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Early Morning Conflagration Displaces 28

A fire burnt out more than seven families in the early hours of this morning. Sometime after twelve, the fire started in an abandoned building on Glenn Street and the [...]

 

Was Fire Service Called Too Late?

Was Fire Service Called Too Late?

Residents and fire victims believe that the firemen were not prepared to take on the midnight inferno. They claim that the fire truck arrived thirty minutes after the blaze started [...]...

NEMO/CEMO and Human Services to Rescue

NEMO/CEMO and Human Services to Rescue

The Ministry of Human Development and the City Emergency Management Organization have teamed up to provide much needed immediate relief for the families. Today, Minister Edmond Castro and Philip Willoughby [...]...

After Short Price Hike, Importers Holding Butane Hostage?

After Short Price Hike, Importers Holding Butane Hostage?

Last Friday, the price of LPG went up by seven dollars per hundred pound cylinder. While that increase kept supply of butane going, there is information of an impasse between [...]...

Foster Mom Vows to Do Right by Murdered Alfredo Cowo

Foster Mom Vows to Do Right by Murdered Alfredo Cowo

Twenty-six-year-old Alfredo Cowo was ruthlessly dispatched in the early hours of Tuesday morning, as he sat in a golf cart with his girlfriend in the vicinity of Central Park in [...]...

Why Did Police Abandon Case? P.S.B., Attorney to Investigate

Why Did Police Abandon Case? P.S.B., Attorney to Investigate

Randell is outraged that the case against Coye and Madril was tossed out because the court prosecutor, himself a police officer, failed to appear before the sitting magistrate in the [...]...

Judgment Day Approaches for Andrew Bennett

Judgment Day Approaches for Andrew Bennett

The hourglass that is Andrew Bennett’s freedom is quickly running out of sand, as it is expected that he will soon be arrested and brought before Chief Magistrate Sharon Frazer [...]...

Did Family Conspire to Kill Missing Mark Pollard? Recording Made of Threats

Did Family Conspire to Kill Missing Mark Pollard? Recording Made of Threats

Belize City resident forty-nine-year-old Mark Pollard has been missing since July 2017. Tonight, the questions are whether he is dead, and did family members have anything to do with it? [...]...

Will Anything Come of the Case of Missing Mark Pollard?

Will Anything Come of the Case of Missing Mark Pollard?

A friend of Pollard’s who is familiar with recent events has told News Five that along with the suspected family member, at least two other intimates of the missing man [...]...

Mom Pleads for Help to Solve Disappearance of Son, Jamal Humes

Mom Pleads for Help to Solve Disappearance of Son, Jamal Humes

Twenty-eight year old Jamal Humes has been missing since December twentieth, 2017. The auto mechanic disappeared sometime between socializing with friends and visiting his mother’s house. Searches of the immediate [...]...

Fareed Ahmad’s Family Torn, Dismiss Video Surveillance

Fareed Ahmad’s Family Torn, Dismiss Video Surveillance

Fareed Ahmad was killed on December twenty-eighth in his vehicle outside Hattieville. The alleged killer, Woman Police Constable Michelle Brown, is behind bars awaiting indictment and trial. But much about [...]...

City Couple Shot in Downtown

City Couple Shot in Downtown

A Belize City couple remains hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. tonight after being attacked by a gunman on Tuesday. Thirty-seven-year-old Carolyn Revers was seated inside a parked vehicle along with her [...]...

Ernesto Torres for Mayor! He Tells News Five Why

Ernesto Torres for Mayor! He Tells News Five Why

The municipal election season is drawing closer and already most of the major political parties’ candidates are on the campaign trail. Participation from the alternative and independent movements has been [...]...

Life Sentence Thrown Out for Murder Convict Linsbert Bahadur

Life Sentence Thrown Out for Murder Convict Linsbert Bahadur

On Tuesday, the Court of Appeal pronounced a verdict in a criminal matter involving thirty-three-year-old Linsbert Bahadur Junior.  He was convicted of the murder of his brother-in-law Albert Wade which [...]...

Pair to Stand Supreme Court Trial for Forged Documents

Pair to Stand Supreme Court Trial for Forged Documents

The Supreme Court has set a March trial date for two men accused of uttering on a forged document and preparation to commit a crime. Forty-three-year-old Marcos Basto of Corozal [...]...

Drunk Man Accidentally Stole Lady Constable’s Bike

Drunk Man Accidentally Stole Lady Constable’s Bike

Police have quickly nabbed a man who they say stole a bicycle belonging to a woman police officer. But he says it was an accident caused by being under the [...]...

A Cunning Con Man Finally Caught?

A Cunning Con Man Finally Caught?

Steward for the Ramada Princess Hotel and Casino, Windell Neal, was read a charge of obtaining property by deception in the Magistrate’s Court today. Jennifer Arana, secretary for the Oswald [...]...

Give Me a Break, Say San Carlos Farmers on Loans

Give Me a Break, Say San Carlos Farmers on Loans

On Tuesday News Five showed you firsthand the hopes and dreams of farmers in the San Carlos area of Orange Walk, who are hoping they will be able to get [...]...

Why Abandoned Buildings Need to Go

Why Abandoned Buildings Need to Go

You heard earlier in the newscast about the fire that totally destroyed the houses of eight families. The fire started in an abandoned building where homeless persons were staying. If [...]...

PACT Explains Restructuring and Treatment of Staff

PACT Explains Restructuring and Treatment of Staff

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust office in Belmopan will be closed for the next week as the statutory body undergoes transition to a leaner, more efficient institution capable of financing [...]...

Coastal Zone to Get the Same Treatment as PACT

Coastal Zone to Get the Same Treatment as PACT

According to Cho, there is also change coming for the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute. The Authority is undergoing a similar assessment process to PACT and Cho says it [...]...

Breaking: PACT Sends Staff Home in ‘Restructuring Exercise’

Breaking: PACT Sends Staff Home in ‘Restructuring Exercise’

This just in…There was a major shakeup at the Protected Areas Conservation Trust today. At one o’clock this afternoon, staff members were individually called into an unscheduled meeting and notified [...]...

Orange Walk Man Accused of Killing Mom; Resident Intervenes to Save Second Victim

Orange Walk Man Accused of Killing Mom; Resident Intervenes to Save Second Victim

A son killed his mother in cold blood this morning and tonight he is on the run. Police are looking for twenty-five-year-old Andy Rhaburn for the matricide of fifty-four-year-old Braulia [...]...

San Pedro’s Alfredo Cowo Predicted He Would Die – But Who Killed Him?

San Pedro’s Alfredo Cowo Predicted He Would Die – But Who Killed Him?

A murder in San Pedro shortly after midnight has rocked the community because the victim had predicted his demise. Twenty-six-year-old Alfredo Cowo last week Tuesday told News Five’s Duane Moody [...]...

P.C. Tevin Aranda Charged for Manslaughter in Mario Vernon Death

P.C. Tevin Aranda Charged for Manslaughter in Mario Vernon Death

Twenty-three-year-old Tevin Aranda has been charged with manslaughter, following the shooting death of Mario Vernon Jr. in Punta Gorda Town on Saturday night.  The arraignment of the police constable in [...]...