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Killer leads police to murder victim’s corpse

The year’s thirty-fifth murder was committed over the weekend in the Stann Creek Valley. Today police say the perpetrator took them to the scene of the crime, which is where [...]

Mom and granny accused of pimping daughter

In other criminal news from the south, a Dangriga mother and grandmother are both behind bars tonight, accused of pimping out a ten year old girl. According to police, the [...]

Residents say drunk cop shot up the neighbourhood

Meanwhile, police investigations continue into a shooting involving an off-duty cop and a fisherman early this morning. The official version of events is that Corporal Gavin Sanchez was heading to [...]

Driver says gunmen jacked his container truck

The theft of cargo trucks is common along Guatemalan highways but tonight a Belizean driver has reported that’s exactly what happened to him Monday night on the Coastal Road. Twenty-one [...]

Trail of paint leads to arrest of thief

He didn’t do it deliberately like the fabled Hansel and Gretel, but a Belize City man who stole a bunch of paint was apprehended after his victim followed the trail [...]

Car rear ends bus, student seriously injured

It’s the scene of many fender benders but this afternoon the Western Highway’s intersection with Western Avenue was the site of a serious accident. According to Tillett’s Bus driver Emelio [...]

Reports say Guatemala willing to go to World Court

The Guatemalan claim to Belize: Although often left to simmer on the public’s back burner, it remains the number one issue on our foreign policy plate. Foreign media reports say [...]

Rotary receives grant for education

The Rotary Club of San Ignacio has received funding to promote teacher education nationwide. The project, which builds on a successful pilot programme initiated in 2003, aims to train three [...]

Is Belizean headed for career in N.F.L.?

Viewers of this newscast are no strangers to the exploits of Belizeans who make it big in international professional sports. The name Milt Palacio immediately comes to mind in N.B.A. [...]

City Council receives donation for Battlefield Park

The present focus of the Belize City Council’s downtown rehabilitation efforts may be on paving Albert and Regent Streets but in the no-too-distant future Battlefield Park—which sits between those thoroughfares—will [...]

Question to viewers: How to transcribe Kriol

Over the years we have consistently received comments from viewers/readers expressing their difficulty with our transcriptions of certain quotes in stories in which the speakers use Kriol. The common complaint [...]

Robbers take $10,000 in gas station holdup

Gas stations are always a popular target of robbers, and on Monday morning it was the turn of R.B.’s Texaco at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Cemetery Road. [...]

Baby dies after mom falls asleep while breastfeeding

We’ve heard about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is when a child simply stops breathing and dies while sleeping. The latest infant fatality, which occurred last Friday, has not yet [...]

Taiwan Navy drops anchor in Belize City Harbour

They are a long way from home, particularly for a force whose main task is to guard its island homeland from invasion by a sometimes belligerent mainland. But the Navy [...]

Belizeans may seek employment in southern Mexico

When Belizeans think of heading north to find work, what’s usually on their mind is California, New York, Texas or any other of the forty-seven states comprising the U.S.A. But [...]

Farmers of the year announced by Ag Show Committee

The National Agriculture and Trade Show Committee has announced this year’s farmers of the year. Senior farmer of the year is Marcelino Cal of San Jose Village in the Toledo [...]

CitCo and N.T.U.C.B. join to host Labour Day Fair

It’s the first ever joint venture between the Belize City Council and the National Trade Union Congress of Belize. The purpose of their Labour Day Fest on Thursday is two-fold: [...]

Teachers gear up for school gardening project

Food prices are going up and while it’s easier to talk about backyard gardens than it is to plant them, one group of city folk were today laying the groundwork [...]

Reggae artists arrive for holiday concert

They are among the fastest rising stars in reggae music but as News Five’s Janelle Chanona reports, while the two Jamaican artists visiting Belize this week are here to sing, [...]

Question to viewers: How to transcribe Kriol

Over the years we have consistently received comments from viewers/readers expressing their difficulty with our transcriptions of certain quotes in stories in which the speakers use Kriol. The common complaint [...]

Another Belize City man gunned down in cold blood

Violence and Belize City have come to be synonymous words and that reputation was bolstered again this weekend as the old capital was the scene of yet another fatal shooting. [...]

Cotton Tree villager charged for young mother’s murder

In late February we reported the vicious murder of twenty-two year old Mirna Sanabria, who was shot and killed while clutching her seven month old baby. But exactly two months [...]

Head on collision on Boom Road claims one life

A head on collision on the Boom/Hattieville Road on Sunday evening resulted in the loss of one life. Reports to News Five are that thirty-two year old Sergio Gongora was [...]

Fight between brothers leads to arson in Bladen Village

Details are still sketchy but it appears tonight that an argument between brothers led to an act of arson in Bladen Village on Friday. According to police reports, thirty-six year [...]