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Guatemala rejects differendum proposals

It’s official…without the benefit of a national referendum the Guatemalan government has said no to the proposals aimed at ending Guatemala’s long-standing territorial claim to Belize. Today News 5 obtained [...]

Fire destroys Caye Caulker inn

Two suspicious fires on Caye Caulker last night have fire officials and the Village Council perplexed. The first blaze destroyed several guesthouses owned by Simon Morris, who is currently away [...]

Dangriga man stabbed to death

In police news, an investigation has been launched into the murder of a Dangriga man. Around one this morning thirty-one year old Eugene Hernandez and a female friend were walking [...]

Restaurant and water truck held up

A Zeta water truck was held up on Wednesday afternoon in Belize City. Driver, Mauricio Sanabria, told police he and his co-worker had just approached the intersection of Seashore Drive [...]

N.C.F.C.: Carnival too provocative for children

With the kick-off of the Carnival Season, the National Committee for Families and Children, N.C.F.C., has issued a statement saying they are “deeply concerned” about what they characterise as the [...]

New home for abused children

Since 1997, Marla’s House of Hope for abused children has been operating from a rent-free building, made possible through Help for Progress. But today opening ceremonies were held in Belmopan [...]

Queen of the Bay pageant this weekend

For many of us, the September Celebrations don’t start with official ceremonies; they start with the Queen of the Bay pageant… and tomorrow is the big night. News 5 caught [...]

Three charged in Lord shooting

Today three men were charged in connection with an attack on Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord. But Gerome Goff, Nelson Karim Bowen and Steve James did not go quietly and loudly [...]

Dangriga duo rearrested for murder

Police have rearrested two men from Dangriga following the death this week of eighty-eight year old Solomon Augustus Pike at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Pike and his twelve-year-old grandson [...]

Radio announcer kills himself

He was a popular radio announcer who recently decided to go into freelance production work. So it came as a terrible shock to radio fans and media colleagues that Olden [...]

Accused’s sister speaks out in K.H.M.H. theft case

On Wednesday, Tricia Indira Mak was charged in connection with the theft of money from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Today, her sister, Taneemah Rhamdas, spoke out in her defence [...]

Ford launches conservation funds

The Ford Motor Company, intent on displaying its good corporate and environmental citizenship, has been supporting conservation efforts for over twenty years in virtually every corner of the globe. Today, [...]

Gospel band artist goes solo

He was a prominent member of the New Beginnings Gospel Band, and now vocalist Michael Evans has gone solo. His compact disk album entitled: “A New Beginning” contains eleven tracks [...]

P.U.P. sets Cayo South convention

Following the death of Area Representative for Cayo South Agripino Cawich earlier this month, the People’s United Party has to choose a new candidate to contest the upcoming by-election. According [...]

Junior band holds pageant

The carnival season is on, and as usual the young members of the junior bands are particularly excited. But just as usual, they also have to try and find financial [...]

2 women face charges for K.H.M.H. theft

Last September the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital discovered that over two hundred and eighteen thousand dollars had been stolen over a one-month period. Today, the Office of the Director of [...]

Former credit union employees arrested

It was considered one of the strongest financial institutions in the country, but a scandal in 2001 rocked the foundation of the Mount Carmel Credit Union in Benque Viejo del [...]

Neighbours want dead body removed

He lived alone and appears to have died alone. This sad fact was discovered by neighbours this morning, and although they called the police, and one relative stopped by, the [...]

NICH statutory instrument signed

Driving down Regent Street in Belize City you can’t help but notice that there is some major construction work going on at two of the city’s most beloved buildings: the [...]

Poet releases book of love poems

When we think of the arts, many people focus on the visual or performing arts, but poets are artists too. Rita Sedacy has just released her second volume of poems [...]

Track and field camp a success

Summer vacation is almost over, but if you think that children are getting tired of running around outdoors or playing sports, think again. News 5 was invited to a track [...]

Grandfather dies 2 months after brutal attack

In June, an eighty-eight year old man and his teenaged grandson were brutally attacked in their home in Dangriga. It was a shocking crime, but many of us were touched [...]

Two detained for attempted hit on Magistrate

Police have detained two suspects and a vehicle matching the description given by Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord, following an attempt on his life over the weekend. However, Police Press Officer [...]

G.O.B. holds seminar on corruption convention

The Inter-American Convention against Corruption and its implementation in Belize were the focus of a one-day conference today. Belize signed on to the convention in June 2001 and ratified it [...]

B.T.L. proposes to change rates in September

If you got your copy of the Tuesday Amandala, you may have seen an advisory by Belize Telecommunications Limited informing customers that it intends to adjust rates yet again, effective [...]