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Matura wins contempt of court case

This morning a number of people came out to the Supreme Court in support of Audrey Matura Tillett, a United Democratic Party Senator and the Editor of the Guardian newspaper [...]

Tropical Storm Katrina heading for Belize?

Just when we thought the hurricane season had calmed down, today yet another tropical depression was upgraded to a tropical storm, and it’s in the same general area where Mitch [...]

Dennis Codd wins Lotto draw

Today Dennis Codd walked into the Lotto office to claim his prize: a whopping sixty-two thousand, five hundred dollars. Codd says it was not until this morning that he decided [...]

Halloween party held for elderly

On every last Thursday of the month, Helpage Belize and the House of Culture organize an event, usually a party, for the elderly. This month was no different and in [...]

Church concert at Commercial Center

If you don’t believe in putting on a mask and going trick or treating for candy, then you won’t be left out this weekend. A concert called, “The Jesus Thing” [...]

Trick or treaters get helpful advice

Whether you’re planning to go to the concert, just stay home or pull out a bag of tricks — if there are no treats, — don’t let the feeling of [...]

Defending Belize’s border with Guatemala

In a story aired on News Five on September fourteenth, we said, “much of the Belizean border with Guatemala is an imaginary line.” Right after the report aired, the Ministry [...]

Belize City teenagers injured in high speed collision

Another accident late Wednesday evening has left two young men in critical condition. Eyewitnesses say around eight thirty, the car being driven by eighteen-year-old Omar Zelaya was going fast as [...]

Teacher arrested for drugs

A police search in some cool places netted them hot items in a Belmopan home yesterday. Police went to twenty-five Sinsonte Street where they found seventy grams of cannabis in [...]

Simulated fire exercise goes well

For the second time this year, the Belize Fire Service held a simulated fire exercise in a congested area of Belize City. This time the “fire” was at forty-two Wagner’s [...]

Canadian company buys into B.E.L.

In September, the government announced the sale of its shares in the Belize Electricity Limited. For twenty-one days, the Belizean public could buy into the company. Local bidding closed on [...]

Orphan manatee looking for home

Since Woody, the baby manatee was recovered from the waters off Buttonwood Bay, the calf remains under a twenty-four hour watch at the Coastal Zone Management and Institute. Although Woody [...]

Belizean doctors discuss ways to improve

Belizean doctors have often complained about the lack of up to date resources in the medical field which makes it difficult for them to treat their patients properly or any [...]

Toyota Yaris hits Belize’s streets

Today a new set of wheels was introduced to Belize and the rest of the Caribbean as Toyota dealerships in the region presented the Toyota Yaris. Belize’s Toyota dealer, Pie [...]

Remembering the lost ship Fantome

Along with the “Mitch Memories,” tonight some are remembering the ill-fated ship Fantome. The ship and its crew of thirty-one sank in the Gulf of Honduras as it tried to [...]

City Council to inspect vehicles

New month, new rules. Come Monday, November first, a quick trip in or out of Belize City might also mean a quick stop at a local mechanic or auto parts [...]

Body found in Orange Walk

Orange Walk police are asking the public to help them identify the body of a man discovered on Tuesday near Pasture Street. Several laborers told police that they found the [...]

Four businesses get development concessions

In this week’s Cabinet meeting, development concessions were approved for four businesses seeking to expand and increase their staff. J.S. Espat Limited will get duty exemptions on specialized equipment and [...]

Libertad Cane Council elections to be monitored

On October nineteenth, Florencio Marin, Minister of Sugar Industry felt it necessary to invoke his powers and appoint members to the Patchakan and San Narciso Branch Councils of the Corozal [...]

Interfaith conference on AIDS, domestic violence

Bridging Interfaith Network is holding a conference for women this Friday and Saturday on issues facing today’s churches. The group, which formed two years ago, allows women from all religious [...]

Wesley students promote drug awareness

For those who think today’s youths aren’t involved in community events or are completely self-absorbed, the students of Wesley College ask you to reconsider. They are looking out for each [...]

Belmopan remembers Hurricane Mitch

This week just about everyone in Belize is thinking about where we were at this time last year when Hurricane Mitch appeared to be bearing down on us. If your [...]

Mealy bug control program continues

Although it was only detected in Belize City at the end of September, the Ministry of Agriculture believes the Pink Hibiscus Mealy Bug has quietly been munching on Belizean plants [...]

BACONGO report condemns Chalillo report

The continuing controversy over a proposed dam and hydroelectric facility at Chalillo on the Macal River is once again in the news. A release from BACONGO, an umbrella organization of [...]

Deputy P.M. in Trinidad for CARICOM Heads meeting

The Deputy Prime Minister Johnny Briceño is heading a delegation to the seventh special meeting of the Heads of Government of CARICOM in Trinidad. Discussions will center on issues which [...]