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Senior beaten by robbers as wife watches from wheelchair

A couple living at mile sixteen on the Northern Highway had a traumatic morning when thieves invaded their property and attacked the husband. News Five went to Sandhill and spoke [...]

Soldiers beat thief for breaking into Commandants house

While the Bachelors fell prey to their attackers, a thief who made the mistake of breaking into the B.D.F. Commandant’s house, at Price Barracks will be charged for his crime… [...]

Charges reduced in taxi driver murder case

A man accused of murder had his charges reduced today in Magistrate’s Court. Roland Smalls, who along with Michael Young is accused of killing taxi driver Rudrick Todd, appeared in [...]

Firearm charges withdrawn against hospital press officer

In other news from the Magistrate’s court, Press Officer for the K.H.M.H., Gary Ayuso, had charges of discharging a firearm in public withdrawn. Ayuso’s attorney Dickie Bradley pointed out that [...]

2 men sought for sex with teen

A bus conductor and a taxi driver are being sought by police following a report by a thirteen year old girl that she had sex with them. The teen, accompanied [...]

Youth arrested for unlicensed firearm

A resident of West Street in Belize City has been charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Twenty year old Bernard Felix was taken into custody after a [...]

Belizean producers host expo at Princess

Official opening ceremonies for the Belizean Producers Convention and Exhibition are underway at this hour at the Princess Hotel and Casino. Over fifty businesses will showcase their goods and services [...]

UNICEF workshop ends in youth action plans

The mood was celebratory at the House of Culture today as youth participants from around the country marked the end of a week full of meetings. Groups from all six [...]

B.D.F. holds Running Festival

If you are looking for something interesting to do this weekend, your search is over. At five tomorrow morning the main event of the annual Belize Defence Force Running Festival [...]

Highway potholes get some fill

We don’t know if our story last night had anything to do with it, but today drivers using the Northern Highway got a welcome reprieve as work crews spent most [...]

Accused robber pleads not guilty

A man who has managed to evade conviction for a number of crimes, including three charges of attempted murder, was in court again today, this time facing robbery charges. Twenty-five [...]

…while victim who got back his goods drops charges

Another man named Myers fared better in court today when the victim of a burglary opted to withdraw the charges. Dennis Myers had been charged with handling over ten thousand [...]

10th supporters protest Carnival conflict

Even as a deluge of holiday decorations flood downtown Belize City, battle lines have been drawn in the war for exclusive rights to the Tenth Day of September 2005. This [...]

No other Saturday open says Carnival Committee

One person with a diverse view than that of the St. George’s Caye Day Society is Marva Gardiner, treasurer of the September Celebrations Committee and a member of the Carnival [...]

Belizean pianist gives master classes, concert

Belize’s premier pianist, Frankie Reneau, is back for what is becoming his annual workshop with young piano students. Reneau will give two master classes at the Bliss Centre for Performing [...]

Comedians raise funds for colleague’s operation

They say laughter is the best medicine, but some Belizean comedians are hoping they can also use it to pay for medical treatment. Dillon Jones of Orange Walk says when [...]

Potholes, crabs a menace to highway drivers

Anyone who travels the Northern Highway between Ladyville and Belize City knows the state of the road after heavy rains. But currently, potholes are not the only menace to vehicles, [...]

Altun Ha vendor claims victimisation by NICH

With increased tourism, comes increased expectation of financial gain. But despite changes at Altun Ha and attempts to give the vendors increased access to visitors, one arts and craft merchant [...]

Chamber cracks down on contraband

Virtually every week we hear reports of smugglers being caught with goods they are trying to cross into Belize. But what we seldom hear about are the high volume of [...]

Students win scholarships to Taiwan

As the new school year begins, some young Belizeans are heading abroad to continue their education. Among them will be a group which has received scholarships to study in Taiwan. [...]

I.M.F. urges G.O.B. to continue fiscal tightening

The International Monetary Fund is recommending a stronger adjustment policy for Belize. News Five has obtained a leaked draft of what appears to be an authentic copy of an I.M.F. [...]

Van collides with tanker on Northern Highway

Sometime after one this afternoon the Caceres family of Belize City was heading to Altun Ha, but as their vehicle passed between miles eighteen and nineteen on the Northern Highway [...]

Teen refuses to give thieves his bike

A fourteen year old successfully fought off two men who were trying to steal his bicycle on Tuesday. Michael Heredia told police he was near the Lopez Mateo Park in [...]

Man charged in failed shooting attempt

A youth from Sandhill has been charged following an attack on a Belize City teen that might have been fatal if not for sheer luck. Eighteen year old Edward King [...]

Case dismissed against accused molester

In Magistrate’s Court today, the lack of public bathroom facilities caused a mix-up so severe that a man accused of molesting an eight-year-old girl did not stand trial. The accused, [...]