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Scotia Bank Robbery Suspect and survivor of shootout in Honduras is back in Belize

One of Belize’s most wanted men was returned from Honduras this morning. He and his partners in crime are suspects in one of the nation’s biggest bank heists.  Twenty-three year [...]

Video captures two robberies of Jackie’s Supermarket in the same day

Jackie’s Supermarket on Dolphin Drive in Belize City has been robbed four times in the past two years.  The first robbery occurred on February sixteenth 2009, and an addition to [...]

More immigration officers charged for flight of Chinese nationals

Two more immigration officers were arraigned today in a human smuggling ring that was busted last week. Mark Tench and senior immigration officer, Matthew Guy, both thirty-seven years of age [...]

No arrests for recent murders

While Belmopan police have made no arrests in the murder of forty-two year old Francisco Villanueva, they are following a lead that might answer some very critical questions.  Villanueva had [...]

96% of viewers believe there is a high level cover up of Airport Scandal

The response from our viewers to Tuesday night’s questions on whether there is a cover up by authorities on the facts of the Immigration scandal was a resounding yes. Ninety-six [...]

Barrow’s tentacles near the judiciary

For some time now, things have appeared increasingly unsettled in the Judiciary. First, an Attorney General questioned the competence of the judiciary at the Supreme Court opening. The Bar Association [...]

Education Finance Reform to prop up low enrollment

Three out of every five students do not complete high school, that’s a high and damning percentage of young persons who have fallen from the wayside. Studies show that the [...]

Retrial ordered for man accused of rape

Back on July twenty-first, on the day of his fifty-second birthday, Romero Jimenez was convicted of one count of carnal knowledge for having sex with a fourteen year old girl.  [...]

Burglars get away with $12,000 of Goods from Johnny Quan

A Corozal businessman is out of pocket for twelve thousand dollars after a burglary at his store on Monday. Johnny Quan didn’t open for business since it was a holiday, [...]

Decomposed body found in Old Capital

The body of an elderly man was recovered today from his home at twenty-one Kraal Road in Belize City.  The man, identified to us by area residents only as “Dickie”, [...]

Public invited to view traditional and new art

A new exhibition of paints, sculptures and photographs opens this Thursday at the Mexican Cultural Institute. It is showcasing the work of new and upcoming artists in black and white [...]

Max “Pain”, one of seven Belizeans to Box against Mexico

This coming Friday, boxing aficionados will convene at the Biltmore for what is intended to be a revival of the very physical sport. This station is closely following the comeback [...]

Athletes in New Delhi doing their best in 2010 Commonwealth Games

Thousands of miles away in New Delhi, India, a contingent of Belizeans are competing against top athletes in the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Controversy shrouded the games when they started because [...]

…However, two athletes injured during games

There was also some bad news about the females who competed in athletics. Meighan told News Five that two of the three runners were injured and had to drop out [...]

$10,000 at stake; emotions and mouths run high at Duets Season 3

The final night of competition for Duets Season Three wasn’t without its share of laughter and energy. The audience held their breath as the names of the three top duos [...]

Fire destroys murder victim’s home

Eyannie Nunez was killed exactly one month ago. She is the innocent eight-old girl that was murdered as she slept at her house when gunmen opened fire indiscriminately and took [...]

Police Minister says the flights carried Chinese not Japanese nationals

An immigration scandal of major proportions continues to unravel, but how many heads will roll and at what level? Last Tuesday News Five broke the news that Chinese Nationals were [...]

Immigration Officers arrested for Chinese smuggling flights

Four of six persons detained, have been charged at an unusually late court appearance. More on that later, but at a press conference at the Raccoon Street Police Station, the [...]

Camera caught getaway driver; no more visas for Asians in Cuba

The ministers pointed out what we had reported last week; that the visa numbers were real but not yet issued, which means they were fraudulent. While he listed out measures [...]

Mexican Embassy says Asian Group did not pass through its border

Earlier today we caught up with Marcelino Miranda, who is responsible for border affairs at the Embassy of Mexico.  Miranda responded to reports that surfaced over the weekend that the [...]

Do you believe there is cover-up by authorities in the immigration scandal?

Tonight’s question is: Do you believe there is a cover-up by authorities in the immigration scandal? Share your views by sending an email to or a text, using SMART [...]

Body of murdered man found on Roaring River Road

Even before the extended holiday weekend started, two men were murdered in gruesome fashion.  The homicides took place in rural communities; the first body was found on Roaring River Road [...]

Accused child rapist viciously murdered in Red Bank Village

The second murder was reported just before nine on Friday morning, this time in the village of Red Bank about thirty-two miles off the Southern Highway.  The victim, forty-two year [...]

Long list of charges for Immigration Officers caught in flight of Chinese Nationals

As we said earlier, four immigration officers were charged late this evening in connection with the immigration scam.  They are twenty-nine year old Candra Wade, thirty three year old Jason [...]

Attorney says Immigration Officers could not meet bail

According to Attorney Simeon Sampson, who is representing Jason Daly, Lindsay Wade and Angelica Lima, because of the unusually late session, only one of his clients was able to meet [...]