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Common-law wife of accused child molester wants children back

Earlier this week the common-law wife of former S.J.C. teacher Carlos Milan, accused of molesting her seven-year-old daughter, filed an affidavit with the Magistrate’s Court to drop all charges. Today [...]

$52,000 counterfeit U.S. found in Orange Walk

Orange Walk police have discovered fifty two thousand dollars in counterfeit U.S. currency at an Orange Walk Town hotel room. As a result of the discovery, three men have been [...]

P.G. youth charged with raping niece

An eighteen year old has been charged with raping his twelve year old niece. Reports are that Martin Chen, a laborer of Poppy Show Road in the Toledo District went [...]

Utilities Commission Bill passed by House

Among the election promises made by the P.U.P. was the establishment of a Public Utilities Commission to regulate rates being charged to consumers. Today the government moved one step closer [...]

U.D.P. questions need for conditions for marital rape

While the Public Utilities Commission may have an impact on the Belizean pocketbook, reducing crimes against women and children is the purpose of another Bill presented by Minister of Human [...]

B.T.L. to pay largest dividends ever

Over five hundred shareholders crowded the Biltmore Plaza Thursday night to find out just how well their company, B.T.L., performed over the last financial year… and they weren’t disappointed. Gross [...]

Y.E.A. holds family day

This Saturday, the inmates of the Youth Enhancement Academy will host family and selected friends at the Ladyville compound at their second “Family Day”. They want the people they care [...]

Lions discuss plans for 2000

On Sunday the Belize Club of the International Association of Lions will meet in its first cabinet meeting to discuss its plans for the year 2000. Governor of District 59, [...]

Peace Corps volunteers sworn in

They are about to be assigned to villages all over the country for two years of service, but today thirty Peace Corps volunteers were sworn in by the American Ambassador [...]

Streets of Belama named after popular personalities

Belizeans have always had a fondness for honoring special people by naming something after him or her. There is the Leo Bradley Library, the Gwen Lizarraga High School, the Baron [...]

Child’s mom cuts deal but accused molester still charged

Contrary to reports this week that child molestation charges have been dropped against former S.J.C. teacher Carlos Milan, the case is still before the courts. Although the child’s mother, who [...]

Ground broken for new police building

Calling it a signal of the strong partnership between the United States of America and Belize, Minister of National Security Jorge Espat broke ground this morning for the new Joint [...]

Soldier testifies killing was in self defense

Also in Belmopan, the Commission of Inquiry into last month’s fatal shooting of a Guatemalan by B.D.F. soldiers in Arenal Village has completed its third day. Ten year old Jerson [...]

Youth charged in M.C.C. Grounds shooting

In other police news, eighteen year old Theodore Parchue has been charged with dangerous harm, use of deadly means of harm and attempted murder. On Tuesday July 27th, Parchue was [...]

Minister of Commerce meets with private sector

Today it was a packed house at the Belize Institute of Management as members of the private sector sat down to discuss how the Ministry of Commerce and Industry can [...]

B.T.L. enlarges presence in Belmopan

Last October when Hurricane Mitch forced the migration to Belmopan, B.T.L. decided that it might make sense to relocate some of their operations there permanently. This week, the company inaugurated [...]

Long Barracks replaced by new homes

Until two days ago, several families were living in a large house known as the Long Barracks. This building will be demolished and today groundbreaking ceremonies were held for the [...]

Contestants prepare for Miss Teen Belize Pageant

There is Miss Belize, the Queen of the Bay, Miss Y for seniors, and now there is Miss Teen Belize. This Friday night teenage girls from around the country will [...]

Police seek help from abroad to stop murders

On Monday night, city residents attended a vigil for the four Belize City girls who have been murdered. Among the concerns were the lack of leads in three of the [...]

Mexicans apprehended trying to smuggle whiskey

But today’s press conference was not called to discuss the Belize City child murders, that was incidental, but to announce the apprehension of seven Mexicans and a Honduran for reportedly [...]

Brutality allegations result in investigation

In other police news, as a result of a report filed with the Ombudsman Paul Rodriguez, two police officers have been interdicted from duty pending investigations of allegations of police [...]

B.D.F. border shooting inquiry continues

Meanwhile in Belmopan the Commission of Inquiry investigating the killing of Guatemalan Mateo Ramirez by a B.D.F. patrol has concluded its second day of deliberations. Six witnesses were called including [...]

Freetown Sibun steps up hicatee conservation

A visitor’s center was inaugurated today in Freetown Sibun as part of the village’s program to protect their river turtles. News Five has been following this community’s tireless efforts over [...]

City’s poor encouraged to take advantage of assistance programs

Politicians will tell you Belizeans are most vocal about the need for more jobs and affordable housing. But while the low to middle income families clamor for more government programs [...]

Inquiry convened on killing of Guatemalan by B.D.F.

The Commission of Inquiry into last month’s shooting death of a Guatemalan began today in Belmopan. The proceeding, which is similar to a coroner’s inquest, will determine whether excessive force [...]