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W.H.O. declares stage six; H1N1 reaches pandemic level

There are still no local confirmed cases of the influenza A H1N1, even though the epicenter of the virus is neighboring Mexico. This morning the virus was declared the first [...]

Cruise ship quarantines six crew members for flu

On the day that a H1N1 pandemic was declared by the W.H.O., alarm bells sounded when a cruise ship that docked at the Belize City port, advised that crew members [...]

…And Hollywood superstar John Travolta visits Belize

While there was a frenzy at the Tourism Village, John Travolta caused quite a stir when it became known that he was one of the passengers on the Enchantment of [...]

Investigation into death of toddler complete

We have been unable to confirm from the Ministry of Health, but Andy Jones the husband of Cenaida Reymundo, says in an email to Channel Five, that the ministry has [...]

Maya land rights case adjourned to Friday

The long running Maya land rights case against the government was back in court on Wednesday. Hundreds travelled from south to the city in support or against the issue of [...]

Two men charged for possession of one bullet

Also in court, two men plus one bullet, that equals jail time. And in this case, the bullet was allegedly being smuggled into prison by thirty year old Alwin Marin [...]

Councillor meets with F.I.U. over compromised database

The Financial Intelligence Unit has said that the Cemetery Road MoneyGram agency was shut down because of an identity theft scam. But the investigations are ongoing and the public still [...]

Mayor comments on council’s financial controller

Immediately after the March fourth elections, Prime Minister Dean Barrow appointed a financial administrator to City Hall in response to the allegations of lack of controls. And what does the [...]

Public is urged to continue precautionary measures for flu

Earlier in the news cast we reported on the close call at the Tourism Village when crew members on a visiting cruise ship were kept in isolation because of flu-like [...]

H1N1 forces temporary closure of Chetumal schools

The State of Quintana Roo has not yet reported any new confirmed cases of H1N1 flu since the first outbreak. But lately a number of persons have reported swine flu [...]

Bus carrying tourists involved in accident on highway

It has not been a good day for visitors to the jewel. Shortly before eight this morning, a bus carrying tourists en route to Jaguar Paw for cave tubing ran [...]

National Festival of Arts ends with lots of prizes

The three-day National Festival of Arts finished its run today with another round of performances from primary schools around the country. This morning, students from Cayo as well as a [...]

Healthy Living looks at immunization of babies

In Healthy Living this week we look at what parents need to do to keep children and babies healthy – immunization. Marleni Cuellar, Reporting When it comes to preventative health [...]