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Gurkhas charged with murder in death of student

Today, Belizean authorities have confirmed that the six soldiers arrested in the death of fourteen-year-old David Zabaneh Jr. will answer to the charge of murder. The men were part of [...]

Dangriga man stabbed in back by friend

A Dangriga man remains hospitalised tonight recovering from a stab wound. According to officers from the Southern Command, around 8:30 Thursday night, twenty-three year old Wallace Mohammed got into a [...]

O.W. restaurateur robbed of $14,000

A businesswoman from Orange Walk has reported being robbed of thousands of dollars. According to thirty-two year old Fang Yue-mei, proprietor of Shanghai Restaurant, sometime between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. [...]

Ombudsman: Police search of homes is legal

It’s a story that more than one Belizean has come to our studios to tell, that of police officers leaving their home in disarray after searching the premises for drugs, [...]

UNDP gives environmental agencies a helping hand

While no one can deny the bounty of Belize’s natural environment, it is also clear that we must protect it. Today, seven environmental agencies received money from the United Nations [...]

Image Factory, Houses of Culture get I.D.B. funding

Every year, the Inter-American Development Bank, through its Cultural Centre in Washington, D.C., gives grants for cultural projects organised by agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean. This morning, Belize’s [...]

Funny money hits Belizean market again

And since we’re already on the topic of money, we thought it wise to tell you that today, the Central Bank sent out a press release warning the Belizean public [...]

Gov’t agencies take on number of traffic accidents

More often than not most Mondays, one of the sad facts we have to report are the traffic accidents that have taken place over the weekend. So it should come [...]

YWCA launches summer programmes

With the Ministry of Education estimating that more than forty thousand primary school students will be out on the loose for two months of summer holidays, there are no shortage [...]

BCVI gets ready for annual summer camp

If you are the parent of a child with special needs, don’t worry, this summer, they’ll have programmes to participate in too. One of them is being hosted by the [...]

6 Gurkhas charged in killing of 14-year-old

The wheels of justice may have moved slowly in the death of David Zabaneh, but they have moved nonetheless. Today it was announced that six soldiers of the British Army’s [...]

Robbery becomes murder with victim’s death

What started out as just one more unsolved assault and burglary has now turned into a case of murder. News 5′s Jacqueline Woods has the story of a distraught family [...]

Locker room burglary leaves team stripped

We’re not sure whether this next news item falls under the heading of sports or crime, but in any case it’s a crying shame. Last night at the Belize City [...]

Meerabux appeal dismissed by Court of Appeal

On Wednesday afternoon former Justice of the Supreme Court George Meerabux received the news that the appeal of his removal from the bench was unsuccessful. In upholding the decision of [...]

Deal near for local buyout of citrus plants

The announcement earlier this week that Minister of Works Henry Canton will resign his Cabinet post to take a top job in the citrus industry was major news. But in [...]

House of Culture runs summer sessions

The closing of schools for the summer usually signals the opening of camp season; summer camp that is. For the second year UNICEF is sponsoring a month-long programme for Belizean [...]

B.E.L. urges consumers to guard against accidents

With recent flooding freshly in mind, Belize Electricity Limited is advising consumers what to do–and what not to do–when rising waters begin to cover those electrical outlets and appliances. Today [...]

Fire service simulates disaster

Fatal traffic accidents have reached epidemic proportions in Belize, but that still doesn’t explain why for the crash that took place today in Belize City News 5′s Jacqueline Woods had [...]

High water continues to disrupt nation

As predicted, rains continue to inundate much of the country today to cause floods, threaten property and hinder travel on major highways. According to the Ministry of Works, the following [...]

City shooting leaves San Pedro woman injured

Tonight a San Pedro woman is at home recovering from a gunshot wound she received while in Belize City. According to twenty-seven year old Elaine Mejia, a resident of the [...]

Caye Caulker stabbing victim in critical condition

Meanwhile, another islander remains in critical condition tonight as he recovers from stab wounds sustained early this morning. According to Caye Caulker police, nineteen year old Edward Requena was walking [...]

Fourteen-year-old alleges forcible rape

A Belize City family is still in shock and disbelief tonight after their daughter claims she was raped as she slept in her bed. According to police, a fourteen-year-old girl [...]

Rumour of killers’ capture in Mexico called false

The rumour mill was in high gear today after reports emerged that Belize’s two most wanted men: Patrick Robateau and Leslie Pipersburg, had been caught by Mexican police in Chetumal [...]

B.E.L. hosts regional utilities meeting

This week over fifty representatives from utility companies all over the Caribbean are in Belize to discuss the state of the energy industry post September eleventh. The meeting is part [...]

P.M. urges use of alternative energy

Speaking at the opening ceremonies of the CARILEC symposium this morning, Prime Minister Said Musa took the opportunity to once again call for support of Belize Electricity Limited’s hydro-electricity project [...]