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“Big Brother” plans to tap phone lines to combat crime

In his novel 1984, George Orwell describes a state in which the government or “Big Brother” is constantly watching over society. And now in modern day Belize, the controversial issue [...]

Video captures robbery of Marin restaurant

Two brazen thieves in the early afternoon of Tuesday jacked the popular Marlin restaurant located in the vicinity of the Swing Bridge. It took less than two minutes when many [...]

San Pedro fire started in Francisco Arceo quarters

San Pedro fire officials say while they are unable to determine what caused Wednesday morning’s blaze that destroyed the lower flat of a two storey wooden building, they are certain [...]

Car bursts into flames; driver escapes unhurt

In another fire, a car went up in a blaze this afternoon on Map Street. At about four-thirty p.m., Lucrecia Green, a cashier of the Belize Medical Associates, was driving [...]

Meat shop owner convicted of Manslaughter

The new session of the Supreme Court opened on Monday and today a jury of five men and four women deliberated for almost two hours in the court of Justice [...]

Darren Banks gets bail despite numerous run-ins with law

He is well known in the underworld and twenty-nine year old Darren Banks, who had been on remand for almost three months, is now out on bail. Banks was kept [...]

Four Hondurans plead guilty to Illegal Entry

It is difficult to keep up with illegal immigration because the borders of Belize are porous and the country is strategically located for those who want to head north. And [...]

San Pedro police make drug bust at pawn shop…

Last week, more than fifty pounds of cocaine washed up in San Pedro AC in what is believed to be an earlier wet drop. Police picked up the drugs and [...]

… And in Bze City 8lbs of cannabis found in King’s Park

San Pedro Town was not the only municipality to make a drug bust. Over eight pounds of cannabis were removed from Belize City Streets yesterday. On January twenty-first, officers conducted [...]

“It’s political mischief”: old/new PUP guard squabble over assets

On Wednesday night’s news we reported that the former Prime Minister, Said Musa wrote to his former Deputy Prime Minister, and new leader of the Opposition, John Briceño, demanding final [...]

Former ministers to be sued by central government

And there’s more news from the P.U.P. as former Minister Jose Coye will be back in court soon. Coye has been served with a notice of civil action against him [...]

P.G. Mayor upset over councillors’ advances on stipends

Municipal elections for towns and city councils are about a month and a half away on March fourth and the political sparring is well underway. All the way from the [...]

NEWCO wants $9 million; PM says lawyer will respond

We reported last week that the consortium of companies called NEWCO sent out a press release revealing that it was taking civil action to collect its nine million dollar arbitration [...]

More files of surveyed sea for sale uncovered

No one from the Ministry of Natural Resources has been able to provide any feedback to News Five on the survey done on a nine-acre portion of the Caribbean Sea. [...]

BAHA warns of salmonella in peanut butter products

On Monday News Five spoke to Doctor Michael Deshield, Director of Food Safety at Belize Agricultural Health Authority concerning the salmonella outbreak in the United States that has caused the [...]

Grace Kennedy releases Creative Cooking calendar

We last heard of them for missing monies and even though it is well into January, today Grace Kennedy Limited launched its 2009 calendar entitled, Creative Cooking. It carries twelve [...]

Dr. Peter Esselman shares findings on African tilapia

Dr. Peter Esselman of the U.S. has been studying the Belize water systems extensively for more than a decade. And he has now completed a doctorate that included a three [...]

Dennis Trumbach’s widow, doctor discuss pulmonary fibrosis

As though there aren’t enough reasons already for smokers to kick the habit… tonight there is one more. It’s called pulmonary fibrosis and while there aren’t any statistics to say [...]

George Price exhibit: A journey into Belizean history

It is hard to find a person in Belize that has not heard of him for the impact he had had in the life and political movement in Belize. He [...]

Healthy Living explores the silent blinder

It is commonly believed that eye problems are associated with identifiable symptom. When it becomes difficult to see, then something must be wrong. Healthy living looks takes a deeper look [...]