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A Suspected Drug Plane Lands in Rural Belize; Cargo Still in Country

Around midnight, villagers in the area of Crooked Tree Village, Belize District, say they heard a plane circling above. Hours later at around six o’clock this morning, police and B.D.F. [...]

Opposition Leader on Latest Drug Plane Landing

Opposition Leader John Briceño spoke to News Five today about the drug plane. He says he is not surprised that yet another drug plane landed in Belize. Briceño says that [...]

Firing Herman Longsworth is Not Enough, Says Opposition Leader

Belize’s Consul General in New York Herman Longsworth has been fired after an audit report into the finances of the National Sports Council revealed serious cash irregularities. Longsworth, who was [...]

Longsworth’s Termination Becomes Effective February 1st

A press release from the Government says that Longsworth termination will become effective February twenty first, 2020, to allow him time to wrap up the affairs at the Consulate and [...]

Search Efforts Called Off; F.B.I. to Join Investigation for Missing Woman

The Belize Coast Guard says that the chance of finding Alison Mackenzie alive is nil. They wrapped up their search mission on Tuesday evening, after they widened the search area. [...]

No Lawyer for Danny Mason in Kidnapping Case

Convicted murderer William ‘Danny’ Mason and four other men who carried out the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas, as well as the alleged abduction of David Dodd, await sentencing for [...]

Chester Seeks Financial Aid to Cover Hotel Bill

A staggering six-figure debt owed to Pedro’s Inn by the Belize Police Department remains unpaid and Commissioner of Police Chester Williams is turning to tourism stakeholders in San Pedro to [...]

ComPol Working with F.I.U. and D.P.P. on Auditor General’s Report

Former Minister of State Herman Longsworth Jr. has been terminated from his cushy appointment in New York as Consul General, following the Auditor General’s report on the finances of the [...]

Teachers Up in Arms; Will Industrial Action Be Taken Against M.O.E.?

President of the Belize National Teachers Union, Senator Elena Smith says that teachers are up in arms and are considering industrial action. The B.N.T.U. Council of Management circulated a memo [...]

B.N.T.U. President Comments on Julian Cho Financial Audit

Senator Smith also told News Five that she will be visiting Julian Cho Technical School in the south with the hopes of having a discussion with the administration. Those talks [...]

Early Morning Shooting in Mango Creek Leaves Anthony Parks Injured

This morning in Independence Village, thirty-seven-year-old Anthony Parks was shot multiple times by someone known to him.  Parks was sitting on his verandah when he heard someone call him by [...]

17,000 Acres of Turneffe Land is Set Aside in a Trust

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration and the Ministry of Natural Resources have signed over approximately seventeen thousand acres of national lands remaining on [...]

Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association Concerned about Land Trust

The agreement states that Turneffe Atoll Trust must maintain properties as a nature conservation reserve for the protection of nationally significant species, groups of species, biotic communities and physical features [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says S.P.T.C. Cannot Issue Dredging License

Documents shared with News Five show illegal dredging activities being carried out within the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. As we reported on Tuesday, residents in the Secret Beach area have [...]

Dredgers Say They are Working to Obtain License for Artisanal Dredging

News Five understands that several small dredgers who have been conducting small scale operations in the area have been working with relevant authorities for permission to continue working the area.  [...]

Chris Noble and Alden Dawson are Awarded for Stellar Police Work

A pair of senior police officers was recognized by the Belize Department for their leadership effort in reducing crime in Belize City and San Pedro.  This morning, Christopher Noble and [...]

3rd Annual All Officers Conference Held in Belmopan

This morning at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan, senior officers from across the country gathered for an annual conference to address communication issues between management of the police department [...]

Police Command is Not Top Heavy says Chester Williams

Coming out of the conference was a question on the effectiveness of precinct policing, a model which is being employed in Belize City primarily.  According to ComPol Williams, while senior [...]

Tourist Robbed; Warns Others to be Aware

A tourist staying in Punta Gorda says that she has been robbed multiple times and authorities down there didn’t take her report seriously. DeeAnn Steiner of Utah in the U.S.A. [...]

Salvadoran Fugitive Busted in Bella Vista

A Salvadoran national wanted in his home country for participating in criminal activity described as domestic terrorism, was nabbed in Belize earlier this week.  Police caught up with the fugitive [...]

Jamaica PM Says He is Not Engaging in a Policy to Divide CARICOM

Belize’s Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington is among a group of ministers from seven other countries meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is in Kingston, Jamaica. The [...]