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Manslaughter by Negligence: Jasmine Hartin is charged for Shooting Death of Supt. Henry Jemmott

Three days after the shooting death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott on San Pedro, the main suspect, Canadian national Jasmine Hartin was charged for his killing. Along with attorney Godfrey Smith, [...]

ComPol Williams on Jemmott Post Mortem, Updating the Family and the Investigation

During the weekly press briefing today in Belmopan, the first topic of discussion was death of Superintendent Jermott. Police Commissioner Chester Williams ran the briefing himself and spoke about the [...]

Bail is Denied for Jasmine Hartin

This just in….Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith at the conclusion of today’s arraignment told the media that his client Jasmine Hartin was denied bail. She remains in police custody, pending remand [...]

San Ignacio Man Killed for Truck; Was it the Work of Bandits

A family man was shot and killed in the west on Friday night. Police say that they believe he was targeted for his truck which may have been taken across [...]

Western Border Reopens with a Trickling of Tourists

Belize officially reopened its borders today for international tourists.  News Five’s Andrea Polanco stopped in at the Benque Viejo – Santa Elena Border today to find out how the reopening [...]

Borders Need to Open to Bring Tourism Numbers Up

According to Chief Tourism Officer, Abil Castaneda, the threshold for recovery within the tourism industry globally is forty to fifty percent of pre-COVID arrival numbers. Castaneda argues that Belize would [...]

Leader of the Opposition Apologizes for Behavior in Viral Video

Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber is tonight apologizing to the nation for a viral video in which he is heard acting aggressively towards the mother of his two year [...]

Dean Flowers is New P.S.U. President

The Public Service Union has a new president and five newly-elected executives.  The vote for a change of leadership took place on Saturday in Belmopan during the P.S.U.’s ninety-ninth annual [...]

P.S.U. Prez Says Trade Dispute with G.O.B. Continues

The strike effected by the Belize National Teachers Union and the P.S.U. has been placed on hold as teachers are expected to return to work on June first.  While the [...]

P.S.U. Will Not Mass Mobilize

P.S.U. President Dean Flowers admits that the docking of wages, as well as the ten percent salary cut may have deflated the momentum of the strike.   Dean Flowers, President, [...]

New Location for Vehicle Inspection and Digital Test for Belize City Drivers

Getting your vehicle inspected and taking your driving test in Belize City just got a little easier. Beginning today, the inspection site has been relocated and there will be a [...]

“Dark Days of Summer” Ahead for CitCo

We also asked Mayor Wagner about the flow of the tax revenue coming into the Belize City Council. He says hard times mean it is harder to collect taxes owed [...]

Stinking Canals Cause Mayor to Ask: When Will Project End?

The hurricane season is upon us, and as we have reported, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing are currently working to see to it that Belize City residents experience relief [...]

Female Bus Conductor Alleges Assault by Competing Company Employees

A dispute between bus operators in Ladyville Village came to a violent head this morning. A woman bus conductor for Los Lagos Bus Service says she was physically attacked by [...]

Teacher Charged for Threatening Messages against a Minister

Police have arrested and charged a teacher in the north for threatening messages against a government minister and their families. The teacher, identified as Rigoberto Rivera, was slapped with a [...]

Murder in PG!

A man was killed in Toledo over the weekend. On Saturday just after two o’clock in the afternoon, police were called out to Jacintoville where they found the body of [...]

2 Kilograms of Cocaine in Coro!

Four persons were each hit with a drug charge after police found two parcels of cocaine at their house in Corozal.  ACP Joseph Myvett of the National Crimes Investigation Branch [...]

New Passport Machine for Belize will Cost US$10 Million

On Friday, government introduced a motion to allocate funds for the purchase of a new passport system.  The existing machine is outdated and is in dire need of replacement.  That’s [...]

An Internal Row in Past Leadership of P.S.U.

Former President Gerald Henry did not contest the recent P.S.U. elections.  In fact, his colleagues in the union say that he lost the confidence of its membership.  Henry, on the [...]

Senior Police Officer Fatally Shot in San Pedro

All of Belize was abuzz today at the news a well known top cop had been found dead in San Pedro. News Five’s Duane Moody was sent to the scene [...]

B.N.T.U. Protests in Front of National Assembly

It has become a common scene: union members in their tee shirts protesting in Belmopan when there is a House Meeting. But things got a little tense this morning as [...]

ComPol Weighs In on Unions’ Protest

As you saw in our story on the teachers protest this morning, police removed them from in front of the National Assembly where they went beyond the barriers. The issues [...]

First Reading to Introduce 10% Salary Cut

While teachers were outside demonstrating on Independence Hill, Prime Minister Briceño introduced a motion that, when passed, will see the reduction of their monthly salaries by ten percent.  It will [...]

Heated Exchange; Faber Stands Up, So Does House Speaker

Things got heated in the House this afternoon when Opposition Leader Patrick Faber defiantly made his point about a debate on a motion being closed before other parliamentarians had a [...]

To Reiterate, No IMF Standby Program for Belize

As previously reported, Belize was unable to meet its “superbond” payment last Thursday, resulting in a default on its commitment to bondholders.  During today’s house meeting, Prime Minister John Briceño [...]