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US Southcom Issues Ultimatum on Hunting Caye F.O.B.

On October ninth, the construction of the Coast Guard’s forward operating base on Hunting Caye came to an abrupt stop. Following public outrage and outcry at the news that a [...]

 

Belize Defense Force to Receive First Fleet of Helicopters

Belize Defense Force to Receive First Fleet of Helicopters

The press conference by the Ministry was called for two reasons – first to update on the forward operating base, which could classify as bad news, depending on how you [...]...

Training to be Provided for Helicopter Pilots

Training to be Provided for Helicopter Pilots

In addition to the four point one million acquisition cost, there is also the matter of what had previously been described as prohibitively expensive operating costs. But those costs, including [...]...

Petrocaribe Funds to Cover Cost of Helicopter Acquisition

Petrocaribe Funds to Cover Cost of Helicopter Acquisition

One hundred and eighty million dollars of the Petrocaribe Funds are unspent. The Prime Minister will use part of that money to pay for the helicopters, since government’s coffers are [...]...

P.M. Barrow on Petrocaribe Lawsuit

P.M. Barrow on Petrocaribe Lawsuit

Of course, there is the matter of the claim which has been filed by Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Julius Espat. In addition to seeking declarations the money was [...]...

P.M. Reiterates Transparency of PUC’s Decision on Renewable Energy Providers

P.M. Reiterates Transparency of PUC’s Decision on Renewable Energy Providers

Eight companies which submitted bids for the provision of energy to the national grid were recently shortlisted by the Public Utilities Company. One company which wasn’t…submitted a proposal using the [...]...

Does Anwar Barrow Have Interest in Southern Renewable Energy?

Does Anwar Barrow Have Interest in Southern Renewable Energy?

Two other companies which did make the cut became the subject of a testy exchange this afternoon. The first is SS Energy Limited, owned by the Guatemalan based Santander Group [...]...

Financial Secretary Joe Waight Says Cost of Fuel Is Expected to Reduce

Financial Secretary Joe Waight Says Cost of Fuel Is Expected to Reduce

The cost of fuel in Belize has dominated the airwaves in the past couple weeks. Actually it’s not exactly the cost – which has been consistently high for years now. [...]...

Yanie Cu Offered Compensation by G.O.B. Following Near-Fatal Collision

Yanie Cu Offered Compensation by G.O.B. Following Near-Fatal Collision

On October twenty-fourth News Five brought you the terribly tragic case of Benque resident Yanie Cu. Cu was badly injured in a collision with a vehicle driven at the time [...]...

Cost of LPG From Mexico Increases By Two Dollars

Cost of LPG From Mexico Increases By Two Dollars

A few more hours to go, but effective midnight the prices of butane imported into the country by the main suppliers are going up by two dollars across the country. [...]...

Allison Major Challenges Firearms Act

Allison Major Challenges Firearms Act

This morning, in the courtroom of Justice Michelle Arana, attorney Arthur Saldivar and his client Allison Major filed a claim in which they are challenging the Firearms Act.  The suit [...]...

Double Head Cabbage Cab Driver Charged for Snapping Pics of Female Minor

Double Head Cabbage Cab Driver Charged for Snapping Pics of Female Minor

A Double Head Cabbage taxi driver is in trouble with the law after he made the mistake of approaching a twelve-year-old student, told her he liked her then took out his cell [...]...

Copper Bank Fisherman Busted for Unprocessed Conch

Copper Bank Fisherman Busted for Unprocessed Conch

A Copper Bank fisherman was slapped with more than two thousand dollars in fines after he was found in possession of ninety-three unprocessed conchs. The fisheries bust was made earlier [...]...

Mayor Bradley on Flooding of City Streets

Mayor Bradley on Flooding of City Streets

The rains keep coming down and the streets of Belize City keep flooding. It’s an accepted thing because we know it WILL happen, but that doesn’t mean it’s pleasant. Owners [...]...

Schedule for Diabetes Month Released

Schedule for Diabetes Month Released

Activities commemorating the international day of recognition for diabetes have been scheduled for the month of November.  Diabetes, otherwise known as the silent killer, is among the leading causes of [...]...

National Library Service Hosts Health Fair

National Library Service Hosts Health Fair

Ebola and Chik-V pose potential threats to the health of Belizeans. ChikV is not as dangerous, but is prevalent in the region; but Ebola is deadly and as a recent [...]...

ORINCO Joins National Road Safety Initiative

ORINCO Joins National Road Safety Initiative

The Organization of Insurance Companies, ORINCO, is the organization under which insurance companies are members.  And as an initiative to reduce traffic accidents in Belize, all insurance companies will be [...]...

Belizean Artists at Tribute to Paul Nabor

Belizean Artists at Tribute to Paul Nabor

Activities leading up to the official funeral of iconic Belizean musician Paul Nabor continue in Punta Gorda Town.  On Wednesday, a handful of artists took to the stage in that [...]...

Healthy Living Looks at Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Healthy Living Looks at Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Over the past few months, there has been an increased attention on viral infections like Ebola and Chikungunya; but, there is one viral menace that is sweeping across the nation [...]...