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Students rally in support of unions

The rumor mill was working hard today, spewing various reports of planned strikes by Belize’s labour movement. But at newstime tonight, only one had proven true: as of one this [...]

Rural areas remain calm amidst urban stress

But in the rest of the Belize District it was business as usual at most of the village schools. Teachers we spoke with in Gracie Rock say that while they [...]

Homeless man set ablaze in his sleep

Tonight police continue to investigate the brutal killing of a homeless man on the streets of Belize City. Burned alive and left to die in front of a Southside neighborhood [...]

Belmopan singer tops karaoke week 2

The weather was perfect and the crowd was big for last night’s week two of KTV. William Neal, Host, KTV “And the winner for tonight’s KTV Karaoke Competition is none [...]

Strike continues as talks collapse

Their meeting started at ten this morning in the cabinet room in Belmopan but it was not until three this afternoon that union representatives and the Prime Minister parted ways, [...]

Students will march on Wednesday

Belizean students are planning to state their position on the Musa administration’s budget on Wednesday by holding a rally and march through the streets of Belize City. According to representatives [...]

Senate passes budget by 7-6 vote

While government and union negotiators met in the nation’s capital, the National Assembly reverberated with the debate of the thirteen-member senate. While the outcome was never really in doubt, the [...]

Arrests made in two robberies

Belize City police have arrested three men from Belize City in connection with a robbery over the weekend at Universal Health Services. Police investigations now reveal that they believe it [...]

Police: taxi man’s car had bullet holes

In an update to a story we ran on last night’s newscast, San Ignacio police have now confirmed to News 5 that there are two bullet holes on the back [...]

SIF receives funds from debt initiative

The Social Investment Fund today received over a million dollars for use in community projects in different parts of the country. During brief ceremonies at the Coastal Zone Management Authority [...]

New crossword book highlights Belize

She migrated to the United States many years ago, but Kim Neal has not forgotten her Belizean roots. Last week she came back home for a visit, not just to [...]

Sanctuary will protect manatees

Despite a number of deaths and injuries from the increasing number of boats operating along the coast, Belize’s manatee population continues to thrive. And the survival of those fascinating creatures [...]

Another day of empty classrooms

When we last checked in with members of the Belize National Teachers Union they were being dragged from the area in front of the National Assembly building following various acts [...]

Teachers will stay out indefinitely

And what of the future? We caught up with B.N.T.U. president Anthony Fuentes and he told us that his union will be meeting on Tuesday with the Prime Minister…but until [...]

Backbenchers lambaste budget…

They voted against the Government’s budget at Friday’s House Meeting but an early adjournment by the P.M. denied them the right to explain their votes. Today PUP backbenchers Mark Espat [...]

…and express support for unions

For Lake I representative Cordel Hyde, it was all about the welfare of his constituents. Cordel Hyde, Area Representative, Lake Independence ?Let me say upfront that I stand in full [...]

Espat/Hyde budget would hit businesses, beer lovers

Following their prepared statements, Hyde and Espat spoke to the press. Stewart Krohn ?Can you describe a scenario that would see you back in the Cabinet and see the present [...]

Employer charged in employee’s murder

A fatal shooting that took place in Belize City over the weekend may have taken place in a shop, but it was definitely not your usual homicide. Jacqueline Woods has [...]

City hospital robbed, Cayo man shot

Police have detained two people and are looking for another in connection with the holdup of Universal Health Services over the weekend. According to the institution’s manager of supplies, on [...]

Compol says he was in command on Friday

The video footage is now part of the nation’s folklore of rebellion, right up there with the Tower Hill Bridge and streets of Benque Viejo. But if you thought that [...]

Juventus and Calcutta draw in BPFL opener

James Adderley, Reporting Good evening, I?m James Adderley and we welcome you to this week?s version of Sports Monday. And we?ll start off by saying I?ve got my football now, [...]

A day of rage in Belmopan

Whether you were in Belmopan to protest the government’s budget, support it, or just look on, there was no escaping the conclusion that much of what happened today in the [...]

Opposition critiques budget

Today the Opposition get its chance to critique the budget which government had proposed last week…and they did not waste the opportunity. News 5′s Patrick Jones has a recap. Dean [...]

Fire destroys Belize City House

In the rest of the country outside the nation’s capital life went on today…and that life includes its share of tragedies, like fire. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting No one was home [...]

Businessman loses cash, gun, to robbers

With many of the nation’s police officers doing special duty in Belmopan there was a risk that crime could run rampant elsewhere. Fortunately it didn’t, but that doesn’t mean all [...]