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Gaming Control Bill debated in House

The House Meeting in Belmopan was short and sweet today, but not without some highly charged debate. The hot topic for the day was the Gaming Control Bill. According to [...]

U.D.P. says bill will lead to casinos

But while the Prime Minister maintains that the Gaming Control Bill is to regulate what is already occurring, Leader of the Opposition Dean Barrow contends that the bill paves the [...]

Minister of Tourism challenges U.D.P. arguments

Minister of Tourism Mark Espat refused to let Dean Barrow’s comments go unchallenged, however, and cited the establishment of several casinos under the U.D.P. administration. Mark Espat, Minister of Tourism [...]

Youth shot by B.D.F.

In police news, twenty-two year old Rodwell “Granny” Tasher lies in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after allegedly being shot by a B.D.F. corporal on police [...]

Festival of Arts to begin next week

The event so many school children look forward to every year begins next week. The Festival of Arts starts on Monday, May third with twenty-five primary and secondary schools taking [...]

Engineers work to improve professional image

The Association of Professional Engineers and Architects of Belize held a seminar this evening at the Radisson Fort George Hotel. The main objective of the meeting is for architects and [...]

Luxury speedboat built for export

A new boat built in Belize has been launched today: the Eco Jet 18. According to owner of Eco Craft Limited, Stephen Thompson the boat is one of a kind [...]

G. Michael Reid bigs up basketball

Tonight G. Michael Reid gives us a little bit of sports, and a little bit of recreation as he looks at Belize’s team to Cuba and the May Day holiday. [...]

Channel 5 seeking cameraman/editor

Channel 5 is looking for a cameraman/editor to work in our news/production departments. Must have experience in a broadcast environment. Reply to personnel director at

New details on carriers of explosives

Additional details have finally been released by police about the two men arrested on Monday after they transported explosives on a Novelo’s Bus. According to police the two men from [...]

Man caught trying to molest student

Reports reaching News Five are that a man in his twenties is in police custody after he molested a little girl at her school in Maskall. The child reported that [...]

PAHO sponsors disaster preparedness workshop

The second disaster preparedness workshop for this week began today at the WASA conference room. Joan Burke from HECOPAB told us more. Joan Burke, Director, HECOPAB “The main objective is [...]

Manatee to be moved to Mexico

The five month old baby manatee, dubbed Hercules, found stranded in the waters off Vista Del Mar Tuesday morning is still alive at the abandoned shrimp hatchery at mile five [...]

Anteater found by children

News Five often receives calls from viewers about large snakes or crocodiles found near homes. But today, we got a call about a more unusual animal: an anteater. Some children [...]

H.R.C.U. celebrates $100,000,000 in assets

Their logo depicts a man being sheltered from the rain by an umbrella. A simple symbol to illustrate the need to save for a rainy day. The Holy Redeemer Credit [...]

Channel 5 seeking cameraman/editor

Channel 5 is looking for a cameraman/editor to work in our news/production departments. Must have experience in a broadcast environment. Reply to personnel director at

Acros player drowns

A well-known football player died yesterday during what should have been a cool swim on a hot afternoon. Reports are that twenty-eight year old Eldrid “Puntos” Gentle, who played for [...]

Missing girl found but won’t go home

A Queen’s Square Primary School student who skipped school yesterday and made her way to Ladyville is in the care of the Social Services Department. A school truant officer noted [...]

Duty free former employee charged with theft

A former employee of Lauren Duty Free Shop at the Philip Goldson International Airport has been charged with false accounting and theft. Police allege that over a period of almost [...]

Shooting leaves one hospitalized

A man lies in the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was shot last night on West Street. Reports are that shortly after nine p.m. twenty-four year old Jason Cain [...]

School expansions planned

More classrooms and expanded programs for other schools were among the topics discussed at this week’s Cabinet meeting in Belmopan on Tuesday. The Ministry of Education reported that ten classrooms [...]

U.C.B. holds Y2K symposium

The University College of Belize and the Ministry of Education will be holding a symposium on the possible ways in which the Y2K computer virus could affect Belize in the [...]

Orange Walk gets computer center

It’s a lofty goal: provide everyone in the community access to a computer and bring the town into the computer age. On Tuesday Orange Walk was one step closer to [...]

Greenwood to host team to Cuba

Last year coach David Greenwood helped Belize’s CARICOM team win the gold. Today the Belize National Basketball Association announced that they will once again rely on Greenwood to coach our [...]

Southside to get new park

Those of us who enjoy cool evenings walking, watching our children play, or simply sitting on a bench talking with friends at the B.T.L. Park on the Barracks know how [...]