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King?s College holds open day

Many students are looking forward to Easter vacation and a break from classes … but today the students at one Belize District High School got a break from the normal [...]

Miami judge says no contempt fine for Belize Government

We have only just received the judgement via email, but even a quick perusal indicates that today in Miami, Federal Judge Ursula Ungaro-Benages has finally closed the book on what [...]

Belmopan seeks bigger share of oil revenues

It may just be coincidence but following last week’s unprecedented budget briefing by the Financial Secretary and today’s petroleum presentation by the Ministry of Natural Resources, one gets the impression [...]

Bus driver killed in freak accident

A bus driver made a leap for safety but ended up dead after he landed on his head. The bizarre tragedy occurred around five on Monday evening on the Canada [...]

Supreme Court issues warrants for missing defendants

In the Supreme Court, Justice Adolph Lucas today issued warrants for five defendants. The five persons whom Lucas is seeking to arrest are Manolo Romero accused of arson, Leonardo Zacaria [...]

Burglar sentenced to seven years in prison.

A Belize City man has been sentenced to seven years in Hattieville Prison. Today twenty-seven year old Omar Nicholas appeared before Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord, where he was found guilty [...]

Cayo road accident victim succumbs to injuries

On last night’s newscast we reported on a young Cayo woman who was gravely injured in a traffic accident. Tonight we regret to announce that Marleni Montero has died. She [...]

Conference confronts key issues affecting youth

Youth at Risk: that’s the theme of a three-day Student Assistance Conference that began this morning at the House of Culture. National Kriol Council President and conference coordinator, Myrna Manzanares, [...]

New book proposes fresh look at development

With all the talk about the power of television, computers, and the internet you’d think that the printed word would be a thing of the past. Yet more Belizeans than [...]

Y.W.C.A. promotes AIDS education in barber?s chair

If you’ve seen the movie or t.v. spinoff called Barbershop, you know that a lot more goes on in that environment than just haircuts. And that’s exactly what leaders of [...]

Port Authority steps up safety enforcement

If you follow U.S. news you’re aware of the big controversy over who runs things at a number of major U.S. ports. The question revolves around security in an insecure [...]

Belize, Guatemala, Honduras focus on maritime boundaries

Since the Guatemalan Government’s rejection of the Ramphal-Reichler proposals in 2003, the once all consuming issue of that country’s territorial claim has taken a back seat in the public eye [...]

Dangriga shopkeeper shot in head by robbers

Tonight the Chinese community–not to mention Belizeans nationwide–is once again shaken following the shooting of yet another shopkeeper. Thirty two year old Xue Ming Luo, proprietor of Ming’s mini supermarket [...]

Two arrested for attempted bar heist

Two men have been picked up in connection with a robbery attempt at a bar on Central American Boulevard last week. Joseph Almendarez and Ernest Hinds, both twenty three, have [...]

Three sexual assault cases dismissed in Supreme Court

Charges against three alleged sex offenders from the Cayo district were today dismissed in the Supreme Court. The first case involves twenty-nine year old Jason Warrior, charged with the February, [...]

Accident victim?s family asks driver to take responsibility

A Cayo woman injured in a road accident clings to life tonight at the K.H.M.H. And while her family maintains an anxious vigil they tell News Five that the man [...]

IMMARBE receives Kudos from U.S. Coast Guard

The International Marine Registry of Belize, better known as IMMARBE, has received a vote of confidence from the United States Coast Guard. According to press release Belize is one of [...]

B.T.L . tries to stop VOIP; P.U.C. will hold hearings

And in news that may not go down well with a growing group of consumers, it appears that a showdown is looming in the telecommunications industry. The dispute involves BTL’s [...]

Marlon Castillo wins National Road Championship

Good evening, I?m James Adderley and it?s a pleasure to welcome you this edition of Sports Monday. Folks we take you immediately to South Stann Creek for the start of [...]

Jury finds 3 men not guilty of preparing to murder

Despite having a battery of weapons, masks, surgical gloves, and a bullet proof vest inside the vehicle they were accused of stealing, three men were acquitted of all charges on [...]

Butcher gets 7 years for shooting employee

A Belize City businessman has been sentenced for fatally shooting his employee. This morning Edward Reyes, convicted of manslaughter for the death of Norman “Butta” Ferguson, appeared in court for [...]

Appeals Court reduces sentence, increases fine for traffic death

Both the prosecution and the defense in a manslaughter case met with some degree of success today in the Court of Appeal. At the same time that Cardinal Smith, a [...]

Returned fugitive sentenced, says Oprah made him a victim

If you are among the many Belizean fans of the Oprah Winfrey Show, then you know all too well the story of Niles Scott, the accused child molester turned over [...]

Texas trade mission meets with Belizean producers

When we think about Belizean export success stories, we think hot peppers and rum, but some Texans are here to find out what other spicy Belizean products or cottage industries [...]

Budget debate ends with fireworks from Faber

The 2006-2007 budget was passed into law this afternoon after the second day of debate. The new budget calls for expenditures of six hundred and sixty-seven point nine million dollars [...]