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Sports Guru James Adderley sums up the week in sports

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. As regular season in the Belize Bank Super League Tournament reached its natural conclusion over the weekend, Raymond Gentle City [...]

Prison bus flips at Mile 37, officer dies while inmates trapped

There is crisis in the transportation industry; we will have full coverage of today’s events. But we start tonight with an accident on the Northern Highway. A News Five team [...]

Protest on highway: buses block roads, while tires burn on horizon

The Belize Bus Owners Cooperative essentially shut down the highways at the crack of dawn. Students, workers and commuters could not get to their destination because buses blocked the main [...]

Belize Bus Association President meets with P.M.

The protests were called off when the Prime Minister and the bus association sat down to dialogue. After that meeting at the P.M.’s Belize City office, the Belizean Bus Association [...]

Viewers mixed review about scope of G.S.U. power

Turning to the question of the week; we asked do you think that the scope of jurisdiction of the Gang Suppression Unit should be extended beyond the gangs and the [...]

Source of bus controversy; West Line or transport minister?

The protest paralyzed the country for hours, testing the resolve of the government to deal with its worst national crisis. After Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with the Belize Bus [...]

Bus operators agree to compromise and negotiate

The Chairman of BBOC, Claude Frazer did not attend this afternoon’s press conference. There was tension in the room when it appeared that the BBA had changed its position about [...]

Bus blockades also in Orange Walk

In the north of the country, bus operators also blocked the main thoroughfare into the City. Police descended on the highway to keep things under control. Commuters waited for hours [...]

Some CSEC students affected by road blocks

The transportation crisis disrupted the C.X.C. exams that students were sitting today. Paper Two of the Social Studies were scheduled for this morning and Paper one was set for the [...]

Support for bus owners from Chamber and Communication Workers Union

The bus operators are not alone in their plight and have support from many sectors. Today the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling for quick resolution to the [...]

México Trade Mission to Belize

The protest was not the only event of the day. A trade mission coordinated by the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology, ProMex and the Mexican Embassy [...]

Jose Alpuche was called to the Bar

Jose Alpuche was called to the Bar this morning in a ceremony at the chambers of Acting Chief Justice, Samuel Awich. The motion for his acceptance was made by Attorney [...]

Entrepreneur sells land with forged documents

Also in court, a Buttonwood Bay resident was busted after he solicited money from three persons and used the name of the Minster of Works, Anthony Boots Martinez. Forty-three year [...]

Who will win the annual Miss Y Pageant?

The annual Miss Y Pageant is coming up this Saturday night. It’s an annual event that brings senior contestants to the stage to show that they are still vibrant and [...]

Aurelio Martinez in Concert

Aurelio Martinez is in Belize as part of his Laru Beya world tour and tonight is the first of two concerts at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. The [...]

Cab driver’s assassination leads to more questions

Two persons were murdered on Wednesday; one in the City and the other miles away in the village of Teakettle in the west.  Firstly, when we left you on Wednesday, [...]

1 man shot and chopped to death while another is hospitalized

Earlier we told you about a murder in the city. Hours later, in the western village of Teakettle, a twenty-four year old man was shot in the chest and chopped [...]

Not Guilty for murder and manslaughter

A jury of seven women and five men went into deliberation ten minutes after midday to decide the fate of twenty-nine year old Harrison Smith, who is charged with the [...]

Gang Suppression Unit video and version of raid on home

The pre-dawn swoop on the premises of businessman Miguel Menjivar by the Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit on May twentieth has been the subject of controversy in the aftermath of [...]

Will México cut Belize Electricity Limited for non-payment?

In mid-May at its Annual General Meeting, the Belize Electricity Limited declared that its profits had plunged by five million dollars for the 2010 financial year and that it made [...]

Judge keeps Henry Canton in the citrus industry

A twenty-one page decision was handed down this morning by Justice Minnet Hafiz on the ongoing feud in the citrus industry over strongman Henry Canton. The Citrus Growers Association has [...]

Convicted of burglary on fingerprint evidence

And in the Magistrates Court, twenty year old Elroy McKay, a Ladyville resident, was found guilty this evening for a burglary at the home of Crown Counsel Andrew Bennett. McKay [...]

Bus operators to demonstrate in Belize City

At midday today a deadline given to the Minister of Transport expired. It has been five days since West Line took over several bus runs to the north and despite [...]

U.S. Embassy gives the cops guns, armor and more

The US government stepped up to the plate today to assist in the fight against crime. Through a regional initiative which benefits Central American countries and Mexico, it today made [...]

Feeding Program for Primary School students burglarized

The Yabra Police Community Center has been a fixture for programs designed by grass roots as well as established N.G.O.’s.  Across from the center is a police booth and on [...]