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Mid afternoon power loss cripples old capital

A power outage this afternoon caused almost four hours of inconvenience to the entire city at the peak of the work day. While of late there have been frequent scheduled [...]

CARICOM leaders arrive in Belize to discuss E.U. and crisis

CARICOM leaders of the fifteen member regional group meeting in Belize are on a mission to discuss and develop measures to mitigate the global financial and economic crisis, deliberate the [...]

Asst. Secretary General updates on summit of the Americas

The heads of government spent the morning huddled in a caucus meeting, discussing the upcoming Summit of the Americas in April and the global crisis. This afternoon Assistant Secretary General [...]

Eighty-six illegal firearms destroyed by police

The media was invited today to the Queen Street Police Station, the venue for the destruction of the most recent cache of illegal weapons. And while this time there were [...]

Police say phone intercepts won’t violate privacy rights

With some guns now destroyed, local authorities are looking at a patent from regional legislations to use phone intercepts to help curb planned and organized crime. When Commissioner of Police, [...]

U.S. government donates $1.4 million in equipment to B.D.F.

The Belize Defence Force received a handsome addition to its fleet of vehicles and supply of equipment. The donation from the United States government was today handed over at Price [...]

Recent grenade may have come from Mexico

While at Price Barracks, News Five also spoke to Minister of National Security, Carlos Perdomo, about the most recent grenade attack targeted at the Comptroller of Customs, Gregory Gibson. Perdomo [...]

Man charged for murder of sister’s boyfriend

The incident occurred late last year but it is only now that the long arms of the law have caught up Wyatt Anderson who is now facing murder charges of [...]

Handcuffed thief escapes police custody

Grocery stores are robbed on a regular basis, but the investigation of a robbery in Cayo proved to be more interesting than the crime itself. Thirty-three year old Wen Fen [...]

Attempted forgery foiled by bank employee

A resort’s bank account was almost drained of close to ten thousand dollars on Tuesday, but quick thinking by a bank employee aborted the theft. On March tenth, Jerome Augustus [...]

Drive-by shooting on Nurse Findley Cresent

Last night a Belize City man became the latest victim of a drive by shooting. At five after eight on Wednesday night, nineteen year old Calvin Palma of Baracat Street [...]

‘Chapas’ found guilty of Burglary

And turning to the Magistrates’ Court, today thirty year old Jose Castellanos, also known as ‘Chapas’, was charged with Burglary. The jury of six men and three women deliberated for [...]

Belizean Christian Academy wins Math Olympiad 2009

High school students flocked to the Belize City Center for the much anticipated final competition of the third annual Math Olympiad and for the first time the winner hails from [...]

I.I.C. offers free analysis to improve business health

Owners of small businesses often want to grow their company and reduce spending. Not an easy feat, but today a program designed to streamline small and medium sized businesses was [...]

Healthy Living explores the importance of giving blood

People often wonder what is the ultimate expression of love, and before you go soul searching for a complex response, the answer is before you. It is simple and the [...]