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Suspect detained for Burrell Boom killing

Murders are no longer a rarity in Belize, but the nation’s rural communities have been largely spared from the growing carnage of the last decade. Over the weekend a man [...]

Man beaten by angry wife’s friends

What would have been a routine lover’s quarrel, instead ended in violence on Saturday night. David Ortega, a security guard for Publics Supermarket, left work around nine-thirty and reached his [...]

Gasoline pries top six dollar mark

If you haven’t filled up at the pumps since Saturday night, when you do go to the gas station expect a shock when it’s time to pay the bill. Premium [...]

Pipe breaks, city without water

There may be a new and privately owned company in charge of our water supply but that’s small consolation to residents of Belize City and Ladyville whose pipes were devoid [...]

Rabies discovered in Cayo

Another calamity, this one in the Cayo District, could have far reaching effects, particularly for pet owners. After three years of being free of the disease, it has been confirmed [...]

Policewoman injured in highway accident

An automobile accident Friday morning on the Western Highway has left a police officer hospitalised. Corporal Rosita Vernon received facial injuries when the supercab pickup in which she was a [...]

New Supreme Court justice sworn in

A new justice of the Supreme Court was sworn in this morning. Christopher Blackman, a fifty-six year old Barbadian, has over thirty years experience in the legal field and has [...]

New youth centre completes Yabra project

The area around the Yabra cemetery is no stranger to newsworthy events and today was no exception. Jose Sanchez reports. Jose Sanchez, Reporting The Yabra area has undergone an extensive [...]

Raiders take basketball opener

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome aboard this charter of Sports Monday. Playoff fever has gripped the football community as six teams battle for the championship in the BFL. [...]

Belizean children prepare for UN session

A global movement for children will spark on September 2001 when heads of state, world leaders, civil society and youths will come together at a special UN session on children. [...]

Blood scandal boils down to “he said, she said”

More details are emerging on the infection of three patients at the K.H.M.H. with HIV tainted blood. On last night’s One on One with Dickie Bradley, Minister of Health Jose [...]

Commuters keep licence pending investigation

On yesterday’s newscast we reported on a group of commuters from Corozal and Orange Walk protesting the cancellation of their charter permit. Today the Department of Transport has decided to [...]

Min. optimistic over oil, but awaits research

It’s no secret that last month people drilling a water well near Calla Creek in the Cayo District found oil instead. On Thursday News 5′s Ann-Marie Williams asked Natural Resources [...]

32nd Audubon AGM set for Monday

The Belize Audubon Society holds it’s thirty-second annual general meeting on Monday at the Radisson. According to Executive director, Osmany Salas, the meeting affords the organisation to reflect on it’s [...]

Belize not at risk for foot and mouth disease

Images of livestock being destroyed in England because of the possibility of Foot and Mouth disease have saturated the international press. The disease is highly infectious and causes a fever [...]

Gunshot victim to receive treatment abroad

The struggle of a local woman, has hopefully taken a positive turn. On March thirtieth Sharette Augustus was shot, the victim of a bullet meant for one of her companions. [...]

Semi-pro basketball tips off tonight

The court is ready, the fans are ready and it seems that the players are all set to get back in action. Jose Sanchez has a preview of tonight’s basketball [...]

Political leaders “Keep the Promise” for children

Children–they have rights and with it comes responsibility. That was made clear today when they spoke from their hearts about what they wanted and in turn what they are willing [...]

Commission of Inquiry appointed in blood scandal

In the wake of yesterday’s protest by AIDS activists and pressure from the media in the case of three hospital patients transfused with HIV infected blood, the Prime Minister has [...]

Negotiations conclude in Washington

A joint communiquƩ has been issued by the Belizean and Guatemalan delegations following the conclusion of two days of talks at the OAS in Washington. As reported in this newscast [...]

Drunken Belizean cop beaten in Guatemala

Belizean police officer Ebelio Itza Jr. is back home tonight, perhaps a bit more educated in what it feels like to lie on the receiving end of what appears to [...]

U.S., regional military brass meet in Belize

Elite military personnel from the Caribbean, Central and North America have gathered in Belize to develop a regional defence strategy to battle threats such as the drug trade and illegal [...]

H.R.C.U. posts best year ever

When their reservation of the Belize City Centre was abruptly cancelled to make way for the installation of a refurbished basketball court, the leaders of the Holy Redeemer Credit Union [...]

B.E.L. holds AGM tonight

Belize Electricity Limited has completed it’s financial year and is hosting its annual general meeting tonight at the Princess Hotel. The meeting starts at seven thirty and the company’s CEO, [...]

San Pedro hosts Lions convention

Over two hundred Lions in Belize are expected to descend on San Pedro this weekend for their twenty-fourth annual convention. According to zone chairman Dr. Chris Bennett, the three day [...]