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Opposition against decreased period to investigate new voters

A statutory instrument was passed on January seventh. SI, number seventeen of 2012 extended the period for registration from January tenth to January twentieth. The period for verification of new [...]

Ombudsman contract not renewed

There’s news tonight that the contract of the Ombudsman, Cynthia Pitts, will not be renewed. Pitts is currently winding down her reports and is clearing her office in Belize City. [...]

UNESCO and Belize Literacy unit donate books to 26 schools

Is reading on the decline? Well, the Literacy Unit of the Ministry of Education and UNESCO are teaming up to encourage school children to pick up a book. Hundreds of [...]

St. Joseph Student shines in International Art Competition

There’s some exciting news new tonight involving a St. Joseph Student, Kastanea Cruz, who has now moved on to St. Catherine Academy High School. Cruz has placed third in the [...]

Stabbing victim needs blood to undergo surgery

In this newscast, we often carry pleas for financial assistance for persons who can’t afford medical attention. Well tonight, a Belize City man is in need of assistance, but it’s [...]

Father pleads for financial assistance for heart surgery for his son

There’s another Belize City man that needs assistance. Twenty-one year old Jermaine Elijio has been diagnosed with a serious heart condition and is in need of urgent surgery.  Elijio has [...]

Israeli photography exhibit launched at the House of Culture

Last year, Belize formally recognized Palestine as an independent and sovereign state.  It did not sit well with Israel, but relations have remained constant.  There are various initiatives, including scholarships, [...]

Healthy Living has the reasons why you should get an annual check-up

Most of us realize that it is important to have an annual checkup but not all of us follow through. If one of your resolutions for 2012 included getting healthier; [...]

More on the lowering of electricity rates

Turning to other news, on Tuesday the Public Utilities Commission said it had not received any objections to the proposed six point one-four percent reduction in electricity rates that it [...]

City Resident taken to Hattieville to be murdered

The body of a Belize City man was found on the Burrell Boom road on Tuesday night. Burthen Garoy left his house on Cemetery Road at about six-twenty and less [...]

Alleged PG rape by B.D.F./Police investigated

On Tuesday News Five reported on an incident that involved three women, two Guatemalans and one of Honduran nationality. They alleged sexual misconduct by members of the Belize Defense Force [...]

News of a kidnapping in Concepcion Village

In the north, Corozal police are investigating an early morning kidnapping in Concepcion Village. Shortly before six o’clock a group of five armed, masked men entered the home of twenty-nine [...]

23 years in Belize, but nationality refused

Forty nine year old Valda Bodden has been living in Belize for twenty-three years and she has five children born in Belize. So you would think that Bodden, a sanitation [...]

Hundreds of challenges on voter’s list

There are over five thousand new voters on the electoral list. From what is known, at least a thousand immigrants received citizenship in the past two weeks to be able [...]

Panel of jurors discharged again in case against B.D.F. sergeant

For a second time, the panel of jurors was discharged from the case of B.D.F. sergeant Emerson Michael. On January fifteenth, it was discovered following testimony that one of the [...]

Traditional healers; herbs and spiritualism

With the costs for conventional medical treatment skyrocketing, many in rural communities are turning to traditional healing. Locally, the practice is rooted with the Mayans so NICH today gathered traditional [...]

550 wheelchairs given the Rotarian way

The Belize Rotary Club has teamed up with the Clovis Rotary Club of New Mexico for an ambitious and exciting project. At Old Belize on the Western Highway, the assembly [...]

Police train in Stop and Search

Heavily armed officers conducted a search of a vehicle and retrieved two handguns in the Ladyville area. The handguns were real but the exercise was a simulation in which the [...]

Water rates going down…

The Public Utilities Commission announced a reduction in electricity rates of six point one-four percent on January twelfth; that won’t be final until the end of the month. But this [...]

…But the rates differ for municipalities

The rate reduction to take effect in February, according to Avery, is sort of a slap on the wrist for BWSL which did not implement approved investments. Except for the [...]

No objections to lower electricity rates

As we mentioned previously, the Public Utilities Commission announced a six point four percent decrease in electricity rates earlier this month, which amounts to a drop of about three cents [...]

To prosecute or not prosecute Corporal Peck

There’s dissention in the ranks at the police department. It stems from a raid at the Curassow Street home of thirty-nine year old Police Corporal Gino Peck and his wife [...]

Allegations of soldier raping Guatemalans

There is a disturbing report coming from Punta Gorda and it could mean big trouble for Belize Defence Force soldiers and police officers. An investigation of sexual abuse is underway [...]

American busted for Unnatural Act sends sick note

Brian Sears is the American missionary of Somerset Kentucky, who was charged with Committing an Unnatural Act against three brothers in Sarteneja village, Corozal. Up to the time of his [...]

Kraal Road and GSU flare up

Kraal Road is a well known hot spot, but it has been most uneventful since a truce was reached between numerous gangs last year. The government is spending close to [...]