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Controversy Boils Over; 2 Queens of the Bay Crowned Simultaneously

The official Tenth of September celebration was reduced to a mockery of the prestigious Queen of the Bay. It all played out on live television from the Memorial Park where [...]

Coordinator Zenaida Moya Sticks to Guns

In the aftermath of Sunday morning’s national embarrassment, and indeed even before, social media has been blowing up with recriminations between members of the judging panel and other observers.  Persistent [...]

Boiton Wants Zenaida Out; ex-Mayor Says No

The icing on the cake on Sunday was an announcement of a letter from Emma Boiton, long-time pageant coordinator, who effectively terminated Moya’s tenure as coordinator under the authority of [...]

Zenaida & Patrick Clash over Right to Name Queen

Earlier you heard the members of the National Committee’s comments regarding their meeting with Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Patrick Faber on Saturday. Faber has confirmed to News [...]

Stann Creek Committee Says Pageant was Unfairly Re-Judged

On Saturday afternoon, the Stann Creek District Queen of the Bay Committee held a press conference in Belize City at the Biltmore Plaza. The Committee felt, at least at that [...]

NICH Makes Public Apology

Now…at news time, the National Celebrations Commission issued a statement apologizing to the various dignitaries present on Sunday, both Esmeralda Cal and Aaliyah Ysaguirre and the people of Belize for [...]

Witness in High Profile Murder in Orange Walk is Slain

There is a troubling murder to report tonight; a witness in the murder of Daniel Sosa was killed execution style in Orange Walk. Full disclosure in the case against highly [...]

Police Say Link to Daniel Sosa Murder is Not Only Angle in Case

While we were unable gather officially from police the motive for this latest homicide, the Officer Commanding Orange Walk Police, Superintendent David Chi acknowledges that the murder of a key [...]

Murder Accused Targeted Among 6 Shot in Cinderella Plaza

Police presence was heavy at major events over the weekend, but that did not avert any violence. Not for Akeem Augustine who was set free of a murder charge on [...]

Darwin Martinez Sustains Injuries in Shooting

Shortly after ten o’clock on Saturday night, gunshots rang out on Ebony Street, at its intersection with Sibun Street, where passengers inside a vehicle were being targeted by a pair [...]

Explosive Found in Corozal Town

An explosive device was retrieved in Corozal Town over the weekend when police in that jurisdiction were handed a sophisticated bomb, complete with a remote detonator.  While an actual charge [...]

Buena Vista Man Killed after Brawl

A Salvadoran national was killed in the Cayo District over the weekend. He was at a bar when another man took his drink and consumed it. A fight ensued outside [...]

Body Retrieved This Evening from Macal River

San Ignacio Police are on the scene at the moment where a body was found in the Macal River. Sometime after three this afternoon the body of a man was [...]

Brodie’s Clerk Found Along Carnival Route with Gun

Throughout the many festivities on carnival day, the Belize Police Department was working overtime to keep criminals at bay.  Along the parade route officers kept a watchful eye for suspicious [...]

Are Police Responsible for Rise in Gang Rivalry?

Did the police department intentionally turn a blind eye to certain criminal elements and allowed them to carry on with illicit activity in return for keeping the peace in Belize [...]

Airlines to Suspend Flights to Caye Caulker

This morning, Tropic Air and Maya Island Air announced that they will suspend all scheduled flights to Caye Caulker effective October first. That’s because the runway at the airstrip on [...]

Teachers’ Union Sends Warning over Senate Committee

Last week News Five shared correspondence from Prime Minister Dean Barrow indicating that after the current allocation runs out in November, the Government would not continue to fund the Senate [...]

Titans & Mahogany Masqueraders Take Carnival

The 2017 Carnival Road March got off without a hitch. Thirteen bands, seven juniors and six seniors battled in various themes and revelry as they took on that two mile [...]

Premier League Tops Post-Holiday Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   [Highlights of the weekend sporting activities….]