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Police give big time to kids

Jacqueline Godwin, Reporting Over the past year, tragedy has destroyed a number of Belizean families. To help those left behind have a Merry Christmas, today officers from the Community Policing [...]

Roaring Creek teen is latest murder victim

And while some members of the Belize Police Department are busy spreading Christmas cheer, other colleagues are busy investigating crimes. In the Cayo district, homicide detectives are looking for two [...]

Cousin chops cousin over female relative

Meanwhile, in Mullins River a fight for the affection of a female relative got bloody when two cousins decided to settle the argument with a machete. According to Dangriga police, [...]

Traffic accident claims life of Stann Creek Valley resident

Officers in the south had their hands full on Thursday night as a traffic accident on the Stann Creek Valley road claimed a man’s life. Thirty-five year old Cowpen businessman [...]

Sat. bail hearing set for cop charged w/ murder

Amid the excitement of the holiday weekend, the wheels of justice continue to turn. In a special Saturday sitting, tomorrow Justice Troadio Gonzalez will listen to a plea for bail [...]


This holiday season, our News Five teams have covered a number of Christmas parties across the city, many organized to make sure the less fortunate among us aren’t left out [...]

Post Office: Christmas mail should be on time

Getting a box or barrel of gifts from family and friends abroad is a time honoured tradition for many Belizeans. But holiday traffic this year has not been limited to [...]

City stores offer ideas to last minute shoppers

But if you’re not expecting a barrel from the States, you are one of the thousands of Belizeans who are still gift shopping tonight. Today, News Five’s Kendra Griffith took [...]

Spanish Lookout choir serenades P.M. for Christmas

Carolling by the Salvation Army on Albert Street is hallmark of the Christmas season but today, another choir presented Prime Minister Said Musa with the gift of song. And as [...]


Best holiday wishes to all News 5 viewers. Please note that December 25th and 26th are public holidays in Belize. We will rejoin you with news on Wednesday, December 27th.

New Chief Elections Officer sworn in

With less than fifteen months until Belizeans cast their ballots to choose a national government, a new Chief Elections Officer has been installed. As News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports, both [...]

Deputy P.U.P. leader has different ideas on U.H.S. deal

They say that the Peoples United Party is working to end its internal squabbling and pull together into a unified electoral fighting force … but you’d never know it by [...]

Coke truck robbed in Ladyville

A Coca Cola truck driver was held up at gunpoint Wednesday and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash. According to a report from Bowen and Bowen Limited, at four [...]

Toledo teen dies in Temash River

A Toledo man has died, apparently as the result of an accidental drowning. The body of eighteen year old Fermin Choc of Crique Sarco was found by a search and [...]

Dry weather allows city to fill potholes

After major publicity on the city’s two television newscasts, we are pleased to report that work crews were hard at work this morning in downtown Belize City patching holes in [...]

G.S.T. raffle won by Police Officer

In these final weeks before Christmas there have been literally dozens of special raffles, large and small. But none has generated more buzz than the one conducted by General Sales [...]

Study looks at nation

It’s a tortured acronym called GENACIS, which stands for Gender Alcohol and Culture: An International Study. Basically it’s a survey designed to tell us whether Belize has a drinking problem. [...]

Home for elderly rocks at Christmas

If you are looking for a place to party this holiday season you can hit all the clubs you want … but when you really want to get serious on [...]

Body of Nigerian resident washes up off Belize City

The corpse of a Nigerian resident of Belize was found floating in the sea this morning … and while his identity is no longer in question, the cause of his [...]

Exposed himself to little girls; pervert gets a yr. in jail

He is on his way to a seat on the Supreme Court in the new year and in his final days as Chief Magistrate, Herbert Lord is digging deep into [...]

Convicted murderer sentenced to life behind bars

A young man who was convicted of Murder earlier this month has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Twenty-one year old Dionicio Salazar was found guilty of the June twenty-eighth, 2004 [...]

Compol says he would have eventually charged Maroquin

On Tuesday’s newscast we quoted the pointed comments of Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh as he criticized Commissioner of Police Gerald Westby, for his apparent disregard of a D.P.P. directive to [...]

Annual B.D.F. dinner features big time waiters

‘Tis the season for Christmas parties and dinners and the Belize Defence Force is not immune to the festive epidemic. But unlike other events, today the soldiers at Price Barracks [...]

P.M. looks ahead to a better 2007

And while we had the Prime Minister’s attention we took the opportunity to seek an update on the refinancing of our debt … along with some less urgent issues. Prime [...]

Health minister explains U.H.S. takeover

And while on the subject of taking care of our health … amid widespread criticisms of the government’s purchase of Universal Health Services and its proposed amalgamation with the Karl [...]