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Family charged with laundering $1.5 million

Our first news story to begin the year is about a million dollar case of money laundering that has now taken on a new twist. It involves a family of [...]

P.M. says NICH Board cannot fire Diane Haylock

The New Year has started in earnest with more internal problems for the Barrow Administration. Early this afternoon, Minister of Culture Marcel Cardona was summoned by Prime Minister Dean Barrow. [...]

Woman sets common-law-husband on fire

The last day of the year is a day when love rules and old sins are forgiven with the hopes of a fresh start. While that may be the norm, [...]

Suspect charged for Without Law Street murder

And in an update to a story we carried earlier this week, police have made an arrest in the murder of a Valley of Peace resident. On Wednesday, police formally [...]

Nineteen year old drowns near Calla Creek Village

One of the first deaths recorded in 2009 was the drowning of a San Ignacio teen. On Thursday afternoon, eighteen year old Essner Calderon and nineteen year old Jorge Chuc [...]

Man shot in buttocks near Fabers Road

And in Belize City, a man is tonight recovering from a gunshot wound to the buttocks. Around one-thirty on Thursday morning twenty-seven year old Kent Taylor was riding on Kraal [...]

American couple charged for illegal firearm/ammo

A couple of fire victims had their problems compounded when they were arrested on firearm charges. On Tuesday, U.S. nationals fifty-three year old Robert Jones and his wife, fifty year [...]

“Mac” facing Burglary, Handling Stolen Goods charges

Police moved quickly to arrest a man in connection with another burglary report in Belize City. This morning, Christopher McKoy, also known as Mac, appeared in Magistrate’s Court to answer [...]

Two homes burglarized on New Years eve

There are two home burglaries to report. Leslie Sanchez and Troy Foreman had a stream of bad luck coming their way as before a traffic accident, their home in Los [...]

Premium gas goes up while diesel, kerosene go down

Fuel prices in Belize have consistently been going down during the past few months, but today the prices at the pump are headed in both directions. So depending on what [...]

P.M. Barrow assumes Chairmanship of CARICOM

In regional news, as of Thursday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow assumed the Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community. It comes at a most difficult time when the global recession is hurting [...]

Attempted car jacking foiled by accident

Two traffic accidents were reported in the city on New Year’s Day. The first incident occurred around six-forty a.m. as a red Toyota Camry was being stolen from the parking [...]

Car crashes into bus near SanCas Plaza

The other incident occurred about a mile away at the bus-stop near San Cas Plaza. Reports are that a parked airport bus was letting off night-shift workers when it was [...]

Belizean arraigned for accident that killed Mexican national

A Penal judge in Chetumal, Quintana Roo has found enough evidence to arraign Samuel August for the death of Mexican national, Mario Aguilar Chan. The Belizean has now been charged [...]

Marlon Castillo wins Krem Cycling Classic 2009

There is a cycling event to accompany almost every major holiday in Belize… and for New Year’s it’s the Krem Cycling Classic. News Five’s cameras were there on Thursday afternoon [...]

The best of “What’s Happening” with Safiyyah

She has provided months of tips on wholesome activities around Belize and now Safiyyah has a look at the best features in What’s Happening Belize. Hey Guys, Happy New Year! [...]


Due to the high demand for copies of the interview with Lord Michael Ashcroft on Channel Five’s breakfast show, Open Your Eyes, on December eighteenth 2008, the entire interview can [...]