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Dengue’s back, destroy mosquito breeding spots

The Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug may have residents of Belize City anxiously examining their plants, but they may also want to start checking their yards for stagnant water. That’s right, [...]

B.E.L. workers threaten to strike

Belize Electricity Limited got a shock from its employees this week, when they threatened to walk off the job. The Belize Energy Workers Union says it will go on strike [...]

P.M. asks for fairer trade, supports Taiwan

Prime Minister Said Musa took his annual turn at the podium of the United Nations General Assembly this morning. In a concise tightly written address Musa paid homage to the [...]

Protecting reef focus of regional meeting

Belize’s Barrier Reef has long been enjoyed by divers and is one of our major tourist attractions. The other countries of the region understand the moneymaking potential of the reef [...]

Man hospitalized for gunshot to head

A young man is in the hospital with a bullet lodged in his skull after he was shot on Wednesday night. Twenty-three year old Mark Conorque was riding his bicycle [...]

Fire Chief says gas truck accident in Succotz preventable

Although butane gas companies agreed last year to stop using tanker trucks on house to house visits in developed areas, the practice continues, and on Wednesday two men and two [...]

Body found in Soldier Creek

The body of a man who is believed to have drowned in Soldier Creek was found this morning. Twenty-one year old Fenton Bowen of Manatee Gales Point had gone hunting [...]

Courts holds third Millennium Mania Draw

Five Courts Belize customers, each became two thousand dollars richer in the Furniture and Electrical Superstore’s 1999 Millennium Mania Draw. The draw was the third so far and the last [...]

Missionaries bring Bibles to Belize

Twenty thousand Bibles in Belize City… it’s no miracle but the result of a group of missionaries. The goal of “Project Word” is to give Bibles to anyone who wants [...]

Pelican Street residents say crime out of control

The new Commissioner of Police Hughinton Williams and his Assistant Commissioners Carmen Zetina and Hugh Cain promised to do what they can to bring down crime, especially in Belize City. [...]

Compol Williams says police will win back public confidence

Although there were indirect references to former Police Commissioner Ornel Brooks who resigned on Monday, today’s press conference at the Raccoon Street Station was not about the past, but the [...]

Taxi driver’s wife questioned in his death

On Monday, Augustina Reyes told News Five she does not know who would want to kill her common-law-husband taxi driver Philip Pou. Following our interview, police picked up Reyes Monday [...]

Gas truck explosion in Succotz, five children injured

Five children were injured after a gas tank exploded in Succotz Village around twelve thirty this afternoon. According to reports, a gas truck had gone to the residence of Belarmino [...]

Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug presence confirmed

The fears of the Ministry of Agriculture have been realized. Today a specialist from Barbados confirmed that the Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug is in Belize. As they await the arrival [...]

Cruise ship welcomes Belizean passengers

If you’ve seen the ads on TV and thought cruises were only for wealthy Americans, think again. One Belizean tour company has got a sweet deal that lets you board [...]

Sisters of Mercy celebrate service to Belize

Since 1883, the Sisters of Mercy have made Belize part of their worldwide international multicultural congregation. There are currently twenty-four Sisters of Mercy in Belize, eighteen of whom are Belizean. [...]

Venus Bus suspends service in protest

A strike generally refers to an industrial action by employees against management but what if the management tells the workers not to work? One Belizean bus company has done just [...]

IDB funding to help improve agricultural standards, update port

The Prime Minister Said Musa signed the necessary papers to get a three point six million-dollar loan to improve the competitiveness of Belize’s agricultural products abroad. Prime Minister Musa met [...]

Youth killed over discman

The police have taken into custody Christopher Castillo and are on the lookout for Kevin Myvette. The young men are wanted for the murder of twenty-two year old Devon Velasquez, [...]

Family angered about autopsy

Meanwhile family members of the deceased are upset because they were not allowed to witness the autopsy. According to Carolyn Cadle, the family had been given permission by the medical [...]

FBI sends initial results in Gordon case

Eight months after the body of fifteen year old Samantha Gordon was found floating in the waters off Vista Del Mar in Ladyville, the FBI lab in Washington DC has [...]

Scouts/D.O.E. hold waterways cleanup

The Scout Association of Belize, the Department of the Environment and other agencies will be holding a countrywide waterways cleanup this weekend. Scouts throughout Belize will pick up trash and [...]

Belizean gets medal in regional bodybuilding championships

Bodybuilder Dylan Jones is feeling very fit after competing with over eighty of the region’s best in the Central American and Caribbean Bodybuilding Championships in St. Maarten last weekend. Jones, [...]

Neap Tides overwhelm foreshore

The moon and the wind are making life a little inconvenient for residents of the Southern Foreshore this week. Seawater has been spilling over the sea wall since Monday flooding [...]

Caribbean pest may be in Belize, Ministry to destroy plants

Although they are still not certain it is the Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug, the Ministry of Agriculture is acting as if it is and they want the public to be [...]