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4 inmates acquitted of drug trafficking charge for lack of evidence

In other court news, today Taedron Bennett and Joseph Kee, accused of the 2006 Brannon murders, along with two other prison inmates, Mark Seawell and Nicholas Guevarra, appeared in court [...]

San Ignacio Hotel hit, no arrests yet

Police are yet to make an arrest for an armed robbery at one of Belize’s more prominent hotels. The hold-up occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning at the [...]

C.E.O.s who never made it to the top job replaced

When the Barrow Administration took office in February, it made several appointments public at the top layer of government in the way of Chief Executive Officers who were picked to [...]

Rural communities benefit from European Union

The European Union, through the Belize Rural Development Programme, has as its aim to reduce rural poverty while improving the livelihood hood of thousands of Belizeans. News Five’s Ann-Marie Williams [...]

Administration Building in Belmopan named after Sir Edney Cain

The Administration Building in Belmopan has a new name. In ceremonies this morning Prime Minister Dean Barrow cut the ribbon, officially renaming the office complex Sir Edney Cain Building. Cain, [...]

Winners of AIDS poster competition named

The U.S. Embassy last year challenged primary school students from standards four through six to create posters geared towards their peers and focusing on HIV awareness. The competition formally ended [...]

University of Belize has a new provost

The University of Belize has a new provost. Former President of the University College of Belize, Dr. Angel Cal has succeeded Marco Olsen of South America. Cal, in 2002 was [...]

NICH releases Jades of Belize book

Belize is known for many archaeological finds, but one of our most famous pieces is the Jade Head discovered in 1968 at the Altun Ha in the Belize District. At [...]

Six to compete in Miss Big and Beautiful pageant

For the past three years, beauty and talent has graced the stage in a whole new style with bigger women who show off themselves at the Miss Big and Beautiful [...]

Pallotti Music School to showcase talents in concert

It is said that music soothes the savage beast and so Belizeans will be treated to a musical extravaganza featuring the best of violin, cello, and guitar this coming weekend [...]

A homeless man is found murdered in Belize City

Murder number forty-four for 2008 was recorded this afternoon in Belize City. Around one-thirty police discovered the body of forty-four year old Cyril Coleman floating in the harbour near the [...]

Telemedia issues response in wake of court battles

As we reported in Tuesday’s newscast, Telemedia was ordered to pay four point six million dollars in business tax for the months of February and March and the Government is [...]

Arrest made in the murder of Sandhill woman

One day after police found the body of forty-five year old Dorla Pitterson in Sand Hill Village, police have arrested and charged thirty year old Orlando Wade with the Murder. [...]

Three sought for carnal knowledge of minors in Cayo

There are two allegations of carnal knowledge coming out of the Cayo District tonight. The first involves a fourteen year old Esperanza Village resident who alleges that a father and [...]

Mahogany Heights man charged with Burglary

Belize City police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a home in Driftwood Bay between nine Monday night and six-thirty Tuesday morning. According to forty-four year old Joycelyn Codd, [...]

Government vehicle totaled in joy ride

A joy ride on the Western Highway in the vicinity of Camalote Village in the Cayo District almost turned fatal for a private security guard of the Anchor Company in [...]

No maternal deaths recorded as yet for 2008

In ceremonies this afternoon the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital was certified as the first Baby Friendly Hospital in the country. This means that the institution encourages new mothers to breastfeed [...]

Brazil assists victims of Tropical Storm Arthur

The Government of Brazil has stepped up to the plate to assist victims of Tropical Storm Arthur. Through its representative in Belize, Ambassador Roberto Coutinho, the country is generously donating [...]

Minister of Health outlines healthcare activities and success

This afternoon Minister of Health Pablo Marin, flanked by his C.E.O. and Directors of Health Services, presented his ministry’s report card of activities and projects since taking office in February. [...]

Stella Maris celebrates Golden Jubilee

For fifty years, Stella Maris School has been providing support to children with various disabilities. To celebrate that Golden Jubilee and its achievements, the school is hosting a week of [...]

Y.W.C.A. receives funding from the European Union

The Y.W.C.A. has received another grant from the E.U., but if you’re assuming that the organisation now has a lot of money, think again. News Five’s Ann-Marie Williams was on [...]

Telemedia ordered to pay business taxes

After weeks of battle, today the Government scored a major victory against Belize Telemedia Limited when the Revenue Court ordered the company to pay business taxes for the months of [...]

Woman found dead in a well in Sandhill …

For weeks the nation held its collective breath as the number of murders appeared to have subsided. The peace was shattered last week with the murder of Emigdio Gomez off [...]

… While another dies in a traffic accident

A woman who had hoped to travel to the United States will not be making that trip after she lost her life this morning as a result of a head [...]

3 persons charged in discovery of explosives

In an update to last night’s story on the sensational discovery of explosives at a house at the corner of Plues and Berkley Streets, two men and a woman appeared [...]