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Laru Beya, Aurelio’s album recorded by the beach of Africa and Belize

This weekend Aurelio Martinez will be performing at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. Aurelio is also in Belize to launch his most recent CD, which is dedicated to [...]

Belize under 17 National Basketball Team doing great at COCABA

The recent performance of Belize’s Under Seventeen National Basketball Team can only be described as impressive.  During its first two games in the COCABA Championship tournament that’s underway in Costa [...]

Healthy Living gets palliative care

A terminal illness essentially puts an expiration date on the diagnosed person’s life and for some patients; it’s a rough ride to the end. But there is a way to [...]

Cab driver shot at the back of the head

The body of a taxi driver was found inside a maroon taxi with license plate B-6419 on Guzman Crescent in the Belama Phase One Area of Belize City. The body [...]

Cabana owner phones from prison walls

It is five days since the property of La Cabana owner, Mike Menjivar, in Las Flores, Belmopan was raided by the Gang Suppression Unit. Menjivar, his pregnant wife, their children [...]

17 year old detained for Cayo murder of 15 year old

On Tuesday night we told you about the murder of fifteen year old Albert Valdez of San Ignacio. Valdez was stabbed and cut to the throat on Sunday night between [...]

Should G.S.U.’s jurisdiction be extended beyond gangs and city limits?

When the gang suppression unit was established, it was to deal with the gang related rivalry in the Old Capital. So tonight’s question is: Do you think that the scope [...]

Lord Michael Ashcroft now senior independent adviser

It was announced on Tuesday in London that Lord Michael Ashcroft has been named to a key government appointment.  Lord Ashcroft will now serve as the lead adviser to the [...]

Under 17 national Basketball team in Costa Rica for COCABA

The Under Seventeen National Basketball team is in Costa Rica for the COCABA Under seventeen Championship Tournament which got underway on Tuesday. In the opening games, Belize walked over Nicaragua [...]

Bus operators receive support from COLA and demand old routes

We have been reporting on the precarious situation in the bus industry. Last Friday, the Minister of Transport, Melvin Hulse agreed to suspend for twenty-one days, bus routes approved for [...]

Fire guts warehouse

The dry spell that has caused forest fires in the Mountain Pine Ridge area in Cayo has also been the source of many fires throughout the country. In the Belize [...]

Gordon Brooks to stand trial for accident that killed 1 and injured 6

A teacher from the Belmopan Comprehensive School was killed and six others were injured in a traffic accident on the Western Highway last March. One man was charged with Manslaughter [...]

Body of drowned man found

In Tuesday’s newscast we reported on eighty-one year old Dalton Franklin, a resident of Lord’s Bank, who disappeared underwater when the dory he went fishing in the day before suddenly [...]

Visas for undocumented migrants

Earlier this month, Mexican police in Chiapas busted two tractor-trailers crammed with hundreds of men and women, squatting on the floor or grasping ropes to avoid getting crushed. There were [...]

Aurelio Martinez, Laru Beya World Tour comes to Belize

Aurelio Martinez was featured on Andy Palacio’s Watina Album as a soulful accompaniment.  Aurelio and his StoneTree Record Label Producer Ivan Duran recently returned to Belize to hold two shows [...]

Kids learn to paddle at the annual Y swimming program

With temperatures in the nineties, News Five’s Andrea Polanco caught up today with an eager group of children at the annual Y swimming program.  During the course, the children acquired [...]

15 year old’s throat slashed in Cayo

Two men, one woman and a minor were all murdered over the past weekend. In the west, a minor’s life was cut short on Sunday night and it is suspected [...]

Bullets spray on Antelope Street: 5 persons shot, 2 dead

In the City, the gun violence broke out early with a double murder at the start of the weekend. Antelope Street looked like a war zone on Friday night. Two [...]

3 more shot; one woman murdered Monday morning on Antelope Street

The double murder of Eric Arana and Dwayne Tillett in the City was followed by another homicide on Antelope Street at the break of dawn on Monday morning. This time [...]

More shootings in the Old Capital

Aside from the murders, two other persons were injured in Belize City over the weekend. Twenty two year old Randy Allen and eighteen year old Brandon Vasquez were both shot [...]

Fuss about bus; who will run west and who will run north?

We reported last week on the complaints by the Belize Bus Owners’ Cooperative over new zoning being proposed by the Department of Transport that granted West Line Bus Company Limited [...]

Chocoholics enjoy Cacao Festival

The Toledo Cacao Festival took place over the weekend in southern Belize, the home of the organic cacao and of the prized Belizean chocolate. The festival attracted throngs of both [...]

More than 100 bullets fired at home of Cabana Owner

On Friday the Gang Suppression Unit carried out a predawn raid at Miguel Menjivar’s residence in the Las Flores community in Belmopan. Menjivar is the owner of La Cabana Bar [...]

Bert Vasquez back in Court; pleads to judge for damaged reputation

Also in court, twenty-seven year old Bert Vasquez was arraigned on three counts; Aggravated Assault, Abduction and Harm upon a sixteen year old minor. Late in the hearing, Vasquez requested [...]

Accused killer acquitted of charges

The accused gunman in a double murder was freed today due to inadmissible evidence. A Valentine’s Day ambush on Gill Street in 2008 left two men dead and one injured. [...]