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Private sector organizes to fight new business tax

It was first mentioned by the Prime Minister in March, tabled as a bill in the House last week and details didn’t reach the public until Wednesday. But by today [...]

Bradley vows to speak out, win or lose

In headaches of a political nature talk show host turned politician Dickie Bradley is demonstrating that he intends to keep speaking out — no matter which party is in power. [...]

Trinidad may pull out of CARICOM basketball

There is bad news for basketball fans as reports out of Trinidad and Tobago indicate that the T & T national basketball team has decided to withdraw from the CARICOM [...]

Cayo villager victim of apparent suicide

In crime news, a forty three year old man from the village of Las Flores, just outside Belmopan has apparently become the latest addition to the list of persons who [...]

All Saints student tops B.N.S.E.

For over five thousand candidates who sat the Belize National Selection Examination, judgement day has come. The results for the exam, which was held on May fourth, were announced today [...]

Pen Cayetano returns for music competition

He’s not here for turtle shells or pretty scenery. German based Belizean artist Pen Cayetano has come home not to play or paint, but to present a musical award named [...]

Library hosts reading competition

Several weeks ago we ran a story on the opening rounds of a reading competition sponsored by the National Library Service. This morning we returned to Princess Margaret Drive for [...]

G. Michael Reid on keeping Belize clean

“Beta no litta” was the theme of a particularly imaginative public service campaign to clean up the nation’s highways. But while the music had a good beat and the drama [...]

Catholic bishop warns against racism by authorities

Like many big news stories in Belize the mass robbery and accompanying murder which occurred on the Hummingbird Highway on May second has faded from the nation’s headlines. But the [...]

U.S. donates trucks to police

We’re not sure if it has anything to do with the failure of police to lay a hand on a truckload of Guatemalan murderers on May second but the U.S. [...]

P.G. man killed in freak accident

A freak accident in Toledo has left a Punta Gorda man dead. Thirty seven year old Simeon Coleman was driving down the Southern Highway from Big Falls to the district [...]

C.E.T. open house showcases student progress

Two well known educational institutions opened their doors to the public today and News Five’s Arreini Palacio, herself on summer break from U.W.I., went back to school. Her first stop [...]

Teacher’s College highlights achievements

While the kids at C.E.T. were looking toward the new millennium the students at Belize Teacher’s Training College were focussed on other activities. It was a dream come true for [...]

Thousands vote in youth elections

While election fever may be raising the temperature of Belize’s body politic, a different type of democratic voting took place throughout Belize today. The choices were not between red and [...]

Sankey hands over P.U.P. Queen’s Square nomination to Dickie Bradley

It was a tactic lifted right out of the U.D.P. playbook. Take a well-known personality with a flair for the unexpected, and place him in a constituency against a strong [...]

Bradley says it’s time to stop talk and start to fix the nation’s ills

With Sankey’s unequivocal blessing Bradley was formally endorsed by the P.U.P. Queen’s Square Committee. It then remained for the new candidate to have his first face off with the media. [...]

Coke truck robbed, Mayflower Street residents complain of police brutality

In crime news there was excitement aplenty on Belize City’s south side this afternoon. News Five’s Patrick Jones was on the scene and files the following report. The mid afternoon [...]

Students compete in anti-drug quiz

Much of Belize’s crime can be traced to drugs. In an effort to help kids avoid that pitfall the National Drug Abuse Control Council this morning held an unusual competition [...]

News Five wins journalism award

In a contest of a different nature we are pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year Channel Five has been named as the recipient of the prestigious Sandals [...]

Chaa Creek named Caribbean Green Hotelier of the Year

In related news another Belizean company has been honored in the region, this time in the tourism field. Chaa Creek Resort of Cayo has been selected as the Caribbean Hotel [...]

Monkey River loses its beach

It was a story from a part of the country from which little is heard and still less is ever seen by the Belizean public. Early this year News Five [...]

UNICEF voting on Thursday

In a final note young people across the nation are reminded that Thursday is your chance to vote… No, not to chose a new government, but to express your opinion [...]

Government proposes new taxes on businesses

In Friday’s newscast we reported on a new initiative by the Prime Minister to abolish corporate income tax and exempt from personal income tax all individuals earning less than twenty [...]

P.U.P. states position on trade and investment

And while they may be studying the latest tax proposal, members of the People’s United Party have been speaking their mind about other matters of economic importance. On Friday night [...]

Man stabbed in Orange Walk

Authorities are investigating the stabbing death of a man in Orange Walk Town. According to a police report, twenty-two year old Francisco Ack was walking along Lover’s Lane at about [...]