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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 [...]

Leader of the Opposition Says Government Is Tone Deaf

Today, the Leader of Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, called a press conference and this was one of the issues he addressed. Barrow said he was glad that the unions lashed [...]

Belizean Businessman Wanted for Manslaughter in USA, 20 Years Later

Forty-eight-year-old Osmar Correo, a businessman from Belmopan, had been living in the United States until 1998 when he reportedly fled from Texas while out on bail for a charge of [...]

Cabinet Rescinds Phone Allowances for CEOs

Today, the Cabinet, during its regular session in Belmopan, decided to rescind the government’s decision to allow for an increase in the phone allowances for C.E.O.’s in the various ministries, [...]

P.S.U Says What’s Good for Public Officers is Good for CEOs

Reportedly, the government’s rationale to increase the phone allowances was to synchronize the C.E.O.’s allowances with that of C.E.O.’s from the previous administration. But, P.S.U President Dean Flowers would have [...]

Is the Lower Court Carrying Through with a Sick-out?

On Monday, the Government of Belize issued a statement responding to irresponsible misinformation being carried in other areas of the media regarding a purported sick-out by crown counsels.  This was [...]