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Harmonyville is one step closer to becoming a reality

Months of efforts by a Belizean grass roots organization to acquire the area now known as Harmonyville and parcel it off into one-acre packages is finally seeing some tangible results. [...]

American physician sues pastor for hundreds of thousands of dollars

A retired American physician Doctor Robert Wyckoff has been in the news in the past days in a case of fraud by no less than a pastor. When we caught [...]

Closing curtains; goodbye to theatre’s Joey Clarke

Joey Clarke passed away from a massive heart attack on Monday night as he was receiving medical treatment. Clarke, a playwright and actor, moved to Belize in March 2009 and [...]

Dangerous bees sting 3 unlucky persons

A swarm of deadly Africanized bees descended on a family at Mahogany Heights off the Western Highway. It was a harrowing experience for three persons who were stung, while three [...]

Reformed ex-convict facing a hard knock life

There is a Creole saying that goes: When yoh think yoh have it bad, somebody got it worse. That saying applies to Leandro Roches Junior, a man who will admit [...]

’twas the weekend before Xmas; and Safiyyah has the entertainment lined up

Christmas Eve is one week away and across the country people are hunting for gifts to be wrapped. Safiyyah has interesting gift ideas. And if you’re looking for a jolly [...]

Toys for Tots bring Santa’s Ho Ho to kids

Christmas is the season for giving. Well, over a hundred students from numerous schools were today made a whole lot happier. The Toys for Tots Committee of the Continental Airlines [...]

Dr. Herbert Gayle’s Comprehensive Crime Report released

Since the release of the well known Anthropologist, Dr. Herbert Gayle’s detailed social research into Belize’s ever-present crime situation, there have been mixed reactions about the preliminary findings. The comprehensive [...]

70 year old murdered during Orange Walk burglary

The alarm went off early this morning at a business establishment in Orange Walk Town. Thieves had broken into the business, they made away with a small amount of goods [...]

But there is still one more hurdle to overcome in Sugar Industry

The House met in special sitting today to approve a sugar loan to the cane farmers. The ten million dollar loan is for five years including a grace period on [...]

Tint your ride, but roll down the windows in Mexico

There have been several public complaints from Belizeans who headed to Chetumal over the last weekend. The motorists are peeved about being held by Mexican authorities for driving a vehicle [...]

BSCFA elects new committee of management

Alfredo Ortega was installed as chairman five days ago to the BSCFA’s Committee of Management. On October thirty-first, a special meeting of the farmers was held to elect new members [...]

Guanacaste & St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Parks closed

The Belize Audubon Society co-manages several national parks in the country. Three facilities have recently been damaged and two of them have been severely ravaged by Hurricane Richard. While you [...]

Fall from Tower leads to death of two men

Two men, engaged in a high risk job involving the engineering and assembly of communications towers lost their lives.  Today two senior employees of Efficient Tower Services were crushed when [...]

Safiyyah’s weekend of stormy entertainment

The threat of bad weather over the weekend forced the cancellation and postponement of numerous activities. In the city and around the country, numerous events were called off due to [...]

Firearm and ammunition charges; one freed and one convicted

Separate trials concluded on Monday for two men charged with Possession of Unlicensed Firearm and Ammunition. While the charges were the same, the outcomes were very different. Tyson Ysaguirre was [...]

Fisherman attacked and hospitalized

Alvin Andrews, a fisherman of Belize City, was found lying on Wilson Street with several cut wounds to his face and body last Sunday morning, but the report did not [...]

La Inmaculada Credit Union scammed with forged cheques

A sizeable amount of money was cashed in forged cheques at La Inmaculada Credit Union in Orange Walk. On August sixth Yolanda Gomez, the manager, is said to have reported [...]

Robbers of Everyday Grocery Shop charged

Many stores are robbed every day, so it was no surprise when Everyday Grocery Shop at mile nineteen on the Northern Highway was targeted.  This morning, four persons, Aaron Bailey [...]

Hollywood actors give to kids while filming Hookup in Belize

Two US movie and television stars caused a stir at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital on Wednesday. Patients and visitors were excited to see Brody Hutzler of soap operas such [...]

Fresh Catch now a shell of its former self

News Five’s Isani Cayetano headed to La Democracia to find out more about Fresh Catch Belize Ltd. He found out that once a powerhouse in the fish farming industry, the [...]

Channel 5 reporter Isani Cayetano robbed by gunmen

Our news reporters frequently cover stories about armed robberies, an all too common offence. But on Monday night, News Five’s own Isani Cayetano experienced, firsthand, being held up at gunpoint. [...]

Former Prime Minister takes apart the budget

In the first day of the budget debate on Thursday, members from sides of the House rose to have their say; whether it was to condemn the budget or to [...]

Safiyyah ‘s pre-Easter weekend entertainment

We’re one week away from the Easter festivities and almost everyone’s plans include a visit to the beach. So tonight Safiyyah has a special presentation on what’s hot in swim [...]

5 year old sexually abused three times; one charged

In one of the more disturbing matters before the court today, thirty-three year old Enrique Pandy of Ladyville was charged with Aggravated Assault of an Indecent Nature. What makes the [...]