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Survivor of Peten massacre describes ordeal

More details have emerged in the aftermath of Wednesday’s massacre in Guatemala in which two Belizean Mennonites were killed. It turns out that in addition to the murdered David Thiessen [...]

Brazen robber steals school warden payroll

A mid morning jacking in Belize City has made one thief six thousand dollars richer…at least for now. The money, which was salary for fifty-six school wardens, was taken from [...]

Two more suspects arrested in bank heist

Police may be still looking for the Partridge Street jackers, but today they announced the landing of two much bigger fish. Twenty-six year old Joe Miralda of Red Creek and [...]

Defence challenges police in Hertular trial

The trial of Hadrian and Robert Hertular continued today in Magistrate’s Court number one. Cross examinations of yesterday’s witnesses were conducted by defence attorney Simeon Sampson. Sampson challenged P.C. Sosa’s [...]

Stranded ship finally freed

After three and a half days aground near English Caye, the cargo ship Atlantis is once again back in business. The vessel, belonging to the Hybur Line, was pulled off [...]

Pre-school teachers upgrade skills

Any parent knows that it’s not always easy holding the attention of even the best behaved four year old. But what if you had to cope with over a dozen? [...]

Santino quits cycling, supports basketball

He heads one of the nation’s largest family business empires, runs a popular musical group and has also dabbled in electoral politics…but for most Belizeans the name Santino is associated [...]

Water shortage hurts homes, businesses

Complaints continue to mount as the transition from old water system to new has resulted in daily water outages throughout much of Belize City. While News 5 and the rest [...]

Two Belizean Mennonites killed in Guatemala

Two Belizean Mennonites were killed Wednesday morning in what amounted to a massacre in Guatemala’s Peten. Fifty-two year old David Thiessen and his twenty-eight year old son, Abraham Thiessen, were [...]

Lord will continue to preside in drug trial

The trial of brothers Adrian and Robert Hertular now underway in Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord’s court, took a turn this morning, when defence attorney Simeon Sampson made a submission that [...]

Suspect arrested in Corozal robbery

A suspect has been arrested in a brutal robbery which occurred Tuesday night in Corozal. Nineteen year old Kirk Belisle, also known as “Small,” of Tigris Street in Belize City, [...]

Ship still stuck at English Caye

Many Belizean importers are still literally waiting for their ship to come in. The ship in question, The Atlantis, remains stuck high and dry on the edge of the harbour [...]

L.A. County Sheriffs advise on prison

Two officers from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are in Belize advising the government on how to make Hattieville Prison operate more efficiently. Lieutenant Robert Hudson and Captain John Vander [...]

N.H.I. comes under fire from within

The much touted N.H.I. pilot project, most recently scheduled to start on Monday, July second, has once again been put off. A Social Security Board press release stated that southside [...]

Big importers say their food is fresh

On Tuesday News 5′s cameras followed health inspectors as they visited a number of Belize City groceries and confiscated damaged and stale dated products they said were a danger to [...]

Opposition: Musa signed & ratified treaty in secret

The press conference was called to discuss a matter of importance to our national sovereignty and leader of the Opposition Dean Barrow displayed the kind of righteous political indignation that [...]

A.G. says no secret, treaty was known to all

While the Leader of the Opposition claimed to be dropping a bombshell, Attorney General Godfrey Smith believes that the allegation is one more instance of much ado about nothing. Godfrey [...]

Suspect arrested in counterfeit case

Police continue to report a steady flow of counterfeit hundred dollar bills around the country. The latest sightings on Tuesday occurred in Belmopan, Belize City and Punta Gorda, including two [...]

Ship remains aground at English Caye

Word from English Caye is that the cargo ship Atlantis remains aground near the entrance to the Belize City harbour channel. The ship lost control of its rudder early Monday [...]

Prime Minister addresses UN on AIDS

Today in New York Prime Minister Said Musa stepped up to the podium of the UN General Assembly to address that body’s special session on HIV and AIDS. Citing an [...]

Health centre opens at Wesley

Part of the mission of the Methodist Church has always been to reach out to the wider community it serves. The first step in that outreach was realised this afternoon. [...]

Students compete in nat’l storytelling contest

We usually associate the art of storytelling with our grandparents who would fondly recall the era of the mahogany camps…a time when the sound of swinging axes dominated the day [...]

Belize volleyballers look for recognition

They spend a lot of time practising at the Belize City Centre, but the average sports fan would be hard pressed to name even one Belizean volleyball star. Having watched [...]

Health inspectors crack down on groceries

If you look closely at virtually all of the imported foods sold in Belize– everything from corn flakes to hot dogs–you’ll see a combination of letters and numbers printed on [...]

Fire guts Burrell Boom primary school

It has educated several generations of Burrell Boom residents, but overnight that village’s only primary school was hit by fire. When the flames died down a building and its contents [...]