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Belize’s economy in dire straits; banks not accepting deposits

We start tonight’s newscast with a story on the economy. It is safe to say that at this of the year consumers traditionally spend more. But for months commercial banks [...]

Toledo rice growers irate over delayed payment

In the past month we have reported on turmoil within the rice industry in the north.  The soaring cost of local production and the lack of demand on the domestic [...]

Schools and students disappointed by cancellation of Math Olympiad

The future of the Belize Math Olympiad is still hanging in the balance tonight. We reported on Wednesday that the Social Security Board’s decision to change the requirements of entry [...]

B.T.L. holds AGM; but are financial statements accurate?

The annual general meeting of Belize Telemedia Limited is being held tonight at the Princess Hotel.  And if you choose to believe the government appointed directors, the company’s profits for [...]

Police Department beefs up security measures for the holidays

Crimes of theft, including robbery and burglary, are usually rampant during this time of year. The crime statistics released show a huge increase in burglaries since the beginning of the [...]

Woman convicted of charge in connection with near fatal stabbing

In the courts, a brawl among several women on Hibiscus Street almost increased the murder statistics when Judean Brown was stabbed multiple times to the back, neck and behind the [...]

Ibrahim Smith committed to stand trial for dead of 16 year old

While Kaycia Fuller has been convicted, the trial against eighteen year old Ibrahim Smith is set to begin. Smith allegedly shot sixteen year old Shenelle Reyes while playing with a [...]

GSU early morning operation yields drugs and prohibited materials

On Thursday, the GSU unearthed a nine millimeter pistol and ammunition on a search at the home of Emmerson Trapp on Pelican Street. In the early hours of this morning, [...]

US Fugitive captured in Belize pleads guilty to drug charges a year later

In the past couple years, there have been an unusually high number of international fugitives being caught in Belize. News Five reported on many of those captures, but one wanted [...]

Red Cross spreads Christmas cheer to deserving children

With many families feeling the economic pinch, Christmas won’t be the same for the children. The Belize Red Cross, however, threw a party for a number of deserving children to [...]

Mission Miracle recognizes coordinators and mayors who support the program

Operation Milagro has been around for a few years, it’s an initiative by the Venezuelan government that provides free eye care for needy Belizeans of all ages. So far hundreds [...]

Belizean teen gets life saving surgery for severe scoliosis

A Belizean teen has received life saving surgery oversees and the case is so touching it made on international news. Thirteen year old Riley Armstrong is now receiving physical therapy [...]

Healthy Living encourages you to get up and run to stay fit this Christmas

Earlier this week, America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, helped to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. It was a part of [...]