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Instability; Transport Ministry and bus owners still in industry gridlock

The woes in the transport industry are far from resolved; in fact the situation is becoming even more complex.  Last Friday, the Belize Bus Owners Cooperative staged a protest that [...]

Mexican police officer found dead

Up north, shortly before ten on Monday morning, Corozal Police were called to the Santa Elena Border where they discovered the lifeless body of thirty-two year old San Benito Mejia [...]

Attorney banned from prison, but is it legal?

A ban has been placed on attorney-at-law Arthur Saldivar from visiting clients at the Belize Central prison. A letter to this effect has been sent to Saldivar, the President of [...]

How do you rate the government’s handling of the bus crisis?

Tonight’s question is:  How do you rate the government’s handling of the bus crisis: good or unsatisfactory? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post [...]

Hurricane victim’s home almost taken away by fire victim

Emotions were running high in Hattieville this afternoon when a house granted to a hurricane victim was about to be taken away and handed over to a fire victim. Albert [...]

Police department says Chetumal Street squatters face eviction

The Police Department has informed News Five that it will once again become involved in the situation involving the squatters at the construction site for the Chetumal Street Bridge. According [...]

Prisoners injured in highway accident; family members give a new account

We have been reporting since Friday that a van transporting prisoners to the Hattieville prison overturned near mile thirty-seven on the Northern Highway. One prison warden, Delbert McLaughlin died before [...]

Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage gets 17,000 signatures

The Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage’s campaign to push the government for a Referendum has been in full throttle over the past few months.  The Prime Minister indicated that [...]

Before referendum, Oceana says government on propaganda trail

The signature collection victory is only one hurdle facing the environmentalists. Apparently, the Prime Minister recently made comments on a government program, which has Oceana Belize’s Vice president steaming. According [...]

17 year old female Guilty of Dangerous Harm

A seventeen year old girl is facing prison time for attacking and stabbing twenty year old Teresita Vivas in 2008. The minor, nineteen year old Danya Sankey and eighteen year [...]

Henry Canton threatens to fire 105 citrus workers

Last week, the court ruled against a declaration sought by the Citrus Growers Association to enforce the termination of Dr. Henry Canton as C.E.O. for Citrus Products of Belize Limited.  [...]

UNICEF and OAS sponsor workshop to register births

You’ve heard many times on our newscast the term ‘Also Known As’ for nicknames. Nicknames come and go but it’s the birth name that follows a person throughout every stage [...]

Realistic Dreams, new musical release

Joseph Villafranco, a member of the renowned musical group Coolie Rebels, has branched out to recording music as a solo artist.  Mr. Joe, as he is popularly known, is releasing [...]

Murdered outside his mother’s home in Orange Walk

A twenty-six year old was executed on Sunday night in Orange Walk Town. Alberto Atarna Tutt was shot multiple times, including to the back of his head. Just prior to [...]

Teakettle resident charged for murder

While police investigate Tutt’s murder, a Teakettle resident has been arrested and charged for the murder of twenty-three year old Shane Simpliss, who was brutally killed last Wednesday night. Simpliss [...]

Bus owners; are they on the road to recovery?

Last Friday, the transportation industry came to a screeching halt when members of the Belize Bus Owners Cooperative staged a protest closing off the northern and western highways. It resulted [...]

However, government may face more industrial action

But there is dissention within the membership of the Belizean Bus Association.  On Sunday a meeting was held to discuss bus runs in the northern zone.  Those discussions did not [...]

September Carnival in jeopardy

Carnival has always been a traditional and integral part of the September celebrations. It is perhaps the most anticipated event in the calendar of activities for the mas camps as [...]

Hurricane Season begins this week

The hurricane season for the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea is just around the corner. The National Meteorological Service expects that Belize will see an active hurricane season between [...]

Prisoners who were injured in accident safe behind bars

On Friday afternoon a police van that was transporting prisoners to the Central Prison overturned around mile thirty-seven in Rhaburn Ridge. Prison warden, Delbert McLaughlin died shortly after while being [...]

Convicted criminal and escapee captured

Another prisoner, Fabian Bain, was not involved in the accident, but he had four days of freedom and is back in jail tonight. Bain, who is also known as Carlos [...]

Robbery and burglary in Corozal and Belmopan

Two thieves used one of the oldest tricks in the book to rob the Corozal branch of Belize Postal and Messaging Service. The men went to the establishment at around [...]

Walk to raise awareness of cancer

The Cancer Walk was one of main events in Cancer Awareness Month that concludes at the end of May. And this year, the turnout was impressive.  Organizers say the event [...]

Good Samaritan and heart surgery needed

The country is filled with testimonies of people who need assistance but those who can help are unfortunately in short supply.  Maria Ramos, a twenty-six year old single mother, is [...]

Miss YWCA crowned

The seventeenth annual Miss Y Pageant was held at Bird’s Isle on Saturday night and seven contestants between the ages of seventy-one and eighty graced the stage. The audience was [...]