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Another man is gunned down in Belize City

There’s another homicide to add to the grim statistics. An eighteen year old was murdered just before midnight in the old capital. Gilroy Barrow was shot and killed in the [...]

Customer intervenes and robbery escalates to shooting

There was other gun violence in the city; a robbery at a restaurant on Orange Street in Belize City almost turned fatal when a customer intervened in the situation.  According [...]

What the viewers think about the new fast track court

Given the dismal crime statistics, on Thursday night we asked our viewers if they thought that the proposed fast track court will improve the conviction rate? On our e-poll, the [...]

Increase in entrance fees for national parks put on hold

For weeks there have been reports among tourism stakeholders that a price increase at national parks and archeological sites would soon come on stream. A few days ago, the Director [...]

Soldier being charged for stolen BDF rations

Last Wednesday we reported that food rations had been stolen from the B.D.F. storage room at Price Barracks in Ladyville.  News Five got confirmation today that the soldier who will [...]

Supreme Court ruling leaves Telemedia in government’s control

August twenty-fourth will mark one year since the government compulsorily acquired Belize Telemedia Limited. That prompted a slew of lawsuits but the company remains in the control of the government. [...]

Privy Council rules for life imprisonment instead of death sentence

In October of 2003 thirty-seven year old Erlin White was convicted in the Supreme Court for the murder of popular businessman Dwayne Arnold.  Arnold, who was the proprietor of Electrical [...]

Twin toddlers allegedly beaten by stepfather

Two years ago she had a bad experience when a man assaulted her teen daughter.  Now Lillian McCullock is in the news again for a similar case, only this time, [...]

Glenford Diego gets 8yr sentence for attempted murder

In the local courts, Glenford Diego was found guilty this past Tuesday for the attempted murder of taxi-driver Mark Sacasa of Kraal Road. Before sentencing was handed down this morning, [...]

Janay Moguel returns home after treatment abroad

Back in February, a seven old girl was caught in a cross fire on Central American Boulevard. Janay Moguel was along with her grandfather when they were both shot.  Another [...]

Costa Maya beauties touch down at the PGIA

Channel Five announces it will be airing live this year’s La Reina De La Costa Maya; one of the most anticipated items in the Costa Maya Festival calendar. The event [...]

250 kids complete phase one of BDF summer camp

The B.D.F. summer program started out as a regular jungle camp for youngsters. But over the years, the number of participants has increased and the camp has broadened its scope. [...]

Special Olympics camp closes with big bash

Another summer camp ended today, but this one was specially designed for kids with special needs. Forty-seven Special Olympics athletes from all across the country spent the past week at [...]

Baby Daniel being treated in US; but family still needs finances

A San Pedro couple recently travelled  to the United States to seek medical aid for their infant. Seven month old Daniel Estell is gravely ill and needs expensive liver transplant [...]

PROTO reaches out to Tarell Sutherland

There’s another child that need your help. Tarell Sutherland’s story first became public last November when his family made an appeal for financial assistance because he was born with a [...]

What’s happening this weekend? Safiyyah has the answers

It’s the weekend and you have lots of options to unwind from the long work week.  Safiyyah has the fix whether you want family fun or special time with your [...]

Minister of Police Minister upsets grieving mothers with accusations

  Minister of Police, Doug Singh has been on the job for seven weeks and in this period he has had a lot to say, in fact maybe more than [...]

Police Minister Dough Singh clarifies his statements about grieving mothers

But Minister Singh is not recanting. He told News Five this afternoon that the comments he made on the morning show were misconstrued.  While he apologized for the tactlessness of [...]

Dickie Bradley now represents Fake Cop Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson was busted two weeks ago, as a fake cop and promptly taken to court. It’s an incredible tale because Wilson was caught with the trappings of a cop [...]

Once called rogue cop, Jermaine Mangar, now faces police tribunal

What was once called the case of the rogue cop is now the case of the two Jermaines.  Detective Corporal Jermaine Mangar was initially charged along with Jermaine Palacio and [...]

Do you believe that the fast track court will improve the conviction rate?

The Attorney General’s Ministry has announced it is setting up a fast track court to expedite criminal cases. Crime statistics are alarming and it is independently confirmed that the conviction [...]

16 year old student killed in traffic accident

Just after eleven this morning, a young student lost his life in a traffic accident in the Ladyville area. Dale Sibley was heading on bicycle to his home when he [...]

APAMO says bidding for co-management will undo progress

The Association of Protected Management Areas APAMO is the umbrella institution for most non-governmental organizations that help to protect and preserve fragile ecosystems on land and sea.  Two of its [...]

Attorney says FIU is harassing client with charges

Ernest Raymond Junior was initially charged along with the Coye family in January of 2009 for money laundering. His name came back in the news on a firearm offense. Because [...]

Taylor gets 15 years in jail for stabbing death of Leslie Gentle Jr.

Friday will mark two years since the death of Leslie Gentle Junior, who was fatally stabbed on July thirtieth, 2008. On the eve of that anniversary, the man responsible for [...]