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Belize on list of violent countries

So far this year, one hundred and nine persons have been murdered; all victims of crime and violence.  Of that number, the vicious cycle of homicides has been felt mostly [...]

Survivor of street shooting speaks

With that horrible ranking, fear of crime and violence has become a real personal problem. Urban violence is quickly spreading to rural communities; citizens’ personal security is under constant threat. [...]

Santi for U.D.P. Caribbean Shores

The engines are beginning to rev as the political season cranks up and speculation is rife that an early election will be called. There are changes in both the P.U.P. [...]

P.U.P. City Council slate revealed

On the other side of the political fence, the People’s United Party has now installed Freetown Area Representative Francis Fonseca as its new leader. This Saturday, the party is going [...]

Should government call early elections?

Tonight’s question is: Do you believe the government should call early elections? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post your vote on our e-poll [...]

Accident on the Western Highway

Just before news time, a man was hit on the Western Highway near mile eleven. A News Five team on the scene found out that he was riding a bicycle, [...]

IMF Report on macroeconomic state of Belize

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has produced its latest report on Belize after consultations in August. It’s a mix of good and bad news.  The good, according to a summary [...]

School faintings spark diagnosis discussion

Concerns as well as fear continue to linger in Teakettle Village after eleven students suddenly fell ill at St. Edmund R.C. School on Friday. But even more pressing, is the [...]

Suspects detained for Capital City shooting

On Friday night, businessman, Fiu Sheng Li was shot on both feet during a robbery in Belmopan. Today police report that Fiu and his wife, Qion Zhen Li, were selling [...]

Police to question friends of missing man

Ervin ‘Pecans’ McCauley, also known as Akeem Harris, has been missing since seven a.m. on October fourteenth. He has been away from home for days in other instances but he [...]

F.F.B., Ministry and FIFA extend election date

Normally, the Football Federation of Belize (F.F.B.) and the Ministry of Sports send separate press releases giving updates on the state of the sport. But today the F.F.B., FIFA and [...]

Free as a Swan; Court drops marijuana case

Police swarmed the home of James “Raindrops” Swan early on the morning of April eighteenth and after a five-hour search, he was arrested along with his daughter, Kristie, his son [...]

Flu got you down? Then get vaccinated

The flu season started last month and so far a number of people have already contracted the virus. Today, the Ministry of Health issued a press release announcing the availability [...]

Destination Belize to take nation to tourists

The 2012 edition of Destination Belize was unveiled today. It features Belize as the home of the great Maya civilization and the second largest barrier reef in the world. The [...]

Insurance Group gives to YMCA and Liberty

Christmas in November? Not yet, but it certainly feels that way to the recipients of a donation given by an insurance group. The two non-governmental organizations that care for youths [...]

Reality Youth; conscious and lyrical mission

Musicians in Belize are creative, productive and highly underpaid. They are normally left to their own vices to find funds to promote their genre of music. One particular artist, whose [...]

Belizeans at Pan Am Games improve personal records

A small Belizean contingent left Belize for the Pan American Games in mid-October to participate in athletics. Their departure was low key and without much fanfare. The team of ten [...]