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Emmerson Anderson is Shot and Killed in the Old Capital

Police are looking for one person in connection with the murder of forty-four-year-old Emmerson Anderson, who was shot and killed on Wednesday night in Belize City. The Belize City resident [...]

Police Hunt for Killers of Jamal Humes, Fabio Paredez; 2 Other Cases Solved

At the scheduled police press briefing today, Assistant Superintendent of Police Alejandro Cowo gave the media updates on several incidents, including the murder of Jamal Humes, whose remains were unearthed [...]

Guillermo Salazar Ambushed in San Pedrito

Aside from the fatal shooting of Anderson, there was one other act of gun violence in San Pedro for which the victim is in critical condition at the Karl Heusner [...]

C.C.J. Fixes Murder Term for Gregory August

The Caribbean Court of Justice, in a decision handed down this afternoon, upheld the conviction of Gregory August for which he is incarcerated for the murder of Alvin Robinson in [...]

Court Frowns on Dock Statements in Defense

According to the D.P.P., other matters related to the case were also debated before the appellate court.   Cheryl-Lynn Vidal, Director of Public Prosecutions “One of the issues that was [...]

Anglican Bishop Plans Meetings with Gangs, Police

Crime remains a hot-button issue in the social discourse. This week’s news has been dominated by the police’s response to Sunday’s confrontation between elements of the Gang Suppression Unit and [...]

Mayor of Belize City Makes Plea for Safe Weekend

As chief executive of Belize City, Mayor Bernard Wagner must also grapple with the issue of crime, despite not having much to do with policing. He too made a public [...]

Are You Prepared for a Life of Service Like Jesus?

The Christian tradition of Easter stems from the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, later called Jesus Christ. In a time when some have openly questioned their faith and [...]

Police Talk Easter Safety

As happens annually at this time of year, most Belizeans have left for points north like Corozal, Chetumal and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico; west to Cayo and Benque; or [...]

Jose Alpuche Defends 2 Hats: Agric C.E.O., BAHA Chair

Is calling out C.E.O. of Agriculture Jose Alpuche for also being the chairman of the Belize Agricultural Health Authority political mischief, or is there a legitimate concern that his dual [...]

Manatee Appreciation Day Observed

Manatee Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on the twenty-ninth of March. In lieu of the Easter Holidays, the folks over at Sea to Shore Alliance launched a face board at [...]

90 Years of Cross Country – Will a Belizean Break Drought?

It is the Holy Grail of Belizean sport, but for the last four years – if 2015 Champion Justin Williams’ Belizean nationality is discounted – foreigners have dominated the Holy [...]

Get Your Hot Cross Bun…

For many, cross buns are an important part of the Easter holidays. As tradition would have it, cross bun recipes in Belize are passed down from generation to generation. Hot [...]

…and Your Fish for Easter

For many Belizeans, Easter time is synonymous with many things; beach, cross-buns and fish. Every year around this time, the price is usually jacked up but buyers are still willing [...]

After 3 Months Missing, Jamal Humes’ Remains Found Near Mile 8

This morning around nine o’clock, a team of officers set out to a remote area of Western Pines where they were led to a shallow grave along a dirt road [...]

Fabio Paredes Dead; Killer Will Face Murder Charges

Fabio Paredes, a resident of Berkeley Street who was shot in both legs over the weekend, has succumbed to his injuries.  Belize City police confirmed earlier today that the laborer [...]

Chester Buries Hatchet with Mayflower Residents, but They Chase Him Off Turf

Tensions have been high in the Mayflower Street neighborhood after residents and GSU personnel clashed on Sunday evening, following the burial of slain gang boss Kendis Flowers. The Ministry of [...]

Howell Gillett Keeps Faith Despite Rough Welcome

And caught in the Mayflower and Deputy Commissioner Williams crossfire was new Officer in Charge of Eastern Division South Howell Gillett. He was on the meet and greet today – [...]

Police Closing in on Kendis Flowers’ Killer but Failed to Tell Family

And all the rage and volatility in the Mayflower Community is because of the murder of Kendis Flowers. His family believes he was killed by the GSU and now they [...]

Smugglers Tried to Close Belize-Mexico Border

As of eleven o’clock this morning, the Belize/Mexico border crossing up north had been blocked by Mexican protestors, impeding traffic to and from the neighboring country. News Five confirmed with [...]

Mexican Limes Let Through After Treatment

Information reaching News Five is that some one hundred and thirty boxes of limes have been released from the cargo section at the Belize-Mexico border. The fruit is scarce in [...]

Shrimp Carries On in Aftermath of BAL Firings

Belize Aquaculture Limited has recently announced the retrenchment of a hundred employees at its shrimp farm in the Stann Creek District.  The streamlining exercise to reduce its workforce comes amid [...]

Godwin Says Budget Has “Bright Spots”

The 2018-2019 General Revenue and Appropriation Bill is headed to becoming law going into the Easter break. Debate in the Senate wound up late Tuesday evening with the Leader of [...]

What To Do About Crime?

Senators also touched significantly on the issue of crime during Tuesday’s budget debate, and the funding being put toward fighting it and keeping the streets safe. There was a cross-section [...]

A.G. Spars with Mark Lizarraga

“The Attorney General’s ministry will provide quality and innovative legal services to the government and people of Belize and will contribute to its development.” So reads the mission statement of [...]