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Who’s in charge at checkpoint: Belize police or D.E.A.?

There is a major anti-drug operation underway in the Orange Walk district, but disturbing reports from Belizeans stopped at a checkpoint on the Northern Highway indicate that it is being [...]

No drugs but checkpoints yield illegal guns, owners

And while the operation of the Carmelita checkpoint may be of dubious legality, its presence has resulted in several arrests. In one case police arrested two men in a pickup [...]

Belizean teen kidnapped in California

Details are in short supply, but news outlets in the United States are reporting that a Belizean teenager has been kidnapped in California. According to television stations in Los Angeles, [...]

B.D.F. soldier in coma following fall from truck

A soldier of the Belize Defence Force remains unconscious tonight following a traffic incident on Tuesday in the Cayo District. According to a B.D.F. spokesman, around eight-twenty that morning Corporal [...]

Appeals Court docket heavy on cop cases

The Belize Court of Appeal began its first quarterly sitting for 2006 on Tuesday with a slate of fourteen criminal cases. Of note is that four of those appeals are [...]

Robber, burglar each sentenced to five years

A Ladyville man has been sentenced to twenty-five years for a string of break-ins. Today Emeterio Reyes appeared before Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord where he pleaded guilty to five separate [...]

Budget presentation set for March 17th

Government’s budget will be presented on March seventeenth. That’s the word from Cabinet, which spent Tuesday reviewing the numbers. According to an official release, there will be no new tax [...]

New president, general secretary for N.T.U.C.B.

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize has filled two vacancies on its executive. At its annual convention held on Saturday, the union umbrella organisation elected Ray Davis as president [...]

Canadians donate $60,000 for school feeding

Ten years ago, St. Mary’s Primary School initiated a feeding programme for its students. Today a total of two hundred and fifty children during the school week receive a daily [...]

Women’s Summit: much accomplished, much to be done

It’s the middle of their week and today News Five’s Jacqueline Woods joined women from all over the country at the Radisson for what was billed as a summit. Jacqueline [...]