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Former Area Rep and his driver charged with Theft

It was a real estate deal that looked just too good to be true: one of the city’s most valuable pieces of land sold by government for less than twenty [...]

Convicted child rapist sentenced to 20 years behind bars …

Twenty years: that’s how long a convicted child rapist will spend behind bars. Before handing down his ruling this morning to thirty-eight year old Rene Chavez Ramos, Justice Herbert Lord [...]

… While Dangriga man is accused of the same offence

It’s a crime we are having to report with frightening regularity: grown men having sexual relations with little girls. But when the mother gives her consent to such abuse, it [...]

Two Belize City residents charged for beating student over gun

In other news from the courts, today the man accused of entering a student’s home, beating him and then chopping him with a machete was formally charged for the crime. [...]

Price of chicken goes up 12 cents a pound

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise but beginning on Monday the price of Belize’s favourite source of protein is going up. According to a release from the Belize [...]

Respected boat builder dies at 90

One of Belize’s finest boat builders has passed away. Simeon Young, in addition to building real vessels, also specialised in wooden models, including the replica of the Afri-Kola displayed at [...]

Preventative Detention bill, other constitutional changes presented to House

The day’s other political developments took place at the National Assembly in Belmopan. News Five’s Janelle Chanona has the highlights. Janelle Chanona, Reporting The first business meeting of the House [...]

Six contestants vie to be Ms. Y 2008

It’s an event that has become a Belizean institution. On Saturday night thousands of fans will flock to the Belize City Centre to cheer on their favourite contestants. News Five’s [...]