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Free textbooks finally reaching all schools

Never look a gift horse in the mouth, goes the old adage, but perhaps because it’s an election year, the filly called free textbooks is being examined from head to [...]

Second D.F.C. report “imminent”, says Commissioner

It’s been out of the headlines for months but tonight the Commission of Inquiry investigating the affairs of the Development Finance Corporation is back in the news. According to co-chair [...]

Hit and run victim identified but driver still unknown

A bicyclist killed in a hit and run has finally been identified, but police have yet to discover who knocked him down. The deceased is twenty-seven year old Wilmer Montoya, [...]

Mothers Organized for Peace plan rally

It’s a story we cover pretty much every week. But while solutions to the problem seem as far away as ever, one group trying to stem the deadly tide is [...]

One month after Dean, Corozal recovers

Belizeans will not soon forget the names Dean and Felix, but for the majority of our population those two category five hurricanes will be remembered only as reminders of what [...]

Another execution style murder dampens holiday mood

It was a weekend of high energy and spirits and while much of the positive activity was directed toward the carnival road march and celebration of Independence, a surprisingly sizeable [...]

Shopkeeper shoots back at robbers; kills one

Meanwhile Belize City police say their investigations reveal that Chinese businessman forty year old Sheng Lin Li was acting in self defence when he shot and killed twenty three year [...]

Cops look for clues in murder of Benque taxi man

Police in Benque Viejo are appealing for the public’s assistance in solving the murder of forty year old taxi driver Alfredo Howe. Howe was found lying in the back seat [...]

Blue Creek couple die in tragic accident

Orange Walk police do not suspect foul play in the death of a Mennonite couple. Around five on Saturday evening the bodies of thirty one year old Aganetha Rempel and [...]

Hit & run victim remains unidentified

An unidentified man who was knocked down in a road traffic accident in southern Belize last week has reportedly succumbed to his injuries. The man, described as a Hispanic, was [...]

Names released of dead and injured in traffic accident

Police have still not laid any charges against the drivers of the bus or the truck involved in last week’s traffic accident in which six people lost their lives and [...]

Police constable arrested for carnal knowledge

The police have arrested yet another one of their own. This time constable Juan Pop stationed in Dangriga has been charged with Carnal Knowledge. The arrest follows a report made [...]

Turneffe Island Lodge robbed of outboards

Thieves looking for some holiday cash targeted Turneffe Island Lodge before Independence Day weekend and relieved the resort of a number of outboard engines and accessories valued at fifty-four thousand [...]

U.S. fugitive returned to states

Last Thursday Belize police escorted yet another American fugitive back to the United States. He has been identified as thirty five year old Ivan Myburch. According to authorities, Corozal police [...]

Heavy weapons found on George Street

The most recent piece of police news unfolded this afternoon in a part of Belize City that is no stranger to confrontation. News Five’s Marion Ali has the story. Marion [...]

Supreme Court honours memory of former C.J.

Today the legal community gathered in Belize City for a special sitting of the Supreme Court convened to honour the late Sir George Brown. Brown served more than forty years [...]

P.M., Opposition Leader speak on Independence

On Friday Belize celebrated twenty-six years of Independence with tradition and pride. On twentieth night, Memorial Park was host to official ceremonies which included to the raising of the Belizean [...]

Carnival Road March excites the city

On Saturday Belize City was covered in colour as the 2007 Carnival road march hit the streets. Here are highlights as broadcast right here on Channel Five. [Excerpts of Carnival [...]

Voting extended for KTV

No it’s not Tuesday, but we have some news regarding Ultimate KTV. It seems that on Sunday Telemedia’s 588 number was experiencing some technical difficulties and viewers were not able [...]

El Salvador wins Under-16 football championship

James Adderley, Reporting Good evening, I’m James Adderley and we welcome you to this delivery of Sports Monday. The 2007 Central American Football Tournament saw Belize for the first time [...]

6 dead, 18 injured in W. Hway accident

Tonight six people are dead and eighteen others are injured following a traffic accident on the Western Highway. Just after eleven this morning, a National Transport bus carrying twenty-four passengers [...]

Broken bottle used in Belize City stabbing

A brawl between two women last night ended in a stabbing and the weapon of choice was a broken glass bottle. According to police, the victim, Tanya Estrada was with [...]

U-16 Football Championship opens at M.C.C. Grounds

James Adderley, Reporting History was made in Belizean football last night as the F.F.B. opened the Under 16 Central American Football Tournament inside the M.C.C. Grounds. The soothing sound of [...]

International artists to headline weekend concerts

The concerts aren’t part of the official celebrations calendar but over the next three days, Belizeans will be able to sample the musical fare of a number of visiting performers. [...]

Carnival bands set for Saturday road march

And while the entertainment scheduled for this weekend is long and varied, on Tuesday night, our Carnival correspondent Ann-marie Williams hit the streets to get the latest from the “maas [...]