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Cabinet takes back 9.3 of Belize City lagoon

The Krooman Lagoon; it made the news since July fifteenth because it is a reserve that provides drainage for the old capital and it had been parceled off, leased and [...]

Audubon speaks of lagoon’s importance

While Cabinet has decided on the Krooman Lagoon, the Belize Audubon Society has also agreed with the ecological importance of it as a reserve for species. But more importantly, the [...]

Family believes youth was murdered

The family of sixteen year old Kevin Francis is making strong allegations against the police department in the death of the St Michael’s College student. Francis’ body was discovered behind [...]

Dangriga resident killed during hit and run accident

While the pathologist says the sixteen year old student died from hanging, the family of Jackie Bernardez want answers as to who is responsible for the loss of her life. [...]

Police pathologist says businessman died quickly

Businessman and ambassador, Oscar Ayuso Junior, died of an apparent suicide last Saturday evening. And while the Ayuso family is grieving his death, the Police Pathologist, Dr. Mario Estradabran says [...]

N.T.U.C.B. against amendments to Essential Services Act…

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize this past Monday issued its formal position in respect of a proposal to amend the Essential Services Act which would affect hundreds, if [...]

…And claims its spot on Housing Committee

Still on the N.T.U.C.B., it wrote letters earlier this month to the Minister of Housing, Michael Finnegan and to PM Barrow regarding placement on two committees. That sparked Finnegan’s ire [...]

Belize City house collapses with family of twelve

A house occupied by twelve persons collapsed Monday night in Belize City. A few of the occupants were on the veranda playing dominoes when it fell off its pillars. They [...]

“Bruk Down” CT-Scan machine at K.H.M.H.

There is some bad news on the health front for some persons needing CT-scans and certain surgeries. That’s because the CT-scan equipment at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is out [...]

N.T.U.C.B. wants Commission of Inquiry to be fair

Still on the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, when we caught up earlier with the N.T.U.C.B., News Five queried their concern on the Commission of Inquiry that has been established by [...]

Mark Conorquie charged for manslaughter of cyclist

It was busy in the courts today. And a man charged with Manslaughter by Negligence is out on bail of five thousand dollars. The traffic accident for which forty year [...]

Man charged for Assault with a flower

In another case before Magistrate Aretha Ford, twenty-eight year old Devon Jones pleaded guilty to a charge of Common Assault. But it was not the average charge since Jones could [...]

Double jeopardy; 2 sentences for the same crime

Also in court, Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh is expected to intervene and make a decision as to whether a Caye Caulker resident will spend two years behind bars or be [...]

PACT awards 7 scholarships in environmental studies

They are known for the protection and conservation of the environment, and tonight, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust, is also celebrating education. Since 2002, the organization has been providing scholarships [...]

The art of making the primero and segundo drums

Drumming is a major part of the Garifuna culture. But it is not limited to that culture alone, since we all indulge in Garifuna music ever so often. While it’s [...]