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Mata Chica Resort employee dies during altercation at staff party

Early Monday night, a staff party ended fatally for an employee of a resort in San Pedro. Fifty-seven year old Gregorio Conejo, a father of two, was hit in the [...]

Unidentified body found in the Mopan River

In the west, the body of an unidentified man was found floating in the Mopan River.  According to officers attached to the Benque Police Formation, the deceased was shirtless but [...]

Flooding in the south of the country

A severe weather system caused flooding in several areas across the southernmost districts on Monday.  Some reports from the south say that on the Santana and Barranco roads, children on [...]

Should the government make it less onerous for private citizens to license firearms for their own self defense?

At the last sitting of the House of Representatives, the government proposed a Criminal Code and Firearms Bill which seeks to impose stiffer penalties for unlicensed firearms as a measure [...]

September celebrations go on without Belize City Center

The City Center will be off limits for this year’s September celebrations.  It is the first time that we can recall that the biggest multipurpose facility in the city will [...]

Levaughan Morgan steals twice from her friend

The cops and the courts are looking for Levaughan Morgan, who was convicted of Theft in abscencia since she has been missing in action from the start of her trial. [...]

Freed of charges for molesting minor; a friend told the child to lie

A Belize City father was today freed of a charge of Aggravated Assault of an Indecent Nature which brought his reputation in disrepute. As it turned out, the malicious ploy [...]

Women busted trying to smuggle weed into prison

There are several measures in place at the Central Prison to deter visitors from introducing illegal items into the prison. But that did not stop twenty-four year old Elisa Chan [...]

Bus operators and Transport Department meet over service problems

There’s no end in sight for the nightmares that commuters face with public transportation. After mounting complaints, the Department of Transport met late last week with operators from the Western [...]

Trinidad and Belize gearing up for football match

Aside from the official ceremonies on September tenth, a friendly match will be played with a renowned international football team in the nation’s capital.  The stage has been set for [...]

Crime wave hits Cancun; eight killed in bombing

The violence by the drug cartels continues to move dangerously close to home. Earlier this week seventy-two immigrants were slaughtered in Tamaulipas, an area in Mexico trafficked by thousands of [...]

PUP gives support to John as Leader of the Opposition

As predicted, two deputy leaders and three other parliamentarians were no shows at the National Party Council meeting of the People’s United Party this past Saturday at Independence Hall. They [...]

Briceño says he’s not scared of challenges

While John Briceño was firmly in control at Saturday’s event leading up to the national convention, what’s the future for his Deputy Mark Espat?  Briceño says he’s not running from [...]

Who will be the new chief justice?”

Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh is due back on the bench in the next few days. And when he comes back on September fifth, he will be tying up loose ends [...]

Jose Trujeque shot near his home

Two shootings in Belize City left three persons injured, two of whom narrowly escaped death.  We begin with the latter of the two, which took place this morning and left [...]

Justin Longsworth survives Victoria Street shooting

The other shooting occurred shortly after three o’clock on Saturday morning on Victoria Street also in Belize City.  And while the victim is already out of the hospital, the bullet [...]

Shooting victim/PM’s law partner, Rodwell Williams recovering

Belize City lawyer, Rodwell Williams, and law partner of the prime minister, who was critically injured during an execution attempt while leaving his law firm, Barrow and Williams, on Albert [...]

Hit and run victim dies on the Northern Highway

The traffic flow was briefly interrupted on the Northern Highway just after midnight on Saturday as police processed the scene of a fatal hit and run incident.  It happened in [...]

Robbery charge falls apart despite solid evidence

Diamond Motel on the Northern Highway was robbed on February fifteenth, 2009. The first person to be charged was Kareem Flowers, but he was acquitted earlier this month because it [...]

Kendale Ottley charged with assaulting his Ex

There was also a case of aggravated assault in court today. Patricia Sanchez reported that in the wee hours of Saturday morning she heard a knock at her front door. [...]

Forged cheques cashed at credit union

Exactly one week ago we reported on a cheque scam at the La Inmaculada Credit Union and now the St. Francis Xavier Credit Union in Corozal Town has been targeted. [...]

The root of community spirit in day two of free haircuts

Last week Friday we ran a story about a free back to school haircut program. The event was the brainchild of Channel Five’s very own Master Control Operator, Brian Dena.  [...]

Influential CARICOM personalities concerned about CCJ

Regional media reports of influential CARICOM personalities expressing shared concerns about the Caribbean Court of Justice is causing a stir amongst countries that have signed on to the judicial institution [...]

FirstCaribbean Adopts a Cause in the K.H.M.H.

The paediatric ward of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital got a face lift over the weekend as part of the FirstCaribbean International Bank’s Adopt a Cause Program. The bank offers [...]

2010 September Celebrations Commenced on St. George’s Caye

September is less than two days away and to kick off the month long festivities a delegation of government officials and other invited guests including Governor General Sir Colville Young [...]