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‘Dudus’ gets his day in court; legal representation is another battle

Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke is in New York facing charges of Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Marijuana and Conspiracy to Illegally Traffic in Firearms. He was first arraigned last Friday and [...]

Pimp killed tourists at Miami hotel where PM was attending function

We reported on Monday that Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s first official visit to Miami was interrupted by a murder at the Miami Beach Resort Hotel where he was attending a [...]

Chief Met Officer traces the path of Alex

The first storm for this hurricane season, Alex, swept across Belize in a matter of six hours this past Saturday. Many headed to the supermarkets for last minute supplies, the [...]

Tropical Storm Alex spares life but leaves flooded streets

Alex has gained back strength and is again a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico. Locally, the highest amount of rain was registered in the south at Barton Creek. [...]

Ministry of Works says Alex made some roads impassable

News Five got an update this afternoon from the Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Works, Cadet Henderson, who says there are still some sections of the country that [...]

Placencia residents were ready for Alex

A News Five team was in the south on assignment when the weather system shifted. Throughout the day, authorities monitored the Kendal Bridge but for the most part, residents in [...]

Toledo Mayas win landmark case against government

It is a historic day for the Maya communities whose representatives packed the courtroom this morning. The long anticipated ruling of a case involving property rights but that extended to [...]

Court says traditional land rights exist; Mayas celebrate in Indian Creek

News Five’s Isani Cayetano and cameraman Chris Mangar are now in Indian Creek where well over a thousand members of the Maya communities, including the Alcaldes from the thirty-eight communities [...]

Delegation returns from Miami Trade Show

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has traveled through Miami numerous times, but over the weekend his stop there was his first on official business. The PM was the guest in Miami [...]

Dinner, dance and murder at PM’s South Beach gala

While the trade show went well, Saturday night’s dinner dance was aborted because of a murder that occurred at the South beach hotel. All the guests were evacuated and according [...]

National Basketball Team Captain, Milton Palacio, in town

The National Basket Ball Team has one week to prepare before it takes on Trinidad and Tobago and other top notch teams in an international competition. One of the veteran [...]

Mexican National drowns after jumping off international bridge

In the north, a Mexican national died on Sunday after jumping off the international bridge that connects Belize to Mexico. Corozal Police do not have much information on the deceased, [...]

Security guard and a taxi driver shot in separate incidents

There were no major crimes reported in the city over the weekend as tropical storm Alex breezed through Belize. But there was a mid morning shooting today that has left [...]

Ex-prison officer pleads guilty to Drug trafficking

This morning at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court, a former ex-prison officer changed his not guilty plea to guilty and was slapped with the maximum fine of ten thousand dollars [...]

Placencia Village hosts annual Lobster Fest

Tropical Storm Alex swept across parts of Belize last Saturday. Organizers were called off many activities in anticipation of tropical storm Alex, but in Placencia, the annual lobster fest was [...]

Sports Monday update with James Adderley

Good Evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. Despite the threat of Tropical Storm Alex, the Interoffice Basketball League launched the 2010 season inside the Civic Center Friday [...]

Tropical storm watch in effect for the coast of Belize

The first weather system for the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane season formed into a Tropical Depression this afternoon. What’s worse, it’s heading our way this weekend and the amount of rainfall [...]

Evacuation plans being reviewed in San Pedro Town

Because Tropical Depression number one is eerily close to Belize, it has prompted the National Emergency Management Organization to spring into action. Many residents are already stocking up for any [...]

Murder suspect, Dionicio Salazar, captured

Dionicio Salazar, the twenty five year old man, who had been named in the brutal murder of Marlon Rivera and shooting of Dean Dougal, has been captured.  Police caught up [...]

Was a red Volkswagen Jetta used to lure teen to her death?

In respect of another murder, a red Volkswagen Jetta remains impounded at the Queen Street Police Station pending the outcome of an investigation into the murder of a former Pallotti [...]

Poll shows that viewers believe independence of judiciary at risk

In Thursday’s newscast we posed the question: “Do you think that the independence of the Judiciary is at risk?”  Votes to our e-poll showed a total of eight-two percent of [...]

Manslaughter sentence reserved until July

Kenneth Garcia was convicted of manslaughter on June sixteenth in the death of his uncle, Sergio Garcia. He had originally been charged with murder but a jury of four men [...]

Chain snatcher goes to jail for five years

Twenty-one year old Michael Foreman, who is currently on remand at the Hattieville Prison for murder, was today sentenced to five years for the crime of attempted robbery.  The incident [...]

NTUCB and coalition ready to wield ‘big stick’ for ban on oil drilling

Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt once said that he would “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” That idea of negotiating peacefully has been one adopted by the Coalition to [...]

Ride Across Belize raises 66,383 for Gift of Life Program

The Social Security Board’s Ride Across Belize had a record breaking year. Today they handed over a cheque for sixty-six thousand three hundred and eighty-three dollars to the recipient, the [...]