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Teachers upgrade skills to help slow learners

Next week the long anticipated education summit takes centre stage. But while the policy makers try to wrap their arms around the big picture, efforts less noted continue to be [...]

“Cubanisimo” brings a bit of Cuba to Belize

The show, called “Cubanisimo”, is part art exhibition, part entertainment, and part bazaar. And as News 5′s Patrick Jones discovered, depending on your mood, this small touch of Cuba can [...]

Bz. City: a tough place for disabled

This week has been set aside for observance as Disability Week. But when you must live with a disability of your own, every week is disability week. This morning I [...]

Union on go-slow at sugar factory

Collective bargaining is an integral part of our economic system, and tonight that institution is being put to the test in one of the nation’s most important industries. For over [...]

PACT disburses largest ever grant

In the media we know PACT–The Protected Areas Conservation Trust–as that organisation that every few months hands out cheques to local NGOs to initiate projects that help the environment. But [...]

U.B. students apply knowledge in St. Matthew’s

Institutions of higher learning no longer see themselves as isolated ivory towers…and from its creation, the University of Belize has prided itself on a “real world” approach to education. Today [...]

Government truck sets bad example

While our crew was on the highway en route to their assignment in St. Matthew’s, the camera took note of a problem that has become increasingly common. Drivers on the [...]

Finger spellers show skills

Coming up on Friday is the much anticipated final round in the Coca Cola National Spelling Bee. But while the sharpest spellers from six districts were studying their lists, another [...]

Belize runs out of passports

He was brought in to clean up the mess in the Immigration Department in the wake of major scandal. But after less than two years on the job, Director of [...]

Belize supports Taiwan for W.H.O. membership

Prime Minister Said Musa left Singapore today en route to Taiwan where he will attend the inauguration of re-elected President Chen Shui-bian and Vice President Annette Lu on Thursday. Meanwhile, [...]

Road paved in Belize River Valley

It may lie in the same district as the nation’s commercial and population hub, but the rural communities of the Belize River Valley sometime seem as isolated as the villages [...]

Wrecked airplane extracted from mangrove

A new road doubling as a runway would have been helpful, but last month the pilot of a Maya Island airplane had to settle for an emergency landing deep in [...]

Benque, Melchor cops investigate brutal murder

It was a horrible crime that spanned two neighbouring countries and has the respective police forces working overtime. Today I travelled across the border to find out why anyone would [...]

2004: The year without dry season

With numerous heavy rains in March, April, and May 2004 will go down in history as “the year without a dry season”. Today News 5′s Patrick Jones visited the Meteorology [...]

P.M. heads to Singapore, Taiwan

He’s been at the centre of a number of controversies including the B.T.L. share sale, a twice-promised cruise port, and a passport scandal that refuses to die. But on Thursday [...]

Violent crime wave cools for weekend

In crime news, the big story is that…there isn’t any…at least not any cases of murder or life threatening violence. There were also no fatal traffic accidents, despite the Agricultural [...]

Cop shoots rowdy bar patron in foot

While the morgue may be empty, it doesn’t mean that police were lamping up over the weekend. On the contrary, one officer in Bella Vista Village in Stann Creek was [...]

Armed robbers hit Bz. City, Dangriga

One man has been detained in connection with a gas station robbery over the weekend. Around five on Saturday evening, a lone gunman held up the cashier at the Texaco [...]

Sawed-off shotgun confiscated in Roaring Creek

And in Belmopan, police may have prevented a future violent crime when they confiscated a prohibited firearm and detained its owner. On Sunday morning, a police patrol in Roaring Creek [...]

Corpse in Mopan believed killed in Guatemala

While we previously mentioned the weekend’s lack of violence, it must be noted that police in Benque Viejo did find a dead body today on the banks of the Mopan [...]

B.T.L. looks to future on World Telecom Day

It is a day celebrated every year by what has traditionally been the nation’s monopoly telecommunications provider. This year, with the company under new ownership, News 5′s Patrick Jones discovered [...]

Catherine Flowers is new Ms. Y

It was an event that, as usual, lived up to the hype. In the end the new Miss Y crowned over the weekend was a popular choice with a Cinderella [...]

Ernest and Tifarah win dream wedding

It’s not everyday that you get married…so imagine the excitement of one happy couple when they found out not only that a wedding was in the works, but the entire [...]

Yabra tops Bandits in B.P.F.L. play

Good evening, I?m James Adderley and we?re back in the saddle here on Sports Monday after a few weeks absence and we want to thank Patrick Jones for filling in [...]

U.S. resident pleads guilty to child exploitation

The accusations, made today in Dangriga, sound eerily similar to those filed back in October of last year in Punta Gorda: a U.S. resident residing in a small town involved [...]