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Land Grab – Business as Usual at the Ministry of Natural Resources

A trove of documents has been made available to News Five that show that it was business as usual at the Ministry of Natural Resources, famously known as the ‘hot [...]

Body of a Woman Washes Up on a Beach in Hopkins Village

The body of a visitor to the village of Hopkins was found on the beach this morning. There is no identification nor was she a guest at any hotel in [...]

2 Mennonite Motorists Perish in a Head-On Collision in Spanish Lookout

Another deadly collision, this time in the Spanish Lookout community, has claimed the lives of one more pair of motorists.  It is the second fatal pileup within forty-eight hours, involving [...]

Tony’s Store in Belize City Targeted by Robbers Dressed as Students

On Tuesday afternoon, a brazen robber was caught while attempting to flee from the scene of a jacking at DK Supermarket.  The culprit made off with a bottle of top-shelf [...]

Was an Angry Mob Responsible for the Killing of Rene Godoy?

Police say they are still investigating the death of Rene Godoy in Silk Grass Village. So far no one has been detained for the beating that ended Godoy’s life. Godoy, [...]

PM Tells Chamber No Can Do on Lowering High Fuel Taxes

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has written a terse letter to the Chamber of Commerce in response to their concerns on the crippling fuel prices. He tells them that there is [...]

Lemonal Land Dispute, a Case of Squatting

The ongoing land dispute in Lemonal Village, between the Banner and Anthony families, brings into sharp focus the issue of squatting, as well as a need for owners to possess [...]

Village Chairman Trying to Mediate Lemonal Dispute

In speaking with News Five on Thursday, the village chairman emphasized a need for residents to follow the procedures that have been set out for land acquisition.  The feud, he [...]

Court of Appeal Hands Down Decision in 3 Cases

The Belize Court of Appeal concluded its sitting today with a number of judgements.  The appeal of Jason Bruce Lawrence, who was facing a life sentence for a murder conviction, [...]

Meet Erica Jang, P.U.P. Standard Bearer Hopeful for Dangriga

On Sunday, the People’s United Party will be holding its convention to select the standard bearer in Dangriga. The race started out with six persons, but historian Joseph Sampson has [...]

Recommendations to Curb Guatemalan Incursions in the South

On Thursday night you heard Cristina Coc of the Maya Leaders Alliance outline growing Guatemalan incursions and the impacts on the bordering Mayan communities.  On Wednesday, the Ministry of National [...]

U.S. Immigration Strategy under Widespread Condemnation

More than two thousand three hundred children have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border since May.  According to the Department of Homeland Security, it is [...]

The Hustle and Bustle of the Entertainment Strip on Newtown Barracks

The Newtown Barracks area in the city has flourished into our own entertainment strip. Restaurants, bars, clubs, casinos, call centres as well as the popular B.T.L. Park can all be [...]

CitCo Deputy Mayor Clarifies Trade License for Apex

There a resolution to a statement between the City and Government for the use of the new Civic Center as the Emergency Operating Center of City Hall in case a [...]

When Completed, Renovated Commercial Center to Become the New City Hall

For some time it has been an eyesore in downtown Albert Street in Belize City, but the commercial centre near Market Square is expected to be the new home of [...]

Belize International Jazz Festival Features Canatus Sax Quintet of Cuba

The Belize International Jazz Festival kicked off last week and will wrap up on Sunday. As a part of the week long festivities, on Thursday visiting artist Carlos Rafael Barban [...]