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Ms. African Queen Intl pageant raises funds for battered women

It is a pageant with a different concept and it centers on the African identity. The proceeds will go to help battered women and children and the contestants will portray [...]

Hit and run victim opens account for donation

We reported a touching news story two days ago on the plight of twenty-nine year old Pamela Stuart, who was knocked down early Saturday morning. Stuart sustained severe fractures to [...]

San Pedro Mayoral candidate on Open Your Eyes

This morning’s Open Your Eyes featured P.U.P. Mayoral Candidate for San Pedro, Baldemar Graniel. The former mayor took a political hiatus in 2003, but says he was lured back to [...]

Healthy Living looks for the causes of fatigue

Whether you live at a fast pace or have a set routine with less activity, there are times when you will feel a sense of weariness that can lead to [...]

Former CitCo HR Manager accuses mayor of lying…

The story of a default in Social Security contributions by City Council has been in the news since Monday. News Five broke the story that over three hundred thousand dollars [...]

…And Mayor Moya explains cheques to sister-in-law

And the mayor also dealt with the never-ending story about the infamous cheques that were disclosed last year by Councillor Mark King. The cheques were made out to Moya’s sister-in-law, [...]

Fire threatens to destroy Li Chee restaurant

If you live in Belize City, you will know of the famous Li Chee Restaurant located on Freetown Road. At around eleven this morning, a malfunction in one of the [...]

UB Belize City Campus wants govt to increase subvention

The budget for 2009-2010 for the Government of Belize is scheduled to be presented to the House of Representatives on March sixth and a big chunk is usually allocated to [...]

Adult and four minors arraigned on Burglary charges

An eighteen year old and four minors were arraigned on robbery charges this afternoon in Magistrate’s Court. A seventeen year old, two sixteen year olds, a thirteen year old and [...]

Police officers train to use Crimes Info Management System

There has been no shortage of burglaries and robberies lately, and with each passing day the criminals are becoming more inventive and daring. The critical Harold Crooks report made it [...]

Prosser Fertilizer robbed of over $1,900

Just before midday this past Tuesday two men robbed Prosser Fertilizer located on North Front Street of cash and items valued at over two thousand dollars. Manager, Henario Bolon, says [...]

Court’s collection agent missing over $16,000

An agent of Courts Belize Limited in San Pedro has unwittingly deprived the furniture and electronics store of over sixteen thousand dollars. Thirty-nine year old Jose Paz, of Milo’s Center [...]

Toledo man killed by falling tree

On Tuesday in an unfortunate workplace accident an eight inch steel object pierced the chest of Shipyard resident David Enns and killed him. The result of the post-mortem revealed that [...]

Mexico/Belize meet to discuss areas of cooperation

Belize and Mexico cooperate in many areas and there is an active programme between the two. Today an official delegation from Mexico met with its counterparts at the House of [...]

Coastguard wasn’t called to assist with Cuban situation

Last night we reported that the vessel the Cubans used to travel to Belize was still lodged on the reef. And today, the Coastguard’s Admiral Cedric Borland says that is [...]

Canaan High School receives food dehydrator

It probably looks like a piece of office equipment, but the food dehydrator is really what its name reflects. The equipment was donated to the students at Canaan Seventh Day [...]

Senior citizens awarded for contributions to society

This morning over twenty seenagers from all across the country were recognised for their contributions to society in the ceremony called the Golden Heroes Award. The event was hosted by [...]

City Council admits it owes S.S.B. big money

City Hall is admitting that it owes Social Security contributions in contradiction to what Mayor Zenaida Moya told News Five yesterday in respect of over three hundred thousand dollars owed [...]

No audit from CitCo before municipal elections

But still there is not going to be an audit of the finances at City Hall under the stewardship of Mayor Zenaida Moya, not before the March fourth elections, despite [...]

P.U.P. mayoral aspirant denies knowledge of scholarship scam…

It’s the count down to elections and the campaign is beginning to pick up dust from both sides of the political spectrum. Belize City Mayor, Zenaida Moya when confronted on [...]

…But if elected, Chubby has 7 point plan to manage city

But while Reneau explained the scholarship fraud, he also took time to outline his team’s plan to govern the city. The city, according to Reneau, will be managed based on [...]

Cane farmer’s widow wants investigation into his death

It is three weeks since the horrific killing of Antanacio Gutierrez in one of the worst strikes in the country. Today, while the dust has settled at the Tower Hill [...]

Cubans in custody; boat still on reef

The story of the Cubans that were found off the coastof Belize is unraveling and more details have been uncovered. A reliable source has informed us that there were two [...]

Woman claims $190,000 loss of items in unlawful eviction

Last night we reported on a controversy over the ownership of a building at the Farmer’s Market and tonight the tempest has increased to a war of words. This morning [...]

Albert St. businessman robbed by cop and accomplices…

An Albert Street businessman was robbed near the entrance of his home. At about two o’clock Monday morning, fifty-three year old Madhu Babani, the proprietor of Swamy’s Boutique, arrived at [...]