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Father and son dead in southside fire

A father and son are dead tonight following a fire at 29 East Canal this evening. Eighty year old Mario Aguilar, the owner of the building, and forty-five year old [...]

Plane flips on landing at municipal airstrip

When it departed Big Creek at around 4 o’clock this evening, it seemed like a routine flight to Belize City. However, the pilot, Daniel Perdomo, his co-pilot and four passengers [...]

Four injured in traffic accidents

A pair of traffic accidents have left four people injured and a hit and run driver still on the loose. On Thursday police Sergeant Florentino Salam was driving near mile [...]

Electrical fault blamed for S.C. Valley fire

On Tuesday their tiny bodies were trapped inside a burning building and they perished in the inferno. Today, fire officials blame an electrical fault as the cause of the fire [...]

A.C.S. concludes ministerial meeting

The meeting took place without much fanfare, as befits a young organization that has yet to find a strong voice in the international arena. But the A.C.S., which includes CARICOM [...]

Belize and Guat. ministers to meet in Washington

It was an issue that was not discussed at the meeting of the Association of Caribbean States, but early next week, Foreign Minister Assad Shoman heads to Washington, D.C. for [...]

Belize safe as hurricane season ends

If you were watching this newscast at the end of November in 1997, instead of today, the rest of what I am going to say would have seemed odd, if [...]

Leopold Balderamos: dead at 82

And while we give thanks for the weather, we also offer our condolences on the death this afternoon of Leopold Balderamos. Balderamos, following a stint in the Royal Air Force [...]

Belize wins first medal in C.A./Caribbean Games

Belize has won its first medal in the Caribbean and Central American Games in El Salvador. This morning racquetball star Matthew Anderson defeated his Guatemalan opponent in a comeback victory [...]

Tampa-Yucatan ferry will help Belize

It’s a service that started a few years ago, but quickly folded. Now the idea is back…hopefully to stay. What I’m talking about is a ferry service between Tampa, Florida [...]

Tribute to Bev Smith-Lopez on Sunday

If you are free this Sunday we can recommend no better activity than the one taking place at the Bliss. Jacqueline Woods has more. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting Beverly Smith-Lopez–sometimes affectionately [...]

AIDS conference seeks proactive stance

The first national conference on AIDS wound up today in Belize City and while there was little good news in the room, as News 5′s Marion Ali reports, some strategies [...]

AIDS: Situation bad and getting worse

After more than a decade and a half as the world’s most high profile health concern, the reality of the AIDS epidemic still seems to have escaped the consciousness of [...]

Two dead in N. Highway rollover

A traffic mishap on the Northern Highway has claimed two lives. Police report that around 6:15 Wednesday evening, Swiss National, fifty-eight year old Benedict Steiger was heading north in a [...]

Arrests made in two city crimes

Having recovered items stolen in a recent robbery, police today formally charged a man for the offence. Nineteen year old Kenroy Clarke has been charged with robbing a salesman of [...]

Conch case adjourned again

The case of the undersized conchs continues to make haste slowly as it winds its way through the legal system. Today the case in Magistrate’s Court was once again adjourned, [...]

Allegations fly in face of tourism fiasco

The scene at the Tourism Village may have returned to normal, but the recriminations over Wednesday morning’s near riot are still flying fast and furious. Yesterday Novelo’s Bus Line issued [...]

Anderson advances in racquetball competition

And in news from the Caribbean and Central American Games in El Salvador, word has been received that Belize’s sole entrant in the racquetball competition continues to advance. Matthew Anderson [...]

Punta Rocker releases new CD

He entered the musical scene professionally in 1994 and since then, has performed with several bands, delivering punta rock to an audience that just can’t seem to get enough. Now [...]

Top readers compete in story contest

Earlier this month we covered the opening of a competition intended to revive the seemingly lost art of reading. Today, that contest concluded with some of Belize’s best orators going [...]

Beyond statistics: living with AIDS

We opened tonight’s newscast with the cold hard facts of the AIDS epidemic in Belize. And while those numbers tell an important part of the story, they do little to [...]

Tour operator dispute cripples cruise tourism

The ruction that rumbled around the Tourism Village today came as no surprise. Indeed, viewers of last night’s newscast were well prepared for the predicted confrontation between street vendors and [...]

Vendors are relocated to Memorial Park

The other controversy at the Tourism Village today, almost lost in the confusion over buses, was the issue of vendors and hair braiders who have set up shop on Fort [...]

Elderly tourist dies while snorkelling

The battle of the buses was not the only bad news in tourism today. Police report that an elderly cruise ship passenger who elected to take a caye trip died [...]

Cabinet approves initiatives on immigration

Cabinet has announced three initiatives arising from that body’s meeting on Tuesday. In response to the report of the Social Security Reform Commission, several recommendations will be enacted immediately, including [...]