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B.E.L.: new Mexican contract won?t change rates

Electricity bills won’t increase this year. That’s the word out of Belize Electricity Limited tonight following contract renegotiations with our Mexican supplier. According to a company press release issued today, [...]

Murder suspect pic. released; cops says he’s in L.A.

Authorities have released a picture of the third man wanted for the weekend murder of David Pook. The wanted poster for twenty-four year old Ronell Gonzalez. Tonight we understand that [...]

Thieves jack liquor/sound system from nightclub

A local nightclub won’t be beating out this weekend after a thief or thieves helped themselves to several pieces of sound equipment. According to police, manager John Curly has reported [...]

Sea Scouts hope experience will trigger sign-ups

Brownies, Scouts, Girl Guides were once a rite of passage for many Belizean children. And although interest in such programmes has waned, one group of enthusiasts are hoping their experience [...]

UNICEF Xchange launches grant programme for youths

Anybody who’s ever applied for a loan will tell you it can be a challenging process but this month, one organization is cutting down on the red tape to give [...]

Restaurant staff to build home for battered women

This weekend, employees of one Belize City restaurant will be investing some sweat equity for the construction of a home for battered and abused women. According to Harbour View manager [...]

Nine hopefuls to contest Queen of the Bay crown

For many people, September celebrations officially start when the Queen of the Bay is chosen. Tonight News Five’s Kendra Griffith has the honour of introducing the young hopefuls in this [...]

Musa administration upbeat about I.M.F. report

Belize is patting itself on the back tonight after the International Monetary Fund handed over a glowing report card on the country’s economic rescue mission efforts. Following a series of [...]

P.M.: D.P.P./Police relations remedy imminent

On Monday Prime Minister Said Musa organized a sit down in Belmopan to discuss the disturbing matter of relations between the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the [...]

Cops name suspects in David Pook murder case

Wanted posters have been circulated across the country for two suspects being sought for the murder of David Pook. According to the cops, four men brutally tortured and then stabbed [...]

Forestry says crocodile fishing is illegal

Following our story on “crocodile fishing” in San Pedro on Tuesday, several island residents have expressed serious concerns about the safety of the practice. When we contacted the Forestry Department [...]

Cousins charged for Bmp. A.T.M. hold-up

Police have disclosed the identity of two of the men believed to be responsible for a disturbing A.T.M. hold-up in the capital city over the weekend. Investigators have charged twenty-two [...]

Machete attack ends in arrest for attempted murder

A Belize City teen has been arrested for attempted murder following a stabbing on Tuesday afternoon. According to police, nineteen year old Marvin Sheron has reported that as he was [...]

29 yr. old accused of robbing 13 and 14 yr. old girls

Tonight a twenty-nine year old career criminal is accused of yet another crime: stealing from little girls. Today, Aaron Logan appeared before Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord to answer to two [...]

Red Cross launches “Faces” HIV campaign

HIV infection knows no race, no ethnic group, no gender, no nationality, no age. That’s the main thrust of a new campaign launched in Belize City today. News Five’s Kendra [...]

Hostel for needy patients opens in Belize City

Needy patients visiting Belize City for medical treatment now have a place to recover comfortably, thanks to the coordinated efforts of the non-governmental community. This morning, I was among the [...]

H.O.C. exhibition highlights pageant culture

This month alone we’ve featured three separate pageants on our newscast and as the following story highlights, such events have become a cultural staple rivalled only by “riceandbeanschickenandsalad”. B>Rita Mae [...]

Bzean star to play old teammate in int?l football game

James Adderley makes a special appearance tonight to preview international football action scheduled to be held at the Norman Broadster Stadium in San Ignacio on Thursday night. And as he [...]

Taipei dance show to debut at the Bliss

On Thursday night, Belizeans will witness the creative talent of the Taipei Folk Dance group in a two night theatre called “Dream World Taiwan”. According to William Neal, director for [...]

Belize CitCo to rewrite sanitation contracts

The contract controversy between the Belize City Council and its sanitation crews dominated the headlines earlier this month after the municipality failed to meet its financial obligations to the three [...]

Two detained for A.T.M. abduction/robbery

Two men are in police custody tonight in connection with last weekend’s brazen armed hold-up at a Belmopan A.T.M. According to police, the men are cousins but one lives in [...]

Newspaper messenger charged w/ theft

Sessions in the new Belize City Magistrate Court opened without fanfare this morning and for Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord, it was business as usual. One of the first cases on [...]

Dir. of Immigration: P.R. cards process was not illegal

Following allegations by Opposition Leader Dean Barrow that permanent residency cards were being sold, today Director of Immigration Carmen Zetina says he did nothing illegal. In a telephone interview this [...]

2 claim F.F.B. presidency in election controversy

Following a fatal traffic accident on the Western Highway on Monday, tonight we understand that Doctor Miguel Rosado is listed as critical but stable. News Five understands that Rosado is [...]

P.U.C. to award $5,000 to logo designer

Right about now more than a few parents, myself included, are having to get creative to meet back to school expenses. But if you’ve got a little bit of an [...]