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It?s Espat vs. Espat in Cruise Port controversy

He’s an outspoken businessman with a reputation for shooting from the hip. As the main shareholder of the privatised Belize City port he also has a huge stake in the [...]

Belize address at UN hits all the notes

It was Belize’s turn to experience our annual fifteen minutes of fame in New York–or in this case, twelve minutes–as United Nations Ambassador Stuart Leslie joined the World’s leaders to [...]

Taiwan donates scooters to Police…

It wasn’t a hundred new Fords…but every little bit helps. And besides, these new police vehicles were free, courtesy of the Republic of China on Taiwan. During a brief ceremony [...]

…while minister minimizes brutality issue

And while mobility may be at an all time high, police behaviour on the job remains a sore point, with a number of officers around the country being accused of [...]

Nutrition quiz seeks to promote healthy habits

You don’t have to be a doctor to know that Belizeans are getting bigger…and I’m not referring to height. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods reports on what one group of Belizean [...]

Tourism Minister knocks Carnival contract

If yesterday’s presentations at the forum on the impact of cruise tourism were polite, today’s could only be described as blunt. Representatives of Belize’s traditional overnight tourism sector openly called [...]

Maritime law enforcers coordinate tactics

The marine areas of Belize, including internal waters, territorial sea and exclusive economic zone, total thousands of square miles…and policing this vast space presents formidable challenges for law enforcement authorities. [...]

Cabinet approves belt tightening

A release from Cabinet reports that at that body’s regular Tuesday meeting a number of decisions were taken. Among them: the implementation of a code of ethics for justices of [...]

Community groups encouraged in tourism

Belize has joined three other countries, namely Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Brazil in an effort aimed at giving small community groups a chance to co-exist with the larger, better financed [...]

New book honours Father of Nation

It’s a political organisation that takes its history seriously and today, on its fifty-fourth birthday, the People’s United Party paused to celebrate, not just with a toast, but with a [...]

Tourism industry takes a hard look at cruising

In a time of intense financial pressures it’s the only real bright spot in the Belizean economy. Tourism–more specifically cruise tourism–is showing the kind of annual increases that even as [...]

Pedestrian killed in N. Hwy knockdown

An accident on the Northern Highway has claimed the life of a Ladyville man. According to police reports, around six twenty on Monday evening, sixty-nine year old Eulogio Perez was [...]

Belize flag vessel busted for cocaine

It was one of the biggest international drug busts of the year: twenty-six thousand pounds of cocaine. And the narcotics were found buried beneath a load of fish and ice [...]

Youths at centre of AIDS education

With little good news coming from statistics on the spread of AIDS in Belize, those charged with combating the disease continue to seek methods that will translate knowledge into action. [...]

Community policing targets high schools

If ending the AIDS epidemic ranks high on the Nation’s "to-do" list, its biggest competitor for the nation’s attention is the problem of crime. Again, today it was Belize’s youth [...]

YMCA seeks to motivate young people

Twenty-one year old Belizean Andujar Bradley, is not only a model for Ralph Lauren, but he is the founder and executive director of a New York based youth organization, Team [...]

New play opens Wednesday at Bliss

It’s a classy venue and Belizeans seem to be growing more comfortable with the new reality of the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts. Monday night News 5′s Patrick Jones [...]

Murdered in Cotton Tree, victim?s family seeks revenge

Tempers seem to be short in Belize these days as incidents which in years gone by might have been settled with a good cussing or at most a fistfight, are [...]

Seine Bight Bartender stabbed to death

Meanwhile, around twenty-four hours earlier in Seine Bight Village in the Stann Creek District, another Belizean, forty-eight year old Roderick White, was about to have his life cut short. According [...]

Two dead in accident on rain slicked W. Hwy

The murder that took place over the weekend in Cotton Tree was not the only death to occur in that historic Village. Only a few hours before the killing of [...]

HELPAGE celebrates SR. Citizens Week

They say that what separates humans from animals is that humans are the only living creatures who know they will one day die. And while not all of us will [...]

BZ. Rural teams compete for Jex Cup

James Adderley, Reporting Good evening, I?m James Adderley with a fresh delivery of Sports Monday. Yesterday we travelled to the Sandhill Field in an effort to play catch up with [...]

UNICEF, GOB review progress on children

If the number of media reports are any indication, then there would be no doubt that Belize’s children are the most heavily studied and subsidized group in the country. And [...]

One suspect apprehended in city robbery

In crime news, law enforcement authorities have reported at least partial success in their efforts to maintain law and order and are also offering some advice to the public. Jacqueline [...]

Correction: 7 suspects charged in bank job

In a story, we ran in yesterday’s newscast we incorrectly reported that no suspects were ever apprehended in the robbery of the Belize Bank branch in Orange Walk in March. [...]