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Constable charged, but C.J. lashes Police Commissioner

Police constable Jesus Maroquin was formally charged with murder this morning for the 2002 shooting of Egbert Gordon Jr., the mentally ill man who had barricaded himself in an unoccupied [...]

Attorney: charges only filed due to legal pressure

Chief Justice Abdulai Conteh was not the only member of the legal community with strong feelings about the belated arrest of Jesus Maroquin. Prior to her Supreme Court appearance we [...]

Family: cops conspired in massive cover up

For Egbert Gordon Senior, father of the victim, the case is far bigger than a single cop’s mistake. He believes that the shooting and subsequent cover up amount to a [...]

Activist: mentally ill are often victimised

While the legal implications of the Maroquin case are large, the killing also raises the important issue of how society treats its mentally ill. Secretary of the Mental Health Association, [...]

Lucky to be alive, shooting victim says why he

He cheated death this weekend when a bullet-proof vest stopped two slugs to his chest. Today I spoke to the man whose name is still prefaced by the word “marked.” [...]

U.S. citizen charged with arson

Another U.S. citizen is in trouble with Belizean law enforcement tonight. Thirty-eight year old Mauricio Barraza is accused of torching his apartment, located at number three Mohammed Street. Barraza appeared [...]

Woman charged with neglect of her child

A young mother has been charged with the seldom prosecuted crime of child neglect. Twenty-one year old Arlene Tillett of number three Lakeview Street was formally arraigned on the charge [...]

No-show witness fined for ignoring summons

Disobeying a summons … It’s an act that happens often, much to the dismay of attorneys … but tonight they’re not letting a Belize City woman get away with it. [...]

Captured fugitive was Taliban, al Qaeda supporter

More details are emerging regarding the background of James Ernest Thompson, The U.S. fugitive turned over by Belize authorities to the F.B.I. yesterday and flown back to the States. According [...]

Accident victim dies of injuries

An accident on the Western Highway yesterday has claimed the life of one of three people injured. Police report that twenty-one year old Levan Thompson succumbed to injuries suffered in [...]

Dangriga airstrip closed for emergency repairs

The Dangrigan municipal airstrip was closed to all traffic as of three this afternoon in order to effect urgent repairs. According to a press release from the Belize Airports Authority, [...]

Two city schools will receive new classrooms

Two southside Belize City primary schools will receive funding of close to a million dollars for badly needed new classrooms. According to the Ministry of National Development, financing for the [...]

Salvation Army feeds elderly

We publicise the launch of their Kettle Appeal and join them for their annual children’s dinner. Today News Five’s Kendra Griffith found the Salvation Army continuing to honour the spirit [...]

Red Cross hosts children

As Christmas Day draws nearer virtually every day brings some event for children and this morning’s venue was the headquarters of the Belize Red Cross. According to National First Aid [...]

Christmas shopping reaches high gear

If you’ve been in Belize City over the last week or so the traffic alone will tell you that Christmas shopping is rapidly reaching its peak. Today I ventured out [...]