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Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, the next newscast will be on Thursday, January 2nd.

Father of 2 gunned down; cop held for questioning

The echo of gunshots rang out in the Buttonwood Bay neighbourhood late Monday night, and in the eerie silence that followed, one family would find their loved one bleeding on [...]

Hope fading fast for 3 missing at sea

Family members of three people missing at sea are still clinging to the now slim possibility that their loved ones are safe. Johnston International employees Ian Jackson and Charles Moody, [...]

Tropic passengers say they saved themselves

If you happened to catch Good Morning America today, you might have seen some familiar sights. The Dreyer family, who were onboard the Tropic flight that made an emergency landing [...]

Belize goes to “stable” status in S and P ratings

The big news from the economic front this week is that the Standard and Poors Rating Service has given Belize a new report card…and it looks good. According to a [...]

Lotto jackpot hits $150,000

And since we’re on the subject of money, in case you hadn’t noticed, Belize’s largest Lotto jackpot in the history of the game will be drawn this Thursday. According to [...]

Public hearings on Chalillo set for Jan. 16, 2003

As the countdown to construction of the Chalillo hydroelectric dam trickles away, today it was announced that the date of the public hearing ordered by the Supreme Court has been [...]

AIDS patient receives donation from viewers

But in the midst of celebrating the “what ifs” of the future, one Belize City woman is trying to face the certainty of her life with what strength she has [...]

Goma gurus share their secrets

It’s a sad ending to almost every night out on the town that involves alcohol…symptoms are the same, but the names are a little different, so whether you’ll be praying [...]

2 men and boy missing at sea since Friday

As darkness descended, an intensive air and sea search underway for three people missing at sea since Friday night were forced to return to Belize City empty handed. News 5 [...]

12 hurt in weekend accidents on Western Hwy.

Separate traffic accidents on the Western Highway on Sunday have left twelve people recovering from various head and body injuries. According to the police, the first accident happened between miles [...]

Separate fires in Bz. City leave 7 homeless

Fire officials were busy this weekend after blazes in Belize City damaged three houses and left seven people homeless. The first fire started around one Friday morning at an abandoned [...]

Residents allege police brutality

Another week, another allegation of brutality at the hands of the police. According to Belize City resident Glenroy Rocke, when the police arrived at number eight T Street, only his [...]

Tropic Caravan makes wet landing with 13 onboard

Tragedy in the air was narrowly avoided late Friday evening after a Tropic Caravan was forced to make a wet landing just shy of the island’s airstrip. News 5′s Jacqueline [...]

Fortis donates big bucks to Salvation Army

Believe or not, there is some good news to report tonight. On Friday, Fortis Incorporated, through Belize Electricity Limited, donated some four thousand dollars to the Salvation Army. According to [...]

S.J.C. students win top awards in A-levels

In news from the education front, this afternoon, two students from Belize City were awarded for their academic excellence in the A-Level exams. Kimberly Haughton and Kalilah Enriquez ranked among [...]

Pedallers and pushers prepare for Krem race

Good evening I’m James Adderley and welcome to our closeout show for the year 2002. The sporting community at large might have taken the Christmas pause, but the fever is [...]

Notice to viewers

The staff of Channel 5 takes this opportunity to wish all our viewers in Belize and abroad a happy holiday season. Please note that we will be taking a break [...]

Crowd of cruise ships has Belizeans working hard

For the children it’s the holiday that never seems to come soon enough. For the parents, however, Christmas always arrives too early, leaving us with not enough time, not enough [...]

Salvation Army Church reaches out

While some Belizeans will be working on Christmas Day and most of the rest will be sharing the joys of good food and good company, not everyone has the luxury [...]

Family of ten receive keys to Habitat home

We’re no strangers to the joy of first time homeowners receiving the keys to a new house, but when that big present arrives on Christmas, it’s something special. Marion Ali, [...]

Drivers urged to lay off booze

It is the downside of Christmas…the sudden switch from merriment to horror as word is received that a loved one has been killed or injured in a traffic accident…an accident [...]

Last minute shoppers crowd stores

It’s after seven o’clock on Christmas eve and if you haven’t yet done your Christmas shopping, I strongly suggest that you get off the sofa and cut a trail for [...]

Public officers and Govt. agree to new contract

Santa came early this year for public officers and teachers, but the gifts will come a little later. With municipal elections scheduled for March and a general no later than [...]

Robberies continue, despite police crackdown

It seems like there’s a cop on every corner and well armed B.D.F. soldiers on every street, but it’s still not enough to completely shut down the seasonal surge in [...]