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Guatemala launches an investigation into border incident

The body of a Hispanic man shot on Monday by the Belize Defense Force while on patrol in the jungle about a mile inside the Belize/Guatemala border has not yet [...]

Murder suspect turns himself in

Marlon Budd, who was being sought by police yesterday in connection with the murder of Oscar Perez over the weekend, has turned himself in. Budd is the sixth man police [...]

Political reform recommendations approved

The final report was presented to Prime Minister Said Musa earlier this month, he in turn distributed it to Cabinet and yesterday they endorsed more than fifty percent of the [...]

Man charged with assaulting a child

Public awareness about sex crimes against children, especially little girls, has certainly increased but awareness appears not to have stopped one man from allegedly molesting a child in public. The [...]

BFLA produces video drama on teenage pregnancy

Tonight Channel Five is airing a documentary produced by the Belize Family Life Association called the "Tempting of Shakira". The program addresses the issue of teenage pregnancy, a problem BFLA [...]

Kriol website now on the net

There’s a new website for those who want to learn more about Belize’s Creole population. The National Kriol Council says their site provides information on Kriol culture, history and language [...]

Hurricane Shelter Management Workshop held

Although the hurricane season does not get underway for another five months, consultations are already taking place to make sure that in the event of a disaster, operations run smoothly [...]

BTL opens Ladyville Office

Today, Belize Telecommunications Limited expanded its service in the Ladyville area, opening its new office. Previously the office was housed inside the exchange building. Today, residents of the area will [...]

KHMH honors doctor from Shiner?s Hospital

Today a brief ceremony was held at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital to pay tribute to Dr. Jack Sheridan. Fourteen years ago Sheridan arrived in Belize to assist Belize’s crippled [...]

Officials say suspected terrorist?s passport application appeared normal

As News Five first reported last night, an Indian man arrested in Canada in 1998 “as a threat to national security” was deported to Belize earlier this month after acquiring [...]

Passport agents say most applications legitimate

With hefty commissions on this type of money circulating how particular are the agents about their clients? While the agent who handled the Singh case Manolo Romero of Belize Passport [...]

Man charged with beating death of Orange Walk residents

Today, twenty-one year old Eustagio Blanco was charged with two counts of murder and robbery in connection with the beating death of Hipolito Muy and Orlando Reyes on the San [...]

Suspect sought in Belize City murder

Police have detained five men for questioning and are looking for one more Marlon Budd in connection with the murder of twenty-six year old Oscar Perez. Perez was shot twice [...]

SCA celebrates Foundation Day

Today the students of Saint Catherine’s Academy spent the day outdoors doing a number of community projects throughout the city. The students are observing Foundation Day which is held to [...]

Marijuana growers fire at BDF, man killed

In October News Five accompanied a BDF police patrol about eight miles from the Caracol Ruins near the Guatemalan border as they went to destroy marijuana plantations. On this trip [...]

Suspected Sikh Terrorist deported to Belize

Opponents of Belize’s policy of selling passports have long criticized the practice as an open invitation for tax dodgers, drug dealers, money launderers and even terrorists to find a safe [...]

Man chased and murdered on Orange Street

Police are investigating a murder in Belize City over the weekend which bears a striking resemblance to the murder of Punta Gorda teacher Pio Coc in August. On Saturday night, [...]

Two men beaten to death in Orange Walk

While the friends and family of Oscar Perez try to deal with his brutal slaying, residents of Orange Walk were stunned this weekend by the equally shocking and senseless murder [...]

Busses collide, one runs into Belize River

What could have been a major emergency when two buses collided and one wound up in the Belize River, somehow resulted in only minor injuries Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred [...]

Fire at PAHO office under investigation

Early this morning, firefighters were called to Eyre Street in Belize City after smoke was seen coming from the rear of the wooden PAHO/WHO building. Fire officials were able to [...]

Casino holds official opening

It may not have produced any flames, but the action was hot and heavy at Saturday night’s official opening of the Princess Casino. Since the “soft opening” two weeks earlier [...]

Burglar makes major haul in Independence

And finally in crime news, police have detained one man and are looking for another in connection with a burglary in Independence Village. Abdul Sarraj of Savannah Road reported that [...]

Man charged in last week?s Belize City shooting

A man wanted in connection with a shooting on Central American Boulevard has been arrested. Deshawn Nunez has been charged with attempted murder, use of deadly means of harm and [...]

Grigamandala makes playoffs with victory over Dolphins

Good evening, I’m James Adderley, welcoming you to this fresh brew of Sports Monday. Grigamandala had only one option yesterday at Dangriga. Beat the San Pedro Dolphins or miss the [...]

Twenty fishermen arrested in southern waters

On Tuesday, the fisheries vessel Lutjanus set out on its first operation since the boat was refurbished. The vessel, with a special multi-agency force including members of the Fisheries Department, [...]