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Arrests made in two murders

Police have made arrests in two murders that stunned the city in the wake of September celebrations. Twenty-year-old Dwight Stanley Francis of North Creek in Belize City has been charged [...]

Firearm seizures continue

More unlicensed and prohibited firearms continue to be taken off the streets, some as the result of the Police Department’s Cash for Information programme. The latest seizure involves a sawed [...]

Foreign Minister addresses U.N.

In News from New York, Foreign Minister Godfrey Smith today addressed the fifty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly. His speech was short and to the point. In return [...]

News 5 reporter wins PAHO awards

We will try to modestly report on this next item, but it is with great pride that we announce that News 5 reporter Jacqueline Woods has been named the winner [...]

Young entrepreneurs operate horse and carriage

It’s one of those ideas that prompt people to ask, “why didn’t I think of that?” Well, the subjects of our next story not only thought of it, they actually [...]

Cayo cave prompts wonder and controversy

With the tourism boom showing no signs of letting up, there will be increasing pressure to find new visitor attractions and bring more formal organisation to existing ones. The result [...]

“Old beef” ends in murder

It was a death that the police would describe as typical: an “old beef” finally settled in the early hours of Saturday morning by the business end of a handgun. [...]

Cop shoots machete man in Punta Negra

If the weekend shooting death in Belize City fit a familiar pattern, so too did a fatal shooting today in the Toledo District. According to police reports, a mental patient, [...]

Corozal woman drops dead at courthouse

In Corozal, another citizen with alleged mental problems also met an untimely death following a brush with the law…although in this instance the fatality was attributed to natural causes. Martha [...]

Two die in weekend accidents

Two deaths in different parts of the country have been classified as tragic accidents. On Friday eighteen year old Manolo Guardado of San Felipe Village in the Orange Walk District [...]

By-election set for Oct. 29

It’s official: Wednesday, October twenty-ninth is the date set for the by-election in Cayo South. Today, Governor General Sir Colville young signed the paperwork naming October fourteenth as Nomination Day [...]

P.M. addresses law grads in Jamaica

As a parent, it’s always a proud day when you attend a graduation…whether it’s primary, secondary, junior college or even law school. For Prime Minister Said Musa, it must have [...]

U.S. shrimpers petition against cheap imports

We reported last week that Belizean shrimp exports have been given the green light to enter the European Union…and it may be just in time. Reports from the U.S.A. are [...]

Senior Citizens Week opens

It’s Senior Citizens Week and since all of us, barring disaster, will one day reach that magic sixtieth birthday, it would be foolish–not to mention ungrateful-not to big up our [...]

James Adderley highlights weekend sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re hooked into this latest delivery of Sports Monday. The Belize City football fans finally got a close up look at the newcomer upstart [...]

5 yr. old near death after highway knockdown

Early this afternoon the combination of a roving child, smooth highway and fast moving taxi sent a little girl from Hattieville to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital with injuries that [...]

Suspect detained in preschool theft

There is good news to report tonight in the case of the burglary of the Port Loyola preschool. Principal of the school, Gwendolyn Jones, stopped by our studios this afternoon [...]

Home of Collet representative burglarised

While the preschool theft has apparently been solved, police are tonight hot on the trail of the thieves who broke into the Gill Street home of Collet Area Representative Patrick [...]

Cash for Guns called a success

After three weeks of operation, officials of the Cash for Information programme have reported solid success. Twenty-two guns have been seized as a result of phone tips and nineteen persons [...]

No progress yet in O.W. murder investigation

Orange Walk police are no closer to solving the weekend murder of eighteen-year-old Russel Tillett. An autopsy performed on Thursday has yielded little in the way of help for investigators. [...]

Chamber offers reward in merchant’s murder

In an update to another recent murder, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, through its anti-crime fund, is offering a two thousand dollar reward for information leading to the [...]

Habitat for Humanity makes another dream come true

It’s a housing programme that works: not only in Belize, but all over the world. I’m talking about Habitat for Humanity…and while the Habitat habit has yet to catch fire [...]

Govt. seeks organisation of taxi business

When the meeting opened it was not known that before the day was out a taxi driver would knock down a little girl in Hattieville. But the tragedy on the [...]

Minister: W.T.O. decisions crucial to Belize

It’s a global organization but its decisions have direct impact on even the smallest communities in the most remote corners of the world. But the average citizen–and this includes most [...]

3rd burglary in month has preschool depressed

Crime in Belize comes in many shapes and sizes. Over the weekend a total of five murders rocked the nation…and later in this newscast we’ll focus on a violent assault [...]