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Prisoners celebrate Christmas behind bars with family

Most of us think of Christmas and think of family and food. And while the inmates of Hattieville Prison are deprived of spending quality time with their loved ones every [...]

Radisson chef shares tips for leftovers…

The presents have been put away and the rumpopo and cake is almost done, but if you bought your turkey late and got stuck with a big one, you may [...]

…While fitness expert helps battle the bulge

Earlier in this newscast, the chefs at the Radisson shared tips on what to do with all that leftover food from the holidays. But if you woke up this morning [...]

Robbery turns to murder on Southern Highway

Police have yet to make an arrest in the beating murder of a farmer from the Stann Creek District. The incident occurred on Friday afternoon at the home of thirty-seven [...]

Argument at gas station followed by shooting

A popular seaweed vendor escaped death when he was shot in the back of the head on Friday night. Police say Clement Palacio, also known as “Papa Roots”, was shot [...]

Accused robber shot by cops after drawing gun

A suspect who was wanted in connection with a string of robberies over the past few weeks is in stable condition after he was shot by cops after he drew [...]

Third suspect arrested in Santana home invasion

A third suspect has been arrested and charged in the home invasion that occurred in Santana Village earlier this month. Twenty-three year old Hubert “Kid” Velasquez was picked up by [...]

Escaped convict collared by Dangriga cops

Police also had good luck in Dangriga when they captured escaped prisoner Gilbert Requena. The thirty-two year old, who busted out of Hattieville in October with three other inmates, has [...]

Convicted burglar gets extra year for hiding identity

A man sentenced to two years in prison for burglary, has been given an extra year behind bars for lying to the magistrate about his name. When appearing before Magistrate [...]

B.E.L. paints lampposts, politician repaints with ads

The battle for the city’s lampposts continued today with a strange dance taking place in the Pickstock Division. Belize Electricity Limited, owner of the poles, is making good on its [...]

Amid crime, political conflict, some good works stand out

Criminals may continue to prey on law abiding Belizeans and politicians will not stop arguing about whether we live in the best or worst of times. But on Christmas Eve [...]

Young chess champs crowned in weekend tourney…

While their parents were shopping this weekend, the children were up to some less material pursuits. First up was the Children Chess Extravaganza which took place at the Belize Elementary [...]

… while “Masters of the Floor” wow the crowd

Next, on Saturday night a huge crowd gathered at the Brodie’s parking lot on the Northern Highway for the finale of the Masters of the Floor competition. All ten dancers [...]

Electrician is big winner in Benny’s raffle

There was plenty of cash and prizes floating around this year as businesses all over Belize held promotions in an effort to lure customers to their doors and reward them [...]

F.C. and Verdes share lead in RFG Cup competition

James Adderley Good evening, I’m James Adderley and here’s your Christmas dish of Sports Monday. Week thirteen of the RFG Cup Tournament brought the San Pedro Dolphins to the M.C.C. [...]

PG money collector shot during armed robbery

Tonight the Punta Gorda community is still in shock following the violent armed robbery of a local man. Reports are that around seven last night, twenty-nine year old money collector [...]

Dangriga hold-up may be an inside job

Meanwhile, in an update to Thursday afternoon’s fatal shooting in Dangriga, tonight there are disturbing reports that the robbery may have been an inside job. According to police, in one [...]

Team owner denies doping charge; files lawsuit

And while Castillo has a security crisis on his hands, he is also dealing with another big headache involving his favourite hobby. Cycling has always been associated with controversy, but [...]

Kolbe boss confirms Zetina no longer with prison

Following reports that newly instated Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Hattieville Prison, Carmen Zetina, had parted ways with the Kolbe Foundation, tonight administrators are keeping mum about why he [...]

Politicians clash over plans for NHI rollout

Late word this week is that National Health Insurance point man Dr. Ramon Figueroa has tendered his resignation to the Social Security Board. According to the United Democratic Party’s N.H.I. [...]

Red Cross hands over houses to hurricane victims

Christmas came early for hurricane victims in the Corozal and Orange Walk districts today as the Belize Red Cross handed over keys to twenty new houses. The recipients, who all [...]

Marion Jones stadium renovations to start … again

It’s a project that’s been in the pipelines so long we thought it had gotten stuck. But as News Five’s Marion Ali reports, tonight the Musa Administration is once again [...]

Weekend show to name “Master of the Floor”

While Belizeans have been accused of imitating too much of what’s broadcast on American television, not all of it is bad. Tonight News Five’s Kendra Griffith takes a closer look [...]

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 [...]