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Mario Vernon Shot Dead by Police in Cloud of Mystery

A well-known resident was shot dead over the weekend in Punta Gorda.   Mario Vernon, the grandson of the late Leela Vernon, was shot by a cop and there are differing [...]

Police Looking for 1 in Cran Street Shooting

Over the weekend in the city, there were two shootings between Friday night and Sunday night, but fortunately, there was no loss of life. In the first incident, a man [...]

Teenager Shot on Armadillo Street

In the second shooting, two persons were injured including a minor. According to police, a group of men were socializing in a yard on Armadillo Street in Belize City when [...]

Chinese Businessman Stripped of $63,000 by Robbers

A brazen robbery took place this morning on Cran Street in north side Belize City. A Chinese businessman was approached by two armed men in his vehicle and forced to [...]

A Deadly Crash in Roaring Creek; Francisco Polanco Perishes

Two friends were returning home on motorcycle when they were involved in a deadly collision with another motorcycle on the George Price Highway.  Francisco Polanco perished when he crashed into [...]

Jackie Willoughby Gone from P.S.U. – Threatens Suit

Former president of the Public Service Union, Jacqueline Willoughby, is a long-time trade unionist. But tonight she has severed ties with the Union amid what she calls lingering personal and [...]

Andrew Bennett Headed to Court on Wednesday

News Five has confirmed that attorney Andrew Bennett is likely headed to the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning – but not to try a case. He will be on the [...]

Dr. Errol Elrington Still on the Run

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington has signed the documents relating to a request for extradition for attorney Andrew Bennett from the U.S. State Department. But closer to home, a [...]

Rigo Vellos Demands Guardian Apology, Retraction

P.U.P. mayoral aspirant Rigo Vellos is demanding a formal retraction, as well as an apology from the Guardian Newspaper after publishing a recent article which purportedly defames the municipal elections [...]

Charges Upgraded after P.C. Enid Tillett Dies

Police have laid additional charges on twenty-four-year-old Jesus Enrique Muñoz of Orange Walk Town. Today, he was charged with manslaughter by negligence and causing death by careless conduct in connection [...]

C.C.J. Says Let the Sunshine In

This morning, the Caribbean Court of Justice heard arguments in the matter of Sunshine Holdings—the company which acquired shares in Belize Telemedia Limited using a Social Security loan in 2005. [...]

Pregnant Guatemalan Woman Tried to Get Social Security Card with Faked Birth Certificate

A woman was arrested and charged for obtaining a birth certificate under false pretense. Police say that on Friday in San Ignacio, Wendy Castro tried to use a birth certificate [...]

….Husband Insists Wife is a Belizean

And that is what the police had to say – but her husband tells a different story. We spoke with Gustavo Velasquez via phone and he told us that Wendy [...]

Why Did Joselin Dominguez, 21, Die?

On Friday evening, a young woman was discovered dead in a room in Bella Vista Village in the south. Police officers visited the location and observed the body of twenty-one-year-old [...]

Stephen Flowers Charged with Murder of Leon Garcia

Police this morning announced an arrest in the murder of Leon Garcia, which occurred fourteen days ago. Around three-thirty on New Year’s morning, Garcia was fatally stabbed to the chest [...]

Man, 57, Charged for Sexually Assaulting Girl, 2

A disturbing case of sexual assault was brought to the Magistrate’s Court this morning. The alleged victim is a two-year-old female child; the accused is a fifty-seven-year old man who [...]

The Weekend in Sports

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