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Legal mix-up keeps co-op out of court

Two days after we reported that three fishermen were fined more than forty thousand dollars for possession of undersized conch, tonight, the cooperative busted on the same day for the [...]

Deluge leaves city waterlogged

We were a city under water today as more than four inches of rain fell in the space of twelve hours. The deluge quickly inundated several streets and caused at [...]

N. Hwy accident leaves O.W. farmer dead

A farmer from the Orange Walk District is dead tonight, the victim of a traffic accident. According to police, around 1:30 on Wednesday, sixty-eight year old Miguel Blair, a resident [...]

9 yr. old: my stepfather forced me to have sex

Punta Gorda police are tonight investigating a disturbing report made by a nine-year-old girl. On Wednesday, in the presence of her mother, the child told the cops that since 1999 [...]

NOPCA to observe Child Abuse Prevention Week

Every year hundreds of cases of child abuse are reported to authorities. It is an alarming situation that requires immediate attention. Next week, under the theme “Abuse–no excuse”, the National [...]

Local doc publishes health book

Worldwide, more and more people are becoming health conscious. But for every theory saying do this or eat that to improve your health, there seems to be another saying the [...]

Jeopardy show to feature Belize category

If you’re a game show fanatic, you’re going to love this. On Friday’s episode of Jeopardy an entire category will be dedicated to fun facts about Belize. Three contestants will [...]

Bz. Audubon Society: Reef struggling to survive

It’s a resource that perhaps many of us take for granted…the Belize Barrier Reef. We might have the tourism slogans memorized, but few people realize that recent events in nature, [...]

A look back: Hurricane Hattie hits Oct. 31, 1961

With the worst part of the hurricane season behind us, many Belizeans are tempted to breathe a sigh of relief that after three major hurricanes in four years, mother nature [...]

Cop faces charges after shooting suspect

Corozal police have charged one of their own with attempted murder, maim, and deadly use of harm. This follows a shooting yesterday in Chunox Village, which left Mexican national, thirty-eight [...]

Shooters identified in Jalacte murder

More details are emerging in the murder of a Toledo Alcalde and the subsequent killing of one of his alleged assailants. On October twenty-sixth thirty-three year old Antigonus Garcia, Alcalde [...]

Illegal aliens will be deported, not jailed

A new initiative by the Ministries of Home and Foreign Affairs is bringing some common sense to the problem of illegal immigration. Over the last two weeks around forty people [...]

Teams set for C.A. and Caribbean Games

Late breaking news tonight out of the Belize Olympic Association is that Cuba will not be participating at this year’s Central American and Caribbean Games. According to officials, the Cubans [...]

Palacio makes season debut at Cleveland

One former member of Belize’s national team who won’t be in San Salvador is Milton Palacio. He’s busy in the N.B.A. Milt’s debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers last night was [...]

Rotaract donates to Belmopan home

It got its name from the late Dr. Marla Holder, one of the founders of this home for children in need of protection. Today, News 5′s Janelle Chanona was in [...]

Gov’t counselling targets unemployed youths

The Youth for the Future Initiative is better known for its grand gestures than any major accomplishments…but success in turning young lives around is invariably measured in millimetres and not [...]

Castellanos will not be called by commission

Former director of immigration Paulino Castellanos will not testify. That’s the latest out of the Commission of Inquiry charged to review the procedural irregularities at the Immigration Department. According to [...]

Jalacte murder suspect shot dead in Guatemala

A Guatemalan murder suspect is dead tonight when, after fleeing the scene of the crime in Belize, his homeland did not prove to be a safe haven. According to Belize [...]

Three guilty fishermen fined over $42,000

They were caught red handed with a boatload of illegal seafood…and now the three guilty fishermen have been forced to pay. Following Thursday’s seizure of two thousand, one hundred and [...]

17-year-old loses battle to kidney disease

Three weeks ago we aired a story on Kenisha Usher, a seventeen year old patient at the K.H.M.H. struggling against the ravages of kidney failure. Tonight we regret to report [...]

Fifth offshore bank opens

Forget the Caymans; bank in Belize. That’s the message government is sending to the world of international finance. The occasion was the official opening of Belize’s newest offshore institution, the [...]

Doctors receive continuous education

Local physicians are currently taking part in a programme of continuing medical education. Presently in Belize from Harvard Medical School in Boston is Doctor Gordon Vineyard. His visit comes through [...]

Carla Roches is Miss Garifuna Belize City

At first, fifteen year old Carla Roches did not want to enter the Miss Garifuna Belize City pageant, but after being persuaded by friends, Roches decided to participate…after all she [...]

New N.B.A. season: Milt in Cleveland

It seems like the N.B.A. finals only just ended…but here it is, the beginning of another season of U.S. professional basketball. What makes tonight’s opening worth mentioning is that our [...]

Police work “special areas” in city

In his address on Friday to new recruits, Minister of Home Affairs Ralph Fonseca emphasized the importance of community policing. Today in Belize City law enforcement authorities were taking that [...]