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2 Belize City Men Arraigned for Mid-week Mayhem

There were three murders on Wednesday in the Old Capital and police from Eastern Divisions North and South have since charged two Belize City men for the mid-week murders of [...]

Will S.S.B. Be Used to Finance B.T.L. Arbitration Award Payout?

Tonight, there are indications that government is scurrying to come up with the first payment to the Ashcroft Group of Companies, due Tuesday. We can confirm that G.O.B. has withdrawn [...]

San Pedro Returns to Normalcy After Devastating Fire

At around midnight on June twenty-seventh, a fiery blaze virtually swept through an entire block of San Pedro Town, a densely populated area on Pescador Drive. When the fire was [...]

CODICADER Games Day 2; How’s Belize Doing?

The 2016 CODICADER Games continued today in Belize City, Orange Walk, Belmopan and San Ignacio where a number of tournaments, including basketball, football, table tennis and volleyball are being played.  [...]

Environmentalists Discuss Pending Fisheries Act

A major concern brought up at the Reef Scorecard forum hosted by relevant stakeholders on Thursday was the issue of the Fisheries Act which has not yet been passed. And [...]

OCEANA Weighs in on the Need for Policies in Fishing Industry

OCEANA supports a comprehensive approach to fishing which would include policies and structure as well as support for fisherfolk, since so many in the country depend on the industry for [...]

Gillnets Remain a Destructive Force in Belize’s Fisheries Sector

Where gillnets are concerned, News Five have seen those in extensive use primarily in the southern waters of the country, near the Sarstoon. And it’s not by local fishermen, but [...]

Athletic Association is Criticized by Ineligible Olympic Runners

Belizean/American track and field athlete Kenneth Medwood claims to have been snubbed from participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics because the Belize Athletic Association reportedly failed to include him on [...]

Kenneth Medwood Demands Respect for Belize’s Athletes

Medwood, who finds himself in a similar situation as Kaina Martinez, says that they have been disrespected by the Belize Athletic Association.   Kenneth Medwood, Athlete “I just feel that [...]

Kaina Martinez Echoes Sentiment

Kaina Martinez, who has been quite vocal about her displeasure with not being selected, also granted News Five a Skype interview this evening.  She too demands that the association shows [...]

National Youth Council Speaks Out Against Crime and Violence

The newly convened National Youth Council of Belize has weighed in on the escalating gang violence in the city which resulted in the brazen, brutal murders of three young men [...]

Youth Council President Says State of Crime in the City is Worrisome

In recent days Belizeans have seen perhaps the greatest effort expended to curb violence, led by the active interventions between rival gangs. But it’s also been a frustrating and heartbreaking [...]

CYDP Hosts Summer Camp for Life Skills and Sports

Summer camps are popping up all over the city, but a camp targeting at-risk youths concluded today with an all day sports tournament. Organized by the Conscious Youth Development Program, [...]