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Brazen Burglary Attempt at Holy Redeemer Credit Union

A brazen attempt at burglarizing the nation’s largest credit union was thwarted by an alarm system. On Monday morning, two men created an opening in the concrete wall at the [...]

Phillip Palma Found Dead in Shallow Grave on Coastal Island

The lifeless body of fifty-five-year-old Phillip Palma was discovered in a shallow grave on an island off the coast of Belize City over the weekend. Palma was reported missing by [...]

Phillip Palma Search Team Leader Says Authorities Refused to Assist in Island Search

According to Jose Espat, the leader of the Palma family search team, they were refused assistance from the local authorities because police officers had reportedly conducted a search on the [...]

Police Explains Response Time to Phillip Palma’s Body Discovery

Police are refuting a number of the claims being made by Espat. According to ASP Yearwood, police were in contact with a family member during the entire search. Yearwood contends [...]

Domestic Dispute Ends in Arson; Lindon Requeña is Remanded

Two arsons were reported over the weekend – one in Belize City, which involved a vehicle being set ablaze and the other, a structural fire in Biscayne Village. The latter [...]

Vehicle Set on Fire in Belize City

Earlier that same day, there was another case of arson, this time on Antelope Street in Belize City. Just before five a.m., police responded to a report of a vehicle [...]

Belize City Man Shot to the Leg, Not Cooperating with Police

A Belize City resident was the victim of a shooting on Friday night. Edward Hall was socialising at the corner of George Street and Rocky Road when two men on [...]

Youth Perishes on Fishing Trip in Southern Belize

A fishing trip went wrong over the weekend in southern Belize and ended with the death of a young dancer. Twenty-four-year-old Jamire Borland was out with his brother and another [...]

Woman Loses Life in Fatal RTA in the South

A resident of Bella Vista Village in southern Belize lost her life during a road traffic accident on Saturday night. Around seven-thirty, Jose Hernandez was behind the wheel of a [...]

Remembering George Price Eleven Years Later

He is called the Father of the Nation for all that he did in his life to defy colonialism and fight for Belize’s political Independence. The late George Price, one [...]

Another Confrontation between B.T.V. and G.A.F.

For the past few years, we haven’t heard of any confrontations between Belizean civilian excursions to Sarstoon Island and the Guatemalan Armed Forced. But on Sunday, when the Belize Territorial [...]

Ministry of Defence Confirms Encounter with Guatemalan Military Boats

News Five attempted to get a comment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from the Ministry of Defence and Border Security, but that was not forthcoming. The Ministry of [...]

Maheia Calls Ministry of Defense’s Press Release on Confrontation as “Weak”

But Maheia describes the ministry’s response as weak and said we should be demanding the Guatemalan military boats to return the flags that they removed from Sarstoon Island. In addition, [...]

PM Proposes New Chair for Public Services Commission

In July, Prime Minister John Briceño had identified Moises Cal as his pick for the chairperson of the Public Services Commission. But soon after that proposal, the Opposition objected to [...]

Henry Charles Describes Price and Queen Elizabeth as “Bitter Adversaries”

Earlier we brought you the memorial held at the gravesite of the late George Price in recognition of his contributions to Belize. Coincidentally, September nineteenth was also the date when [...]

Belizean Patriots Recognized For Service to Country

Twenty-two distinguished Belizeans were honoured at this year’s Tribute to Belizean Patriots ceremony held at the Battle Field Park in Belize City. One Belizean was awarded an Order of Distinction [...]

Illegal Cuban Nationals Busted Out West Near El Pilar

The illegal influx of Cuban migrants into Belize has been persistent since the beginning of the year, arriving into the country from various points of entry.  Over the extended weekend, [...]

Celebrating Maya Mopan Cultural Consciousness

Today was celebrated as Maya Mopan Cultural Consciousness Day at the National Library Service.  This morning, several classrooms of primary school students from across the city visited the Leo Bradley [...]

Earthquake Rocks Taiwan; PM Briceño Sends Thoughts and Prayer

A six point nine magnitude earthquake shook most of Taiwan on Saturday evening, leaving at least one person confirmed dead, buildings toppled, trains derailed, and persons trapped for hours. Reports [...]

Magnitude 7.6 Earthquake Rocks Mexico; Belizeans Safe

A magnitude seven point six earthquake rocked western Mexico on Monday, killing two persons. The earthquake occurred on the same date as two previous temblors in Mexico – one in [...]