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Venezuelans yet to respond on mysterious millions; G.O.B. to send 2nd inquiry

“These things take time”. That’s the word out of Belmopan tonight as questions continue to surround an official letter which indicates that Venezuela gave Belize twenty million US dollars in [...]

12 senators named by G.O.B., Opposition and social partners

Following nominations from the Government, the Opposition, churches, the unions and the business community, the list of the men and women who will make up the Senate is finally complete. [...]

Fuel acquisition costs up but no change in pump prices

In other news from Belmopan, the government has announced this week that it would absorb the most recent rise in fuel acquisition costs to keep the pump price the same [...]

Convicted child molester sentenced to 20 years behind bars

A convicted child molester has been sentenced to spend the next twenty years behind bars. According to court reports, when thirty-two year old Raul Rivero appeared before Justice Herbert Lord [...]

Suspected rapist remanded but accused bomber out on bail

Two men who were charged earlier this week with serious offences have been granted bail in the Dangriga Magistrate’s Court. Fifty year old Dean De Marks, a New Jersey insurance [...]

Three men arrested for separate firearm offences

Three men have been arrested and charged for firearm offences in separate cases. In Belize City, officers on patrol on Plues Street say around six on Thursday evening, they stopped [...]

$13,000 bike stolen from Belize’s best cyclist

A bike jacking is hardly newsworthy these days because it happens so often but when thieves make off with a thirteen thousand dollar machine, it’s big news. According to Marlon [...]

Hit and run victim claims insurer won’t pay medical bills

He was the victim of a hit and run driver last summer but tonight a seventy-year old Belize City man is claiming he’s being victimized by the insurance industry. Amos [...]

Reporter releases compilation of Bra Anansi stories

Folklore is a common source of inspiration for writers and in Belize, few characters are more popular than Bra Anansi, the mischievous spider who uses his superior intelligence to get [...]

Child Stimulation Month to focus on preschools, parental involvement

For more than a decade, March has been celebrated as Child Stimulation Month. According to organisers, this year’s events will stress the importance of preschool education and parental involvement. Margaret [...]

Mennonite tradition of hard work and progress lives on in Spanish Lookout

Last weekend News Five traveled to Blue Creek in the Orange Walk district to chronicle the achievements made by the Mennonites during their fifty years in Belize. Events celebrating the [...]

Young mother shot dead in Cotton Tree hold-up

The dark hand of homicide has descended on a village not far from the nation’s capital and a tiny baby will now grow up without the love of his mother. [...]

Gordon is church nominee for Senate

The Belize Council of Churches and Belize Evangelical Association have announced their nominee for appointment to the Senate. He is Henry Gordon. Gordon is no stranger to the world of [...]

Did Musa impede F.I.U. investigation? Director says no

The government Press Office has issued an explosive release stating that former prime minister Said Musa failed to refer the Senate Select Committee’s report on the Social Security Board to [...]

Espat says P.U.P. bosses trying to “fix” election

He didn’t participate in yesterday’s war of words involving fellow candidates Francis Fonseca and Johnny Briceño, but today Mark Espat weighed in on recent events in the race to be [...]

Wesley will hold anniversary fair

They began celebrating their hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary in June of last year and this weekend, Wesley College is still commemorating their historic milestone. On Saturday, the school will be [...]

Ford, Jaguar make environmental grants

Four local organisations have received grants from automobile manufacturers for environmental and cultural conservation projects. According to a release issued today, the winners of the Ford Motor Company Conservation and [...]

Harbour Regatta seeks return to Bliss Day glory

For ten years now La Ruta Maya Belize River Challenge has overshadowed the traditional ninth of March harbour regatta, bringing out massive crowds from San Ignacio to Belize City. But [...]

Researcher says reef can recover from adversity

There is no denying the importance of coral reefs: they act as a safe harbour for fish, protect the coast, help to control the amount of carbon dioxide in the [...]

Street paving delayed, but result will be worth it

Last week the Belize City Council prepared the public for the imminent paving of Albert and Regent Streets … but it turns out they jumped the gun. Today News Five’s [...]

Police arrest man who allegedly robbed, sodomised tourist

A man from Dangriga will appear in Magistrates’ Court on Friday after he allegedly robbed a tourist and sodomised him at a residence north of Seine Bight Village. Twenty-three year [...]

U.S. resident charged with illegal firearm, explosives

While Jerris Martinez was allegedly committing those reprehensible crimes early Monday morning, police were not far away busting a U.S. citizen just down the beach. Fifty year old Dean DeMarks, [...]

Prison officer arrested for theft of accident victim

A man posing as a good samaritan is accused of being nothing more than a common thief. Twenty-seven year old prison officer Jonathan Santos has been charged with Theft following [...]

Belizean busted for too much cash in U.S.

According to U.S. media reports a Belizean woman has a lot of explaining to do after she was found carrying over three hundred thousand dollars in cash. The woman, thirty-nine [...]

Stann Creek man dies after run over by citrus trailer

A man is dead tonight after he was run over by a citrus trailer on which he was riding on the Hummingbird Highway. Thirty-seven year old Richard Velasquez of Pomona [...]