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U.W.I. torch run celebrates 50th anniversary

Since it first opened its doors in 1948, the University of the West Indies has grown to become the Caribbean’s most prestigious educational institution. And to celebrate its many achievements [...]

Educators examine new approach to teaching English

We like to tell anyone who will listen that Belize is an English speaking country. While that may be true on paper the fact is that, quite apart from the [...]

Foreign Minister warns of U.S. decertification

It had all the characteristics of a pre-emptive strike not seen since the Six Day War. In a personal letter sent to news editors at Belizean media houses, Foreign Minster [...]

Statistics show big jump in drug seizures

To back up his assertion that any decertification would be for reasons unrelated to drugs, Barrow also cited statistics showing significant improvement in the quantity of drugs confiscated by police [...]

Authorities tight-lipped on Seguro case

What should have been a day of revelation in the continuing saga of Carlos Seguro has instead become bogged down in official red tape. Director of Health Services Doctor Michael [...]

Resident alleges police shot into her house

In crime news things have been pretty quiet, with the exception of a ruction on the southside of Belize City which had one family diving for cover. It was shortly [...]

OAS donates to Women?s Commission

Yesterday it was the government of Japan handing over checks for worthy projects. Today it was the turn of the O.A.S. and the beneficiaries were some deserving women. There was [...]

Unemployed youths organize in P.G.

While some groups in Belize are the beneficiaries of handouts, in Toledo, a group of young people have taken their economic prosperity into their own hands. According to coordinator Ras [...]

Bob Marley exhibition opens at Image Factory

Even if he goes on to produce the works of a Michelangelo there is one image that will always be associated with artist Gilvano Swasey: That of Bob Marley. This [...]

New medical center opens in Belize City

It’s a phenomenon that is all too common in a small place like Belize. For years we’ve suffered with a medical system that, due to a lack of resources, is [...]

Prison superintendent speaks on Seguro case

It was a report that touched the nation when it first hit the airwaves less than two weeks ago…and shocked viewers last night when it was revealed that a prisoner [...]

Burglary ring broken in Belmopan

Police in Belmopan say they have arrested a pair of men whom they believe have been involved in at least six recent burglaries in the nation’s capital. The break in [...]

Van crashes through wall at MCC

It couldn’t fit into yesterday’s crowded newscast, but an accident which fortunately did not prove lethal took place in spectacular fashion on Saturday afternoon in Belize City. This van was [...]

PUP gives tapes to prosecutor, urges prompt action

In other crime news, the People’s United Party today delivered audio recordings to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Adolph Lucas. The recordings, revealed publicly last week, purport to show U.D.P. [...]

UDP plans groundbreaking for new headquarters

In unrelated news, the United Democratic Party has announced that on Saturday, February twenty first, it will officially break ground on its new national headquarters. The building will be located [...]

Japan donates to NGO?s

As non-governmental organizations continue to struggle for financial sustainability, any assistance, from whatever source is always good news. Today three grassroots N.G.O.’s got a helping hand from the Government of [...]

BTB unveils marketing plan

This morning at the Radisson the Belize Tourist Board unveiled its marketing plan for the 1998-1999 fiscal year. With precious little to spend on high powered advertising the B.T.B. is [...]

New guest house opens in Belize City

While the B.T.B. is making plans to market Belize’s many attractions, Belizeans involved in the tourism industry continue to invest in the hope that such marketing will prove successful. The [...]

“Prisoner with AIDS” mistakenly pardoned

It was not a story we covered on Channel Five but it was an interesting piece of news nonetheless. Carlos Seguro, a prisoner who was three years into a five [...]

Multiple vehicle arsons related

It’s the kind of thing that when it happens in isolation it’s not particularly big news. But the destruction of two vehicles by fire in Belize City early Saturday morning [...]

Frank Castro taken from hospital to prison

When accused murderer Frank Castro entered the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital last month, it was on a stretcher. When he left this afternoon, he was in an upright position and [...]

Man killed on Valley Road

The Valentine’s weekend was not a romantic one on our nation’s highways. On Saturday, seventy one year old Justin Flores was knocked down as he walked up the Stann Creek [...]

Northern Highway claims cyclist

A day later, it was much the same story in Corozal. Police found the lifeless body of fifty eight year old fruit vendor Pedro Gomez lying on the side of [...]

Ernesto Saqui wins Audubon Award

He has worked on the front lines of conservation for over a decade… and tonight he is receiving some well deserved recognition. At a ceremony just underway at the Marine [...]

Ernest Meighan wins Valentine?s Classic

Good evening. I?m James Adderley and welcome to this hefty portion of Sports Monday. The Third Annual Shell Valentine Cycle Classic took center stage yesterday as some fifty riders took [...]