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Search Efforts Called Off; F.B.I. to Join Investigation for Missing Woman

The Belize Coast Guard says that the chance of finding Alison Mackenzie alive is nil. They wrapped up their search mission on Tuesday evening, after they widened the search area. [...]

No Lawyer for Danny Mason in Kidnapping Case

Convicted murderer William ‘Danny’ Mason and four other men who carried out the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas, as well as the alleged abduction of David Dodd, await sentencing for [...]

Chester Seeks Financial Aid to Cover Hotel Bill

A staggering six-figure debt owed to Pedro’s Inn by the Belize Police Department remains unpaid and Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is turning to tourism stakeholders in San Pedro to [...]

Herman Longsworth is Fired

There is a report tonight that the Consul General in New York, Herman Longsworth is heading back home abruptly and has been fired. Longsworth, as you know was named in [...]

3 Days Later – Alison MacKenzie is Still Missing!

Where is Alison MacKenzie? The forty-three-year-old tourist from the United States remains missing tonight after she vanished during an overnight tour on Rendezvous Caye.  What should have been a short, [...]

Dredging in Hol Chan near Secret Beach, Ambergris Caye

Illegal dredging activities are threatening the coral reefs of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve which lies between San Pedro and Caye Caulker.  News Five has received a number of documents [...]

Fisheries Make 400-Pound Nassau Grouper Bust

In another illegal activity, the Belize Fisheries Department and Police carried out a joint operation in Dangriga that led to a bust of over four hundred pounds of out-of-season Nassau [...]

Nassau Grouper Critically Endangered; Fish Has Protection in Belize

In the past, as recent as last year, we’ve reported on the Nassau Grouper and why Belize has taken steps to protect this species.  The fish is facing an extremely [...]

Caller Suffers Massive Heart Attack On-Air

It was not unusual for sixty-seven-year-old Keith Swift to call in and participate in the Wake Up Belize Morning Vibes on Krem Radio.  On Monday morning, the Mosul Street resident [...]

Darell Duran is Shot on Arlington Drive

Twenty-five-year-old Darell Duran was targeted by a lone gunman on Monday night as he walked along Arlington Drive in Belize City.  Sometime before eight o’clock, police were called to the [...]

Premium Gas Price Goes Up

There is another jump in the prices of fuel. At midnight, the price per gallon of premium fuel will sell at ten dollars and ninety-nine cents, just under the eleven [...]

American Tourist Goes Missing at Rendezvous Caye

An American woman is missing in Belize and her family is desperately trying to find her. Tourist Alison MacKenzie has been in Belize since December and on Friday she and [...]

Michael Peyrefitte Met Lev Dermen; Denies Taking Bribes

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte says he met the infamous fraudster, Lev Dermen, through former P.U.P. Minister Ralph Fonseca.  Dermen’s name has appeared in all major headlines last week, causing the [...]

AG Eager to Know Which Cabinet Minister Took Bribes from Lev Dermen

So who was the cabinet minister who received twenty-five thousand dollars monthly? Fingers are being pointed to one specific senior U.D.P. minister and according to the Prime Minister his ministers [...]

Senate Debate on Caracol Loan Motion Gets Heated

Sparks flew inside the National Assembly today, forcing President Darrell Bradley to bring order in the Senate. The debate got heated as senators spoke on the ten million U.S. dollar [...]

Migrant Caravan from Honduras Makes Way into Mexico

A group of about one thousand migrants from Honduras and elsewhere from Central America have made their way into Mexico after travelling for several days through neighbouring Guatemala. The migrants [...]

No Migrants Entered Belize

On Friday, the caravan was spotted by the Cadena’s operating base near Belize’s border with Guatemala. The splinter group comprised of about fifteen to twenty persons who authorities feared would [...]

Belize’s Concerns About Migrant Caravan

The National Security Council comprised officials from the ministries of National Security, Human Development and Immigration. While some of the migrants are in search of a better life, others are [...]

P.U.P. Goes in on Lev Dermen Scandal

The inaugural sitting of the House of Representatives for the New Year 2020 got underway this morning in Belmopan, amid a number of scandals wracking the Barrow administration.  While several [...]

PM Holds Position on Unnamed Bribe Recipients

In attempting to defend his position, PM Barrow reiterated what was said at his press conference on Wednesday, that essentially he is hamstrung until and unless names and credible evidence [...]

Many Questionable Characters Granted Belizean Nationality in 2013

The issue of Belizean nationalities being hurriedly granted to questionable characters was also a hallmark in the opposition leader’s statements on adjournment.  Quite a number of Canadian and American nationals [...]

$2.2 Million in Questionable Spending at Julian Cho Technical School

An audit of the National Sports Council for a one-year period showed the blatant disregard for government financial regulations and suspected fraud of huge sums of money. That audit was [...]

Toledo West Area Rep Calls Out Dr. Simon Coc

Area Representative for Toledo West Oscar Requeña spoke on the audit’s findings on the adjournment of the House. As a matter of national importance, Requeña called for action and highlighted [...]

Were the Release of the Auditor General’s Report Timely?

Was the timing of the Auditor General’s reports on the National Sports Council and Julian Cho Technical High School designed to undermine the Deputy Prime Minister whose portfolios as Minister [...]

National Sports Council Contacts F.I.U. on Fraud at Council

In respect of the damning audit of the National Sports Council, in a memorandum dated February twenty-eighth, 2019, Director Ian Jones reacted with an eighty-five pages memorandum. The majority of [...]