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Teachers and Government Still Can’t Decide When to Come Back to School

Teachers and students across the country are officially on Christmas vacation.  Some are enjoying time with friends and family, while others are catching up with their to-do list ahead of [...]

United Nations Votes for Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation Issues

The United Nations is set to appoint an independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity issues, following three contentious rounds of voting at the international body in New York [...]

Senior Citizen Robbed and Shot Overnight on Lakeview Street

Crime continues to grip the city. A shooting overnight has left a fifty-three year old Belize City resident hospitalized. Griffith Moody was outside his home on Lakeview Street with a [...]

Charges Coming For Dorian Pakeman in Accident?

Gardenia Mechanic Dean Dawson was knocked down and killed earlier in March of this year and so far there has been a lot of back and forth, but no one [...]

Homeless “Jane Doe” in Belize River Still Unnamed a Week Later

Police are no closer to identifying the body of the woman retrieved from the Belize River last Wednesday. When it was fished out of the river, it was noted that [...]

American Charged With Forty-Year-Old Double Murder of Tourists to Belize

After as many as forty years, a double murder case has been cracked. An American from California has been charged with two counts of maritime murder for the deaths of [...]

Behind Prison Walls, Inmates Hope for New Lives

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal will have significant bearing on the lives of inmates convicted for murder. The decision primarily hinges on parole rules mandating that those [...]

Chester Noralez’ Case for Savage Beating of Neighbor Dropped in Court

Thirty-six-year-old Chester Noralez, a repeat offender, accused of brutally attacking an elderly neighbor last year, is home free tonight after the court struck out the matter against him because his [...]

Accused Killers of Ian Blair to Stand Trial

Two Belize City men will have to stand trial for murder at the April 2017 session of the Supreme Court as well as a slew of other offenses including attempted [...]

Christmas Surprises and Cheer for Rural Eastern Division

Around this time in 2015, Rural Eastern Division Police based in Ladyville were stopping buses along the Philip Goldson Highway at a checkpoint. They selected certain passengers and in typical [...]

Secret Santa Works Overtime on Northside

Kris Kringle, Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus – fairytale or not – a Secret Santa was out and about today spreading Christmas cheer from Ladyville to Belize City with his elves [...]

Southside Mom Gets Needed Help from Police

The Police’s Secret Santa was all over the Belize District today. This afternoon he came down to Southside and specifically to Iguana Street, where a mother and step-mother of thirteen [...]

Downtown of Old Capital Safe for Shoppers

While residents are finalizing their last minute shopping and preparations for Christmas, the sad reality is that it is also a time when there is an increase in the number [...]

Burglars Getting Slick in Ladyville; Community Watch Will Help

For most Belizeans Christmas is a time of spreading cheer but it’s also a time when criminals spread fear –robbing and burglarizing homes. Those criminal elements have been around the [...]

Belize Bank, Mercy Kitchen Share Christmas with Families in Gungulung

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for twelve Belize City families who otherwise would have had things a bit harder this time of year.  Thanks to an enduring [...]

What’s Hot for Christmas gifts? News Five Goes Shopping

There are only four more shopping days before the Christmas. Across the City, the rush and buzz is in the air as shoppers look for deals. But what items are [...]