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Three murders in one night rock Belize City

It’s the eve of an important election and as one hundred fifty-four candidates work late into the night in search of that last handful of votes, we in the media [...]

He shot at cop, then himself; now faces charges

He is accused of going on a weekend crime spree in which he shot a police officer, beat his girlfriend, threatened his brother-in-law, almost killed his step-daughter, and then tried [...]

Suspect charged in cold case murder

And while police have three more murders on their hands, they are nonetheless pleased tonight, having made a breakthrough in another cold case. On Monday, officers arrested twenty-one year old [...]

Motorist who killed two, cops a plea

A man has pled guilty to charges arising from a double traffic fatality. On Monday, forty-four year old Valentine Ferguson was slated to be tried for two counts of manslaughter [...]

U.D.P. leader exposes Belize Times headline as fiction

Newspapers, particularly those published by our two major political parties, are known to tell a fib now and then. But even by those loose standards the headline in today’s election [...]

Peace Corps celebrates 45th birthday

This week the United States Peace Corps, created by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, is celebrating forty-five years of service. Just one year after its establishment, the organization’s first [...]

Medical community shares information on cancer

Cancer: it’s a word that can’t help but make us uncomfortable, since the disease leaves its often fatal mark on both young and old of every ethnicity and social strata. [...]

Public speaks out on elections

In countless ads and only slightly fewer news stories you’ve heard what most of the politicians and candidates involved in Wednesday’s municipal elections have to say. For our last story [...]

7-year-old robbed of bicycle at gunpoint

On New Year’s Eve, an eighty-five year old Belize City woman was heartlessly robbed and pushed into a drain on Wilson Street. Tonight there is news of yet another atrocity, [...]

Murder trial ends in hung jury

The fate of a man accused of murder is uncertain tonight after the case against him ended with a hung jury. According to court reports, the four women and eight [...]

Brother stabs brother in fight over gun

A quarrel over a gun has landed a teenager in the hospital and his fifteen year old brother in police custody. According to authorities, around one on Sunday morning sixteen [...]

U.S. snorkeller dies at Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Another tourist has drowned, this time while snorkelling at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve off Ambergris Caye. Police report that around noon on Sunday sixty-five year old Deanne Kennedy was [...]

Separate traffic accidents leave child dead, man critical

A traffic accident in Dangriga has left a family mourning the loss of a young child. Police report that around eight on Friday morning, seven year old Dayron Hernandez was [...]

Three different fires ignite in Belize City over weekend

Fire officials had a busy weekend as three separate blazes erupted in Belize City, leaving one family homeless and sending thousands of dollars in property up in smoke. According to [...]

Pregnant manatee washes up dead in Buttonwood Bay

In recent years, there have been several manatee deaths along the Belize City coastline, but this afternoon I visited the scene of what experts say is one of the strangest [...]

New market opens in Belmopan without controversy

The ceremony was brief and attendance was sparse … but for residents of Belmopan, today was a big deal. The occasion was the official opening of the new market, and [...]

Three “dead” Guatemalans alive and well in Hattieville prison

Details are still sketchy but police reports to News Five indicate that three Guatemalans have been arrested and charged after they were caught harvesting xate leaves in the Chiquibul Forest [...]

Football, cycling and basketball dominate weekend sports

Good evening, I?m James Adderley and we?re here to drop this load of Sports Monday live and in living colour into your living rooms. The RFG Insurance Trophy Tournament, not [...]

O.W. family begs for blood as accident victim clings to life

It was a story that never made it into the police press reports … a mid-morning traffic accident on the Guinea Grass road that left a pregnant woman in critical [...]

Cayo knockdown leaves Esperanza woman brain dead

Meanwhile, police investigations into another traffic accident, this time on the Western Highway, continue; but tonight reports are that the victim has been certified as brain dead. Around five on [...]

Husband charged in Pomona murder case

In news from the south, police reports are that Dangriga cops have arrested and charged the prime suspect in the death of twenty-six year old Lydia Smith. According to authorities, [...]

Charges dropped against 2 defendants in Gallaty shooting

It was a crime that shocked the country … the brazen 2004 shooting of well-known Belize City businessman Phillip Gallaty as he drove over a speed bump in Ladyville. Tonight [...]

D.P.P. enters nolle prosequi motion in Treasury theft

Two people accused of ripping off the Treasury Department walked out of court as free citizens after the charges against them were withdrawn. The Office of the Director of Public [...]

Chainsnatcher sentenced to 5 years behind bars

A Belize City chain snatcher has been sentenced to five years behind bars. Forty-one year old Andy Avilez appeared before Magistrate Sharon Frazer today after the victim, Maria Sabala, testified [...]

13-year-old boy wounded in city shooting

Gunshots rang out on the Southside of Belize City last night and when it was over, two more young men lay wounded. But most troubling is that one of the [...]