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ICC: Miami judge finds G.O.B. in contempt

The account comes from the lawyer for Jeffrey Prosser but until the Belize Government puts its own spin on today?s events we?ll report based on the information in hand. According [...]

Corozal robbers get big sentences

They received nine years in jail for crimes committed in Orange Walk and today Robert Hill and Mark Massam received more bad news. Pleading guilty to charges arising out of [...]

Tall load damages Beaver Dam Bridge

It was a neatly done piece of engineering by the Ministry of Works but today the new Beaver Dam Bridge is suffering at the hands of a careless truck driver. [...]

Cop shot by accident as he cleans gun

Details are in short supply tonight but News 5 has confirmed that late this evening a policeman was the victim of a shooting incident in Belize City. According to sources [...]

B.T.L. announces lower DigiCell rates

Coincidence? Or competition? Whatever the case, Belize Telecommunications Limited, today announced new telephone rates for their DigiCell customers. No, you won’t have to pay more. In fact, Senior Marketing Representative [...]

New rules will speed civil cases

Out with the old, in with the new. That’s how Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh described it as he formally introduced new rules that will govern how cases are handled in [...]

NGO, City agree on plan to improve mental care

We see them every day and continually ask why something cannot be done to improve the lives of Belize’s street people. Today one group of people came forward to say [...]

Davis Falls made more accessible

She visited the site over three years ago, and while the magnificent waterfall in the Stann Creek District lived up to its advanced billing, getting there was another matter altogether. [...]

One charged, three sought in city jacking

Police have arrested and charged one person and are looking for three others, following an early Tuesday morning burglary in Belize City that netted thieves in the vicinity of thirty [...]

Three plead guilty to O.W. robbery

Justice was swift for three guys who held up a store in Orange Walk on Easter Monday. Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Hill of Cotton Tree, eighteen-year-old Mark Massam of Belize City and [...]

New police Commish outlines plans

He took over command of the department two weeks ago and today Commissioner of Police Gerald Westby made the first of what will be a series of stops at police [...]

House burns down; child believed responsible

Fire struck today in Belize City but investigators will not have to work too hard to figure out how it started. I arrived on the scene as the unfortunate family [...]

Speednet officially begins service

Around two weeks ago we reported the “soft” opening of Speednet’s new telecommunications service. And while since then a lot of news has been generated by recent battles over ownership [...]

New clinic opens in San Pedro

Islanders have been using it for three weeks already, even though the official opening is still a day away and it won?t be fully functional for at least three more [...]

Villagers complain about river water

While residents of Belize City have been coping with the stench of smoke from the burning municipal garbage dump, those people living the quiet life in the Belizean countryside have [...]

First two KTV Finalists selected

The judging was close in last night’s KTV first semi-final round, but when the moment of truth arrived, host William Neal did not hesitate to call the numbers of the [...]

Two boards claim to run BTL

The dispute over who owns and controls Belize’s major telecommunications provider keeps getting nastier. At times the level of detail has become dizzying but we’ll do our best to put [...]

Burning garbage dump irritates city

It’s not the first time it’s happened and–official pronouncements aside–will probably not be the last. I’m talking about the burning Belize City garbage dump. Over the weekend a change in [...]

Three murders mar holiday weekend

A fight between two teenagers from the Boca del Rio area of San Pedro has left one dead and another facing a charge of murder. Police say that around four [...]

Police investigate Hattieville drownings

It was not a good weekend for several Belizeans who sought relief from the intense heat. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods today visited Hattieville where two deaths by drowning are still [...]

Cayo teen drowns in Mopan River

The enticing waters of the Mopan River in Cayo claimed the life of a thirteen-year-old boy from Unitedville Village on Easter Monday. San Ignacio police say Enid Gentle went down [...]

Stevedore dies at sea

The death of a thirty-three-year-old Belize City stevedore on Easter Monday is under investigation to determine if it was an accident or the result of foul play. Co-workers found the [...]

Road accident claims driver’s life

A Belize City man is dead following a single car accident on the Coastal Road. Sixty-one-year-old Ryan Samuels was killed on Saturday when the Suzuki Sidekick he was driving went [...]

Fire destroys downtown San Ignacio buildings

A fire in San Ignacio Town has destroyed a number of buildings in the downtown business area. Around one forty-five on Monday morning the alarm rang though the Burns Avenue [...]

Two charged in separate arson incidents

Two cases of suspected arson over the weekend have destroyed thousands of dollars worth of property in Belize City and Orange Walk. According to police, the first incident happened shortly [...]