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Late Afternoon Murder in Ladyville

A well-known taxi operator stationed at the P.G.I.A. was this evening murdered at his home in the Japan area of Ladyville. News Five has confirmed that Leo Skeen was fixing [...]

Stabbing Murder in Lord’s Bank; Police Need Help to Identify Victim

The man who was stabbed to death in Lord’s Bank Village on Friday night has been identified by family members. A relative contacted news five to say that the deceased [...]

Jasmine Hartin Given Partial Disclosure in Manslaughter by Negligence Case

There was no drama today at the San Pedro Magistrate Court when Jasmine Hartin’s legal case continued. News Five was there early this morning as Hartin waited in the lobby [...]

Family Rejects Charges Against Trio Remanded for Murder at Sea

Three men were arraigned in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court this afternoon in connection with this weekend’s shooting incident at sea that ended in the death of Jerry Espat. Twenty-two-year-old [...]

FIU responds to Pandora Papers

The Belize Financial Intelligence Unit has responded to the Pandora Papers report. The release says the FIU is aware of the publication and the reported links to Belize registered entities. [...]

Oxygen demand up at KHMH

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has had to install an interim oxygen distribution system due to the high demand for oxygen by intensive care patients in  the COVID 19 Unit. [...]

Oxygen Costs Close to $200,000

Acting CEO Seguro also spoke about the cost attached to the modification at the KHMH. Needless to say, maintaining a consistent supply of oxygen to a facility like KHMH is [...]

Staff, not oxygen or space, would be only limiting factor for KHMH COVID ward

CEO Seguro says the public need not worry that oxygen will become a limiting factor in determining how many patients can be attended to in the COVID unit. Seguro says [...]

Dr. Cuellar on Breakthrough COVID Deaths

The news that three of four COVID-19 deaths that occurred since the weekend were among fully vaccinated people has prompted COVID experts to pay keener attention to people with co-morbidity [...]

Dr. Cuellar on Use of Herbal Medicine in COVID treatment

Cuellar says that herbal medicine does have a role to play in the fight against COVID-19, but its importance is in the recovery stage.   Dr. Fernando Cuellar, Internist   [...]

A look at free testing center in Belize City

The new COVID regulations that came into effect on October first require people, to show a vaccination card or a negative COVID test before entering government building. This includes employees [...]

Kolbe Copes With Coronavirus

The Belize Central Prison continues its fight against COVID-19, as inmates and staff still contract the virus. According to Virgillio Murrillo, CEO of the Kolbe Foundation, almost three hundred cases [...]

50 Percent of Inmates Vaccinated

Notwithstanding the recent increase in COVID-19 cases at the prison, only about half of the inmates have been vaccinated so far. The rates are higher for staff members who are [...]

CEO on Combating Gang Violence

Over fifty purported gang members were incarcerated inside the Belize Central Prison during the recent Southside State of Emergency. CEO Murillo has seen various SOE’s over the years. He spoke [...]

Kolbe on Recidivism and death after prison rates

As the Kolbe Foundation continues to invest in rehabilitating prisoners, the recidivism, or return rate, remains at approximately twenty percent.  So, what percentage of these inmates is serious about change, [...]

A Land Dispute is Brewing in Santa Cruz

There is a brewing land dispute over acreage near the outskirts of Santa Cruz Village, where residents are concerned that a private land owner is developing real estate they say [...]

Property Owner Says His Papers are Legit

News Five also spoke with the property owner, Hailu Hurrissa, who says that after being successful in a legal battle with another real estate developer over the tract of land, [...]

The Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

Decisive action to strengthen regional and international cooperation to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and transnational organized crime in the fisheries sector is being taken by Caribbean ministers responsible [...]

Belize’s Role in Combating IUU Fishing and Transnational Organized Crimes

In speaking of Belize’s role in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, Minister Perez says that the country has adopted a streamlined and straightforward fisheries resource act which enable the [...]

Belizean Americans Meet at Diaspora Town Halls

Some four hundred Belizeans living in the USA attended Town Hall Meetings held in Houston, Chicago, New York and Miami from September 28 – October 3, 2021, organized by the [...]

Celebrating National Taiwan Day 2021

On Monday the Belize City Council welcomed Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize David Kuan Chou Chien and other officials from the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Belize [...]