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Two more guns removed from the streets

The battle to get guns off the streets rages on and tonight police are reporting two more successes. Around seven on Sunday night cops acted on an anonymous tip and [...]

2 boat owners report vessels stolen

Two Belize City boat owners have reported their vessels stolen. Fifty-one year old Galindo Perez told police that on December eighteenth he left his twenty-three foot blue and yellow fiberglass [...]

Fire at Belcove Hotel quickly contained

After three p.m. this afternoon, alarms went off in downtown Belize City as a fire engine raced down Regent Street, contrary to traffic. And almost as quickly as it reached [...]

NEMO gets $27,000 in sleeping accessories

The hurricane season closed a month ago but preparations for the next period are already underway. This morning the U.S Southern Command based in Miami handed over to the National [...]

Cayo residents to benefit from expanded water services

While NEMO received a sizeable donation today, residents in the Cayo District will benefit from water services come 2009. According to a press release, the expansion will take place in [...]

City prepares to welcome 2009

It is the countdown to the New Year, and News Five has a peek at the many activities planned around the City to usher in 2009. Whatever your mood is, [...]

Supa G to perform at Channel 5’s live New Year concert

We mentioned earlier in this newscast that Channel Five is organizing a live concert for the hit Morning Show; Open Your Eyes, tomorrow morning beginning at six-thirty. The free concert [...]

NICH president in hot seat over major secret contract

A major controversy has exploded and fireworks are erupting between the President of NICH, Diane Haylock and her immediate boss, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Marcel Cardona. Since [...]

4 murders over the weekend shatter Christmas peace

There were a string of murders, shootings and robberies over the long Christmas weekend as criminals took to the streets. We begin with a fatal shooting early on Boxing Day [...]

Homeless man’s body found in gutted building

And while many families were celebrating Christmas, a fourth person was murdered. The man’s body was found in a building that was totaled by fire in downtown Belize City. At [...]

Fire on Victoria Street leaves two families homeless

In the second fire on Boxing Day, a two storey wooden structure located on Victoria Street in Belize City went up in flames leaving two families without a roof over [...]

Vacationing tourists drown in separate incidents

Two visitors to the Jewel over the Christmas holiday died in separate drowning incidents on Boxing Day. The first fatality occurred at San Pedro, Ambergris Caye when a family of [...]

Christmas day accident on Southern Hwy claims 1 life

While two died from drowning, a traffic accident on Christmas day claimed the life of a woman from Toledo. Fifty-two year old Alberta Elcina Gonzalez, a domestic of Wilson Street, [...]

Man charged with Attempted Robbery of ex-cop

The long arm of the law has finally caught up with Kareem Barona, wanted in connection with an attempted robbery at the Swing Bridge. Police have been looking for Barona [...]

Several shootings over holiday weekend

Criminals were undeterred over the holidays and the number of shootings turned the weekend into a Wild West movie. Early Christmas morning in Saint Matthews Village, fifty year-old John Olivera, [...]

Police remove 4 guns from the streets; burglars steal 4 more

Police were out in force during the holidays and although they couldn’t stop many crimes, they were able to take several guns off the streets. While on mobile patrol on [...]

Tang Supermarket robbed by two gunmen

And a grocery store in the Kings Park area of Belize City has been robbed. On Sunday afternoon just after midday, two men with rags over their faces stormed Tang [...]

One man stabbed; one chopped in separate incidents

And still on crime, on Boxing Day, police visited the Western Regional Hospital and saw twenty year old Brian Garbutt of Roaring Creek admitted to ward with cut wounds to [...]

Woman kidnapped but would be rapist caught

A woman is tonight thanking her lucky stars after she narrowly escaped a kidnapping and probably rape. Thirty-one year old Yettie DeSouza reported to police that just after midnight on [...]

Waitress allegedly raped by friend in a nightclub

A nineteen year old waitress from San Ignacio was not as lucky as Desouza. The woman told police that over the weekend she was socializing with a male friend by [...]

$1,000 award offered for capture of Jian Hong

He has been at large ever since he allegedly stole over ninety thousand dollars from his employer. Now a reward of a thousand dollars is being offered for information leading [...]

James Adderley has weekend sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and here’s this week’s portion of Sports Monday. The Belize Bank Super League of Football took a break over the weekend and indeed so did [...]

Bou-Nahra family objects to suicide conclusion

There have been many theories to his death this past Sunday morning and as recent as yesterday a police pathologist said it is a case of suicide. But not so [...]

Vehicle plunges into river; housewife drowns

A school principal will spend the holidays in mourning after his wife drowned tragically when the vehicle they were traveling in plunged into the New River. The incident occurred just [...]

Loaded AK-47 rifle found in Corozal

Corozal police have discovered a loaded prohibited firearm. The find, an AK-forty-seven rifle, was found at an abandoned lot off a feeder road in the Dominguez Layout area of Corozal [...]