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New Belize Ambassador to Mexico

There’s a new Belize ambassador to Mexico. With the departure from Mexico of Rosendo Urbina Senior who is now running for office, Oliver del Cid today presented credentials to President [...]

Post Mortem results on man who died in police custody

Ricky Valencia, one of the most feared street figures in the city, was killed on Wednesday night as he drove his vehicle on Caesar Ridge Road. Tonight, Belize City police [...]

Robbers intended to tie up a Priest

Saint Martin De Porres Parish was burglarized on February sixteenth. The incident was not reported previously, but it was the third recorded burglary at the compound since September 2011. The [...]

Salvadoran National assaulted 10 year old

A Salvadoran national was convicted today of Aggravated Assault of an Indecent Nature and he’s going to jail for a year. The trial against thirty-seven year old Jose Cortez concluded [...]

John Mariano arraigned for Obtaining Property by Deception

An ex-cop who was accused of swindling a doctor out of thousands of dollars got some good news in court today. The report was made back in August 2011 and [...]

Belize Elementary School goes green

Recycling efforts among primary school students are reaping big dividends. The go green program started a few years ago and has mushroomed into a campaign that has exceeded expectations at [...]

Is Elizabeth Gamez being forced to vote for the U.D.P.?

The date of the elections is drawing near and each day the requests for interviews and the topics become more unusual. Late this evening News Five received a call from [...]

Quad Bike and Fundraising for Children’s Home

Eleven Countries, One Goal… Make a Difference; it’s the theme that is the driving force behind an ambitious project by British resident Marc Noonan. Using a quad bike, Noonan is [...]

MS-13 Gang Member deported again

A high profile street figure was killed on Wednesday night in the city. We’ll come to that shortly, but a member of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 gang was [...]

Accused in High Profile Crimes; Ricky Valencia Murdered

Ricky Valencia, the notorious street figure accused in the Heritage Bank robbery and the attempted murder of attorney Rowell Williams, was killed on Wednesday night and there is now trepidation [...]

Stabbing Victim clings to life

Aside from the murder of Ricky Valencia, there was a stabbing in the city on Wednesday night and a former court security guard is in critical condition at the Karl [...]

Not a Manifesto? VIP’s Commitment Sheet

Both major political parties launched lofty party manifestos earlier this week at events that were brimming with supporters to show political muscle. This morning, the much smaller Vision Inspired by [...]

Cop assigned to G.G. cleans G.G. Wife’s account

The bank account of the governor general’s wife has been pilfered and the suspected perpetrator is the GG’s former driver, Police Corporal Rayon Martinez. According to seventy-eight year old Lady [...]

Woman buys KIA, but it was a Rental

A Cayo resident is in police custody for renting a vehicle and then selling it. The scam allegedly carried out by twenty-five year old Mark Rosales was reported by a [...]

Hondurans busted for no passports

Four Honduran nationals believed to have been making their way to the US through Belize have been stopped in their tracks. According to Immigration Personnel, they visited the Belize City [...]

Street Festival takes over Downtown Belize City

A popular street art festival returns to the heart of Belize City this coming weekend. It is the second time that NICH is staging the festival to showcase the works [...]

First Caribbean donates to BFLA

It was revealed last October that the Belize Family Life Association was in a financial bind and on the verge of closing down. But the healthcare facility has managed to [...]

Food Based Dietary Guidelines for Belizeans

With more than sixty percent of the population being either overweight or clinically obese, there is an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. That is why [...]

PM says Superbond is Jack Boot on throat of Belizeans

The super bond slid into the election campaign when the prime minister announced the date for early general elections. He said he was going back to the people for instructions [...]

People’s Referendum on Offshore Drilling begins

In the week ahead, volunteers from across the country will be manning telephones to get the pulse of voters on a referendum on offshore oil exploration. Voting is already underway [...]

U.D.P. Election Manifesto Promises

The referendum didn’t figure into the United Democratic Party’s manifesto launch this afternoon.  The glossy red and white document is in two parts; the first section deals with the U.D.P.’s [...]

On the Campaign Trail with Dr. Francis Smith

The Pickstock constituency is one of the smallest in the City. At the last election the P.U.P. stronghold went red in the tidal wave that swept across the country. But [...]

U.D.P. Manifestos flip flop on 13th Senator

In its 2008 manifesto, United Democratic Party promised to increase the twelve member senate to thirteen members. The additional seat would include a representative from a non-governmental organization and Greg [...]

3rd component of Sustainable Tourism Project launched

With elections two weeks away, a number of projects are being unveiled. This afternoon, the third component of the Sustainable Tourism Project for Belize City was launched. It is called [...]

Fire Victim needs help

An apartment in the Yarborough area that was occupied by thirty-five year old Claudia Blanco and her children was destroyed by fire on the morning of January sixth. Blanco lost [...]