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Bail Denied for Mountain Pine Ridge Six

One of two individuals believed to have landed an aircraft laden with narcotics in Mountain Pine Ridge on Sunday is under police guard at the Western Regional Hospital tonight.  He [...]

10 Displaced after Fire Destroys Home in Belama

A family of ten, including children, are tonight homeless after an afternoon fire gutted the two-storey structure they lived in. It was a frightening ordeal that has left members of [...]

Hurricane Season Comes to an End; Belize Spared

The 2021 Hurricane Season has come to an end and once again, Belize has been spared from any major storms. The prediction was for an above normal season, which the [...]

Strong Cross-border Relationship Led to Apprehension of Brian Castillo

Brian Castillo is on remand at the Belize Central Prison for allegedly killing his common-law wife and her twelve-year-old daughter last weekend in San Ignacio.  Following the harrowing incident, Castillo [...]

Clean Up Projects Providing Work and Building Community Pride

Young men living in gang ridden areas of Belize City are often deemed lazy and unmotivated to work. But, many of these young men would argue this is far from [...]

Tools Needed: Clean Up Projects Asking for Supplies

And while the Intervention Unit and the City Council are joining forces for the clean-up, more tools are needed on the ground. Jermaine Garnett is making an appeal for donations [...]

DYS and UB to Run Wilderness Retreats for Community Clean-Up Youth

And while providing opportunities for manual labor as a means of generating an honest income, the Department of Youth Services says it also cares about the psychosocial well-being of the [...]

Heal Up With Roots Combats Gang Violence

Another program is the “Heal up With Roots” Initiative where sixty Belize City residents are being trained to act as mediators in their communities. DYS is utilizing the cure violence [...]

New SI Repeals Prohibition on Sale of Liquor after 6pm

In line with the decreasing number of COVID infections, the Minister of Health has issued a new Statutory Instrument that repeals Regulation #27 as of November twenty-ninth. The repeal effectively [...]

World AIDS Day Testing Centers Open

On December first Belize joins the global commemoration of World AIDS Day. This year, the theme is “End Inequalities, End AIDS, End Pandemics.” The National AIDS Commission says if Belize [...]

Belizean College Basketball Student Encourages Belizean Youth to Pursue Sports

And in Diaspora news, a young man who is on a basketball scholarship at a university in California is encouraging other Belizean youth to pursue their sporting dreams. Arik Nicholas, [...]

Final Preparations for Simultaneous Tree Lighting Ceremony

The final preparations are underway for the annual tree lighting ceremony at Battlefield Park. This year, Coca Cola and National Institute of Culture and History, are partnering with the City [...]

Barbados Becomes World’s Latest Republic

In regional news, Barbados has removed the Queen of England as its head of state to become a republic. The island nation celebrated the event with a ceremony which included [...]

Umbraland Adventure Gear Offers Belizean Made Footwear

In business news, today News Five has the story of a local footwear company trying to compete with international imports.  Jaime Marin only brings in a few of the components [...]

Fourth Drug Plane Landing in Belize this Month: Police Officer to Be Charged

For the fourth time in a month, a drug plane has been discovered soon after it landed in Belize – and for the second time in that period, at least [...]

Police Investigation of Marco Vidal Wrapping Up: Suspension Could be Recommended

One of those in police custody in relation to Sunday’s drug plane landing is a   Corporal who worked under Assistant Commissioner of Police, Marco Vidal. Vidal, as you will remember, [...]

Compol: Attorney Representing Both Accused Officers and Accused Persons from Other Busts

Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams expressed disappointment that Attorney Dickie Bradley is the defense attorney for the men who were charged in the November fifth drug bust, when he said [...]

Chef and Avid Cyclist Ruben Cano Murdered

A Belize City man, Chef Ruben Cano, was murdered over the weekend on Antelope Extension. The assailants targeted Cano and unleashed a number of bullets that caught him to the [...]

Murder in Dangriga: Eden Ramos Killed

A man was shot and killed in Dangriga on Friday night. He has been identified as Eden Ramos. Reports are that he was in the Backatown Area when he was [...]

C.E.O. Rey Guerrero Leaves Ministry of Housing

First Doctor Lesbia Guerra, then Doctor Deysi Mendez and now C.E.O. Rey Guerrero. The Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing announced today that it is parting ways with one of [...]

COVID Numbers on a Downward Trend

For some time now, the positivity rate of COVID-19 has been on a downward trend, registered between five and ten percent. It’s the lowest that the country has seen in [...]

New Omicron Variant Not in Belize; Delta Predominant Strain

The news spread like wildfire last week that a new variant had been detected in South Africa. Omicron is more transmissible, but so far, cases are milder in terms of [...]

What’s the Deal with Reopening Land Borders?

There is a proposed reopening of land borders in January. While it is being met with mixed reviews, today we took the opportunity to ask Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa for her [...]

Those Hosting Illegal Parties and Bar Openings Face Charges

Over the weekend there were a few large parties held across the country, at least one of which was in Placencia. Pictures that were opening circulated on social media show [...]

Be Safe While Socializing, Even with Family Members

The most recent statutory instrument eased public safety restrictions when curfew was changed to ten p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and then on Friday and Saturday it is between eleven [...]