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Residents in southern Belize braze for new tropical wave

Heavy rainfall in Southern Belize has caused rising waters and conditions are expected to worsen with an approaching tropical wave. Today News Five’s Marion Ali sat with Chief Met Officer [...]

Seventy-six year old missionary dies in freak accident

A freak accident in the Toledo District has claimed the life of an elderly woman; the victim, seventy-six year old U.S. citizen Carolyn Albridge of Georgia, U.S.A. Police say around [...]

Maya leaders go to court to assert customary land rights

Wilfred Elrington, Attorney General “We are not going to apply that ruling in a broad way over all the other Indian villages in Toledo because there’s a criterion for them [...]

New D.P.P. to be named

Reliable reports reaching News Five are that Chief Magistrate Margaret McKenzie will get the green light from Belmopan to be the new Ombudsman. McKenzie is expected to replace former Ombudsman [...]

From A.C.B. to COLA?

It started as the Committee to Oust Michael Ashcroft and following a demonstration of a few hundred to test their muscle, COLA has evolved into Citizens Organized for Liberty through [...]

Father charged in death of his children

The father of three children who died in last week’s fire in Belmopan has been charged. This morning thirty-six year old Francisco de Jesus Ruedas was arraigned on three counts [...]

Reports of stolen car, boat in Belize and Corozal Dists.

Tonight police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a car and a boat which were reportedly stolen. According to twenty-three year old Allison Cuthkelvin, some time [...]

Two mothers attacked by sons in Corozal

Two mothers in the Corozal District have filed assault reports against their sons. According to thirty-eight year old Irma Castillo, she was at her home in Halls Layout around seven-forty [...]

Woman pleads not guilty in he said, she said case

A case of he said, she said has landed before the courts. Fifty year old Bernard Bowen is accusing thirty-three year old Aloma Pike of robbery, while she is claiming [...]

Rains add to woes in downtown project

The City Council has promised that an improvement to life on Belize City’s streets will come in a month’s time … but as News Five’s Ann-Marie Williams found out, we’ll [...]

Gian Ochaeta conquers 2008 Father’s Day Cycling Classic

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The Father’s Day Cycle Classic finally got staged by the Belize Cycling Association yesterday featuring the Elite and the junior [...]

P.U.C. defends their decisions on electricity rates

This morning the Public Utilities Commission held a press conference to officially release its final decision on B.E.L.’s request for a rate increase. On Monday, the P.U.C. released a forty-four [...]

Belizean and Guatemalan diplomats to hold talks in Washington

When the last round of negotiations between Belize and Guatemala failed to resolve the matter of that country’s territorial claim to Belize, Secretary General of the O.A.S. Miguel Insulza, suggested [...]

Educators robbed on Arenal Road

The village of Arenal is shared by both Belize and Guatemala, divided only by a football field. Interaction between the two communities is well known but every now and then [...]

Fireman murdered in Orange Walk

An Orange Walk fireman has been murdered. According to police reports, around ten Thursday night, thirty-nine year old Michael Wills was socialising at Cool Place Restaurant and Bar at the [...]

Parents charged with concealing death of child

On Thursday, Belize City police made a gruesome discovery when they dug up a child’s remains in the St. Martin’s area. Acting on information, police visited a yard on Riverside [...]

3 children perish in Belmopan fire

Belmopan police have detained a man following a fire that claimed the lives of his three children. The blaze occurred around ten-fifteen last night on Diana Street in the San [...]

Kendal causeway underwater as rivers rise again

Tonight the temporary causeway constructed by the Ministry of Works three weeks ago to replace the Kendall Bridge is totally inundated, making crossing by vehicle impossible. This was the mode [...]

Farmer busted for traffic violations, attempting to bribe cop

A cane farmer charged with traffic violations now faces charges of attempted bribery. On Wednesday, police were on a routine patrol in the Caledonia Village when they stopped thirty-nine year [...]

New D.P.P. has hands full

On Tuesday Cheryl-Lynn Branker-Taitt was approved by the Senate as Acting Director of Public Prosecutions but the number of cases and the imminent departure of two attorneys from her office, [...]

St. John Vianney inaugurates new building

The lack of classroom space is a constant battle for school administrators across the country, but come August the staff and students of St. John Vianney in Belize City will [...]

Exchange programme teaches fishermen to conserve

It’s the month of Lobster fests with Placencia, Caye Caulker and San Pedro each hosting its own celebration of seafood. But beyond the fun on the beach, the question of [...]

No increase expected in electricity rates

At news time, there are reliable reports that the Barrow Administration will make good on its promise in respect of light bills. Word out of the P.U.C. is that electricity [...]

P.M. reacts to international tribunal outcome

Belmopan has reacted to a decision by an International Arbitration this week that will make government coffers eight million dollars leaner. According to a government release, the Barrow Administration is [...]

Sandhill resident charged for brutal murder of woman

He was detained on Tuesday for the brutal murder of Sandhill resident, Dorla Pitterson and today thirty year old Orlando Wade was formally arraigned for the crime. Wade showed no [...]