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City activist cries foul after weed bust

As a politician, community activist, and radio personality she has never shied away from controversy…and tonight former Belize City Councillor Lillette Barkley-Waite is once again in the thick of it–this [...]

Two charged for cocaine trafficking

Four ounces of Belize Breeze is hardly what you’d call a major drug bust, but nearly four pounds of Colombian cocaine is cause for concern. That’s the amount police discovered [...]

Belize bows to pressure on Int’l Court

Belize has finally succumbed to U.S. diplomatic pressure and signed an agreement to exempt that country’s military and civilian employees from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. Under U.S. [...]

Lucky tour operator wins raffle 3 times

He is no stranger to the spotlight, and his public battles in the cruise tourism sector have earned him a fair share of friends and enemies, but President of the [...]

Winner of bank raffle claims prize

And speaking of winnings, this morning a very jubilant Maria Perez, accompanied by her husband and two daughters, went to Atlantic Bank to claim her grand prize, a 2004 Toyota [...]

New traffic laws face motorists in 2004

And speaking of vehicles, Belizean motorists will wake up on Thursday morning with a bigger goma than usual–thanks to some new legislation designed to make our highways safer. Patrick Jones [...]

Notice to viewers

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

Priest chops fellow priest in Cayo

Precise details have been difficult to come by, but sources have confirmed to News 5 that both police and the Roman Catholic Church are investigating an incident in which one [...]

Construction worker falls to death

Reports of accidental deaths over the long holiday weekend continue to trickle in to police. The latest fatality involves a Belize City construction worker. Seventeen-year-old Wilmer Alvarado, a Honduran of [...]

Mopan River claims life of Santa Elena man

Also on Christmas Day, a young man from the Cayo District lost his life, this time by drowning. According to friends, twenty-three year old Vincent Price of Santa Elena, along [...]

Mystery arsonist targets city family

As crimes go, vandalizing a vehicle is not in the same league with murder, rape or robbery…but for one Belize City woman, the heartless acts of an unknown antagonist have [...]

Belize temporarily bans U.S. beef

Connoisseurs of imported steaks will have to sharpen their teeth and settle for the local variety…at least for the near future. In the wake of the discovery of Mad Cow [...]

Year to date tourist arrivals up 18 percent

Even though we’ve been conditioned to expect nothing but good news from Belize’s booming tourism industry, the latest statistics are still pretty mind-boggling. For the first eleven months of the [...]

Bank raffle gives away new truck

It’s the season of raffles, and it is a rare Belizean that does not have at least one crumpled ticket stub occupying a hopeful place on the dining room table. [...]

Cyclists prepare for New Year’s race

While many of Belize’s ardent cycling fans will watch the action without the benefit of a night’s sleep, the riders will have to do their celebrating after the race. News [...]

Cop wounded in bizarre chopping

It was a long holiday weekend, and that normally means at least a few grizzly murders, but this extended Christmas was blessedly free of fatal violence. It was not for [...]

Special constable shot by B.D.F. soldier

In the second incident involving law enforcement authorities, a police special constable is clinging to life tonight at the K.H.M.H. after he was shot by a fellow member of the [...]

Tourists held up at jungle resort

It was not reported on any police press release, but more than a week after a major hold-up and robbery at Jaguar Paw Resort on December twenty-first, News 5 was [...]

Cruise ship crew member busted for cocaine

It’s a seldom-discussed benefit of the radical rise in cruise ship arrivals. That is the business of selling cocaine. On Christmas Day, however, that business turned sour for one dealer [...]

Two dead in highway accidents

Traffic accidents on the Western and Northern Highways over the holidays have left two people dead and several others with varying degrees of injuries. On Wednesday evening, a Ford Ranger [...]

Search of immigration agent’s house turns up nada

And in a final bit of police news, the cops were out in force today following up a lead in none other than the now infamous immigration scandal. Based on [...]

Plane crash leaves pilot badly injured

Around five-thirty on Friday evening, a pilot from the Mennonite community of Blue Creek took off on his last flight in a day of pleasure flying. But as the aircraft, [...]

New airport company signs thirty-year concession

It was not a particularly well-kept secret, but today government announced the identities of those concerns who will be taking over control of the Philip Goldson International Airport. The investment [...]

New President elected in Guatemala

He’s a successful Businessman and former Mayor of Guatemala City. And today Oscar Berger has one more achievement to add to his resume: President of Guatemala. Berger won the run-off [...]

Rural All Stars top Delta Sport in B.P.F.L. “B”

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re locked into another delivery of Sports Monday. Week four of the B.P.F.L.’s B League saw Rural All Stars host Delta Sport of Corozal [...]