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Mark Seawell Free after 10 Years, Dodges Extradition

A second Seawell sibling was set free today after an extradition request fell apart.  Gary Seawell was released last November, and this morning after spending over a decade in prison, [...]

Esperanza Villager Charged with Pastor Florencio Bardalez’ Murder

Seventy-nine-year-old pastor Florencio Guillermo Bardalez of the San Ignacio Baptist Church was brutally murdered on his farm in Esperanza Village on Monday night. Tonight, thirty-five-year-old Gabriel Cunil, a resident of [...]

Small Fire at Public’s on Boulevard Contained

A fire at the popular Publics Supermarket on Central American Boulevard in the City was quickly contained on Wednesday night. The fire started from a freezer loaded with sodas and [...]

Chamber of Commerce Condemns ‘Bonus’ for Non-Striking Teachers

Monday’s announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Patrick Faber that Government is using a million dollars to hand out special bonuses for Easter has sent shockwaves through [...]

Video Exposes Police Picking Up Contraband, Investigation Underway

Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie has directed a formal investigation by Professional Standards Branch into a video which first surfaced six weeks ago. The footage obtained by News Five shows [...]

Aurelio Martinez is Back! Live Album and Concert in Works

World famous Parandero, Aurelio Martinez, is back in Belize to celebrate thirty years of Garifuna music with the launch of a new album.  Darandi, or thirty in Garifuna, is a [...]

G.S.T. Scheme Exposed? Senior Auditor Claims Management Interfered with Assessments

Is the Department of General Sales Tax playing fair with taxpayers’ money? That is the question tonight after News Five obtained a letter written to the office of the Solicitor [...]

Chamber Says Tax Regime Must be Fair and Firm

The tax system remains a concern for the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose members often pay more than their fair share of taxes. They have long complained that the [...]

What Happened Aboard B.S.I.’s Sugar Barge Involving Raymond Rivers?

The Port of Belize Limited has been informed that stevedores are asking for a resumption of negotiations on their Collective Bargaining Agreement in advance of a potential strike at the [...]

Port Says Stevedores Refuse to Talk About Previous Payments

While a full document has not been reached and agreed to, various aspects of what will become a Collective Bargaining Agreement have been agreed to between the Christian Workers’ Union [...]

Son of Senior Cop Charged with Drug Trafficking

Ladyville resident, thirty-one-year-old Noel Leal Junior, who was found with three hundred grams of cannabis, was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith on a single charge of possession of [...]

Mighty “Luke” is Gone; 3 Including Senator Smith to Vie for B.N.T.U. Presidency

A new president will emerge from within the ranks of the Belize National Teachers Union later this month when a convention will be held to elect a new executive.  Outgoing [...]

Special Envoy Wants Police to Fix Procedure Following San Pedro Woman’s Humiliation

The early morning fracas turned shooting incident on San Pedro Town on Saturday continues to make waves. Video surfaced which showed that it started when Police officers working at a [...]

San Ignacio Plans Crime Vigil

There has been an upsurge in heinous crimes in the San Ignacio, Santa Elena area. Many are living in fear following the brutal death of a woman, whose dismembered and [...]

New Tour to Introduce Twin Towns to Tourists

Even as the fight against crime is on, the twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena are set on keeping the title of “number one inland tourist destination” right [...]

Cinderella Traffic Lights are Back!

There is good news tonight for drivers in Belize City. The famous traffic lights at the busy intersection of Douglas Jones Street and Freetown Road, near Cinderella Plaza, are back [...]

Tips for a Safe and Happy Easter

Belizeans across the country are gearing up for the annual Easter vacation and final preparations are being made for travel to various destinations on land and at sea.  To ensure [...]

Watch Out for Fires and Hot Conditions

Fire safety is of equal concern this holiday season.  Fire Chief Ted Smith provides useful tips for home and property owners during the Easter break, as well as the dry [...]

Healthy Living Talks Depression

The World Health Organization estimates that three hundred million people worldwide live with this disease. In Belize, there are an estimated fifteen thousand cases – that have been reported. Yet, [...]