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Land Grab – Business as Usual at the Ministry of Natural Resources

A trove of documents has been made available to News Five that show that it was business as usual at the Ministry of Natural Resources, famously known as the ‘hot [...]

 

Body of a Woman Washes Up on a Beach in Hopkins Village

Body of a Woman Washes Up on a Beach in Hopkins Village

The body of a visitor to the village of Hopkins was found on the beach this morning. There is no identification nor was she a guest at any hotel in [...]...

2 Mennonite Motorists Perish in a Head-On Collision in Spanish Lookout

2 Mennonite Motorists Perish in a Head-On Collision in Spanish Lookout

Another deadly collision, this time in the Spanish Lookout community, has claimed the lives of one more pair of motorists.  It is the second fatal pileup within forty-eight hours, involving [...]...

Tony’s Store in Belize City Targeted by Robbers Dressed as Students

Tony’s Store in Belize City Targeted by Robbers Dressed as Students

On Tuesday afternoon, a brazen robber was caught while attempting to flee from the scene of a jacking at DK Supermarket.  The culprit made off with a bottle of top-shelf [...]...

Was an Angry Mob Responsible for the Killing of Rene Godoy?

Was an Angry Mob Responsible for the Killing of Rene Godoy?

Police say they are still investigating the death of Rene Godoy in Silk Grass Village. So far no one has been detained for the beating that ended Godoy’s life. Godoy, [...]...

PM Tells Chamber No Can Do on Lowering High Fuel Taxes

PM Tells Chamber No Can Do on Lowering High Fuel Taxes

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has written a terse letter to the Chamber of Commerce in response to their concerns on the crippling fuel prices. He tells them that there is [...]...

Lemonal Land Dispute, a Case of Squatting

Lemonal Land Dispute, a Case of Squatting

The ongoing land dispute in Lemonal Village, between the Banner and Anthony families, brings into sharp focus the issue of squatting, as well as a need for owners to possess [...]...

Village Chairman Trying to Mediate Lemonal Dispute

Village Chairman Trying to Mediate Lemonal Dispute

In speaking with News Five on Thursday, the village chairman emphasized a need for residents to follow the procedures that have been set out for land acquisition.  The feud, he [...]...

Court of Appeal Hands Down Decision in 3 Cases

Court of Appeal Hands Down Decision in 3 Cases

The Belize Court of Appeal concluded its sitting today with a number of judgements.  The appeal of Jason Bruce Lawrence, who was facing a life sentence for a murder conviction, [...]...

Meet Erica Jang, P.U.P. Standard Bearer Hopeful for Dangriga

Meet Erica Jang, P.U.P. Standard Bearer Hopeful for Dangriga

On Sunday, the People’s United Party will be holding its convention to select the standard bearer in Dangriga. The race started out with six persons, but historian Joseph Sampson has [...]...

Recommendations to Curb Guatemalan Incursions in the South

Recommendations to Curb Guatemalan Incursions in the South

On Thursday night you heard Cristina Coc of the Maya Leaders Alliance outline growing Guatemalan incursions and the impacts on the bordering Mayan communities.  On Wednesday, the Ministry of National [...]...

U.S. Immigration Strategy under Widespread Condemnation

U.S. Immigration Strategy under Widespread Condemnation

More than two thousand three hundred children have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border since May.  According to the Department of Homeland Security, it is [...]...

The Hustle and Bustle of the Entertainment Strip on Newtown Barracks

The Hustle and Bustle of the Entertainment Strip on Newtown Barracks

The Newtown Barracks area in the city has flourished into our own entertainment strip. Restaurants, bars, clubs, casinos, call centres as well as the popular B.T.L. Park can all be [...]...

CitCo Deputy Mayor Clarifies Trade License for Apex

CitCo Deputy Mayor Clarifies Trade License for Apex

There a resolution to a statement between the City and Government for the use of the new Civic Center as the Emergency Operating Center of City Hall in case a [...]...

When Completed, Renovated Commercial Center to Become the New City Hall

When Completed, Renovated Commercial Center to Become the New City Hall

For some time it has been an eyesore in downtown Albert Street in Belize City, but the commercial centre near Market Square is expected to be the new home of [...]...

Belize International Jazz Festival Features Canatus Sax Quintet of Cuba

Belize International Jazz Festival Features Canatus Sax Quintet of Cuba

The Belize International Jazz Festival kicked off last week and will wrap up on Sunday. As a part of the week long festivities, on Thursday visiting artist Carlos Rafael Barban [...]...

A Chopping Spree in Silk Grass Ends With the Deadly Beating of Alleged Attacker

A Chopping Spree in Silk Grass Ends With the Deadly Beating of Alleged Attacker

Did vigilante justice end the life of a Silk Grass resident? Or did authorities go overboard restraining a seemingly high and angry man? Tonight the family of Rene Godoy says [...]...

Police Launch Internal and Criminal Probe into Fatal Beat Down

Police Launch Internal and Criminal Probe into Fatal Beat Down

Police, meanwhile, say that after one a.m. they responded to reports that a man had chopped three persons in Silk Grass Village on the Southern Highway. The chopping victims had [...]...

Land Feud in Lemonal; ComPol’s Wife Takes on Relatives for Choice Property

Land Feud in Lemonal; ComPol’s Wife Takes on Relatives for Choice Property

Hell broke loose in the village of Lemonal, Belize District, early this morning between relatives over a problem that had been brewing for some time.  It has to do with [...]...

Orel Leslie, et al. Back in Court for Murder Retrial

Orel Leslie, et al. Back in Court for Murder Retrial

The main witnesses in the murder retrial of three men, accused with the murder of B.D.F. soldier James Norales, testified today before Justice Colin Williams. He is Aron Paquiul, a [...]...

2 Motorists Perish in Road Traffic Accident on Placencia Road

2 Motorists Perish in Road Traffic Accident on Placencia Road

Since the beginning of the week, three persons have lost their lives in separate traffic accidents in southern Belize. On Tuesday morning, sixty-nine-year-old Selvin Bahadur was knocked off his bicycle [...]...

Is Abducted Businessman Omero Campos Still Alive?

Is Abducted Businessman Omero Campos Still Alive?

San Narciso businessman, Omero Campos is still nowhere to be found after having been reportedly kidnapped ninety-six hours ago. The proprietor of Henry’s Store in the village left his house [...]...

A Hundred-day Report Card for P.U.P. CitCo

A Hundred-day Report Card for P.U.P. CitCo

Mayor Bernard Wagner and his P.U.P, this week marked their first hundred days at City Hall. After a decade of U.D.P. rule, the first order of business was a look [...]...

Are Cemented City Streets Still Holding Up?

Are Cemented City Streets Still Holding Up?

One of the primary responsibilities of the City Council is streets, and although over one hundred and sixty were cemented under the previous U.D.P. administration, many are in dire need [...]...

Dire Straits at City Hall, Deputy Mayor Arnold Explains Financial Crunch

Dire Straits at City Hall, Deputy Mayor Arnold Explains Financial Crunch

Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold also spoke on the financial crunch City Hall is experiencing. It is well known that December through March is the period during which the council’s revenue [...]...