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Shopkeeper fights back, robber shot

It happens every once in a while, probably not often enough. That is, when an armed robber gets a taste of his own medicine…when the hunter becomes the hunted. Jacqueline [...]

Two guns seized in Belmopan

One aspect of the recent upsurge in violent crime is the proliferation of illegal firearms. Authorities have been targeting this problem and over the last week have produced some results. [...]

Illegal Guatemalan loggers nabbed

Unlicensed guns have also been confiscated in the Toledo District… in this case shotguns from a gang of illegal Guatemalan loggers. The four men: Landelino Lopez, Jeremias Garcia, Edwin Palacio [...]

Honduran labourer electrocuted in San Pedro

A labourer on a San Pedro, Ambergris Caye work site is dead, presumably due to electrocution. Rufino Santos, a twenty year old Honduran, was employed on the construction of the [...]

Belize and Guatemala meet at OAS Summit

The thirty-second General Assembly of the Organisation of American States is taking place in Barbados this week, and one result of the meeting has been a chance for Belize and [...]

Social Security turns 21

The Belize Social Security Board is celebrating its twenty-first anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, S.S.B. is holding a week of activities across the country to sensitise the community about its [...]

Library exhibit looks at hurricanes

We’ve been hearing a lot lately about high tech additions to our schools and libraries in the form of internet connected computers. But there is more going on at the [...]

Seminar examines electoral process

Elections are a regular part of life in democratic societies and in Belize they have become a particular form of social event, with their own etiquette, protocol and rules of [...]

How to beat the heat? Try an ideal

A few years back News 5′s Janelle Chanona unlocked the mystery of that favourite Belizean delicacy called the meat pie. Today, with temperatures hovering near a hundred, it was time [...]