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Constable and Civilians to be Charged for Illegal Firearm in Cayo

The proliferation of guns and ammunition across the western border near Benque Viejo del Carmen is a recurrent problem that is openly acknowledged by the Belize Police Department. But tonight, [...]

Firearm was Originally from Guatemala

The firearm, as we’ve mentioned, is a nine millimeter handgun from Guatemala with a matching serial number.  The fact that it was found in the possession of an officer, concealed [...]

Senior Officer Tangled with Customs over Pharmaceuticals

There is another cop in hot water. Senior officer, Superintendent Dinsdale Thompson was busted in Arenal Village on Friday by customs officials in possession of a quantity of contraband pharmaceuticals.  [...]

Woman & Minor Shot in Belize City

Two persons, including a minor, were shot on Cleghorn Street in Belize City on Monday night sometime after ten o’clock. When police arrived at the scene, the victims had been [...]

Cesar Monroy Found Murdered on Davis Falls Road

There was a grisly discovery this morning in the Stann Creek District where the decomposing body of a Guatemalan farmer was found on a road in Alta Vista Village.  Forty-nine-year-old [...]

After Thomas Staine Murder, Should Taxi Drivers Worry?

Are taxi drivers at risk in Belize City? According to police, no more than usual. Thirty-nine-year-old Thomas Staine was murdered overnight on Monday, his stab-riddled body recovered from the Collet [...]

Corozal Weathers T.S. Franklin

A News Five team headed to Corozal overnight to capture what was happening on the ground as the northern municipality prepared for a first impending storm in the 2017 hurricane [...]

New Docs Reveal Pattern of Vegas’ Land Acquisition

A series of leaked documents from the Lands Department revealing another land grab by members of the family of former minister Gaspar Vega on Ramsey Caye and the Spanish Creek [...]

O.W. East’s Aragon Predicts Victory in Sugar City

While Vega is retiring from active politics, when we caught up with Orange Walk North area rep, Elodio Aragon Junior last Friday, we asked him about his party’s municipal elections [...]

Hilberto Campos Bows Out as Mayor of Corozal Town

In the northernmost municipality of Corozal, current U.D.P. mayor Hilberto Campos says he will not be contesting for a fifth term.  Campos has been at the helm of the Corozal [...]

New Capital Sees Internal Dissension in U.D.P. Slate

And from the north to the west where Belmopan is in full swing lining up their candidates for the U.D.P. convention on August thirteenth.  But all is not well and [...]

Family Claims Set-Up of Brandon Taylor for Recovered Firearm

Brandon Taylor was cleared of murder for the second time earlier this year in the death of Kaylon Matura. Since then the thirty-one-year-old has been trying to lead a clean [...]

Dr. Lorna McKay Fights On, but Gwen Liz Board Says She Must Go

On Monday, principal of Gwen Lizarraga High School Doctor Lorna McKay defied the request of the Board of Directors of the Government-run institution to clear out her desk, turn over [...]

Ministry to Meet Housing Needs for Santa Barbara Fire Victims

On Monday night, we told you about the tragic fire on Santa Barbara Street that claimed the life of twenty month old Tyrique Roberts. The baby boy was left sleeping [...]

Under Consideration, But Can Taiwan Give Grant for Puerto Barrios Road?

Guatemala’s request for six hundred and fifty million U.S. dollars to construct the CA-Nine Highway to Puerto Barrios, according to Ambassador Charles Liu, is simply a request that remains under [...]

Ministry of Tourism Reviews National Policy

The Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation is in the process of updating the now-twelve year old National Tourism Policy which espouses sustainable tourism as the underpinning of the profitable [...]

The Parameters of Sustainable Tourism

But what exactly is sustainable tourism? It’s a question Castaneda says the Ministry was asked repeatedly during the consultations, especially in light of the apparent deviation from the National Sustainable [...]

KTV Remix Postponed; Semi-Final Rounds Begin Next Week

KTV the Remix has taken fans by storm as the competition tightens, but we’ll have to wait one more week to see who enters the semi-final rounds because in anticipation [...]