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U.D.P. condemns Speaker’s actions; wants apology

Today in the House of Representatives, the Opposition officially protested the way the Speaker ended the last meeting, but what resulted was an extended period of objections to the way [...]

G.O.B. details Water Services buyback

When the issue of repurchasing majority ownership of Belize Water Services arose, there were no fireworks. Both sides would agree that acquiring eighty-two point six-eight percent of the company, at [...]

Worrisome weather system could bring heavy rains

A number of weekend activities have been postponed due to the expected inclement weather. But just because there is no strengthening of the latest tropical disturbance, does that not mean [...]

Inquest finds no fault in Cuban doctor’s death

An investigation into the death of a Cuban doctor in 2003 has concluded. The coroner’s inquest, which consisted of four jurors, found that no one is criminally responsible for the [...]

Physician will not appear in rape case

In the Supreme Court today, both the prosecution and defence closed their cases in the alleged rape of an eighteen-year-old girl by Crispin Jeffries Junior. All that is left now [...]

Young woman needs funds for angiography

It’s hard enough to find yourself in the middle of a life-threatening medical emergency, but to have to face it without any financial resources only makes the ordeal that much [...]

Guatemalan soldiers study English in Belize

A few years ago, a report of Guatemalan soldiers anywhere on Belizean soil would have been cause for commotion, even fear. But these days, when a Guatemalan contingent arrives, it’s [...]

El-Sayed a no-show in court…again

Hassan El-Sayed. He is a man with many questions to answer, first as one of those on trial in connection with the forgery of illegally sold passports, and more recently [...]

Burglar shot in Los Lagos home identified

The victim of Tuesday evening’s fatal shooting of an alleged burglar by a police officer has been identified. And as News Five’s Jacqueline Woods discovered, the deceased appeared to be [...]

I.D. needed for accident victim and driver

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying both the victim and the driver responsible for a hit and run on Wednesday night. Police say a man was knocked [...]

Corozal man turns himself in after knocking child down

Police had better luck in solving another hit and run that occurred on Tuesday evening. On our newscast that night we reported the incident in which a young girl was [...]

Rowdy passenger stabs bus rider

Trouble on the road this week was not confined to pedestrians. On Wednesday morning it was anything but a routine commute as a busload of passengers heading towards Ladyville watched [...]

Duo drops submachine gun while evading police

While there are still way too many guns in this town, at least one high powered firearm has been taken off the streets. Police report that officers on patrol Wednesday [...]

Biggest session ever for Supreme Court

The Supreme Court session that begins on Monday will be its busiest in memory. So far the court has already listed sixty criminal matters for trial in the October sitting [...]

Collection of Prime Minister’s speeches released

Prime Minister Said Musa is no stranger to book launchings and art openings at the Image Factory–hey, his son owns the joint–but today the P.M. was the guest of honour [...]

News 5 recalls Michael Nembhard during Sr. Citizens Week

The theme of this year’s Senior Citizen’s Week is “Ageing with Dignity.” And if there was ever a man who fit that description, it is the subject of our next [...]

Police shoot suspected burglar; corpse remains unidentified

Dead men tell no tales… so unless there was a fly on the wall that?s willing to testify, the police version of Tuesday evening’s fatal shooting of a suspected burglar [...]

Last two prison escapees captured

Authorities said it would only be a matter of time and they were right. Stranded in a mangrove swamp without food, water, or a safe route home, the last two [...]

Police arrest five for cemetery robberies

Viewers may recall a story we ran last month in which residents of the neighbourhood near Lord Ridge Cemetery complained of a long running crime wave. Tonight those residents may [...]

Moya says she’s ready to be mayor of Belize City

Moya for Mayor…that’s the battle cry that went out this afternoon in Belize City as union activist Zenaida Moya officially pitched her hat into the political ring as a contender [...]

B.T.L. shares go on sale to Belizeans… for U.S. dollars

Government is following up on its promise to make shares in B.T.L. available to the general public… but that public better have U.S. currency if it wants to buy. That’s [...]

Lab tests confirm case of hemorrhagic dengue

The nation’s first case of the dangerous dengue hemorrhagic fever has been confirmed as blood samples sent to Mexico have indicated positive results. Sources tell News Five that the man [...]

U.S. helps crime lab and Coast Guard

The United States will be providing Belize with additional assistance for crime fighting and coastal security. Today an agreement was signed between U.S. Ambassador Robert Dieter and Prime Minister Said [...]

Belize reports on progress toward Millennium Goals

This afternoon, the first national report on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals was presented in Belize City. In the year 2000, one hundred and ninety-one members of the U.N. [...]

Education Ministry focuses on preschool development

Once a novelty for the well-to-do, preschools are now a regular feature of Belize’s educational system. And this morning government made clear its intention to enhance and expand the programme [...]