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P.M. wins libel suit against Reporter newspaper

“Mr. Musa was defamed.” Those were the words of Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh this morning as he handed down his judgement in the case of the Prime Minister versus The [...]

P.U.P., U.D.P., Independents contest Ladyville council

Still on the subject of politics, this weekend village council elections will continue countrywide. But as News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports, efforts by both the United Democratic Party and the [...]

Suspects charged for Sunday’s double homicide

Five days ago, Belize City was rocked by the news of four violent deaths in less than twelve hours. In one of those cases, two police officers actually witnessed the [...]

Indian Church villager is latest murder victim

Orange Walk police are tonight asking the public for assistance in locating the killer or killers of an Indian Church Villager. According to police, around eight on Thursday morning cops [...]

Sex offender sentenced to four years in jail

A man convicted of attempting to rape a teenaged boy has been sentenced to four years in jail. According to court reports, today Justice Adolph Lucas sentenced thirty-six year old [...]

112 people sworn in as new Belizeans

This week, more than a hundred people were officially sworn in as citizens of Belize. According to a press release from the Immigration Department, the one hundred and twelve men, [...]

Theatre promoters host workshops in Cayo, O.W.

El Carromato and NADA: they are two seldom heard of organisations, but as News Five’s Kendra Griffith found out today, both are working for the development of the arts, specifically [...]

Rally officially ends Child Stimulation Month

Child stimulation month officially came to an end this morning with a rally at the Belize City Centre. The tots were entertained by their peers and Ozzie the clown. According [...]

O.W. man wins Belize Bank debit card raffle

In December 2006, the Belize Bank launched its new debit card as a form of payment for its more than forty thousand clients countrywide. As a promotion, cardholders had the [...]

Annual Easter ballet set for Sunday

This weekend, the Vista Dance Company, under the direction of Sistie Fairweather-Harmes, will hold their annual Easter Recital. According to Harmes, the show is perfect family entertainment. Sistie Fairweather-Harmes, Director, [...]

Anglican HIV/AIDS project dubbed a success

Last June, the Anglican diocese of Belize launched a pilot project in one high school and seven primary institutions to incorporate an HIV/AIDS education programme into their curriculum. Today News [...]

Turks and Caicos students on field trip to Belize

Field trips are regular events in the school year, but tonight we’ll introduce you to a group of students that have travelled across the Caribbean Sea to get a better [...]

Son arrested for father’s murder

Today, seventeen year old Justin Emmanuel Orillana, a second form student of Gwen Lizarraga High School, was taken to Belize Family Court where he was formally charged for the murder [...]

Little progress in other homicide cases

It has been five days since the cold bloodied murders of thirty-two year old Dorian Michael and twenty-four year old Keiva Leslie and tonight their killer or killers remain at [...]

Venus Store hit hard by burglars

It’s a popular downtown electronic emporium, but tonight Venus Photo and Records is missing some inventory–over fifty-four thousand dollars worth. According to police reports, the Albert Street store was burgled [...]

Cops honour youths who do the right thing

And while it sometimes seems that Belizean society is possessed by a plague of criminal immorality, along comes a story that reaffirms our innately optimistic belief that the future is [...]

City Council never consulted on massive harbour project

Considering it’s part of a project that involves hundreds of millions of dollars and would radically alter the geography of Belize City, the presence of only forty or so people [...]

Labour unions bring in high powered advisor

Tonight the local labour movement continues to complain that the terms of reference for an arbitration panel scheduled to investigate the firing of three employees of Belize Telecommunications Limited have [...]

Soldiers run cross county to fight HIV

On Monday, five men and five women of the Belize Defence Force embarked on an eight-day mission entitled “Give Something Back.” The soldiers are running and walking three hundred and [...]

Authorities formulate plans to fight bird flu

Like the scientific theory called global warming, bird flu is one of those impending disasters that we are told is not a matter of “if”, but “when”. Today the folks [...]

Musician makes move from Punta to slower beats

He is no stranger to the Belizean music scene, but this week is the first time that Lloyd Augustine has made the transition from his traditional style of music. Lloyd, [...]

Miss Birdy puts poetry n her cards

In recent months, poetry has enjoyed a surge of popularity and today one local writer officially released a card of love poems. Birdy Francis has been penning verse since she [...]

… Winsom puts love in her art

A new exhibit will open at the Image Factory tomorrow night. I am the Alchemist is the first solo exhibition of Winsom Winsom. The artist grew up in Jamaica but [...]

Weekend murder epidemic continues on Tuesday

A deadly weekend has turned into a murderous week as another Belizean has fallen to what appears to be an epidemic of fatal violence. The latest outbreak occurred last night [...]

Gunman opens fire on empty car

Shortly after two this afternoon area residents of Cairo Street and Euphrates Avenue were jogged out of their routines as a series of gunshots rang out. The police quickly arrived [...]