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Tropic Air Plane Goes Down

A Tropic Air craft plunged into the Caribbean Sea today. On board were the pilot and two passengers, who are tonight lucky to be alive after the aircraft went down [...]

Helicopters Were Just Passing Through; No Need for Alarm

Just after twelve noon today, four helicopters heard and seen flying relatively low in Belizean airspace. We have since learnt that the aircrafts are from North Carolina, U.S.A. and had [...]

Petrocaribe Used To Bail CPBL?

The Petrocaribe Fund and now the Petrocaribe Loans Act have been in the headlines for the controversy it is generating. The recent revelation that the funds were used for salaries [...]

Fin Sec Says Petrocaribe Only a Temp Loan For CPBL

When we checked with the Financial Secretary Joseph Waight on Monday, he pinpointed that the monies would be made available to CPBL as a temporary loan.  And that arrear, as [...]

PM Did Say That G.O.B. Would Bail CPBL, But Would It Have Been Petrocaribe Funds?

At a conference on April twenty-ninth, the Prime Minister identified an issue within the citrus industry involving a lack of working capital for farmers who are yet to receive the [...]

A Visit to Sarstoon Island

From proud Rio Hondo to Old Sarstoon…sounds familiar? Well it should, but right about now the Sarstoon is patrolled twenty-four hours by personnel at a Guatemalan outpost on the banks [...]

Crooked Tree Causeway Falling Apart?

A News Five team is just back from the Sarstoon Island in southern Belize where a confrontation took place just last week between Guatemalan navy officers and the Belize National [...]

American National Wanted for Husband’s Death

With the assistance of Interpol, the local police department has issued a warrant for Tracy Channon Nessl, the common-law wife of American retiree, Timothy Patrick McNamara, who died on Christmas [...]

Russell Hyde and Other Suspects in Roaring Creek Murders Released!

It’s been several days now since the sensational murders of Roaring Creek residents Steven Hyde and Edilberto Madrid, and no one has been charged. Both men, an associate and a [...]

Ministry of National Security is Working to Tackle Crime

There has been a serious spike in murders this year, even as there continues to be a decrease in other crimes. It’s a serious problem for the Ministry of National [...]

Forensic Lab and DNA Testing Will Soon Be a Reality in Belize

One of the major thrusts is strengthening the forensic capabilities of the Police Department. Just a few weeks ago, twenty-seven police personnel were certified as international scenes of crime officers. [...]

Santander Makes Peace with Valley Of Peace Farmers

Santander is keeping the peace with Valley of Peace, well the farmers, at least. You may remember that over a year ago, Santander, then known as Green Tropics, destroyed close [...]

Wheel Chair Man Charged For Drug Possession

A Belize City man, who is not sure of his age, but claims he is twenty-three years old and is confined to a wheel chair was dragged to court today [...]

Shadir Marin Charged For Aggravated Assault on DJ

Manager of San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi, Shadir Marin, is tonight spending his first night behind bars after he was remanded on a single charge of Aggravated Assault with [...]

Sepp Blatter Resigns from FIFA Presidency

F.F.B. President Ruperto Vicente is quoted in sections of the media saying that he voted for Joseph Sepp Blatter, the incumbent FIFA President. According to Vicente, who was in Zurich, [...]

Mangoes Galore At Hopkins Mango Fest

The mango season is one that is highly anticipated; and at last it is finally here. There are a number of succulent and juicy mango varieties in Belize and most, [...]