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Robbery victim turns tables on attacker

Too many times in this newscast, we report that business owners have been shot during brazen armed robberies. But tonight word out of Dangriga is that this time around, two [...]

Gunmen rob bus driver of cash pan, wallet

While delivery trucks have been this season’s target of convenience, last night it was a National Transport bus with passengers onboard that was hit by armed robbers. The bus was [...]

Police outline expanding forgery scam

The trail of forged government cheques keeps getting longer and the amount of money a Dangriga con man and his accomplices allegedly scammed keeps growing … all proving the old [...]

Tribunal on three alleged perjurers continues

Before this morning’s press conference, the police tribunal dealing with three officers accused of perjury met in one of its regular sessions. The officers being investigated, Inspector Clement Cacho, Constable [...]

P.M. defends referendum/land sales

The Government’s announcement that it would attempt to hold a referendum on an elected Senate caught many observers off guard. Today Prime Minister Said Musa defended his party’s decision. Prime [...]

Freed on murder rap, Petillo charged with robbery

Twenty-one year old Francis Petillo, one of two men freed of the charge of murder of Hilberto Aragon when a motion of nolle prosequi was entered, was today charged with [...]

Arthur Arnold gets 15 years for manslaughter

Fifty-five year old bicycle cart delivery man, Arthur Arnold, who last Thursday pleaded guilty to Manslaughter and Use of Deadly Means of Harm with Intent to Commit Dangerous Harm, was [...]

Cops will give toys, groceries in community initiative

As reported earlier, the police are extra busy these days, but not just fighting crime. Tomorrow officers around the city will be distributing toys and groceries to deserving families. It’s [...]

…And publish new magazine for Police Department

Today the Belize Police Department introduced a new Magazine aimed at highlighting the lighter side of policing. The free publication, called “Palladium”, a Police Digest, is edited by Sherlette Lopez, [...]

Lawrence proposes to Irma…

The next item on our newscast is not exactly what you’d call news. It is, however, of great importance, particularly to two young Belizeans, one of whom is hopefully watching [...]

…and Irma says yes!

A few minutes ago, Lawrence Craig Junior used this newscast to propose to Irma Veronica Fairweather. What Irma didn’t know was that News Five was waiting outside her home and [...]

B.D.F. Commander looks at highs and lows of 2007

With elections a little more than two months away at the outside, virtually every public appearance by any politician is a campaign opportunity. Today, while taking part in a Christmas [...]

Family Court tries hard to prepare Christmas payments

With Christmas less than five days away, most Belizeans are scrambling to find the time—and money—to clean, shop, cook, and bake. And as the pressure mounts, agencies such as the [...]

Interest grows in chess, kids compete this weekend

As I speak Belizean parents are making the rounds of local shops looking for just the right toy to brighten their children’s Christmas. But before you reach for that Barbie, [...]