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Is ‘Big Tom’ Next to Die?

Police are on high alert tonight as gun violence in the Lake Independence area of the Old Capital escalates in the wake of the murders of Almendarez siblings, Jason and [...]

Former Gangster’s Music Protégés in Police Spotlight

Big Tom’s name undoubtedly stands among the many nefarious figures in the criminal underworld.  Aside from tales of his shady dealings, he’s also into music and manages a roster of [...]

Mom Says Badly Beaten Son Faces Charges

Late this evening, News Five spoke with Genevieve Cayetano, Unlimited’s mother.  She told us that after being given the runaround, she was finally able to locate her son at the [...]

Police Commissioner says ‘Cross di Nitro’ is Wanted

As we told you, the viral stream has caught the attention of Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie, who says that the department will actively pursue Cross Di Nitro and levy [...]

Vicious Triple Stabbing Rocks Mayflower; Accused on the Run

A woman remains hospitalized tonight following a case of domestic violence inside her Belize City house. Thirty-one-year-old Nikita Smith was asleep at about five-thirty this morning when her common-law husband [...]

CARICOM Heads of Government Arrive for Mexico Summit

At around six o’clock this evening, a number of CARICOM Heads of Government, Foreign Ministers and delegations landed at the Phillip Goldson International Airport in a private flight made possible [...]

City and Most of Belize under Deluge from Rains

In typical October style, the rains descended over the city and the western part of the country. Today, several schools sent students home and motorists and pedestrians had to navigate [...]

It’s Not Over! Hurricane Season May Have 1 Last Twist

With five or so weeks to go until the end of the Hurricane Season, we asked the Met Service what is the outlook for the immediate future. Climatologist Ronald Gordon [...]

Litigants in Mek Mi Rich Case Forced to Wait

‘Mek Mi Rich’ – it was the televised lottery game that Corozal businessman Curtis Swasey says he came up with and took to Belize Telemedia Limited a few years ago. [...]

Police Agree to More Frequent Briefings, Ending Media Boycott

For the past thirteen days, the media implemented a boycott of the activities of the Belize Police Department, following a breakdown in the mutual relationship shared between both parties.  The [...]

ComPol Details Story of 2008 Polygraph Test; Denies Alleged Wrongdoing

A lie detector test taken by senior officer Allen Whylie back in 2008 continues to make headlines, despite the fact that the result of the polygraph was never determined.  That’s [...]

Acquittal After ex-B.D.F. Volunteer Claims Self-Defence In Killing Colleague

A former B.D.F. volunteer who shot and killed another volunteer acted in self-defence, according to Judge Adolph Lucas in a ruling handed down this morning in the murder trial of [...]

U.S. Helps Renovate B.D.F. Price Barracks Hospital

Today, the U.S. Embassy handed over a renovated hospital to the Belize Defense Force.  The U.S. Southern Command’s Humanitarian Civic Action funded the rehabilitation of the medical facility at Price [...]

United Nations Day in Belize

The world celebrates United Nations Day annually on October twenty-fourth to honor the organization’s promotion of human rights, social progress, and world peace.  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says, “The [...]

ComPol Directs Internal Investigation of Fitzroy Yearwood; Says Senior Cop Never Complained to Him

Will Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood be dealt with disciplinarily for publicly lashing out against the Belize Police Department in the media on Monday?  The former Media Relations Officer has been at [...]

Police to Tamp Down in Port Loyola, Lake I

The recent spike in murders in the Jane Usher Boulevard area has raised serious questions about citizen security for residents in that community.  A string of homicides, including the shooting [...]

Shooting of Grandmother and Child on New Road

Reports reaching News Five are that just before news time this evening, a female child and her grandmother were said to have been shot. The incident took place near the [...]

Centering Student Learning of the Math and Sciences

The Ministry of Education for some time now has been exploring an active and practical way of learning math, science and language arts for primary school students. Over the weekend, [...]

Major Destinations Scoop Up National Tourism Awards

With consistently gaudy figures for arrivals and awards here, there and everywhere, Belize’s tourism industry has much to smile about.  This past Saturday at the Princess Hotel, the top service [...]

A Bumper Corn Harvest for Kids

The Christian youth organization Belize Camping Experience annually raises funds for its programs through a novel means. They recruit rural farmers to plant and nurture crops of corn, rice and [...]