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Brian Hyde Charged for Triple Homicide in Florida

Roaring Creek resident, nineteen-year-old Brian Hyde has been charged in Lee County, Florida for the triple murder of thirty-seven-year-old Dorla Pitts, her pregnant seventeen-year-old daughter Starlette Pitts and Starlette’s twenty-one-year-old [...]

Dorrien Pitts Breaks the Silence on Murder of Wife and Daughter

On Wednesday, News Five spoke with Belmopan resident, Alvin Hyde, who is the father of Dorla Pitts. According to Alvin, his daughter and granddaughter have been living in Lehigh for [...]

Chairman of the Progressive Cane Farmers’ Association Shot in Corozal

A Corozal man was shot early this morning. Details are still sketchy at this time as no official report was made to the Corozal Police, but we have confirmed that [...]

Senator Lisa Shoman Joins the BTV in Sarstoon Island Trek…

On Wednesday morning, the Belize Territorial Volunteers, on a scouting mission in the vicinity of Sarstoon Island, had a near brush with Guatemalan military personnel upon returning from the remote [...]

….Is She Going in an Official Capacity?

According to Shoman, the idea that local military presence in the area, while accompanying the volunteer expedition, can inflame an already hostile situation with Guatemalan armed forces is total nonsense.  [...]

Verdes Put Belize on the Map in Upcoming Regional Football Tournament

For the first time since 2008, Belize is participating in the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League where Verdes F.C. will be doing battle against Mexico’s Queretero in game one of a [...]

How Prepared is Verdes for Champions League?

According to Coach Marvin Ottley, the team has been preparing tediously for the past two months and has been participating in international friendly matches to prepare for the series.   [...]

Kareem Smith Remanded for Pulling Gun on Ex-Girlfriend

Construction worker Kareem Smith, who is no stranger to the law, is tonight behind bars on remand. According to reports, on July fifteenth, Smith allegedly pulled a gun on his [...]

Belize City Man Fined for Fisheries Conviction

A George Street fisherman is out of pocket tonight after the Magistrate’s Court slapped him with three separate fines. Nine months ago, thirty-eight-year-old Jorge Zetina was found with fourteen undersized [...]

Public and Private Sectors Meet for Economic Dialogue

The private and public sectors met today in what was being dubbed as an economic dialogue.  While a majority of the session was closed to the media, we were able [...]

School Improvement Planning Workshop Held Countrywide

Since last week, a school improvement planning workshop has been ongoing across the country. It is the continuation of a Quality Child Friendly Schools Initiative that was piloted back in [...]

Schools Assess Quality of Education at Primary Level

One developing school, St. Luke’s Methodist School in Belize City is participating in the workshop. Principal, Pamela Bodden spoke on the benefits of the sessions for the school.   Pamela [...]

International Youth Day Celebrated in Belize

On Wednesday, August twelfth, the world observed International Youth Day under the theme “Youth Civic Engagement”.  While opportunities for youth to engage at political, economic and social levels are low [...]

Children Across the Country Prepare for National Eye Screening

In September, the Belize Lions Club will be carrying out a national eye screening exercise for toddlers and up to fourteen-year-old. Through a grant from the Lions Club International Associations [...]

Drought in Orange Walk Results in Millions of Losses for Farmers

Farmers in the deepest South of the Orange Walk District are facing the grim reality of millions of dollars in losses. And it’s all because of an ongoing drought in [...]

Healthy Living has First Day of School Jitters

The first day of school – usually the first image that comes to mind is of an eager toddler heading out to the first day of preschool. But the first [...]