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American Global University in spotlight again

Are the American Global University School of Medicine and the Washington University of Health and Science legitimate and accredited medical institutions of learning in Belize? Or are they just well-established [...]

American Global’s Peggy Allen accused of crimes

In the press conference hosted by Phillip Henry and Patrick Menzies, particular attention was paid to Peggy Allen, who is listed as Vice President of Operations of American Academic Services. [...]

American Global University operates in San Pedro

News Five has done a number of stories since 2009 questioning the legitimacy of the American Global University School of Medicine which is again in the news.  Today, we went [...]

Electrocuted by power washer

Orange Walk police are investigating the sudden death of an eighteen year old Mennonite laborer of Blue Creek Village in Orange Walk Town. Clayton Rempel was electrocuted on Monday afternoon [...]

Prime Minister at United Nations with Ban Ki-Moon

Prime Minister Dean Barrow met with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, on Monday.  Barrow updated the Secretary General on the territorial dispute; the most recent [...]

City hall and Albert Street cab drivers reach compromise

On Monday taxi-drivers from both the Albert Street Taxi Cooperative and Downtown Taxi Cooperative were furious when they showed up at work only to find that they had been moved [...]

Should government share profits with illegal harvesters of rosewood?

And tonight’s question is: Should government share profits with the exporter of rosewood whose company is accused of felling rosewood during the moratorium? Send your comments and responses using your [...]

Family burned during Trial Farm fire

The origins of a fire at a house in Trial Farm in the Orange Walk remains under investigation. A family of three was sound asleep when the blaze erupted in [...]

New rosewood felling still occurring

While officialdom continues to hide behind press releases vowing that no freshly cut rosewood will be exported and all who cut rosewood during the amnesty will be punished forthwith, credible [...]

Murder Acquittal due to amnesia and missing link to crime

Twenty-nine year old Kenyon Plunkett, an auto mechanic of Belize City, was executed on April 28th, 2011, while returning to his jobsite from completing an errand.  The father of three [...]

Shopkeeper gets 5 years for carnal knowledge

Five years in jail. That’s the sentence given to the thirty eight year old man who was convicted of having sex with a fourteen year old minor. The incident occurred [...]

Cop acquitted after witness saw ‘fat policeman’ doing nothing

In February 2010, Corporal Jorge Lemus and Constable Lazaro Catch, both attached to the Ladyville Police Substation, were charged in connection with the shooting death of Jamaican national, O’Neil Jones, [...]

Retiree swindled out of 7 acres of land

An American national has had land swindled right under his feet. Sixty-six year old David Cooley is the victim of fraud as his property was sold when someone forged his [...]

Telesforo Guerra, McAfee’s Guatemalan attorney, dies

A Belizean who made his name in Guatemala as a politician and a top international lawyer has died. Teleforo Guerra Chan was born in Benque Viejo and moved to Guatemala [...]

Get popcorn ready for the 5th Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase

The Fifth Traveling Caribbean Film Showcase, despite not having any local entries, is currently underway in Belize City.  The annual filmmakers’ platform was launched on April sixteenth, with works from [...]

Mexicans, Mixed Martial Arts and Belizeans in caged event

The Belize Elementary School auditorium was overflowing on Saturday night. Mixed Martial Arts aficionados were out in droves for a number of fights between Belizean athletes and their Mexican counterparts. [...]