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Tropical storm keeps Belizeans on the lookout

For those who tune in tonight with just a bit of anxiety caused by this evening’s dark clouds and ominous rain, we’ll get it out of the way quickly. Yes, [...]

Musa gives Taiwan full support

Taiwanese Vice President Annette Lu and her hundred strong delegation left Belize this morning, but not before making it clear that relations between her new government and Belize are, if [...]

BTL blocks voice over Internet; P.M. cautious

Last Friday, Belize Telecommunications Limited issued a release saying that the use of software or hardware devices to transmit voice over the Internet is illegal. Thursday morning, many people who [...]

Jones comes up short in long jump

She won her third Olympic medal in Sydney this morning, but the problem is that it was bronze and not gold. After topping the field in the one hundred and [...]

Dangriga man dies in bike knockdown

An 82-year old resident of Dangriga has died after being hit by a car on the Stann Creek Valley Road. Augustus Cayetano was riding his bicycle toward Dangriga Thursday evening [...]

New park refurbished for St. Joseph neighbourhood

Though the day was hot and rainy, it did not stop some young students of St. Joseph School from coming out on Baymen Avenue for the reopening of a much [...]

New head of BOWAND makes plans

The Belize Organisation for Women and Development, BOWAND, has a new executive director. Lillette Barkley Waite feels that the job will be a challenging one, but it’s a challenge she [...]

Snakes plague Belize City neighbourhood

It’s not exactly the kind of story I look forward to covering, but when the phone rings, I guess somebody has to answer it. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting Imagine stepping inside [...]

Taiwan V.P. seeks closer relations

Diplomats and politicians are experts in the art of talking much but saying little. And while the fast paced tour of Cayo by Taiwanese Vice President Annette Lu did little [...]

Taiwan V.P. thanks Belize for support

She is not a head of state, but visiting Taiwanese Vice President Annette Lu got the royal treatment as she arrived for a whirlwind 24-hour visit. News Five’s camera was [...]

Two prison breakouts leave four on the loose

Tonight Dangriga police are looking for three inmates who escaped from their detention cells at the station. Fredrick Arzu, Chan Elijio and Jason Flores escaped sometime between 11:00 and midnight [...]

Belize City hit by three robberies

Police are investigating three separate robberies that took place in Belize City on Wednesday. The first incident unfolded at the bus shed by the Palotti High School on the Northern [...]

Owners get keys to new townhouses

The government’s effort to see ten thousand new homes built in 5 years took another small step forward today. Two Belizeans moved into townhouses that the Minister of Housing says [...]

Author works to assist victims of child abuse

On yesterday’s newscast we spoke to a Belizean author whose new collection of short stories recounts a more innocent era in Belizean life. Today, we introduce you to another Belizean [...]

Two down, three to go for Marion

When she won her first gold medal in the hundred metres in Sydney, Belizean hearts swelled with pride… And when she ran her victory lap with the Belizean flag held [...]

Dangrigans protest water pollution

It has been the victim of at least three major outbreaks of water pollution and this morning residents of Dangriga decided it was time to go public with their frustration. [...]

Latest census shows 240,000 Belizeans

The first preliminary data has been released from this year’s census. On May 12th, the official census day, the population of Belize stood at 240,204. this compares to the previous [...]

Taiwan V.P. visits on Thursday

It has only been 11 years since Belize established relations with the Republic of China on Taiwan, and in that short span of time, the dynamic Asian power has become [...]

Jones goes for second gold in Sydney

In news from Sydney, Marion Jones will shortly be going for gold medal number two. The semifinal rounds in the 200 metre dash will begin around one Thursday morning Belize [...]

Info system be set up for drugs

The National Drug Abuse Control Council, NDACC, in collaboration with the Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, is working towards establishing a national information system on illegal narcotics. According to Ornel Brooks, [...]

New book of short stories published

His day job finds him at the Invoice Section of the Customs Department, but in his spare time Karl Tillett is a chronicler of the kind of village life that [...]

Victim’s widow contradicts police accident report

On yesterday’s newscast we reported on what appeared to be an unfortunate traffic mishap in which a Belize City man lost his life. However, a News Five investigation has revealed [...]

Driver in fatal crash charged

In an update on another story we reported yesterday, 38-year old Armando Moh has been arrested in connection with a traffic accident that killed his sister and daughter. He has [...]

Brodies hit hard by thieves

Somewhere in the nation of Belize tonight there’s at least one person watching this newscast with a glass of Johnny Walker in one hand and a bottle of Chivas in [...]

Belizean runner bows out of Olympics

Jayson Jones is a Belizean sprinter who lives in the USA and recently graduated from Florida State University. A little over an hour ago he carried Belize’s Olympic hopes on [...]