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Breaking News: Murder Reported in Jane Usher Boulevard, Belize City

There has been a murder in the south side of Belize City. Just after six p.m., shots rang out in the Jane Usher Boulevard area, where police over the weekend [...]

Rape Victim Speaks as Charges Draw Closer for Accused Magistrate

The sitting Magistrate accused of rape of a Dangriga woman in April can now be named as Norman Rodriguez.  Up until today, News Five had restrained from using his name. [...]

If Charged, Attorney Says Accused Could Go Free On Bail

The alleged rape of the Dangriga resident has raised numerous questions on the role of the judiciary in respect of indicting one of its own.  While there is a gap [...]

Novel Prosecution Brings Pitfalls for Accuser and Accused

The fact that the woman has gone on record in the media to tell her story may very well prejudice her case.  Should charges be preferred on the magistrate in [...]

John Deshaies Engages Legal Representation for Long Fight

Canadian national John DeShaies remains in police lockup following his arraignment on Friday, when he was denied bail in the Independence Magistrate Court.  He appeared in court for charges of [...]

Shrimp Farms Lose International Certification

The Government has been boasting of a rebound in the shrimp industry in the wake of problems in production a few months ago. However, industry insiders report that the Aquaculture [...]

Andre Vega Stands Alone on Land Compensation Case

This morning, Supreme Court Justice Courtney Abel dropped the case against Hilmar Alamilla, associate of Andre Vega and the former deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega, as it relates to a [...]

G.S.U. – Peacemakers or Peace Breakers?

Over the weekend, the Gang Suppression Unit moved against various gangs across the city. There is a truce in place among the rival gangs for about a month now and [...]

Mediator Challenges Gang ‘Suppressors’ for Upsetting Peace in the City

This afternoon, some ten men from the area were to attend a meeting at the Eastern Division South headquarters at Raccoon Street to lodge formal complaints and to seek recourse [...]

G.S.U. Charged with Provoking Conch Shell Bay Residents

Word to News Five is that the GSU was simply following orders and that the operations in the area were as a result of instructions issued from up top, but [...]

Accused ‘Fake Cop’ Waits for Bail; Says He’s Not Doing Well in Prison

Dorian Blair, one of two Belize City men recently charged for impersonating a police officer, was today before the Supreme Court for a bail hearing, but the hearing was moved [...]

Brother Hurt Sister in Dispute Over Rent Money

A family dispute between siblings and their mother ended up in court today with the arraignment of Rayford Saldano for wounding his sister Joleen Saldano. She reportedly put him out [...]

Leroy Green’s Pension in Jeopardy over Missing Teaching Records

He is known countrywide for his work in the creative arts, specifically the National Festival of Arts. Most recently and leading up to his retirement last November, Leroy Green had [...]

Retired Teacher Says M.O.E. Must Rectify Records Problem

Green says that according to the Retirement Act, it is the responsibility of the ministry to address the issue of his pension and to locate his records. As we said, [...]

Guatemalans Storm Otoxha for Farm Land

There is news tonight of a civilian incursion of Belize by Guatemalan farmers seeking greater pastures in the south. The village of Otoxha has been dealing with a takeover of [...]

B.T.V.’s Maheia: G.O.B. Must Defend the Border

The matter has officially been reported to the Belize Defence Force’s local barracks at Fairweather Camp. Maheia told us that the farmers left a mile-plus-long trail from Guatemala into Belize [...]

The Red Cross: “Everywhere for Everyone”

The Red Cross Movement is the world’s largest humanitarian organization; it is also among the first responders in times of emergency and disasters.  It has been active for more than [...]

Ariel Rosado’s Friends and Family Take a Ride for the Cause

This past Saturday, the annual event for the Ariel Rosado Education Foundation took place on the George Price Highway. Riders rode from Galen University Campus in Central Farm to Belmopan [...]

Sports Monday Reviews Sporting Scene

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities.....]