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Rodwell Williams shot outside Barrow and Williams

The law partner of Prime Minister Dean Barrow was shot on Monday night as he left his law firm on Albert Street. The news of the shooting spread like wild [...]

Williams flown out to the US for urgent treatment

As we said earlier, Williams was flown out today for further medical treatment. News Five’s Jose Sanchez was at the Philip Goldson International Airport when he was transported by air [...]

PM speaks of his friend and law partner

In Belmopan in the early afternoon Prime Minister Dean Barrow updated the media on the medical status of Williams. This latest incident of gun violence coincidentally occurred on the eve [...]

Doctor says five percent chance of survival for Williams

As we said earlier, Williams was rushed to the Belize Health Care Partners Limited for medical attention and a team of doctors from the City’s three hospitals worked on him [...]

Do you think Cabinet changes will restore law and order?

Prime Minister Dean Barrow today announced cosmetic changes to his Cabinet. The Ministry of National Security has been split in two and is replaced by the Ministry of Police and [...]

B.Q. who? The new Attorney General

It had been in train for some time, and today Prime Minister Dean Barrow finally announced the changes to his Cabinet. They were neither sweeping nor inspiring. But at a [...]

Cabinet reshuffle: Ministry of National Security split into two

When he made the announcement, the Prime Minister said that the changes would tackle some of the pertinent issues facing the country, particularly in crime and violence. The removal of [...]

John Saldivar, Minister of Public Services gets additional portfolio

The Prime Minister also buffered both Ministers Patrick Faber and John Saldivar. Faber is considered a close ally while Saldivar got new muscle to add to the Ministry of the [...]

Clarence Hemmans gets life in prison for murder

Clarence Hemmans was found guilty of the murder of Kevin Arnold last week. Sentencing was reserved for today to give time to the court to ascertain his age at the [...]

Attorney pulls “mentally disabled” plea for man busted with cocaine

Three persons were busted inside an SUV with just under twenty pounds of cocaine on April twenty-third. They were all charged with Drug Trafficking and while the two passengers were [...]

Attorney says Brian Vernon did not kill “Shaggy”

Two Dangriga men were accused in the 2008 murder of Shannon “Shaggy” Henderson, who was shot after an altercation in Placencia. They were Brian Vernon and Gregory Casildo of Dangriga, [...]

Elderly woman dies in house fire up north

An early morning blaze in Corozal Town burnt a home to the ground with the occupant inside. Seventy year old Valerie Wade lived alone in the small concrete house and [...]

US National found dead in his Caye Caulker home

In another tragic story, fifty-six year-old American national, Daniel Justin Costell was pronounced dead inside his home on Caye Caulker this morning.  He had been living on the island since [...]

City Administrator, Financial Director and Traffic Manager resign

In last night’s newscast we told you that three high ranking employees of the Belize City Council have walked off the job. Tonight we can confirm that the three City [...]

Environmentalist form coalition against offshore oil drilling

Opposition to offshore drilling continues to pick up steam. A number of environmental organizations did not agree that offshore oil drilling should be allowed to continue and have called for [...]

B.T.I.A. members to decide whether or not to join coalition against drilling

To drill or not to drill? It’s a question that is not only weighing on the minds of the public but also of the tourism industry.  APAMO, OCEANA, and COLA [...]

Taking Coke from Jamaica to the US via Belize

Since violence broke in Jamaica one week ago over the extradition of the alleged drug king pin, Christopher “Dudus” Coke, there has been speculation that Coke may leave the island [...]

Educational activities for insurance week

Organization of Insurance Companies (ORINCO) together with Belize Association of Financial Advisors and the Insurance Institute of Belize are hosting activities for Insurance Week. ORINCO is the umbrella organization for [...]

Reenactment of the first public meeting at the Bliss

The Bliss auditorium overflowed today for the reenactment of an important day in the history of the country. Both the National Kriol Council and the National Institute of Culture and [...]


Shortly after eight last night, Attorney Rodwell Williams, the law partner of the Prime Minister was shot as he exited the law firm on Albert Street.  Williams was rushed to [...]

Jealous common-law-husband kills his wife

For two weeks there have been no reports of murders in our daily newscasts. But that brief spell was broken over the weekend when a women and a man were [...]