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Revisiting Sarstoon Island Ahead of I.C.J. Referendum

News Five’s reporters have been deployed to various border communities to test the pulse of Belizeans as we prepare for that historic vote on April tenth which will decide if [...]

Jalacte and the I.C.J. Vote – Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

Next stop: Jalacte, a bordering community of some eight hundred residents. The experience there is much different. People from both sides of the border cross unimpeded; there is no immigration [...]

James Gibson is Arraigned for His Cousin’s Murder in Sand Hill

Twenty-one-year-old James Emmanuel Gibson was today arraigned in the courtroom of Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson for the weekend stabbing murder of his cousin, Malcolm Emmanuel. The customer care representative was [...]

Family Mourns Death of Rudy Morales

The Morales family of San Ignacio is grieving the untimely death of one of their own. The nineteen-year-old went missing over the weekend and on Monday afternoon; the family’s worst [...]

4 Armed Robbers Target San Pedro Resort

There are reports of an aggravated burglary at a resort on northern Ambergris Caye. News Five has received information that four armed, masked men targeted the Sapphire Resort located nine [...]

A Major Drug Bust in Corozal

A well-known mechanic from Corozal is in big trouble with the law tonight after he was busted with over forty-five pounds of cannabis. Police are reporting that on Monday night [...]

Man in Critical Condition after Collision with Bus

A man is in the K.H.M.H. in a critical condition tonight after he was involved in a road traffic accident. According to reports, forty-nine-year-old Jose Cortez of Paraiso village was [...]

Fire in San Antonio, Toledo Leaves Family Homeless

A resident of San Antonio, Toledo and his family are tonight homeless, following a fire earlier today which destroyed a pair of structures in the village.  Wallace Coy was returning [...]

WPCs Must Keep Hair above Shoulder

The Belize Police Department is enforcing a regulation in the Standing Orders which has some women police officers up in arms. The department is implementing its code of ethics outlined [...]

ComPol Williams: “Don’t Agree with Rule? Seek Employment Elsewhere”

News Five understands that at least one woman police officer has sought legal advice and is considering challenging the matter in court. Commissioner Williams says that anyone who does not [...]

Gian Gandhi said Possibility of Territorial ‘Adjustment’ by the I.C.J. Cannot Be Ruled Out

Eight days from now the public will vote either YES or NO to determine Belize’s next step to address Guatemala’s claim over the country. As the day nears, opposing camps [...]

Seaweed Farming: A Sustainable, Alternative Source of Income

With the help of Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association, the Fisheries Department and the Nature Conservancy, a group of fishers are exploring the economic benefits of seaweed farming.  About a dozen [...]

Muffles College High School Fails to Reinstate Female Teacher, Ignoring TSC’s Ruling

Muffles College High School in Orange Walk Town has yet to reinstate the female teacher who was placed on administrative leave, despite the ruling of the Teaching Services Commission. The [...]

N.G.O. Community and Senators Step Up for Lisa Shoman

Cyber bullying and threat of violence are not limited to the viral release of pornographic material on social media.  It has also taken root online in the buildup towards the [...]

Murders Down for 1st Quarter of 2019

Since the beginning of the year to the end of March, there have been thirty-one murders recorded across the country. According to the Ministry of National Security, the Belize Police [...]

Police Department to Crack Down on Public Drinking

The police department is focusing more on preventing deaths caused by excessive drinking. But for the department to be successful in its endeavour, the root causes must be addressed. ComPol [...]

ComPol Chester Williams Concludes National Tour

The Commissioner today concluded a national tour with an event at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan City. The event included an inspection of law enforcement units and a presentation [...]

Belize Gets Ready for REDD+

Forests still cover about thirty percent of the world’s land area, but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. And because deforestation causes almost twenty percent of global emissions, the preservation [...]