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Nightmare before Christmas: Accidental fire on Flamboyant burns out ten

Ten persons including children have been left without a roof over their heads within days of the Christmas. A fire gutted half of a long barrack on Flamboyant Street sometime [...]

P.S.B. says police not to blame for adult teenagers’ contraband beer

A Christmas party for members of the Youth Cadet Corps in Pomona Valley on Sunday continues to raise serious questions.  A photograph showing a trio of teenage girls, each posing [...]

Osbaldo Nieto cleared in Mark Vasquez murder investigation

A teenager who had been held in police custody, following the stabbing death of well-known auto-trader Mark Vasquez last Saturday, has been released without being indicted. Eighteen-year-old Osbaldo Nieto was [...]

Wanted Jaime Pelayo murder suspect George Bull on the run after fleeing police

In respect of another murder, an all-points bulletin has been issued for the arrest of twenty-nine-year-old George Bull, a resident of Carmelita Village in the Orange Walk District. Bull is [...]

Fate of Independence rape complaint in hands of D.P.P.

There are new developments in a case of alleged rape at the Independence Police Station back in November.  A pair of women is claiming that they were both sexually assaulted [...]

2017 murder count surpasses 2016; what will police do about it?

This newscast has been dominated by coverage of crime throughout the year. Tonight, we can confirm that statistics for homicides committed so far in 2017, closely rival figures that were [...]

P.U.P. demands Elrington stop being ‘petty’ and ‘personal’

On Wednesday we raised the issue of the back and forth over the Maritime Areas Act with P.U.P. leader John Briceño. His shadow minister for foreign affairs, Eamon Courtenay, has [...]

U.H.S. – U.D.P. broke it, U.D.P. fix it?

The Universal Health Services debate is expected to take up the House of Representatives’ time at its next house meeting, announced for January fifth. It should be must-see viewing as [...]

Getting to the bottom of the airport developer mystery

News Five continues to follow the developing story of developer Jorge Jaen’s dubious past and what it means for his multi-million dollar development project for the Efrain Guerrero International Airport [...]

We didn’t approve Marilyn Williams, says P.U.P.

Marilyn Williams is headed to the Supreme Court in January. But despite the Judicial and Legal Services Commission having apparently cleared the former political candidate turned chair of the Integrity [...]

No early closure for Customs on Friday

The Customs Department is among the busiest in the Public Service at the end of the year. They are responsible for seeing to the goods shipped to Belize from around [...]

Two in cocaine bust out on bail quickly

Two men accused in a cocaine bust in Belize City this week were granted bail this morning in the sum of a hefty one hundred thousand dollars each by Supreme [...]

Activities at quarry violated ECP for George Price Highway re-building

An investigation continues into what caused a blasting operation at the Santa Cruz quarry outside of Santa Elena Town to go catastrophically wrong, causing one death and severe damage to [...]

Corporals to be charged, but why attack P.G. teenager, 16?

Sixteen-year-old Victor Cus was physically assaulted by two police corporals last Wednesday in Punta Gorda Town.  During the beat down three of the teenagers teeth were knocked out of his [...]

Claudius Meighan, injured and mentally disabled, convalescing in hospital

Eighty-year-old Claudius Meighan remains hospitalized at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital after being found in a semiconscious state on Tuesday night near mile three and a half on the George [...]

Belize stands with Palestinians at U.N., votes against U.S.

In international news, the United States of America recently decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The United Nations held a vote today on a resolution opposing that [...]

Tips for Christmas travel to Mexico

The northern border may be seeing some extra traffic over this holiday, as Belizeans go over to neighboring Chetumal to shop while others go to holiday at Mexican destinations. The [...]

Operation ACT records successes; continues into 2018

Operation ACT, acronym for Addressing Crime Together, was launched on October twenty-seventh as a direct law enforcement response to the escalation of violent crimes in Belize City.  With the establishment [...]

Children’s Advisory Board meets

The Children Advisory Board is a platform used for child participation to support governance at the municipal levels. The boards are established in all nine towns and cities in Belize [...]

Salvation Army hands out food hampers

The Salvation Army gave out eight-hundred food hampers to needy families today. It is an annual event for the Salvation Army – they use monies raised and support from donors [...]

KHMH touts new surgical services

As the national referral hospital for the country, many Belizeans rely on the services of Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital for life saving procedures. While many times, it’s only the cases [...]