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Who will pay for education?

It was day two of the education summit and the focus shifted from guaranteeing access to financing investment. The keynote speaker, a former president of BELCAST and P.S. in the [...]

P.M. leads delegation to Euro-Summit

Prime Minister Said Musa, just back from a diplomatic mission in the Far East, continues to rack up frequent flier miles… although this time the destination is much closer to [...]

Caye Caulker airstrip will close

It has been a source of problems almost since its construction, and despite numerous spot repairs, aviation authorities have finally thrown in the towel on the Caye Caulker airstrip. As [...]

NEMO expands role in emergency management

While all eyes may be focussed on the highly publicised education summit, fifty miles to the west another group is meeting quietly in Belmopan. We may not even think about [...]

Nurses seek more respect for profession

Here’s a riddle. What is it that Rodney Dangerfield can’t ever seem to get, that Aretha Franklin has to spell out, and Belize’s nurses find lacking? News 5′s Jacqueline Woods [...]

Education Summit challenges status quo

It was billed as the “Education Summit” and was preceded by numerous public consultations and a healthy advertising campaign. Following an official opening on Monday night, the three-day conclave got [...]

Taiwan will help build new arena

On his return to Belize from over a week in Asia, Prime Minister Said Musa immediately immersed himself in the education summit, delivering the keynote address at Monday night’s opening. [...]

Private plane runs off airstrip

He was making a routine landing at Belize City Municipal after five this evening when an unusual thing happened: his seat broke. As a result, pilot Michael Bowen lost control [...]

Hard words lead to death of watchman

A watchman is dead and his employer wounded in what can only be described as a bizarre incident in the nation’s capital. Today I visited the scene. Corina Godinez, Daughter [...]

Two arrested for January murder

Two Belize City men have been arrested and charged for a killing that occurred at the beginning of the year. Eighteen-year-old Carlton Tasher and nineteen-year-old Brandon Taylor, both of Faber’s [...]

Cops charged for extortion at checkpoint

Two more men–this time police officers–were arrested over the weekend and we’re not sure whether to be angry that those sworn to protect us may be robbing us, or to [...]

Sittee River citizens help police with wheels

And finally, in more pleasant police news, residents of Sittee River have come together to provide their village policemen with a new motorcycle. Chairman of the neighbourhood watch committee, Mary [...]

Young athletes shine in school championships

Good evening, I?m James Adderley and we?re rolling out this latest dish of Sports Monday. The Regent Insurance Cup playoffs produce high drama at the M.C.C. Grounds on Sunday as [...]

S.S.B. sells stake in BECOL for $7 million

The original purchase, in 1992, triggered accusations of scandal that have never been fully put to rest…but today with the sale of its five percent stake in BECOL, the Belize [...]

Melchor wants to buy electricity from Belize

Meanwhile, in related news, residents of Melchor de Mencos, the Guatemalan town just across the border from Benque Viejo, are complaining about their community’s electricity supply–and are looking to Belize [...]

Scientists predict active hurricane season

With the formal start of the 2004 hurricane season only ten days away, we decided to make a quick check with the nation’s weather forecasters to see what to expect. [...]

G.O.B. hopes to ease passport crisis

In an update to the story we broke earlier this week on the shortage of passports, a release from the Government Press Office indicates that help may be on the [...]

Handbook promotes young women advocacy

Anyone willing to take an honest look at our society knows that Belize is not an ideal environment to raise young women and girls. But one group, instead of just [...]

P.S.E. scores improve dramatically

They are the best overall results since the Primary School Examination was introduced four years ago… with scores up in math, science, and English. And while averages of fifty-four point [...]

Cayo student is nation’s top speller

It is one of those annual events that the media–and public–use to mark the all too rapid passage of time. As usual, this year’s competition was keen, the prizes generous, [...]

Notice to viewers

Due to a holiday in observance of Commonwealth Day on Monday, the next newscast will be on Tuesday, May twenty-fifth.

B.S.I. won’t budge; union protests

What appears to be the final negotiating session between the Belize Worker’s Union and Belize Sugar Industries Ltd. ended today with no agreement on a new contract. In the meeting, [...]

Fire leaves homeless man dead

An early morning fire has taken the life of a Belize City man. News 5′s Patrick Jones visited the scene on New Road and discovered that the tragedy was an [...]

Gasoline breaks eight-dollar barrier

It does not exactly come as a shock, since virtually every night on the U.S. news networks we watch as fuel prices climb at the pump. Tomorrow it will be [...]

Taiwan President will visit Belize

Sworn in today for a second four-year term as President of Taiwan was Chen Shui-bian and among the foreign leaders gathered for the occasion was Belizean Prime Minister Said Musa. [...]