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Fraudulent cheques, but weak evidence

German national, Stephanie Lupp, was the victim of embezzlement on October eighteenth 2010 when two blank cheques were stolen from her cheque book and two thousand, eight hundred dollars went [...]

Roaring Creek man gets several charges for a bit of weed

Also in court, a Roaring Creek man who was caught with a small amount of marijuana got himself into big trouble with the law when he allegedly resisted arrest. Thirty-two [...]

4 Mayoral candidates for former capital; meet Paco Smith

With municipal elections in less than four months, the political machinery has been in full gear around the city. The U.D.P. and the P.U.P. are out in full force, having [...]

The 1st round of Church Vs. UNIBAM misfires

It is a high profile-case, one that has been attracting a lot of attention, even internationally. It’s the UNIBAM verses the Attorney General case. UNIBAM, led by its President, Caleb [...]

International Anti-Corruption Day’s Poster Competition

International Anti-Corruption Day is celebrated world-wide on December ninth and this year the Vision Inspired by the People (VIP) is holding a poster competition to observe the day. Paco Smith, [...]

Hundreds of Belizeans and Guatemalans Storm Border for fun

For the past six months Belizean and Guatemalan students have been working side by side, learning art and music in a cultural exchange program. The initiative to bring together youths [...]

Cabinet levels playing field for CARICOM Imports

Cabinet met in a regular session on Tuesday and there is some good news for Belizeans and Caribbean Community importers alike. It is expected that the approval for the removal [...]

Oil Companies must put cash in environmental fund

However, environmentalists are paying keen attention to Cabinet’s announcement of the establishment of the Environmental Common Fund (ECF).  The ECF is observed in Regulation fifteen (two) of the Petroleum Regulations. [...]

Is Belize importing rice from Uruguay?

Protection of fertile natural resources is not only to maintain stable ecosystems but also for supporting agricultural production. The sale of locally produced rice, according to several grain growers in [...]

Santi points finger at alleged perpetrator of dirty politics

The date for General Elections has not been set, nor has the government given any indication if it will be called early. However, activity in one important piece of electoral [...]

Women of Caribbean Shores on road to victory

And while things are heating up in Caribbean Shores for Santi, News Five caught up with his two opponents, Chandra Cansino and Anne-Marie Williams, who made it clear that they [...]

2 sides to Carnal Charge; family of accused speak out

Forty-two year old Brian Charlesworth, a resident of Belize City, appeared in court on October twenty-fourth, a few days after allegations were made accusing him of sexually assaulting a pair [...]

Act Now and End Gender Based Violence

The international observance of the annual Sixteen Days of Activism to End Gender Based Violence starts this Friday. Locally, several activities are planned that seek to educate the public about [...]

Caribbean Male Action Network calling out men

And while activities regarding gender-based violence usually focus on women, there’s another event being held on Sunday that’s just for the men. The Champions for Change and Caribbean Male Action [...]

Charged with stabbing but her nationality is questionable

In court news, a well known Belize City sanitation worker was convicted of an immigration offence today. Shirley Lambey Arnold claims she has been living in Belize since she was [...]

Cops say gun is not lost, but in locked up

Floyd Ellis came to News Five last Friday to complain about his missing firearm, which he says was left in the care of a police officer following a domestic dispute [...]

Female leaders attend gender participation in politics seminar

And though the earlier stories dealt mainly with vulnerable groups and gender based violence, there are women who, despite hardships, have molded themselves into leaders. And though there aren’t any [...]

Healthy Living opens wide for a cat boil

The phrase “if yoh give and tek back yoh wah get cat boil” is common among children in Belize. But many of the persons who use the saying may not [...]

P.U.P. reshuffles its executive

An economic forum was held today between government and the private sector. We’ll have more on this shortly, but first the People’s United Party today released the appointees to the [...]

Economic Forum discusses state of country

With the economic train moving slow, Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with the private sector this morning to discuss ways to spur economic growth. Both have been at odds on [...]

PM says S&P does not affect country’s performance

In the wake of government’s acquisition of public utilities, U.S. based financial services company Standard & Poor’s downgraded Belize’s credit rating from a B to B minus in early August. [...]

PM gives update on wife’s cancer treatment

P.M. Barrow returned to the country on Sunday from Miami where his wife, Kim Simplis Barrow, is receiving treatment for stage three breast cancer.  Simplis Barrow is scheduled to undergo [...]

Sarstoon Temash opening to illegal loggers

US Capital Energy has been conducting seismic testing in a national park in the south. Several NGOs have voiced their opposition to the licensed granted to the company for testing [...]

DJ Motion says cops allowed beating in station

Twenty-seven year old Kevin Lara, a radio Disc Jockey who is known by the nickname DJ Motion, was charged along with three others for burglary and handling stolen goods that [...]

Cosmetic thief gets powdery sentence

But in the courts, thirty six year old Martin Ferguson was sent to jail on his birthday for an old crime he had committed. Ferguson, who appeared in court today [...]