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New board appointed for Social Security

Government has announced its appointments to the Social Security Board. According to a release from the Ministry of Finance Lois Young is the new chair of the board, wile Ariel [...]

P.U.P. candidates trade nasty press releases

Two of the three candidates vying for the leadership of the Peoples’ United Party have issued press releases casting aspersions on their opponents. John Briceño reacted to reports carried on [...]

Mom appeals for info on missing son

Tonight a Belize City family is offering a reward of one thousand dollars for information on the whereabouts of a teenager reported missing a week ago. Seventeen year old Anthony [...]

Poets Society expands to include writers

If you like literature but don’t exactly consider yourself a poet, the Belizean Poets Society is broadening its reach to include you as a member. Established in 2005, the group [...]

Women’s week will kick off with Bike Rally

On Saturday, the Women’s Department will kick off its weeklong celebration and one of their first activities will be a countrywide bike rally. In Belize City, the ride starts at [...]

Lotto winner learns of good fortune on TV

One day after we aired a story that last week’s lotto winner had not claimed the big prize, the lucky ticket holder has stepped forward … and told us he [...]

Archie Lee continues to fight charges

When we last left Archie Lee he had just had his entire liquor inventory confiscated and was threatened legal action from a number of quarters. Today, News Five’s Janelle Chanona [...]

Putt-Putt case still simmers

While the Lee case is dominating the headlines, the issue of the Putt Putt Bar and Grill’s liquor license is still simmering on the back burner. But the latest development [...]

Still no explanation of Venezuelan deal

The financial secretary is still waiting for a letter from the Venezuelan government to clear up what thus far amounts to a ten million dollar mystery. Despite a press release [...]

P.U.P. agrees to release delegates list

The P.U.P. however, has been more forthcoming on the issue of the selection of a new leader. According to the party secretariat, they have not only agreed to circulate the [...]

Social Security has new leadership

And in news of more government appointments, media reports indicate that the new C.E.O. of the Social Security Board is none other than Merlene Bailey Martinez. Bailey Martinez was in [...]

Woman pleads guilty in road death

Thirty-one year old Cruz Seren, a Belizean clothes vendor, charged with Manslaughter by Negligence, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of Causing Death by Careless Conduct today in the court [...]

Police offer update in recent murders

San Pedro police are questioning the common-law wife of a man who was stabbed to death last Friday night or early Saturday morning inside his yard. Twenty-six year old Rafael [...]

Archie cries foul after CitCo takes his liquor

He’s one of Belize’s best known businessmen and a regular contributor to people and causes in need. But these are not good times for Archie Lee and today he’s lashing [...]

Department prepares for Women’s week

It has been celebrated since the 1970s and on Saturday the Women’s Department will once again launch its annual Women’s Week. According to acting department director, Icilda Humes, 2008’s theme [...]

Belizean and U.S. group join to help kids

With the primary and high school drop-out rate clearly in need of improvement, two non-profit groups from Belize and the U.S. have joined forces to do their part to make [...]

Latest Lotto winner yet to claim prize; previous winner does well

Someone out there has a piece of paper that’s worth ninety five thousand dollars and may not know it. He or she hit all five numbers in last Wednesday night’s [...]

Blue Creek Mennonites celebrate 50 years in belize

The Mennonites of Belize are often lumped together in the public mind as a monolithic group of pink skinned men and women who wear bib overalls and long dresses and [...]

No new clues in case of missing millions from Venezuela

It’s a situation that either has a very logical explanation or somebody has a lot of explaining to do. That’s the general feeling in Belmopan tonight as investigations continue into [...]

Former P.U.P. chairman says he’s ready for leadership

And while the Barrow administration is calling for an explanation from Said Musa and members of the former Cabinet, the People’s United Party is focusing on internal matters, that is [...]

Citizens group case against Chalillo dam begins in Supreme Court

The Chalillo dam was designed to produce electricity but the project has been a consistent source of legal controversy. In the latest case, a citizens group based in the Cayo [...]

San Pedro businessman found dead in his yard

On Friday he was featured in the San Pedro Sun as one the island’s up and coming businessmen but tonight twenty-six year old Rafael Canti is dead. According to investigators, [...]

Belize City security guard injured in drive-by shooting

A security guard is lucky to be alive tonight after he was shot three times in a drive-by shooting. Twenty-four year old Albert Foreman told police that he was riding [...]

Hopkins resident charged in fatal traffic accident

More than a month after a traffic accident claimed the lives of two people, police have arrested and charged one of the drivers involved. Fifty-seven year old Hopkins resident Charles [...]

Incestuous father will spend six years behind bars

A Cayo man who pled guilty to Incest has been sentenced to spend six years behind bars. To protect the victim, the forty year old’s name is being withheld but [...]