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Two arrested for Ladyville murder

Two men have been arrested and charged for the Tuesday night killing of a Chinese grocer in Ladyville. Twenty-one year old Dwayne Cruz and seventeen year old Akeem Lord were [...]

City youth charged in Wednesday night shooting

Belize City police say they do not know if twenty-one year old Stephen Yearwood was the intended victim of a shooting incident on Wednesday night, but the young man lies [...]

Guatemalan arrested at weed plantation

A Guatemalan has been arrested in connection with a number of marijuana plantations discovered on the Old Northern Highway. Twenty-six year old Ostilo Garcia of Trial Farm in Orange Walk [...]

Post-mortem in prisoner?s death is inconclusive

In other police updates, a post-mortem on the body of David Gallego has proved inconclusive. Gallego died in his cell at the Ladyville police station early Tuesday morning where he [...]

Granny saved from fire by grandson, neighbours

A Belize City granny is lucky to be alive tonight having been saved from her burning house by her grandson and a pair of quick thinking neighbours. At around four [...]

Prosser disputes reports of loan default

Jeffrey Prosser and his many corporate personas have responded to reports carried on this station and Channel 7 claiming that Prosser has defaulted on his multimillion dollar loan with the [...]

O.A.S. provides G.P.S. equipment for Belize, Guatemala armies

They are called “confidence building measures” but to some observers on both sides of the border relations between the armies of Belize and Guatemala may be getting too confident for [...]

Chinese grocer shot dead in Ladyville

It’s a familiar Belizean crime: gunman enters shop, gunman shoots proprietor, gunman runs away. The latest fatal robbery attempt occurred last night in Ladyville and News Five’s Jacqueline Woods has [...]

Bar patron wounded in hold-up

Forty-six year old Marvin Nunez, a Honduran national, is recovering at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he was shot several times while seated inside a Belize City bar. Nunez, [...]

Government will ease small D.F.C. borrowers

Several thousand Belizeans who have defaulted on small loans with the Development Finance Corporation are being relieved of their debt burden. The initiative, which according to a press release from [...]

Placencia man is missing at sea

In news just in, police report a man is missing at sea. On Friday, sixty-seven year old Raymond Elijio was en route from Placencia to Gladden Caye, some twenty miles [...]

Cop who killed horse charged with drunk driving

The police officer involved in a traffic accident on New Year’s Eve which left a horse dead and eleven children injured now stands accused of drunk driving. Court reports today [...]

Robber sentenced to six years in prison

A Belize City fisherman accused of viciously beating another man for his bicycle has been given jail time. Twenty-five year old Eric Martinez was sentenced to a total of six [...]

Angry customer tries to burn down shop

A Sandhill resident has been arrested and charged with arson following an incident at a local grocery shop. Around three on Monday afternoon, forty year old Barry Rosalez began arguing [...]

Crime Stoppers seeks more public support

It’s a telephone number mentioned almost every night on this newscast: 0-800-922-TIPS. That’s the home of Crime Stoppers, the programme under which citizens can help police solve crimes by calling [...]

B.D.F. anniversary celebration to be held in city

On Saturday, the Belize Defence Force will invade Belize City for its annual open day. According to organisers, this year the event has been moved from its usual location at [...]

Baron Bliss holiday returns to March 6th

At the end of every year the Ministry of Home Affairs issues a press release listing the precise dates of all twelve public holidays to be celebrated in the coming [...]

P.U.C. defends its decision on electricity rates

If you’ve already received your January electricity bill, you have no doubt felt the pinch of the rate increases granted to Belize Electricity Limited effective the first of the month. [...]

Flooding cuts off Western Highway…

Weather is often a news maker in Belize, running the gamut from hurricane to drought. Tonight’s big story is flood. Generated by unseasonably heavy rains in the northern half of [...]

…While Belize City residents suffer a soaking

And while the flooding in the rolling hills of Cayo went down just as fast as it came up, for residents of a city barely above sea level, it was [...]

Bizarre shooting/suicide attempt leaves shooter critical

Thirty-five year old Charles Grant, a special constable attached to the Tourism Police Unit, remains in a very critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after he tried to [...]

Detained prisoner dies in police custody

A suspect has died while in police custody. Forty-five year old David Gallego of Ladyville had been detained on Monday pending charges of handling stolen goods. On Tuesday morning around [...]

Burglars sentenced to seven years in prison

Two men have been found guilty of burglary and sentenced to seven years each in jail. Eighteen year old Shane Bahadur and twenty-one year old Bruce Reneau received their jail [...]

Unconfirmed reports: Prosser will lose B.T.L. shares to bank

Two weeks ago we reported on Jeffrey Prosser’s troubles in a Delaware courtroom; tonight it appears that he’s about to lose one of his major assets to the bank. Reports [...]

Mercy nuns sponsor walk and fair

The Sisters of Mercy will be praying for fair weather on Saturday as the convent celebrates more than a century of service in Belize with a five mile walk and [...]