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Says Elrington Should Resign

Courtenay took special exception to a statement made to News Five by Foreign Minister Elrington last week. Elrington claimed that, quote – “At this point in time, we don’t know [...]

“Bouncer” Gunned Down At Wake In Ladyville

Early on Friday morning, the body of a watchman was found at his workplace in Ladyville, Belize District. He had been strangled to death but neither family members nor the [...]

Double Homicide in Teakettle: One Shot, Another Hacked to Death

The peace and quiet of Teakettle Village was shattered by the news of a double murder. Two American nationals were killed in what seems a senseless act of violence. A [...]

Roaring Creek Family Waylaid, Wife Killed in Fatal Attack

The other murder victim is a Camalote resident who was killed after a lone-gunman fired several bullets at the vehicle she was travelling in around five thirty on Sunday evening. [...]

Unknown Assailant Opens Fire on Vehicle Near Monkey River

And one more story on the weekend’s gun violence. A vehicle carrying several men returning to Monkey River Village on Sunday, after an evening of socializing at a football game [...]

Near-Fatal Traffic Mishap on Phillip Goldson Results in Multiple Injuries

A near-fatal road traffic accident on Sunday evening, has left several persons critically injured.  The men were traveling along the Phillip Goldson Highway in a grey Toyota pickup in the [...]

Lusby Martinez Acquitted of 2009 Murder

When we closed our newscast on Friday, a jury was still deliberating in the murder trial of Lusby Martinez who was facing charges for the grenade attack in which fourteen [...]

Deliveryman Arraigned for Kissing Male Minor

A young boy under the age of sixteen years claims that he was sexually molested back in December 2014 by a man well known to him and his family.   Today, [...]

Whistleblower Alvarene Burgess Takes Stand Against Clear the Land Castro

Today Minister Edmond Castro, who had occupied the hot-seat in Court all of Thursday smiled when whistle-blower Alvarene Burgess took the witness stand at ten to be cross-examined by attorney [...]

Attorney Rodwell Williams Says Whistleblowers’ Story is Inconsistent

Today other witnesses included Edmond Castro’s driver Norman Middleton, Burgess’ husband Curt Burgess and CEO of Great Belize Productions Amalia Mai. Just as the defence hinged on the testimony of [...]

Did Alvarene Burgess Expose Herself to Prosecution by Admitting to Bribing Minister?

At one point late in the cross-examination, Williams went on a new path. Since Burgess maintained that she paid Minister Castro for visa recommendations, Williams insinuated repeatedly that by coming [...]

Vernon Cutkelvin Won’t Testify In Castro Case

One man whose name was mentioned repeatedly today is Vernon Cutkelvin. According to testimony from the stand, he is a friend and advisor of Minister Edmond Castro and was allegedly [...]

Opposition Representative Will Be Absent from Witnessing Special Agreement Amendment

A delegation led by Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington leaves for Guatemala City next weekend where they will witness the signing of the revised Special Agreement on May twenty-fifth.  The amended [...]

Foreign Minister Explains Press Release Blunder

The Prime Minister said on Thursday that he had instructed the Minister to issue a release and that the Foreign Minister may have preempted an official release by government on [...]

P.M. Barrow Says Belize Is At An Advantage Should Guatemala Hold Referendum First

The Special Agreement signed between Belize and Guatemala in December 2008, will be amended later this month to allow Guatemala to proceed solo with a referendum on whether the longstanding [...]

Did Foreign Minister Jump the Gun in Compromis Interview?

Contrary to what the Leader of the Opposition told the media, the P.M. claims that Fonseca was indeed informed of the proposed changes to the Special Agreement.  He maintains that [...]

Referendum Won’t Coincide With Next General Election

All that said, when will a referendum be held in Belize?  The Prime Minister says the poll would only be held after the next general elections.   Prime Minister Dean [...]

Clear the Land Versus Alvarene Burgess Commences in Supreme Court

In 2013, Minister of State Edmond Castro was accused of large scale and lucrative facilitation of visas for Chinese nationals. The person making those accusations was Alvarene Burgess, who alleged [...]

Clear the Land Castro Testifies in Court

Today’s courtroom session will no doubt go down as one of Edmond Castro’s most uncomfortable and uneasy appearances. He was forced into excruciating detail on the circumstances which led to [...]

P.M. Meets with Royal Caribbean on Stake Bank Project

The purpose of his trip to Miami was to meet with executives from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the majority shareholder in the Fort Street Tourism Village. The discussions centered around [...]

P.M. Barrow: No Ultimatum on RCCL/Stake Bank in Sight

Now government has often amended legislation or gone to court to settle disputes. But at this time negotiations remain fluid and, according to the prime minister, government is far from [...]

Ivan Ramos Steps Aside, New P.U.P. Dangriga Standard Bearer Named

The People’s United Party held a press conference at Independence Hall in Belize City to announce the first in what the party says will be a number of changes to [...]

Party Leader Introduces Anthony Sabal as Ramos’ Successor

Taking up the mantle from Ivan Ramos is former career educator and historian, Anthony Sabal. Sabal spoke in English, Spanish and Garifuna after he was glowingly introduced by the party [...]

Did Ramos Step Down on His Own or Was He Pushed Out?

Now the P.U.P. controls all the seats in the south, but the results of an audit show that all is not well so changes are anticipated elsewhere in the south [...]

P.U.P. Engages In Back and Forth with Media

But was the elected area rep pushed out? That question was answered in a back and forth with the media even as the campaign manager acknowledged that it was a [...]