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Double murder at caye has cops searching

At around ten Sunday night a small skiff sputtered to a halt near the Tourism Village; it’s sole occupant bleeding profusely from a bullet wound to the jaw. But the [...]

Car plunges off ferry; driver drowns

An accident at a Corozal ferry crossing has led to the death of a motorist. Twenty-four year old Roberto Sandoval was killed on Saturday morning when the pickup truck he [...]

Two dead in highway knockdowns

A pedestrian and a cyclist were killed over the weekend in separate traffic accidents at opposite ends of the Northern Highway. On Friday night around seven, forty-five year old Roy [...]

Robbery victim wounded as he fights back

It is exactly what every law enforcement expert tells you not to do when confronted by an armed robber…but don’t tell that to businessman Lu Zha Gi. Thirty-two year old [...]

It’s official: compromise reached on Soc. Sec.

The controversy over Social Security is over. At least that’s the official word from Belmopan. A press release today from the Office of the Prime Minister says that a meeting [...]

Novelo’s Bus Line opens new routes

Bus riders from Hattieville, Ladyville, Mile Eight, and Maxboro may find their commute a little less arduous thanks to the addition of eight buses to the Novelo’s fleet. The reconditioned [...]

Miss Belize 2003/04 crowned

On Friday night before a packed audience at the Belize City Centre, twenty-three year old Leilah Pandy was crowned Miss Belize. Pandy says she still cannot believe that she won [...]

Wicked Eleven take cricket crown

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and welcome aboard for another ride on Sports Monday. Lord’s Bank was the place to be Saturday afternoon where the decisive game three between Berlan [...]

Convicted killer escapes from prison

We’re not sure what a convicted murderer was doing on a work detail miles away from his cell at Hattieville, and until prison officials decide to talk, we may never [...]

City grocer robbed at gunpoint

In other crime news a Belize City grocer was robbed at gunpoint on Thursday afternoon. Twenty-nine year old Zhi Xin Li told police that around one p.m. two dark skinned [...]

Major pot farms go up in smoke

Some ambitious farmers in the Corozal District are having major headaches this weekend following the total destruction of their valuable cash crop. Their problem, of course, stems from the fact [...]

Three detained in O.W. murder

Also detained, this time in the Orange Walk District, were three men suspected of involvement in Wednesday’s fatal shooting of Lazaro Martinez. Under law, by Monday they will either be [...]

Union leaders mum on latest talks

At news time there is no official word on the outcome of a meeting held this evening between union and government representatives on the subject of Social Security. News 5′s [...]

Unattended curling iron burns down house

A Belize City family is without their home tonight as a simple act of carelessness appears to have started a fire. Patrick Jones was on the scene this afternoon. Patrick [...]

Belize hosts C.A. Chambers of Commerce

A settlement of the Guatemalan claim may still be elusive, but that hasn’t stopped Belize’s business community from exploring opportunities across the border. Patrick Jones reports on the latest efforts [...]

Shrimp–and shrimpers–converge on barracks

We have shrimp trawlers and shrimp farms…but many of us are only now realizing–like Jacqueline Woods did this morning–that there is another method of putting fresh shrimp on the table. [...]

Private sector accepts Social Security compromise

Signs of significant compromise in the Social Security controversy continue to circulate tonight. Following a meeting with the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, officials from the Chamber of Commerce [...]

U.S. Embassy: Escalades are hot

Two down…three to go. That’s the word from the U.S. Embassy tonight as agents brought down on special assignment are completing their investigation of six vehicles seized by customs on [...]

Police seek three in Santa Marta murder

Police are looking for three suspects in the murder of a man in the Orange Walk District. According to reports, twenty-four year old Guatemalan Lazaro Miguel Martinez was gunned down [...]

Ladyville jacking suspect charged with robbery

His name went public last week after an attempt to arrest him was followed by a near riot in which an innocent motorist was fatally shot by police. But today [...]

Accident victim still critical

And in an update on Monday’s traffic accident on the Western Highway, which claimed three lives, medical authorities tell News 5 that a fourth victim, forty-four year old Martha Reimer, [...]

Red Cross builds centre in Dangriga

Residents of Dangriga and the Stann Creek District can sleep a little bit sounder this hurricane season, in the knowledge that in the event of disaster, the Red Cross will [...]

Placencia gears up for lobsterfest

All roads lead to Placencia this weekend where the annual festival known as Lobsterfest gets underway on Friday night. Since some of the News 5 crew may wind up there, [...]

Breeding programme boosts iguana population

They don’t taste quite as nice as lobster, but that hasn’t stopped iguanas from becoming a popular dish on dinner menus in many parts of rural Belize. Today, however, I [...]

G.O.B. will compromise…

Your heard it first on this newscast last night and today the Prime Minister has confirmed that government is prepared to scale back at least some of its proposed changes [...]