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Minor says drunk B.D.F. threatened him at gunpoint

It was an explosive situation in the west over the past weekend when reportedly drunken B.D.F. soldiers clashed with civilians.  From what we have gathered, two soldiers were looking for [...]

Channel 5 reporter Isani Cayetano robbed by gunmen

Our news reporters frequently cover stories about armed robberies, an all too common offence. But on Monday night, News Five’s own Isani Cayetano experienced, firsthand, being held up at gunpoint. [...]

Gastroenterologist and cardiologist beat each other up

Word to News Five this evening is that two prominent Belize City doctors, John Gough and Ervin Gabourel, are getting medical treatment at the Corozal Hospital following an all out [...]

Do you think wire taps will be used to eavesdrop on you?

This past Friday, the government introduced a Bill in the House entitled Interception of Communications Act which will allow security personnel to eavesdrop on telephone calls. The new piece of [...]

The papaya industry on the rebound

It was devastated by Hurricane Dean three years ago but the papaya industry is now well poised to recover. Set in the north, Fruta Bomba has been exporting about a [...]

Audit of Lands Dept. shows mass abuse and disregard

The Auditor General’s Special Report on the Issuance of National Land Leases and Titles between September 2007 and February 2008 reveals numerous questionable transactions in the Ministry of Lands. As [...]

Audrey Matura Shepherd’s OCEANA vessel along BP oil spill

Oceana Belize is known for its opposition to offshore drilling in Belize. Its Vice President, Audrey Matura Shepherd, has joined a voyage that is tracking the British Petroleum oil spill [...]

Firearm charge dropped against Guatemalan Nationals

The incident goes back to June nineteenth, 2009, when a nine mm pistol and forty live rounds of ammo were found in a Rodeo SUV in which two Guatemalans were [...]

Babysitter takes real good care of bosses jewelry; now in court

Twenty year old Randine Flowers, a housekeeper of St. Thomas Street, is tonight accused of stealing jewelry from her former employer.  Ruth Jaramillo reported to the police that a five [...]

Searchers find body of drowned teen

Search efforts lasted almost a full two days for a seventeen year old Gwen Lizarraga Student, who drowned on Sunday afternoon in the Camalote area. Rudyford Thompson Jr. went swimming [...]

Crime bill to increase penalties for violent offences

The crime situation as everyone already knows is out of control. The fact that the murder conviction rate being below ten percent, places citizens under siege.  Last Friday,  Prime Minister [...]

N.C.F.C. wants stronger penalties for sex crimes against children

In related news, sexual exploitation and assault of children are offences that have been on the rise over the past few years.  But the penalties that accompany crimes have not [...]

Belizeans participate in first Youth Olympic Games

A small team of track and field runners will be a part of history as they participate in the first ever Youth Olympic games. The competition starts on Saturday, but [...]

SPEAR and One World Trust promote accountability

Accountability; we’ve heard about that several times but now there’s another effort on the subject. The Society for the Promotion of Education Advocacy and Research has been working over the [...]