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Media Writes to Have Senate Committee Chair Ban “Yellow Man”

Media houses, including this station, have endorsed a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Special Select Committee which condemns the unprecedented and unprovoked actions of members of the United [...]

Alberto August of Belizeans Against Courtenay Apologizes for Press Attacks

Chairman of the United Democratic Party, Alberto August, this afternoon told News Five he was taking full responsibility for the attack on members of the press last week at the [...]

August Says They Will Return to Wednesday’s Hearing

August called on Leader of the Opposition John Briceño to remove Courtenay from the Senate, a decision Briceño has said previously he will not make. Courtenay is seen as the [...]

Eamon Refuses to Engage August

Even before today’s interview, August appeared on the U.D.P.’s Wave Radio Morning Show on Friday. Not only did he reiterate his intention to return to Wednesday’s meeting, but he challenged [...]

NEAB Stands Up for Pastor Louis Wade

Turning to another incident involving the media…We note that there has been no official statement from G.O.B. in respect of the assault by U.D.P. operatives on Marisol Amaya and other [...]

Naturalized Belizean Drowns in Belize River; Second Drowning Reported in Cayo

Two persons drowned over the weekend in separate incidents in the Belize and Cayo Districts. In Bermudian Landing, in the Belize River Valley area, twenty-three-year-old Denia Zelaya was with her [...]

Calcutta Teen Tops CANTO Video Contest

There’s some good news…On the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on May seventeenth, the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications Operators (CANTO) has announced that a Belizean won [...]

Senate Committee to Visit Immigration Department in Belmopan

The Senate Inquiry into the corruption at the Immigration Department resumes this Wednesday. At least two persons are scheduled to testify before the Senate Special Select Committee. Now, the Belize [...]

What are Legal Rights of Committee’s Witnesses?

As the Senate Special Select Committee swims into deeper waters, questions are rising as to what rights do witnesses who appear before it have and do not have. Two of [...]

How to Cash In on Registering Intellectual Property Designs

Do you have a special design or invention that can make lives easier and make money too? Then pay attention to our next story. The Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO) [...]

ITVET Hosts Open Day

Technical and Vocational Education has traditionally been a field dominated by males, but this year, the program is aggressively proposing to change that to include women.  ITVET is holding activities [...]

Louis Wade Charged, Protests Innocence

It’s been a bad week for the media. It started at Wednesday’s senate meeting when political operatives attacked members of the media.  And this morning, in San Ignacio, the outspoken [...]

Police Say More Evidence Against Pastor/Journalist Than in His Favour

Just now you heard Journalist Louis Wade speak on what has transpired with an incident that led to him being slapped with two charges; one for common assault and the [...]

Wade Compares His Trial with Senate Assaults

Earlier this week, you saw what transpired during the hearing of the Senate Select Committee – journalists were threatened by political operatives carrying out the dirty work of their party [...]

P.U.P. Comments Shut Down by Senate, Prompting Walkout

The Senate of Belize met in ordinary session this morning at the National Assembly. It is its first meeting since the unprecedented and heinous attack on members of the press [...]

President Defends Actions But Says Further Interruptions Will Not Be Tolerated

Senate President Lee Mark Chang defended his actions following the meeting. He pointed to his track record of being what he feels is overly generous with Senators in raising issues [...]

Debate Continues Over Further Usefulness of Public Hearings

Senate President Chang also told reporters today that he shares the opinion of Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Chairman Aldo Salazar that the Committee’s public aspect is starting to [...]

What Were Lee Mark and Barton Middleton Discussing?

While President of the Senate Lee Mark Chang has few issues with the conduct of the Senate Inquiry, what was not known was that he had a brief conversation with [...]

P.S.U. Suspends President Eldred Neal

Career public officer Eldred Neal has been suspended as President of the Public Service Union, following disparaging remarks he made against the Garifuna community, which was recorded back in March.  [...]

Neal Refuses to Go But Second Vice President Will Take Charge

Prior to today’s special meeting of the Council of Management, Neal told News Five that he would not be stepping down as President of the P.S.U. until his term of [...]

Lee Mark Denies Report of Immigration Involvement

Is Lee Mark Chang one of the fish not caught up in the 2011-2013 Immigration scandal? While there is no indication of his name being in the Auditor General’s Reports, [...]

Chon Saan Owner Closes Book on Immigration Department Sale

As we reported at the end of April, the Immigration Department has decided against buying over the Chon Saan Palace building for use as its headquarters in Belmopan. It is [...]

N.G.O.’s Condemn Actions Against Media

The Belize Network of Non-Governmental Organizations has issued a statement condemning what it calls the vicious and personal attacks on Senator Eamon Courtenay and the press during Wednesday’s Senate inquiry. [...]

Chamber Says Integrity Commission, Senate Attacks Are Means of Corruption

In light of recent developments in the Senate as well as by the Integrity Commission, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry today issued a statement condemning acts of corruption. [...]

How Will New Loans to D.F.C. and SIF Help Belize?

The motions passed by the House on May twelfth for consolidated line of credit by the Caribbean Development Bank to the Development Finance Corporation and a loan to the Belize [...]