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B.D.F. Helicopter Crashes into Lagoon; Four Soldiers are Killed!

The entire nation mourns tonight the worst air disaster in which two pilots and two crews of the Belize Defense Force perished.  The four died in a helicopter crash sometime [...]

Brig. General Ortega Fields Media Questions about Fatal Crash

The B.D.F is still reeling from the fatal crash that claimed the lives of four of their own. But tonight there are still many questions and at today’s press briefing, [...]

More on B.D.F.’s Fatal Helicopter Crash from the Ministry of National Security

As we reported tonight, the deaths of four offices comes directly on the heel of the seizure of two tons of cocaine.  As we showed you on Thursday, the Belize [...]

A Reflection on the Lives of the Four Officers Killed

As you’ve heard earlier in the newscast, four of the B.D.F. soldiers are dead following the helicopter crash in the lagoon just off the Coastal Road. Two pilots and two [...]

Radford Baizar’s Grieving Mother Slams Ministry of National Security

Up to news time, the families of the crash victims are at Price Barracks and still there was no word on the bodies of their loved ones. Thirty-four-year-old Radford Baizar, [...]

Major Adran Ramirez Dies in Helicopter Crash

The news of the soldiers’ demise sent shockwaves into the public as family and close friends remain in disbelief. Hyacinth Latchman-Cuellar and her family are close friends with Major Adran [...]

How Does Belize Effectively Mitigate Drug Plane Landings?

In Thursday’s bust of a Golf Stream narco plane off the Coastal Road, sixty-nine bales of cocaine were found, amounting to two thousand and seventy parcels with a huge street [...]

Elena Smith: Chairman is Responsible for Senate Inquiry Report

In leaked minutes of a meeting held last Friday with the National Trade Union Congress, the Prime Minister tells the unions that Senator Aldo Salazar, in his capacity as chair [...]

Senator Elena Smith She Expected to be Attacked

Thousands of union members are said to have come out in the anti-corruption demonstration staged by the N.T.U.C.B. in Belize City last Thursday. It is no secret that of the [...]

A Draft Report of Senate Inquiry on Immigration Finally Produced

Finally, there is a draft report from Chairman Aldo Salazar on the Senate Inquiry on the Immigration and Nationality Departments. At a press briefing today Senator Elena Smith was joined [...]

G.O.B. Cannot Police Itself; Senators Ask for Independence & Transparency

According to the notes of the N.T.U.C.B. meeting, the Prime Minister is not yielding on the composition of oversight bodies, such as the Integrity Commission and the Public Accounts Committee. [...]

Senator Says PEP Should Extend to Certain Public Officers

The Integrity Commission is tasked, under the Prevention of Corruption Act, to investigate declared statements of assets and liabilities of persons in public life. Those politically exposed persons, identified as [...]

Raccoon Inside the Emergency Room of the K.H.M.H.

First it was rats found inside an incubator of the Western Regional Hospital in Belmopan and today, it was a huge raccoon that made itself into the emergency ward of [...]

Jeweler Manuel Pacheco Gets Off Murder Charge

Belize City jeweler, Manuel Pacheco this morning walked out of the Supreme Court a free man after he was found not guilty of the murder of his next-door neighbour, Jose [...]

Louis Carter Gets 30 Years for Murder

San Pedro resident, Louis Carter today received a thirty-year prison sentence for the murder of mechanic, Dwayne Hyde.  Justice Colin Williams handed down the sentence after Carter told the court [...]

Carl Reneau on Trial for Murder

The murder trial of Carl Reneau adjourned this afternoon after defense attorney Baja Shoman informed the court that she intends to make a no case submission.  The crown, defense, accused [...]

Tracking COVID-19

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world, two cases have now been confirmed in neighbouring Mexico. Belize continues to be spared of an outbreak but local health [...]

Coronavirus Targets Immune System

The public is strongly advised to take preventative measures to reduce the risk of transmission.  When coughing or sneezing, cover the mouth in the inside of the elbows or inside [...]

Illegal Electrical Connection Causes Fire on Emma Street, Belize City

A couple is displaced after a fire destroyed their home on Emma Street in the Saint Martin’s area. The fire started in the living room and spread quickly to engulf [...]

Destinee Arnold Returns Home

Miss Universe Belize Destinee Arnold is back in Belize after having competed on the international stage of pageantry back in December in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.  The twenty-seven-year-old did not make [...]

Condolences Pour in for Fallen B.D.F. Soldiers

Condolences are pouring in on the tragic loss of life of the B.D.F. pilots and crew members and News Five sympathizes with the families of the victims.  This afternoon, the [...]