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Social Security turns thumbs down on U.H.S. purchase

The trial balloon that floated over Social Security headquarters and Universal Health Services this week has been officially shot down. According to S.S.B.’s chief executive officer, Dr. Louis Zabaneh, the [...]

Robbery outside of Tourism Village may have been inside job

Today one local business is looking into the possibility of one of its own being involved in a hold-up that relieved the company of thousands of dollars on one of [...]

Father detained for rape of two daughters

A forty-seven year old resident of the Stann Creek District has been detained by police following accusations by his two daughters that he has been engaging in sex with them. [...]

Did dredging of Pelican Cayes contravene permit?

In a follow up to our story last night on environmental degradation in the Pelican Cayes, News 5 has been able to determine, based on data supplied by the Geology [...]

Cost of U.S. visa rises to $262

The cost of taking a trip to the states is about to go up. According to a U.S. embassy release, come January first, the application fee for a non-immigrant visa [...]

Pallotti musicians prepare for annual concert

It’s one of Belize’s most enduring musical institutions and on Sunday evening the Pallotti Chamber Group will be holding its Christmas Concert. The chamber orchestra includes the junior and advanced [...]

Tax collectors show generosity at Christmas

On Wednesday it was the Customs Department that sponsored a kids Christmas party; today it’s those friendly folks at Income Tax. We don’t know what’s gotten into these usually scrooge-like [...]

Musician puts religion back in Christmas music

For years many Christians have been lamenting the commercialisation of Christmas as the holidays seem to have become just another reason to shop, eat, and fix up the house. But [...]

Latest statistics show improvement but disparities remain

This morning the Statistical Institute of Belize unveiled the results of a Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey, MICS, which was conducted in 2006 in almost two thousand households across the country. [...]