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News 5 regrets that its next newscast will not be until January 3rd. The station will be closed between Christmas and New Year?s in order to remodel and reequip our [...]

Streets crowded with holiday shoppers

For months Belizeans have been crying “Tings haad out ya”, but if you were visiting Belize City for the first time this week, you’d never believe money is tight. Downtown [...]

9 long weekends in 2006 holiday schedule

While many merchants are handing out calendars for the new year, not all of them have the public and bank holidays marked in red. So if yours are missing, or [...]

Leela Vernon defends Brukdown title tonight

There’s going to be a showdown tonight at the Bliss as superstar Leela Vernon defends her title as champion in the Wilfred Peters Brukdown competition. Last year she swept the [...]

Robbery suspect apprehended with illegal firearms

A Belize City man appeared in court today to answer to charges that he robbed a store on Wednesday and was later found with unlicensed weapons and ammunition. Maxwell Anderson [...]

Father turns son in for assault

When a man accused of theft, wounding, and aggravated assault failed to appear in Magistrate Court earlier this week, Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord ordered that the two people who stood [...]

Taxi stolen after driver arrested

A taxi driver arrested after a fight on Thursday night is claiming his car was stolen because police refused to let him bring it to the station. Edwin Haylock of [...]

Singer to give Christmas dinner to homeless

This Christmas was certainly a season of giving. A number of organisations and businesses held toy and food drives to make the occasion an extra special celebration for those who [...]

Catholics plan December 30 prayer vigil for peace

As we head into the holidays, some of us are focusing more on the partying than the praying. But if you are feeling spiritual, or hoping to lend your thoughts [...]

Christmas lights give festive feel to Belize City

One aspect of Christmas in Belize that always seems to get better every year is the houses decorated with lights. Drive around any community and you will see homes and [...]

Father, daughter, and unborn child die in collision

A woman, her unborn child, and her father were killed in a terrible crash on the Northern Highway last night. News Five went to the scene today and spoke with [...]

Buses continue runs, more depots designated

Officials from the Ministry of Finance, the Development Finance Corporation, and Atlantic Bank spent most of today in meetings to try and find a way to salvage operations at the [...]

Taiwan gives funds for stolen car trafficking network

A project to assist in the recovery of stolen vehicles got its third and final financial instalment this week from the Republic of China on Taiwan. Ambassador Charles Tsai presented [...]

Ex-cop fined for 2004 traffic death

In the Supreme Court today, a former police officer appeared for sentencing following a manslaughter by negligence conviction in Belmopan last month. Cardinal Smith appeared before Justice Michelle Arana and [...]

One-legged man charged with stealing bike

A man with only one leg appeared in Magistrate’s Court today accused of stealing a bicycle. Alex Lopez was charged before Magistrate Sharon Fraser for burglary and granted two thousand [...]

U.B. student leader appears in court, no witnesses again

U.B. student leader Moses Sulph appeared in court once more to face charges of organising and participating in a public procession without a permit and trespassing on Pallotti and St. [...]

Benny’s and Atlantic Bank give away cash in raffles

It was a day of raffles and giveaways, and while it was impossible to cover them all, News Five is able to bring you the winners of two major cash [...]

B.T.L. employees give out phonecards/canned goods to needy

B.T.L. employees have also been wearing Santa hats this week as they distributed pre-paid phone cards to the inmates at the Kolbe Foundation. This is the second year that the [...]

Police spread Christmas cheer to elderly and kids

Every year around this time police officers from across the country reach out to the community to spend some quality time with those they serve and protect. This week the [...]

B.N.T.U. leaders say ministry not addressing their needs

Today, the Belize National Teacher’s Union held a press conference to voice a number of concerns the union says it has been calling on the Ministry of Education to address, [...]

Contingency plan kicks in as Novelo’s buses stop running

On Tuesday the receivership for the Novelo’s Bus Line threatened it would cease all service beginning today. Well, they made good on that promise, but the Transport Board also immediately [...]

Maid & caretaker charged with murder of American man

Two arrests have been made in the murder of an American man in San Pedro and police believe a third person may have been involved. Seventy-one year old Leston Langdon [...]

Baby kidnapped; infant & father sought by police

Tonight, San Ignacio police are asking for your help in locating a three month old baby and the child’s father after he reportedly took the child without the mother’s consent. [...]

2 convicted, 2 acquitted in Belmopan stabbing death

Tonight four men have been cleared of murder charges, but two others stand convicted of manslaughter in the Supreme Court. The jury deliberated for four hours and acquitted Clifford Hyde, [...]

P.M. serves Christmas dinner to B.D.F.

Prime Minister Said Musa had a working luncheon today with the Belize Defence Force at Price Barracks in Ladyville. The P.M., along with Minister of Defence Cordel Hyde, was put [...]