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City calm as both sides prepare next moves

The ongoing crisis over who is going to govern this country continued today, although overt acts of protest were minimal. Both the government and its opponents in the unions and [...]

Student leader arrested, granted bail

In days gone by, the adjective best used to describe the political inclinations of Belizean university students was…apathetic. Today that word no longer applies as students from U.B. and S.J.C. [...]

Body found floating off Newtown Barracks

In news just in, a woman’s body was retrieved from the waters off the Newtown Barracks this evening in front of the Mexican Cultural Institute. News Five was on the [...]

Teachers Union Executive votes to strike

They were instrumental in the massive anti-government protests of earlier this year, but since their demands for salary increases, political reform, and tax rollbacks were largely granted by Belmopan, Belize’s [...]

Education Ministry condemns teacher walkout

While leaders of the teacher’s union sought to rally their rank and file, many of the children they are paid to teach found themselves walking into empty classrooms. That situation [...]

Accused looters brought before court

The police holding cells were packed this week as scores of looters were processed through the Queen Street station. We’re not sure whether it was because of or in spite [...]

Children safe after fire destroys Marla?s House of Hope

It had the potential to be a disaster of horrible proportions. But quick action by a courageous woman saved over a dozen precious lives as a fire Thursday evening destroyed [...]

P.U.C. agrees to higher electricity rates

It may be hard for some of us to think about a hike in electricity rates at a time when we are worried about just having a steady supply of [...]

BERT receives welcome donation of radios

With good news in very limited supply, we are happy to report tonight that BERT, the Belize Emergency Response Team, has received some much-needed help in its efforts to provide [...]