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Briceño is new P.U.P. leader

The Peoples’ United Party tonight has a new leader. After an intense six week campaign that began with three candidates, and as recently as last week was down to one, [...]

Belize City killing spree continues with weekend murder

Another day, another murder. That seems to be the disturbing trend developing in Belize City and while there’s no end in sight, tonight the good news is there have been [...]

Attempted firearm theft ends in bloodshed

Over the weekend police also filed charges in connection to last Thursday’s deadly shooting. Tonight nineteen year old Leon Gray and twenty-two year old Brandon Smith are jointly accused of [...]

Three forgetful cops in Bou-Nahra case dismissed from duty

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise but a press release issued by the Police Department has confirmed that the three forgetful cops who changed their stories on the [...]

P.U.C. insists B.E.L. can afford NOT to raise rates in 2008

Following the Public Utilities Commission’s announcement on Friday, that the Belize Electricity Limited will not be granted an increase in electricity rates, this morning the P.U.C. held a press briefing [...]

Suspected electrical fire leaves soldier homeless

Four days after a massive inferno devastated Albert Street, fire fighters were back in action in the old capital over the weekend. Ann-Marie Williams reports. Ann-Marie Williams, Reporting Around five [...]

Maya negotiating team to meet with Gov’t. on land rights

The Maya Leaders Alliance of Southern Belize has chosen a team to negotiate with government over the implementation of the recent Supreme Court ruling affirming Maya land rights. According to [...]

B.D.F and Hankook Verdes will face off in B.P.F.L. finals

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re most welcome to this burst of Sports Monday. First order of business people, is to give public kudos to the National Football Team [...]

P.U.C. denies B.E.L.’s requests for price hikes

It’s been a hot topic on the talk show circuit but late this afternoon word out of the Public Utilities Commission is that an application by Belize Electricity Limited to [...]

Fresh flames shut down Albert St. again; damage estimates in millions

It was one of the worse fires to rock the downtown area and as News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports, Wednesday night’s blaze is dying a slow death. Janelle Chanona, Reporting [...]

P.U.P. leadership candidate confident of victory

On Sunday six hundred and fifty-three delegates of the People’s United Party will gather at the Belmopan Civic Centre to elect a new leader. The campaign has been a rollercoaster [...]

Belize City man jailed for owing court $25,000 …

That same fate will be imposed on another convict if he doesn’t pay up. Nineteen year old Orlando Choc of Ladyville pled guilty to Handling Stolen Goods and Escape today [...]

… While Ladyville villager fined for first offence

He was originally brought up on aggravated assault charges but tonight a Belize City man is in jail because he owed the court big money. According to reports, twenty-seven year [...]

Health Minister insists Gov’t. cannot afford N.H.I.

Two months into the new administration of the United Democratic Party, today we questioned Minister of Health Pablo Marin about the roll-out of the National Health Insurance plan. Viewers may [...]

Stonetree Records release first all women Garifuna CD

Umalali means “voice” in Garifuna, but the producers of a new music album released this week under that title are hoping the compilation of songs will become an important communication [...]

Albert St. fire destroys five buildings; four families left homeless

There was no loss of life but tonight business owners and residents of the downtown area are still reeling from a disastrous fire that threatened to wipe out the heart [...]

Prison cell raid ends in drug charges for remanded inmates

They are scheduled to stand trial in April for murder but today Taedron Bennett and Joseph Kee were back in court, charged with another crime. According to court reports, on [...]

Two dead, three injured in separate city shootings

Three separate shootings in twenty-four hours have left two people dead, three others injured and the police with more questions than answers. Our coverage of the carnage begins in an [...]

P.U.P. area rep.’s review hearing set for April 11th

In political news, the internal struggles within the People’s United Party continue as word today is that inquiries into the loyalty of Albert area representative will officially climax in two [...]

P.U.C. to announce decision on B.E.L. rate hike on Friday

In the wake of an announcement by Belize Electricity Limited that the company is applying for a fifteen percent increase in the cost of power, Belizeans have been voicing their [...]

U.S. Gov’t. donates heavy duty trucks to Coastguard/B.D.F.

During a brief handing over ceremony today, two of Belize’s security agencies received vehicles to help in their operations courtesy Uncle Sam. The gift of five heavy trucks from United [...]

Cops participate in anti-crime conference in Bmp.

Everyone has an idea how we can solve the crime problem. Some feel tougher laws and harsher penalties would do the trick. Others say more education and reform initiatives would [...]

Collet delegates to hear from Fonseca and Briceno

There’s not a whole lot of time but between now and Sunday the two candidates vying to lead the People’s United Party—Francis Fonseca and John Briceño—will be campaigning hard for [...]

BERT plane makes marshy landing at municipal airport

A flight from San Pedro to Belize City is a mere eighteen to twenty minutes … but this morning time stopped for the occupants of a single engine air ambulance [...]

Tropic announces aircraft upgrades

In other aviation news, Tropic Air has announced a major initiative with plane maker Cessna to expand and replace its current fleet of aircraft. Tropic presently operates seven of the [...]