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Haitian Taxi Driver Shot Critically in Lake I

The Belize Police Department has launched a new offensive on gang-related crimes in the city.  We will show you what is being done in an attempt to curb the spike [...]

Police Prepare to ACT

Police today launched an initiative called ACT, which stands for Addressing Crime Together, to tackle the spiralling urban violence related to gang activities.  ACT will boost police presence in three [...]

New Wheels on the Ground

Minister of State Elodio Aragon Junior whose office is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Belize Police Department, says the plan of action has the full support of the [...]

Dangriga Taximan Found with Throat Slit on Southern Highway

While police put more boots on the ground in the city, police in southern Belize continue investigations into the apparent murder of thirty-two-year-old Jose Alfredo Majil, a taxi operator based [...]

1 Individual Sought for Lamb/Almendarez Murders – They Are Not Related

A pair of relatives is being laid to rest this weekend, following a series of murders in the Lake Independence area over the past few days.  The family and friends [...]

Cardinal Andrews Still Fighting for Life

Twenty-eight-year-old Cardinal Andrews was shot once in the back of the head on Wednesday and remains in a life-threatening condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Tonight, his attacker remains [...]

As Granddaughter Recovers, Family in New Road Incident Clam Up to Police

Seven-year-old Malli Herrera was the unintended target of a gunman who opened fire on a New Road residence on Tuesday night in Belize City.  The Saint Joseph School student was [...]

Brothers Underwood on Bail; Accuse Police of “Planting” Live Round

Brothers Alexander Underwood, twenty-eight, and Austin, twenty-four, have made bail on a single charge of possession of prohibited ammunition, to wit, a single five-point-five-six round allegedly found on their property [...]

Family Claims Heavy Police Harassment

Following Underwood’s release from custody this evening, News Five spoke with one of his relatives.  She says that there is indeed surveillance footage which purportedly captured a team of officers [...]

No Bail for Warren Lewis

Judge Herbert Lord today handed down a decision in the bail application of twenty-six-year-old Warren Lewis, accused of the August eighteenth 2009 murder of Albert Braddick Allen. Lewis’ attorney, Darrell [...]

Pacific Storm to Dump Rain in South, Central Belize

The National Meteorological Service and National Emergency Management Organization are advising Belizeans to get ready for a wet weekend. Tropical Storm Selma in the south-east Pacific is expected to move [...]

Yhony Rosado Spills Tale of Woe

The General Sales Tax Unit says Yhony Rosado owes over half a million dollars, but the firebrand FECTAB front man says not so! Today, Rosado and his colleagues, along with [...]

For Tour Operators, ‘Plantain Noh Eat Like Rice’

Are the Belize Tourism Board’s tourist stats bogus? That is what the Federation of Cruise Tourism Associations of Belize says. David Almendarez, a tour operator and member of FECTAB, says [...]

Pawnshop Robbed in Belmopan

Three persons are tonight in police custody pending further investigation into the armed robbery of a pawn shop in the Capital City of Belmopan. Around nine-thirty on Thursday morning, police [...]

Maskall Villager’s Death Leaves Shocked Residents with Many Questions

We don’t generally report on cases of suicide, but it is unusual to have deaths occur in a police station, as this one did. Fifty-one-year-old Mario Herrera of Maskall village, [...]

Gavin Courtenay, Son of Eamon, Called to the Bar

Four young men and one woman were called to the Bar of Belize this morning at the Supreme Court. It was a grand occasion, featuring the return of Eastern Caribbean [...]

4 New Attorneys Called Including Magistrate

Joining the younger Courtenay on the roll are Magistrate Carlon Mendoza and two young attorneys out of the Marine Parade Chambers founded by Godfrey Smith. Hector Guerra is from San [...]

P.U.P. Gets No Challengers for Johnny

It’s now official: there are no challengers to People’s United Party leader John Briceño or indeed any others on the unity slate for the National Executive. Today, at four p.m., [...]

26th Time Lucky? Cuba Appeals to U.N. against U.S. Embargo

On November first, at the United Nations General Assembly, the Cuban Government will yet again table a resolution entitled, “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by [...]

Teachers and Government Spar over Aborted PAC Meeting

Did members of the Government boycott the Public Accounts Committee meeting set for Thursday? The Belize National Teachers’ Union believes they did. The meeting was the first opportunity to question [...]

Trim the Fat! M.O.H. Tackles Obesity in Belize

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with PAHO, is taking on obesity in Belize. Globally, obesity is an epidemic and locally while the data is not updated, the Ministry says [...]

Harvest Caye Still ‘Alcatraz’ for FECTAB

Is Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Harvest Caye crippling the tour operators of the Fort Street Tourism Village?  President of FECTAB, Tom Greenwood, says that the NCL ships have taken away about [...]

FECTAB Declares Cruise Crisis

But Greenwood says that tour operators are also hurting from other decisions made by Government agencies. The FECTAB President made a call to the stakeholders involved to save what he [...]

Beware Survey Impersonators

On Thursday night, a Facebook post went viral and the Ministry of Health and Statistical Institute of Belize were in the middle of it. One Facebook user alleges that a [...]

Song Competition Boosts Garifuna Music

The first ever Belize Garifuna Song Competition kicks off tonight at the Bird’s Isle.  From as many as seventeen entries, five musicians have made it to the finals and the [...]