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Guatemala judge says investigation may lengthy

There’s good news and bad news coming out of Guatemala tonight. The good news is that after almost six days in captivity the four Belizeans being held in Peten jail [...]

President Portillo calls P.M. Musa

The press release was cryptically short but the news had to be viewed as positive. At around one this afternoon the phone rang in Belmopan and the caller on the [...]

Makeshift explosive found near Guatemalan Embassy

While efforts to free the prisoners continue on the diplomatic and legal fronts, a bizarre incident Monday Night has added a new dimension to an already complicated hostage crisis. Around [...]

Town Board elections on Wednesday

In case you haven’t noticed amidst the tensions with Guatemala and the murder of another child in Belize City, the Town Board Elections are on Wednesday. 31,026 people have registered [...]

Bicyclist killed in accident

A man on a bicycle was killed Monday on the Western Highway during a crash. However, 57 year old Martin Ortega wasn’t hit by a car or truck, but a [...]

Benque man drowns in Mopan

The body of a Benque man was found Monday morning in the Mopan River. It was identified as 67 year old Majin Cario of George Price Boulevard in Benque Viejo [...]

Arrests made in Orange Walk rapes

Police have charged a laborer from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Joseph Budna, with an unnatural crime and aggravated assault following reports a 14 year old boy that he was raped. [...]

Sister Cecilia dies after battling Cancer

With all the furor over Guatemala this weekend, few people knew that a woman dear to the hearts of many Belizeans had died. On Sunday night around 10:00pm. Sister Mary [...]

March being held to protest crimes against children

To protest the murder of another child, Noemi Hernandez, and continuing crimes against children the NCH/Belize Action for Children, the National Committee for Families and Children and the Young Women’s [...]

Hostages get high powered lawyer

It is the biggest crisis yet faced by the eighteen-month-old government of Prime Minister Said Musa. Four Belizeans–three soldiers and a policeman–literally kidnapped by a force of approximately twenty-five Guatemalan [...]

Prisoner recounts abduction

That was the latest from Guatemala, but for those of you who missed News Five’s special report on Sunday, which aired again at noon today and is posted on our [...]

UDP leader says “bring them home”

The problem of internal unity–or rather lack thereof–has always bedeviled Belize in its relations with Guatemala. On the surface this instance is no different, with the Opposition and Government sparring [...]

Body of drowned man recovered

After a day and a half of searching, shortly after seven on Saturday morning, the body of Kelvin “Brambles” Barrow was found floating in the water, just a few yards [...]

Baby dies, brother says she fell

A two-year-old girl is dead after reportedly falling down a flight of stairs. The tragic accident took place around one Saturday afternoon on West Street in Belize City. According to [...]

Tractors collide, one driver killed

This weekend two tractors collided, killing one of the drivers. According to the police, thirty-nine-year old Henry Bodden was driving a red Massey Ferguson tractor on his way home Sunday [...]

Teenagers report rapes in Orange Walk

A teenage boy has reported being raped in the Orange Walk District. The fourteen year old told police he was walking with some friends near Louisiana Field on the evening [...]

Inmate injured in kitchen fight

On Sunday an inmate received minor surgery after he was chopped at Hattieville prison. According to the Department of Corrections, the incident happened shortly after nine Sunday morning. Reports are [...]

Belize wins gold in boxing tournament

Good evening, I’m James Adderly and welcome to this fresh portion of Sports Monday. In a bid to achieve gold, the Belize Amateur Boxing Association opted to host this year’s [...]

BDF/Police Patrol detained in Guatemala

At news time tonight, three members of the Belize Defense Force and a Belizean Police Officer are still being held by Guatemalan authorities. Technical talks in Miami between the two [...]

Teen’s murder investigated – Police seek informant

The day after the body of 14-year-old Noemi Hernandez was found, police called a press conference to talk about how they are going to handle this, the 4th murder of [...]

Noemi’s mother didn’t know daughter was dead

Noemi Hernandez’s remains were buried yesterday at the Lord’s Ridge Cemetery, however her father, Francis Hernandez went to Police today asking if the remains could be exhumed so the family [...]

Search continues for drowned man

The body of a man believed to have drowned yesterday in the sea off the Port Loyola area has still not been found. At the time of his disappearance, Kelvin [...]

Cayo man charged for drug rape

A 29 year old man from Santa Elena Cayo, Mark Hyde has been charged with rape and indecent assault following accusations that he drugged a young woman and raped her [...]

Police charge O.W. man with incest

In another case, this time in the Orange Walk District, a cane cutter from Douglas Village, has been charged with incest, indecent assault and rape. His seven and eight year [...]

Phone book features Boom and Chime Band

In a few months they will have frayed edges, scratches, names and phone numbers scribbled all over them, but right now the new BTL phone books are in perfect condition [...]