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UNIBAM cautiously optimistic about case

The church state system that many Belizeans have grown accustomed to is being challenged by the homosexual advocacy group UNIBAM. UNIBAM is challenging a portion of the criminal code that [...]

HIV conference shows that drug users have higher rate of infection

Stigma and discrimination against persons affected by HIV/AIDS are high on the agenda of the National AIDS Commission. But there are other pressing problems facing persons vulnerable to the virus. [...]

Victim could not identify attacker, attempted murder case ends

The last of four men, who had been on trial for attempted murder, was today declared free to go after the case fell apart.  Michael Gladden, Kenroy Caine, Alex Smith [...]

Guatemala still using old passport design; president accused of atrocities

Guatemala has proposed to open bids for the printing of four million new passports over the next ten years. Here in Belize, there has been a huge hue and cry [...]

Healthy Living: cholesterol

Like diabetes and hypertension, medical statistics show that there is another health condition that is growing leaps and bounds locally. It creeps in silently and increases the risk of heart [...]

Cop in Gales Point commits suicide

A police officer took his own life just before seven o’clock on Tuesday night. It happened at the Gales point police station where Jose Pam who is originally from Jalacte, [...]

Cocaine intercepted in package at northern airport

Following reports of a wet drop in San Pedro, the Gang Suppression Unit last Friday seized one kilogram of cocaine, which is equivalent to two point two pounds of the [...]

American Global University Rep. clears up allegations

The Ministry of Education today issued a release on the situation with the American Global University School of Medicine, in particular. The release contains six points which the Ministry says [...]

Ministry of Health comments of American Global University

Two medical schools in Belize remain at the center of a controversy following very serious allegations against them by Phillip ‘Faada’ Henry and U.B. professor Patrick Menzies. Both men hosted [...]

City hall temporarily halts Santi’s drainage works

An infrastructural project valued almost a million dollars hit a snag when City Hall temporarily halted the work. The plan by the Minister of State Santino Castillo was to fix [...]

Tourism dollars and arrivals are up

Statistics for tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2013 have been released and they are quite impressive says the director of the Belize Tourism Board.  The hotel sector alone [...]

Vaccination Week in the Americas inside adjacency zone

This morning Belizeans and Guatemalans gathered in the OAS-administered Adjacency Zone between the Belize and Guatemala borders, but there was no talk of the referendum, no conversation about a claim, [...]

Pregnant woman accused of stabbing brother-in-law

A pregnant Belize City woman is being accused of stabbing her brother-in-law during an alleged family dispute. Therese Bowman, a twenty four year old resident of Partridge Street, was escorted [...]

3 day old baby dies under suspect circumstances

A baby, no more than three days old, lost its life under questionable circumstances on April seventeenth. The infant, in an unconscious state, was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial [...]

Did Ladyville resident drown?

There is another death that police are investigating. On Tuesday morning, Ladyville police visited a farm on the Old Northern Highway where they saw the lifeless body of fifty-seven year [...]

CEMO’s official evacuation route for city residents

The 2013 hurricane season begins in June and forecasters predict that this year will see above average storm activity in the Atlantic.  It is anticipated that there will be nine [...]

Villagers say they, not outsiders should repair shelter

Earlier, we reported that the community in Gales Point is grieving the loss of their cop who took his life on Tuesday night. But there is another problem that the [...]

Her royal highness on the new post office stamps

Every so often, philatelists receive a treat when new stamps are released. Stamp collecting is becoming less popular as more people send emails rather than use the official images on [...]

American Global University in spotlight again

Are the American Global University School of Medicine and the Washington University of Health and Science legitimate and accredited medical institutions of learning in Belize? Or are they just well-established [...]

American Global’s Peggy Allen accused of crimes

In the press conference hosted by Phillip Henry and Patrick Menzies, particular attention was paid to Peggy Allen, who is listed as Vice President of Operations of American Academic Services. [...]

American Global University operates in San Pedro

News Five has done a number of stories since 2009 questioning the legitimacy of the American Global University School of Medicine which is again in the news.  Today, we went [...]

Electrocuted by power washer

Orange Walk police are investigating the sudden death of an eighteen year old Mennonite laborer of Blue Creek Village in Orange Walk Town. Clayton Rempel was electrocuted on Monday afternoon [...]

Prime Minister at United Nations with Ban Ki-Moon

Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, on Monday.  Barrow updated the Secretary General on the territorial dispute; the most recent [...]

City hall and Albert Street cab drivers reach compromise

On Monday taxi-drivers from both the Albert Street Taxi Cooperative and Downtown Taxi Cooperative were furious when they showed up at work only to find that they had been moved [...]

Should government share profits with illegal harvesters of rosewood?

And tonight’s question is: Should government share profits with the exporter of rosewood whose company is accused of felling rosewood during the moratorium? Send your comments and responses using your [...]