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Contents of shipping container gone missing

Officials from the Customs and Excise Department have launched an intensive investigation into the mysterious disappearance of the contents of a twenty-foot container which was destined for the Commercial Free [...]

Pilot boat disappears without a trace

While customs officials are looking into the puzzling loss of cargo en route to the Commercial Free Zone another investigation is currently underway at the Port of Belize Limited where [...]

Ismael ‘El Buky’ Chacon is the KTV Latino king

Turning to the hottest and most watched Tuesday night television show, what started out as an entirely new concept for a local live production, culminated with a bang on Tuesday [...]

Going to the chapel and getting married with Channel 5 as the best man

So what’s next? A reality wedding.  The couple who won the bid for Channel Five’s new show: from Yes to I do, Channel Five Will Follow You – was announced [...]

Viewers say curfew should be installed for teens

There have been many incidents of sexual exploitation and violence against children and teenagers in recent days. We asked the question “Do you support a curfew for teenagers?” Those participating [...]

Cabinet denounces park to parking lot idea

Belize City has few parks, and by all accounts only one is frequented by families every weekend and that is the BTL Park on Princess Margaret Drive.  To fulfill a [...]

Accused gunman befriends his victim; case closed

Back in 2008, Osman Mitchell was shot as he was on his way visit his child. The trial into the shooting was finally set to begin today in the Supreme [...]

Police pull in homemade gun on West Canal

A police raid at a residence on West Canal on Tuesday yielded a makeshift firearm and two rounds of live ammunition.  The bust led to the arrest of five persons [...]

Guatemalan woman tries to con Social Security Board

A Guatemalan woman who has lived in Belize for over ten years has been caught in a scam against the Social Security Board. Twenty-two year old Mirna Ramirez has been [...]

Inmate caught with marijuana in his Pringles

There were no reported shootings or murders in the city on Tuesday night possibly because everyone was tuned in to KTV Latino.  However, the police have been busy keeping marijuana [...]

Audubon calls on artists and photographers

The Belize Audubon Society is one of the environmental groups that works all year round to promote sustainable development and preservation of the country’s resources.  You may want to dust [...]

April the tapir celebrates twenty-seven years at the Belize Zoo

It’s another milestone for the tapir we have come to know and care for over the years. And what’s a birthday without a party? April, is among the first animals [...]

Caribbean countries discuss management of the fishing industry

Representatives from various organizations and government ministries in the Caribbean are on a working visit to Belize to discuss effective leadership in the fisheries sector.  The catch is decreasing and [...]

Community Policing Unit holds open day in city hot zone

Their job is to keep the peace and restore law and order to the community, but today the Police Department was engaged in another form of public service.  The Yarborough [...]

How much do you know about cancer?

The annual month of activities focusing on cancer awareness has traditionally been held in October in honor of the founder of the Belize Cancer Society, Juliet Orosco Soberanis. But this [...]

Free full moon concert for Mister Peters at Gracie Rock

Wilfred Peters is known for old time classics such as Solomon Gyah and the more recent hits like Run Mister Peters Run.  Earlier this month the King of BrukDong Music [...]

Jamaican fishermen recovering after 36 days lost at sea

On Monday we reported that two of five fishermen from Jamaican had been rescued after they were lost for more than month at sea. Anthony Hibberd and Jason Noble set [...]

Another convict escapes from prison

Another inmate flew the coop on Monday night shortly after seven o’clock.  Edgar Roberts, a resident of Independence Village, who is not considered to be armed and dangerous broke free [...]

Pablo Diaz charged for murder of San Lazaro villager

There has been an arrest for the murder of Orange Walk resident Josue Velasquez.  On Monday, Orange Walk Police charged nineteen year old Pablo Diaz, a laborer of San Lazaro [...]

Do you support a curfew for teenagers?

Close to six hundred and fifty persons polled on last Friday’s question on whether or not they felt that their personal safety is more at risk. As many as ninety [...]

General Sales Tax Unit checks receipts and shelves

A number of business establishments in the city got surprise visits today from the GST Department and the Bureau of Standards. The spot checks were to determine if the businesses [...]

Beach was manifesto; not turning park into parking lot

As part of the campaign promise for re-election last year, the Belize City Council promised to bring back the beach at the seafront of the B.T.L. Park along Marine Parade.  [...]

Will there still be sour oranges in the citrus industry this week?

The Citrus Growers Association and Citrus Products of Belize Limited have been embroiled in a bitter legal battle that has left a lingering and sour taste in the citrus industry. [...]

Kainie Manuel charged with fourteen counts of Theft

On Monday, News Five aired the story of Kainie Manuel, the former reporter of the San Pedro Sun who is in trouble with the law for theft of forty-five thousand [...]

They assaulted him and stole his vehicle, but he’s forgiven them

A businessman who was partying with two men he met at a local bar on April twenty-second was robbed of his car, a 2000 gold Jeep Cherokee, and a thousand [...]