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Announcement comes Monday; elections likely Feb. 6

All the speculation about the date of general elections will end on Monday. That’s the day Prime Minister Said Musa will finally let the official cat out of the bag. [...]

Cabinet approves pay raises … after elections

And in case you were wondering whether government’s election machinery is running properly, a release from Cabinet today says that in its meeting on Thursday that body was briefed on [...]

Ministry says evacuation of Santa Rosa has started

True to its word, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a release today on the relocation of residents of Santa Rosa, a tiny village illegally inhabited by Guatemalans on the [...]

Rough seas stop San Pedro coffee exporters

They had a great idea to export coffee from Belize to the United States using an energy efficient sailboat, but three Texans who departed San Pedro on Christmas Eve with [...]

Second suspect arrested in gas company hold-up

A second suspect wanted in connection with the armed hold-up of Tomza Gas has been arrested and charged. This morning twenty-three year old Albert Clother was arraigned in Magistrate’s Court [...]

Punches sister, man receives two years in jail

A Belize City man will spend two years in prison for punching his sister in the mouth. The sentence was handed down today to twenty-four year old Glenford Grant by [...]

Lease cancelled, prime land at Barracks sold

The Colonial Band Association will hold a meeting next week to decide what course of action to take if it is confirmed that a thirty year-old lease they hold on [...]

Candidates vie for seats in Cayo, Stann Creek, Toledo

On Thursday we ran down the candidates planning to run in the Corozal, Orange Walk and Belize Districts. Tonight News Five’s Kendra Griffith lists the aspiring candidates from Cayo, Stann [...]

Finnegan says third parties not a factor

In putting together the candidate list, two things stand out: one is that despite their brave words over the last year, the so-called third parties and alliances remain poorly organised [...]

Erwin X releases new book of poems

You have seen him on this newscast on many occasions in a number of different capacities … and today is no exception for Erwin X. News Five’s Kendra Griffith has [...]

Late news: Major fire in Dangriga

And before we sign off, late word out of Dangriga reports a massive fire in the downtown area. Details are sketchy, but sometime after five this evening the blaze erupted [...]