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BATSUB & B.D.F. Stop a Wedding on St. George’s Caye

Gunfire and explosions at Saint George’s Caye crash a wedding party in progress as armed soldiers storm the beach. It happed on Thursday night as a group of twenty-six guests, [...]

Defence Force’s Top 3 Officers Past Retirement, Juniors May Sue

The leadership of the Belize Defence Force is under fire tonight, but not from Guatemala. Internal information forwarded to News Five indicates that several senior officers may be in violation [...]

PAC Meets after Extensive Delay

The House of Representatives’ Public Accounts Committee’s last two meetings wound up canceled.  One was by its chairman Julius Espat because Auditor General Dorothy Bradley was not able to attend. [...]

Why Government Can’t Agree to “Public” Accounts Committee Meetings

One of the contentions raised by Espat and echoed by the social partners is that Public Accounts Committee meetings should be held in public as the name suggests. But Patrick [...]

Chairman of P.A.C. is Cautiously Optimistic

This evening, we sought a response from the Committee’s Chair, Julius Espat. For the most part, he said, the meeting was an education in the role and responsibility of the [...]

Julius Espat Says ‘No Excuses’ to Miss Meetings; Continues Fight for Public Hearings

Espat told us that with respect to the past absences, he has made it clear to his fellow parliamentarians that he will tolerate no excuses for future absences from meetings. [...]

Education Minister Doesn’t Buy Theory against Decriminalized Weed

A primary argument for those opposed to the recent decriminalization law is that Belize already has high rates of students smoking marijuana fairly regularly. They argue that decriminalization would increase [...]

Teachers’ Union and President Have Lost Their Way

One week ago, Minister of Education Patrick Faber called out the Belize National Teachers’ Union. During an interview last Thursday, Faber said the leadership of the union is neglecting its [...]

The Raspberry Pi Jam Takes over the Princess

It was created in 2008 and first brought to Belize seven years later. But the Raspberry Pi computer has become the base of the Public Utilities Commission’s Young Innovators Program. [...]

Yhony Rosado And Friends Protest “Corrupt” G.S.T.

A small protest against corruption was held this morning in front of the Complex Building on Mahogany Street this morning. It was organized a group of very vocal activists and [...]

Leon Usher Tells Story of Domestic Shooting from Hospital Bed…

Shooting victim Leon Usher tells News Five that Ladyville Police are lying on him. He says they fabricated a report that he threatened, aggressed and attempted to take away a [...]

…Accuses Police of Lying, Unjustly Shooting him

Police have since launched a criminal and intern investigation into the shooting incident. Usher says that the cop who shot him should be held responsible. He told us that his [...]

Partying, Arguing, Stabbing in O.W.

Twenty-seven-year-old Llamont Wade is in the hospital in a critical condition after he was stabbed multiple times. According to police, sometime after four this morning, they were called out to [...]

Wrapping Up the World Youth Conference

Belize hosted the World Youth Conference 2017 this week and it concluded on Thursday night. More than one hundred and fifty youths from across the world gathered in Belize to [...]

Channel Five & NCFC’s Informed Teen Reporters at the WYC!

Tonight we introduce to you a new feature to our News Five line up. Over a decade ago, Channel Five partnered with the National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) [...]

Lights, Camera, Action for International Film Festival

The 2017 Belize International Film Festival officially opened on Thursday night at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts. Professionals in the audio and visual art industries walked the red [...]

Working to Reduce Child Labour in Belize

Youth Empowerment Services and the Child Development Foundation partnered today to find out the status of children in the work force, particularly in the sugar industry. Available data shows that [...]

New Fabers Road to Get “Olympic” Football Stadium!

Collet area representative and Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber announced in April that some one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars would be spent on upgrades to the football field adjacent [...]

The Drums Will Sound in B.I.L.’s P.G. Sporting Complex this Weekend

There’s a massive pre-Battle of the Drums event scheduled to kick off at the Punta Gorda Multipurpose Complex shortly.  After two years of work, the facility is finally completed and [...]