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No New Taxes! Just old ones going up; Fuel at the Pump skyrockets

It was a particularly bloody weekend, but before we get into the carnage, there’s more bad news that will put a licking on drivers and consumers. So if your tank [...]

La Popular Baker murdered

A crime spree swept across the Old Capital and spread to San Ignacio in the west. Four men were killed; three in the City which statistically continues to record the [...]

Fidgit Bird plucked down by gunshot to the back

The second murder for the weekend in the Old Capital occurred on Saturday morning.  A Cayo youth, twenty-three year old Marlon Jones, was gunned down in the Port Loyola area. [...]

Brandon Gibson gunned down before he opened fire on several men

The violence started on Friday night when twenty-two year old Brandon Gibson, a resident of Moya Street in Belize City, was killed shortly after nine o’clock. While residents of the [...]

8 of 11 Cuban nationals rescued after salt ship capsizes

While families of murder victims are grieving the weekend’s violence, eight of eleven Cuban nationals are safe and dry tonight. The Belize Coast Guard rescued the eight men on Sunday [...]

American snorkeler found 24 hours after expedition alive

While the search continues for three missing Cubans, a US National was safely pulled out of Belizean waters, also near Caye Caulker. Four men set out on a snorkeling expedition [...]

Elderly watchman stabbed to death in Cayo

Earlier we reported on the murders in the Old Capital. The crime wave spread to the west where a watchman was stabbed to death while on duty at a bar. [...]

Alleged rapist of European woman behind bars

While police are yet to make arrests in the weekend’s homicides, a fisherman was brought to the Belize City Magistrates Court for a crime he allegedly committed in San Pedro [...]

19 year old mother charged for death of 4 year old

When the story made the news last November, it had all the indicators that the child who died, four year-old Hidalia Maldonado, had suffered various forms of cruelty.  Five months [...]

B.T.B. to hold more consultations about proposed purported Placencia Port

We have been reporting since last week that a consulting firm has concluded that government should not proceed with cruise tourism in the south. And tonight, another round of public [...]

Rich Wilson, Lead Consultant on Placencia Port Proposal, speaks

News Five also spoke with Rich Wilson, the consultant who led the discussions with both public and private stakeholders prior to formalizing his final report.  Wilson used a two prong [...]

Supporters of Anthony “Boots” Martinez heckle voters at P.U.P. Convention

The opposition held its Port Loyola convention on Sunday afternoon. A little less than eight hundred persons lined up to vote for one of the four aspiring politicians. Additional to [...]

Recommendations for the Belize Bureau of Standards for LPG Suppliers

The Statutory Instrument regulating the weighing of Liquefied Petroleum Gas takes effect on Tuesday.  The Belize Bureau of Standards made the announcement earlier this month, giving butane suppliers time to [...]

Sir Dennis Byron, St. Kitts & Nevis native, New C.C.J. President

Belize formally adopted the Caribbean Court of Justice as its final appellate court in June of last year.  Barbados and Guyana are the other Caribbean countries that have joined the [...]

Shyne Concert to bring Def Jam Recording Artists

Moshe Levi Ben David, Belize’s Music Ambassador, will release his first album after being behind bars for nine years. Promoters say Ben David, also known as Shyne, is expected to [...]

James Adderley’s weekend sports update

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. The National Cricket Team has made a dramatic statement in International Cricket by winning the ICC Division 3 Tournament staged [...]