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Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson to Face Security Services Commission over Drugs

Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson is on personal leave from his desk at the Queen Street Precinct, amid an ongoing investigation being conducted by the Professional Standards Branch.  A probe into the [...]

Police Nab Suspect, Cash in Caribbean Tire Robbery

Some twenty thousand U.S. dollars in cash, five thousand dollars in checks and an undisclosed amount of Belizean currency were stolen over the weekend from the Caribbean Tires office in [...]

2 Primary School Students and 1 Adult Injured in Shooting on Ambergris Caye

There’s more crime to report…a trio, including two minors, escaped grave injuries on Saturday night when a pair of gunmen opened fire on them at a woodwork shop in San [...]

BSCAP Made No Money During C.E.O. Heather Cunningham’s Tenure

Shyne Barrow’s abrupt departure as chief executive officer of the Belizean Society of Composers, Authors and Producers, BSCAP, on August tenth, is mired in controversy.  Belize’s Music Ambassador has demitted [...]

Organization Accuses Shyne of ‘Inflammatory, Misleading and Inappropriate’ Comments

Late this evening, BSCAP issued its release on the claims made by Shyne. The organization accepted his resignation, but goes on to call his comments to be “wildly inflammatory, misleading [...]

Why Did Belmopan CitCo Give Away Land Next to Community School?

Residents of Las Flores, a subdivision of Belmopan, are demanding answers about a recent transfer of land to a resident of Belmopan by the Belmopan City Council. One Amy Anabella [...]

Police Officers in P.G. Reported for Extorting Teacher

It has been a less than stellar week for the Belize Police Department, as the men and women of law enforcement have been finding themselves on the wrong side of [...]

Constable Franklin Ramirez and Co-Accused Bailed for Guatemalan Gun

Police Constable Franklin Ramirez as well as Trevor Brown and Elorey Graham were all granted bail of six thousand dollars, plus two sureties of three thousand dollars when they appeared [...]

Dangriga Treasury Robbed for $1700

A daring robbery was reported at high noon in the Culture Capital, Dangriga, today. According to police, a single armed man walked into the Dangriga Sub-Treasury on Saint Vincent Street [...]

Wrong Place, Wrong Time for Christian Velasquez

There have been four murders in south side Belize City alone since the beginning of August, but unfortunately, no one has been charged for any of the crimes. The most [...]

Prison Population is Varied; No Gangs Allowed

Earlier this week, we joined youths from Belmopan on a tour of the Hattieville prison. The initiative was intended to discourage and deter young people from engaging in criminal activity. [...]

Mechanic Shot Dead in Ride-By for Fourth Murder in 8 Days in City

Gun violence is creeping back in the south side of the City where another senseless murder took place less than twenty-hours after the shooting death of Guatemalan national Ruben Esquivel [...]

2 Shot in Same Area Hours Later

Even as police continue to investigate the murder of Velasquez, this afternoon shots rang out in that same area of Antelope Street Extension. Information to News Five is that around [...]

Shyne Pulls Out of BSCAP; Complains of ‘Obscene’ Debt to Former C.E.O./Chair

Artist Shyne Barrow dropped a bombshell today when he abruptly resigned from the Belizean Society of Composers Authors Publishers.  A leaked letter bearing today’s date and signed by the PM’s [...]

Inspector Fitzroy Abruptly Transferred from Media Relations Unit

Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood…he was one of three liaison officers within the Belize Police Department assigned to facilitate the media with daily situation reports and interviews.  Tonight, he is no longer [...]

Murder Accused Nevis Betancourth Charged; his Family Insists He was Defending Himself

As we told you on Wednesday night, Nevis Betancourth was charged with the murder of Jose Castellanos that happened at a restaurant in Santa Elena, Cayo on July twenty-eighth.  Bentancourth [...]

Police Removed Hospitalized Suspect from Private Hospital to Lay Charges

Dueck says that Betancourth still needs medical attention for the chop wound on his arm and remains in pain. But he says that Police didn’t allow him to receive that [...]

Murderous Pre-Dawn Home Invasion in Belize City

A national from Guatemala arrived in the country a few days ago to get away from personal problems. But instead his life was cut short in a deadly home invasion [...]

Nevis Betancourth Faces Murder Charges after Stand-Off

San Ignacio Police have arrested and charged Nevis Betancourth for the murder of Jose “El Chele” Castellanos.  Betancourth was hospitalized for several days following the deadly incident that happened at [...]

Michael Aspinall Shot on Sarstoon Street

Hours prior to the murder of Ruben Esquivel, shots rang out several blocks away on Sarstoon Street in the Old Capital. Just after midnight on Tuesday, thirty-four-year-old Michael Aspinal, a [...]

The Castro Brothers Sought for Beating on Ambergris Caye

We can finally confirm tonight that the San Pedro police are looking for Wasani and Jafari Castro, following the aggravated assault of twenty-one-year-old Kevin Brown at a resort on the [...]

C.C.J. Says Why Wilfred Elrington Must Return Documents

The Caribbean Court of Justice has issued written reasons for its decision in the case of Progresso Heights Limited versus Wilfred Elrington and Pitts and Elrington. On July twenty-first, the [...]

The Power of Family: Vega/Banos Land Acquisitions

News Five continues its perusal of one hundred and eighteen land documents leaked recently that show a land scheme which enriched friends and families of former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar [...]

Youths Hear Powerful Testimonies from Behind Prison Walls

The Belize Central Prison is bursting at its seams as the number of inmates stands at one thousand three hundred. Of that amount, four hundred and fifty-two are awaiting trial [...]

Constable and Civilians to be Charged for Illegal Firearm in Cayo

The proliferation of guns and ammunition across the western border near Benque Viejo del Carmen is a recurrent problem that is openly acknowledged by the Belize Police Department. But tonight, [...]