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Carnival Bands promise to “bring it” on Carnival Day

It’s carnival season and there is no shortage of preparations for the much anticipated road march on September sixth, which will take participating bands from Central American Boulevard to B.T.L. [...]

Sarteneja businessman’s body found chopped and charred

It is murder victim number seventy-two for this year in our records and this latest victim was apparently hacked to death and then set on fire. Police are still trying [...]

Police recover passports of slain Mennonite

And in other news on violent crimes, there is some development in the slaughter of Wilhelm Braun, Mennonite Contractor that occurred in the afternoon of August twentieth at the Commercial [...]

Man walks free after locking up ex-common-law wife for 3 days

And twenty-three year old Nigeymon Bevans Junior walked out of Magistrates’ Court a free man today after his case was struck out for keeping his ex-common-law wife under lock and [...]

13 year old and guardian beaten by seven attackers

An eighteen year old girl has been fined three hundred dollars for her part in beating a woman and child. On August twelfth, a thirteen year old girl and her [...]

Kevin Singh drops theft charges against Taiwanese employees

Police say they will not press any charges against the three Taiwanese employees of North America Company in the Commercial Free Zone. That’s because their boss, Kevin Singh, who is [...]

Price Premier jacked of undisclosed sum

Robbers struck close to home this afternoon when they hit Price Premier Products just a few yards away from this station. According to reports to News Five, two assailants walked [...]

P.U.C.: B.E.L. is to comply with requests for new connections

The Public Utilities Commission met throughout the day in Belize City over a new development in which Belize Electricity Limited is not connecting new customers to their grid, whether of [...]

City Council makes part payment in garbage crisis

You would have to be on another planet not to know that the cookie has crumbled fast between the Belize City Mayor Zenaida Moya and the Councillors and that the [...]

Juliet Thimbriel resigns post as Senate

And in the internal squabbling in the ranks of the U.D.P., latest word to News Five this evening is that Senator and talk show host, Juliet Thimbriel, has resigned her [...]

Min. of Education responds to B.N.T.U. over transfers

Last night we told of an ongoing dispute between Government and the Belize National Teachers Union over the transfer of teachers and the cancellation of various appointments to School Boards. [...]

Red Cross launches Community Risk Reduction project

Since its establishment, the Belize Red Cross has been constant in assisting thousands of residents during times of disasters. But today the organisation launched an initiative in which they are [...]

Ten vie for Queen of the Bay crown

The September Celebrations officially kicks off this Friday under the theme: “Belizeans learning our past, impacting our present, embracing our future.” One of those events on schedule is the prestigious [...]

Teachers up in arms at transfers, B.N.T.U. claims politics

There is trouble brewing for the Ministry of Education just in time for the opening of the academic year. And the Belize National Teacher’s Union has come out in full [...]

Belize Waste Control protests over lack of payment

There is not a dull moment at City Hall and that means more trouble for Mayor Zenaida Moya. Upon assuming office in March 2006, the then united City Council was [...]

Chinese turn themselves in to police over missing monies

Three Taiwanese businessmen who were being sought by police handed themselves to Corozal police after they saw their pictures on the television in the newscast last evening. Kan Shi Kun, [...]

Willie Aguirre murdered in Cayo District

The number of murder victims continues to grow. And police today confirm foul play in the death of a man from San Ignacio but have no leads to this latest [...]

Gas attendants detained in $30,000 robbery

San Ignacio police have more than just a murder to solve. That’s because a gas station in that municipality was also targeted by thieves. According to the manager of C.P. [...]

Met office urges vigilance over Gustav

We are smack in the middle of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and so it’s no surprise that tonight the Met Office is telling Belizeans to keep an eye out for [...]

Needs Assessment Seminar attracts private sector

Several businesses and private sector institutions converged at the Belize Biltmore Plaza today to participate in a Needs Assessment seminar hosted by the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services (C.T.C.S.). The C.T.C.S. [...]

Wesley seminar addresses literature and reading techniques

It is usual that you find students on the receiving end of the classroom. But today, it was quite the contrary for primary school teachers countrywide who convened at the [...]

Sunrise Rotary Club sponsors literacy campaign

The Port Loyola Library in Belize City has been singled out to benefit from a literacy campaign by Rotary Club Belize Sunrise, an arm of the Rotary Club, which hopes [...]

Positive prevention is theme for Lions Quest workshop

“Positive Prevention”: it’s a welcomed term in the midst of the heinous murders and crimes reported daily on this newscast. It is also one of the main missions of the [...]

Departing Cuban ambassador bids farewell

There is one country in this hemisphere that has been generous with Belize and firm in its support for our development. With a population of over eleven million, and a [...]

T&T Prime Minister on 45 minute visit to Belize

There was no official announcement and he left as quickly as he came in one of the shortest visits to Belize by any Head of Government. Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime [...]