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D.P.P. takes on attorney for former P.M. Said Musa

Arguments were presented today by Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl-Lynn Branker-Taitt in the judicial review of Magistrate Earl Jones ruling to commit former Prime Minister Said Musa to stand trial [...]

Two women injured in Newtown Barracks accident

In other news, a traffic accident early this afternoon left two women injured. Shortly before one p.m., thirty-six year old tour guide taxi driver, Mason Hutchinson, was traveling in his [...]

Three minors jack O.K. Store on C.A. Blvd

Three minors this morning jacked O.K. Shop located on Central American Boulevard. Shortly after seven, fifty-six year old businessman, Peng Shou Li and his wife were getting ready to start [...]

Salvador’s President Antonio Saca on farewell tour

Outgoing president of El Salvador, Elias Antonio Saca and his wife will be making a whirlwind visit to Belize this Wednesday. Saca is visiting Central American countries to say farewell [...]

Crispin Jefferies takes over as COMPOL next Monday

The announced shake up within the ranks of the Police Department is about to come on stream. Next Monday, a press briefing will be held at the Raccoon Street Police [...]

Three new lawyers called to the Bar

Before the proceedings in the judicial review of Said Musa’s committal to stand trial in the Supreme Court began this morning, three new lawyers were called to the Bar. The [...]

Swine Flu: Cases reported at bordering Quintana Roo, Yucatan

Countries around the world are facing one of the most daunting challenges since the Spanish Flu ravaged the globe in 1918 and 1919, killing twenty-one million people – more than [...]

Northern border remains open; precautionary measures in place

Along the northern border since Saturday, the monitoring of the Swine Flu epidemic began. Stakeholders at the border in Santa Elena and at the Commercial Free Zone began putting in [...]

Attorneys seek to overturn Musa’s committal to Supreme Court

Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh began hearing of the judicial review of the case of former Prime Minster Said Musa this morning. Attorneys for Musa spent the day submitting their arguments [...]

The old and the new P.U.P. close ranks

Turning to political news, Saturday’s Central Party Council of the P.U.P met as scheduled at Independence Hall. The rumored challenge against the leadership of John Briceño did not materialize and [...]

Cyclist goes to court for threat to Chester Williams

A cyclist has a whole lot to worry about after he allegedly tried to knock down a senior police officer. Forty-six year old Ray Cattouse Junior is accused of attempting [...]

Environmentalists say procedure was not followed at the Peak

Late last week, environmentalist, Sharon Matola of the Belize Zoo said she had nothing to do with an illegal clearing recently discovered by the Belize Audubon Society at the pristine [...]

Cayo Knights, Bishops & Supreme Pawns top chess tournament

It is not a big sport in Belize as basketball, cycling or football, but the population of chess players and fans are growing steadily. And Saturday’s second annual Belize Chess [...]

CARILEC survey says B.E.L. has 2nd lowest electricity rates

The Belize Electricity Limited has been in the headlines for some time over a number of issues ranging from court battles with the Public Utilities Commission, a claim it is [...]

Football, basketball and cycling news from James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. Round three of the Belize Premier Football League competition brought the internecine struggle between F.C. Belize and the Belize Defense [...]

Sharon Matola denies responsibility for clearing at Victoria Peak

The clearing of a portion of the summit on the Natural Monument, Victoria Peak has caused public outrage and tonight denials are coming fast and furious. News Five broke the [...]

Natural Resources to meet SATIIM over TEMASH Natl Park

Last Friday, the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management, SATIIM, protested G.O.B.’s decision to grant U.S. Capital Energy permission to conduct seismic testing in the Sarstoon Temash National Park without [...]

An Environmental Award…but legislation not yet passed

It’s a case of putting the cart before the horse. We refer to the folks at the Belize Tourism Board who held their ninth annual National Tourism Awards on Wednesday [...]

“Pink Eye” outbreak reported

There is an outbreak of viral conjunctivitis, or as it is commonly known, pink eye. Ophthalmologist, Dr. Amin Hegar, told News Five that he has been seeing a growing number [...]

Businesswoman still missing, $10,000 reward offered

There are still no leads in the disappearance of sixty-eight year old Rosa Christina Cornejo, but tonight family members are offering a reward for information leading to her safe return. [...]

Former P.M. Esquivel out of the woods

Three weeks after Government advisor and former P.M., Manuel Esquivel was injured in a traffic mishap on the Western Highway, his medical condition is said to be improving. His daughter, [...]

Three charged for carnal knowledge in Toledo villages

And in the south, three individuals have been charged with the sexual abuse of two fifteen year old girls. In the first case, twenty-one year old Weston Caliz and thirty-five [...]

UNICEF focusing on malnutrition among children

Belize was the fifth country in the world to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990. Protecting the rights of children and meeting the goals [...]

April the Tapir reaches another milestone

They are the five national symbols of Belize: the national flag, mahogany tree, keel-billed toucan, black orchid, and the tapir. And all eyes are on the famous tapir, April, who [...]

Graduation season kicks off at Kolbe

Graduation ceremonies for schools are coming up in the weeks ahead, but at the Ashcroft Rehabilitation Centre at Hattieville, a group of inmates had an early graduation. The seventy-two inmates [...]