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After protest, Santa Familia RC School gets a new principal

A heated standoff between parents and the administration of Santa Familia Roman Catholic School which saw its enrolment sit out classes for the past two weeks has finally come to [...]

Get smoke and nicotine free on World No Tobacco Day

Did you know that tobacco use is the main cause of preventable deaths? Indeed statistics show that at least five million persons die every year from illnesses linked to the [...]

Corozal’s Art in the Park visits a gallery near you

There is a roving exhibit opening on Saturday night at the Mexican Cultural Institute on Barrack Road in Belize City.  Debra Wilkes Grey, a member of the Corozal’s Institute of [...]

Safiyyah’s groovy weekend entertainment segment

You can know summer is around the corner even though the weather is inclement at times.  And while the skies may have a few outbreaks of showers, some organizers of [...]

Court of Appeal lifts injunction in Telemedia case

Two cases involving the nationalization of Telemedia were heard today in court. In the first, there was positive news for the Ashcroft Group when the Court of Appeal lifted an [...]

Submissions made regarding government takeover of Telemedia

Meanwhile in the Supreme Court, Justice Oswell Legall heard submissions regarding another case involving the nationalization of Belize Telemedia. The British Caribbean Bank and former B.T.L. CEO, Dean Boyce are [...]

Healthy Reef Initiative says moratorium needed on offshore drilling

The prospect of offshore oil drilling has raised strong emotions in the environmental community. On Wednesday, PM Dean Barrow publically said that he wouldn’t put a stop to oil exploration. [...]

APAMO says protest not out of the question if offshore drilling not banned

For its part, APAMO, the Association of Protected Management Organization, which is the umbrella organization for all related environmental groups, reiterated its point in spite of the P.M.’s statement. Edilberto [...]

Do the economic benefits outweigh the risks of offshore drilling?

Our blog has been overflowing with reaction from viewers on the position taken by Prime Minister Dean Barrow on offshore oil exploration. The PM said on Wednesday that he won’t [...]

Wanted for relationship with 16 year old, Harold Crooks caught

Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher “Dudus” Coke is still at large, but Harold Crooks the former commandant of the island’s Special Constabulary Force was arrested this morning at the Ocho Rios [...]

Family optimistic that missing seamen will be found safe

It has been two and a half weeks since the mysterious disappearance of siblings Joseph and Erleon Garbutt who were reported missing when they failed to return from a business [...]

Activists want to prevent crime wave from reaching Belmopan

The Belize Grassroots Youth Empowerment Association has been leading a community based charge when it comes to finding practical as well as controversial solutions to crime.  The group organized a [...]

Church leads the charge for gun amnesty

Operation Jaguar is a week and a half in effect and the presence of the security forces is bringing some relief to the streets of the old capital. But every [...]

Cracker gets 16 years in prison for $400 jacking

Sixteen years, that’s the sentence that Albert Middleton aka Cracker got today before Acting Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer for stealing four hundred dollars in cash, a ring and a cell [...]

Sixty-three year old acquitted of attempted murder

Meanwhile, an elderly man had better luck as he was acquitted of three criminal offences. Sixty-three year old Gerald Westby Senior was charged with Attempted Murder, Use of Deadly Means [...]

Red Cross tells News 5 that it has assessed Tivoli Gardens

More than seventy persons are confirmed dead, casualties of the battle in Jamaica. There is still a state of emergency and in one area, Denem Town, the shootings continue between [...]

Ride Across Belize for Rotary’s Gift of Life

It is not as competitive as the Cross Country Cycling race but it surely has the numbers and the enthusiasm. This morning a sizeable pack of cyclists took off from [...]

Belize Healthcare Partners helps kidney patient

Earlier this week, we brought you the heart wrenching plea of twenty-three year old Greilin Carcamo, a young mother in need of a life saving procedure that she could not [...]

Venezuela’s gift of sight to Belize

Mission Miracle is the Venezuela’s government gift of sight to Belizeans.  The Venezuelans recently deployed doctors to Belize to examine residents who are afflicted with debilitating conditions. After consultations at [...]

Rains synonymous with flood for Kendall crossing

The recent rains over the country have wreaked havoc for people who rely on the Kendall crossing. Since the weekend the crossing has been closed due to flooding in the [...]

Healthy Living looks at a rare condition, brittle bones disease

Today on Healthy Living, we bring to you the touching story of a brave six-year old Anicee Lamoroux. Anicee suffers from a rare bone disorder that has left her severely [...]

Prime Minister speaks about the UDP’s separation from Moya

Belize City Mayor, Zenaida Moya Flowers is offering no comments on her expulsion from her party. That decision was taken last Friday by the U.D.P. Ethics Committee for her explosive [...]

APAMO says ban oil drilling on seabed, but PM defends progress

Licenses issued for offshore oil exploration have stirred up environmentalists. So far eighteen companies have been granted concessions to search for petroleum on land and sea. Some of the concessions [...]

Prime Minister says his law firm’s relation to oil company is transparent

Still on oil, the Prime Minister’s law firm, Barrow and Williams, has been named as having a vested interest in one of the eighteen companies which have concessions to drill [...]

Viewers respond to Operation Jaguar

About seventy B.D.F. soldiers, thirty police officers and a smaller number of Coast Guard personnel are deployed to conduct Operation Jaguar. The financial costs are not known but the operation [...]