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Double murder in Bermudian Landing said to be drug related

When the village of Bermudian Landing is mentioned on this newscast it is usually in connection with cricket, a sport which thrives in the green pastures of the Belize River [...]

Woman stabbed by three other gals

Police are looking for three women following an attack they believe stemmed from an old beef. The incident ended in a stabbing that has left a fourth woman in critical [...]

Belize Farm Center payroll jacked by gunman

The Belize Farm Centre on North Front Street in Belize City was the target of an armed hold-up around eleven this morning. While the lone gunman didn’t hurt anyone, he [...]

Rice scarce as farmers hold out for higher prices

A trip to many of Belize City’s most popular supermarkets has confirmed what shoppers have been saying for several days. No rice no deh. The problem apparently lies in that [...]

Plane crash in Honduras leaves five dead

In regional news, a TACA Airbus 320 carrying one hundred and twenty four passengers and crew slid off the runway at Toncontin International Airport in Tegucigalpa Honduras around eight thirty [...]

Accident on Hummingbird Hwy. may be fatal

Reports just in from the Stann Creek district indicate that an accident on the Hummingbird Highway may have resulted in a fatality. Reports reaching News Five indicate that a towhead [...]

Police receive 12 bikes for new initiative

Belize City police will no longer work their beats solely on foot as they’ve stepped up their patrols to include two wheels. It’s all part of a new initiative called [...]

Early rains may slow downtown street project

The dry season came to an apparent end this week and a tropical depression which promises to dump some four inches of water overnight on the old capital will have [...]

Briceño says the P.U.P. can and will come back

On last night’s newscast leader of the Opposition John Briceño offered his reaction to Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s first hundred days in office. Tonight the conversation turns to Briceño’s own [...]

Manatee population healthy but future not assured

Belize has long been regarded as home to the region’s largest population of those curious creatures known as manatees. And while many scientists have documented that prolific presence, the public [...]

Wall down, boardwalk restored. Is controversy over?

When we last left the battle between the Fort Street Tourism Village and Brown Sugar Marketplace, F.S.T.V. had ten days to rebuild the boardwalk that they had broken or face [...]

New recruits, new commander for B.D.F.

Today was a big day for the nation’s military as a new Minister of National Security welcomed new recruits and their new boss. News Five’s Kendra Griffith reports from Price [...]

Barrow press conference covers electricity, oil, amendments and Ashcroft

He promised to meet the press on a quarterly basis … and today, while admittedly a few days overdue, Prime Minister Dean Barrow made good on his pledge. Since there [...]

Briceño says Barrow talks sweet, but promises remain unkept

While Prime Minister Barrow charmed a congenial crowd with his combination of candor and confidence, his performance was not without its critics. Opposition leader John Briceño told News Five’s Stewart [...]

Another Nolle Prosequi in murder case

It was one of several unsolved murders of 2006: the brutal killing of twenty year old David Pook. Pook’s body was discovered in a swamp off Faber’s Road on August [...]

Chinese billionaire is Belizean citizen

He’s a naturalized Belizean who lives abroad and boasts a net worth somewhere around one point four billion U.S. dollars. Obviously, I could only be referring to Michael Ashcroft, right? [...]

Florida Rotarians help Gift of Life

Today was a big day for the Rotary Club of Belize and hundreds of children they have helped through their Gift of Life programme. That’s because today Gift of Life [...]

Special education expands beyond just students

Any teacher will tell you that competing in a spelling bee helps to greatly improve the word knowledge of students … But the event which was held today at Belize [...]

Poetry festival set for Saturday night

It’s called “Lik It” and according to poet Kalilah Enriquez, you’ll like it. Kalilah Enriquez, Exec. Member, Belize Writers & Poets Society “Well it’s this Saturday night, it’s at the [...]

Red Cross hosts international disaster simulation exercise

In times of disaster, one of the first organisations to react is the Red Cross. And to make sure members are in touch with the latest in preparedness, for the [...]

More blackouts sweep Belize; B.E.L. blames bad weather/luck

For the last five days the country has been subjected to repeated blackouts and while the leading suspicion is that the outages are intentional, this evening Belize Electricity Limited’s boss [...]

Fight between off-duty cop and watchman ends in gunfire

A shooting in Belize City is hardly a rare event these days, but a confrontation between an off-duty police officer and a security guard on Tuesday night has produced bloody [...]

Thieves jack $15,000 in cash/goods from music store

If you’re currently shopping around for a cell phone or camera, stay clear of those deals that seem too good to be true. In the early morning hours of Tuesday [...]

Man accused in grenade assault maintains innocence

He is one of two brothers accused in the brutal grenade attack on Mayflower Street but today twenty-year-old Kareem Smith continued to maintain his innocence to the charge. Smith appeared [...]

Mayans meet w/P.M. to discuss land rights case

Last October Chief Justice Dr. Abdulai Conteh made a historic ruling in the Supreme Court when he upheld a claim that the Mayans of Southern Belize had constitutionally protected customary [...]