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Cop acquitted of murder charge

A cop in 2008 admitted to firing a shot just moments before a man in the same vicinity was killed by a gunshot blast.  But that was not enough evidence [...]

Who is benefiting from the Xate contract?

Turning to the controversial Xate trade; they are the leaves from Three Chamaedorea species of palm tree. The leaves are highly valuable in Europe and the United States sought after [...]

Teacher’s union responds to education minister

It has been almost a week since more than a thousand teachers, at short notice, demonstrated in Belmopan. The removal of corporal punishment without an alternative was at the core [...]

Telemedia profits, but govt hasn’t paid previous owners

Two weeks ago you heard the Prime Minister warn that this financial year is going to be the hardest for his government. But judging by this week’s issue of the [...]

Investigation underway into beating of teen by girlfriend’s dad

In an update to a story we ran on Wednesday on the beating of sixteen year old Carlos Zelaya Jr. News Five understands that the police department has still not [...]

Judgment for National Basketball Team’s case one month away

It’s the countdown to the final decision regarding the status of Belize’s National Basketball Team. The team won silver at the COCABA championships held in Cancun, Mexico in 2009.  But [...]

Wife of alleged shooter accuses victim of similar offense

In the local courts, the common-law wife of a man on remand has brought a charge against a tour guide.  Twenty-nine year old Geraldine Castillo has accused Dennis Tillett of [...]

Ways to help minor who is traumatized by shooting

On Wednesday we heard from Amina Shabazz about the effects that last Sunday afternoon’s shooting of nineteen year old Ahmad Nah of Camalote Village is having on her twelve year [...]

Five percent chance of survival for victim shot with pellet gun

Meanwhile, the swelling on Ahmad’s brain has receded enough to allow doctors at the Karl Heusner Memorial to perform a cat scan today.  The procedure was set for Friday but [...]

Cayo singer gets 4 ½ years for robbing 6 credit unions in Canada

She was a rising star on the local music scene who sought fame and fortune abroad. Instead, Cayo’s Maria Reimer found herself in a Canadian jail, charged with the armed [...]

High school teacher reacts to minister’s comments

“Ignorant”: that’s the word that the Minister of Education used to describe some of the teachers who protested the amendment to the Education and Training Bill. When quizzed Patrick Faber [...]

America’s Most Wanted capture in Belize special airing on Channel 5

America’s Most Wanted’s Host John Walsh was in Belize in early February.  His show trumpeted an international manhunt for a sly child molester who fled the United States.  The hunt [...]

B.D.F. finishes second round of taekwondo training

We checked in today on the second batch of B.D.F. soldiers who participated in Taekwondo training provided by the instructors from the Taiwanese army. Also participating, were a handful of [...]

Latin Grammy Award Winning Reggaeton artist visits Belize

Panamanian Latin Grammy Award Winning Reggaeton artist DJ Flex Nigga is in the country for two weekend performances.  The artist with the controversial name is famous for his romantic hit [...]

Healthy Living opens its eyes

Taking an eye test is an easy and uncomplicated procedure, one that should be done at least once for the year.  There are organizations that offer the test for free [...]