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The Pitch for Superbond 3.0 is Not Appealing to Bondholders

The Central Bank today issued an official Government statement inviting comment from bondholders on possible structures for amending the financial terms of those instruments in order to put the Bonds [...]

Should Julius Espat Return to the House on Friday?

And our question for tonight is: Do you believe Julius Espat should return to the House on Friday? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or [...]

Another Questionable Land Deal: Did ex-Lands Minister Buy Back Divided Parcels from Owners?

Is there another land scandal involving disgraced former Minister of Natural Resources Gaspar Vega bubbling below the surface?  News Five has caught wind that shadow P.U.P. Minister of Lands Cordel [...]

4 Murders on the Weekend; Dale Tillett Ambushed Near Downtown

A Belize City man was murdered in the wee hours of Friday morning, giving way to the start of a bloody weekend in which police tonight have four murders to [...]

Another Youth Apprentice Killed

The murder count continues to climb. In the City, Tillett’s execution was followed with the broad daylight murder of twenty-six year old Emmerson Skyers of Taylors Alley. Skyers was shot [...]

What Happened to Altreed Williams?

There was a third death in the Old Capital. On Saturday afternoon, Eastern Division South Police were called out to Lawrence Avenue where the body of a Belize City man [...]

Why Was Abner Vasquez Killed in Teakettle?

The family of a nineteen-year-old is preparing to bury him this Wednesday in Teakettle Village, in the west. Abner Vasquez, who is a known handyman around his village, was killed [...]

Murder at the Bus Stop in San Roman, Stann Creek

The fourth murder in the span of forty-eight hours occurred in San Roman Village in the south. Thirty-year-old Gabino Choc was with a friend at a bus stop in the [...]

B.D.F. Commander Jones’ Price Barracks Home Ransacked for $30,000

Mum’s the word in Ladyville where a burglary at the residence of B.D.F. Commander David Jones has allegedly netted thieves a whopping thirty thousand dollars in cash.  It hasn’t been [...]

Death by Traffic Accident in San Ignacio

San Ignacio Police were called out to the scene of an accident between miles fifty-six and fifty-seven on the George Price Highway on Sunday night. One man was killed after [...]

Belize-flagged ship hauled in for fishing violations in Somalia

A shipping vessel tonight remains in the custody of the government of the African country of Somalia for illegal fishing activities. But what does the detention have to do with [...]

Brian Brown escapes G.S.U.’s reach in 2012 house raid case

It made headlines in 2012 when alleged George Street gang figure, Brian Brown, was the target of a raid by the Gang Suppression Unit at a residence identified as his [...]

Pregnant woman charged with drug trafficking

Also in court, a pregnant woman, who is due to give birth soon, was charged for drug trafficking. She is twenty-one year old Carolee Orosco, who appeared before Magistrate, Carlon [...]

Legal advice needed on what to do with green ham

A consignment of fifty thousand pounds of green hams remains in quarantine at the western border after being detained sometime last week by the Belize Agricultural Health Authority. The origin [...]

Edmond Castro says BSCFA at fault for Fairtrade suspension

During the annual general meeting of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association over the weekend, farmers were informed of the recent suspension of the association from Fair-trade. The Association claims [...]

Export slump highlights Belize’s economic woes

Earlier this week we reported on the significant drop in employment and thousands are now jobless even as prices go up as the economy remains in recession. Figures released recently [...]

Chartered accountants confirm Net Vasquez is not one of their own

This evening, the Institute of Chartered Accountants convened its scheduled meeting and discussed the revelations surrounding the nomination of Net Vasquez to the Integrity Commission. I.C.A. had written to the [...]

Is Net Vasquez Fit to Serve on Integrity Commission?

Is Nestor Vasquez qualified to serve on the Integrity Commission? The question provoked a furious back-and-forth during Wednesday’s meeting of the Senate in Belmopan, despite the Upper House ultimately voting [...]

Debt for Nature: Oil Jitters Cost Belize $200 Million?

Why would Government turn down a debt-for-nature swap programme? That is the hundred million dollar question tonight. Documents have surfaced showing that The Nature Conservancy approached Government about seven years [...]

New Rides for Police Department

The official handing over of a brand new fleet of vehicles for use by the police department took place today. On hand at the ITVET was the U.S. Ambassador Carlos [...]

Caught on Camera: E.D. South Addressing Alleged Infraction Involving Police Vehicle

While we’re on the subject of police vehicles, amateur footage of a pickup truck assigned to Eastern Division South has gone viral after it was posted on the internet a [...]

Police Cannot Ignore Welfare, Warns Commissioner

Since the beginning of the year, a number of police officers have died of natural causes and concerns are being raised about the physical wellbeing of the men and women [...]

B.T.I.A.’s A.G.M. is Call to Arms for Tourism Industry

The Belize Tourism Industry Association was established thirty-one years ago to represent the sector’s developers and service providers. It has presided over the explosion of the tourism industry into Belize’s [...]

Times Haad, Chamber Complains; Don’t Raise Taxes!

‘How di Krismus di come?’ It’s a favourite question of the press at this time of the year for consumers darting in and out of the shops looking for top [...]

No Agreement on Special Agreement as Opposition Asks: What’s The Rush?

The Senate met for its latest session today at the National Assembly in Belmopan with a full agenda. Thirteen motions were tabled for debate and consideration, of which ten were [...]