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Weekend Stabbing Leaves Belize City Businessman Injured

A thirty-four-year-old businessman was viciously attacked by a pair of robbers over the weekend in Belize City.  Deepak Cataria was accosted by the men who restrained him and proceeded to [...]

Motorcyclist Perishes in R.T.A. on Southern Highway

There was also a fatal road traffic accident in southern Belize over the weekend.  It involved a police constable who collided into a pedestrian while he was crossing the Southern [...]

Youth Denied Bail on Robbery Charges

A youth who is known to the law has been accused of robbing two gas attendants at gunpoint. Eighteen-year-old Aaron Chavez, who got into trouble while he was out on [...]

Son Faces Prison Time for Stealing $38K from His Mother

Twenty-five-year-old Jose Raul Pineda, a construction worker of Belize City, appeared unrepresented in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court earlier today where he confessed to stealing thirty-eight thousand, five hundred dollars [...]

The Belize Elite Basketball League Returns; Mia Sylvester Continues to Break Records in Shot Put

Welcome back to our second edition of Sports Monday for 2023, I am Paul Lopez. The National Elite Basketball League is back, but under a new name, the Belize Elite [...]

Belmopan Says Goodbye to Jon, Vivian and David, As Triple Homicide Investigation Continues

There was a memorial service in Belmopan today for victims of the New Year’s Eve triple homicide. The lives of Jon, Vivian, and David Ramnarace were celebrated by a congregation [...]

Manslaughter Trial Commences Against Former Police Corporal Accused of Killing Youth, Laddie Gillett

The trial of Kareem Martinez, charged with the manslaughter of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett, began today before Justice Antoinette Moore in the Dangriga Supreme Court. Gillett was shot and killed on [...]

Prime Minister Leads Delegation to N.Y.C. to Discuss Blue Bonds

Prime Minister John Briceño and a delegation of senior government officials return to Belize on Saturday after concluding a round of meetings in New York City over the past three [...]

Why was Atlantic Bank Rep Present at Blue Bond Meetings?

Along with the prime minister’s delegation was Greg Maheia, a credit risk officer for Atlantic Bank Limited.  While the group was comprised primarily of government officials, Prime Minister Briceño says [...]

Sixteen Years in Prison for Convicted Rapist

Thirty-seven-year-old Andre Gordon has been sentenced to sixteen years in prison after being convicted of rape. The sentence was initially set for eight years behind bars but was increased by [...]

Man Acquitted of Unlawful Sexual Assault upon Child

A man who was accused of the unlawful sexual assault of a twelve-year-old girl is spending his second night as a free man after he was found not guilty of [...]

Did Chinese Nationals Attempt to Enter Belize with Irregular Belizean Permanent Residency Documents?

And, police is preparing to launch an investigation into happenings at the Immigration Department, following reports that at least nine Chinese nationals recently entered the country with Belizean documents that [...]

Influx of Haitian Nationals to Belize Strain Local Law Enforcement Services

Belize has become a migration point for Haitian nationals who are intent on entering the U.S. The influx of these CARICOM citizens has caused the Immigration Department to become more [...]

Municipal Delineation Exercise To Change Town and City Boundaries across the Country

Earlier this week, News Five took you to Benque Viejo del Carmen and San Jose Succotz where we were able to take a closer look at a land dispute which [...]

Benque and Succotz Councils ‘Jumping the Gun” on Delineation Exercise Says Local Government C.E.O.

And, according to C.E.O. Shal, to address the concerns of both the Succotz Village Council and the Benque Viejo Town Council, it was decided that the proposed Benque boundary lines [...]

U.B. Launches Hummingbird Analytical Laboratory

The University of Belize’s Belmopan Campus today launched its Hummingbird Analytical Lab. An analytical lab offers services that analyze and calcify certain chemical, material, biological, geological and environmental samples. It [...]

Vehicle Plunges into Ditch off Coastal Road

The upgrade to the Coastal Road is not yet complete but already there’s been a near fatal incident. Whoever were the occupants of this black vehicle narrowly missed slamming into [...]

Regional Pok-ta-pok Tournament to be Held in Belize in December 2023

Today, a press conference was held at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex to announce that a regional pok-ta-pok tournament will be hosted in Belize in December of this year. With [...]

Digi Belize City Defenders Coming for the B.E.B.L. Win 2023

The National Elite Basketball League has been rebranded under the new leadership of the Belize Basketball Federation to BEBL, Belize Elite Basketball League. The five months of competition begin tonight [...]

Stella Maris Twins Make Figurines

Stella Maris School is the primary learning institution for special needs children in Belize. It has been in existence since 1958. Geared towards providing diversely-abled children with foundational education to [...]

Public Discharge to Honor William Dawson; ComPol Not Pleased

Last night, we began our newscast by reporting on the shocking death of William Dawson. The now deceased chairman of the Leadership Intervention Unit was known for his unique role [...]

The Eve of the Manslaughter Trial for Laddie Gillett’s Shooting Death

It’s the eve of the commencement of the manslaughter trial for former Police Corporal Kareem Martinez in Dangriga. It’s the jurisdiction where eighteen months ago, on July fourteenth, 2021, fourteen-year-old [...]

N.F.S.S. & Police Department Working to Identify Human Remains

There have been a number of persons that have been reported missing and are presumed dead.  Earlier this week, on Monday afternoon, the skeletal remains of a male were discovered [...]

ComPol on Missing Belize City Men

Leon Ortiz, Christopher Sosa, Kyle Latchman and Akeem Augustine – these are the names of four Belize City men who have been reported missing; Ortiz from June of last year, [...]

Belisle/Ramnarace Family Can Select Attorney or Investigator to Supervise Investigation

The Belize Police Department is open to the idea of having the Belisle/Ramnarace families select an attorney or police officers to act as a liaison between them and investigators.   Both, [...]