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No Criminal Charges for San Pedro Cops Involved in Brutality

Two police officers on the island of San Pedro were captured on video beating up one of three brothers. The disturbing images show the brutal use of force on Jamir [...]

A Low-Flying Suspect Plane in Dangriga

Even as police remain vigilant on the illegal landing of drug planes across the country, on Saturday night, there were several reports from residents that a suspicious plane was seen [...]

Garry Yearwood is Remanded for Aggravated Assault, Fitzroy’s Says It’s Internal Beef within the Police Department

One of the Yearwood siblings is behind bars tonight even though he claims he was the victim of an assault. Garry Yearwood, who is a union leader, is also the [...]

14 Honduran Nationals in the West; is it Human Trafficking?

Sometime around eight on Friday night, San Ignacio Police was on mobile patrol when they came across a vehicle carrying fourteen Honduran nationals. The patrol unit was in the Santa [...]

Poll on the I.C.J.: ‘NO’ Vote Increasing

From crime to the International Court of Justice….The I.C.J. referendum to be conducted on April tenth is now knocking at the front door. It is only three months away. Belizeans [...]

U.S. Issued Level 2 Travel Advisory for Belize

The start of 2019 was a bloody one, with a shocking five homicides. Uncle Sam has taken note and on Friday, the U.S. Department of State issued a level two [...]

Fire Destroys House in Maskall Village, Leaving 7 Homeless

The New Year didn’t start right for a family from rural Belize District. A raging fire on Sunday morning destroyed the home of seven members on the Old Northern Highway. [...]

Lemonal Family Homeless after Fire Guts House

There was a second fire on Sunday. It happened in village of Lemonal, also in the Belize District. The fire broke out at around three-thirty p.m. when a family of [...]

Deputy Mayor and Town Councilor Rescind Resignation from PG Town Council

Deputy Mayor Franklin Polonio and Councilor Kevin Choc are back in the fold after being reinstated to the Punta Gorda Town Council.  This follows their short-lived resignation on Friday when [...]

M.O.E. to Visit Maya Mopan Village to Address Concerns at School

On Friday, Maya Mopan Village Alcalde Constancio Teul visited News Five’s studios on Coney Drive to send a message to the Ministry of Education—parents were not going to send their [...]

Drug Trafficking in the North; over 8 Pounds of Weed is Confiscated

The weekend was relatively quiet following the five murders on New Year’s Day. In Orange Walk, however, police have arrested a woman suspected of drug trafficking. Authorities say that this [...]

Robbers Target South Side Grocery Store; Cash and Firearm Stolen

A grocer was robbed on Friday night after nine-thirty. Police say they have two persons detained and are looking for another in connection with the robbery of Plum Tree store [...]

RTA Leaves 1 Man Hospitalized

A road traffic accident on Sunday night has left one man seriously injured.  Police say Solomon Ramirez was driving his motorcycle sometime after seven between miles twenty-seven and twenty-eight on [...]

Malik Green is Shot Near Kelly Street, Police Investigate a Motive

Eighteen-year-old Malik Green was shot on Sunday morning in Belize City near Kelly Street.  The resident of Hunters Lane, who has refused to cooperate with investigators, simply told police that [...]

M.O.E. & Pathlight International Sign M.O.U.

Today, the Ministry of Education and Pathlight International signed a memorandum of understanding solidifying their collaboration. Over the years, the ministry and Pathlight have embarked on a number of projects [...]

Pathlight International to Establish Teacher Educator Centres in all Districts

As a part of the work that the Pathlight International is doing in Belize, they have also established teacher educator centers.  There are already two centers – one in Belmopan [...]

Ombudsman to Fisheries Administrator: Provide Gillnet Info to OCEANA

The Ombudsman, Lionel Arzu has written to Fisheries Administrator Beverly Wade exercising its power of review telling the Fisheries Department to provide OCEANA in Belize with information on gillnets, which [...]

Transitioning to Non-Destructive Fishing Methods

But how did it get to this point? In the past, we have reported on OCEANA, the Fisheries Department and other conservation groups advocating for alternative fishing methods for fishers. [...]

Guatemala Withdraws From CICIG

Guatemala is pulling out of the U.N. International Commission Against Impunity, known as CICIG. The announcement was made today by Guatemala’s Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel Polanco after meeting with UN’s [...]

Playa Del Carmen, a Hotbed for Narco-Traffickers

Playa Del Carmen is a choice tourist destination for Belizeans and many other visitors who travel there for sun, beach, and cuisine. But the once idyllic location has also become [...]

James Adderley: the Weekend in Sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities....]