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Guatemalan businessman murdered in Jalacte

We start our newscast tonight with a murder deep in the south where a Guatemalan businessman was stabbed to death a stone’s throw away from the western border near the [...]

Elena is B.N.T.U.’s leader after dramatic day in Corozal

Senator for Trade Unions and Civil Society, Elena Smith, is president-elect of the Belize National Teachers’ Union. She defied the odds following allegations of tampering and interference in the executive [...]

In Progresso, man found dead in well; did man or beast kill him?

A family up north is grieving the untimely death of one of its own. The body of Baltazar Lino was retrieved from a four feet deep well in the outskirts [...]

Union’s members demand retirement issue be settled by resolution

The impromptu Council of Management meeting that delayed elections also forced the Belize National Teachers’ Union to postpone the hearing and voting on five resolutions presented to the Annual Convention. [...]

Tax men accused of mishandling system of arrears and refunds for G.S.T.

On Thursday we told you about the backlash against the Government’s dismissal of alleged manipulation of audits by senior management of the General Sales Tax Department conducted by lower level [...]

Why Alex Sanker wants his Miss Universe painting back from Rebecca Rath

The fury over photojournalist Tony Rath’s blog continues to burn like wildfire online, where responses to the five-part article are being posted to Facebook in the wake of the lengthy [...]

So what actually happened to the painting?

What became of the commissioned artwork remains unknown. Sanker maintains that the painting was deliberately set aside in favor of a Pen Cayetano piece and that he personally hand delivered [...]

Senator Elena Smith Emerges Victorious as BNTU’s New National President

As we told you Senator Elena Smith is the new President of the B.N.T.U. After approximately two and a half hours of voting, almost that much in counting and several [...]

A Look at the BNTU Convention and Stalled Election Process

But before the announcement of the winner, the B.N.T.U.’s Council of Management had to grapple with a problem unprecedented in its history – the prospect of alleged political interference tainting [...]

COLA and Raymond Rivers Lend Moral Support to BNTU

Today’s convention of the B.N.T.U. saw an appearance from two Belize City activists, Geovannie Brackett of COLA and Raymond Rivers. The Union has had a cordial, if arms’ length, relationship [...]

COLA’s Take on the Million Dollar Honorarium

Information to News Five is that some teachers in the Anglican and Government-managed school systems received as much as five hundred dollars each as their honorarium or reward for not [...]

General Sales Tax Audits Revisited

Earlier this month, we broke the news of an internal statement within the General Sales Tax Department where Officer in Charge of the Punta Gorda office, Elmer Reyes, alleged that [...]

Miss Belize Universe and Tony Rath’s Controversial Exposé

Miss Universe 2016, held in Manila, Philippines at the end of January, is now several months behind avid fans of pageantry. The stellar performance of Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca Rath, [...]

Therese Rath Stands By Her Husband’s Blog

According to the husband and wife couple, they were largely responsible for the organization of Rebecca’s trip to Miss Universe, minus Enriquez’s input as country director. Furthermore, the family claims [...]

Lady constable charged for theft from Cayo store

The Belize Police Department is reeling from yet another black eye tonight, following the arrest and arraignment of one of its own, who has been charged for theft. An operation [...]

Cab driver hurt in jacking; police quickly catch suspect

A Belize City cab driver is lucky to have escaped grave injury during a carjacking on Tuesday night not far from the Lord Ridge Cemetery. Sometime around eight-thirty, taxi man [...]

Outgoing President issues warning on interference as B.N.T.U. opens convention

The Belize National Teachers’ Union Annual Convention began today at Escuela Mexico in San Roman. But on Thursday, stakes are high with the election of a majority of its National [...]

Attempts to influence election are “threat to democracy,” says Luke Palacio

In his statement at the Convention, national president of the B.N.T.U. Luke Palacio made reference to the “stories” he, his Executive and teachers generally have heard in the past few [...]

B.N.T.U. will keep close eye on Thursday’s proceedings

Nominations were officially tendered for the election as of a month ago but were officially submitted this afternoon to the chair of the Election Committee, Kathleen Flowers. Flowers is B.N.T.U.’s [...]

Did some teachers get their honorarium for Easter?

Officially, according to the Ministry of Education, the million-dollar honorarium for non-striking teachers has not been issued as planned for before the Easter break because it has not gotten the [...]

Reviewing efforts at community policing to solve gang problem

Peace is holding in the streets since last week’s committal to a gang truce among the string of opposing gangs in the city. There are still hurdles to cross, but [...]

A “Princess” slain: Indira Thompson stabbed to death over sex rejection

The life of one person was cut short at the start of the Easter holidays in the City and it was a mentally challenged woman. Indira “Princess” Thompson lived her [...]

Gangs at peace through Easter; follow-up session conducted

There has been a noticeable calm in the streets of the Old Capital since last Wednesday, when leaders of various Belize City gangs took the streets for a first-of-its-kind peace [...]

Warring factions look to sign up to keep the peace

Jawhi, along with Brother Nuri Muhammad, has been busy with the leadership of the respective groups hammering out the terms of the peace treaty. While he has chosen, at this [...]

Interpol looks for seasoned criminals, including Manuel ‘El Pelon’ Castillo

The International Criminal Police Organization, known as Interpol, has fingered six Belizeans among two hundred fifty-seven Caribbean nationals wanted this Easter by the agency, according to website News Americas Now. [...]