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Inmate shoots at guard, guard shoots back

The growing problem of criminals with guns is one which Belizean society has faced for a good while…and it now seems that not even the closed world of the prison [...]

Prime suspect in Cayo murder fled across border

Police have not made any arrests in last week’s brutal murder at the Cahal Pech Maya site, but at least they have a motive and a prime suspect. Sources in [...]

Suspect arrested in Iguana Street shooting

While San Ignacio police have not made any arrest in the Geoffrey Mas murder, Belize City police have been making progress in another killing that took place the same day. [...]

Guatemalan charged in Belmopan chopping

Police have arrested and charged a Guatemalan man for a murder last week in Belmopan. Normando Garcia, of San Martin Village, was formally charged for the killing of nineteen-year old [...]

Two wounded in ride by shooting

A weekend shooting incident in Belize City, has left two men wounded, one seriously. Twenty-three year old Jerry Bush, and eighteen year old George Mathews were walking on Bocotora Street [...]

Corozal man dead in hit and run

An apparent hit and run on the Northern Highway has left a Corozal man dead. On Friday night around eleven, the body of Gregorio Jimenez, a mason of Alta Mira [...]

Weed fields busted in Toledo, Orange Walk

Police conducted two successful anti-drug operations over the weekend that resulted in the destruction of nearly five thousand marijuana plants. On Saturday , the police ventured seven miles northwest of [...]

Taiwan funds new Foreign Affairs building

“Show me the money” was a line made famous by Tom Cruise in his film portrayal of sports agent Jerry Maguire. Prime Minister Said Musa may not be as wealthy [...]

Woman wins new house in St. James raffle

This afternoon, Donna Pech walked into the offices of St. James National Building Society and received the keys to her brand new house. Pech won the house on Saturday in [...]

Students beat summer boredom with art

They dropped the remote, disconnected the Nintendo, and made their way to the Southern Foreshore to create their own artistic realities. Today’s show on the grounds of Belize City’s House [...]

Bodybuilders compete for championship

Good evening I’m James Adderly and you’re strapped in for another ride on Sports Monday. The bodybuilding community presented the annual Mr. Belize bodybuilding contest Saturday night at the Holy [...]

National health bill introduced in House

It was a meeting of the House of Representatives that will not be remembered for the electricity of the debate or the length of the deliberations. Indeed, with Dean Barrow [...]

Minister paints grim picture of AIDS in Belize

Ralph Fonseca was not the only minister with the nation’s health on his mind this morning. A sobering report on the nation’s war with AIDS was presented by Minister of [...]

British Minister of State ends visit

The minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office responsible for Britain’s relations with Belize has concluded a three-day visit. During his visit, John Battle met with the Prime [...]

Marijuana plantation destroyed

An anti-drug operation in the Orange Walk District has resulted in the shutting down of a major marijuana plantation. Between 5:00 and 7:00 Thursday morning, police raided an area near [...]

Dead foetus found in canal

Late this evening, News Five received a report that a foetus was found floating in the South Creek in Belize City. When our crew got to the scene, the police [...]

Escaped prisoner captured

A prisoner who escaped from Hattieville has been recaptured. On Tuesday evening police corralled Enrique Martinez in the Salvapan area of the nation’s capital. Martinez, who had been serving a [...]

Recaptured prisoner alleges torture, beating

Another runaway prisoner was rounded up on Thursday, but the events, which followed his captured have overshadowed his original and subsequent crimes. Twenty-five year old Randolph Miller, who was serving [...]

BTB sponsors downtown fete

If you’re looking for something to do in Belize City this weekend and already blew your paycheck at the movie theatre, don’t worry as there is no shortage of low [...]

Building society gives away house

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, St. James National Building Society is going to give away a house to one of its members. The society will be holding an open house [...]

Library hosts celebrity readers for kids

“Doorstep Tales” is the latest reading programme that will be launched by the National Library Service. The one-hour activity for children between the ages of five and thirteen will be [...]

Guatemalan warship visits Belize

When an anxious viewer called this morning to report that a Guatemalan warship had just docked at the Fort George, I must admit that we were a bit skeptical. But [...]

Businessman arrested for prohibited weapon

The weapon may not pack the wallop of the Utatlan’s twenty-millimetre cannon, but its possession could land a well-known Belize City building contractor in jail. Fifty-five year old Carlos Barillas [...]

Departure tax increased at PGIA

If you’ve traveled to the states or around the region recently you would have noticed that the departure tax at most foreign airports is far higher than that prevailing at [...]

Social Security Board to launch new card

The Belize Social Security Board is back in the news once again. This time it’s proud to say that it will soon be launching its newly improved Social Security Card [...]