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Guatemalan Military Detains Thirty- Seven Belize Territorial Volunteers Overnight

On Saturday news spread like a toxic cloud over the nation…thirty-seven Belizeans, part of an expedition headed to the southern-most border marker, had been detained by Guatemalan military and taken [...]

 

Expedition Leader Details Frightening Experience at Sea

Expedition Leader Details Frightening Experience at Sea

But with the emotional homecoming out of the way, the question remains – how could the unthinkable have happened? How is it that a Belizean vessel carrying Belizeans could have [...]...

Attorney for Boat Captain Says Document to Release Delegation Was Signed Under Duress

Attorney for Boat Captain Says Document to Release Delegation Was Signed Under Duress

We’ll get to that government response in a few, but first the Captain of the Dore – Guillermo “Memo” Avila. He is the man who took the expedition to Gracias [...]...

National Security and Foreign Affairs Officials Debrief Boat Captain and Passengers

National Security and Foreign Affairs Officials Debrief Boat Captain and Passengers

As we told you, officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and National Security conducted a debriefing exercise with certain members of the expedition right after arrival on Belizean land. [...]...

Belize’s Ambassador to Guatemala Expresses Disappointment

Belize’s Ambassador to Guatemala Expresses Disappointment

While it was probably a little too early to expect an official comment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we approached Belize’s Ambassador to Guatemala, Alexis Rosado. He took part [...]...

Weekend Violence Ends in Murder of Michael Welch

Weekend Violence Ends in Murder of Michael Welch

There were three murders over the weekend; two in Belize City and one in Corozal. In the city, we start with the most recent murder that occurred just after eleven [...]...

Gunshots Near Gungulung Leaves Japhet Martinez Dead

Gunshots Near Gungulung Leaves Japhet Martinez Dead

Four hours before the cold-blooded murder of Michael Welch, shots rang out behind the Charles Bartlett Hyde building, better known as the Complex. Just before seven p.m. on Sunday, twenty-seven-year-old [...]...

Mexican Murdered in Corozal

Mexican Murdered in Corozal

A Mexican national was hacked to death in the Corozal District over the weekend.  On Sunday night in San Victor Village, the mutilated body of Sergio Martinez was discovered inside [...]...

Jaime Chavarria Shot on West Canal

Jaime Chavarria Shot on West Canal

At around midnight on Saturday, an attempt was made on the life of twenty-six-year-old Jaime Emmanuel Chavarria.  Just outside his house on West Canal, Chavarria had just exited his vehicle, [...]...

19 Year Old Arraigned for Murder of Herbert Bowden

19 Year Old Arraigned for Murder of Herbert Bowden

Nineteen-year-old Ernesto Vasquez of Antelope Street Extension was remanded to the Belize Central Prison for the killing of Herbert Bowden.  Vasquez was unrepresented in Magistrate’s Court today when he was [...]...

Man Charged for Egging Elvin Penner

Man Charged for Egging Elvin Penner

Allen Valencia was immediately detained on Friday after a group of protesters threw eggs and water at former Immigration Minister Elvin Penner when he exited the Supreme Court that day [...]...

Elderly Man Perishes in Fire in Dangriga

Elderly Man Perishes in Fire in Dangriga

Sixty-one-year-old Alvin Lewis Senior perished in an inferno which consumed his residence in Dangriga on Sunday afternoon.  According to his wife, Thelma Lewis, sometime after one o’clock she left their [...]...

Ambassador Manuel Tellez Passes

Ambassador Manuel Tellez Passes

It is with deep sadness that tonight we report on the death of Guatemala’s Ambassador to Belize, His Excellency Manuel Tellez.  He passed away on Sunday morning in Guatemala City [...]...

Lord Ashcroft Weighs In On Belize’s Political Climate

Lord Ashcroft Weighs In On Belize’s Political Climate

Two weeks ago, a picture of Lord Michael Ashcroft and Audrey Matura Shepherd at breakfast went viral. It was all over social media, so much so that it made the [...]...

…And His Involvement in Telemedia Prior to Nationalization

…And His Involvement in Telemedia Prior to Nationalization

In our interview, Ashcroft also spoke about his level of financial involvement, or, as we learnt, his lack of financial involvement, in Telemedia at the time of nationalization. He categorically [...]...

Gilroy Usher’s Press Conference Falls Apart in Port Loyola

Gilroy Usher’s Press Conference Falls Apart in Port Loyola

Election Day 2015 is less than forty-eight hours away and the two major political parties, together with their mayoral and councilor candidates, are fueling their respective machineries.  On Wednesday, both [...]...

Meet PG’s Third Party Mayoral Candidate

Meet PG’s Third Party Mayoral Candidate

In the past weeks, News Five has travelled across the country, bringing you interviews from candidates vying for the sixty-seven seats up for grabs in the 2015 municipal elections. Over [...]...

Wil Maheia Says He’s the Man for PG’s Mayorship

Wil Maheia Says He’s the Man for PG’s Mayorship

The People’s United Party has been at the helm of the Punta Gorda Town Council for the past three years, under a U.D.P. Central Government. According to Maheia, that hasn’t [...]...