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Unions flex muscles in protest march

It was preceded by fears of violence and massive utility outages but day one of a planned two day national strike came off as a largely peaceful but determined protest [...]

Sabotage prompts temporary water shortage…

The first hint that today was not business as usual came in the form of a lack of water pressure in Belize City and municipalities countrywide. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods [...]

…but electricity and phones stay on

While the flow of water was affected as a result of the nationwide shutdown, other essential services like electricity and telecommunications remained unaffected. According to Belize Electricity Limited and Belize [...]

Strike effects felt contrywide…

In a roundup of how the strike played out elsewhere in the country correspondents report that in San Ignacio and Benque Veijo about half of businesses were closed. In Dangriga [...]

…as Belmopan prepares for Friday demo

Today in the capital city, preparations for the anticipated anti and pro government demonstrations on Independence Hill continued. Since Wednesday, government workers have been constructing formidable barriers as a part [...]

Minister admits errors but defends budget

With a career that includes a long stint as a public officer as well as a private accountant, Minister of Works Jose Coye has a unique perspective on government finance. [...]

Baby killed in tragic accident

An eighteen-month-old child lost his life this morning in what can only be described as tragic accident in Belize City. Jarin Sankey died on the spot after he was run [...]

Two charged in separate murders

In Dangriga, police have charged twenty eight year old Sherwin Baltazar for the murder of Michael Palacio, who was shot and killed in the Back a Town area of the [...]

Teen drowns at Kendal

Police do not suspect foul play in the death of a fourteen year old girl from Kendal Village in the Stann Creek District. According to police reports, Aura Elizabeth and [...]

Taiwan offers agricultural scholarships

If you’re a Belizean student wishing to pursue undergraduate studies in Taiwan there is good news and then there is not so good news. The good news is that scholarships [...]

Unions call for 2 day strike

The nation’s unions have finally decided on a response to Government’s new tax measures: their answer? A two-day strike that is intended to bring a halt to central government operations, [...]

P.S.U. says essential services will function

With government employees being asked to stay off the job over the next two days the question arises of what about essential services like police, fire and medical care. According [...]

Business groups will also close shop

For their part, Belize’s two main private sector groups have asked their members to close their doors on Thursday and Friday. It is not clear how many businesses will comply [...]

P.M. says strike is politically motivated

While the unions and business groups make their plans for Thursday and Friday where does Government stand? Today Prime Minister Said Musa, in a recorded address, castigated the Leader of [...]

Murder, shootings plague City

Belize City Police are investigating a murder on Tuesday night that claimed the life of twenty-four year old Marlon Salazar. According to police, they responded to reports of shots being [...]

Leon Banks is week 1 KTV winner

A cold north wind may have been blowing off the harbour but the action at the Palm Court of the Bliss was as hot as ever. The first five contestants [...]

Senate Committee continues S.S.B. probe

It would normally be the leading news of the day, if not the week, but today?s second session of hearings by the Senate Select Committee investigating Social Security was largely [...]

Victim and killer unidentified in latest murder

Murders number five and six for 2005 were recorded today in Dangriga and Belize City respectively. In the City homicide, which occurred this afternoon, it is not only a case [...]

Fatal shooting rocks Dangriga

The peace and quiet of the coastal town of Dangriga was interrupted by gunfire early this morning and when the dust had cleared one man lay dead. Dangriga police say [...]

Teenage girl wounded by gunshot

Another incident involving gunshots, this time in Belize City, thankfully did not result in a fatality. Around six thirty on Monday night fourteen year old Rochelle Hemsley was shot in [...]

Familiar face charged in O.W. rape

He is no stranger to allegations of sexual assault, and today Albert Guy stands accused of another attack. Police in Orange Walk have charged the thirty-eight year old food vendor [...]

Dismissed police recruit seeks reinstatement

He was the victim of a shooting incident inside the bathroom of a discotheque last year and now on the eve of his graduation into the ranks of the police [...]

Chamber plans next anti-tax move…

If you listened to rumours on the street you would think that by Thursday or Friday all life in Belize will come to a halt. But while citizens anxiously wait [...]

…as unions do likewise

Meanwhile Belize’s union representatives continued to hold their meetings today as they finalize their response to the budget. This afternoon, Public Service Union executive Hubert Enriquez told News 5 that [...]

Prosser changes course on Intelco purchase

It has as many twists as the Hummingbird Highway and today the sad saga of Belize Telecommunications Limited took a new turn. In a press release today the company announced [...]