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Everal Martinez Charged with Step-Daughter Allyssa Nunez’s Murder

Her plight touched the heart of many Belizeans. Her unnecessary death enraged them. But life went on in the Old Capital as twenty-one-year-old Everal Martinez was briefly and quietly arraigned [...]

Cops Caught on Camera Harassing Avocado Vendor

Around six o’clock on Thursday evening, there was a ruckus outside the Michael Finnegan Market, Belize City that quickly became violent. Officers attached to the Special Patrol Unit were caught [...]

Family Says SPU Must Pay for Spoiled Goods

This evening, the nineteen-year-old resident of San Victor visited News Five along with his family. Sister Maria Cowo said that while he was held at the Racoon Street Police Station, [...]

Cover-Up Underway in Drug Plane Landings, Sources Allege

Police this afternoon confirmed that the single person held in connection with a suspected drug plane that crash landed in the Cuatro Leguas area of Blue Creek, Orange Walk around [...]

Breaking: a Murder on the Canalside

There is breaking news to report tonight. Just minutes ago, there was a murder in Belize City where a man has reportedly been shot and killed near the corners of [...]

Howell Wants to Close Gap with Gangs

Since the beginning of the year, gang violence and gang-related murders are on the rise with the south side of the city particularly hit. 2017 ended with the second highest [...]

New Commander Wants to Talk with Everyone

But will there be a return of the method of mediation with gang members as was employed by ACP Chester Williams alongside Dianne Finnegan and Nuri Mohammed? That initiative was [...]

Taxi Man’s Shooter Identified, Charged

Twenty-year-old Esmir Garrido has been charged with grievous harm and use of deadly means of harm on taxi driver Reginald Garoy. Garoy was shot and injured in the right side [...]

‘Di plane lan’ again; this time, one is held

The third suspected drug plane in two weeks was found deep in the farmlands of Blue Creek, Orange Walk around midnight on Wednesday. The area where the plane crash landed [...]

Emil Audinett gunned down at home

Twenty-nine year old Emil Audinett was a marked man and on Wednesday night he ran out of luck. He was sitting inside his home on Ordonez Street, Belize City, with [...]

Bernadine Lauriano anticipated death – but who is her killer?

Fifty-two-year-old Bernadine Lauriano was shot and killed inside her home last Friday, as she sat in the living room with her two children. The mother of seven was injured multiple [...]

Trail cooling in Corozal slaughterhouse murder

Mark Anthony Clarke, an I.T. technician, was stabbed as many as seventy-one times and dumped near a slaughterhouse along the San Jomal Road in the Corozal District.  His body was [...]

Businessman wins gun battle as youth is charged

His attacker misfired, but thirty-three year old businessman Derrol Vernon did not, and a twenty-one year old Belize City resident is now charged with aggravated assault. Kevaughn Staine was read [...]

Charged for fight, landscaper denies stealing weed, gold chain

Officially, thirty-six year old James Crawford of Ladyville is charged with stealing a gold chain during a fight and causing harm to Kenneth Arthurs. But it came out in the [...]

Ammunition found through alleyway

Police discovered seven sixteen gauge cartridges in an abandoned lot in Prince Alley, Belize City. Around nine-thirty on Wednesday night, police searched the lot where they discovered the bag with [...]

Teacher Charged with Assault of Minor, 16

A teacher of Independence Village is being accused of sexual assault of a sixteen-year-old girl.  Lennox Mejia, known as “Namule,” was read the charge before Magistrate Deborah Rogers in the [...]

Coming Together on Women and Violence Issues

The Belize Movement for Peace and Reconciliation says that it is strategizing and implementing change to address the cycle of violence that seems to have a grip on the country [...]

Bella Vista Pre-Teen Charges Sexual Assault; 3 Held

Public condemnation of violence against children has been fast and furious on the heels of the killing of Allyssa Nunez and murder of Treshawn Goff. Today, it escalated when it [...]

Mother Gunned Down at Home; Children also Injured

In further violence against children, a young girl and her brother, who lives with disabilities, were both victims of gunfire on Friday night; their mother, however, did not survive and [...]

In Corozal, IT Technician Sent to the Slaughterhouse

A pair of farmers made a gruesome discovery over the weekend off the Phillip Goldson Highway in the outskirts of the village of Paraiso, Corozal. Forty-one-year-old Mark Anthony Clarke was [...]

A Tragic End for Angel Cisneros, 15

A fifteen-year-old boy went missing from his family in San Jose Nuevo Palmar, Orange Walk, on March third. As the days went by, the Cisneros family became concerned then grew [...]

Still No Answers in Death of Treshawn Goff

Four-year-old Treshawn Goff was laid to rest on Monday afternoon, following a funeral service at All Saints Church in Belize City.  The preschooler is the youngest victim of gun violence [...]

The Rape of a 4-Year-Old Girl Reported in the South

Another child has been sexually abused in a disturbing incident involving a four-year-old little girl in the south.  On Thursday, a fifty-two-year-old mother reported to police in Bella Vista, Toledo, [...]

O.W. Grandfather Charged for Assault of 7-Year-Old, Gets Out on Bail

In another case of sexual abuse, but in the north, a sixty-six-year-old man has been charged for the sexual assault of a seven year old girl, who she knew as [...]

New Bills Tackle Gangs and Protecting Witnesses of Crime

The Budget was not the only major news coming out of today’s meeting in Belmopan. Three amendments to substantive legislation and a new bill were introduced which had to do [...]