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Accused rapist expelled from Belize

An accused rapist from the states living in the Stann Creek district has been expelled from Belize. According to local authorities, Dennis Wayne Fleming was charged with Rape in Oregon [...]

Cayo bartender charged in forged cheque scam

A Cayo bartender is tonight accused of orchestrating a con to steal thousands of dollars from an exclusive hotel in the Stann Creek district. According to Roberto Fabbri, manager of [...]

P.U.P. leader prepares for March municipal elections

On Friday, he led Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the House of Representatives, but today Johnny Briceño is actively preparing to face off with the U.D.P. in the 2009 municipal [...]

P.U.C. to announce initial decision on B.E.L. price hike Friday

It doesn’t come as a much of a surprise but according to the Public Utilities Commission, the public’s response to Belize Electricity Limited’s request for a rate increase is a [...]

Succotz Marching Band wins Band Fest back to back …

On Saturday afternoon Orange Walk town was a blaze of colour and steeped in music as marching bands and drum corps from across the country gathered to participate in Band [...]

… While Joyce Flowers is Ms. Y 2008

It was full house at the Belize City Centre on Saturday night as six contestants vied for the coveted title of Miss Y 2008. In the end, it was sixty [...]

Cuban Hip Hop film debuts at the Bliss

Rounding out entertainment news tonight is the Cuban story of hip hop. “InVentos Hip Hop Cubano” is an award winning, medium length documentary by Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi that chronicles how Cuban [...]

Texmar Boys are champions of Belize Bank’s Super League

Good evening, I’m James Adderley, this is Sports Monday. The tension inside the Michael Ashcroft Stadium for game two of the three game Super League Championship series between Benque DC [...]

Question to viewers: How to transcribe Kriol

Over the years we have consistently received comments from viewers/readers expressing their difficulty with our transcriptions of certain quotes in stories in which the speakers use Kriol. The common complaint [...]

Former Area Rep and his driver charged with Theft

It was a real estate deal that looked just too good to be true: one of the city’s most valuable pieces of land sold by government for less than twenty [...]

Convicted child rapist sentenced to 20 years behind bars …

Twenty years: that’s how long a convicted child rapist will spend behind bars. Before handing down his ruling this morning to thirty-eight year old Rene Chavez Ramos, Justice Herbert Lord [...]

… While Dangriga man is accused of the same offence

It’s a crime we are having to report with frightening regularity: grown men having sexual relations with little girls. But when the mother gives her consent to such abuse, it [...]

Two Belize City residents charged for beating student over gun

In other news from the courts, today the man accused of entering a student’s home, beating him and then chopping him with a machete was formally charged for the crime. [...]

Price of chicken goes up 12 cents a pound

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise but beginning on Monday the price of Belize’s favourite source of protein is going up. According to a release from the Belize [...]

Respected boat builder dies at 90

One of Belize’s finest boat builders has passed away. Simeon Young, in addition to building real vessels, also specialised in wooden models, including the replica of the Afri-Kola displayed at [...]

Preventative Detention bill, other constitutional changes presented to House

The day’s other political developments took place at the National Assembly in Belmopan. News Five’s Janelle Chanona has the highlights. Janelle Chanona, Reporting The first business meeting of the House [...]

Six contestants vie to be Ms. Y 2008

It’s an event that has become a Belizean institution. On Saturday night thousands of fans will flock to the Belize City Centre to cheer on their favourite contestants. News Five’s [...]

Coye will be arrested for theft in Putt-Putt scam

The scandals that have swirled around officials of the former P.U.P. government have centered largely around the millions of dollars in public funds spent on the private debt of Universal [...]

Tourism Village destroys boardwalk to thwart court ruling

If you’re sick and tired of hearing about the back and forth over some walls at the Tourism Village, don’t worry, you’re not alone. But between the fight on Fort [...]

Two homicides reported in Cayo District

Two men are dead but for a change the homicides were not committed on the streets of Belize City. The latest incident occurred shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning in [...]

City shooting has cops seeking two suspects

It may not have been a case of murder, but a Belize City youth came close last night when he was shot three times on Victoria Street. Twenty year old [...]

Youth chopped over missing gun

A student was viciously attacked at his home around three on Wednesday afternoon by a group of six thugs looking for a gun which one of them either lost or [...]

H.R.C.U. has another big year for members

It is Belize’s largest publicly owned financial institution and last night’s annual general meeting of the Holy Redeemer Credit Union did not disappoint its forty thousand members. The institution reported [...]

FirstCaribbean looking for unsung heroes

It’s been five years running and for four of those years, outstanding Belizeans have won the title of the region’s Unsung Hero in a programme sponsored by FirstCaribbean International Bank. [...]

Musicians, government join to promote peace

Violence is increasingly coming to dominate our society and while everyone has a different idea how we can solve the problem, it is also clear that only a unified approach [...]