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Channel Five’s Marcia Downs, 37, Shot Dead at Home

The relentless cycle of gun violence has left us devastated here at Great Belize Productions Channel Five. Today, we mourn the death of one of our own, Marcia Downs. A [...]

Marcia’s Partner Alleges She Was Targeted by Gang Rivals

While the family states they fear for the safety of their loved ones, late this evening News Five spoke one-on-one with Marcia’s boyfriend, who has his own conclusions about the [...]

Romel Berges Cleaned Up for San Pedro Land

The family of Government Minister Rene Montero, according to documents, got more than three million dollars in compensation and interest for lands taken by a former administration almost two decades [...]

U.S. Pledges to Help Belize Fix Drug-Smeared Reputation

All of Central America including Belize has been listed in the 2018 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report of the U.S. State Department, published this week. These and other countries have [...]

Corruption a Concern; the Good Must Help Isolate the Bad

The primary finding of the I.N.C.S.R. states, “Belize’s drug control efforts are hampered by the same challenges faced by the rest of the country’s security sector – corruption, insufficient investigative [...]

Hugo Patt Didn’t Mind Being P.M. for 4 Days

Over the past weekend, Corozal North area representative Hugo Patt held the top seat in the land as Prime Minister Dean Barrow travelled to the U.S. for medical consultations. The [...]

No Takeoffs from Municipal Airstrip as Runway Needs Repairs

If you are planning to travel from the Belize City municipal airstrip this weekend, you will likely have to make new plans. There is word tonight that the airstrip will [...]

Burglars Hack Their Way Out of Corozal Detention Cell

A manhunt is ongoing by the police department for three prisoners who escaped from the holding cell at the Corozal Police Station on Wednesday. According to the police, just before [...]

Chinese Family Suffers Home Break-In

On Tuesday night, a Chinese family was assaulted during a home invasion on the north side of Belize City. Zing Zhou was inside their Douglas Jones Street house with his [...]

Dean Nembhard a Gunman’s Target in Lake

There was a shooting in the Gungulung area of Belize City, off Holy Emmanuel Street, where twenty-one-year-old Dean Nembhard was targeted by a gunman. Sometime around four o’clock on Tuesday [...]

Accused in Canadian Rape Case Out on Bail

A Fabers’ Road resident has been arraigned on a charge of rape in relation to a report by a visiting Canadian national. Forty-six year old Derrick Gabb was read the [...]

“Hard Rock’s” Accused Killer to be Tried for Murder

Andrew Ian Bennett, also known as “DJ Hard Rock”, was gunned down on Commonwealth Day, May twenty-fourth, 2017 near his home on Central American Boulevard. A few weeks later, police [...]

Mayor, Councilors, Staff Got Extra for Board Memberships

News Five has received information of additional spending concerns by the former Belize City Council. According to information available, members of the Belize District Liquor Licensing and Trade Licensing Board [...]

BIL to Finally Publish Civic Center Contract

As soon as Monday, you can see the management contract for the Belize Civic Center. It will be found on the website of Belize Infrastructure Limited (BIL),, which will [...]

Citrus Revamps after Diminishing Production

Belize’s citrus industry has been on the decline. Productivity has diminished significantly over the past years. This reduced production is consistent with global trends with global citrus producers in decline. [...]

Shrimp Industry Fights On

Two weeks ago, we reported that the Belize Aquaculture Limited terminated one hundred employees. The shrimp farm in the south reported that it was experiencing tough financial times because a [...]

Plan to Reduce Child Labour Unveiled but Will It Change Culture?

According to the International Labour Organization, “child labour” is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical [...]

School Kids Must Be Protected says U.S.

The Department of Labour’s 2017 report on the worst forms of child labour found that Belize has made strides in preventing child labour through such programs as the BOOST conditional [...]

Ride Across Belize Makes Donations

The Social Security Board’s Ride Across Belize initiative handed over thirty-five thousand dollars today. It’s the fourteenth year of the ride where monies are raised for charitable causes. The Urban [...]

Putting the “Community” in Policing

Over fifty police officers attended a “community policing” sensitization workshop. The event was organized by the U.S. Embassy of Belize and hosted by the Belize Police Department. The officers learnt [...]

Art that Celebrates Women

A new exhibition opens at the Image Factory on Friday. Artist Minita Concha gave the media an early tour to show off her pieces that that celebrate women in an [...]

Big Dreams for Returning Youth Ambassadors

Washington D.C. and the states of Alabama and Idaho in the United States are as far apart culturally and politically as they are geographically. So it made for a very [...]

Healthy Living: Why Your Weight Scale May Be Lying to You

The advancement of science and technology has improved the understanding of our body’s composition.  It also helps define the markers as to what truly makes us fit and healthy. Many [...]