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Former ComPol takes over security at Hattieville Prison

Following the highly embarrassing arrest of its security chief, the Kolbe Foundation has moved quickly to exercise some damage control. On Thursday, it announced that disgraced employee Oscar Puga had [...]

Oil insiders host media tour on industry developments

For months now, oil has been a hot topic around local discussion tables. How much is really down there? How much revenue will the industry pay out to Government? And [...]

Two cat 5 storms dominated hurricane season 2007

Many Belizeans are breathing a little easier tonight as November thirtieth officially marks the close of hurricane season 2007. While this year wasn’t as active as originally predicted, the rare [...]

Corozal teen dies in Northern Highway traffic accident

A head on collision on the Northern Highway has cost a Corozal teenager his life. According to police reports, shortly before ten on Thursday night, an Isuzu Trooper and a [...]

Western Dairies delivery truck robbed on Mahogany Street

In Belize City, investigators are tonight looking for two men who held up a delivery truck driver in the middle of the afternoon. According to Western Diaries employee Clarence Young, [...]

Prosecution closes case in Ganzie murder trial

In court news, the prosecution has closed its case against accused murderer Louis “Louie Ganzie” Gentle. As part of her submissions, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl Lynn Branker-Tait called [...]

Drug dealer’s weight helps keep him out of jail

Meanwhile, it appears an accused drug dealer escaped going to jail because of his weight. This morning when police raided the Castle Street home of twenty-nine year old Llewellyn “Bigga” [...]

N.C.F.C. holds contest to help children express themselves

If you are looking for an easy way to earn some cash and do some good at the same time, we’ve got just the thing. In anticipation of International Children’s [...]

Toy maker puts different spin on popular gift

With the Christmas season upon us, parents are already on the prowl for presents. One toy on the market this year is an old school truck. According to creator Joel [...]

City wide events commemorate World AIDS Day

As part of our continuing coverage of the activities leading up to World AIDS Day on December first, today our crews travelled across the city to highlight the various events. [...]

Four ships in harbour mark start of cruise season

After three weeks of north winds and hard rains, perfect weather has finally returned to Belize…and while last week’s U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is the traditional start of Belize’s tourist season, [...]

Puga fired from post at prison

The embarrassing arrest of a senior prison official over the weekend has cost him his job. According to Chairman of the Kolbe Foundation John Woods, on Wednesday morning thirty-two year [...]

Courtenay elected to high post at Red Cross

News from Geneva is that Ambassador and former Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay has been elected to a high post in the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement. In elections held today [...]

Cops investigate city thefts

Separate cases of theft this week have been keeping investigators busy. In the first incident, joy riders appear to be the culprits behind the disappearance of a Nissan Pathfinder on [...]

Two charged, one sought for 2005 rape

Tonight two accused rapists are out on bail while a third has yet to be detained. Reports out of Magistrates’ Court are that this morning twenty-year old Roman Petzold and [...]

Carnival Association donates motorcycle to police

There’s no doubt that the Belize Carnival Association runs a great series of events each September…but today the Association was in the news, not because they are jumping up, but [...]

Police gear up to make Christmas more secure

Williams also reported that efforts are already underway to beef up the department’s anti-crime activities during the Christmas season. Sr. Supt. Chester Williams, Deputy O.C., Eastern Division “We will be [...]

Bea Searle succumbs to cancer in U.S.A.

Tonight we regret to bring news of the death of Elvira “Bea” Searle. Mrs. Searle, co-founder of Belize Global Travel Services and the wife of well known businessman Johnny Searle, [...]

Men wanted for march against domestic violence

The period between Garifuna Settlement Day and Christmas is a hectic one in Belize as our thoughts turn to celebration, gift giving, and, not insignificantly, finding the funds to pay [...]

New initiative launched to help children affected by HIV/AIDS

We begin our news coverage tonight with a look at some new initiatives against the HIV epidemic. And while they happen to coincide with World AIDS Day on Saturday, the [...]

Labour Ministry targets AIDS in the workplace

Children were not the only focus of activists today as an event in Belize City highlighted the impact of AIDS on the world of work. News Five’s Marion Ali has [...]

Police ready to widen net of Puga investigation

While the Deputy Chief of Security at Hattieville Prison, Oscar Puga, awaits his day in court, public indignation mounts over his personal escorting of three inmates for a night out [...]

George Matthews convicted and fined for assault

A man found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend has been fined a thousand dollars. Justice Adolph Lucas today ordered twenty-six year old George Matthews to pay after a jury of [...]

Police offer relief to bereaved families

Being a police officer is a dangerous job anywhere in the world and Belize is no exception. With cops increasingly on the wrong end of deadly violence the department is [...]

UNDP annual report focuses on climate change

Pardon the pun, but there is no hotter topic in the world today than the issue of climate change, better known as global warming. This year, in the launching of [...]