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Cayo youth charged with rape of 10-year-old

A Cayo man is in prison tonight, charged with the rape of a ten-year-old girl. The child’s mother told police that on Saturday, seventeen year old Antonio Zetina of Santa [...]

Arrests made in two hold-ups

Police have made arrests in two recent armed robberies. In Orange Walk, twenty-eighth year old Javier Salazar has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery for his role in Saturday [...]

Driver charged in hit and run

In other police news Albert Haylock has been slapped with multiple charges arising from Saturday’s hit and run death in San Ignacio. In addition to manslaughter by negligence and related [...]

AIDS seminar targets young people

As part of our continuing coverage of National AIDS Week, tonight we look at the campaign to curb the global epidemic here in Belize. The population group most affected by [...]

Belize hosts eco-tourism conclave

Tourism officials and industry representatives from Central America are meeting in Belize this week as part of the regional meeting for the International Year of Eco-tourism, which has been slated [...]

Chaa Creek wins international award

One of Belize’s pioneers in the eco-tourism business has been recognised internationally for its work in that field. The Lodge at Chaa Creek was presented with the 2001 ASTA Environmental [...]

Government supports local food processors

Food was very much on the minds of journalists today as the Ministry of Agriculture invited the press corps to the Cayo District for a look at what local producers [...]

Pigeons: Pretty things or rats with wings?

Eco-tourism is booming and birdwatchers in particular are flocking to Belize in record numbers. But the nation’s birdlife is not confined to the bush, as News 5′s Ann-Marie Williams found [...]

San Vicente villagers fear lives after border incident

Tension is still high along the Belize Guatemala border after three Guatemalan farmers were killed by a joint BDF/Police patrol on Thursday near San Vicente in the Toledo District. Late [...]

“I care… do you?”: AIDS rates continue to rise

Today, one Belizean was infected by HIV. Was it you? Do you care? That is the startling new reality in our country and even more shocking is that most infected [...]

Five die in weekend traffic accidents

If you travelled the nation’s highways this weekend and made it home safely, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. The Northern, Western and Southern Highways were the scenes of [...]

Robbers in O.W. use machine gun to steal $10

Also in crime news, the bad guys might have used some big guns but they made off with petty cash. According to thirty year old Jaime Bustillo, he was on [...]

Xtra House: to open or not to open

When authorities discovered shelves stocked with expired goods and a serious rodent problem at Xtra House last week, the Public Health Bureau promptly shut down the popular supermarket. Eager to [...]

Shane Vasquez wins Alpheus Williams Classic

James Adderley Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’re right on time for this fresh dish of Sports Monday. The AIDS day Alpheus Williams Cycle Classic from Belmopan to the [...]

Bz: Guats attacked; patrol acted in self-defence

Late this evening, the Belizean and Guatemalan governments have agreed to have the Organization of American States conduct an investigation into the deaths of three Guatemalans killed on Thursday by [...]

Musa: border incident is isolated

News 5 also spoke with Prime Minister Said Musa this afternoon regarding this latest border incident. The P.M. says he hopes this isolated incident is treated as such and does [...]

Did Belize send back stowaways too fast?

Three Haitian boys who stowed away on a freighter that landed in Belize on Thursday are back aboard and headed home. The ship left the Belize City Port sometime today [...]

Zabaneh: Customs knew vehicles were at his farm

Ten late model vehicles seized by police from a Stann Creek warehouse remain impounded in Belmopan, while authorities try to sort out whether or not they entered the country legally. [...]

One P.C. fired, another suspended for negligence

The Police Department has suspended one constable and fired another after they were found negligent in carrying out their duties as investigators in the murder of David Reyes. On November [...]

Police chase ends in shooting, pursuit of wrong man

The police are investigating to see whether officers were justified in firing shots in a residential neighbourhood on Thursday night. The incident took place in the St. Martin De Porres [...]

Afternoon accident injures doctor

Shortly before 4:00 on Thursday evening, residents of Princess Margaret Drive heard a loud noise and then the screeching of tires. By the time they looked outside, they discovered an [...]

2 Guatemalans believed killed in fight with BDF

This report just arrived by fax and I will read it verbatim. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports that three of four Guatemalan Nationals who attacked a Belize Defence Force [...]

3 Haitian stowaways returned to ship

Desperate circumstances sometimes drive people to take desperate action, and this afternoon officials at the Belize City Port saw first hand what has become routine in places like South Florida [...]

10 vehicles seized from Mayan King Farm

Police have impounded ten late model vehicles found in a Stann Creek warehouse on the suspicion that they were stolen and illegally imported. The vehicles: four Toyota Hi-Lux pickups, two [...]

Another shopkeeper shot in Dangriga

In more crime news from the south, a Dangriga bar owner lies in serious condition after he was shot last night in a robbery attempt. Police report that thirty-six year [...]