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Big Tom presumed dead in the US

Last night News Five broke the news that thirty-three year old Kenneth “Big Tom” Flowers had been shot dead. The reports reaching us were that he suffered several wounds but [...]

Basketball Federation looks towards pre-Olympic qualifier

A decision of the International Court of Arbitration for Sports, which was delivered on Tuesday, opens the way for the national basketball team to compete in the pre-Olympic games. The [...]

Gene Myvett ready for Centro Basket in Dominican Republic

July is only a short distance away when it comes to practice and preparation for Centro Basket. And while the B.B.F. is scouting players for the next tournament, one of [...]

Four gold and two silver medals from Central American Games

More athletes returned home today from the Central American Games in Panama. The Belize contingent was not as large as other Central American countries so that may be one of [...]

Athletes did well despite lack of training facilities

While victory is sweet for the team, preparing them also came with some level of commitment.  But once everyone knew how important the games were, team delegate, Dale Sutherland says [...]

Keith Swift to be laid to rest in Belmopan

Funeral arrangements are being finalized for television journalist Keith Swift, who was found dead on Monday evening at this home on Lizarraga Avenue by his roommate, Mark Bowman. Swift will [...]

Viewers agree to stiffer penalties for sexual exploitation of children

On Tuesday night we asked our viewers if they support imposing stiffer penalties on offenders of sexual exploitation of children? Ninety eight percent of participants who polled said yes, and [...]

Janay Moguel is recovering from wounds received during shooting

Young Janay Moguel won the hearts of many when she was shot accidentally on Central American Boulevard on February first. One man was killed in the incident, Darrel Williams and [...]

Boat propellers are killing manatees

The large mammals pose no threat to swimmers or divers and manatee sightings are often included in travel packages offered to tourists. But that attention, it seems, is also the [...]

Lawrence Lino sentenced for gun possession

A man who was found with a point twenty-two pistol has been found guilty of firearm and ammunition charges. Nineteen year old Lawrence Lino was caught around two forty-five on [...]

Gwendolyn Young sentenced to five years for Burglary

Forty-six year old Gwendolyn Young, a resident of Conch Shell Bay in Belize City, has been sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted of Burglary.  Young was accused [...]

FirstCaribbean looking for unsung heroes

The First Caribbean International Bank today launched the seventh annual unsung heroes program. It’s an initiative to highlight the work of everyday people who give back to their communities simply [...]

Rare books on display as part of Book Week 2010

If you love reading and share an interest in Belizean history there’s an exhibition showcasing Belizean authors and publishers at the Image Factory.  The collection of writings from different literary [...]