object

Tonight police are investigating the murder of a Corozal carpenter. According to authorities, this morning the body of fifty-five year old Ernesto Riverol was discovered in the living room of [...]

Security guard cleared of murder …

Meanwhile, separate murder cases in the Belize City Supreme Court have ended with very different verdicts. More than a year after he was accused of killing Mango Creek villager Reynato [...]

… While Felix brothers sentenced to life

Meanwhile, two brothers who were found guilty of Murder earlier this month have been given life sentences. According to court reports, this morning Justice Adolph Lucas ordered that twenty-three year [...]

Dive boat explodes/sinks off Long Caye

Tonight eighteen tourists and four local crew members are lucky to be alive following an explosion aboard a dive boat on Thursday afternoon. According to three Canadian divers on “Miss [...]

Family of hit and run victim beg for justice

A hit and run accident in the Belize district has left one man dead. According to investigators, thirty-two year old Herbert Gillett, better known as “Peacemaker,” was riding his bike [...]

Accused robbers cleared of Cayo resort robbery

While the collapse of the Ben Bou-Nahra case has taken the headlines this week, today News Five’s Jacqueline Godwin has the details of another legal matter that police investigators appear [...]

Conservationists object to G.O.B. plans for marine reserve

The Musa administration’s announcement this week that it is considering to de-reserve a portion of the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve, with the idea of selling it to interested investors have [...]

K.T.V. finalists make last sales pitch to fans

For almost three months, Channel Five’s Ultimate KTV has come to dominate the local entertainment scene. Each contestant has their own following of faithful fans who will be feverishly texting [...]

Pressure mounts for perjury charges against 4 cops

Over the last few years we have dutifully reported as members of the Belize Police Force increasingly engage in acts of criminal behaviour including homicide, rape, theft, extortion, smuggling and [...]

B.D.F. corporal jailed for U.S. visa scam

Cops are not the only uniformed personnel under pressure tonight. A release from the U.S. Embassy reports that a B.D.F. soldier has been busted for running a visa scam. The [...]

Repairs almost complete on Tribuce Street

Yesterday we showed you a section of Tribuce Street that had been neglected for months and how it literally turned into a pond. As we reported, the Belize City Council, [...]

Women’s group says more must be done

In 1990, Belize signed on to the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Executive Director of Belize’s Women’s Issues Network, Carolyn Reynolds, says based on the [...]

Medical Association complains about illegal clinic

The Belize Medical and Dental Association is holding its twenty-fifth congress at the Radisson. This year, along with the usual seminars and pitches by pharmaceutical companies, the doctors are looking [...]

Brazilian musicians schedule two performances

They call themselves “Palha de Milho”—corn straw in English—and they hail from Brazil. The quartet, here for two concerts, play that country’s varied music, creating sounds that Belizeans should find [...]

Who will be Miss Garifuna Belize City?

The organisers of virtually every pageant held in Belize insist that theirs is not a “beauty” contest, but instead involves some other special quality like talent, brains or personality. While [...]

Oil minister defends government policies

Following Cabinet’s decision to rescind the highly favourable terms of two oil concessions granted to two local companies, today Minister of Natural Resources Florencio Marin went on record defending Belmopan’s [...]

Cabinet moves against tinted windshields

While the big news out of Cabinet this week was the cancellation of two lopsided oil contracts, that body did manage to make some other significant decisions. According to a [...]

Case against Bou-nahra folds when cops get amnesia

The long running Manslaughter case against Ben Bou-nahra ended in shambles today when the four police officers who originally visited the scene said they could not identify the accused. Without [...]

Two shootings, no fatalities…

Belize City police believe it was jealousy that caused one childhood friend to shoot another. The drama unfolded around ten-thirty on Tuesday morning outside the home of Elizabeth Martinez. Police [...]

…but a loaded AK47 would have been lethal

Belize City Police are not saying what kind of a mission they believe three suspects may have been on when their vehicle was intercepted by a police mobile patrol but [...]