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Corozal boledo vendor robbed

In other crime news, a lottery vendor from Calcutta Village in the Corozal District has reported to police that he was robbed. Forty-eight year old Mario Moo was riding his [...]

Belize City fire looks like arson

Domestic disputes and the resulting fall out are nothing new to this newscast, but the alleged action of one man in the wee hours of Monday morning appears to be [...]

Caribbean life insurance underwriters meet in Belize

The Caribbean Association of Life Underwriters today wrapped its Annual General Meeting at the Biltmore Hotel in Belize City. During the three days of deliberations, the two hundred delegates from [...]

History exhibition opens at Government House

It may only be May but the September Celebrations Committee is getting a jump on this year’s St. George’s Caye Day festivities. Opening over the weekend was an exhibition that [...]

Guatemalan wins Tour de Belize

Good evening. I’m James Adderley and welcome to this Tuesday serving of Sports Monday. Let’s start off with the B.F.L. Football Knock-Out Tournament at M.C.C. Grounds where Acros and the [...]

P.M. legislates income tax reform

The House of Representatives today provided spectators and those listening by radio with a healthy dose of humor, rhetoric and drama. It was after all, one half of the legislature [...]

P.U.P. returns to House, walks out again

The Opposition People’s United Party today ended a four-month boycott of the House of Representatives. But as News Five’s Patrick Jones reports, it wasn’t a particularly joyous home-coming for the [...]

Barrow defends controversial arrests by police

Another issue that was a hot topic of discussion at today’s House meeting was the Labor Day weekend armed robbery and murder near Roaring River on the Hummingbird Highway. Attorney [...]

Highway accident kills motorcyclist

A traffic accident in the south on Thursday night has left one man dead. The accident happened between miles six and seven on the Stann Creek Valley Road near the [...]

Police nab suspects in Belmopan robbery

Police have arrested and charged two Belmopan residents in connection with a robbery on Sunday. They have been identified in a police report as twenty one year old Raymond Flowers [...]

U.D.P. youth leader quits

After nearly ten years of faithfully serving the United Democratic Party, the president of the party’s youth movement is throwing in the towel. Ernest Smith handed in his resignation on [...]

Belize City youths “lock-in” to learn about AIDS

If you’re between the ages of thirteen and twenty and have not yet made plans for the weekend, here’s an activity you might be interested in. The Peer Education Association [...]

G. Michael Reid takes the police to task

The police have been in the news a lot over the last couple of weeks, and by our estimation we haven’t seen or heard the last of the men and [...]

Police accuse William Bowman Sr. of hiring illegal immigrants

Reports reaching News Five today indicate that the police are making good on their promise to investigate charges that the firm of H.T.A. Bowman Limited, situated at mile thirteen and [...]

A Belize City family is burned out of their home

Belize City firemen were among the busiest people in town today, with chores that included hosing down a sporting complex and fighting a disaster on the south side. For the [...]

Missing man turns up dead

In crime news, Corozal police are investigating the execution style murder of a man from Concepcion Village. The decomposed body of thirty one year old Hever Atanadel Lopez was discovered [...]

Road accident kills one

A traffic accident on the Western Highway has claimed the life of a thirty eight year old man. Police say that around two o’clock this morning they found an overturned [...]

Opposition leader asks P.M. to call elections

When the House of Representatives meets on Friday morning in Belmopan, there will be no empty chairs on the opposition side. Leader of the People’s United Party Said Musa says [...]

Volcanic ash drifts over Belize

Over the last year, News Five has brought you no less than a dozen stories documenting the plight of residents of the small Caribbean island of Montserrat who found themselves [...]

City Centre gets tested by water

With the arrival of a brand new court for the Belize City Centre, preparations for hosting the upcoming CARICOM games have moved into maximum over drive. As News Five’s Arreini [...]

Airport workers accuse foreign company of racism

Over the past several weeks we have carried a number of stories which question what appears to be institutionalized harassment of Hispanic immigrants by authorities. Today we turn our camera [...]

More Stann Creek witnesses assert innocence of Teul and Vasquez

More people have today come forward to protest the continued incarceration of Alfonso Teul and Eluterio Vasquez, two farm workers who have been charged with murder and robbery in the [...]

P.U.P. will return to House on Friday

The People’s United Party has decided to end its boycott of the National Assembly and will return to the House of Representatives for this Friday’s sitting. The return, which had [...]

Leiva brothers freed for lack of evidence

For a while last year they were among Belize’s most wanted, but today the Leiva brothers, Javier and Othon, are free men. According to Director of Public Prosecutions, Adolph Lucas, [...]

No more blackouts, says B.E.L.

According to B.E.L. the cycle of blackouts that has been plaguing the Cayo, Stann Creek and Belize Districts is over. A company press release issued today says the grid is [...]