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B.D.F. soldier flees fatal accident

A B.D.F. soldier, who caused a fatal crash Friday night, made a bad situation worse by stealing a witness’s car and fleeing the scene. Orange Walk police tell News Five [...]

Hit and run driver sought for Ladyville accident

Another driver, who also fled the scene of an accident, is still being sought by police. Reports are that 24 year old Charles Hyde was riding a bicycle on the [...]

Cable company robbers still at large

Police still have no suspects in a brazen robbery at Belize Cable Vision’s downtown office on Friday afternoon. Arwin Arana reported that around 1:30 p.m. three men entered the office [...]

Active hurricane season predicted

If things had gone differently, right now we would still be rebuilding Belize instead of making preparations for the next round of storms to blow through. The 1999 Hurricane Season [...]

James A. Waight Sr. dies

Tonight the Belize Audubon Society is holding its annual general meeting at the Radisson Fort George. But while the election of the new executive, the annual report and remarks by [...]

Fonseca assists US/EU banana negotiations

Minister of Economic Development Ralph Fonseca is assisting with negotiations to resolve the so-called “US/EU Banana Wars”. Last Thursday, Fonseca joined Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur and CARICOM Chairman Keith [...]

Social Security Board consults on reforms

Today, the Belize Social Security Board announced the winners of their essay and poster contests. The essays were judged on structure, style, content and presentation. The first prize of one [...]

NDACC holds school parade

“Families and Communities Uniting to Build a Drug Free Belize” is the theme of the National Drug Abuse Control Council’s National Drug Awareness Week. The observance, which began on Sunday, [...]

Miss Belize comments on pageant in Trinidad

Leading the drug awareness yellow ribbon parade was our very own Miss Belize, Viola Jeffery. Jeffery returned on Saturday after participating in the Miss Universe Pageant in Trinidad last Wednesday. [...]

James Adderley has weekend sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re right on time for another fresh serving of Sports Monday. For some time now football fans have been waiting for a glimpse of [...]

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

Used car dealers angry over duty increases

Used Car dealers who sell by the BelChina Bridge say they will be requesting a meeting with the Prime Minister, who is also Minister of Finance, over what they consider [...]

P.M. tours Orange Walk schools and hospital

Today Prime Minister Said Musa toured the Orange Walk Hospital and district schools. He was accompanied by Orange Walk North Area Representative Servulo Baeza. At Douglas Roman Catholic School they [...]

Belizean Beach almost ready

The Belizean Beach at mile four and a half on the Western Highway is being cleaned and prepared for Sunday’s big bash which will officially reopen the site. Although there [...]

People’s Assembly in Dangriga

The National Civil Society Steering Committee, the National Garifuna Council and the Dangriga Civil Society are hosting the third annual Civil Society Assembly. The two-day event at the Round House [...]

Audubon AGM this Monday

The Belize Audubon Society is inviting all members to its annual general meeting this Monday. Minister of Budget Planning, Economic Development, Investment and Trade Ralph Fonseca will deliver the keynote [...]

Disabilities Week ends with fun day

The National Stadium hosts a lot of sporting events throughout the year, but none are quite as special as the fun day that was held there today. Arreini Palacio reports. [...]

St. Joseph holds science fair

The Festival of Arts showcases Belizean children’s artistic talents, but it is largely up to individual schools to foster their scientific interest. At the end of the school year St. [...]

G. Michael Reid on Festival of Arts

Tonight G. Michael Reid gives credit where credit is due: to the little ones, their parents and teachers and the staff of the Belize Arts Council who have all given [...]

Channel 5 seeking cameraman/editor

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American has heart attack at Turneffe

It was supposed to have been a pleasurable fishing trip from Turneffe Lodge but on Wednesday shortly after the group left the lodge with their guide, seventy three year old [...]

Western Union theft suspect turns himself in

In other police news, the Criminal Investigations Branch has reported that on Wednesday, Hector Castellanos, a former employee of the Western Union branch at Belinsco turned himself in to police. [...]

Workshop held on private and public sectors

Lack of Financing, the Value Added Tax and high utility rates are among the obstacles of doing business in Belize. This is according to a 1997 survey conducted by the [...]

Hilda Hoy dead at 63

News Five is sad to announce that Hilda Mary Hoy, the mother of B.T.L. chairman Lisa Shoman has died. After a prolonged illness, Hoy suffered a massive stroke this morning. [...]

Miss Belize appears in Miss Universe Pageant

Well, if you were watching closely you got to see Miss Belize Viola Jeffery in her national costume last night at the start of the Miss Universe Pageant in Trinidad. [...]