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3 countries join to make major cocaine bust

A three-country operation foiled a cocaine run worth some sixteen million Belize dollars on Thursday evening in international waters off Belize’s coast. Police tell News Five that five Belizeans and [...]

San Pedranos cry out for an end to crime

The murder of unarmed watchman Antonio Almendarez at a club in San Pedro this week prompted islanders to hold a peace rally on Thursday night. Organized by Reef Radio, those [...]

Press officer: San Pedranos must help police

Today Police Press Officer G. Michael Reid responded to the concerns of the San Pedranos. He told News Five this afternoon that community policing is necessary, but that even San [...]

Crocodile farm has no case to answer, says court

His company just signed a hundred million dollar deal with Carnival Corporation and it appears that Luke Espat is still on a roll. This morning Magistrate Earl Jones ruled that [...]

El Sayed appears in court but case is adjourned

He had been missing in action for many months and more than one courtroom pundit was betting that Hassan El Sayed had flown the coop permanently. Not so. With his [...]

Police seek man for questioning

As investigations continue into the July twelfth Scotia Bank robbery, police are asking anyone who has seen this man, Andy Anthony Dyer, to please contact the nearest station. Authorities believe [...]

Counterfeit money circulating again

The Police Department has issued a warning about counterfeit money being circulated around the country. Usually, the concern is over fake blue notes, but this time it appears someone is [...]

U.B. celebrates 5th anniversary

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been five years since the Belize Teacher’s Training College, The Belize School of Nursing, Belize Technical College, the University College of Belize, and [...]

New Punta Rock CD released

They are among the most popular performers in the highly competitive world of Punta Rock… and tonight they’re releasing a new C.D. Jacqueline Woods, Reporting Keep It Alive is the [...]

Contestants arrive for La Reina de la Costa Maya

All the news coming out of San Pedro this week is not related to crime or tragic events. One of the most popular festivals of the entire year is coming [...]

Contract signed for $40 million airport expansion

Yesterday’s top story involved the signing of an agreement to construct a hundred million dollar cruise terminal in Belize City. One day later, we lead with news that contracts have [...]

Belizean drowns in Rio Hondo

Authorities in Mexico have confirmed that a Belizean who died in the Rio Hondo on Monday was a victim of drowning. According to reports, eighteen-year-old Jorge Cantun of Santa Clara [...]

San Pedro watchman died of suffocation

Another post-mortem, this one conducted in Belize, has revealed that San Pedro security guard Francisco Almendarez suffocated to death. It is recalled that Almendarez, watchman at Fido’s Bar and Restaurant, [...]

Police look closely at Heineken heist

Today Belize City police are investigating a report made by a deliveryman who claims he was held up and robbed of several thousand dollars. The incident occurred around eleven-thirty on [...]

Defendant beats murder and manslaughter raps

On Last night’s newscast we reported that Brenton Lewis, on trial in connection with the 2003 killing of Marlon Budd, had been acquitted on the murder charge, but the jury [...]

Browns? court date postponed; did cops fear trouble?

And while one defendant walked, two others had their day in court postponed. Brothers Andrew and Floyd Brown, although scheduled to appear today before Chief Magistrate Herbert Lord in connection [...]

Prosecutors leave court for a week of training

This week Magistrate’s Courts nationwide have been quiet as the Chief Justice agreed to suspend all trials to allow police and civilian prosecutors to undergo special training. Those sessions, sponsored [...]

Seminar looks at biodiversity accords

Because Belize is so blessed with an abundance of animal and marine life and has an extensive network of national parks and reserves, Belizeans might sometimes take it all for [...]

Lake I pageant helps kids with school fees

It may not have the cachet of Rossy War at the Princess or the practicality of the car show at Old Belize… but if you and the family attend this [...]

Photo competition has winners smiling

And while children happily practiced for Little Miss Lake I this afternoon, on the other side of town, other Belizean kids were also capturing the spotlight. The theme for this [...]

Carnival deal signed, sealed, ready to deliver

It languished in development limbo for over a year, but as of ten o’clock this morning, mammoth Carnival Corporation and local company Belize Ports Limited–with the government’s enthusiastic blessing–have signed [...]

Suspect detained in city shooting

Police have detained one suspect and are looking for two more after a shooting on Jane Usher Boulevard in Belize City Tuesday night. Thirty-nine year old John Augustine reported he [...]

Pair arrested for Income Tax robbery

Almost two weeks after a pair of robbers entered the Income Tax Department and made off with fourteen thousand dollars, police have arrested Belize City residents nineteen year old Kenroy [...]

Two charged in separate shootings

Investigations into two other Belize City shootings earlier this week have led to the arrest of a pair of suspects. Sixteen-year-old James Tucker was charged with attempted murder, dangerous harm, [...]

Not guilty of murder; jury out on manslaughter

After deliberating only two hours, this evening the twelve-member jury in the Brenton Lewis trial found Lewis not guilty of the murder of Marlon Budd in 2003. Supreme Court Justice [...]