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BTB Concedes…FECTAB Speaks

A press conference was held this morning during which FECTAB officially announced that the forty eight inch regulation which prohibits persons less than four feet in height from enjoying caving [...]

COLA Sounds the Alarm on Cruise Industry Threat

At today’s press conference, COLA president Geovannie Brackett raised alarms on what he calls an issue that has the potential to shut down the existing cruise tourism industry. Fort Street [...]

COLA Calls on PM to Play Saviour

The firebrand activist signaled an intention for his organization to address this issue at length as COLA recognizes the importance that cruise tourism has for many families who survive off [...]

Loggers Discover Human Remains in Maskall

There is what appears to be a murder to report in the community of Maskall on the old Northern Highway, but there is precious little information at this time. What [...]

Why No Charges for Sonia Abac’s Murder?

On July ninth, the body of seventy-one year old Ramon Cervantes Sr. was recovered from a shallow grave on a farm on the Honey Camp Road, an area called Indian [...]

Patrick Faber Says Petrocaribe Ballyhoo Is All About PUP Hypocrisy

The Petrocaribe money is all the rage these days, hundreds of millions of dollars in GOB’s hands to be used specifically for poverty alleviation, human and social development projects. But [...]

Accountability for Petrocaribe Funds Can be Seen on the Streets

Attorneys for the Opposition who are dealing with a suit filed against the Prime Minister, say that the loan motion was not taken to the house as required by the [...]

Still No Suspects in Yhony Rosado Home Invasion

The home of tour operator Yhony Rosado of was taken by storm on Wednesday morning when a duo of armed men raided the property while he was out attending [...]

BSI/BSCFA Back and Forth Continues

The 2014-2015 sugar cane crop season is threatened by an impasse between the factory and the farmers. Latest developments this week are that BSI has sought to bypass the BSCFA, [...]

Work on Douglas Jones Canal Resumes

Work on the cleaning of Douglas Jones Canal was abruptly suspended on Tuesday due to several health and safety concerns raised by the Ministry of Works, through the Flood Mitigation [...]

Yhony Rosado’s Home Targeted by Armed Robbers in Daring Home Invasion

Yhony Rosado is a very outspoken tour operator; he has big stakes in the tourism industry as the proprietor of As recent as last Friday, Rosado made bold and [...]

Fourteen Benqueños Charged With Rioting and Unlawful Assembly

This morning there was heightened Police presence at the Benque Viejo Magistrate’s Court and special units on standby at the Police Station around the corner. Based on evidence gathered at [...]

Ramon Cervantes Jr. Says He Won’t Apologize to Gapi Vega

Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega stands accused of orchestrating a hit on Ramon Cervantes Junior.  That very serious allegation was contained in a purported recording of wanted fugitive Manuel ‘El [...]

Gapi Vega’s Political Career Unfazed by Defamatory Statements

Cervantes will not apologize nor back down, and neither will Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega. He told the media today that the matter is in the hands of his attorney [...]

Smart and BTL Head to Court

Attorneys for telecom providers Speednet and B.T.L. were in court this morning. Speednet Communications Limited filed an application for an injunction against Belize Telemedia Limited on Wednesday to prevent the [...]

Data and Voice Services Extended to December Eighth

Senior Counsel Rodwell Williams, representing B.T.L., laid out the fundamental principle behind B.T.L.’s move to terminate the agreement.  He says that Speednet purchased the service for private use then turned [...]

Yani Cu: The Long Road to Recovery

Earlier in our newscast we showed you the protesters who were charged in the Benque Viejo Magistrate’s Court. The act for which they were charged was a cry for justice, [...]

Body of Missing Roaring Creek Resident Corwin Mendoza Found

Police moved swiftly against two suspects from Roaring Creek and have charged them with the murder of Corwin Mendoza. Mendoza went missing on Sunday after an altercation with his girlfriend.  [...]

Mid-afternoon Shooting on North Front Street, Andrew Tate and Carl Lino Injured

There have been four murders in the past five murders, including that of Corwin Mendoza. This afternoon the violence continued with a brazen shooting on a busy street in the [...]

Another B.S.C.F.A. Conference; Is there a Sugar Solution Looming?

Much as it did last year, a sense of unease and hostility pervades the sugar-cane industry and the 2014-2015 crop season, scheduled to start within a month. On Monday, ASR-owned [...]

Caneros Threaten Industrial Action in the North

It is not far-fetched to speculate that the mandate from the farmers may include agitation of some form, leading up to industrial action. The industry is volatile, the labour intensive, [...]

9 Acres of B.S.I. Cane Field Incinerated in Libertad

Even as we left Orange Walk following that press conference at the B.S.C.F.A., News Five received word that unknown persons had torched cane-fields in Libertad owned by B.S.I. We were [...]

Francis Fonseca on B.S.I./B.S.C.F.A. Sugar Crisis

While industrial action is contemplated in the north, the People’s United Party is tonight castigating the Barrow administration for dragging its feet on one of the major industries and the [...]

Speednet files application for an injunction against B.T.L.

Speednet Communications Ltd., the parent company for Smart, filed an application for an injunction against Belize Telemedia Limited in the Supreme Court of Belize earlier today. The application for a [...]

Overnight Fire Leaves Maskall Family Homeless

No one was injured in a fire that erupted before midnight in the Old Capital, but several families were left homeless. The blaze spread quickly completely destroying the contents of [...]