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B.E.L. not thrilled with expert’s recommendations

When Belize Electricity Limited made its annual rate application, the company said skyrocketing oil prices mandated a thirteen point four percent increase in the price of power. The P.U.C., in [...]

Oil company seeks standby pipeline at Kendal

As we’ve highlighted throughout our coverage of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Arthur, the loss of the Kendal Bridge across the Sittee River resulted in significant hardship to the [...]

Two detained after women jack man’s bike

Stronging someone’s bicycle is a common crime in Belize but what puts this particular incident on the news is that last night it was a group of young ladies that [...]

Burglary suspect busted by alert cops

A Belize City man is tonight cooling his heels in prison after being busted for burglary. On Tuesday police responded to reports of a break-in at a home on Thomas [...]

Murder suspect freed when police can’t produce file

Two men who were on remand on a joint murder charge were today freed … and then rearrested. The case against sixty-seven year old Belizean Adrian Ascencio and Guatemalan, twenty-seven [...]

Fears mount as swimmer fails to surface

Details are lacking but reliable reports reaching News Five indicate that a high school student is missing and believed drowned. Seventeen year old Clive Rivers, a student at St. John’s [...]

Princess Hotel donates half million for Cadet Corps

The Princess Hotel and Casino has donated half a million dollars to the Government of Belize for a programme to help young Belizeans. This morning Prime Minister Dean Barrow took [...]

Seventy new recruits enter Police Force

The Belize Police Department is seventy men and women stronger tonight following passing out ceremonies in Belmopan this morning. The recruits of squad eighty-four were officially welcomed into the ranks [...]

Pilot programme promotes reading

We always hear about the nation’s declining literacy rate and the trend away from reading in favour of TV and video games. Today, News Five’s Marion Ali visited one school [...]

Toledo school comes up large on P.S.E.

Every year top finishers in the Primary School Examinations point to the support of teachers and their parents for their exemplary performances. And while this year was no different, tonight [...]

Belize’s newest citizens take oath of allegiance

In the run up to elections in February we heard a lot about large numbers of immigrants lined up to receive Belizean nationality presumably to be followed by voters cards. [...]