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NDACC asks public to drink responsibly

For the next forty-eight hours, it is safe to assume that plenty of people will be celebrating Christmas in the not so traditional way, that is by drinking far too [...]

Bz. and Guatemalan start joint patrol programme

The Ministry of Defence has announced today that starting earlier this week, Belize has agreed to conduct joint border patrols with Guatemala in the border area. According to a release [...]

Acros bombs out O.W. Juventus

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome aboard this yuletide ride on Sports Monday. As Santa and his reindeers were readying their bag of surprises, the Regent’s Cup Tournament was [...]

OAS report criticises Belizean armed forces

The two facilitators attempting to mediate a solution to the Guatemalan claim have presented their recommendations following an investigation into the November twenty-second killing of three Guatemalans by a BDF [...]

Illegal Toledo airstrip destroyed

It seems that the new policy of having Belize and Guatemalan authorities work together near the border is already in effect. Police reports indicate that national security personnel from both [...]

Domestic dispute ends in stabbing

A woman is in police custody tonight for attacking her boyfriend after she found him with another lover. According to police, fifty-one year old Terry Copeland and Lois Garbutt lived [...]

Robbers hit Cayo, Orange Walk

Two shopkeepers were the victims of noontime robberies on Wednesday in the north and west respectively. According to police, a thief or thieves broke into Lindsay’s Discount hardware in Esperanza [...]

Govt. and BWSL reach agreement on water

They have been at loggerheads for months, but today government and Belize Water Services Limited along with its parent company, CASCAL, have announced a settlement of their differences. Just before [...]

Poetry concert set for Friday

With Christmas less than five days away, the list of evening activities is piling up. They range from concerts in the park to office parties. So if you’re looking for [...]

South gradually recovers from Iris

When disaster struck the south on October eighth, News 5′s crews were immediately on the scene to chronicle the devastation. And while for many Belizeans Hurricane Iris today remains only [...]

Tired of fruitcake? Try one with Guinness

For the last three weeks Ann-Marie has been in hot pursuit of all things Belizean to celebrate the Christmas. Tonight, she makes a slight departure from her usual itinerary and [...]

Murders were revenge killings says resort owner

After a day of silence, the owners of Black Rock Lodge have issued a statement to the press concerning the murder of two employees and rape of a guest on [...]

Pedro Guerra Mena dies of cancer in Benque

Well known political personality Pedro Guerra Mena, also known as Don Jorge, died this morning in Benque Viejo after a long battle with cancer at the age of sixty-seven. A [...]

Fr. Raszkowski succumbs to illness in St. Louis

News 5 has also learned that this morning Jesuit priest Robert Raszkowski succumbed to illness in the United States. Raszkowski was being cared for at a Jesuit nursing home in [...]

Cabinet OK’s casas de cambio

A number of decisions were made by Cabinet at its regular session on Tuesday. Among those made public are a green light for the establishment of casas de cambio at [...]

Cayo cyclist returns from S. American odyssey

We often see cyclists from all over the world pedalling the highways of Belize as part of some round the world quest or similar dream. Today, News 5′s Janelle Chanona [...]

Belizeans recall Christmas past

With much of Belize caught up with Christmas shopping, it’s easy to forget how Christmas used to be celebrated in less complex times. Two years ago, News 5′s Janelle Chanona [...]

Double murder at Cayo resort shocks nation

A hotel manager and bartender are dead tonight as the result of a vicious armed attack in the Cayo District. Fifty year old John Luce, the manager of Black Rock [...]

Citizens again protest new B.T.L. rates

With the Public Utilities Commission languishing in legal limbo, it was left for irate citizens to once again put pressure on BTL to rescind the new rate structure imposed by [...]

Opposition Leader blames PUP

While the leadership of CAPU has been careful to keep the anti-BTL movement out of partisan politics, it is not surprising that both parties have sought to put their own [...]

Security guard shot in Bz. City

A security guard in Belize City has been shot by an assailant near mile one and a half on the Western Highway. Thirty-six year old Alfredo Alpuche, a Triple A [...]

Man charged in National Assembly burglary

One man who didn’t get away is thirty year old David Espinosa of San Pedro Town. Police picked him up on Monday and charged him in the weekend burglary of [...]

11-year-old killed in road accident

A Cayo boy is dead after being knocked down by a truck. Eleven year old Aaron Williams of Camalote Village was killed after he ran across the Western Highway into [...]

Security breech at K.H.M.H. threatens lives

In September, a gang of men intent on inflicting street justice on a patient, stormed through the doors of the K.H.M.H. armed with machetes and created quite a stir before [...]

One dead, three in hospital after weekend accident

A traffic accident on the Northern Highway has left one man dead and three others hospitalised. According to police, thirty-five year old Elvis Dawson of Gardenia Village was heading north [...]