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2 from Teakettle Charged in Keonia Ara Murder

Two young men from the village of Teakettle are facing charges of murder in connection with the brutal slaying of eighteen-year-old Keonia Ara over the weekend.  As we’ve reported, the [...]

Fatal Flash Fire Traps 86-Year-Old Louise Berry

There have been two fires in the past two days in Belize City, one of which was fatal for an elderly woman. The most recent fire occurred just after one [...]

Fire Department Chasing Suspected Cause of Prince Street Fire

The other fire occurred on Wednesday morning on Price Street in downtown Belize City. Sometime after seven o’clock, Arilee Scott and her four-year-old grandson were inside the two storey wooden [...]

APAMO Attempts to Persuade G.O.B. Not to Tax PACT

The first serious objection to the bundle of tax measures introduced by Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the government at Monday’s budget presentation was raised by the Belize Tourism Industry [...]

Your Bottle of Rum May Cost a Lot More in April

News Five has uncovered information of an unreported, unexpected increase in the excise tax on rum, reported to us at as much as a hundred-percent increase.  It has been proposed [...]

At Senate, Rodolfo Bol Questioned over Alleged System Tampering by Audit

Rodolfo Bol is the Immigration Department’s former System Manager, and current I.T. Manager. He has been with the Department since 2004. He manages the passport machine system and border management [...]

How BPIS Failed in Won Hong Kim Case

Bol was also questioned on the most infamous example of how the Belize Passport and Information System was breached during the tenure covered by the Auditor General’s Report from 2011 [...]

Man Dodges Heavy Sentence for Throw-Away Gun

Twenty-year-old Stephen Mejia of Antelope Street in Belize City is behind bars after he was sentenced to one year in prison for keeping an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. In September [...]

Court of Appeal Dismisses Carnal Knowledge Conviction for Santiago Cholom

After nine months behind bars, forty-six-year-old Santiago Cholom is home free, following a decision by the Court of Appeal to have him released due to a number of errors during [...]

B.T.I.A. Calls for More Spending on Tourism Destinations

On Wednesday night, we told you about the B.T.I.A.’s strong position on G.O.B.’s proposed revenue measures which include increasing the PACT fee, as well as taking ten percent of the2017-2018 [...]

25 years of Healthy Teeth with Project Smile

A dental initiative for Anglican primary schools in Belize City has students motivated to smile and show off their clean, pearly whites. Project Smile is a dental program of the [...]

The “Y” Marks 61 Years

The YWCA is celebrating sixty-one years of being in Belize. To mark this milestone, on Sunday they started a week of activities under the theme “Empowering Women in a Changing [...]

All-Male Baker to Vegas “Protectors” Try for Repeat Performance

A team of athletes from the Belize National Coast Guard, the Belize Police Department and the Belize Defense Force is headed to the United States next week to participate in [...]

Seasons of Sickness: Healthy Living Tells What to Watch For

Doctors are accustomed to seeing cases of certain illnesses rise at specific times of the year. This time of year – although the weather is quite “UN-Marchlike” – pediatricians tend [...]