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P.M. says Belize disgusted; IDB President’s crass act of cowardice

There is a major fallout with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and this morning, Prime Minister Dean Barrow threw the IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno under the bus even though [...]

No IDB Policy based loans halts some government initiatives

According to the PM, the legislative changes that were presented to the House have not been passed and some will come to a complete halt. But we note that the [...]

P.M. won’t share podium with IDB President

The Prime Minister’s ire remained squarely on Moreno; the warm relationship now turned to one of heated friction.  The PM made it clear that he will not share a podium [...]

“Robbery” gets shot while committing robbery on his own street

A robbery attempt this afternoon escalated to a shootout inside the popular Dits Restaurant in downtown Belize City. The restaurant manager told News Five that she was gone a mere [...]

Did police abuse photojournalist, Jorge Tabora?

A News Five’s team was on the scene of the shooting on King Street and was heading back to this station when it spotted the police vehicle with two of [...]

I wasn’t there; friend of murder victim says he wasn’t at the scene

Kevin Gentle and Arden Alex Robinson were both shot inside Robinson’s yard in an unnamed and dead end street somewhere in the vicinity of Curl Thompson Street. Gentle who was [...]

Breaking News: Jury actually finds man guilty of murder

Also in court, just before one o’clock this afternoon, a jury of seven women and five men stepped into the deliberating room to decide the fate of Gregory August, a [...]

Lee Henkis’ second conviction for molesting boys

Meanwhile, in the courtroom of Justice Troadio Gonzalez, a forty-three year old man was found guilty of sodomizing a nine year old boy. The young boy, now eleven years old, [...]

Study shows Belize oil refinery not feasible

The United Democratic Party’s campaign manifesto going into General Elections earlier this year included the prospect of establishing a national oil refinery.  In fact, during a press conference unveiling the [...]

CEMO looks for disabled people to help in times of disaster

The hurricane season is almost over, but City Hall is preparing for any upcoming natural disasters. This afternoon it was announced that CEMO will be collecting data about persons with [...]

Que Viva Mexico! Neighbors to help with bridge construction

Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, who is soon demitting office, is seeking to have members of that country’s military deployed to Belize to assist with the construction of a road to [...]

UB’s new building and bookstore

There was a lot of activity this morning at the University of Belize’s campus in Belmopan. The university opened two needed facilities that will ease student life. News Five’s Duane [...]

Entrepreneurial skills at U.B.; where you wanna be

There was a second event at the University that brought out the entrepreneurship skills of a number of students. From ceviche to pastries and crafts, the students had to make [...]

The 4th Annual Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase hosted in Belize

Films from across the region are being featured in a week of screenings as the fourth annual Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase is hosted in Belize. The event started at six [...]