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Hijacking at sea leaves six dead

It was the high seas equivalent of the Hummingbird Highway hijacking. Only this time there was no holdup–only gunfire. When it was over 5 passengers and the captain of a [...]

Survivor shot in back, spends 17 hours in water

While the casualties were being counted in Punta Gorda surviving passenger Larry Smith was being operated on at the KHMH in Belize City. The 49-year old Smith, an American by [...]

Audubon elects new president

The Belize Audubon Society held its annual general meeting on Tuesday night and for some reason the environmental NGO, once an obscure collection of inveterate birdwatchers, has become the focus [...]

Belizeans dance for fitness

It was billed as “Challenge Day 2000: Dance for a healthy heart.” And that’s just what thousands of Belizeans did today in an activity coordinated by the National Sports Council. [...]

Belize cements relations with CARICOM

He came on a mission to resuscitate a relationship that may have been suffering from neglect. But by the time CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington and his 7-member team left [...]

Candlelight vigil highlights AIDS

Ever since the world first began to understand the magnitude of the global AIDS crisis, authorities have tried to fight the deadly disease across a wide range of fronts. On [...]

Stann Creek man charged with murder in machete killing

42-year old Gumerindo Ruiz has been charged with murder in Monday’s killing of his common law wife. Police today confirmed that Ruiz and 29-year old Denigna Salam got into an [...]

Belize City man charged in weekend rape

In a follow up to another crime reported last night, 42-year old Denny Gabourel, a mechanic of Wilson Street in Belize City, has been charged with indecent assault, harm and [...]

Cent. Am. human rights group supports Belize

Belize received some welcomed support over the weekend in its continuing fight against Guatemala’s territorial claim to the country. The Central American Human Rights Commission, meeting in Guatemala City–the proverbial [...]

Taiwan businessman donates cycles to police

If it sometimes seems that the Police Department receives more charitable donations than the Salvation Army, Red Cross and Children’s Home combined, it’s because it’s probably true. This morning Eastern [...]

Queen’s Square School opens computer centre

The Prime Minister and BTL may be at war over the high rates for internet service but that hasn’t stopped the nation’s educational system from embracing new technology. Today one [...]

City Council asks cooperation with demolitions

This morning inmates from the Hattieville prison tore down two buildings on South Street. No, the prisoners were not on a rampage in the city; they were on a work [...]

Henchmob performs at L.A. Cayefest

They are growing in popularity at home and over the weekend they tested the waters abroad. The group Henchmob appeared at the annual Cayefest on Sunday in Culver City, California [...]

Eco-confrontation at Rocky Point revisited

On last night’s newscast we highlighted Channel Five’s winning of three trophies in this year’s Caribbean Broadcasting Awards. Since the story that won two of the prizes may not be [...]

High level delegation arrives in Belize

It’s not often that we get to see the Secretary General of CARICOM in these parts so when we do, it tends to be a little bit special. Edwin Carrington [...]

Cops and robbers shoot it out in Cayo

An early morning shootout between police and 2 suspected robbers has left the suspects hospitalized. The drama unfolded near the San Ignacio Town hospital around 3:00 Sunday morning. The police [...]

Chinese restaurant robbed for 3rd time

Today, the Qiang family of Regent Street is trying to catch their breath after they were held up inside their restaurant on Sunday night. Around 9:00, a group of tourists [...]

1 dead in Corozal traffic accident

A Sunday afternoon outing has ended in tragedy for 4 students of Libertad Village. The young men were all traveling south in a car on the Northern Highway near the [...]

Man detained for alleged rape

One man has been detained pending the outcome of a rape investigation. Police say a 28-year old woman reported to them that around 3:00 on Sunday morning, she was walking [...]

Stann Creek woman chopped to death by husband

Reports from Stann Creek District are that a woman has been chopped to death by her common law husband. The incident occurred just before noon today in Alta Vista Village. [...]

Out of season lobster confiscated by Fisheries

When lobster season closes on February 15th it means that not only are fishermen supposed to stop fishing, but the rest of us are also to stop buying, holding and [...]

Belize wins big in broadcasting awards

It may not have been the olympics or world cup football but if you were watching Channel Five over the weekend you saw that a Belizean contingent made its presence [...]

Stage set for football finals

Good evening I’m James Adderly and you’re strapped in for another ride on Sports Monday. The BFL playoffs reached the end of the road in week 10 at the MCC [...]

Tropical Gaming bit by the Y2K Bug

If you are one of the many Belizeans who got locked into the Lotto habit, the date December 29th, 1999 will remain indelibly etched in your dream book. That is [...]

Four men charged with kidnapping

In an update to a story we first reported on Wednesday regarding a police raid at a home on West Collet Canal, tonight four men who were detained following the [...]