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Random violence takes life of Jaime Pelayo in Orange Walk

An Orange Walk resident is dead, following an early morning attack that left him mortally injured and a pair of women he was socializing with grazed by bullets.  Jaime Pelayo [...]

Accused shooter of Russell Hyde Jr. and alleged accomplice out on bail

Santa Elena Town resident and taxi driver Rasheed Hyde, accused of attempting to murder his relative Russell Hyde Junior on December third, is out on bail of ten thousand dollars [...]

Bail denied for one of two accused in home burglary

Despite no objection from prosecutors, Supreme Court Justice Adolph Lucas denied bail to one of two men accused of a home invasion in Belize City, who were previously denied in [...]

B.A.A. waits for funding for Caye Caulker airstrip; S.S.B. skeptical

The Caye Caulker Airstrip project, an initiative that was, to an extent, prompted by Tropic and Maya Island Air’s decision to suspend flights to the island because of a faulty [...]

Authority wants to get moving to minimize losses

The delay in commencing work on the Caye Caulker airstrip is having an impact on tourism on the island.  As the fifth most trafficked runway in the country, it is [...]

New airport in Ambergris will not upstage P.G.I.A.

Earlier this week, the Government of Belize signed a memorandum of understanding with developer International Airport Alliance Belize Limited to develop and manage a hundred-million U.S. dollar full service international [...]

NEMO races to help victims of Cayo quarry explosion

What may have been a rough Christmas for twenty families who suddenly lost or suffered damages to their homes, thanks to the quarry explosion in the Santa Cruz section of [...]

Explosive Expert Says Quarry Blast Result of Human Error or Negligence

Within forty-eight hours of a deadly explosion at a quarry at the Santa Cruz Layout, Santa Elena, Cayo District, experts have put together a preliminary assessment of what possible went [...]

Residents Begin Picking Up the Pieces

While details are being provided as to what may have caused the deadly explosion at the quarry in Santa Elena, residents in the nearby area are attempting to get back [...]

Cross-Border Cocaine Chaos: one Sought for Questioning after Parcels Found in Crashed SUV

Local authorities are trying to locate the driver of a full-size luxury SUV which was abandoned on Wednesday evening at the northern border with Mexico.  Corozal police were summoned to [...]

No Cover-Up of Prison Rape, C.E.O. Claims

We’ve been reporting on a case of alleged sodomy inside the Belize Central Prison. An inmate, who is now out on bail, claims he was sodomized twice last month while [...]

Guard is Terminated, Prison Policies Outlined

What about claims that the guard on duty ignored the plea for help after the first incident happened?  We asked him if there was negligence on the part of the [...]

Murderers of Baltazar Sarmiento Remain At Large

Baltazar Sarmiento, an elderly watchman, was killed at his place of work last Saturday by a pair of thieves who broke onto the Buca Shell compound on the Phillip Goldson [...]

Attempted Robbery at Monica’s Pawn Shop

A pawn shop manager had to employ his licensed weapon to defend himself against a robbery of his establishment today. Tonight, one of the three men who tried to rob [...]

Quarry Explosion Kills Mining Manager; Destroys Houses in Santa Cruz Neighborhood

There are serious questions being asked tonight about a deadly explosion which caused the loss of one life, injured many others and left properties extensively damaged. A dynamite was exploded [...]

Residents Were Warned, Contractor Says; Damages to be Assessed

While Belize Roadway Construction is not accepting liability for damages caused by the explosion, the company is reaching out to residents of the Santa Cruz community in an effort to [...]

Family Says Murdered Israel Chuc Had Been Attacked Before

This morning, the Chuc family from San Ignacio spoke out about the murder of Israel Chuc. The thirty-four-year-old was discovered dead in the Branch Mouth area of San Ignacio and [...]

Prison Lifer Back to Jail for Alleged Rape

Forty-three-year-old Kenroy Cooke was arraigned today in court on two counts of unnatural act and one count of harm which occurred on the twenty-fifth and twenty-ninth of November of this [...]

Senate Government Caucus Skeptical on Maritime Areas Amendment

The Senate met for its final session for 2017 this morning in Belmopan. On the agenda were four bills and two motions brought from the House of Representatives along with [...]

Ashley Rocke Swings Vote Despite Plea from P.U.P.’s Courtenay

From the inception of its plan to present the Bill, the P.U.P. went on the move to lobby the social partner senators, who often prove to be the deciding factor [...]

Eamon Blames ‘Politics’ for Defeat; U.D.P. Asks Who’s Really in Charge?

After the Senate meeting, a disappointed Eamon Courtenay lamented the chance wasted by what he called ‘petty politics.’ Meanwhile, Michael Peyrefitte expanded on the suggested ‘incompetence’ of his former House [...]

Twin Towns Rocked by Huge Blast Explosion at Quarry this Evening

There were two explosions today in Belize City and in the Cayo District. We go first to Santa Elena where this afternoon dynamites were set off to break a boulder [...]

In the City, Family Surprised by Early Morning Gas Tank Blowout

In the city…a fire, this morning at an apartment complex on Iguana Street gave way to an explosion that rocked the community. As a loud bang was heard and plumes [...]

Former Remanded Prisoner Tells Story of Double Sodomy to News Five

Last week we told you the story of an inmate allegedly sodomized inside a cell at the Belize Central Prison. The young man was reportedly twice raped on separate occasions [...]

As Charges Come, Accuser Seeks Justice

The alleged perpetrator is expected to be taken to court on Wednesday where he will be charged with two counts of an unnatural act. The alleged victim says that he [...]