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Salvadoran child may be victim of human trafficking

Tonight police are investigating the disturbing case of Diana, a small child who is believed to be the centre of a human smuggling ring. According to sources close to the [...]

Mother and son stabbed by boyfriend

A Belize City man is behind bars tonight after he stabbed his girlfriend and her son during a violent dispute. And while some domestic abuse cases never make it to [...]

Hit and run driver turns himself in

A hit and run driver has been arrested in connection with a fatal traffic accident on the Southern Highway. According to police, around six on Thursday morning they were called [...]

Car crash survivors need assistance

Earlier this month, a traffic accident on the Northern Highway left a father dead and his wife and children seriously injured. Tonight the survivors of that gruesome car crash need [...]

Robbery suspects caught in Ladyville

Employees and customers at a factory on the Northern Highway were held up this afternoon, but within minutes police had picked up five suspects. Police say they responded to a [...]

P.U.C. keeps current electricity rates

Belizean consumers will be relieved to know that electricity rates will not be going up for at least a year. Today the Public Utilities Commission issued its initial decision in [...]

I.D.B. grant to fund airport security overhaul

Security measures at the Phillip Goldson International Airport will undergo an overhaul thanks to the I.D.B. According to a government press release, a grant of more than a hundred and [...]

Motorists cautioned to obey traffic laws

This afternoon official opening ceremonies in Belmopan marked the start of the National Agriculture and Trade Show 2006. But as Belizeans from all over the country prepare to head to [...]

Baby needs urgent brain surgery

More than twenty-two children have been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, known locally in Belize as “water head.” One such patient is one-year old, Kimora Leslie. Kimora has already undergone ten surgeries [...]

Team Belize prepares for Mexico basketball match-up

As preparations intensify for the Belize-Mexico match-up next week, tonight News Five’s Janelle Chanona takes a closer look at the players who will defend our national pride on the hardwood [...]

Notice to viewers!

Due to a Public and Bank Holiday on Monday, May first, there will be no newscast. The next broadcast will be on Tuesday, May second, 2006.

Separate traffic accidents in Belize City injure two

It’s the scene of several fatal accidents and numerous fender benders … but while you might think I’m talking about one of the nation’s major highways, you’d be wrong. The [...]

?Old Bomb? identified and arrested for attempted murder

Following a stabbing incident in Belize City last Friday, police have arrested and charged the prime suspect in the case. Fifty-two year old Arthur Thomas, also known as “Old Bomb,” [...]

Orange Walk man charged with carnal knowledge of minor

Another young girl has filed charges of sexual assault, this time against an Orange Walk man. According to the cops, this week the fifteen year old victim reported that in [...]

Behaviour strategy launched in fight against HIV

All the experts agree that positive behaviour change is priority one in fighting the spread of HIV infection. Here at home, statistics show that the population most affected by the [...]

NICH organize embroidery exhibition at H.O.C.

The art of embroidery may be a dying skill, but as News Five’s Jacqueline Godwin discovered today, a new exhibition at the House of Culture is determined to show how [...]

Int?l ballers arrive to defend Bze. in Mexico match-up

With the clock counting down to next week’s big game against Mexico, this afternoon our News Five crew was part of the small welcoming committee waiting at the Phillip Goldson [...]

Mobile Malachi releases first compact disc

He’s been on the music scene for over twenty years and although he’s had success with singles like “Belize Please” and “Put Down the Gun,” it wasn’t until a couple [...]

H.R.C.U.:2005 was an active but challenging year

The Holy Redeemer Credit Union boasts a membership of almost forty thousand Belizeans and assets of more than two hundred and forty million dollars. But even with those impressive figures, [...]

Public tells B.T.L.: don?t mess with VOIP

Technology: it’s opening up whole new worlds of human enterprise, particularly in the field of telecommunications. But while the science expands exponentially, the legal, political and economic ramifications lag far [...]

Body of Robert Massiah recovered at river mouth

The body of forty-one year old Robert Massiah, missing since Saturday was recovered this afternoon in the area of the Sibun Bar. The search was conducted by relatives Marlon Neal [...]

One charged, one sought in Cayo rape

The plague of sexual assault cases in Belize continues unabated. On Tuesday, Belmopan police arrested a twenty five-year old man in connection with a claim made by a thirteen-year old [...]

Trial of Gabby Affif opens in Supreme Court

The long-delayed trial of Gabby Affif began this morning in the courtroom of Justice Adolph Lucas. Affif is charged with five counts of possession of false official documents; six counts [...]

Belize joins anti human trafficking network

The term human trafficking conjures up images of frightened immigrants, packed like sardines into airless shipping containers and smuggled across borders into an uncertain future. And while the reality is [...]

5 down, 5 to go in Karaoke competition

Five down and five to go. That’s the status of choosing the ten semi-finalists for KTV 2006. Last night a packed house saw a very close contest but in the [...]