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House collapses in the Collet; two injured

A family of six is homeless tonight and two of them are recuperating from injuries after their house collapsed with them in it shortly before midday today. The two-storey wooden [...]

Macal River overflows, Iguana Creek Bridge under water

There are reports from western Belize that the Macal River continues to overflow. According to Chief Meteorologist, Ramon Frutos, over the past weekend Guatemala and Belize experienced extreme rainfall. Frutos [...]

Faina seized by pirates; captain dies of heart attack

It is not uncommon to hear of vessels registered in Belize involved in illegal activities. But tonight a Belize-flagged ship is in trouble not for breaking the law, but as [...]

P.U.P. and U.D.P. celebrate party birthdays

The two major political parties in Belize are celebrating birthdays. The oldest, the P.U.P. turns fifty-eight today while the U.D.P., turned thirty-five on Saturday. The P.U.P. is Belize’s first political [...]

Gregg Lovell wins National Road Championship 2008

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and it’s my pleasure welcoming you to Sports Monday. Week nine of the RF&G Cup Tournament saw the battle for the lead in the south [...]

Jackers target JB Security and make away with bank deposits

A well orchestrated robbery was successfully executed in a busy section of Belize City by at least two robbers this morning. The amount of money that the jobbers got away [...]

Alleged rapist faces thirteen charges

Alleged serial rapist, twenty-two year old Leroy Gomez this afternoon had thirteen charges read against him when he was escorted before Chief Magistrate, Margaret McKenzie. The offenses occurred in a [...]

Multi-Million dollar drug cache goes up in smoke

The Customs Department has moved swiftly with the destruction of a multi-million dollar cache of illegal drugs it confiscated at the Port compound this past Wednesday. The customs and police [...]

Salvadoran who robbed Minister of State appears in court

Twenty-nine year old Salvadoran national Roberto Carlos Alvarez, who pleaded guilty to burglarizing the house of Minister of State, Michael Hutchinson and was to be sentenced today, will have to [...]

G.O.B. and U.S. sign on Regional Gang Initiative

Law enforcement authorities did not need a controversial documentary to tell them that Belize has a gang problem and today the government received assistance to help decrease that form of [...]

Security forces conclude training session

And in news involving the security forces, this morning at Price Barracks, twenty-seven soldiers and police officers graduated from a Jungle Warfare Instructor Course. The six-week training is conducted annually [...]

Energy Workers Union accuses BEL of union-busting

Belize Electricity Limited and its Energy Workers Union are at it again. This morning the union fired off a letter to the Prime Minister asking him to intercede on their [...]

Health training session targets operational management

It is not big news but good for the health system and local health managers concluded a health workshop today which engaged them in a three day training session. The [...]

Health Fair will offer free medical attention in Corozal

And with more Belizeans in need of free medical services, the governments of Belize and Mexico have agreed to hold a second health fair this year, this time in the [...]

San Benito Poite bridge under four feet of water

There is a threat of flooding over the weekend. According to the Met Service, water levels in most part of the country, primarily in the Toledo, Stann Creek and in [...]

Instrument of Love launches first CD and video

They do not come with the hype of other bands but they intend to join the chorus to end violence. Instrument of Love is a Belize City based group of [...]

Saffiyah: Brazilian band in Belize and more

There is a Brazilian band in town and much more entertainment around the country, Saffiyah has the details. Hey, I’m Safiyyah and this is what’s happening Belize. September celebrations have [...]

Manhunt for alleged serial rapist ends

After being on the run for days, the most wanted man is now in police custody. Twenty-two year old Leroy Gomez, who has been accused in six cases of rape [...]

Customs bust another container of fake cigarettes

There is another bust by Customs to report today at the Port Compound. Information to News Five late this evening confirms that when a suspect container was opened this afternoon, [...]

Gang rivalry spills to Hattieville Prison

Gang rivalry has apparently spilled into prison life and an inmate at the Hattieville Prison is recuperating from injuries he suffered after a fight with another prisoner, reportedly over an [...]

Inquest in death of Mark “T-Dog” Stuart begins

And still on prison life, a coroner’s inquest began today in the death of thirty-four year old Mark “T Dog” Stuart, an inmate who was shot and killed on August [...]

Businessman wins round 1 of constitutional case

In July businessman Barry Bowen filed a claim against the government of Belize objecting to a proposed amendment to section seventeen of the constitution. In that amendment, G.O.B. sought to [...]

Tourism industry hit by death of U.S. tourist

Since the beginning of the year, Belize’s tourism industry has been taking a licking. Arrivals are down and bad publicity from the grenade incidents and a sensational gang documentary has [...]

Holy Cross Anglican School of San Pedro is under threat

There is a developing story from San Pedro Ambergris Caye where Holy Cross Anglican School is claiming it is under threat because the land that the school sits on could [...]

Orange Walk businessman says it is much ado about nothing

In our newscast last night, we reported that businessman Orlando De La Fuente was accosted in Chetumal on Tuesday and held by Mexican authorities for having various types of drugs [...]