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Taxi Driver Executed in Port Loyola

Just before three p.m. today, the body of a man was found inside his Toyota Four-Runner taxi off Fabers Road Extension on the south side of Belize City. Forty-eight-year-old Santiago [...]

Why Did Baby Ricardo Quintero Die in Independence?

There is a disturbing report of the death of a five-month-old baby in the south.  The newborn boy died on March third, under rather mysterious circumstances.  It is believed that [...]

Police Confirm Middleton Raid, Details Scarce

Police confirmed today that the Orange Walk house of visa facilitator Barton Middleton was searched on Thursday morning as we reported in our newscast. The search came on the heels [...]

S.S.B. Employees Rally, But Management Unbowed

While employees of the Corozal Free Zone stayed away for a second day due to issues with management of C.E.O. Valentino Blanco, employees of all Social Security Board branch offices [...]

S.S.B. Chair Says Employees Have No Cause to Worry

A one-point-seven-five percent pay raise is on the table for employees. According to Singh, a lot of staff members have accumulated vacation days for which they expect to be paid. [...]

Treasury Workers Shut Down Operations to Protest Planned Move

There’s also unrest among government employees at the Treasury Department, located within the Central Bank of Belize. Since this morning, News Five can confirm that the employees have been on [...]

Coast Guardsman’s Charges Against Boss Have ‘No Merit’

Last week, a petty officer at the Belize National Coastguard, Randy King filed a complaint against his Commander, Admiral John Borland. King claimed that apart from verbally abusing him inside [...]

Why Price of Dario’s Meat Pies is Going Up on Tuesday

If you’re a fan of the world-famous Dario’s Meat Pies you may want to stock up this weekend. Prices for the tasty treat go up on Tuesday from a dollar [...]

Mayor Plans Annual ‘Labour for Belize’ Initiative

The Belize City Council is marking its fifth annual ‘Labour for Belize’ event on May first, beginning at the rising of the sun at B.T.L. Park. A feature initiative of [...]

No Rally for N.T.U.C.B. as Message Talks Tough

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize, for the first time in recent memory, is not marking Labour Day with a parade and rally.  It is announced at the very [...]

Immigration Warning: Don’t go to Botes, La Union

And on this upcoming Labour Day weekend, Belizeans are expected to cross border points. Neighboring Mexican communities, including Botes and La Union, are hotspots for the illicit movement of uncustomed [...]

F.C.D. Takes News Five on Flight Over Troubled Chiquibul

Illegal activities continue deep in the Chiqubul where the forests are under serious attack. Gold-panning of late has become one of the most lucrative activities attracting Guatemalan nationals. In a [...]

U.B. Unveils Latest Research by Students

“Building Competitiveness in Belize in a Global World- the Role of the University of Belize” that is the theme in which it held its annual research conference in Belize City. [...]

National University Talks to Stakeholders About Improvement

And in more U.B. news, today the institution met with several stakeholders of the private and public sectors in a workshop to discuss institutional enhancement of the university in an [...]

S.S.B. Crowns National Tertiary Debate Champion

The finals of the National Tertiary Debate sponsored by the Social Security Board were held today in Belize City. The final two teams, Independence Junior College and Ecumenical Junior College, [...]

U.B. Prez Talks Up Agriculture Ahead of N.A.T.S. 2017

Thousands of Belizeans will be heading to the Capital City on Saturday and Sunday for the annual National Agriculture and Trade Show. Since it started back in 1970, “Agric” has [...]

Sudden Death for Ladyville Teen, Brandon Bradley

The Ladyville jurisdiction of the Belize Police Department recorded its third murder since the start of the year.  On Wednesday night, a seventeen-year-old student was gunned down on the Lord’s [...]

Caught on Camera – a Gas Attendant is Robbed at Gunpoint

Just minutes before the murder of Brandon Bradley, there was an armed robbery at the 24/7 Gas Station located at the junction of the Phillip Goldson Highway and the Lord’s [...]

Robbers Hit Go Wireless in Belize City

Police in Belize City are still busy fighting crime, even though the gang element has for now been removed as a major source of worry. Sometime this afternoon, the downtown [...]

New C.E.O. of Corozal Free Zone Runs into Trouble with Staff

The Corozal Commercial Free Zone has had its share of recent troubles with imports falling drastically and sales plummeting as well. Now comes word that with a new man at [...]

Your Labour Day Weekend Will Be Crime-Free, Thanks to Gang Truce

On the eve of the extended holiday weekend, opposing gangs met in the city to commit to a crime free weekend. The meeting was held at the Raccoon Police Station [...]

Reports of a Raid at Orange Walk House of Barton Middleton

On Wednesday, Orange Walk businessman Barton Middleton flatly told the senators in the Immigration inquiry that he had nothing more to say in regard to questions of his alleged involvement [...]

Cruel Fuel Hike Raises Cost of Living; Exports in Sugar and Banana Rebound

According to the latest statistics released by the Statistical Institute of Belize, though food prices are down slightly, Belizeans are feeling the pain of a higher cost of living due [...]

Was Elvin Penner ‘Consulting’ for Won Hong Kim?

Omar Phillips worked as a Data Entry Clerk for the Immigration Department from 2009 to 2013, when the Won Hong Kim scandal broke, and his role became known. He and [...]

Omar Phillips Says Verification was Limited for Applications

According to Phillips, Immigration officers, particularly at lower levels, receive only the most basic training in the various tasks to which they are assigned on a daily basis. For data [...]