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Police seek Suzuki Vitara for answers in SSB robbery

The Social Security Board was jacked just before the close of business on Monday afternoon. The heist, carried out by two armed gunmen who held up the SSB offices on [...]

Income tax exemptions put the burden on 13% of work force

The fiscal budget for the upcoming financial year was announced on Monday and we are still doing the math on a number of issues in the sixty-one million dollar deficit [...]

More problems in 2010-2011 budget

In our review of the budget for 2010/2011, we also came across a significant decrease in capital investment. At budget time last year, PM Barrow boasted that his government’s spending [...]

Get interactive with Channel Five News

In our newscast tonight, we are starting a new segment that will enrich the daily news package we bring to you.  To make the news more interactive, at the end [...]

Tax payers respond to 2.5% increase in GST

Still on the budget, Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Monday announced what was widely expected, that he would raise taxes in light of a new budget deficit in the region [...]

Barge removed from reef near Blue Reef Resort

On Thursday last week News Five reported that a barge ran aground eight miles north of San Pedro Town.  The extent of the damage is still being determined, but News [...]

Leader of the opposition condemns PM’s language in the House

The language used in the House of Representatives on Monday by Prime Minister Dean Barrow in a feisty exchange with the former Prime Minister Said Musa, resonated on the airwaves [...]

Hog head in Castro’s office; attorney says “it wasn’t me”

Someone played a nasty joke on Belize Rural North Area Representative Edmund Castro when they broke into his office in Sandhill on Monday morning and placed a freshly slaughtered hog’s [...]

Another police officer before the courts

On February twenty-third of this year, police officer Derrick Gideon and two others were charged with the kidnapping of San Pedro resident, Juan Perez. Gideon, a police officer, was charged [...]

Two arraigned for hold up at Doony’s Store

Last Wednesday it was headline news when Doony’s Store in downtown Belize City was held up at gunpoint and three thieves took away a gun and a cell phone before [...]

Latest shooting victim hit with five bullets

A man lies critically wounded after he was shot on Monday night in Belize City.  The incident occurred around nine o’clock near the complex building in Lake I.  Police Press [...]

Ahmad Nah’s miraculous recovery from pellet gun injury

Doctors gave him only a five percent chance to survive a shooting, but he beat the odds and is now back at home. Ahmad Nah was hospitalized since February twenty [...]

UB’s SWSA overhaul child care center for World Social Work Day

Lending a helping hand, that’s what the students of the University of Belize are doing to assist one child care center in the City to mark World Social Work Day. [...]

Share your love story to win Channel Five’s dream wedding

Have you found that special someone that you want to share the rest of your life with and have a unique story to tell about how you met or popped [...]

Three Kings documentary film released on DVD

In 2007 the documentary film “Three Kings”, which features Belizean musicians Paul Nabor, Wilfred Peters and Florencio Mess, made its debut at the Princess Theatre. It has since been a [...]

Budget’s performance for 2009 to 2010 was poor

There’s a packed newscast tonight and we start with the budget presentation in the House today. The fiscal year closes at the end of March and the budget’s performance for [...]

2010-2011 budget means increased sales tax and electricity tax

But while the economy did fare off well, the 2010 to 2011 budget comes with new tax measures.  Hardest hit is an almost five percent business tax imposed on electricity, [...]

Income less than $24,000 exempted from taxes

But Barrow said it’s not all doom and gloom. The Poverty Assessment Report indicated that more Belizeans are poor. So naturally, increased taxes will push employed individuals into a category [...]