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Three Female Minors Die in Blaze at Youth Hostel

Three female minors, one-fourteen and two-sixteen years old lost their lives tragically in a fire at the Youth Hostel on Saturday at Mile twenty-one on the George Price Highway. Tonight, [...]

Three Persons Placed On Leave Pending Investigation Findings

The news of the tragedy spread like wildfire across social media as families and friends of Arnold, Carlos and McKoy expressed outrage at the senseless loss of life. Residents are [...]

Former Family Court Director to Lead Investigation into Deadly Fire

As we said, there are many unanswered questions, but a criminal as well as an independent investigation are currently underway to determine if there is negligence in the death of [...]

Youth Threatens to Jump Off Building in Wake of Fire

The terrible, senseless deaths of three young girls entrusted to the care of the state are tragedy enough. No matter what any investigation indicates, or reveals, the primary victims are [...]

Protest of Guatemalan President-Elect Crashed by GSU Officers

News Five has extensive coverage tonight of the very under the radar visit of Guatemalan President Elect Jimmy Morales. Morales is on a whirlwind round of country visits prior to [...]

PM Barrow Says Discussion with Morales Was Cordial

Against that backdrop of little protest and big guns, Prime Minister Dean Barrow and Guatemalan President-Elect Jimmy Morales met for about thirty minutes, for discussions and the usual photo op. [...]

COLA President Geovanni Brackett Released Without Charges

COLA President Geovanni Brackett, one of five persons who protested on Coney Drive, was released at around midday from the Queen Street Police Station, without being charged. He told News [...]

Two Teenagers Charged for Brutal Murder of Belize City Businessman

Tonight, two teenagers age eighteen and nineteen years old, are behind bars for the murder of businessman, Rueben Perez that occurred on November twenty-sixth at his business on Vernon Street [...]

PM Barrow Says Decision to Grant Fugitive David Nanes Bail Worrisome

The curious tale of international fugitive David Nanes Schnitzer is one of those things that make you go hmmm – repeatedly and very loudly. Wanted by Mexico for fraud to [...]

Why Didn’t Police Conduct Surveillance of David Nanes?

Bail for such a fugitive as Nanes is one thing…one very strange thing. But then there’s the matter of Police scrutiny. How is it that Nanes was allowed to just [...]

Immigration Investigation Determines Nanes Documents Were Fraudulent

Then there’s the fact that when Mexican-American Nanes Schnitzer was apprehended, he had more Belizean ID on him than the average Belizean. The Prime Minister pulled no bones in citing [...]

BTV’s Wil Maheia Says Sarstoon FOB is only Rhetoric

Last week, during the tenth anniversary celebration of the Belize National Coast Guard, Minister of national Security announced that on December ninth ground will be broken on the new and [...]

Woman Dies in Tragic RTA

A traffic accident has claimed the life of a housewife from the south. On Friday afternoon, fifty-five year old Nelly Lopez from Steadfast Village tragically died when she was flung [...]

Teenager Stabbed Multipe Times in Armenia

A near-fatal assault during which an eighteen-year-old was stabbed multiple times in Armenia Village has left one person hospitalized.  Sometime before nine o’clock on Saturday morning, Daniel Edaldo Esevado was [...]

PM Barrow Says US Sanction of Kremsont Commercial Should Not Affect Belize

Late last week, we aired a story about Kremsont Commercial, a company operated by Syrian born Russian national Mudalal Khuri and registered in Belize. The US sanctioned Khuri and Kremsont [...]

Shyne to Mesop…Sista B to Queen Square…

And from matters of state to matters of party politics – rapper turned politician Jamal ‘Shyne’ Barrow announced last week on his Facebook page that he would be running in [...]

Christmas Cheer This Year…Remixed and Reduced

For many Belizeans, perhaps a sad testimony of our times…Christmas isn’t Christmas without Christmas Cheer. It’s a program in which politicians hand out money to some of their constituents to [...]

Calabash Caye Field Station Officially Opened

The University of Belize is playing an integral role in the management of our natural resources, terrestrial and maritime, through its Environmental Research Institute.  Since officially launching the program a [...]

Desperately Seeking Missing Austrian Josef Trajer

The Austrian Embassy in Mexico is asking the assistance of the Belizean public to locate forty-seven year old Austrian national Josef Trajer. Today, News Five was contacted by an attorney [...]

Weekend Sports Wrap Up with James Adderley

We open tonight’s show with the showdown in Central Secondary Schools Sporting Association Male Basketball play featuring the 2 powerhouses from inside Belize City—Wesley College and St. John’s College, two [...]

Thanksgiving Day Execution in Ladyville

Another Belize City man was gunned down on Thursday.  This time the targeted assassination took place in Ladyville, in an area known as Japan.  Kevin Peters, alias Breast, was an [...]

Will Kevin ‘Breast’ Peters’ Murder be Avenged by Taylor’s Alley Associates?

But will there be retaliation for the coldblooded murder of Peters? Regional Rural Commander Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster told the media today that there have been several threats made against [...]

Duo Arrested for the Murder of Belize City Businessman

There was also another murder on Thursday in Belize City in which a well-known businessman was killed at his establishment on Vernon Street. As we reported, two gunmen on bicycle [...]

Caneros Meet with Minister of Agriculture and B.S.I. Officials in Sugar City

This morning stakeholders in the sugar industry met at SICB headquarters in Orange Walk. For the first time in three years, the crop season is set to start when it [...]

What Does the Agriculture Minister Have to Say on Sugar Cane Quotas?

There has also had to be some tweaking where deliveries to the factory are concerned. A most recent survey estimates that farmers have one point seven million tons of cane [...]