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Escaped prisoners recaptured

Less than twenty four hours after four prisoners made their break for freedom from their maximum security cell at the Hattieville Prison early Tuesday morning, three of the convicts are [...]

Suspects picked up in Chinese shooting

Police now have four men in custody and are looking for a fifth in connection with the robbery and shooting death of Lee Yun Chong of Jasmin Street. Chong was [...]

Williams’ attorney objects to police account of assault

The attorney for Michael Williams, Kirk Anderson, has objected to the police department’s account of an incident involving a minor which resulted in her pressing indecent assault charges. Yesterday Head [...]

Fuller’s attorneys want another justice to hear their case

Rhett Fuller’s attorneys have taken their client’s cause to the Supreme Court, but today they asked Justice George Meerabux not to hear their application for a writ of Habeas Corpus, [...]

Hemophilia Society formed

Tonight News Five is happy to report that the following stories we aired about the Bardalez family’s battle with Hemophilia and how difficult it is to get the expensive medication, [...]

G.G. donates instruments to police

This morning the Governor General of Belize, Sir Colville Young donated musical instruments to the Belize Police Department. During the ceremony, the Governor General commented on the great musical and [...]

Trumpet workshop at House of Culture

The police and the Governor General are not the only ones trying to revive band music in Belize. This week the House of Culture was filled with the sound of [...]

Cabinet agrees to curfew

At the Cabinet meeting yesterday the Ministry of Economic Development made conditional approval for a paper company to operate in Belize. Caribbean Paper Company will manufacture a variety of paper [...]

Murdered child’s mother remembers

The murder of Jackie Malic earlier this month is still on everyone’s mind, but as brutal and shocking as her death was, she was not the first. In October another [...]

Channel 5 seeking cameraman/editor

Channel 5 is looking for a cameraman/editor to work in our news/production departments. Must have experience in a broadcast environment. Reply to personnel director at

Shopkeeper gunned down

If the police didn’t have enough problems trying to find the man who could be Belize’s first serial killer, last night another Chinese shop was the scene of a cold-blooded [...]

Four escape from Hattieville

Today Hattieville prisoners remained in lock down and were denied recreation time and visitation as most of the institution’s security guards were out on a massive manhunt for four inmates [...]

Suspect in Malic murder picked up again

Forty year old mechanic Michael Williams has been picked up once again for questioning in connection with the murder of twelve year old Jackie Fern Malic. The child disappeared last [...]

Dangriga minor raped

In yet another case of sexual abuse against minors, a fourteen year old girl of Dangriga reported that she was sexually assaulted on Tuesday March sixteenth. The child told police [...]

Salvadoran killed by B.D.F./Police patrol

A confrontation between a joint Police/B.D.F. operation and men in camouflage gear yesterday left a Salvadoran man dead. National Security says two men surprised their patrol and fired at them [...]

Rock samples from Chalillo exceed international standards

The preliminary results of a geological study of the proposed dam site at Chalillo on the Macal River indicate the bedrock is extremely hard. According to Public Relations Officer for [...]

Krohn reports on Victoria Peak trek

Keeping Belize Litter Free is the focus of a clean-up campaign over the next several months. But rather than arm themselves with trash bags and pick up litter, one group [...]

Channel 5 seeking cameraman/editor

Channel 5 is looking for a cameraman/editor to work in our news/production departments. Must have experience in a broadcast environment. Reply to personnel director at

S.J.C. students protest violence

Fed up with the unsolved murders of children and a rise in reports of the sexual abuse of minors, the students of S.J.C. Sixth Form marched in protest against the [...]

Stiff penalties for those who do not report abuse

While the students of S.J.C. took their concerns to the streets, the Minister of Youth Development met with concerned members of the community indoors today to talk about the violence [...]

Aunt upset murder suspects released

In related news, the release of the two suspects in the murder of 12 year old Jackie Malic was not well received by her family. Fabiana Scott, Malic’s aunt tells [...]

Children speak out at summit

The deaths of four children and widespread incidents of child abuse and incest prompted UNICEF and the National Committee for Families and Children to hold a summit over the weekend. [...]

B.T.L. lowers rates

Today B.T.L. announced the specifics of a rate reduction which will take effect April 1st. The plan includes lower national and international rates, longer economy periods and reduced rates for [...]

Visitor center opens at Caracol

Minister of Tourism Mark Espat officially opened the Caracol Visitor’s Center over the weekend. The building features decorative panels with the history of Caracol during its heyday from 100 AD [...]

Courts draws five winners

Five lucky Courts customers will share a ten thousand dollar Millennium Mania prize from Courts Belize. Their names were drawn today from boxes sent into the Belize City branch from [...]