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Small house burns to ground

A small plycem house was gutted by fire this morning; fortunately it was unoccupied at the time. According to the National Fire Service, the call came in at around eleven-twenty-three [...]

Over 3000 evacuated from islands

Those who left San Pedro arrived in Belize City by boat. News Five’s Jose Sanchez was at the Water Taxi terminal when the evacuees came ashore. Jose Sanchez, Reporting San [...]

Don and Donna Win $10,000 on KTV Duets

The excitement could hardly be contained at the closing show of KTV Duets on Tuesday night at the Bliss. The fifteen-week show went off with a bang; it started with [...]

Appeals Court rule; Ninth will be law

The two big stories for today have to do with the ninth amendment, which is now in effect and Hurricane Rina. We’ll have the latest on the hurricane that is [...]

Attorney says there should have been a referendum

Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith, who along with Queen’s Counsel Lord Peter Goldsmith represented Vaughan Gill and Ricardo Castillo, told the media that legal challenge of the passage of the Ninth [...]

Who should be held responsible for stolen B.D.F. weapons?

Weeks after the B.D.F. armory was broken into and an arsenal of weapons stolen, no one has been held accountable. So tonight’s question is: Who do you think should be [...]

Hurricane Rina, where are you going?

The northern part of the country, stretching from Belize City to the northern border is under hurricane watch and it looks that Rina, a category two hurricane can further strengthen. [...]

San Pedro and Caye Caulker evacuation

As we said at the top of the newscast, evacuations are taking place from San Pedro and Caye Caulker, bringing residents to the mainland. Residents from the cayes were transferred [...]

Cat tells Court he paid B.D.F. for uniform

Thirty-nine year old Albert Talbert who also goes by the name of Cat was busted with a B.D.F. uniform last Wednesday when police raided his apartment on Maskall Street. Talbert [...]

2 charged for drug trafficking

Also in court today, a woman took the rap on charges of possession of controlled drugs for marijuana that was found inside her neighbor’s house. But the office of the [...]

Roaring Creek minor alleges abuse

There is another case of sexual abuse of a minor. A thirteen year old student from Roaring Creek claims she has been abused by a family member. The allegation is [...]

Senator questions housing loans write-off

The Senate met on Monday in Belmopan. The urgency was for the ratification of the ninth amendment. That did pass, though with a small majority. But there were other issues [...]

Auditor General retires, but reports not vetted

The post of the Auditor General that became vacant on August thirty-first when Edmund Zuniga reached retirement age has been filled. But while the new appointment of Dorothy Bradley on [...]

$10,000 Duets Winner to be announced

The grand finale of KTV Duets takes place shortly. The Bliss will dress up for the gala event that concludes this season of immensely popular local television show. Three duos [...]

Court of Appeal meets in emergency session

It’s a most unusual, in fact from we know, the first time that the court of appeal was convened over an entire weekend and as early as six o’clock in [...]

Injunction temporarily stops the amendment

The appeal session was to start at eleven-thirty this morning, but was quickly moved up to eleven o’clock. Senior Counsel Denys Barrow assumed charge of government’s argument before the full [...]

Final ruling of Court of Appeal on 9th amendment slated for Tuesday afternoon

At a quarter to six, the attorneys came out of the Court of Appeals. Denys Barrow, the government’s lead attorney on the case said that it all boils down to [...]

Godfrey Smith says the case is good for democracy

The attorneys for Ricardo Castillo and Vaughan Gill are holding onto what pundits believe is a shoe string before justices Dennis Morrison, Manuel Sosa and Duke Pollard.  They faced a [...]

Fortis challenges nationalization of B.E.L.

The nationalization of Telemedia has led to the ninth amendment and just when the Government thought the litigation was dying down, another lawsuit has landed at its doorstep. On Friday, [...]

Hurricane Rina eyes Belize

There’s a hurricane watch in effect tonight from Belize City to the north. At this time, NEMO has declared red one. Tropical Depression number eighteen formed on Sunday afternoon and [...]

Senator Hulse says Senate shouldn’t vote on the 9th

While the Court of Appeal was hearing submissions on behalf of Vaughan Gill and Ricardo Castillo, in Belmopan the Senate was meeting as scheduled. By midday the Ninth was ratified [...]

Senate gives merits and demerits of 9th Amendment

Senator Henry Gordon on behalf of the Council of Churches also abstained from the vote siding with business senator Godwin Hulse. Senator Liza Shoman was the only opposition representative in [...]

Teenage murder victim knew his assailants

Another family grieves the murder of one its own in the wild cycle of violence. At the crack of dawn on Sunday morning, Frank Usher, a minor was shot and [...]

2 deaths in P.G.; but is it foul play?

There were two unusual deaths reported in the Toledo District this weekend and one of them may have involved foul play. Just before six o’clock on Friday morning, the body [...]

Duo charged for attempted murder of Justin Teck

Sixteen year old Justin Teck came within inches of death after he was shot to the head on September twenty-seventh. Almost a month later, the teen is recovering and today, [...]