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Ladyville Businessman Shot Dead During Robbery

A well-known businessman from Ladyville was brutally shot and killed on Monday night in a robbery that turned deadly.  It is second murder in that community in the past nine [...]

Mason Five Seeks the Mercy of the Court Ahead of Sentencing

William “Danny’’ Mason and four others, convicted for the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas, were escorted to the Supreme Court this morning well before nine o’clock.  The men have been [...]

Norman Rodriguez: “Twenty-five years minimum for a crime like this…”

Attorney Norman Rodriguez, who represents Ashton Vanegas, told the media late this evening, following the mitigation pleas, that the least he expects for his client is a sentence of twenty-five [...]

Will Mason Five Get Equal Jail Sentences?

According to Rodriguez, the number of years to be handed down by Justice Moore will succeed careful deliberation having heard the pleas of the convicted killers, as well as family [...]

Thieves Net $30K during Early Morning Heist

Not far from Ladyville where Orin Velasquez was murdered, in Lord’s Bank, brazen robbers also broke into a house.  The early morning heist netted thieves a reported thirty thousand dollars, [...]

Ministry of Health Bans Methanol Products from Mexico

The Ministry of Health is moving quickly to ban and recall a number of products, primarily hand sanitizers that originate from Mexico. These products have one thing in common, they [...]

Stalemate Continues Between P.B.L. and C.W.U.

The stalemate involving the Port of Belize and the Christian Workers Union continues tonight and another day went by without loading and unloading of cargo which means that the shrinking [...]

B.C.C.I. Concerned About Implications of P.B.L.’s Closure

The P.B.L. also welcomes the statement of the B.C.C.I. that was released earlier today. The Belize Chamber of Commerce is calling on the parties involved to go back to the [...]

Fire Guts Two Properties through Duck Alley

Two houses were consumed by fire on Monday night, displacing as many as eight persons from two families. The fire erupted before eight o’clock and spread quickly, destroying the properties [...]

Pablo Marin Wants Frank Mena to Remain in the U.D.P.

Turning to politics…the question is: Will Frank ‘Papa’ Mena seek re-election under the leadership of Leader elect of the U.D.P., Patrick Faber? Mena, who is a staunch supporter of John [...]

Minister of Health Frustrated with Border Jumpers

Border jumpers and contrabandistas are becoming increasingly aggressive towards law enforcement officers. Just recently, M.I.T. officers were shot at after intercepting a boat with seven male passengers in Santa Cruz [...]

Health Minister Says P.G.I.A. Will Be Ready for Reopening

We also asked Health Minister Pablo Marin about the reopening of the Philip Goldson International Airport. Commercial flights are expected to land starting August fifteenth. The Ministry of Health is [...]

Begin Your Online Shopping Experience at

All over the country, businesses have been choked by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most have been shifting their way of doing business to be able to stay in the market.  Tonight, [...]

The Opportunities in the Seaweed Industry

On Monday night we showed you fifteen participants, majority fisherfolk from the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve, who became certified in an introduction to seaweed farming. Those fisherfolk want to supplement [...]

Small Business Grants Programme Booming – CitCo Gets Ready for a Second Round!

The Belize City Council is getting ready to launch the second tranche of its Belize Accelerator Programme. One month ago, the programme was launched to provide training and equipment to [...]

Update on Developments in U.B.F.S.U. Vs UB Board of Trustees

There are some small developments in the matter of the University of Belize and the UB Faculty and Staff Union. News Five understands that on Monday the Union and the [...]

Indian Government Donates Medication to Belizean Government

A donation to assist in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic was received by the Ministry of Health.  It came from a friend in the Commonwealth, the Government of India.  [...]

Health Minister Speaks on Availability of Medication

The short ceremony was held at Central Medical Stores in Ladyville. That is where the donated items will be stored along with all sorts of medication and supplies of the [...]

CitCo Donates 25 Tablets!

While the Indian government gifted Belize supplies to fight COVID-19, the Belize City Council today handed over twenty-five tablets to two Belize City Primary Schools. The recipients, Calvary Temple and [...]

Queen Square Anglican Gets Ready for August 10th!

As Queen Square Anglican Primary School prepares to take more of its lessons online, Principal Bernadine Conorquie says that there is a lot more going on to get the school [...]