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Charged couple change plea in child trafficking case

In a dramatic turn of events, a couple charged with selling a young girl into sexual slavery has changed their plea…from guilty to not guilty. Latest reports out of Belmopan [...]

Low turnout in commercial capital for GST forum

They call themselves the GST team: a group of public officers from the Sales Tax, Income Tax, and Customs departments who have been charged with the mandate to tour the [...]

National Transport: free bus rides on Saturday

High from the success of their campaign to legally operate on the nation’s highways, this afternoon National Transport bus company announced the publicity stunt of the year. According to Public [...]

Belize City businessman fined for pulling gun on customer

A Belize City businessman has been arrested, charged, and fined for threatening a customer with a loaded gun. According to court reports, thirty-two year old Zhu Yin Ruan pleaded guilty [...]

Second suspect arraigned in sales tax scam

A second employee of the Sales Tax Department has been arraigned in Magistrate’s Court for extortion. According to court reports, twenty-eight year old Ben Bol appeared before Magistrate Margaret Gabb [...]

Belize?s Gloria Edwards is regional Unsung Hero

For the third year running, Belize has claimed top honours in the FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Unsung Hero award programme. It was announced today that retired teacher seventy year old Gloria [...]

Kids mob Santa at Continental?s Christmas party

This afternoon, a special visitor arrived at the Belize City House of Culture. No, it wasn’t some foreign head of state or a Hollywood celebrity; it was someone much more [...]

Salvation Army lunch filled with smiles and toys

This year things have been tense for the Salvation Army. It struggled to meet its December goals for its toy drive and continues to push for support for the Kettle [...]

Simon Quan donates to fifty Belize City families

This evening, fifty Belize City families and their children received gift donations courtesy of local businessman Simon Quan and Company. News Five was on hand as the presentation was made [...]

Love FM kicks off Christmas programme with parade

This afternoon rush hour traffic came to a grinding halt on the main streets of Belize City…and even though there were plenty of sirens, there wasn’t a bad accident. No, [...]

Port Loyola mother of nine served eviction notice

By now most Belizeans realise that anything having to do with land or houses in Belize City is a complicated web of documents, arguments, and reality. But tonight there is [...]