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Businessman Barry Bowen dies in tragic place crash on San Pedro

We begin tonight’s Newscast with the story of the tragic and untimely death of one Belize’s biggest investors, Sir Barry Bowen.  Bowen was piloting his private plane and just before [...]

Four others confirmed dead in accident

Earlier on tonight’s newscast we told you about the tragic plane crash that claimed the life of the highly respected businessman, Barry Bowen.  Bowen and his passengers died after the [...]

Tourists speak of detention during Guatemalan blockade at western border…

Travel across the Western Border continues to be disrupted by a demonstration that started since Tuesday. News Five found out today that teachers in Belize are not the only ones [...]

…And another says he might not return to Guatemala

The protest is expected to continue as the Guatemalan teachers have not reached an agreement with their government.  News Five also spoke to another traveler who was already in Belize [...]

Vehicle sprayed with bullets in rush hour traffic

A shooting incident shortly after eight o’clock this morning brought traffic on North Front Street to a screeching halt as two gunmen opened fire on a passing vehicle.  The intended [...]

DPP’s office challenges cop’s acquittal from murder charge

On Thursday police constable, Richard Polonio, breathed a sigh of relief after he was freed of a Murder charge that came about after the fatal shooting of forty-nine year old [...]

Channel 5 kept out of B.T.L. AGM, but got shareholders’ feedback

On Thursday night’s newscast we promised to report on Telemedia’s Annual General Meeting held at the Princess Hotel.  It is a promise we will not be able to keep, but [...]

Jackie Marshalleck back in the top position of Bar Assn.

While BTL’s AGM last night attracted plenty of attention, it wasn’t the only meeting taking place. The Bar Association of also met for its annual general meeting. Both the Bar [...]

2 bomb threats within one hour at FirstCaribbean Bank and Courts

The frequency of bomb threats around Belize City has created somewhat a sense of nonchalance among students and employees.  Prank calls of explosive devices hidden in classrooms or restrooms at [...]

San Pedro resident pleads guilty to Causing Death by Careless Conduct

A San Pedro resident, Eladio Balam, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of causing death by careless conduct in the accidental death of an eight-year-old boy.  In May 2007, forty-five [...]

Special Cabinet meeting to finalize 2010 budget

In news from Belmopan, Cabinet met in special session this past Thursday since the regular Tuesday session was postponed due to the attendance of Prime Minister Dean Barrow at the [...]

Humane Society partners with Project McKee for free spaying/neutering

Stray dogs; you see them everywhere. It’s a constant problem in the city but what to do to curb their numbers. The Humane society has come up with a plan, [...]

Safiyyah has weekend activities from the north, south, west and the city

The month of love officially comes to an end this weekend but there’s still a lot to do with your loved ones. This event-filled weekend promises lots of places to [...]

Cop acquitted of murder charge

A cop in 2008 admitted to firing a shot just moments before a man in the same vicinity was killed by a gunshot blast.  But that was not enough evidence [...]

Who is benefiting from the Xate contract?

Turning to the controversial Xate trade; they are the leaves from Three Chamaedorea species of palm tree. The leaves are highly valuable in Europe and the United States sought after [...]

Teacher’s union responds to education minister

It has been almost a week since more than a thousand teachers, at short notice, demonstrated in Belmopan. The removal of corporal punishment without an alternative was at the core [...]

Telemedia profits, but govt hasn’t paid previous owners

Two weeks ago you heard the Prime Minister warn that this financial year is going to be the hardest for his government. But judging by this week’s issue of the [...]

Investigation underway into beating of teen by girlfriend’s dad

In an update to a story we ran on Wednesday on the beating of sixteen year old Carlos Zelaya Jr. News Five understands that the police department has still not [...]

Judgment for National Basketball Team’s case one month away

It’s the countdown to the final decision regarding the status of Belize’s National Basketball Team. The team won silver at the COCABA championships held in Cancun, Mexico in 2009.  But [...]

Wife of alleged shooter accuses victim of similar offense

In the local courts, the common-law wife of a man on remand has brought a charge against a tour guide.  Twenty-nine year old Geraldine Castillo has accused Dennis Tillett of [...]

Ways to help minor who is traumatized by shooting

On Wednesday we heard from Amina Shabazz about the effects that last Sunday afternoon’s shooting of nineteen year old Ahmad Nah of Camalote Village is having on her twelve year [...]

Five percent chance of survival for victim shot with pellet gun

Meanwhile, the swelling on Ahmad’s brain has receded enough to allow doctors at the Karl Heusner Memorial to perform a cat scan today.  The procedure was set for Friday but [...]

Cayo singer gets 4 ½ years for robbing 6 credit unions in Canada

She was a rising star on the local music scene who sought fame and fortune abroad. Instead, Cayo’s Maria Reimer found herself in a Canadian jail, charged with the armed [...]

High school teacher reacts to minister’s comments

“Ignorant”: that’s the word that the Minister of Education used to describe some of the teachers who protested the amendment to the Education and Training Bill. When quizzed Patrick Faber [...]

America’s Most Wanted capture in Belize special airing on Channel 5

America’s Most Wanted’s Host John Walsh was in Belize in early February.  His show trumpeted an international manhunt for a sly child molester who fled the United States.  The hunt [...]