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2 Prisoners, Including an Accused Murderer, Escape Through Window at High Court

A daring escape from the High Court earlier today has stunned many in the judiciary, exposing the vulnerabilities of the existing justice system.  This morning, three persons were taken over [...]

Belize’s Broken Justice System in Desperate Need of Reform and Repair

For months, prosecutors and other officers of the court have been complaining of a severe lack of adequate security at the courts.  What took place this morning, shines a spotlight [...]

House Gutted By Fire; Elderly Man Found Dead Inside

The family of eighty-two-year-old William Watts is having a hard time tonight, processing two tragedies. The upper flat of his house burned down early this morning and he was found [...]

Man Stabbed Multiple Times in Belize City

A man was stabbed multiple times this evening in Belize City. The victim, said to be a resident of the Kelly Street area, was reportedly attacked in the vicinity of [...]

Senate Inquiry into Portico’s Definitive Agreement Gets Underway

A senate inquiry into the controversial definitive agreement that was granted to Portico Enterprises Limited, the parent company of Port of Magical Belize, commenced this morning at the National Assembly [...]

Gaming Machines Malfunction on First Draw

Boledo and lottery buyers went out en masse on Sunday to purchase their favourite numbers for the Sunday Lottery and Jackpot, but many of them were disappointed and returned home [...]

Retail Cost of Sliced Bread to Go Up to $2.50

Belizeans across the country, at all levels of society, are buckling under the weight of severe inflation and, come December eighteenth, things won’t get any cheaper.  Earlier today, a press [...]

Police Charge Man Accused of Slashing Woman’s Throat

Last Thursday, Shona Baptist, a call agent, was callously attacked and her throat slashed while she was on the job at home in the Bryan Estate area of Burrell Boom [...]

Thieves Target and Rob Security Guard on the Job

A security guard was robbed while on duty at a store in San Ignacio also on Thursday night. Two men, armed with a gun, accosted the guard and then robbed [...]

Police Charge Driver Involved in Multiple Traffic Fatality

Last Thursday, News Five brought you the tragic story of a fatal road traffic accident the night before that claimed the lives of four work colleagues who were heading home [...]

Domestic Dispute Leads to Burrell Boom Mother being Stabbed

Belize continues to celebrate the annual Sixteen Days of Activism, but tonight we begin our newscast with the unfortunate story of a woman who was attacked and stabbed by her [...]

Thieves Target Three ATMs in Six Days Heritage Bank

The convenience of having automated teller machines, otherwise known as ATMs in areas where we live, work or have to pass everyday is something that we may have taken for [...]

Oscar Selgado to Learn his Fate on December 23rd

Defense attorney Oscar Selgado will learn his fate on December sixth, following an adjournment in the High Court this morning. The well-known criminal lawyer, is being tried for his alleged [...]

Selling of Boledo and Sunday Lottery Resumed Today

Today, for the first time in months, Boledo and lottery enthusiasts returned to their lottery counters to purchase their favourite numbers for the first draw since the games were put [...]

PM Briceño Says Belmopan CitCo Fiasco is an Embarrassment

The internal debacle that continues to humiliate the Belmopan City Council has gotten the attention of Prime Minister John Briceño.  As we reported earlier this week, Mayor Sheran Palacio is [...]

Belize Votes for Saudi Arabia to Host World Expo 2030

Prime Minister John Briceño and a delegation of government officials returned from Saudi Arabia recently where they attended a summit with other CARICOM heads of government.  In the past few [...]

Coast Guard Adds Sixty New Sailors to Its Numbers

This afternoon, the Belize Coast Guard held a passing out ceremony for sixty recruits. Of the bunch, Recruit Marlon Cucul received two awards: for Champion Shot and Champion Swim, while [...]

Another Multiple Traffic Fatality in Four Days

Only last evening News Five brought you the dos and don’ts for road traffic safety. Before the story even aired, shortly after six ‘clock, news broke that there was another [...]

Man Who Stabbed Ex Stepfather Found Guilty

A man who had stabbed his former stepfather more than twenty times was found guilty of dangerous harm today. It took a jury of six women and three men a [...]

What’s the Delay with Commission of Inquiry into Sugar Industry?

A Commission of Inquiry to look into the state of the sugar industry and how it can be modernized is yet to receive a start date, despite being given the [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Launches AgGrowPro

This afternoon in Orange Walk, executives of Belize Sugar Industries Limited, along with Prime Minister John Briceño, officially introduced a new service aimed at assisting farmers, as well as the [...]

PM Briceño Speaks on Rescinded Increase in Telephone Allowances

The rescindment of an increase in telephone allowances for C.E.O.’s was announced in a statement by the Government of Belize on Tuesday, while Cabinet was in a lengthy session.  In [...]

Heavy Rains Flood the Old Capital

We begin our newscast tonight with images from around Belize City where a number of carriageways, including parts of Mahogany Street, are under several inches of water.  Torrential downpours this [...]

Kareem Musa: “C.E.O.’s might not be getting the best salary that they deserve.”

An increase in allowances paid to C.E.O.’s, the Financial Secretary, as well as the Cabinet Secretary, for monthly telephone usage has been withdrawn.  The cancellation of the approved increase was [...]

Education Minister Agrees with CEO’s to Rescind Allowance Increase

When asked for his take on the controversial telephone allowance issue, Minister of Education Francis Fonseca agreed with the decision taken by the Chief Executive Officers to forego the increase [...]