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PACT Awards $6.7 Million in Conservation Investments to Protected Areas

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust, PACT, has awarded six point seven million dollars in conservation investments to protected areas. The investments will be made through six local conservation organizations that [...]

Bringing in the New Year with Premium Wines and Spirits

2018 is winding down and most Belizeans, like the rest of the world, are planning that special moment—who they will spend the countdown to the new year with or what [...]

Staying Safe This New Year’s Eve with Some Helpful Tips

The New Year is just around the corner which means that thousands of Belizeans will be celebrating this joyous holiday. And to bring in 2019, the celebration starts on New [...]

Belize City Fisherman, Daniel Hughes, is Executed on Boxing Day

A Belize City fisherman was shot and killed on Wednesday and police strongly suspect that the homicide may have been the result of a longstanding feud between two families.  Daniel [...]

Orange Walk’s Gang Feud Leaves 2 Persons Injured

Police in Orange Walk are trying to stem the bloodbath in an ongoing gang feud which left two persons injured on Christmas Day. Twenty-eight-year-old Llamont Wade and twenty-one-year-old Pablo Reyes [...]

Police Officer Victim of Hit and Run

Twenty-five-year-old Police Constable Keenon Bennett is tonight at the K.H.M.H. recuperating after he was knocked down on Wednesday night. Bennett, a member of the Special Patrol Unit, was on duty, [...]

Another Increase in Electricity Rates, Twice in 2018

The cost of electricity is set to go up yet again, for a second time in 2018.  This follows a formal request by Belize Electricity Limited to the Public Utilities [...]

“This is simply a time for consumers to repay B.E.L.” – John Avery

The commission, in its decision, has approved a Mean Electricity Rate of point four-two cents per kilowatt hour.  According to Avery, BEL has had to incur an increase in the [...]

Director of Energy Explains the Need for Rate Increase

Director of Energy Ambrose Tillett also says that the rate increase being proposed is both wise and acceptable for the supply of service to consumers.    Ambrose Tillett, Director of [...]

Gas Prices Dip Again at the Pumps

On Christmas Day, gas prices at the pumps dropped for a second time in forty-eight hours. The cost of premium gasoline reduced by eighty-five cents to ten dollars and forty-seven [...]

Teachers’ Salaries Docked, B.N.T.U. Seeking Legal Recourse

On Friday, the Belize National Teachers’ Union came out swinging at some school managements, calling them the Grinch that stole Christmas. That’s because certain school managements decided to dock the [...]

President Elena Smith Says it’s Union Busting

According to President Elena Smith, the docking of teachers’ salaries is not only seen as ‘downright mean-spirited,’ but also as a form of union busting.   Senator Elena Smith, National [...]

Sisters in Burrell Boom Lose Homes to Fire

Within the past week, there have been several fires across the country. The first fire happened in Burrell Boom Village in the Belize District. Two wooden homes were destroyed by [...]

National Fire Service Still Investigating Fire in Steadfast Village

On Monday, we told you about a fire along the Stann Creek Valley Roadthat left a family of eight homeless. Sometime after ten a.m. last Saturday, a fire completely destroyed [...]

Christmas Day Fire; Family Loses Everything in San Pedro Town

And on Christmas Day a family was left homeless when a fire broke out inside their home around ten in the morning. It happened on Marina Drive in the DFC [...]

Police investigates Fire in Orange Walk

On Boxing Day there were two separate fires one in Orange Walk Town and the other in Belize City. The fire in Orange Walk happened around one-thirty in the morning. [...]

Fire on Tibruce Street; Blaze Extinguished by Cops

The second fire on Boxing Day happened right here in Belize City. The National Fire Service says that around six-thirty that evening flames were spotted inside a wooden home on [...]

B.E.L. Gives Back for Christmas

On Christmas morning, most of us spent the day at home with our families or out celebrating with friends. For B.E.L employees, it was a morning to keep with the [...]

The Philip Willoughby 7-a-Side Football Tournament

U.D.P. Standard Bearer for Port Loyola, Philip Willoughby is organizing a first-of-its-kind football tournament on New Year’s Day. Dubbed the Philip Willoughby Seven-a-Side Football Marathon, it is open to the [...]

Top Cop Sr. Supt. Howell Gillett Served with N.I.P. for RTA

Commander of Eastern Division South Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett would normally appear on the news for the community policing work he continues to do, but tonight the senior police officer [...]

2 PG Police Officers Suspended for Alleged Role in Suspected Drug Plane Landing in Barranco

Two officers have been suspended pending further investigation into a suspected drug plane in southern Belize. Police Constables Peter Graham and John Ordonez are in trouble with the law tonight [...]

Was Suspected Drug Plane Picking Up or Discharging Illicit Cargo?

News Five has been reliably informed that the aircraft was not making a drop, but was in fact carrying out a pickup. As has been seen in previous suspected drug [...]

72 lbs of Weed Found in Shawville Area, Cayo

A joint operation on Saturday resulted in police discovering more than seventy pounds of marijuana. Police say that the operation was conducted near the Casa Maya Road of the Shawville [...]

Man Attacked, Beaten and Stabbed at Wedding

Police are investigating the savage beating and stabbing of Paul Moro. Moro and his wife were at a wedding on Saturday in Burrell Boom Village when he got into an [...]

Deceased Ernie Miranda is Earl Abraham Hyatt

Thirty-six-year-old Ernie Miranda was fatally stabbed on Thursday night sometime before twelve a.m.  His lifeless body was not discovered until Friday morning by sanitation workers collecting garbage on Morning Glory [...]