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What Belize can expect from Mitch

Belizeans across the country have been glued to their TVs and radios to monitor the progress of what is probably the worst storm to ever threaten Belize. About an hour [...]

City Council offers free transport

While forecasters at the Belize Weather Bureau continue to track the movements of the powerful hurricane, in Belize City and rural areas, shelters are beginning to open for people who [...]

B.D.F. prepares

This morning the Belize Defense Force held a news conference to outline the B.D.F.’s role in preparing for and dealing with Hurricane Mitch. Major Shelton DeFour, the force operations and [...]

NEMO issues advisories

To assist the public with their plans for their businesses and families the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) issued several bulletins today. Among these was the announcement that several cayes [...]

Tourists take no chances

As Belizeans called relatives inland to arrange temporary housing or contemplated going to shelters, many of the visitors to our shores– and even nearby waters — opted to try and [...]

Sports Monday with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and as we stare Hurricane Mitch in the eye, here’s another version of Sports Monday. Yesterday’s B.F.L. showdown at the M.C.C. Grounds brought the struggling [...]

Juanita’s and Sons up in flames

It seemed like a case of deja-vu, but the heat and flames on Albert Street last night and its accompanying blackout were real. In the daylight city residents could only [...]

Safer delivery for butane

The tragic accident, which killed three people and left four others burned when a butane tank exploded during a delivery in the Orange Walk District, has left everyone a little [...]

Tropical Storm Mitch bears watching

Forecasters say it’s no cause for concern right now; but the slow moving Tropical Storm Mitch in the western Caribbean should be monitored over the next couple of days. According [...]

Prime Minister comments on judiciary

The debate continues over three appointments to the judiciary made by the previous Attorney General Dean Barrow just prior to the elections. Last night on News Five the Prime Minister [...]

Cisco gets highway contract

The stretch of the Hummingbird Highway between the Sibun River Bridge to the Caves Branch Bridge will be rehabilitated with funds secured from the eighth European Development Fund. This afternoon [...]

Bikes for truant officers

In a nation where so many people value education as a means to improving their lives, it is shocking to realize that four thousand children miss school at least three [...]

G. Michael Reid on political pitfalls

In tonight’s edition of the Last Word G. Michael Reid comments on the inevitable changing of the guard after elections and the sometimes unpleasant side effects of wearing your political [...]

Undersized conch confiscated

The protection of Belize’s marine resources got a boost today with the arrest of three people caught red-handed with illegal sized conch in their possession. Responding to a tip, fisheries [...]

Rhett Fuller’s attorney says he will fight extradition

This afternoon the attorney, friends and family of Rhett Fuller, the young Belizean businessman presently facing extradition charges to the Unites States for allegedly being involved in a murder over [...]

Man tries to shoot wife

Police have released details of an incident of domestic violence over the weekend which has the common law husband in custody for reportedly trying to kill his wife with a [...]

Grandmother arrested for marijuana

A report out of the north reveals that one of our modern grannies may be involved in activities other than baby sitting and crocheting doilies. Seventy-seven year old Saturnina Gamboa [...]

Driver arrested for sex with child

Police have arrested a Belize City driver for allegedly having sexual relations with a twelve year old girl. The child told police last week that George Abrahams of Faber’s Road [...]

Two in custody for burglary

Police investigating the theft of almost thirty thousand dollars in cash and jewelry from a store in Belize City last week have apprehended two men and recovered some of the [...]

A.P. Rowland dies from illness

Assistant Commissioner of Police Alvan Rowland died this morning at the Karl Heusner Memorial after a short illness. Rowland devoted the greater part of his life to law enforcement entering [...]

“Roots” owner says station not for sale

Last night Channel Five reported that veteran broadcaster Colive Cabral was looking to buy the small Belize City radio station Roots Radio. Cabral told Channel Five’s Stewart Krohn that he [...]

Intern’l students hold exhibit at U.C.B.

If you wanted something other than rice and beans today, U.C.B. was the place to be. The International Fest and Dance featured something sweet, something sour and a lot of [...]

Startling new stats on HIV/AIDS

Most of us don’t want to hear about it anymore, but turning away won’t make it go away. Tonight Patrick Jones has a startling reminder of the AIDS epidemic that [...]

Musa and Barrow give views on judicial appointments

Earlier this week the Leader of the Opposition Dean Barrow sent a letter to the Prime Minister objecting to Said Musa’s proposal to revoke several appointments Barrow had made to [...]

Advertising exec. could face murder charges in U.S.

Belize City businessman Rhett Fuller was today arrested and now faces possible extradition to the United States. Fuller’s arrest is the result of a request by the United States government [...]