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Career criminal pleads guilty to theft

With at least eighteen offences to his name, forty-seven year old Sydney Collins may be described as a criminal by profession. His past charges range from burglary, theft and other [...]

Minister of Education plans to move some youths off the streets

Earlier in the week, we reported on the Dr. Herbert Gayle’s Report on Male Social Participation and Violence in Urban Belize, which like the Police Department’s Harold Crooks Report, will [...]

UDP convention on Sunday; new chairman to be elected

Minister Faber is also one of the names on the ballot for this Sunday’s convention of The United Democratic Party in Orange Walk Town. Faber will be going up against [...]

Belizean cyclists win the coveted green jersey in Guatemala

Belizean young athletes are participating in numerous regional sporting tournaments. One group that took  part in cycling tournaments in Canada and Guatemala are back feeling proud for their accomplishments.  The [...]

“Belizean Women Battling with the Bulge”

Lauren Burgess, the personality from the once popular Channel Five’s Lauren Dah Maaning Show is in the jewel and she’s got a message about a condition that is prevalent. Obesity [...]

Healthy Living says recovery time is necessary between pregnancies

Many organizations are promoting family planning to ensure the wellness of family life. The health of the mother and the newborn can be at risk when pregnancies occur every year. [...]

Fake cop calls collect from prison

He has made the headlines for three consecutive weeks now and Belize’s top fake cop is talking from behind the prison walls. Aaron Wilson was exposed by Shannon Martinez after [...]

Early morning gunshots on Basra Street

Just after nine this morning a hail of bullets was unleashed in the old capital and while that’s not unusual to that area, fortunately no one was hurt. A lone [...]

Murder suspect Rafael Mencias is caught

Twenty-one year old Rafael Mencias is tonight in police custody after being apprehended at a bus terminal in Corozal Town around nine-thirty on Tuesday night.  As we reported on Tuesday [...]

New reserve established but APAMO

Jaguar study was put on the map by Alan Rabinowitz, the author of a well known memoir called Jaguar which focuses on his experiences of the jaguars in Belize.  Rabinowitz [...]

Is the education system inadequate?

In light of recent findings that as a country we are behind in education, we asked the question on Tuesday night: Do you think the education system is antiquated and [...]

The PM’s impromptu departure

Prime Minister Dean Barrow flew to Miami today after reportedly taking a personal leave from his duties as head of government.  His sudden departure is causing much speculation but we [...]

Mena Group of Companies go into receivership

There is dire economic news to report tonight. Sources close to News Five say that the Mena group of companies has been placed into receivership by its bankers.  The Fresh [...]

New CEO says over one hundred inmates sick with the flu

As we reported Tuesday night, over one hundred prisoners fell sick at the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville over the past few days. At first, it was believed that they [...]

Hair braider gets in trouble after squabble with cop

It’s the story of the hair braider versus the cop.  She faces three criminal charges brought on by a police officer. In court Sharmaine Copious was charged with Aggravated Assault [...]

Battle of the exes to be settled in court

There are two sides to every story and in the case of a recent domestic dispute, both sides are pointing the finger of blame. Twenty-five year old Marvin Foreman is [...]

Baby manatee seeks refuge on Cucumber Beach but passes away

Manatees are under threat by the traffic of boats along Belize’s coastline.  The mammals live mostly in rivers but their bodies have been washing up on beaches regularly in the [...]

Swarm of locusts destroy crops in the north

Since May, locusts have been spotted in the Belize and northern districts. Farmers in the area report that their fruit and vegetable crops are being systematically destroyed by the insects. [...]

Fire guts home behind the cemetery

Spaces have run out at the Lord Ridge Cemetery in Belize City.  But today fire trucks and police officers were both hustling through the cemetery to out a fire. A [...]

B.T.L. Employees Trust launches website

Back on June fourteenth, the Court of Appeal deemed the Belize Telemedia Limited Employees Trust as legitimate, that was a victory for Dean Boyce and Keith Arnold, the trustees.  There [...]

Under-15 fifteen basketball team faces more difficulties in Guatemala

The under-fifteen basketball team that’s playing in the Junior COCABA games in Guatemala is not faring well. The team complained about accommodation difficulties at the open dorm. Matthew Smiling, the [...]

Will Julio and Vanesa make it to the altar?

We told you earlier in the week, that our reality wedding celebrity Julio Escalante was discharged from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Although he is convalescing at home, Julio requires [...]

Stabbed, castrated, then set on fire in a quiet village

We have covered stories about gruesome murders, but tonight the slaying of a forty-one year old man in the north is one of the most horrific to report. Philip Hall [...]

Mechanic, charged for murder in front of Korea Electronics

As we said, sixteen year old Alexander Murray, a mechanic, was killed on Saturday morning. He and his older brother Alton, along with two friends, Glenford Martinez and Michael Stevens, [...]

Fake cop gets a total of 8 real charges in court

The infamous fake cop, Aaron Wilson, who ran a scam on the Police Department for six months, was back in court today. On Wilson’s first appearance, he was charged with [...]