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Engineer: Northern Highway in bad condition, but safe

On Thursday, residents living in the rural communities of the Belize District took a hellish ride into the city as flood waters found its way across portions of the Northern [...]

Forecaster reviews weeks past, previews weeks ahead

During the past few days we have seen the waters make their way to the Belize River Valley, collapse culverts on the Western Highway, erode portions of the Northern Highway [...]

P.S.U. pres. fires off angry letter to Agric Minister

In August several workers of the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) were fired. The Public Service Union responded quickly, claiming that some open-vote workers and others were dismissed because their [...]

Novelo brothers’ assets questioned in “examination of means”

In Court today, an examination of means was held on the Novelo Brothers: David, Antonio, and Hipolito. Remember them? They are the trio behind National Transport Services, who previously owned [...]

Police & Forest Dept. seize truckload of illegal game meat

It’s no secret that Belizeans love game meat and that Asians have a taste for crocodiles, particularly the tail. Today the Police and the Forest Department had on display a [...]

Gun amnesty extended to end of November

The deadline to hand in unlicensed firearms and ammunitions to the police has been extended. The Ministry of National Security today sent out a press release informing the public that [...]

Man beats murder rap when witness fails to appear

In the Supreme Court today, twenty-one year old, Telswin Lara was freed of murder charges for the fatal stabbing of Bakary Logan. A nolle prosequi was entered when the only [...]

Adult and minor report sex crimes

A thirty-two year old woman from the Stann Creek District has reported that she was raped. The victim told the police that she was at home around nine p.m. on [...]

Security guards charged for Handling Stolen Goods

Two security guards are in trouble tonight after items stolen from their workplace were found in their possession. On Wednesday police visited the Partridge Street home of brothers, Herman and [...]

Farmers advised to vaccine cattle against blackleg disease

The total impact of the floods over the last couple of weeks is still undefined, but what we do know is that livestock is among the many sectors affected. Today [...]

Developer & San Pedro residents clash over mega tourist project

Balancing development and the environment is no easy feat as conservationists and developers have often bucked heads over projects. That is the issue tonight as a mega venture spurs major [...]

H.O.C. hosts Dia de los Muertos exhibition

An exhibit for the Day of the Dead or ‘Dia de los Muertos’, was opened today at the Belize City House of Culture. The display was organized by the Mexican [...]

Saffiyah wraps up weekend Halloween activities

If you are still at home trying to figure out your Halloween costume or decide which ghoulish function to attend, Safiyyah’s got you covered. Hey I’m Safiyyah and this is [...]

Tourist resorts facing cancellations due to flood waters

By now you will know that all flood-prone areas around the country have been affected by Tropical Depression sixteen. There have been many stories to tell of how the floods [...]

Waters rise in the city, culverts cave in

Another News Five team covered Belize City and its environs where, as predicted, water levels keep rising. The waters have been creeping in slowly and Belama Phases Three and Four [...]

P.M. Barrow tours affected areas in the city

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, accompanied by Minister of Works, Anthony “Boots” Martinez, this afternoon toured affected areas in the Belize District first by helicopter and then by land. We caught [...]

Fire leaves family of ten homeless

A fire this morning destroyed a family home in Belize City and tonight, the Moody family is in despair and homeless after their personal documents and belongings perished in flames. [...]

One robber shot, another in custody

One man is currently under police guard at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital and another in police custody for the attempted robbery of a man in broad daylight. Fifty-four year [...]

Bowen/Landowners Assn. vs G.O.B. case continues

The case of businessman Barry Bowen and the Landowners Association Limited against the Government of Belize continued in its third day in court. Bowen and the Landowners Association are challenging [...]

Zebedee Pitterson is local Unsung Hero

Since 2003, FirstCaribbean International Bank has had a yearly competition in which the public nominates citizens who go above and beyond the call of duty to be active in their [...]

Telemedia launches 2nd year of feeding programme at Bethel

Remember the “Adopt a School Programme”? It started last year and today to mark its second year, Telemedia and Bethel Primary School held a special ceremony and launched a Breakfast [...]

Healthy Living: How to keep healthy teeth

There will be enough sweets to go around this weekend in the Halloween festivities and with the Christmas season quickly approaching, Healthy Living this week looks at how best to [...]

Western livestock farmers say beef is holding its own

There has been a lot of depressing news in the recent flooding throughout Belize, but tonight there is some good news to report. And while the Belize River Valley farmers [...]

Sections of miles 8 and 9 under water

And in respect of the high waters, we reported last night that the flooding has reached miles twenty and twenty-one on the Northern Highway and tonight there is another area [...]

Rescue team finds 6 year old who drowned in Mopan

One more victim who perished in the recent flooding has been located. She is six year old Estephany Diana Ortiz from the village of Arenal on the Belize/Guatemala border. Ortiz [...]