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Threshold Met: A Cannabis Referendum is Now Certain

The churches are tonight one step closer to triggering a referendum on the issue of cannabis legalization in Belize. When last we reported on the concerted effort by the religious community [...]

Other Questions Should be Included in Upcoming Referendum

A budget is yet to be created to fund the expenses associated with the cannabis referendum. That responsibility lies with the ministries of Finance and Public Service, however, the Minister [...]

Monday Morning Murder in Dangriga Town

There was a murder in Dangriga early this morning. The victim, thirty-three-year-old Emerson Nunez, was only a short distance from his home on Gadsby Ramos Street when he was shot [...]

Police investigating Emerson Nunez Murder

According to Police, their investigation has revealed that Nunez was in the company of two other male persons sometime after midnight. A.S.P. Fitzroy Yearwood told reporters today that neighbors reported [...]

Cpl. Kent Martinez Walks from Allyson Major Manslaughter Case

Thirty-six-year-old Allyson Major was shot and killed while being pursued by Belize City police in July 2019. The incident happened in the downtown area where officers on mobile patrol gave [...]

Insufficient Evidence Leads to Martinez’s Manslaughter Acquittal

Attorney Oscar Selgado who represented Corporal Kent Martinez in the matter, told reporters after the trial that there was simply insufficient evidence to convict Corporal Martinez for the charge that [...]

Convicted Murderers William Danny Mason Faces Kidnapping Allegations

Convicted murderers, William Danny Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Terrence Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo were back inside the Belmopan Supreme Court today. They stand accused of the May thirty-first, 2016 alleged kidnapping [...]

Attorney Norman Rodriquez Appeals Ashton Vanegas’ Life Sentence

Rodriquez’s client, Ashton Vanegas was sentence to life in prison with the possibility of parole after serving thirty-five years in connection with the July 2016 murder of Pastor Llewelyn Lucas. [...]

Only Three Communities Left in 2022 Village Council Elections

Village council elections are all but over, save for two communities down south where flooding prevented villagers from coming out to cast their vote a few Sundays ago.  Earlier today, [...]

Seleny Villanueva-Pott Speaks Out About her Re-election as Caye Caulker Chair

The recently re-elected chair of the Caye Caulker Village Council, Seleny Villanueva-Pott, spoke with News Five about her victory at the polls on June twenty-sixth. As we’ve reported, Villanueva-Pott and [...]

New Projects to Commence on Caye Caulker

Leading up to the elections, Villanueva-Pott had concluded some projects on various parts of the island. She says that there are already some other projects in the pipeline and for [...]

Relatives Turn On Each Other in Aguacate Village, Toledo

An altercation among relatives in Aguacate Village, Toledo has ended in two of them being chopped and two others in police custody, including the First Alcalde of the village. It [...]

Former U.D.P. City Council Candidate Charged with Discharging Gun in Public

Former U.D.P. City Council candidate and stalwart, Allan Kelly has been charged with discharging a firearm in public and aggravated assault. This is in connection with an altercation that occurred [...]

Man Detained Pending Charges for Another Fatal Accident

There was another fatal traffic accident, this time on Sunday in Carmelita, Orange Walk. And yet again, the victim is a senior citizen, as the Belize Police Department’s Communications Director, [...]

Police Charge Vendor for Fatal Road Traffic Accident in Cayo

Eighty-year-old Santa Chun was knocked down as she walked on the Valley of Peace Road in the Cayo District on Friday night. Although the woman was immediately aided to get [...]

Tractor Crushes M.I.D.H. Employee Heading to Work

There were a series of fatal road traffic accidents that took place over the weekend. One of the victims was Derrick Banner, a tractor operator with the Ministry of Infrastructure [...]

Popular San Ignacio Employee Killed in Traffic Accident

Herman Valdez And the third senior citizen to perish in a traffic accident over the past three days was a popular employee for the San Ignacio Town Council. Herman Valdez [...]

Tickets Going Fast for Belize International Music & Food Festival

The Belize Tourism Board was also at the Caye Caulker Lobster Fest. The team was out capturing the festivities as they engaged with domestic and foreign visitors. But their role [...]

Caye Caulker Lobster Fest – a Resurgence of the Tourism Activity

Over the weekend, the Caye Caulker Lobster Fest took center stage as Belizeans traveled over to La Isla Cariñosa to bask in the three days of activities. It commenced on [...]