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Defense C.E.O. Awaits Police Report on Uniform Caper

There is new information coming out of the Ministry of Defense tonight, following the discovery of a significant quantity of outdated military equipment that were scheduled to be dispensed with [...]

Where Was Breach in Procedure?

The inventory of obsolete battle dress uniforms, along with the detachable boat engines, was found inside a home in Orange Walk Town.  Mexican national Miguel De Jesus was found with [...]

Charges Laid Against David and Anke Doehm

In Tuesday’s newscast we confirmed that despite statements by ComPol Allen Whyle, David Doehm was behind bars at the Central Prison while his wife Anke remained in the hands of [...]

At Senate, Manuel Heredia Tells of Adventures in Couriering for Immigration

Two more Ministers of Government appeared today before the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration.  From opposite ends of the country, Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia Junior and Works Minister Rene [...]

Tourism Minister Says He Did Not Influence Harmouches’ Applications

He may not know them by name, but Heredia Junior had a curious relationship with the Harmouch family of San Pedro Town.  The family numbers over one hundred strong and [...]

Minister Downplays Connection with Immigration Officer

The Auditor General highlighted multiple cases where members of the Harmouch family applied for nationality but did not meet the residency requirement. The common denominator is that they were recommended [...]

F.F.B. Removes General Secretary Michael Blease

A new administrator has taken up the reins of the Football Federation of Belize, following the dismissal of former General Secretary Michael Blease on Tuesday.  The termination of Blease’s contract [...]

New Gen Sec Earl Jones Hopes for Time to Fix Federation

In speaking with the new general secretary, News Five learnt that the temporary position that Jones now holds will see him streamlining the functions of the F.F.B., particularly as it [...]

Rene Montero Addresses Recommendations He Made to Immigration

Now back to the senate hearings….This afternoon, Minister Rene Montero was questioned about his letter asking the Department to facilitate persons who wished to be sworn in as Belizeans by [...]

Requests for Immigration Assistance ‘Limited’

But what exactly was the Minister asking for, and did it have an impact in the elections? According to Montero, he felt the call from Immigration was genuine and concerned [...]

What Nationality Rush in 2012? Minister Distances Himself

Montero said he could not say for certain whether the appearance of Saad Harmouch in his list was a genuine mistake or someone trying to pull a fast one. But [...]

Rowan Garel Wins Taiwanese Award for Book Translation

Rowan Garel has been in Canada for about a year pursuing studies in Languages and Anthropology, but that has not stopped him from inspiring others. Recently, he was in New [...]

Onward and Upward for Tourism in First Half

Belize continues to draw tourists by land and sea to visit the Jewel, though not in record numbers as before. For the first half of the year, more than two [...]

Police Chase Leads in Mark Pollard Disappearance

It is nine days since Mark Pollard went missing while out exercising on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Family members fear the worst and the search for the Belize City man [...]

BPMS Driver & Companion Held for Weed

Earlier today, two men were busted at a police checkpoint at the Establo Roundabout at the northern entrance of Orange Walk Town. Thirty-one-year-old Jose Garcia was the driver of a [...]

A Closer Look at the Crime Statistics So Far

The gang truce has had success in the city, so much so that murder statistics have gone down in the Old Capital as well as in the rest of the [...]

New North Side Commanders ‘Meet and Greet’

It’s been two weeks since a major shuffle within the Police Department came into effect. The move saw Southern Regional Commander Senior Superintendent Ralph Moody transferred to Belize City to [...]

Focus on Discipline, Public Relations and Operations

Senior Superintendent Moody also spoke of the strategies he will implement to maintain law and order and keep criminal activity on the low.   Sr. Supt. Ralph Moody, Regional Commander, [...]

South Side Keeping the Peace

The police command was also on its meet and greet initiative on the south side of the city. Today cops from the eastern division south joined their Deputy Regional Commander, [...]

Morale and Support High for New South Side Commanders

It has been just over a week since Arzu and his commander Marco Vidal took over the Eastern Division South. Today, when we met Arzu on the south side, we [...]