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Petrocaribe Purchases Suspended! Local Agent Says Venezuela Supply Not Reliable

A release issued late this evening dropped a bombshell – Petrocaribe has stopped rolling, for now and quite possibly forever.  The decision comes on the heels of an announcement by [...]

Who Killed Dean Bennett in Cayo?

The body of a John Doe retrieved from the Macal River on Tuesday has now been identified as twenty-year-old Dean Bennett.  Bennett was last seen alive on Sunday night in [...]

Gordon Street Homeowner Burnt Out; Watchman Dies in Flames

There was a deadly fire in the city this morning in which a watchman perished. The fire started at around nine a.m. in a two-storey wooden building at the rear [...]

St. Martin de Porres R.C. Principal Gets Rude Welcome with Grenade Threat

Police circled the area of Saint Martin’s school in Belize City since six this morning.  Parents kept most of the seven hundred students away from the school since it is [...]

More Land Shenanigans, This Time Sea-Front Land in Gales Point

News Five has received further information of land grabbing, allegedly by members of the Vega family and their supporters. This time, it concerns lands on the coast in the village [...]

Trump Names Belize among Major Countries for Drug Transit

The U.S. President, Donald Trump, has placed Belize on a list of Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2018.  The presidential determination was made [...]

Fixing the System for Visa Fees and Security

Tonight, we have more from the Senate Special Select Committee’s public hearings with Director of Immigration Diana Locke on Wednesday. The Auditor General’s Report cited multiple instances where fees for [...]

Did Cabinet Have Authority to Direct Policy on Document Checks?

The Immigration Department has a backlog of files for persons seeking renewal of their immigration documents, mostly passports.  But in the case where the files are missing, or the source [...]

Vital Stats Leadership Could Be Called Before Special Senate Select Committee

On Wednesday, Director of Immigration Diana Locke gave an example of how the humble birth certificate is the gateway to all things Belizean. If parents of foreign nationalities can claim [...]

15 Months On, Search Continues for Krystal Mitchell’s Killer in Belize

It has now been fifteen months since the murder of thirty-year-old Krystal Mitchell, who was found dead at the apartment of an acquaintance in San Diego, California. The divorced mother-of-two [...]

Red Cross Solicits for Caribbean Hurricane Victims

The Red Cross would like your help to reach out to the Caribbean islands affected by Hurricane Irma. Over a million people have been impacted and countries are still assessing [...]

36 Scholarships from Restore Belize

Thirty-six students won’t have to worry about the cost of education for this school year. Thanks to the annual “I am Belize” scholarship award, the high schoolers’ tuition, uniform and [...]

Canoeists to Circle Sarstoon Island for B.T.V. Eco-Challenge

September is a month of celebration for all Belizeans, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye, as well as the annual observation of Belize’s independence.  [...]

Support Coming In from Diaspora

Since its inception and inaugural voyage a year ago, the BTV initiative has seen support from Belizeans in the Diaspora.  Heading a team of fundraisers from California is Belizean/American volunteer [...]

Ladyville Girl Stripped from Family over “Revenge”

A twelve-year-old girl is missing. Lucera Constantino, a standard five student of Ladyville left home on last Friday in the company of a twenty-four-year-old man identified as Luis Sinturion. According [...]

Healthy Living: Soaking Up the Sun Responsibly

With all the festivities taking place this month, Belizeans will be spending more time outdoors. It means exposure to the sun will be more than usual and while it can [...]