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Belize Dragged into Trump Aide’s Laundering Claims in U.S., Ukraine

The Washington Post and other U.S. news organizations have published a huge story which places a former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump to an offshore company in Belize which [...]

Immigration Tells Why Lines are Long at P.G.I.A.

In a classic case of “progress brings problems,” the Department of Immigration and Nationality has responded to concerns that its nineteen-member staff at the Philip Goldson International Airport in Ladyville [...]

Toledo Construction Worker Tells of Police Beating for Intervening in Arrest

Thirty-year-old Mario Makin of San Marcus, Toledo, says that four cops beat him and left him for dead in August 2016 and nothing has been done about it. The construction [...]

Woman chopped to death in Belize City; did her brother do it?

Tonight there is a most disturbing case of fratricide to report involving a pair of siblings in the King’s Park community. A brother reportedly hacked his sister with a machete [...]

Out west, family grieves after father and brother is shot multiple times, fatally

The second murder over the weekend took place on Friday night in the West.  A father of three lost his life at Champon at the adjacency zone area when he [...]

Minister of Home and Foreign Affairs says Police will take charge

The hit on the well-known bus driver, as well as the vicinity of the deadly spray of bullets on Belize’s side of the Adjacency Zone, has raised serious concerns about [...]

No need for diplomatic note on murder, says F.M.

We asked Foreign Minister Elrington if there will be a protest note sent to the Guatemalan government in the wake of the fatal shooting. According to the F.M., it is [...]

G.O.B. argues to strip Titan Securities of multi-million dollar judgment

“We will appeal…we don’t think that judgment can stand.”  So said Prime Minister Dean Barrow on January twenty-first, 2016, upon hearing that the Supreme Court had awarded Titan International Securities [...]

Less is more; Police Minister says new media policy helps police investigation

As you would know by now, the working relationship between the media and the police, is somewhere at its lowest ebb.  Police are now only providing bulletins scanty of details [...]

Minister promises to work on ‘institutional strengthening’ for press queries

While Elrington is of the firm belief that commanding officers often misspoke during interviews, he also agreed that information channeled to the media via the press release is ineffective.  In [...]

Belize, Guatemala break deadlock with recent meeting

There was a meeting earlier this week between Belize and Guatemala’s Foreign Ministers. The last time they met was in June 2016 at the O.A.S. Headquarters in Washington when tensions [...]

Still no Guat ambassador in Belize; Guats break bank for referendum

Speaking on the occasion of the visit of the Secretary General of the O.A.S., Elrington told the media that contrary to information widely reported in the media in early March, [...]

Work on Sarstoon Protocol drags; no confrontation at border

The June 2016 meeting in Washington discussed the heavy presence of the Guatemalan Military in the Sarstoon. At the time Guatemala committed to the Sarstoon Protocol to ease tensions since [...]

O.A.S.’ Almagro commits to settling Guat claim ‘by law’

Now to the visit of Secretary General Luis Almagro. Prior to his arrival in Belize, Ambassador Almagro was in neighboring Guatemala where he also met with high-level government officials in [...]

Almagro tours Guatemala border communities

As we’ve mentioned, Almagro arrived to Belize from Guatemala. While there, he was accompanied by Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales to several communities, including Monte Los Olivos and Las Flores.  [...]

Brandon Taylor dodges murder charge in death of Kaylon Matura

After more than two weeks in trial, the case of thirty-year-old, Brandon Taylor, charged with the May 2012 shooting murder of Kaylon Matura, came to a close. And it is [...]

2 from Teakettle Charged in Keonia Ara Murder

Two young men from the village of Teakettle are facing charges of murder in connection with the brutal slaying of eighteen-year-old Keonia Ara over the weekend.  As we’ve reported, the [...]

Fatal Flash Fire Traps 86-Year-Old Louise Berry

There have been two fires in the past two days in Belize City, one of which was fatal for an elderly woman. The most recent fire occurred just after one [...]

Fire Department Chasing Suspected Cause of Prince Street Fire

The other fire occurred on Wednesday morning on Price Street in downtown Belize City. Sometime after seven o’clock, Arilee Scott and her four-year-old grandson were inside the two storey wooden [...]

APAMO Attempts to Persuade G.O.B. Not to Tax PACT

The first serious objection to the bundle of tax measures introduced by Prime Minister Dean Barrow and the government at Monday’s budget presentation was raised by the Belize Tourism Industry [...]

Your Bottle of Rum May Cost a Lot More in April

News Five has uncovered information of an unreported, unexpected increase in the excise tax on rum, reported to us at as much as a hundred-percent increase.  It has been proposed [...]

At Senate, Rodolfo Bol Questioned over Alleged System Tampering by Audit

Rodolfo Bol is the Immigration Department’s former System Manager, and current I.T. Manager. He has been with the Department since 2004. He manages the passport machine system and border management [...]

How BPIS Failed in Won Hong Kim Case

Bol was also questioned on the most infamous example of how the Belize Passport and Information System was breached during the tenure covered by the Auditor General’s Report from 2011 [...]

Family Mourns Terrible End for Keonia Ara, 18

The family of eighteen-year old Keonia Ara of Blackman Eddy continues to reel over her gruesome murder over the weekend. Ara was stabbed multiple times, her throat slit and then [...]

B.T.I.A.: New Tax Measures Bad for Tourism

On Monday, the Prime Minister presented the new budget. For the first time, the Government is proposing to collect over one billion dollars in tax revenues, an increase of eighty-eight [...]