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Celebrating the Altar of the Dead

This weekend, Halloween bashes will be taking place all over the country. But there is a tradition to celebrate “El Dia Los Muertos” that is a main feature in Mexico [...]

Toddler dies from accident wounds

Four month old Xy Li Jiang is the second member of the Jiang family to pass away a day after a devastating accident that occurred at mile sixteen on the [...]

Gov’t loses landmark land case twice

Before the battle over the amendment to the constitution, there was always debate on private property and property rights. On January twelfth, 2010, a Benque Viejo Del Carmen resident was [...]

Benque resident/taxpayer comments on Appeals Court win

The man at the center of the land case, Sam Bruce, says it was a surreal experience because he had done charity and community based work for the past two [...]

U.D.P. Caribbean Shores up for grabs

As we reported on Wednesday night, Minister Carlos Perdomo is calling it quits. Even though on December sixth, 2010, he handily beat Councilor Roger Espejo and was re-elected to run [...]

Rina on the replay

In Cancun and Cozumel, residents and visitors are preparing for Rina, which has been downgraded from hurricane to a tropical storm. Belize was spared of Rina when it proceeded on [...]

Scammers use dead man’s credit card

Two persons have been arrested in Dangriga for pulling a fast one on the local branch of the Belize Bank. A little over twenty-four thousand dollars were fraudulently withdrawn from [...]

2nd charged for businessman’s murder

A second person was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the murder of Wendell Reimer, who was shot during a robbery at his business, Eagle One Hardware on the Northern [...]

Stabbing victim knows assailant

There might have been no murder or shooting victims on the bloody streets of Belize City on Wednesday night, but there is still a victim who is clinging to life [...]

Water Taxi Association cries foul play

The three thousand plus residents of San Pedro and Caye Caulker who left their homes for higher ground when Hurricane Rina threatened the coast returned home today. During evacuation, NEMO [...]

4 charged for Drug Trafficking after GSU raid

A GSU raid at a residence on Nurse White Street in Belize City earlier today has resulted in charges being brought against four people, including three women.  At about three [...]

Boatman charged for molesting boy

Twenty-seven year old Lionel Waight, a boat driver of Fredrick Street was arraigned before the Chief Magistrate, Anna Marie Smith for aggravated assault of an indecent nature upon a thirteen [...]

House catches on fire

A fire on Wednesday morning destroyed a small plycem house on Caesar Ridge Road. After putting out the blaze, fire officials told News Five that the owner of the house [...]

Future of BFLA; directors turns to Gov’t for help

Earlier this month it was announced that the Belize Family Life Association, a pillar in the Belizean society for over twenty-five years, is in a disastrous financial predicament.  The organization [...]

Gulf of Honduras Project Environmental Awareness

The Gulf of Honduras Project; not much is known about it, but it is an initiative that involves three countries that share marine ecosystems. Its goal is to reverse the [...]

Pan American Health Organization awards its best

The Pan American Health Organization has played a key role in the development of Belize’s health system. And while a few representatives are often in the spotlight, there are staff [...]

Tragic Accident destroys family

The northern part of Belize was on alert for the best part of twenty-four hours due to the approaching Hurricane Rina.  Rina has now diminished to a category one storm [...]

Corozal braces for interlude with Rina

Turning to the hurricane, there is a sigh of relief tonight. NEMO declared an all clear from Hurricane Rina at four o’clock this afternoon. Throughout the night, Rina remained on [...]


With the threat called off, NEMO is winding down its operations and students are expected back in the classrooms on Thursday. Residents who evacuated from the cayes are also to [...]

Rina interrupts normally busy San Pedro

The threat of Hurricane Rina has been called off but there are many stories that show the preparedness of residents. At San Pedro, the prime tourist destination, residents and visitors [...]

Nemencio’s new appointment; Perdy stepping down?

In news from Belmopan, there is a major political move in the United Democratic Party. Word to News Five is that Minister of Defence and Immigration, Carlos Perdomo, is stepping [...]

Another suspect nabbed for Reimer’s murder

The owner of Eagle One Hardware at mile four on the Northern Highway was murdered during a brutal robbery on October seventh. Thirty-five year old Wendell Reimer was gunned down [...]

Ebony Street resident charged for Murder on Maskall Road

There’s another murder suspect behind bars tonight. On the night of October fourth, a well-known grocer was gunned down at his store on the Old Maskall Road in the Sandhill [...]

Cop convicted of bigamy

For having two wives, a police officer is facing up to seven years in prison. The interdicted cop, Luciano Jaime Pena, was today found guilty of Bigamy, which is a [...]

Marijuana tourist says Belize sucks

A cruise ship passenger who was in the jewel on a one day visit had a brush with the law after he was busted with weed on Tuesday. When he [...]