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Vicious and deadly attack on young couple stuns Santa Familia village

It was a particularly violent weekend in the west. A horrific attack on a young couple has left the Santa Familia community in shock. The sixteen year old girl was [...]

Police, family stumped over killing in Santa Elena Town

There was further bloodshed in the west on Friday night. Hours before the murder of Emy Guerra, twenty-two-year old Maynor Portillo was found shot to the head near the Convention [...]

Castro boys battle Police to stalemate but Customs ensnares them for contraband beer

In the city brothers Jafari and Wasani Castro and their companions managed to run afoul of two separate law enforcement organizations in the span of a single day – this [...]

Chester Williams says case against Castros had ‘bored holes’

The Eastern Division (South) police’s official account differs slightly in that the vehicle was parked when the officers approached, but the rest of the leaked report appears to be true. [...]

Police want internal leaker, insist Castros face no charges

So there will be no charges, and the matter appears to be resolved – except for the leak of a usually confidential police document seemingly designed to bring pressure on [...]

Who wanted Jorge Lemus of Unitedville dead?

The family of fifty-two-year old Jorge Lemus is trying to come to terms with his untimely death. His body was found in a drain in the village of Unitedville in [...]

Fourth death of weekend a traffic mishap; police were not ‘chasing’ Fabiola Velasquez

Still in the west, twenty-six-year-old Fabiola Velasquez lost her life in a traffic mishap in the early hours of Sunday morning while riding a motorcycle along the Valley of Peace [...]

Police admit sloppiness in processing crime scene but family allege cover-up

Another charge made by the family, believing that foul play may have been involved in the death of their loved one, is that the officers left behind evidence of an [...]

Ministry of Health and Customs working out plans for pharmaceutical importation

The Ministry of Health recently announced that it will take over all processing for importation of pharmaceuticals into Belize. Considering past problems involving the drug inspectorate it seems a strange [...]

Big meth bust on Harvest Caye; three Eastern Caribbean nationals in jail

News Five has learned of a significant bust of drugs on the island of Harvest Caye, where Norwegian Cruise Lines has their cruise port. Sometime last week, three visitors to [...]

Jury frees Orange Walk man charged with theft

An Orange Walk man is free of the charge of theft following the conclusion of his trial in the Supreme Court late on Friday. A jury of nine deliberated for [...]

New sign lights up Battlefield Park

The historic Battlefield Park has a new decoration: a Belize sign where people can take photographs and have a reminder of where they are. Mayor Darrell Bradley says it is [...]

Customs, Mexico still struggle with patrolling border

We have been regularly reporting on issues along the Mexico-Belize border with respect to contraband and other smuggling, illegal entry and exit and other issues. The Customs and Excise Department [...]

Celebrating the Police Department

The men and women of law enforcement across the country, those attached to the Belize Police Department, are celebrating Police Week 2017. Since launching a calendar of events on Sunday [...]

Future filmmakers gather at House of Culture

About twenty budding filmmakers are learning an introductory course in video production from established director and producer Steven Torriano Berry. The creative force behind local dramatic television series “Noh Matta [...]

Belize government officials converge for Green Climate Fund meeting

This morning in Placencia, representatives of various ministries within the Government of Belize convened a Green Climate Fund conference. G.C.F. is a fund established within the United Nations Framework Convention [...]

Jennifer Smith is new Miss Y

The competition was close, but on Saturday night Belmopan native Jennifer Louise Smith was crowned the new Miss Y.W.C.A. 2017-2018, succeeding Ms. Eleanor Sutherland. Smith won the crowd over at [...]

Volleyball and women’s football top Sports Monday

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