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Late news: fatal knockdown in San Pedro

Finally, in news just in we are informed from San Pedro Town that a man there has been killed after he was run over by dump truck. The incident occurred [...]

Murders in north and south lead weekend crime

Police in Punta Gorda are trying to decide whether a shooting death in Jalacte Village near the Guatemalan border is the result of a previous misunderstanding or a spur of [...]

Shooting victim knows assailant, but not motive

Police are investigating the motive behind a shooting that has left twenty-seven year old Raymond Gentle in the K.H.M.H. with gunshot wounds to his right chest and left leg. Gentle, [...]

Missing deportees will be prosecuted

On Friday we reported on efforts of the police department to keep tabs on Belizeans who have been deported back home after serving time for crimes committed in the U.S.A. [...]

New recruits join police force

With law and order still a major concern of most Belizeans, the police department on Friday welcomed thirty-six new recruits into the war on crime. Members of the seventy-seventh squad [...]

City tax collector wins lotto

For a Belize City woman and her fiancé, beginning tonight, life will be a little more comfortable. Kristene Eusey, a revenue collector for City Hall, is no stranger to cash, [...]

Scholarships available to study in U.K.

Students wishing to pursue university studies in Great Britain have no shortage of opportunities, as two sources have recently announced the availability of full scholarships for Belizeans. The Ashcroft International [...]

Health, school officials face hepatitis in Cayo

Just the mention of the word hepatitis is enough to put the public and health officials on edge…but right up front, lets get things straight: what we’re talking about in [...]

Mountain bikes compete in Lucky Strike

Good evening I’m James Adderley and you’ve just stepped aboard this flight of Sports Monday. Our first destination takes us to the Ricalde Stadium where yesterday Corozal’s Victory played host [...]

Barrow: referendum postponement a “disaster”

The major reason for this morning’s meeting of the House of Representatives may have evaporated, but the politicians still had plenty to talk about. News 5′s Janelle Chanona was on [...]

Gov’t buys back Silk Cayes for $1.5 million

It’s no secret that over the years ministers of both government have sold off some of the nation’s most valuable land, including cayes, at fire sale prices. And as reprehensible [...]

Hit and run claims life of teen

Tonight, family and friends of a teenager from Cayo are mourning his death after a fatal hit and run accident. Eighteen year old Glen Contreras was riding his bicycle on [...]

Truck robbed on Western Highway

Tonight, San Ignacio police are investigating reports of a robbery on the Western Highway. Police sources tell News 5 that two employees of Madisco Marketing and Distribution Company Limited, based [...]

Detainee criticises police

The family of a young man detained by police has strongly protested actions taken by officers as well as the way the story was reported to the media. Claude Waite [...]

Medical congress opens in Bz. City

The practice of medicine seems to be a growth industry in Belize. And with new private clinics springing up and government facilities under renovation, the doctors who met today in [...]

Police unit keeps tabs on deportees

They are cited across the Caribbean as the prime cause of violent crime. What I’m talking about is the hundreds of convicted criminals, who after serving their jail terms in [...]

Referendum date postponed indefinitely

Breaking news out of Belmopan tonight is that the deadline to set a date for the simultaneous referendum to end the Guatemalan claim has been suspended… indefinitely. According to a [...]

Fishermen, co-op busted for undersized conch

Busting a boat full of illegal seafood is not nearly as sexy as a skiff packed with cocaine…but every day officers of the Conservation Compliance Unit cruise Belize’s waters to [...]

Police, medical vetting of new citizens inadequate

The “party” continued at the Central Bank today, but there were no treats in the testimony of acting Director of Immigration Colonel Peter Parchue, who spoke for more than two [...]

Two detained after high speed chase

A shootout in the streets of downtown Belize City has left two men in custody and the cops with more questions than answers. According to press officer G. Michael Reid, [...]

Conference looks at Belize’s minerals

The national anthem tells us “nature has blessed us with wealth untold”. Unfortunately, as far as mineral wealth is concerned, the “untold” refers to its location. That, however, may be [...]

Miss Garifuna Bz. City to be chosen Saturday

Another national holiday is coming up and that means a pageant cannot be far off. Jacqueline Woods has a preview. Jacqueline Woods It’s what every pageant says…but this one really [...]

Immigration inquiry lacks focus

The fact that nobody, except two members of the press, showed up at the Central Bank this morning to hear the findings of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate [...]

Cost of U.S. visa rises to U.S. $100

There’s another big immigration story making the news tonight and many viewers will find that it’s a bigger scandal than the illegal selling of passports. What I’m talking about is [...]

O.W. shopkeeper shot in face by robbers

This morning forty year old Prakash Makijani, Manager of Babas Variety Store in Orange Walk Town, was taken by air ambulance to Guatemala City. Makijani was shot in the right [...]