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Brown brothers go free as extradition case crumbles

We don’t know how they’ll be celebrating Independence Eve, but Andrew “Papa” Brown and his brother Floyd walked down the steps of the Belize City Magistrate’s Court as free men [...]

Hattieville man charged with carnal knowledge

A Belize District man has been remanded to jail following a report of sexual abuse by a thirteen-year-old girl. According to the victim, from March to September of this year, [...]

City resident accused of smuggling weed into prison

In news from the prison itself, last Friday guards detained a visitor after he tried to smuggle a plastic container filled with weed into the facility. On Monday, twenty-five year [...]

Landlord jailed for aiming shotgun at tenants

The next case on the News Five court docket didn’t involve weed, but it does include cigarette smoke, noise and a landlord who tried to evict his tenants using a [...]

Two found guilty of church break-in

Still on the crime beat, two men have been arrested and charged with burglary for breaking into a church building. News Five understands that when officials of the Methodist Church [...]

Truck full of contraband seized at police checkpoint

A police checkpoint near the Northern border has netted law enforcement officials a container load of uncustomed goods. According to customs officials, an anonymous tip called in to the department [...]

Fishermen at atolls receive radios and G.P.S.

At least thirty fishermen took time out this week to learn how to use equipment like the marine radio and global positioning system, G.P.S. The reason is that these devices [...]

Byron Lee is back for Independence concert

The group was not the first band of Caribbean musicians to be enjoyed in Belize, but over the years the name of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires has become synonymous [...]

St. Mary’s students promote their heritage

The schedule of special September events is heavy and culminates tonight and tomorrow with the traditional Independence Day festivities. And while the public enjoys these weeks of celebration, the schools [...]

Independence 1981: You are there

With Independence Day now twenty-four years behind us, we’ve got to face the fact that the majority of Belizeans were not yet born on that rainy night in 1981 when [...]

Notice to viewers

There will be no newscast on Wednesday due to Belize’s Independence Day celebrations. The next broadcast will be on Thursday, September 22.