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Toledo man arrested for incest

Another child has come forward to report a sexual assault committed by a parent. The man in question from the Toledo District has been arrested and charged with incest. According [...]

Belize, region seek increased cruise taxes

As the fastest growing cruise ship destination in the Caribbean, Belizean tourism officials should be whistling a happy tune…but a history of boom and bust in Caribbean tourism has taught [...]

Biltmore opens cabaret for cruise tourists

While regional governments are joining forces to promote tourism, local entrepreneurs are developing new activities for all those visitors to experience once they’re here. Today, the press was invited for [...]

Drugs on beach cause violence in Placencia

B>In the drug trade it’s called a wet drop: when a plane, usually from Colombia, discharges several tons of well sealed bundles of cocaine over a pre-arranged area of sea. [...]

O.W. murder: Love triangle or mix-up?

It was one of five murders we reported following an unusually lethal weekend, but the killing of a young man in Orange Walk was not the result of robbery, sudden [...]

Merchants fed up with crime

The brutal murder in Orange Walk and other recent killings across the country have left many citizens wondering just what our once peaceful society has turned into. This morning News [...]

Uncle Sam helps police Anti-Drug Unit

The generic name given to official handing over ceremonies is a “dog and pony show”…and while there were no horses to be seen in Belmopan this morning, the U.S. Embassy’s [...]

Foreign Minister busy at U.N.

In diplomatic news, Foreign Minister Godfrey Smith is in New York heading Belize’s delegation to the fifty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly. While Smith will deliver his formal [...]

Europe opens doors to Belize seafood

There is good news tonight for Belizean fishermen and seafood farmers, as the European Union has now fully opened its doors to our fisheries exports. The decision to elevate Belize [...]

Intelco powers up, ready for Oct. 31 launch

The ceremony may have been lost in the hoopla of the Independence Day weekend, but on Sunday night fireworks in Belize City, Ladyville and Orange Walk marked the technical launch [...]

Courts awards scholarships

This evening Courts Belize Limited awarded several students with a year’s scholarship as part of the store’s back to school promotion. According to Advertising and Promotions Manager, Anamarie Bennett, throughout [...]

D-Revelation rocks with spiritual sounds

With the recent onslaught of depressing news on the crime front it’s easy to forget that there are many positive developments taking place in Belize. One is the steady growth [...]

Killing of city merchant one of five murders

He’s been a well-known member of the business community for over forty-five years. Tonight sixty-four year old Innis Leal is dead, the victim of a robbery and murder this morning [...]

Taxi man robbed, shot dead

For the family of a Belize City man murdered on Friday night, the death was a double tragedy. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods has the story. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting Thirty-year-old Jimmy [...]

One shot, one stabbed in Cayo killings

Belize City police were not the only cops with their hands full. In Cayo authorities were also busy trying to solve a pair of murders in that district. The first [...]

Crooked Tree man executed gangland style in O.W.

Jealous lover? Mistaken identity? Or none of the above. Orange Walk police are tonight trying to figure out the motive for the late night execution style murder of a Crooked [...]

One inmate at large after prison break

Four prisoners at Hattieville used the Independence Day weekend to make a run for their own freedom…but only one succeeded. Twenty year old Pablo Martinez was one of four inmates [...]

Cop who killed at caye shoots again

And just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, they did. A police officer, already on interdiction for fatally shooting a Caye Caulker resident earlier this year, has shot [...]

Regional AIDS forum ends with recommendations

The news item missed our deadline for Friday, but the story of how the AIDS epidemic is affecting our nation, the Caribbean, and the world is not going to go [...]

U.B. plans series of public discussions

On Wednesday night the University of Belize will hold the first of a six part forum under the theme, “Making the hope real: The role of U.B. in National Development–Perspectives [...]

O.W. carnival draws a crowd…

The Belize City Carnival may grab all the media coverage, but over the course of the September celebrations, virtually every community in Belize does something to mark the patriotic spirit [...]

…After burning ambulance causes a stir

And in an unfortunate aside to the Carnival, News 5′s camera captured these dramatic pictures of an emergency vehicle, which burst into flames during the parade. The driver of the [...]

Long weekend includes plenty of sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley presenting you with yet another fresh edition of Sports Monday. Week eleven of the Regent’s Cup Tournament took Juventus of Orange Walk into the Norman [...]

Notice to viewers

Due to Independence Day celebrations, the next newscast will be on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003.

Musa: Still living in a good country

It’s a People’s United Party innovation that is part report card, part cheerleading session and part social event for local and visiting dignitaries. And while no state of the nation [...]