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Court order allows banned riders to race; B.C.A. says not so!

Like all races, the Krem New Year’s Day Cycling Classic is a pressure filled event as more than a hundred participants are expected to compete for the prizes and the [...]

No arrests made in Corozal teen’s stabbing death

A homicide over the weekend in Corozal town has left cops with more questions than answers. According to investigating officers, around eight on Sunday morning, they were called out to [...]

Nightclub bouncer shot by armed patron

Tonight four men are charged with Attempted Murder and related offences following a shooting at a Belize City nightclub over the weekend. The accused are twenty-nine year old Darren Banks, [...]

Charges against accused teen thief upped to murder

Charges against a Belize City teenager have been upgraded to murder after the man he shot during an armed robbery died. According to police, sixteen year old Freedom Street resident [...]

Neighbour’s call saves homeowner’s property

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare: to open the front door and find a house emptied by thieves. But according to court reports, thanks to a concerned neighbour, a Mahogany Heights [...]

Weekend win earns Wagiya top ranking in B.P.F.L. action

James Adderley Good evening I’m James Adderley and we certainly welcome you to this final dish of Sports Monday for the year 2007. The RFG Cup Tournament ended the year [...]

Placencia tourists/residents suffer through 18-hour blackout

The stars shone brightly over Placencia last night … of course they had no competition as the entire peninsula was plunged into darkness by an eighteen hour power failure. The [...]

Eight Belizeans to receive Queen’s honours

Sticking to tradition, on Friday the Belizeans selected for New Year Honours by the Queen were announced. Receiving the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George to be a Knight [...]

Bronze bust of Philip Goldson unveiled in Belize City

Philip Goldson – he is a legendary Belizean statesman and patriot, and today, six years after his death, a memorial was erected in his memory. News Five’s Marion Ali reports [...]

Belize’s best cyclists banned for doping; team denies charge

When we last left cycling, the sport was steeped in controversy as allegations of doping were being hurled against the country’s most successful team. However, investigations would later reveal that [...]

Women attacked by husbands in separate cases

Separate assaults on women have left one man behind bars and another on the run. According to police, around eleven on Wednesday morning, San Pedro residents Josela Panti and her [...]

Thieves busted red-handed in Belize City…

A purse snatching rarely makes the headlines, but when Belize City residents band together to catch the thief, it’s time to stop the press. Police reports are that twenty-seven year [...]

…But armed robbery nets culprits thousands in cash

In the last month, we’ve reported that armed robbers have been targeting delivery crews around the country. Tonight, yet another hold-up has deprived a Belize City business of more than [...]

Escaped con to spend extra year behind bars

An escaped convict who turned himself into prison officials has been sentenced to an additional year behind bars. When thirty-five year old Gilbert Requeña appeared in court this morning, Magistrate [...]

G.O.B. rolls out N.H.I. countrywide; critics condemn move

N.H.I., for administrators, those three little letters could mean a political dream come true or another government scheme turned nightmare. But as News Five’s Marion Ali confirmed today, the Ministry [...]

Missing American diver presumed dead at sea

Recovery efforts continue at sea for an American man missing now for more than a week. News Five has confirmed that on December twentieth, thirty-five year old dive master, Corey [...]

Gospel concert to rock Bird’s Isle on Saturday night

It is six months overdue, but in the entertainment business, the show must go on, which is why organisers of a weekend concert are eager to start the music. The [...]

Wesley College gala to raise funds for school’s programs

It is a landmark of the old capital, but like most Belizean schools, to survive Wesley College must use creative means to garner financial support for its programs. Tonight News [...]

Christmas shootings leave one dead, another jailed, cop injured

While the holidays were relatively crime free in the old capital, separate shootings involving police officers in Caye Caulker and in the Cayo district have prompted internal investigations into both [...]

P.G. man murdered with piece of firewood

A murder in San Vicente Village in the Toledo District also kept police busy early on Christmas morning. The motive is familiar: the affections of a woman, but in this [...]

Teenager arrested for armed robbery of money collector

In an update to Thursday night’s violent armed robbery in Punta Gorda, police have arrested the suspected gunman. According to authorities, a sixteen year old boy from Belize City is [...]

Drunken man attacked, stabbed on Boxing Day

Walking home drunk is a better idea than driving home drunk, but a Belize City resident is tonight hospitalised after two attackers took advantage of his inebriation on Boxing Day. [...]

Police bust up robbery ring in Orange Walk town

While two police men were taking flak on the job on Christmas Day, others were hard at work breaking up a robbery ring in Orange Walk Town. According to cops [...]

Ninety cases of liquor seized in San Pedro customs raid

It was never reported to us but News Five has confirmed that customs officials made a major bust in San Pedro earlier this month. Details are still sketchy but information [...]

Veteran broadcaster Eustace Usher dies in Belmopan

Tonight broadcasters in Belize are mourning the passing of one of their own as veteran radio personality, Eustace Usher is dead. Usher passed away at his home in Belmopan on [...]