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Breaking news: suspected burglar shot dead by police

Details are scarce, but official reports to News Five have confirmed that this evening a police officer fatally shot a man inside a house in the Los Lagos area of [...]

Four escape from prison; two still at large

It may not be the revolving door we became used to in years gone by…but now and then prisoners do escape from Hattieville. Early this morning four inmates managed to [...]

One arrested for kilo of cocaine on bus

It may not seem like much compared to the two and a half ton cocaine bust of two weeks ago, but as they say, one-one full basket. Around seven on [...]

Five arrested in connection with car theft

Did you ever wonder what happens to all those stolen cars that disappear off the streets of Belize City? It looks like police have at least discovered the remains of [...]

Child injured in Belize City hit and run

And in another late development, viewers in Belize City are asked to be on the lookout for a white Mercedes which this evening is believed to have knocked down a [...]

Port employees protest for piece of pension fund

Employees of the Belize Port Authority took to North Front Street this morning in protest against the Sagicor Capital Life Insurance Company. According to the demonstrators, for more than a [...]

Moya will announce candidacy for mayor of Belize City

Her candidacy had been floated weeks ago, but on Wednesday afternoon Zenaida Moya will officially announce her intention to be the United Democratic Party’s candidate for Mayor of Belize City. [...]

Applicants sought for Ashcroft scholarships

He may not be running for mayor, but the name Michael Ashcroft is not exactly unknown in these parts. Despite that notoriety, the scholarship fund that bears his name is [...]

Officials concerned with rising maternal mortality

A century ago the death of a woman in childbirth was not an unusual occurrence. And while today modern medicine has made great strides in reducing maternal mortality, Belizean officials [...]

Pirate museum looks at unique part of nation’s heritage

As many of us seek to delve deeper into our ethnic and cultural roots, there’s one body of early Belizeans that seems to have been lost in the shuffle. I’m [...]

Alert police work stops three crimes in progress

Belize City police had their hands full this weekend as they were busy literally catching thieves in the act. The most recent arrests took place around two this morning on [...]

Woman free as manslaughter charge dropped

Joan Bennett, the woman on trial for fatally stabbing her common-law husband, is tonight a free woman. The fifty-two year sanitation worker, who had been charged with manslaughter, appeared this [...]

Protest march focuses on G.O.B. financial management

The demonstration held on Saturday may not have provided the spark to immediately oust the present government, but the determined crowd that marched through the streets of Belize City was [...]

Minister signs long-term forestry licenses for Toledo

This morning in Belmopan, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Johnny BriceƱo signed two long-term forest licenses. The forty-year agreements will allow Thomas Gomez and Sons Limited and Bartholomew Young [...]

“Ageing with Dignity” is theme for Senior Citizens Week

In our youth oriented society, they may not have the political muscle that they deserve, but fear not, Belize’s grey panthers are still kicking up dust… especially this week. Jacqueline [...]

“Bottom Dollar” is latest entrant in discount grocery wars

If you happen to have visited the United States in the last few years, you would have noticed that going grocery shopping now means heading for giant warehouses like Sam’s [...]

Dantos takes men’s softball title

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and you’re very welcome to this latest edition of Sports Monday. Week three of the RFG Insurance Cup Tournament brought undefeated Wagiya of Dangriga into [...]

Earthquake tremors felt in Belize

Most Belizeans are aware of the threat of hurricanes, but earthquakes? While they are seldom felt here, they do occur occasionally, like this morning. News Five visited the Met Office [...]

Foreign Minister addresses U.N. Assembly

Last week Prime Minister Said Musa addressed the United Nations and today it was Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Godfrey Smith’s turn. Smith spoke about the need for the nations [...]

Remains of missing man found in Cayo

The remains of a man who disappeared almost three years ago have been found off the Western Highway in Cayo. The discovery was made on Wednesday afternoon near Windy Hill [...]

Accused arsonist freed a second time

A man accused of setting fire to his brother-in-law’s van has been freed for a second time. Emerson Elijio walked out of the Supreme Court last night after a hung [...]

Jewellery store robbers caught; loot not found

Police have arrested and charged one man in connection with a brazen jewellery heist in downtown Belize City. According to court reports, around six-thirty Tuesday morning, employees of Medina and [...]

Bloodied man appears in court; claims police brutality

A man appearing in Magistrate’s Court for allegedly pulling a machete on a police officer claims he was “chanced” by another officer. Olivaro Rojas, a mechanic of East Collet Canal, [...]

Concerned Belizeans to stage public protest

On Saturday morning, hundreds are expected to take to the streets of Belize City in an organized demonstration against the Government of Prime Minister Said Musa. According to the Association [...]

Belizean students make it to Dallas after 40 hours

Hurricane Rita continues to barrel its way towards Texas tonight and although the storm has weakened in the last twenty-four hours, its impact on the U.S. Gulf Coast is expected [...]