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Analysis of report concludes Max must go

The Prime Minister is back in town, and while we were not able to hook up with him to talk about the immigration scandal, we did have the luxury of [...]

Dengue on our borders threatens Belize

Dengue Fever is back in the news, as outbreaks in neighbouring countries tend to find their way across the border. Belize has three confirmed cases of classical dengue, believed to [...]

Gun thefts rise dramatically in 2002

It’s an epidemic of another kind, and unfortunately it has proven far more deadly than dengue fever. Figures released today by the Police Department reveal that thefts of firearms have [...]

Toyota is favourite target of car thieves

Another good reason to leave the guns at home is the likelihood that the whole vehicle may be stolen. Once virtually unknown in Belize, car thefts have become common. Police [...]

Phones switch to seven digits on Thursday

The last time B.T.L. told us about those new seven digit telephone numbers, it turned out that the old ones were still good for another three months. Not so this [...]

Belizean in the NBA returns to teach kids

Every child who ever held a basketball has dreamed of playing in the NBA in front of thousands of screaming fans and sinking a desperation game winning shot at the [...]

B.B.A. announces award winners

While the youngsters drilled at S.J.C., the Belize Basketball Association announced its honour roll at the Radisson. News 5′s James Adderley was on hand. James Adderley, Reporting The Belize Basketball [...]

Report cites corruption; Castellanos suspended

The report is in, that is the report on alleged irregularities in the Immigration Department. It was compiled by C.E.O. in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Alan Usher, and presumably [...]

Merchant successfully sues Customs Dept.

Xtra House Supermarket owner Jitendra Chawla, better known as Jack Charles is tonight having the last laugh after Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh awarded him a handsome twenty thousand dollars in [...]

Football Federation defends actions

They say that every story has two sides… that is at least two sides. Tonight News 5′s James Adderley offers more on a controversy in the sporting world that figures [...]

Campers learn drama in the jungle

During a summer when it seems like camps for children are sprouting like weeds in an empty lot, it appears to be the most ambitious effort of the season. News [...]

Nation waits for report on passport sales

Today was the day that C.E.O. in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Alan Usher, was supposed to present to the Prime Minister his report on the illegal sale of Belizean [...]

P.M., Mayor of Belmopan head to Guatemala

With his problems mounting at home, Prime Minister Musa sought respite from the controversy in a most unlikely place: Guatemala. Two events mark his agenda. The first, occurring this morning, [...]

Surprise! Nobody killed over weekend

In crime news we are both happy and amazed to report that for the first weekend in recent memory not a single violent fatality occurred in the entire nation of [...]

New logging license awarded for Pine Ridge

Today ceremonies were held in the Mountain Pine Ridge for the signing of a long-term agreement for sustainable logging of that forest reserve. The forty-year license for the Pine Lumber [...]

UNDP report: Democracy crucial to development

It has been viewed as a quick scorecard that some nations use to claim bragging rights and others prefer to ignore. But the latest UNDP publication–as Ann-Marie discovered–is more than [...]

Currency company offers tips to counter counterfeit

The appearance of a flood of bogus tens and twenties has had both merchants and consumers under stress for the better part of a month. Today, the company that sells [...]

Marbles competition concludes in Belama

Today is the day that we handle sports on News 5… But it isn’t quite time for James Adderley. Late Friday afternoon Ann-Marie was sent out on the sports beat [...]

San Cas and Raiders to meet in finals

James Adderley Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re right on time for this Belizean dish of Sports Monday. Orange Walk Music Centre came to the City Centre Friday night [...]

Search fails to locate new passport holders

On last night’s newscast we asked for the public’s help in trying to answer some nagging questions about what appears to be the illegal sale of Belizean passports. Specifically, we [...]

Two hospitalised after Belize City shooting

A late afternoon shooting on Rocky Road in Belize City has sent two men to the hospital. Details are sketchy, but around 3:00 this afternoon two gunmen in a vehicle [...]

Cayo knife fight ends in double death

Meanwhile in Cayo, police report that a fight this morning between two men has left them both dead. When police arrived at the scene on the Bullet Tree Road on [...]

Four injured in N. Highway collision

A mid-morning collision on the Northern Highway has left four people injured. Twenty year old Nolberto Meggs, Richard Dominguez also twenty, seventeen year old Roger Bradley and eight year old [...]

Habitat for Humanity holds fundraiser

For several years, the efforts of Habitat for Humanity have been helping low-income Belizeans build their own affordable homes. By all accounts the program is a good idea, but for [...]

AIDS Commission inaugurates headquarters

The epidemic known as AIDS is no stranger to Belize or the media, and by now we’ve learned that whatever progress is made against this modern day plague will come [...]