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Balthazar Lopez and Zeidy Orozco Found Dead and Decomposing in Consejo

Five murders in just over a month in Corozal have thrown the municipality in the grips of a murder spree.  Today, the bodies of a missing couple were found at [...]

Serial Killer Stalking Corozal?

There have been two double murders reported in the Corozal District within the past six weeks.  The first incident involved the gruesome abduction and strangulation of Canadian-American couple Francesca Matus [...]

O.W. Man Shot Dead in Corozal Tuesday Night

Before the gruesome discovery of Lopez and Orozco, the body of a third murder victim was found.  He is a twenty-one-year-old Orange Walk resident who was shot and killed in [...]

After String of Murders and Loss of Brother, Heartbroken Ernestine Carballo Asks Why?

In the city, another killer remains on the loose, following the shooting death of twenty-seven-year-old Jerson Carballo on Monday night.  The deadly spray of bullets happened at the corners of [...]

At Senate, ex-Minister of Immigration Carlos Perdomo Washes Hands Clean of Involvement

The Senate Special Select Committee called former Minister of Immigration and Nationality and National Security Carlos Perdomo as its sole witness today. Perdomo presided over the Ministry during the early [...]

Perdomo Says He Relied on Senior Immigration Personnel to Have All in Order

But how would ministers handle request for assistance with passport and nationality applications?  Perdomo said he told the auditors that in his time, he would send a note inquiring about [...]

Immigration the Butt of “Corruption Jokes”

The “culture of corruption” has become a theme of the Senate Inquiry. Various Immigration officers have come forward to acknowledge that the department was largely at the mercy of ministers [...]

Perdomo Says, “I Only Recommended for Clean Files.”

The minister’s pen proved mightier than any sword in the Immigration Department. Testimony from various officers showed that a minister’s recommendation, whether for passport, visa or nationality, carried significant weight [...]

Anglicans, Methodists Pull Out of Church-State Commission

In the wake of the momentous August 2016 decision by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin to overturn Section fifty-three of the Criminal Code, godly Belizeans raised outrage at what they perceived [...]

Bishop Hopes Sides Can Come Back to Agreement

We asked Bishop Wright whether the fundamental differences between the two sides will hurt the Commission, and whether it was all a knee-jerk reaction in the wake of the Section [...]

Toledo West Rep Hits Foreign Affairs Ministers Over Incursions

News Five has been covering reports from Toledo about incursions by Guatemalan farmers in the villages of San Benito Poite and Otoxha. As we told you on Tuesday, the Belize [...]

Oscar Requeña Calls for National Effort to Stop Guatemalans

According to Requeña, government should not be burying its head in the sand on the issue and that all government agencies should join in to put a stop to the [...]

Serial Robber Pleads Guilty, Gets More Prison Time

Tonight, well-known criminal figure Stanley Moore was handed down another prison sentence after he changed his not guilty plea to guilty for attempted robbery and wounding against a seventy-three-year-old businessman [...]

Police Trail Moneygram Robbers in Cayo; Cash Express Was Not Target

On Monday, a robbery of a MoneyGram location in which two robbers took a thousand dollars and escaped took place at its office on the George Price Highway in Santa [...]

The Best of P.S.E. from the Deep South

The highest performing district of the Primary School Examinations, from an average point of view, is Corozal and the lowest performing is Toledo. The southern part of Belize has consistently [...]

Education Ministry Eyes Better Results

While the overall performance in the P.S.E. is considered average, there are some areas that are still lacking. The Ministry of Education says that there is incremental growth despite the [...]

World Oceans Day Celebrated

World Oceans Day is being observed on June eighth. It is a day set aside with activities and awareness to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. Locally, Oceana Belize [...]

Public Health Tackles Mosquitoes at Start of Rainy Season

The hurricane season, also known as the rainy season, opened last Thursday which means that there is a serious danger of contracting dengue and zika.  The diseases are carried by [...]

Can Your Belize or Carnival Song Win National Competition?

It is that time of the year to spring into action for the September celebrations. A highlight of the month-long activities is the song competition which seeks to promote artistic [...]

The September Celebrations, in 10 Words or Less

The September Celebrations Committee is also calling for submissions for the theme for this year’s festivities which include the Battle of Saint George’s Caye as well as Independence Day.  Entries [...]