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Regional presidents meet for two summits in San Pedro

There were presidents galore on Ambergris Caye today as Belize hosted a pair of regional summits. News Five’s Janelle Chanona joined the crowd in San Pedro that included equal measures [...]

U.S. ban on Chinese shrimp may help Belize

Belizean shrimp farmers, who have suffered through several years of depressed world prices caused by low cost Asian competition, received some very good news today. Following revelations of contaminated pet [...]

Burglars hit Salvation Army school for 2nd time

For the second time this year, the Salvation Army School has been burglarised. Sometime between six Wednesday evening and eight Thursday morning a thief or thieves broke in the infant [...]

16 pounds of weed await owner on Ambergris

Police have sixteen pounds of marijuana waiting to be collected by its rightful owner. The weed was found at the cargo office of Maya Island Air on San Pedro, having [...]

Debit card customers reap rewards in bank raffle

Just swipe it! That’s what you’re supposed to do with your debit card. Of course it helps to have some cash in your account. And speaking of cash, those who [...]

Independent Media Association launches tonight

It has been in the planning stages for some time, but tonight the Belize Independent Media Association will hold its official launch. BIMA’s ten founding members include owners and editors [...]

Central American bodybuilders compete in Belize

This weekend Belize will be hosting the Central American Bodybuilding Championships for the third time and this morning the first wave of officials and competitors arrived in Belize City. News [...]

Y.M.C.A. teaches water skills for a lifetime

The two organisations are similar in name and purpose and both do great work in Belize. Last week we looked at what the Y.W.C.A. is doing in the way of [...]

Controversy calmed, oil exports produce growing revenues

With the controversy over taxation and environmental concerns largely resolved, Belize’s fledgling petroleum industry has been absent from the headlines. But while the rhetoric has cooled, the wells, pumps, and [...]

Wife fatally stabs husband in Succotz Village

A young wife is under arrest tonight after she stabbed her husband to death. Authorities found the lifeless body of twenty-three year old Cornelio Montero inside the couple’s residence in [...]

Burglar pleads guilty: gets 5 years in jail

In Belize City Magistrates’ Court a man who broke into a home in Biscayne Village pleaded guilty to burglary and damage to property. Twenty-six year old Oscar Lopez Martinez was [...]

Car dealer charged for taking customer’s cash

Every day Belizeans engage with used car dealers to purchase vehicles. Usually, the transaction ends happily … but not always. One that didn’t work out has resulted in a dealer [...]

San Pedro hosts two summits in one day

It used to be that an international summit meeting in Belize would have the whole country in a panic. But tomorrow on Ambergris, Caye not one, but two heads of [...]

Western Border will have new spray facility

This week, Belize became the third country in Central America to sign onto a regional initiative that should modernise our ability to fight threats to our agriculture. According to a [...]

Tourism industry prepares for hurricanes

We all may be aware that it’s hurricane season, but that knowledge doesn’t do much good if we don’t take action. One group that knows the value of hurricane preparedness [...]

Bahamian Choir makes one day stop in Belize

From what we see on the streets of Belize City, our typical cruise ship visitors tend to be middle age and North American. Today, however, a very special group of [...]

Top P.S.E. scorers honoured in ceremony

The results were released earlier this month, but today was the day to officially honour this year’s top scorers in the Primary School Examination. News Five’s Kendra Griffith has the [...]

Police believe city man died of epileptic seizure

A dead body has been found on the outskirts of Belize City, but it appears that foul play was not involved. Jacqueline Godwin, Reporting Five days after thirty-nine year old [...]

A.C.C. registration funds jacked again!

It was around this same time last year when the staff of Anglican Cathedral College was held up as they collected registration fees in the school’s office. In that incident [...]

New electricity rates will help low end consumers

The Public Utilities Commission has delivered its final decision on electricity rates. The result is that beginning July first, lower volume consumers will see their bills drop while larger users, [...]

Diabetes initiative targets foot care

It’s a common ailment in Belize as well as across the Caribbean and throughout the world. Diabetes has long been acknowledged as one of our leading killers and its debilitating [...]

Three arrested for murder of Harry Duesbury

Corozal police have arrested and charged the three young men they say killed eighty-one year old Harry Duesbury at his residence in San Andres Village in the Corozal District. The [...]

City man charged with attempted arson

Also arrested today was twenty year old Allan Martinez of Central American Boulevard in Belize City. Martinez was identified by Roy Latchman as the man who tried to burn his [...]

11 year old girl claims abduction, rape

Details are sketchy tonight, but police are investigating a disturbing allegation involving the rape of a minor. Authorities say an eleven year old has reported that sometime between four and [...]

Accident on Southern Highway injures seven

A traffic accident on the Southern Highway has left seven members of a Toledo family injured. Around two on Monday afternoon, twenty-eight year old Domingo Teck was driving his Dodge [...]