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Volunteer soldier is $110,000 Lotto winner

He is a volunteer soldier, mechanic, father, and husband. But two weeks ago Gonzalo Lizama added Lotto winner to his many titles. The thirty-seven year old resident of Hope Creek [...]

Kings of Comedy take centre stage Friday night

If you are in the mood for humour this weekend, then you need to head to the Bliss on Friday night. The four local comedians who are scheduled to take [...]

Puga charged; case will go to Supreme Court

There may have been some initial confusion over the legal technicalities surrounding the unauthorised release of three inmates from Hattieville prison on Saturday night … but today the wheels of [...]

Cops investigate robberies in Belize City, Belmopan

A pair of armed robberies have police in Belize City and Belmopan looking hard for leads. On Monday morning around eleven thirty-two, two men were jacked while patronising a grocery [...]

Aids Commission honours frontline soldiers

You see many of them on this newscast as spokespersons or experts in our continuing coverage of the epidemic of HIV and AIDS. And while others may be less well [...]

Fashion show will raise funds for Y.W.C.A.

Each year the Young Women’s Christian Association raises funds to finance its Helping Early Leavers Programme. The two-year initiative caters to young girls who for one reason or another cannot [...]

Papaya business moving forward in Orange Walk

When Hurricane Dean walloped Northern Belize in July, one of the most severely affected parts of the economy was the papaya industry. And while exports of the fruit are by [...]

Y.F.F pushes self help, not handouts

Activities for Youth Week continued this morning, but contrary to what you usually hear from a government initiative during election season, News Five’s Marion Ali found that the message today [...]

Determined educators are top Caribbean heroes

Call it luck, call it coincidence, call it whatever you want, but one thing is clear: Belize all but owns the annual regional competition called Unsung Heroes. News Five’s Janelle [...]

Prison official busted for taking out inmates

It’s no secret that in Belize and many other countries around the world some prison inmates are more equal than others. Those with money or influence can usually score a [...]

Two dead in separate road knockdowns

Separate traffic accidents over the weekend have resulted in the death of two men. About five forty-five on Friday evening, fifty-two year old Clinton Banner was riding his bicycle between [...]

One dead, two injured in welding explosion

Meanwhile, two young children from the Orange Walk district continue to recover from injuries they sustained in a freak accident that claimed the life of their father. According to police, [...]

Arthur Young still on the loose, says cops

In other police news, murder suspect Arthur Young remains on the run tonight. According to investigators, the rumours that Young had been taken into custody in the United States are [...]

Gales Point murderer sentenced to life

A Gales Point villager convicted of his cousin’s murder will spend the rest of his life behind bars. This afternoon, twenty-six year old Elvis Myers appeared before Justice John Gonzalez [...]

Charges dropped against City Councillor

Two weeks ago, a quarrel over a political sign caused quite a scene on Freetown Road and left three people charged with a crime. Tonight one of those accused is [...]

No quick solution for Guatemalan flight ban

The ban on Belizean commercial airline flights into Guatemala continues and it appears that despite earlier optimism about an early end to the controversy it may be many months before [...]

Lack of eyesight did not deter Toledo student

Last Thursday we reported the significant increase in the number of high school and sixth form students who were awarded certificates for having passed their C.X.C. exams. One of those [...]

St. Ignatius student wins raffle

A young student from St. Ignatius Primary was the most popular girl on campus today all because she bought a pencil. Seven year-old Kenisha Young was the first prize winner [...]

Special Olympians head for Guatemala

For the rest of the week, a Belizean delegation will be in Rehultaleu Guatemala taking part in the first Central American Games for Students with Disabilities. According to Special Olympics [...]

Hankook Verdes leads RFG Cup Competition

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re locked into this delivery of Sports Monday. F.C. Belize came into Week Nine of the RFG Insurance Cup Tournament with a shot at [...]

Accused wife-killer charged with murder

Police say he is the jealous lover who Thursday afternoon pulled up next to Raquel Requena’s taxi and fired a shotgun point blank to her head. Today thirty-six year old [...]

Another woman assaulted; suspect charged

She did not suffer as bad a fate as Raquel Requena but another woman, a twenty-seven year old waitress of Belize City, has reported that her ex-common law husband broke [...]

Child molester sentenced to 14 years in prison

It was a major and highly distressing news story a year and a half ago and today the Belize City man found guilty of sexually assaulting a child was sentenced [...]

Merchants busted for contraband

They have been accused of cracking down on small timers and letting the big fish get away, but this week Customs Officers put some hurt on the contraband trade in [...]

Campaign opens against gender based violence

Eight hundred and fifty-eight: that’s the number of domestic violence reports filed by Belizean women in 2006. And while we seldom hear of women killing or harming their significant other, [...]