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Cane farmers strike continues in Orange Walk

There is still no resolution tonight to a strike in the north where cane farmers are facing lower prices for cane delivered to the B.S.I. Sugar Factory in Tower Hill. [...]

Expelled Pallotti student gets injunction to return to class…

City Hall and Tower Hill aren’t the only places where controversy is brewing. Word reaching News Five is that, in an unprecedented move, a student’s family has taken the administration [...]

… And student body kept in while teachers strike

But that is not the end of things between Pallotti and Matura-Shepherd’s client since today it appeared that the school’s administration decided to keep the students indoors all day but [...]

Summary of Crooks assessment of police released…

Harold Crooks, a former superintendent of the Jamaica Constabulary force and former advisor to Jamaica’s Ministry of National Security was in Belize from June to November of 2008 to assess [...]

…And police unveil crime fighting strategy for 2009

But what the top brass of the police did not want to disclose in detail is that Harold Crooks recognized that the National Crime Investigation Branch lacks the infrastructural capacity [...]

Businessman gets 7 years for Manslaughter in retrial

A businessman today received for the second time a sentence of seven years behind bars after a jury last week found him guilty of Manslaughter. Thirty-eight year old Edward Reyes, [...]

2 month old dies from head injuries

Police have begun an investigation in the sudden death of an infant who apparently died from head injuries. Two month old Vivanni Torres expired shortly before midday on Tuesday morning [...]

Former B.D.F. volunteer charged with arson

A former Belize Defense Force volunteer soldier is behind bars tonight after he was remanded for a fire that destroyed his brother’s house on Sunday morning. And police believe that [...]

Dangriga woman alleges being raped by two men

Dangriga police have launched an intensive manhunt for two men following a report of rape. The victim, a nineteen year old domestic told police that at around eight-forty-five on Monday [...]

Firearm offender additionally charged for stolen phone

A prison inmate who is on remand for a firearm offense has run into additional problems for the possession of a stolen phone. Last Friday police on patrol in the [...]

Police Dept. will use technology to combat crime

Earlier in the newscast we reported on the brevity of the controversial Crooks Report and at today’s conference at the Raccoon Street Police Station, police told the press that the [...]

Westerhaven captain and 2nd in command skip town

It has been in the news for some time, the damages to the reef caused by the cargo ship Westerhaven which is still under arrest at Anchorage until the dispute [...]

Preschool kids preparing for Festival of arts

But in positive news, at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts, we found kids under the age of five testing their locomotive skills. The program has been ongoing for [...]

Christine Perriott asked to resign by Mayor Moya…

One day after the U.D.P. City Council kicked off its municipal elections campaign attempting to show some semblance of unity, Mayor Zenaida Moya finds herself once again at the epicenter [...]

…And claims letter from Moya was just more lies

We tried to get the Mayor to comment on camera… and were initially told to be at City Hall for three-thirty for the interview. When the press got there, the [...]

Councillor explains constant changes to roundabouts

And while the temperature between the mayor and Perriott has reached boiling point, the two roundabouts at opposite ends of St. Thomas Street in Belize City continue to be the [...]

Economic Intelligence Unit says inflation is up by 9%

Last week, the Government finally announced a two hundred million dollar loan package it called its “stimulus plan” to crank-up the economy that is being affected by the global downturn [...]

Fuel prices at the pump heading back up

We know from the P.U.C. that for now light bills are not going down but if you went to fill up on gas this morning, you may have noticed that [...]

Ministry of Works gets nine new pickups

It is not known what the bill is for new vehicles acquired by G.O.B., but judging from the number of SUVs with blue license plates that are seen circulating, we [...]

US$26 million is the official cost of reef damage

The final figures for damages caused to Belize’s Barrier reef was officially released today by Martin Alegria, Chief Environmental Officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources. And the numbers have [...]

Burglars steal over $50,000 in electronics from Courts warehouse

It is one of the largest chain stores around the country, Courts Belize, and it is known for its deals, but still some felt that the best deal was to [...]

Jimmy Singh gets two years for Aggravated Assault

He went on a rampage after a domestic dispute, but now Jimmy Singh is facing the consequences. The twenty-nine year old appeared in court today, charged with four counts of [...]

Jesus Aguilar plays for $10,000 on Tek It or Leave It

Channel Five’s Hit Game Show Tek It or Leave It has offered the opportunity to audience members the chance to win thousands in cash. But the big cash prize of [...]

Customs officials show how to identify contraband cigarettes

The customs department has been working overtime with bogus goods coming in from many fronts, and as recent as last week, it busted a container of fake Marlboro cigarettes valued [...]

P.U.P. candidates protest financial nondisclosure in O.W.

It is political season and around the country both the incumbent U.D.P. and the opposition Peoples United Party, are on the campaign trail for the March fourth poll. As the [...]