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Taxi driver murdered in Benque

Officially, he is a resident of Melchor de Mencos, Guatemala, but fifty-year-old Belizean Edgar Catalan had family ties on both sides of the border. But no matter where he resided, [...]

Two dead in highway mishaps

Two Belizeans have died in separate traffic accidents over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, thirty-five year old Ramon Pacheco lost his life when the driver of the car in which [...]

Car flips, but injuries minor

It did not appear on the original weekend police blotter, maybe because there were no serious injuries, but a spectacular accident on the Northern Highway caused quite a commotion in [...]

Romania hit with more fraud charges

As expected, more charges have been filed against an alleged European con artist. Thirty-five year old Robertino Oprescu, a citizen of Romania, has been charged with theft along with nine [...]

Cops finds 46 pounds of floating cocaine

Some idle residents of Belize’s coastal communities will spend a lifetime of beach combing without ever encountering that highly prized specie known as “Square Grouper.? Well on Sunday, it was [...]

Musa attends Guadalajara summit

Prime Minister Said Musa has returned home following his attendance over the weekend at the summit between European, Latin American, and Caribbean leaders in Guadalajara, Mexico. According to a government [...]

It’s official: Parchue out at Immigration

It has been rumoured for weeks and today it was made official. Director of Immigration Colonel Peter Parchue has served his last day in that post and on Tuesday begins [...]

P.G. man latest Courts winner

He was among a group of four lucky Courts customers selected to compete in the monthly Gold Rush Show on Saturday. And while the other three semi-finalists walked away with [...]

All eyes on Miss Universe Tuesday night

On Tuesday night at seven, all eyes will be on the Miss Universe pageant, where Belize’s representative, Leilah Pandy, will take to the stage in Quito, Ecuador. Leilah is generally [...]

Belize teens still smoking

It has been conclusively proven in numerous studies that smoking a cigarette causes everything from cancer to heart disease to impotence. In the face of that kind of information you’d [...]

Griga clinches playoff berth

Good evening, I?m James Adderley, this is Sports Monday. The struggle to make the four-team cut in the Regent?s Insurance Cup playoffs intensified into week thirteen, especially with one more [...]

One caught, one sought in Dangriga rape

Dangriga police have detained one man and are looking for another following a report from a minor that she was raped by both. The incident reportedly occurred sometime last month. [...]

Xaibe killer still on the loose

No news is bad news in the case of Jose Coyoc as police are still on the hunt for the thirty-two year old, wanted for murder and attempted rape. Coyoc, [...]

Cruise tourism: How much is too much?

Ever since the cruise craze took off in Belize several years ago, there have been rumblings from those in the overnight tourism industry who believed that large numbers of low [...]

Red Cross seeks funds for Haiti and D.R.

The Belize Red Cross has launched an appeal to help flood victims in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. More than one thousand people are reportedly dead after their houses were [...]

“Taste of Belize” draws top chefs

For the past three years chefs from across the country have been testing their skills in what has become the de facto cooking championship of Belize. This year, according to [...]

Competition fierce in primary school softball

Sometimes when we read the headlines and watch the evening news, it’s easy to become depressed over what appears to be all the bad things happening to Belize’s children. And [...]

New book challenges Belizeans to read Kriol

If you’ve ever tried to read the weekly column in the Reporter, “Weh Ah Gat Fi Seh,” you know that reading Kriol is more easily imagined than accomplished. Today, on [...]

Union makes new proposal in sugar talks

There are signs of movement tonight in the ongoing labour dispute in the sugar industry. Union and company sources have confirmed to News 5 that at a meeting held today [...]

Fraud suspect collared by cops

A man believed to be a criminal mastermind is behind bars tonight, the prime suspect in a forgery which allegedly netted him more than two hundred thousand dollars. This man, [...]

UNICEF examines Belize?s commitment to children

Belize and the other hundred and sixty or so other nations of the world are constantly signing international agreements. Some are taken seriously, others quickly forgotten by the signatories. One [...]

NEMO stages disaster simulation

It may have looked like the year’s biggest disaster, but the commotion today in Belmopan was in fact a simulation conducted to better prepare us for the real thing. The [...]

Belizean novelist addresses education summit

She left Belize over a decade ago with a reputation as the nation’s most accomplished novelist and a job offer at a U.S. University. Today, she was back as keynote [...]

Parandero promotes next big thing in music

He is not yet a household name in Belize–in fact he’s not even a Belizean. But with a new CD and a hotly promoted concert this weekend at the Bliss, [...]

Killer on the loose in Corozal

A massive manhunt on both sides of the Northern border is underway tonight for a man accused of murder and attempted rape in Xaibe Village in the Corozal District. Police [...]