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A Life Cut Short, Promising Young Journalist Killed In Early Morning Assault

All day, today there has been an outpouring of both love and sympathy for media colleague, Kareem Clarke.  The tragic news spread quickly this morning that the young and gifted [...]

Media Colleagues Pay Homage to the Literary Talent that was Kareem Clarke

The Amandala Newspaper has issued a statement on the senseless murder of Kareem Clarke saying, “We are still in disbelief over the tragic loss of this very promising and ambitious [...]

Was Foiled Gang Recruitment Motive for Weekend Murder?

There were three other murders over the weekend. The violence started on Friday night with the homicide of a Belize City welder. David Rivas was shot and died just hours [...]

Elderly Watchman Murdered and Tossed Into Haulover Creek

The third murder occurred before dawn on Sunday also in the city. Sixty-five year old Emmerson Cain was assaulted by at least three persons behind Village Kitchen Restaurant on North [...]

A Pair of Belize City Men Acquitted of Double Homicide Charges

While the murder rate continues to increase, two men went to court this morning and even before their trial started, they were freed. Twenty-four year old Charles Young Junior along [...]

Church Senator Breaks Silence on Endorsing Petrocaribe Amendment Act

The Roman Catholic Church has broken ranks with the Council of Churches. Reverend Noel Leslie, who represents the Council in the Senate, was one of seven parliamentarians to vote in [...]

Roman Catholic Bishop Objects to Controversial Legislation

According to Father Leslie, he is equally obligated to support the position of his bishop, despite having voted in favor of the majority in the council.   Rev. Father Noel [...]

Did Council of Churches Yield to G.O.B.’s Petrocaribe Carrot?

But is the ecumenical chapel that is to be constructed at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital the sugared pill for the change of heart? Father Leslie said that the topic [...]

Anthony Sabal Hits Campaign Trail Ahead of Dangriga Bye-election

As we do just before any major election, over the weekend News Five went to the scene of the scheduled bye-election in Dangriga to get a last minute feel from [...]

Audrey Matura-Shepherd Back in Court for Contempt in BGYEA/G.O.B. Mediation

Attorney and activist Audrey Matura-Shepherd was called into the chambers of Justice Courtney Abel today. The application for sanction was brought in relation to the G.O.B. versus BGYEA Court ordered [...]

BGYEA on Outcome of Mediation

As we told you, the contempt application was brought in relation to Court-ordered mediation which has now come to a close. The dispute was over the use of a buffer-zone [...]

Domestic Dispute Lands Taxi Man Behind Bars

A domestic dispute has landed forty-six year old taxi man, Mark Anthony Lord Senior at the Belize Central Prison. He is facing two criminal offenses, allegedly committing against his common-law [...]

Sugar Crop Extended Amid Record Year

Following a request by all cane farmers associations for an extension of the 2015 crop, B.S.I. stated late last week that it would not consider extending the crop for a [...]

Reshuffling the Scope of the Belize Police Department

There are major changes to the top brass of the police department in the City. First, there is no more Eastern Division. That was revealed today at a press briefing [...]

Chester Williams is Back to Tackle Crime in the City

Williams is taken on an area that is spiraling with criminal activity. Over the weekend, there have been three murders in Belize City and in the past two weeks, a [...]

Jerome Smith Survives Near Fatal Attack at Buttonwood Bay Park

Earlier in the newscast, we told you about four murders that occurred over the weekend. But there was another act of gun violence in the city, a shooting on Friday [...]

Guidelight to Hold Vigil for Slain Youths

The murder of two young students in the past week stunned the country. Fifteen year old Tarique Thompson and sixteen year old Ruben Leslie were mercilessly gunned down in separate [...]

Sport Stats with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   The Smart 13 and Under Football Tournament presented the semi-final round Saturday at the MCC Grounds. In a closely [...]