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Police Say Don’t Let Safety Take a Holiday

For the last few days on this newscast, we have been featuring safety tips for Belizeans to avoid incidents and mishaps over the Christmas season. On Thursday, police commander for [...]

God and Faith at Heart of Christmas, Says Catholic Pastor

Christmas is less than two days away and the religious festival celebrating the birth of Christ is being observed across the country by various denominations.  Earlier today, we spoke with [...]

The Evangelical View of Christmas from Scott Stirm

While he has made his name as an activist for Christian and traditional values, particularly when it comes to fighting amorality and homosexuality, Scott Stirm is first and foremost a [...]

Belizeans’ Season’s Greetings from the Streets

It’s less than two days away from Christmas Day and downtown Albert Street was bustling, as residents did their last minute grocery shopping for that traditional turkey dinner, while others [...]

Simone Biles is Here and Warmly Welcomed

Hundreds of Belizeans gathered today to get a glimpse and take pictures of the world’s best female gymnast Simone Biles. The famed athlete who won five medals at the 2016 [...]

Can You Help Police Solve Baby Janeeka’s Death?

Two weeks ago, a month shy of her second birthday, twenty-three-month-old Janeeka Campbell suffered a most brutal and senseless death in St. Matthews’s village, in the Cayo District. According to [...]

Suspects Sought in Two of Three Recent Belmopan-area Murders

Police in the Belmopan area have been kept busy recently with several murder cases. Teakettle’s Abner Vasquez was beaten to death in the village on December second. On December fifteenth, [...]

Belize Action Frowns on U.N. Turnaround Over LGBT Expert

On Monday, a vote at the United Nations General Assembly cleared the way for the appointment of an independent expert, Thailand’s Vi-tit Mun-ta-bhorn, on sexual orientation and gender identity issues. [...]

Scott Stirm Says Some Animals are not More Equal than Others

According to Stirm, the U.N.’s endorsement continues and possibly accelerates the slippery slide of humanity toward accepting abnormal and harmful behaviour. He also contends that it harms the freedoms guaranteed [...]

What’s Become of the Church-State Commission?

The Church State Commission, first described as a “morality commission,” was announced in the aftermath of August’s Section Fifty-Three decision. Chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, it was set [...]

G.O.B.: Guatemala Fishing Law Doesn’t Count

Late this evening, the Belize Press Office issued a release responding to the Guatemalan Fisheries Regulations, a story that the media broke on Wednesday. The release goes on to state, [...]

A Handsome Sum for Chon Saan to Become Immigration Belmopan?

Will the Government of Belize pay as much as four million Belize dollars for the Chon Saan Palace Restaurant building in Belmopan? That’s what News Five sources say, though manager [...]

Fire Service Stops Potentially Catastrophic Fire in St. Martin’s Area

A potentially dangerous house fire was averted this afternoon, thanks to prompt response by personnel from the National Fire Service.  Shortly after twelve o’clock, a call was placed to the [...]

New Equipment for City Council as Part of Flood Mitigation Project

The Flood Mitigation Infrastructure Project has brought significant changes to the north side of Belize City, particularly the busy residential areas of Belama and closer to downtown on Douglas Jones [...]

Concrete Works on Pause for Christmas

The Belize City Council has been steadily working on its concreting project for Belize City, converting a couple hundred roadways to concrete. However, Christmas season means a break for some [...]

Police Officers’ Kids in Belmopan Receive Pre-Christmas Treat

The spirit of the season is not only limited to Belize City. This afternoon in the nation’s capital, a special party was organized for the children of police officers in [...]

Christmas for the Mentally Challenged in Belize City

The Welcome Resource Center held its annual Christmas party for its one hundred and fifty plus persons living with a mental condition. Staff, volunteers and donors engaged the participants in [...]

Group Hug in Action at B.T.L. Park

There was a party at B.T.L. Park on Wednesday – with live music and lots of gifts. Local charity Group Hug got out two hundred children and treated them to [...]

Salvation Army’s Helping Hand

Over eight hundred persons this year will receive Christmas hampers courtesy of the Salvation Army. Today, the hefty bags of goodies were handed over to recipients at several locations across [...]

Donations Slow, But Kettle Drive Keeps On

Now the Christmas hampers to needy families is just one of the many activities that the Salvation Army does during the season. Those include the annual Christmas party for over [...]

Guatemala Map Validates Steady Encroachment by Fishers in Belizean Waters

Tonight, there are two developments on the territorial claim to Belize that could explain Guatemala’s aggressive behavior for months. A map released by the Guatemalan government has surfaced showing that [...]

Keep Calm on Guatemala Violations, Says Elrington

Over the past two years, Guatemala has been asserting sovereignty over the area, going as far as militarizing the remote area and now escorts Belizeans traversing our side of the [...]

Chester Noralez Not Home Free; Will Be Re-Arrested for Senior Citizen’s Beating

He walked free from court on Monday afternoon for the brutal attack on an elderly man, but tonight police are looking for thirty-six-year-old Chester Noralez. He is to be re-arrested [...]

B.D.F. Commander Jones Was Not Home at Time of Burglary

The Price Barracks residence of Brigadier General David Jones was broken into a few weeks ago, while the B.D.F. commander was out of the country.  The discovery that his home [...]

C.G.A. Proceeds to Annual General Meeting with Audited Financials

Turning to developments in the agriculture sector…. The Annual General Meeting of the Citrus Growers Association planned for January twenty-first, 2017, is a crossroads in the survival of the multi-million [...]