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Crimestoppers honours program supporters

Crimestoppers Belize has done their fair share in assisting the Police Department to close cases. It uses anonymous tips from the public and offers rewards to encourage people to report [...]

Liberty Foundation home for kids holds fundraiser

The Liberty Foundation is still strapped for cash. And with the new school year only days away, the foundation is putting off its second annual fund-raising event. In late June [...]

Local artist returns to showcase paintings

He recently moved to Verona, Italy, but Belizean artist and cartoonist, Charles Chavannes, is back home and he is putting on display a collection of his most recent artwork. The [...]

“Notthing Nice” musical artist releases new CD

He calls himself “Notthing Nice”, but contrary to this, Allen Martinez says he spreads positive messages in his music. The local artist came to News Five studios today to get [...]

Safiyyah finds weekend entertainment and Turtle Inn

Hey I’m Safiyyah and this is what’s happening Belize? This is the last weekend in August and there are plenty of activities to do all over, from North to South. [...]

Channel 7 owner/Telemedia Chair stops ads on Channel 5

We told you on Monday night that we are home safe, that the legal detachment of Great Belize Productions/Channel Five had taken place before the G.O.B.’s nationalization of Belize Telemedia, [...]

Nationalization not good for B.E.L., says C.E.O.

And in respect of the take over to Telemedia, G.O.B.’s apparent knee jerk reaction to concerns on how a commercial dispute precipitated its acquisition of the telephone company came in [...]

Opposition lashes out against nationalization of Telemedia

While they did not vote in unison, the opposition People’s United Party has reacted to Monday’s takeover of Belize Telemedia by the government. A release this evening says that “the [...]

Fire at Foam Factory

It is business at usual at the Belize Foam and Furniture Limited, where a fire destroyed a concrete structure and its contents. News Five’s Jose Sanchez was at the scene [...]

Are Succotz teachers being transferred against their will?

Primary schools open on Monday but for teachers in Benque Viejo del Carmen and Succotz Villages, eleventh hour transfers are taking place. This is because the Ministry of Education indicated [...]

Treaty of Chaguaramas improves Heineken imports

There are two things that people say are inescapable, that is death and taxes. But some of you would probably add beer to that list. But now with the implementation [...]

Two men charged for robbery of Global Consultants

Two men were charged in connection with Tuesday’s robbery of a business located a short distance from the Queen Street Police Station. At eleven-twenty a.m. on Tuesday two men armed [...]

Vegetable farmer with 2.5 lbs of herby marijuana

It’s usually one or the other, but when a vegetable farmer from the Corozalito Village appeared in Magistrates’ Court, he was slapped with a fine and jail time. At around [...]

Corozal resident shot by ex-lover’s boyfriend

And in the north, a shooting in an apparent case of jealousy shortly after midday on Wednesday has left a Hall’s Layout mason in critical condition at the Northern Regional [...]

Pianist returns to give concert and tutors

After a month of working with one of Belize’s best pianists, the youths who participated in the Institute of Creative Arts’ Summer Arts Institute program are ready to take center [...]

Healthy Living takes a closer look at eye protection

It’s no secret that the sun has adverse effects on our health. We are regularly bombarded with messages of skin cancer and the necessity of sunscreen. But putting on enough [...]

B.E.L. concerned over nationalization of utility company

A commercial dispute has ended up in the nationalization of Belize Telemedia. Since Tuesday the Government took over full control of the telephone utility company, which, at least for now [...]

Senator’s vote did not represent Chamber’s position

Following Telemedia’s takeover on Monday, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry stated that they viewed with concern the Amendment to the Telecommunications Act and the haste with which it [...]

Senator Hulse clarifies his position on nationalization

The Senator spoke to News Five today and said he does not have a problem with any other company related to the Ashcroft group of companies, including Smart, the other [...]

Belize Business Bureau says govt was hasty with Telemedia

But while Hulse says he feels he did the right thing, the Belize Business Bureau does not support his position. President of the Bureau, Misael Flores, told News Five today [...]

B.E.L. says it can supply country’s power demands

You will know that there have been scheduled blackouts around the country. In July the Public Utilities Commission (P.U.C.) held a press conference regarding the loss of power supply from [...]

Instead of charging company, Sgt. Harasses Melonie Coye

It was an emotional day in court in respect of the ongoing money laundering case against the Coye family. Michael Coye, his wife, Marleni Coye, their daughter, Melonie Coye and [...]

Construction worker shot in the foot

In news on other crimes, a broad daylight shooting around ten-thirty Tuesday morning left a construction worker with a bullet wound to the leg. Forty-three year old Andrew Azueta told [...]

Robbers hold up business near police station

On the other side of town, robbers struck close to the Queen Street Police Station minutes later on Tuesday morning. Shortly after eleven a.m., Global Consulting Services located at the [...]

Canadian national prefers jail time instead of paying fine

A Canadian who was acting disorderly at the Battlefield Park earlier this year is behind bars tonight after he was found guilty of the offense. Forty-seven year old David Allen [...]