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1 burglar dead, 2 on the run as police foil heist

  An intensive police search continues tonight for two suspects involved in an ill-fated robbery attempt this morning in Belmopan. Reports are that around 4:30 a.m., residents of Sinsonte Avenue [...]

2 detained in jacking of Gov’t payroll

Meanwhile, two other Belize District residents are also being held by police in connection with a robbery that went down in the west on Thursday morning. According to police, two [...]

Baby drowns in O.W. septic tank

Another innocent child has died in a senseless accident, this time in Orange Walk town. Police report that on Thursday afternoon, the body of three-year-old Sanny Adair Fabian was found [...]

Police meet with gang members to curb violence

Belize City residents are still reeling from a series of shootouts earlier this week that left three young men dead. The surge of violence prompted the Belize Police Department to [...]

U.B. will graduate over 500 on Sunday

Tis the season of graduations, and one set of tassels to take flight this weekend belongs to students of the University of Belize. Approximately five hundred graduates will receive bachelor [...]

Belizeans prepare for hurricane season

With the images of destruction and despair left in the wake of Hurricane Iris still vivid in the minds of most Belizeans, the official start of the hurricane season this [...]

Bandits jack Gov’t payroll in Cayo

A daring morning robbery in the Cayo District has left more than forty workers with a payless payday. Reports from police are that just after 11:00 this morning, two men [...]

Burglars take 2 guns from apartment

Another crime, this one in Belize City, may not have gained thieves much cash, but it did provide them with something far more dangerous. Police report that sometime between midday [...]

Motorist charged in pedestrian’s death

In Benque Viejo a taxi driver has been arrested in connection with the fatal knockdown of a pedestrian. On Sunday night around 9:30, thirty-one year old Miguel Medina was driving [...]

Cost of U.S. visa goes up

If you are one of the many Belizeans planning to visit the United States this summer, as of Saturday it’s going to cost you more. Starting on June first, the [...]

Cancer walk takes place Saturday

This Saturday is the day for the annual Cancer Walk from Ladyville to Belize City. The activity, which is the Belize Cancer Society’s major fund raising event, also helps to [...]

Teachers learn to integrate computers, curriculum

With the government’s initiative to install internet connected computers in every school well underway, the challenge now becomes how to integrate this new technology into the school curriculum. Today News [...]

18th Century cannon moved from bridge foot

They were heavy, clumsy, difficult to operate and often blew up their own operators before killing any enemies. But cannons and cannonballs were the heavy weapons of choice for the [...]

Too many students, too few spaces in schools

If you’re a student, the biggest thing on your mind right now is the upcoming summer vacation. For parents, however, especially those with a child about to enter primary school [...]

Two more dead in gang turf wars

Gang related violence on the streets of Belize City is nothing new, but recent days have brought increased tensions and a corresponding level of bloodshed. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods reports [...]

Shopkeeper robbed at gunpoint

Violence among and between gangs is not the only type of crime ravaging Belize City. Police report that on Tuesday afternoon a pair of armed robbers knocked off a retail [...]

Gun owner pleads guilty to firearm charges

And in a follow up to a story we reported last night, twenty-two year old Dean Cain has pleaded guilty to possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition and was [...]

Wanted by U.S.; beats extradition on technicality

Belizean businessman Kevin Morris is a free man tonight, following a successful appeal of his order to be extradited to the United States. Morris was arrested in Belize at the [...]

Proposed land swap holds up settlement

It was originally planned for April, tentatively rescheduled for May and now the only date mentioned is “soon”. What we’re referring to is the presentation by the facilitators on their [...]

Shell donates toward Toledo restoration

Last October when Hurricane Iris passed over southern Belize, the storm not only destroyed buildings, but knocked down thousands of trees, ranging from newly planted citrus to ancient mahoganies. Trees [...]

Miss Belize will wait until 2003 for Miss Universe

If you’re a beauty pageant fan, you’ll no doubt want to tune in to tonight’s Miss Universe competition. But don’t try to spot Miss Belize in the crowd on stage, [...]

4-year-old killed in gun accident

We are used to drivebys, ridebys and walkbys, so Belize City’s latest firearm fatality should not surprise us. In fact, with so many guns in so many irresponsible hands, the [...]

Hitmen on bikes murder Bz. City man

Around 7:00 on Saturday night a hail of bullets rang out along West Canal in Belize City. By the time the shooting was over, twenty-five year old Darrel Anthony “Bagga” [...]

Gunman with AK 47 captured by police

The sighting of a man on the street who is either drunk, stoned or mentally ill is not a particularly unusual occurrence. But when the person in question is in [...]

Four prisoners wounded in escape attempt

While the man with the AK 47 may have been acting under the influence, a gang of prison inmates knew exactly what they were doing when they tried to dig [...]