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Breaking: PACT Sends Staff Home in ‘Restructuring Exercise’

This just in…There was a major shakeup at the Protected Areas Conservation Trust today. At one o’clock this afternoon, staff members were individually called into an unscheduled meeting and notified [...]

Orange Walk Man Accused of Killing Mom; Resident Intervenes to Save Second Victim

A son killed his mother in cold blood this morning and tonight he is on the run. Police are looking for twenty-five-year-old Andy Rhaburn for the matricide of fifty-four-year-old Braulia [...]

San Pedro’s Alfredo Cowo Predicted He Would Die – But Who Killed Him?

A murder in San Pedro shortly after midnight has rocked the community because the victim had predicted his demise. Twenty-six-year-old Alfredo Cowo last week Tuesday told News Five’s Duane Moody [...]

P.C. Tevin Aranda Charged for Manslaughter in Mario Vernon Death

Twenty-three-year-old Tevin Aranda has been charged with manslaughter, following the shooting death of Mario Vernon Jr. in Punta Gorda Town on Saturday night.  The arraignment of the police constable in [...]

No Déjà Vu for San Carlos Farmers: They Want Chance to Sell Vegetables

San Carlos is a collective, cooperative farming community of twenty-four farmers. It has running water and a small school but no electricity. Nonetheless, it has been extremely productive in past [...]

Sugar Hangover?

While vegetables and staples may pay the bills, sugar cane is still king in the North. The sugar industry, which came off one of its best years in memory in [...]

Farmers Punished with High Prices Despite Innovative Uses of Fuels

You probably grumbled a bit recently when it was announced that prices for kerosene, premium and diesel fuel and butane went up. But while most urban Belizeans get butane for [...]

When Will Sugar Roads Be Fixed?

The Government of Belize recently promised as much as three hundred thousand dollars to fix sugar roads in the North. These roads provide access and transportation from many of the [...]

Mom Who Lost Reproductive Organs to Surgeons to be Paid Quarter Million Dollars

Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars – that is what twenty-two-year-old Jenny Bonilla received from a medical negligence case that left her without a womb and left ovary. Bonilla was [...]

Police, Customs Run Down Alvarine Burgess for Alleged Contraband

Over the weekend, police made a significant bust of contraband goods down south. According to their report, they pursued an SUV that ran a check point at Pomona Village. When [...]

Chicago Producer Ann Swaney’s Murder Still Unsolved

It has been two years since ABC producer, Ann Swaney, was cold-bloodedly murdered in the west. Swaney was vacationing in Belize when she lost her life; her body was found [...]

Attorney for Jackie Willoughby Goes Inside Lawsuit Allegations

Crown Counsel Jackie Willoughby abruptly resigned from the Public Service Union on Monday as we reported in our newscast. Willoughby sent a letter to PSU President Doreth Cayetano-Obeymayer in which she [...]

Works Ministry Approved Mining at Santa Cruz Quarry before Explosion

The detonation of explosives at a quarry in a residential area of Santa Elena Town last December resulted in the loss of life of seventy-year-old Ronald Sutherland, general manager of [...]

Minister and Chief Engineer Did Not Need License

Now, based on a 2014 Environmental Impact Assessment on the rehabilitation of the George Price Highway, an environmental compliance plan was agreed to between the Department of the Environment and [...]

Finally, Improvements Coming for Crooked Tree Road/Causeway

The government will be spending in the range of three quarters of a million dollars for a feasibility study and design to improve the Crooked Tree Road. The contract was [...]