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Subdivision on North Ambergris Caye on Indefinite Hold

Tonight, News Five can confirm that a subdivision planned in Northern Ambergris Caye, about four miles from the town, is on hold. That subdivision – forty acres of wetland and [...]

Manuel Heredia on Hol Chan Marine Reserve Expansion

And then there’s the other issue. News Five has verified that the forty acres surveyed for the subdivision is completely within an area proposed for a marine reserve expansion. Information [...]

International Day of Ozone Celebrated in Belize

International Day of Ozone is celebrated annually on September sixteen and this year it is being held under the theme, “Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On.” It’s not one [...]

PACT Cancels Grant for Hol Chan Marine Reserve Expansion

In a most unusual move that is certainly to raise the ire of environmentalists, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) has reportedly cancelled a grant of close to two hundred [...]

Crocodiles Captured in San Pedro

Two female crocodiles were captured in the north side of San Pedro and ferried to Belize City this afternoon on a barge belonging to Quality Poultry Products. The crocodiles, approximately [...]

Honorarium Concert at B.T.L. Park

This weekend in Belize City promises to be quite eventful and fun-filled, with lots to do for the entire family.  While there is the Sir Barry’s Belikin Bash and the [...]

Flowers Says Balance Between the GSU and Public is Necessary

According to Flowers, a delicate balance needs to be struck between the GSU and the public in the manner in which it executes its function.  Hostility, he says, needs to [...]

Community Public Relations, the Police and the Media

On Friday, a terse email from the Police Press Officer announced to the media that all requests for information or interviews from senior officers would have to be channelled through [...]

Douglas Hyde Outlines Police Departments New PR Strategy

Where the media is concerned, we are assured that using the new method information-gathering will be streamlined and much more efficient. All queries will be made to the new unit, [...]

Eastern Division Gets Made Over

The Eastern Division is getting a new look and new feel, the brainchild of Commander Dezerie Phillips. It’s all about changing the perception of the Police Department, making it more [...]

Oil Spill Near Hondo Stream is in Veracruz, Mexico not in Belize

There is a report that is tonight causing alarm locally. It speaks of a spill in the Rio Hondo that spans Belize and Mexico, but we can confirm that the [...]

BML Debt Still Outstanding, Is Mayor Bradley’s Promise Broken?

Mayor of Belize City Darrell Bradley has reneged on his very first commitment to Belize Maintenance Limited. The Council is in arrears twenty-one weeks, and he made a firm promise [...]

Is CitCo Keeping Up with its BML Arrears?

In early August sanitation matters between Belize Maintenance Limited and the Belize City Council came to a head. City Hall was in arrears to the company eighteen weeks, and because [...]

Land Woes in Gungulung

A trio of residents from the Holy Emmanuel Area is tonight up in arms because despite years of asking for a street to access their houses, they have had no [...]

P.M. Barrow on Friends of Conservation and Continued Chiquibul Incursions

Incursions along the western border continue unabated; Friends for Conservation and Development has in fact documented an increased number of incidents. Recently, nine dwellings constructed inside the Chiquibul National Park [...]

Inclement weather forecast for the weekend

The Belize Tourism Board announced today that the Village Arts and Craft Expo that was scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until November first due to the inclement weather [...]

New Leadership for SATIIM

For years, in fact for more than a decade, Greg Ch’oc was the head and face of SATIIM, the Sarstoon-Temash Institute for Indigenous Management. Earlier today, flanked by Maya community [...]

Consensus Undetermined in Oil Drilling

Last Tuesday, the District Association of Village Councils, led by president Gabriel Edwards, convened a meeting with residents of Midway, in the Toledo District, to discuss the issue of oil [...]

FFB Discusses Football Pitch with CONCACAF

As we told you, one of the straws which broke the proverbial camel’s back was the disqualification of Belize from the champions League. CONCACAF refused to certify the football pitch [...]

SATIIM Will Not Close the Door on Barranco

Barranco Village, which is also one of six buffer communities surrounding the Sarstoon Temash National Park, is a founding member of SATIIM.  Over the years, there seem to have been [...]

BML to Receive Payment From City Hall for Five Weeks of Arrears

It’s been a couple weeks since the clash between the workers of Belize Maintenance Limited and the Belize City Council. Things came to a head after City Hall went into [...]

A Hundred and Twenty-five Tons of Sugar Lost At Sea

On Sunday, a barge belonging to Belize Sugar Industries capsized off the coast of Corozal.  Sinking along with the faulty vessel was almost a hundred and twenty-five tons of sugar [...]

US Ambassador Speaks About Border Dispute

On Thursday, a group of journalists from across the local media participated in a round-table with U.S. Ambassador Carlos Moreno at the embassy in Belmopan.  During the forum a range of issues [...]

Commercial Centre Gets A Facelift

About thirty-four million dollars is being spent on road works in the Old Capital. Today, Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley, along with the Taiwanese Ambassador launched another project to complement [...]

Municipalities Complain About Belize City Council Bailout

Sanitation has been in the news incessantly, with the B.M.L. situation threatening to blow up and out of control. A very timely intervention by Prime Minister Barrow in the form [...]