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Rape Victim Speaks as Charges Draw Closer for Accused Magistrate

The sitting Magistrate accused of rape of a Dangriga woman in April can now be named as Norman Rodriguez.  Up until today, News Five had restrained from using his name. [...]

If Charged, Attorney Says Accused Could Go Free On Bail

The alleged rape of the Dangriga resident has raised numerous questions on the role of the judiciary in respect of indicting one of its own.  While there is a gap [...]

Novel Prosecution Brings Pitfalls for Accuser and Accused

The fact that the woman has gone on record in the media to tell her story may very well prejudice her case.  Should charges be preferred on the magistrate in [...]

John Deshaies Engages Legal Representation for Long Fight

Canadian national John DeShaies remains in police lockup following his arraignment on Friday, when he was denied bail in the Independence Magistrate Court.  He appeared in court for charges of [...]

G.S.U. – Peacemakers or Peace Breakers?

Over the weekend, the Gang Suppression Unit moved against various gangs across the city. There is a truce in place among the rival gangs for about a month now and [...]

Mediator Challenges Gang ‘Suppressors’ for Upsetting Peace in the City

This afternoon, some ten men from the area were to attend a meeting at the Eastern Division South headquarters at Raccoon Street to lodge formal complaints and to seek recourse [...]

G.S.U. Charged with Provoking Conch Shell Bay Residents

Word to News Five is that the GSU was simply following orders and that the operations in the area were as a result of instructions issued from up top, but [...]

Charged for Theft and a Person of Interest for Double Murder, John DeShaies Denies Both

News Five can confirm tonight that there’s a team of F.B.I. agents in Belize investigating the double murders of one of their own, ex-U.S. marine thirty-six-year-old Drew Thomas DeVoursney and [...]

In Belize City, Dangriga Boy Killed on Elston Kerr Street

There was a murder in the Old Capital on Thursday night, leaving many to wonder whether the fragile ceasefire brokered among the various gangs has once again unraveled.  The victim [...]

Police Make Arrests, But Kidnapping Victims in Corozal Still Wary

Corozal police have detained two of four men accused of robbery and kidnapping and are seeking two others. Twenty-three-year-old Jason Espinosa and forty-five-year-old Elio Lopez handed over a bag containing [...]

Murder Among Belizean Cousins in Chetumal

An Orange Walk man is accused of killing his cousin in the early hours of the morning over in Chetumal. The murder sent shockwaves across that northern municipality because the [...]

Canadian Detainee in Corozal Double Murder Questioned for Theft in Placencia

Investigations into a double murder in Corozal continue tonight. The only suspect in the murder of a Canadian woman and her American boyfriend remains in police custody.  That suspect, John [...]

Missing Belmopan Teacher’s Family Seeks Closure

The family of missing secondary school teacher, Pamela Lino, is seeking closure for what can only be described as a most puzzling disappearance.  It is widely believed that the Belmopan [...]

Tourism Industry Hopes for Minimal Impact from Murders

The murders of Canadian national Francesca Matus and her American partner Drew Thomas DeVoursney continue to receive news coverage in both countries and around the world.  Unfortunately, it’s not the [...]

Corozal Trio Outwit Robbers/Kidnappers

Three men, including a pair of siblings, were lucky to escape with their lives during a robbery turned kidnapping on Wednesday afternoon in the Corozal District.  According to Eder Hall, [...]

Victim Tells of Daring Escape after Death Threats

Hall also told News Five by phone earlier today that despite being able to successfully foil the kidnapping attempt, his brother’s vehicle remains missing.  He says they were fortunate to [...]

4 Charged for Firearm in a Taxi

Police busted four men in a taxi in which they found a point thirty-eight revolver on Wednesday on Arlington Drive, Belize City. The taxi, a Dodge Caravan, was being driven [...]

1 Man Detained in Double Murder of Foreigners in Corozal

The murder by strangulation of fifty-two-year-old Francesca Matus and thirty-six-year-old Drew Thomas DeVoursney continues to baffle police up north. The Canadian woman and her American boyfriend went missing last week [...]

What Happened to Pamela Lino?

Belmopan teacher, Pamela Lino, is still missing tonight. Her vehicle, a Kia Sportage, was found burnt on the Gracie Rock junction on the George price Highway early on Tuesday morning. [...]

Charges Awaiting Accused Magistrate in Rape Case

We can confirm tonight that the Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, has directed the police to proceed to bring charges against a magistrate serving in south. The magistrate, however, [...]

Grenade, Non-Lethal, Picked Up Over Holiday Weekend

Sometime between Friday night and Saturday over the holiday weekend, Belize City police reportedly discovered a grenade on Fern Lane in the Saint Martin De Porres area. The grenade has [...]

No Additional Charges for Cops Accused of Contraband

Almost a month ago, police announced disciplinary proceedings against a police constable and a special constable based in Orange Walk, who were accused of illegally contrabanding items at the Rio [...]

Canadian-American Couple’s Gruesome Murder in Corozal

A Canadian woman and her U.S. boyfriend were strangled to death in the Corozal District. The couple was reported missing since last Wednesday, her SUV was first found on Sunday [...]

Who Suffered Death in Burned-Out Vehicle in Gracie Rock?

As police grapple with the double murder up north, there is another homicide that is baffling authorities.  Early this morning, a burnt vehicle was found on the George Price Highway. [...]

Man Charged for Teen’s Murder in Ladyville

Twenty-four-year-old Timothy Thurton was arrested and charged last week with the murder of seventeen-year-old minor, Brandon Randy Bradley. He appeared unrepresented before Magistrate Carlon Mendoza for arraignment this afternoon. After [...]