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Consumers brace for G.S.T. implementation

Tomorrow morning Belizeans will wake up to a brand new tax: the General Sales Tax. From its inception, the tax has been categorized as a close cousin of the much [...]

Cop accused of carnal knowledge acquitted

In the midst of unabated reports of sex crimes against children, tonight there is news that a former police officer who was allegedly caught red handed molesting a minor has [...]

Homemade gun/AK47 confiscated in police raids

Five people are in police custody tonight following the confiscation of several high powered weapons from the streets of Belize City. According to authorities, on Monday an anonymous tip led [...]

Jr. achievement programme celebrates 3 yrs. of success

For the past three years, Junior Achievement Belize has been giving students a hands on training course, showing them first hand what it takes to own and manage a business. [...]

Dance camp added to list of summer activities

There appears to be no shortage of activities for parents and children to choose from to fill the long holiday and tonight we’ve got another to add to that list [...]

Roque Matus dominates M & M Tour

For the past three days, early morning activity on the Western Highway has been dominated by participants in the male edition of the M and M Engineering Tour for category [...]

WIN Belize: women must have say in national budget

By all accounts, most Belizeans never really listen to the budget; much less understand the document when it is presented in the House of Representatives. But this time around, the [...]

Senate Committee will release S.S.B. report Tues.

A long journey that began over two and a half years ago is almost over. According to a release from the National Assembly, on Tuesday the report of the Special [...]

W. Hwy. accident leaves driver dead

Police say wet road conditions may have contributed to a fatal traffic accident last night on the Western Highway. Sometime around ten, thirty-three year old Anthony Espat and twenty-nine year [...]

Mother charged in baby abandonment

Police investigation and community support was what led police to the home of the young mother who left her newborn on the doorsteps of another resident’s home in Roaring Creek [...]

Belmopan cops looking for suspect

Tonight Belmopan police need your help in finding a suspect they say not only set his dogs after two of their own but tried to run over one of the [...]

Convicted policeman has fine increased on appeal

The Belize Court of Appeal has decided the case of police officer Sherwood Wade. Wade, convicted in the Supreme Court of manslaughter by negligence in the 2003 killing of Darnell [...]

Mothers will march against crime and violence

Two weeks ago a group of young people organised a well attended walk against crime in Belize City. On Sunday an even bigger crowd is expected to assemble for another [...]

Graduation of cadets is cause for hope

It’s an event we’ve covered many times in the past and will hopefully report well into the future: a small story of success in an area where failure all too [...]

Hyde says P.U.P. must unite, return to roots

Minister of Defence, Youth and Sports, Cordel Hyde, was an enthusiastic guest at today’s ceremony … but he is less certain when it comes to his government’s future direction. According [...]

AIDS commission chair says B.D.F. HIV testing is wrong

The National AIDS Commission has fired off a press release responding to remarks made on Tuesday’s newscast by B.D.F. Medical Officer Doctor Irvin Gabourel defending the practice of mandatory HIV [...]

KTV champ is the pride of Sittee River

It had already been delayed a day due to rain and last night’s KTV final still had to move indoors when the rains came down twenty minutes into the show. [...]

Oil company claims new tax will kill industry

With the price of oil fluttering around seventy U.S. dollars a barrel even a miniscule ten million barrel field like the one in Spanish Lookout looks pretty rich. So it’s [...]

Minister says tax hike is fair for all parties

Meanwhile, this evening we contacted Minister of Natural Resources John Briceño, who told us that while he understands B.N.E.’s desire to do the best it can for itself, the company [...]

Third suspect charged in shooting at police vehicle

Today a third person has been arrested and charged in connection with the attempted murder of Superintendent Edward Broaster. Twenty-four year old Kareem Cattouse appeared before Magistrate Margaret Gabb where [...]

Mennonite charged for beating daughter

A Mennonite father is tonight charged with harm after he severely beat his sixteen year old daughter. According to police, around midday on Tuesday, forty-seven year old Jacobo Weins was [...]

Driver charged with manslaughter by negligence

More than a year after a fatal traffic accident on the Northern Highway, today police charged the driver involved with manslaughter. In February, Family Court coordinator, fifty-two year old Myrna [...]

Woman attacks cop with razor during court case

A Corozal courtroom became a crime scene on Tuesday after a woman attacked a police officer with a razor blade right in front of the judge. Reports to News Five [...]

B.T.L. opens newly renovated Belize City Park

It’s a conspicuous public space in a busy part of town … and today it?s new look was unveiled for all to see. News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports. Janelle Chanona, [...]

Telecom chief not thrilled with VoIP ruling

But while the company is pleased with its success in parks, B.T.L. is peeved regarding the decision of the Public Utilities Commission regarding Voice over the Internet Protocol, VoIP. According [...]