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Family Cries Foul; Accuser ‘Locked Down’ with Abuser

And as you heard, the young man was not allowed to see his family. His father also spoke with us off camera today to say that it was until after [...]

Israel Chuc Death Now a Murder; He Was Fatally Strangled

Thirty-four-year-old Israel Chuc, a resident of Santiago Juan Layout in San Ignacio was discovered dead on Sunday morning in the vicinity of Branch Mouth Road. There was a trace of [...]

Father’s Lapse at Wheel Leads to Son’s Accident Death in Bladen

A three-year-old boy perished in a fatal road traffic accident along the Southern Highway this morning, while his father was driving a sports utility vehicle towards Hopkins Village.  The incident [...]

Security Guard Murdered; 2-Week Break in City Snapped

For a period of two weeks since November twenty-fourth, there were no murders recorded in the city, but shortly after midnight on Friday, the lifeless body of Baltazar Sarmeinto Ponce [...]

In San Ignacio, Israel Chuc Dies Suddenly

In the case of the lifeless body of thirty-four-year-old Israel Chuc, a resident of Santiago Juan Layout in San Ignacio, police do not suspect foul play. Chuc’s body was discovered [...]

Inmate to be Charged with Raping Another

The sexual assault of an inmate, an alleged rape that occurred at the Belize Central Prison, is being investigated by police and it is expected that the perpetrator of that [...]

Accused in Gas Tomza Robbery Deny Involvement in Court

An Ex-B.D.F. soldier, along with a night division student at Gwen Lizarraga High School, were arraigned this morning in connection with the robbery of Gas Tomza on the George Price [...]

Fire Hits Market Stall

The Michael Finnegan Market, formerly known as Queen’s Square Market, was the scene of a fire over the weekend.  On Saturday afternoon, a stall that was being occupied by fifty-two-year-old [...]

C.J. Needs More Time for Court Judgments

The overwhelming backlog of cases that have inundated Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin continues to weigh down on his ability to mete out justice in a timely manner.  When the Bar [...]

Retired Public Officers Say: Where Are Our Increments?

On Thursday, representatives of the Public Sector Workers Trust, along with attorney Anthony Sylvester, came forward claiming a legal victory against a trio of former public officers who filed a [...]

P.M. Says Hold Off on U.H.S. Debt Payment until House Meets Next

The last House of Representatives meeting for 2017 was more even-tempered than usual, perhaps reflecting the current season. Members debated two motions and passed four outstanding bills, including the legislation [...]

Thumbs Up for N.T.U.C.B.; Down for Chamber, Belize Bank

All this week News Five has been covering the various reactions from across the political spectrum, including from the vaunted “social partners” of the Government. They have all told the [...]

Why Franz Parke Had To Go

Jamaican-American attorney Franz Parke’s brief second tenure as a Justice of the Court of Appeal of Belize came to an end earlier this week. In the days since his departure, [...]

Marilyn Williams Moving Up to Supreme Court

In other judicial news, the complement of the Supreme Court is to increase by two starting in January. One of the appointees is none other than attorney Marilyn Williams, a [...]

Hold Up at Gas Depot Caught On Camera

Sometime around two o’clock on Thursday afternoon, a pair of armed men entered a compound near mile two on the George Price Highway and proceeded to hold up employees of [...]

Accused Killer, Accomplice Surrender to Police

Twenty-six-year-old Rasheed Hyde is in custody tonight after surrendering himself to police earlier today.  The Georgeville resident has been charged with attempted murder, dangerous harm and use of deadly means [...]

Accused Murderer of Felix Ayuso Nabbed in Mexico

He has been on the run for more than six months, but tonight wanted man Vildo Westby is in police custody. Westby was the prime suspect in the murder of [...]

New Evidence Reveals Franz Parke Accused of Personal and Professional Misconduct

Former Justice of Appeal Franz Parke has left a cloud of suspicion and scandal in the wake of his departure from the Court of Appeal, announced this week. The Jamaican-American [...]

Bank Tells A.G. Gov’t Can’t Hide from U.H.S. Debt

Acting for the Belize Bank Limited, the Courtenay Coye LLP firm has written Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte regarding enforcement of the November twenty-second order of the Caribbean Court of Justice [...]

Chamber & N.G.O.s Say Pay Up, Too; Unions Want to Meet

As promised last week, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has responded in stinging fashion to Prime Minister Dean Barrow on the matter of the Universal Health Services fiasco. [...]

CitCo Behind Again in Garbage Arrears

Is the Belize City Council behind in almost one million dollars in payment to the Belize Waste Control? Mayor Darrell Bradley responded to that report to say that the arrear [...]

Will Waste Control Stop Picking Up Garbage? CitCo Says No

And with those payments lingering, will your garbage be picked up? Mayor Bradley says that the trucks will remain on regular service, collecting garbage on all scheduled days. Today, he [...]

Mayor Seh So: CitCo Workers Get Pay Raise for Xmas!

You heard the Mayor say that the City Council will come into some monies through revenue collection in the next few weeks – that is when the Belize Waste Control [...]

House Meets Friday; G.O.B. Wants More Money

Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, the last for 2017, is expected to be chock-full of news. Hanging over the gathering like a specter is the UHS debt motion, [...]

Letter Reveals Startling Allegations about Former Justice of Appeal Franz Parke

The abrupt departure of Franz Parke from the Court of Appeal still leaves many scratching their heads. But there is damning and damaging allegations that suggests that that departure may [...]