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Jamaican fishermen recovering after 36 days lost at sea

On Monday we reported that two of five fishermen from Jamaican had been rescued after they were lost for more than month at sea. Anthony Hibberd and Jason Noble set [...]

Another convict escapes from prison

Another inmate flew the coop on Monday night shortly after seven o’clock.  Edgar Roberts, a resident of Independence Village, who is not considered to be armed and dangerous broke free [...]

Pablo Diaz charged for murder of San Lazaro villager

There has been an arrest for the murder of Orange Walk resident Josue Velasquez.  On Monday, Orange Walk Police charged nineteen year old Pablo Diaz, a laborer of San Lazaro [...]

Do you support a curfew for teenagers?

Close to six hundred and fifty persons polled on last Friday’s question on whether or not they felt that their personal safety is more at risk. As many as ninety [...]

General Sales Tax Unit checks receipts and shelves

A number of business establishments in the city got surprise visits today from the GST Department and the Bureau of Standards. The spot checks were to determine if the businesses [...]

Beach was manifesto; not turning park into parking lot

As part of the campaign promise for re-election last year, the Belize City Council promised to bring back the beach at the seafront of the B.T.L. Park along Marine Parade.  [...]

Will there still be sour oranges in the citrus industry this week?

The Citrus Growers Association and Citrus Products of Belize Limited have been embroiled in a bitter legal battle that has left a lingering and sour taste in the citrus industry. [...]

Kainie Manuel charged with fourteen counts of Theft

On Monday, News Five aired the story of Kainie Manuel, the former reporter of the San Pedro Sun who is in trouble with the law for theft of forty-five thousand [...]

They assaulted him and stole his vehicle, but he’s forgiven them

A businessman who was partying with two men he met at a local bar on April twenty-second was robbed of his car, a 2000 gold Jeep Cherokee, and a thousand [...]

Fifteen year old alleges sexual contact with conductor in parked bus

A thirty-three year old bus conductor from Benque Viejo Town appeared before Magistrate Kathleen Lewis in Belize City today to face charges of Carnal Knowledge, an offence he allegedly committed [...]

Kenneth Neal and Steven Flowers busted for 5 ounces of weed

Two Belize City men were caught red handed while they allegedly bought marijuana on Lavender Street on Monday morning. That purchase cost twenty-two year old Steven Flowers and thirty-three year [...]

Post mortem results into killing of Edmund Castillo

Last Friday forty-three year old Edmund Castillo was gunned down at his house on Curl Thompson Street in the Jane Usher Boulevard area of Belize City.  Castillo was socializing with [...]

ZITRO, the newest member of the Western Union family

ZITRO International Limited, a financial services company that was started in June of 2009, has joined the hundreds of thousands of Western Union agents around the world. The partnership started [...]

Engineers ready to deal with the piling garbage at mile 3

It made the news numerous times before, either when fetuses were discovered in inconspicuous wrappings or more recently, when the toxic piles of refuse were on fire.  But on Friday [...]

Jamaican Fisheries Ministry discusses fishing in Belize

In December of last year a fleet of Jamaican fishing boats was spotted off the coast of Punta Gorda Town.  The vessels, belonging to the PG Fishing Company which has [...]

Lost at sea for 36 days, 2 Jamaican fishermen found alive

There’s an emotional story of survival tonight involving two Jamaican fishermen who are both lucky to be alive after thirty-six days of being lost on high seas. The boat they [...]

Jamaicans were found off the coast of Mexico by Caribe Navigator

Both men were rescued thirty miles northeast of Chinchorro, off the coast of Mexico, by Caribe Navigator, a shipping vessel that was en route to Belize.  Captain Steven Spence gave [...]

CJ says Westerhaven must pay $11,050,000 in damages

A ruling in the case of the Westerhaven was delivered today by the Chief Justice, Abdulai Conteh. It is a landmark ruling, indeed the largest amount ever awarded for damages [...]

Department of Environment moving slow on Great Escape

Legislation is key in dealing with the groundings on the reef. After the Westerhaven ruling, the government’s attorney Deanne Barrow and biologist Melanie McField, who the C.J. relied on in [...]

Which party is winning the Village Council elections?

The gloves are off in rural communities where residents are electing new Village Councils to serve them for the next three years.  Over the weekend, thirty-nine villages held elections that [...]

Former San Pedro reporter in hot water

Kanie Manuel, a former reporter with the San Pedro Sun, finds herself in a whole heap of trouble tonight. In fact, Manuel is in the same situation as many of [...]