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Government Weighs Decision on Santander Violations

Will the Spanish sugar-producing company, Santander, be fined for violating the conditions of its Export Process Zone certificate for releasing plantation sugar in the local market? We asked that question [...]

Pharmacies Closed Down for Infringements of Law

The Ministry of Health has been closing down pharmacies across the country. Today, News Five confirmed with Director of Health Services, Doctor Marvin Manzanero that four pharmacies in the Cayo [...]

Hofius Hit in Lunch Time Robbery

One of the biggest department stores was jacked today in downtown Belize City. The brazen robbery took place during the lunch hour when Hofius on Albert Street was open for [...]

Accused Killer in Custody for Kyne Gentle Murder

Twenty-eight-year-old Kyne Gentle was shot and killed in San Ignacio on May twenty-first, as he stood outside of Blue Angels Nightclub.  It is not known why the tri-athlete was marked [...]

Anthony Bennett to Court for Erbin Garrido Murder

Thirty-seven-year-old Anthony Bennett is on remand at the Belize Central Prison after being arraigned for murder earlier today.  The Mahogany Street resident is accused of fatally shooting Erbin Garrido inside [...]

Joseph August Survives Shooting in Esperanza

Joseph August, a resident of Esperanza Village, Cayo was recently released from prison where he had been incarcerated after being accused of murder of a relative also from the village.  [...]

Cop Faces Internal, Court Charges for Police Station Altercation

A police officer is in trouble tonight in the wake of a domestic dispute in front of the police station. A verbal exchange between the pair of officers attached to [...]

Behind Prison Walls, Preparation for New Businesses

Fifteen inmates have completed a five week business development course at the Belize Central Prison. They are preparing for life after lock-up.  The prison, through the Kolbe Foundation, carries out [...]

Who’s the Right Choice for P.U.P. in Belmopan?

On Wednesday night, we told you about the controversy surrounding the Belmopan constituency for the People’s United Party. Arthur Saldivar and Patrick Andrews were both rejected from running in the [...]

Tortilla Factory Targeted with Bomb

Police are said to be investigating an attempt to set a popular tortilla factory in Santa Elena Town on fire this morning. Rony’s Tortilla Factory is originally from Orange Walk [...]

Prices Down, So Are Exports, but More Coffee Machines Imported

The latest economic report is a mix of news, good and not so good. Though as we reported on Wednesday night, fuel prices have gone up seven times since the [...]

No to Tobacco; It’s Not Good for Your Heart

A 2014 survey has shown that twelve percent of young people between the ages of thirteen and fifteen have consumed a tobacco product and it is believed that those numbers [...]

With Hot and Dry Forecast, Watch Out for Drought

On Wednesday you heard the National Met Service say that the climate outlook for the next few months will see below normal temperatures and below normal rainfall. In putting together [...]

1 Year On, Alvarene Burgess’ Explosive Appearance before Senate

After thirteen months of testimony from over forty witnesses, close to half a million dollars spent and many Wednesdays full of drama and intrigue broadcast live to a captive nationwide [...]

The Very Best of High Schools’ Festival of the Arts

After almost a week of performances in dance, song and drama, the National Festival of Arts today featured the high school competition. Fifteen presentations from schools across the country took [...]

Building Bridges to Children with Special Needs

Earlier today, dozens of stakeholders in the education sector gathered in Belize City for the annual Building Bridges Conference.  It’s a symposium which focuses on special education and access for [...]

Healthy Living: Kickboxing as Stress Reliever, Weight Loss Agent

It’s a stress reliever that helps you lose weight and teaches you important life skills. Sounds too good to be true? Well you can decide for yourself. Tonight in Healthy [...]

Erbin Garrido Shot Dead at Home

A soaring number of murders have taken place in the five months of this year, most which have occurred in Belize City.  So far, our archives show a record number [...]

Jordan Burns Recaptured, Taken to Court

Jordan Burns had been on the lam since escaping from lawful custody on Friday.  That was until this morning when he was recaptured by police and slapped with an additional [...]

A Week after Murder, Father’s Other Son Hurt in Accident

A motorcycle collision this morning on Lakeview Street, Belize City, has resulted in serious injury to Jason Moreira.  According to reports, he was riding out onto the nearby carriageway when [...]

Santander to Pull Back on Sugar Sales, Seek Government Approval

Santander Sugar Limited has broken its silence on the debacle it is facing, accepting that it did not comply with the conditions of the Export Processing Zone Certificate.  That violation [...]

The Belmopan P.U.P. Race in Turmoil: Arthur Saldivar, Patrick Andrews Out

A series of contested conventions for the People’s United Party standard bearers are turning out to be thorny.  Of five persons, two candidates have been disqualified from putting their names [...]

Saldivar Says He Will See P.U.P. in Court

In the case of the suspension of the former Belize Rural North standard bearer, Arthur Saldivar remains on probation of two years which prohibits him from applying to contest for [...]

An Investigation into High Fuel Prices

Belizeans have endured seven price hikes in transport fuels since the start of the year and the government has warned that more may come as the world price market fluctuates. [...]

Hurricane Season Should Be Quiet

June first marks the opening of the Tropical Atlantic Hurricane Season. An early forecast was issued in April and the most recent forecast issued this month shows that the season [...]