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Two teens arrested for Friday night murder

It was a crime of extreme brutality, but police have acted quickly to arrest and charge two young men for the Friday night murder of businessman Michael Burns. News Five’s [...]

City man charged with sexual assault of ten year old

A Belize City man is behind bars tonight, accused of sexually assaulting a ten year old girl. Twenty year old Basilio Bolon appeared before Magistrate Margaret McKenzie where he was [...]

Supreme Court Justice warns journalists

And while we’re on the subject of sex crimes, Justice Adolph Lucas today used the occasion of a trial for carnal knowledge to warn the press about how it covers [...]

American acquitted of human trafficking sues government

In October of 2003 the town of Punta Gorda–and the nation of Belize–was caught up in a lurid case of alleged child sex abuse. Three U.S. citizens were vilified by [...]

Parties silent on challenges to voter’s list

You would have thought that the two major political parties would have fought tooth and nail over electoral registration, but today, the appointed date for courtroom challenges to newly registered [...]

Ashcroft donates U.S. $1 million to Australian party

He is well known for his generosity to political causes in his native U.K. and Belize, but news from Australia indicates that Michael Ashcroft is spreading some of his wealth [...]

N.C.F.C. publishes guide to child abuse issues

A Parent’s Guide to the Child Protection System is the latest publication by the National Committee for Families and Children. And according to N.C.F.C programme coordinator Starla Acosta, the booklet [...]

Kriol grammar book shows distinctiveness of language

It’s called “The Song of Kriol: A Grammar of the Kriol Language of Belize” and this latest effort from the Bileez Kriol Projek is sure to stir up discussion. Compiled [...]

Community nurse’s aides begin training

It may not be the most glamorous part of the medical profession, but while community nurse’s aides do not perform open heart surgery, they are often responsible for the health [...]

Local diver releases DVD of underwater wonders

There is no question that Belize possesses an underwater treasure chest unrivalled in other parts of the world. And while a number of international film-makers have documented the wonder and [...]

New Site Erei are kings of Belizean football

Tonight Belizeans are reeling from a series of murders and shootings that have left a trail of bloody violence across the old capital. And while our coverage tonight will include [...]

Murder and mayhem rocks Belize City

In our years of broadcasting the daily news, we’ve used words such as heartless, cold-blooded, and merciless. But there were no words we could think of to describe what a [...]

Accused Cayo rapist turns himself in to police

He fled the country in August of last year following allegations that he raped three British teenagers during a night of drinking. Today, after almost six months on the lam, [...]

Salesman wins Boledo and Lotto in one weekend

The person in our next story is definitely a contender for VH1′s “Best Week Ever.” Thirty-four year old Belize City salesman Osvaldo Zetina can’t stop smiling. On Sunday, he won [...]

Transport: Red tape kept bus terminals closed

For more than a month now, commuters have been forced to deal with the chaos within the transport industry. Following the recent heavy rains, complaints about the lack of terminal [...]

CARICOM: C.S.M.E. launch crucial to integration

Caribbean leaders converged in Jamaica today to participate in the official inauguration ceremony to launch the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. Representatives included heads of governments from across the Caribbean, [...]

Accused child molester acquitted in Supreme Court

A Belize City shopkeeper accused of raping a twelve year old girl has been found not guilty by a jury of his peers in the Supreme Court. According to the [...]

Romanian forger out on bail for missing K.H.M.H. money

Two years ago, he made headlines after he was arrested for scamming over two hundred thousand dollars from the K.H.M.H., but tonight Romanian Robertino Oprescu is out on bail. According [...]

Independents heat up mayoral race in twin towns

While much of the attention of the political campaigns for the March municipal elections appears to be concentrated in Belize City and Belmopan, by all accounts, the race for dominance [...]

Lisa Garoy defies medicine in fight to walk again

Just one week before Christmas, Lisa Garoy and her four month old son were brutally gunned-down near her home in Taylor’s Alley. While the baby has recovered from the injuries, [...]

Officials warn residents of floodwater health risks

For much of this week, News Five has shown you startling images of the Belize district flooded by heavy rains. Tonight, as periods of rain continue to turn much of [...]

Natl. Basketball Championships take over City Centre

Heavy rains and school cancellations earlier this week may have threatened the National Primary School Basketball Championship games, but it appears nothing could have dampened the spirits of an enthusiastic [...]

Fire Service to award dedicated officers in annual ceremony

Fire-fighters normally take a lot of heat, both on the job and from the public, but tonight the National Fire Service is making headlines for honouring its most outstanding members. [...]

Curl Gordon: Art is in every piece of wood

You might not have seen his handiwork as you drove or rode by his workshop on Victoria Street, but tonight Curl Gordon gives News Five’s Karla Vernon a look at [...]

Rockview evacuated as floods hit Sibun Valley

On Tuesday we brought viewers dramatic footage of massive flooding on the Western Highway. But while that road is no longer wet, the waters that covered it are now working [...]