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Man dead in S. Highway knockdown

A traffic accident on the Southern Highway Thursday night has claimed one life. Twenty-six year old Armando Gomez, a resident of Mile six on the Southern Highway, was knocked down [...]

Two wounded in Barracks shooting

Two men have been wounded in a shooting early Thursday morning in Belize City. Police say Ernest Faber and Eugene Wallace were standing near the BTL Park on Newtown Barracks [...]

B.E.L. helps YWCA teach swimming

The Young Women’s Christian Association today received a generous helping hand for its swimming programme from one of the country’s largest companies. During brief ceremonies at the Y’s offices on [...]

Watch out for Cabinet purge

Christmas eve is a funny time to announce a purge of the nation’s cabinet, and don’t worry you will not hear one announced tonight. But something is definitely afoot in [...]

Spirit of Christmas invades Albert St.

Patrick Jones Reporting “We are now on Albert Street where literally hundreds of Belizeans are still out doing last minute shopping. No doubt businesses in the downtown area of Belize [...]

Police work long hours over holiday

Patrick Jones ?It is important that Belizeans on a whole feel safe this Christmas and be able to celebrate this joyous occasion without having to worry all that much. There [...]

Salvation Army concludes successful campaign

Patrick Jones ?Downtown Belize City is the busiest I?ve seen it in quite a while and people are going here, going there, vehicles going down the street can only mean [...]

Notice to viewers

Best holiday wishes to all News 5 viewers. Please note that December 27th is a public holiday in Belize. We will rejoin you with news on Tuesday, December 28th.

Canadian detained for nude photos

Cayo police have detained a fifty-one year old Canadian man after over a thousand photographs of nude Belizean women including allegedly underage girls, were found on the suspect’s computer, diskettes, [...]

Two in custody for Cayo murder

Two men have been detained for the murder of a Cayo youth that occurred late last night. Around nine this morning, San Ignacio police came upon the body of eighteen [...]

Police say Corozal robbery was inside set-up

A robbery reported in Corozal has been exposed as an inside set up. According to police, twenty-nine year old Ada Palomo, a supervisor at Bethesda Medical Centre, conspired with her [...]

Adventists host children for Christmas

This evening the Seventh Day Adventist Church hosted a Christmas party for over two hundred children from Fabers Road and surrounding areas. The boys and girls, who had to sit [...]

Youngest convicts get a day of freedom

It was built as a facility catering to the needs of cruise ship tourists–a way for them to sample the best of Belize’s history and environment all under one roof. [...]

Corozal Free Zone faces downturn

To supporters it’s a virtual gold mine, in which thousands of Belizeans find employment, hundreds of merchants reap riches and the Belize Government earns millions in tax revenues. For detractors [...]

Outgoing commissioner assesses his tenure

The occasion was a Christmas donation to the wife and family of slain police officer Uwin Armstrong. But with the past, present and perhaps future of the Police Department represented [...]

New commish will build on past

And while Zetina is moving on, the leadership is being passed to Gerald Westby, who currently heads the National Crimes Investigations Branch. Westby says he will be building on the [...]

Santino helps family of slain officer

The police top brass, it will be recalled, were present at the Caribbean Shores police station to witness the handing over of a donation to the family of Uwin Armstrong, [...]

Victim turns tables on robber

Police have arrested one of two men involved in an armed robbery early this morning in Belize City. Just after midnight twenty-two year old Mark Orozco was entering his yard [...]

Improvements coming to land tax system

Land: it’s a source of both great wealth and serious aggravation for many Belizeans. Today Cabinet took steps to deal with at least some of the problems surrounding land, namely [...]

F & G, Regent talking merger

Over the last two decades virtually every major industry in the global economy has seen the number of competing players shrink though massive mergers and buyouts. Locally, however, with most [...]

Salvation Army comforts elderly

Last week it was the children…and today senior citizens were on the receiving end of the Salvation Army’s Christmas goodwill. Close to sixty men and women from Belize City were [...]

Benny’s gives away ten grand

The Christmas season is always one of paradoxes. Never do people cry louder about hard times, but at the same time spend obscene amounts of money. Well today the best [...]

Police gear up for holidays

It’s as regular a seasonal occurrence as cool weather and the appearance of apples and grapes. I’m talking about Christmas crime…and the proactive efforts of police. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods [...]

O.W. driver pleads guilty in knockdowns

The driver of a car that veered onto an Orange Walk sidewalk on Sunday, injuring four children, has been arrested and charged. Forty-five year old Carlos Roberto Cruz, a logger [...]

Espat says Port project will proceed

On yesterday’s newscast we reported on the Supreme Court’s decision to grant leave for the judicial review of the Carnival Cruise Terminal contract as requested by the Belize Tourism Industry [...]