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Opposition gets bad news in its first attempt at a recall in Cayo Northeast

The People’s United Party has received some less than welcome news to bring in the New Year. The petition to recall former Minister of State Elvin Penner has been rejected [...]

Body is found in the Mopan River…is it Canadian Brian Townsend

Our last newscast of 2013 brings no good news to family and friends of Canadian national Brian Townsend, missing and believed murdered on Christmas Eve. Reports early this afternoon suggested [...]

Rape victim identifies two of three men, but no charges brought against them

In the early hours of the morning of Boxing Day, a teenager was raped in San Ignacio minutes after she exited the Princess Casino in that western town. The young [...]

Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association says B.S.I. is being duplicitous

For the first time in history, the year will end without the start of a sugar cane crop season. In fact, at this point there is still much uncertainty and [...]

Cane farmers desperate for resolution on bagasse issue

Now, eight days ago, the Belize Sugar Industries and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association came to the negotiating table for the first time since late September. As the fiery [...]

The impact of delayed start of sugar cane crop season

While BSCFA and B.S.I./ASR battle semantics, legalese and bagasse, the rains continue to pour down over the north of the country. Generally rain is a blessing where agriculture is concerned, [...]

B.S.I. responds to cane farmers in late evening release

Late this evening, News Five received a copy of a letter from B.S.I.’s Chief Executive Officer, Joey Montalvo, dispatched earlier today to BSCFA Committee of Management Chairman, Leonardo Cano on [...]

A taste of what Belizeans are committing to for 2014

New Year’s resolutions are annual vows taken after a sober look at one’s life over a twelve-month period.  The pledge often precedes an approaching calendar and is usually honored well [...]

Spanish Adventurer, Álvaro de Marichalar, departs Belize to Honduras

Spanish Adventurer, Álvaro de Marichalar, has left the jewel. He left Florida on the twelfth of December en route to Panama and is expected to complete the journey on January [...]

1 year later, second man charged for attempted murder of Ellis Meighan Jr and Malik Dixon

It took police over a year to make a second arrest in a shooting that occurred in Belize City back in October tenth, 2012 when two men attempted to kill [...]

Eldon Hendy charged with manslaughter for fatal traffic accident

A senior citizen, seventy-five year old Gregory Lopez, was hit and killed on December fourth, 2013 on the Phillip Goldson Highway between miles six and seven.  It has been twenty-seven [...]

Mayor Darrell Bradley gives an update on payments to Belize Waste Control

Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley hosted a press conference this morning during which he updated the media on three major projects that are being concluded for 2013.  Those initiatives include [...]

…..And addresses a major headache; the streets

The streets have been a major headache for the Belize City Mayor. Mayor Bradley says that the concretization of streets, which is part of the Municipal Development Project, have been [...]

A flashback at 2013 and a vision for 2014

2013 is just a few hours away from being recorded as another eventful year in the chronicles of Belizean history.  While we welcome a new year with the singing of [...]

The lucky winners of Western Union Treasure Chest Raffle

Today at the offices of the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the lucky winners were chosen for the December 2013 Western Union Treasure Chest Raffle. The raffle is done [...]

Chetumal Street property in dispute: lease is cancelled and given to family of former Lands C.E.O.

Land disputes are featured regularly in our newscast but tonight there is one that strikes pretty close to home at the Ministry of Natural Resources. It involves prime real estate [...]

A murder in the city, does it involve the gangs?

  The murder count was down during the year in Belize City but 2013 is ending violently and it is suspected that gang violence has sparked up, resulting in the [...]

A third attempt at the life of Ryan “Cash” Bennett

  Three years ago, on July fifteenth 2010, twenty-four year old Ryan “Cash” Bennett, who according to police also goes by the name Roy Felix, was shot at the corner [...]

Desperate search for a missing Canadian

Sixty-four year old Brian Townsend was declared officially missing on Christmas Day. But the Police Department and residents of the community believe that he was attacked in his home at [...]

Were you better off in 2013?

And our question for tonight is: Were you better off in 2013? Yes or No. Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post your vote [...]

B.E.L. and P.U.C. haggle over a one cent reduction in electricity rates

When we last reported on Belize Electricity Limited it was because there was an announcement on a reduction on electricity rates for the fiscal year, 2014. That was after B.E.L. [...]

B.E.L. says reduction will set back company by $5 Million

According to B.E.L.’s Senior Manager of Information and Communication Systems, Sean Fuller, the company supports the decision of the PUC, but it will impact operating margins.  That proposed rate reduction [...]

Still no leads in the rape of a San Ignacio resident

San Ignacio Police continue to hunt for three men wanted in connection with a rape on Boxing Day in San Ignacio. As is the case with most rape investigations where [...]

Manhunt continues in San Ignacio: Kevin manzanero and Alex Reid still at large

San Ignacio resident Fredy Lopez was brutally gunned down in front of his family on Christmas Eve, as he walked his daughter-in-law home. That sparked a massive manhunt by Police [...]

Man sentenced to 3 years for molesting a 5 year old child

A twenty-six year old man was convicted in court today for molesting a five year-old child in the city. Ian McNab appeared to be a bit disturbed but showed no [...]