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Third murder of the year takes place on familiar turf

Murder number three for 2008—and the second for Belize City—took place last night in a familiar place and involved a name not unknown to police. News Five’s Janelle Chanona has [...]

Belize homicide rate still well behind Jamaica

And while three homicides are still three too many, that rate is still well off last year’s record pace which, according to official figures, saw a total of ninety-seven people [...]

Police panel finds three forgetful cops guilty

Three months after they changed their stories on the stand, the police officers involved in the collapse of the manslaughter case against Belize City businessman Ben Bou-Nahra have been convicted [...]

San Pedro casino hit hard by burglars

Eight days after a San Pedro Credit Union was hit by armed robbers, thieves decided to target a gambling house in the island town. According to police reports, around four [...]

Labour trouble hits contractor at Vaca dam

A labour dispute has slowed work at the site of the Vaca hydroelectric facility near Benque Viejo in the Cayo District. Reports reaching News Five indicate that somewhere near eighty [...]

93 candidates will contest Feb. 7th election

On last night’s newscast we reported that ninety-three candidates had signed on the dotted line and paid their deposits for the February seventh general election. Tonight News Five’s Janelle Chanona [...]

Orange walk will host political debate

And in other campaign news, it appears that there will be at least one formal political debate … and it will take place in Orange Walk. A release from BELPAC, [...]

Corozal man missing following Hurricane Dean

Most of the damage from Hurricane Dean has been repaired but today we learned of one casualty that has yet to be dealt with. It involves fifty-three year old Alfred [...]

St. Luke inaugurates new classrooms

With a rate of population growth among the highest in the Caribbean, need for new classrooms never ends. Today one Southside Belize City school found some breathing space and took [...]

B.T.L. installs 1000th pay phone

Superman, at one time may have found a phone booth to be a convenient venue for switching identities … but in the age of the cellular do we really need [...]

It’s Castro versus Rancho in Rural North

It’s a constituency rich in history, encompassing a major city of the ancient Maya as well as the prime logwood swamps so favoured by the early Baymen. But tonight Belize [...]