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Baptist Pastor Killed in Esperanza

There have been heinous murders in the west since the start of the year and tonight, the murder count went up by one. The latest victim is a seventy-nine-year-old pastor [...]

Man Charged 1 Year Later for Deadly Chopping Incident

Police have arrested and charged a man for the crime of murder exactly one year after the crime was committed. Twenty-three-year-old Marlon Padillo of Selena Village in Cayo was slapped [...]

Cops Accused in San Pedro Shooting Arraigned

Two cops were arraigned today at the San Pedro Magistrate court. The two were captured on video manhandling a woman and then firing indiscriminately on Barrier Reef Drive where a [...]

Teacher’s Union Claims Ministry ‘Bonus’ is Petty, Vindictive Union-Busting

As we reported on Monday, Minister of Education Patrick Faber confirmed that a million dollars has been set aside as a “honorarium” for teachers who showed up to work during [...]

A Reward for Doing Nothing? Union Says Money Could Have Been Used Elsewhere

According to Palacio, government is being crafty with its description of the payout.   That million dollar bonus flies in the face of government’s proposed strictness at the start of the [...]

Could Teachers Have Been Paid Already?

There is more from B.N.T.U. President Luke Palacio, who sat with the media this evening to discuss other concerns, including the salary adjustment.  Prior to the 2017 budget presentation, Prime [...]

Bait and Switch: First 3 Days of Make-Up Will Involve Marking P.S.E.

To make matters worse, Palacio claims that the ministry is being disingenuous by requesting that teachers volunteer to mark Primary School Exams under the guise that they are attending workshops.  [...]

Where Will Ministry Get Bonus Money From? Minister Cagey

While the Belize National Teachers’ Union has made clear how it feels about this ‘bonus,’ where exactly is the Ministry of Education going to get the money from? As the [...]

P.U.P. Calls Out Education Minister: “Stubborn, Immature and Downright Dangerous”

The P.U.P. in a release this evening called the million dollar payout to teachers, “the sign of a stubborn, immature and downright dangerous man who refuses to accept that he [...]

Honduran-Belizean Surprise Victim of Gun Violence

A shooting in the Old Capital on Monday has left a visiting Belizean in a critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. Jeffery Martinez is a citizen, but resides [...]

Ride by Shooting on Raccoon Street

A pair of Belize City men riding on a motorcycle not too far from the Raccoon Street Police Station came under gunfire on Monday night when they were intercepted by [...]

Convicted for False Pretenses, Aaron Wilson Claims He Was Set Up by Top Cop

He wanted to be a real police officer – he even sat the examination. But in 2010, special constable Aaron Wilson found himself on the wrong side of the law, [...]

Former “Fake Cop” Says Real Police Covered Up, Did Not Properly Investigate Him

At trial, Henderson effectively denied knowing or assisting Wilson in any way, but Wilson says he worked exclusively under Henderson’s command and was allowed to wear the brown Police Number [...]

What Really Happened the Night Aaron Wilson was Busted

It all came crashing down in July of 2010, when Wilson, who had been working at a night club in Belize City as security, was accused of molesting a woman [...]

Legal Action May Come for Amendment to PACT Act

Attorney General Senator Michael Peyrefitte confirmed to News Five that as of Friday, March thirty-first, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (Amendment) Act is now law, having been assented to by [...]

Twin Towns Mayor Addresses Crime

Earlier in the newscast you heard about the cold killing of a well-known and respected Pastor of San Ignacio. The news has shocked the San Ignacio and Santa Elena communities. [...]

Fixing Belize’s Statistical System

For the past year, the Inter-American Development Bank has funded efforts to streamline Belize’s National Statistical System, which is nominally managed by the Statistical Institute of Belize. With so many [...]

“Brave in the Attempt:” Special Olympics Boosts Profiles of Disabled

Almost three hundred athletes across the country participate in the various sporting programs of the Special Olympics, Belize Chapter.  Disability or not, every athlete is skilled in a particular discipline [...]