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Deadly Shooting on Corner of Arlington Drive and Mckenzie Lane, Belize City

There was a murder on Thursday night in Belize City. Twenty-seven-year-old Kevin Gillett and forty-two-year-old Glenford Soberanis were with a group of men near the corners of Alrington Drive and [...]

Jarett Crawford Murdered Inside His Yard in Antelope Street Extension Area

Another man was shot dead shortly before four-thirty this evening in Belize City. He is thirty-six-year-old Jarett Crawford. Crawford was apparently inside his house when someone ambushed him and shot [...]

Meet the 2022 Ocean Heroes

The 2022 Ocean Heroes Award ceremony was held virtually on Thursday night. And, in its tradition of honoring those who have been serving as champions in marine conservation, advocacy and [...]

B.T.L. Reports $16 Million in Profits for 2021/2022

Belize Telemedia Limited hosted its sixteenth annual general meeting this morning.  The A.G.M., held virtually by means of Microsoft Teams, was used to announce the company’s profits over the past [...]

Minister of Home Affairs Responds to Recent Spike in Murders

Five murders have been reported in the last ten days, a concerning increase for the Belize Police Department and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Today, we caught up with Minister [...]

Minister of Home Affairs, “Every Life Lost Is an Important Life”

And with the latest increase in murders, the Opposition continues to demand the removal of Kareem Musa from his position as Minister of Home Affairs. In a Facebook post earlier [...]

Police Confident in Securing Conviction for Bernard Timmons Murder

As we reported, police arrested and charged thirty-three-year-old Nimrod Catzim for the murder of Belize City resident Bernard Timmons on Independence Day. Catzim is no stranger to the law, as [...]

N.I.P. Pending for Driver in Deadly Sand Hill R.T.A.

The families of three men who lost their lives in a deadly head-on collision on the Philip Goldson Highway on Tuesday morning are still reeling from the tragic road traffic [...]

Adhering to Road Rules for the Safety of All Road Users

Tuesday’s triple fatality has brought into sharp focus issues of road safety and driving behaviours. Reports over the past few years would suggest that traffic fatalities are among the leading [...]

S.I.B. Report: G.D.P. Increased by 13.5% in Second Quarter

The Statistical Institute of Belize today held its third press conference for this year and presented G.D.P. estimates for the second quarter of 2022, as well as the consumer price [...]

Free Laptops for Excelsior Students from Ministry of Education

It’s one of four Belize City high schools that have been selected for the Education Upliftment Program dubbed Together We Rise. Students who attend the four institutions: Sadie Vernon, Excelsior, [...]

3 Dead in Fatal RTA on the Philip Goldson Highway

Around eight-thirty this morning, news spread like wildfire of a fatal road traffic accident on the Philip Goldson Highway in the village of Sand Hill. As time passed, reports confirmed [...]

A Succession Plan for Crooked Tree Chair

The last time News Five spoke with Brandon Gillett was back on August eighteenth, when several areas across the country, including parts of Crooked Tree Village, were under water after [...]

B.D.F. Truck Crashes; Three Soldiers Suffer Minor Injuries

There was a traffic accident on the Philip Goldson Highway on Monday that involved a B.D.F. truck that was traveling to the northern border on Monday morning. It didn’t result [...]

Carl Lamb is Fatally Stabbed Near Antelope Street Extension

Deadly violence among feuding groups in the area of Antelope Street Extension continues unchecked.  For months, the neighborhood has seen a number of incidents that resulted in lives being lost [...]

Leon Perez to Stand Trial for Murder

Thirty-nine-year-old Leon Perez will stand trial for the murder of Elton Morter who was fatally stabbed during an altercation in Hattieville on Independence Day 2021.  In court on Monday, Perez [...]

American National, Nightclub Owner Killed in San Ignacio

An American national is the latest victim of a murder which occurred out west in San Ignacio. Details as to why Jeffrey Coats was shot as many as nine times [...]

Who Was Jeffrey Coats?

So who was Jeffrey Allen Coats? While he migrated to Belize and started his nightclub, Coats had a criminal past. Reports surfacing online reflect that back on September sixth, 1994, [...]

Mayor Earl Trapp on Impact of Murders on Twin Towns

This is yet another murder in less than four days in the twin towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena. It is something unusual within the community and has Mayor Earl Trapp [...]

Christian Kelly Charged for Deadly Independence Day Stabbing

On Friday, San Ignacio police arrested and charged twenty-two-year-old Christian Kelly for the crime of murder, in the wake of a deadly Independence Day stabbing at the Macal River Park.  [...]

U.D.P. Denies Patrick Faber’s Application to Run Again in Collet

Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber is the most senior politician on the opposition bench.  The former leader of the United Democratic Party has won his seat as a member of [...]

Why Did Nomination Committee Reject Faber’s Application?

In an interview with News Five via phone this morning, U.D.P. Chairman Mike Peyrefitte explained the role of the Nomination Committee which is reportedly being chaired by Shirlette Martinez. While [...]

Is the decision of the Nomination Committee final?

Is the decision of the Nomination Committee final?  That’s a question we posed to U.D.P. Chairman Peyrefitte earlier today. He referred to a particular clause within the letter written by [...]

U.D.P. Vice Chair is Also Threatened with Expulsion from Beleaguered Party

What about the Shyne factor?  Is the continued tailspin of the United Democratic Party the result of poor leadership?  According to former U.D.P. Chairman Alberto August, working with Shyne Barrow [...]

Bernard Timmons Chopped to Death in O.W.

There were three murders reported since our break on Tuesday night. Two of them occurred after the Independence Day festivities and the victims in both cases were men from Belize [...]