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Lamb/Almendarez Families Grieve Twice Over as Cousins Killed within Hours of Each Other

The Almendarez family has been hit by a string of tragedies; it is heartbreaking to lose a family member to the ongoing urban gun violence but to lose three, the [...]

Robbed and Murdered: Ricardo Vasquez Attacked on His Way Home

Police say that eighty-two-year-old Ricardo Vasquez was murdered. On Friday we reported that Vasquez had succumbed after spending almost a week in the Intensive Care Unit of the K.H.M.H.  He [...]

Failed Lie Detector Test Not About Top Cop Role

Friday’s revelation that Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie failed a lie detector test apparently administered through U.S. authorities sometime around 2008 has raised eyebrows. Whylie was one of eight senior [...]

Ex-Police Press Officer Fitzroy Yearwood Defiant, Reveals Castro/Police Lawsuits

In a candid interview this morning, career police officer Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood exposed the police department for his abrupt transfer earlier this year. Yearwood was performing the duties of Public [...]

Inspector Says Formation Commander Sent Questioned Info

Yearwood is adamant that he did not disseminate false information to the media when he shared details of a police situation report involving the Castro brothers in an altercation in [...]

Ahead of Media Meeting on Tuesday, Inspector Offers Support

Amid his own professional differences with the Belize Police Department, the media has found an ally in Inspector Yearwood who stands firmly in our corner when it comes to the [...]

As Murder Count Threatens Record Again, Police Dig in Heels against Gangs

With this weekend’s murders, the count for 2017 according to News Five’s unofficial statistics now stands at one hundred and twenty, just twenty-five off the count for 2012, the most [...]

Maya Lash G.O.B. in C.C.J.: ‘Absolutely Nothing’ for Communal Land Rights

April twenty-second, 2015, was a historic day for the Maya peoples of the South. In the Supreme Court of Belize, the Caribbean Court of Justice presided over a consent order [...]

Guats to I.C.J. Referendum Next March

It was made official today: the Guatemalan Congress has approved Sunday, March eighteenth, 2018, as the official date when their referendum on the Belize/Guatemala territorial dispute will be held. President [...]

Coast Guard Rescues Guats Stranded on Reef; Extent of Damage to be Determined

Guatemalan vessel ‘AMADOR’ ran aground Belize’s Reef on Saturday night.  There were ten occupants on board including Carlos Pena – a well-known Guatemalan artist – who put out an SOS [...]

Mom Blames Cops for Son’s Beating in Blackman Eddy

A twenty-one-year-old man says police brutalized him over the weekend. Shirlene Mai of Blackman Eddy says her son, Tray Ara, was picked up by four cops when he was walking [...]

Man and Woman Injured in Separate Belize City Shootings

Aside from the murders, there were two other shootings over the weekend in the city. Both occurred within two hours of each other on Friday night. Around eight o’clock shots [...]

Cane Farmers’ Association Settles with A.S.R./B.S.I.

While it may have gone under the radar during the news last week, News Five has confirmed that the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association and American Sugar Refining/Belize Sugar Industries [...]

U.S. Ex-Gangster Tells Story to Kids At Risk in Belize

Is intervention the key to addressing criminal activities and gangs in Belize? The response differs depending on who you are talking to. But can youths and gangsters caught up in [...]

Homeboy Industries Similar to Youth Apprenticeship Program

Homebody Industries is a nonprofit organization that assists gang members and convicted felons to change their lives to become contributing members of the community through education, healing, tattoo removal and [...]

No Return for Economic Citizenship or Residency Program

In the House of Representatives last Friday, a total of twelve bills were dealt with over the course of the sitting, several of which were held over from the last [...]

House Approves Loan for Haulover Bridge

Last week Prime Minister Dean Barrow secured a twelve-million U.S. dollar loan from the OPEC Fund for International Development on a visit to Washington, D.C. It’s intended to replace one [...]

Basic Needs Trust Fund to Pump More Funding into Underprivileged Communities

Over fourteen million U.S. dollars will be invested in underprivileged communities in Belize. It was officially announced today at a launch of two projects that are set to improve the [...]

Rain Can’t Stop Sports Monday Jam

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