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Coming Together: Diane Finnegan Asks Marco Vidal What Are His Intentions for Southside

The move to bring together various Belize City gangs to discuss a possible peace treaty is being facilitated by the Belize Police Department, as well as the Youth Apprenticeship Program, [...]

Government Says G.S.T. Commissioner Has Full Powers

On Wednesday evening, the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Finance, dismissed any suggestion of manipulation by senior management of the General Sales Tax Department of audits carried out [...]

Does Chester Williams Have Political Ambitions?

Since breaking news of imminent transfers within the Eastern Division jurisdiction a few weeks ago, there has been speculation whether ACP Chester Williams’ relocation to Belmopan is politically motivated.  The [...]

Edward Broaster Endorses Move to Belmopan

ACP Edward Broaster is moving on up. It was announced over a week ago that he is taking over as the Commander of Operations, a promotion that will see him [...]

CitCo Turns Attention to Neglected Yabra Canal

For the past several months, there has been a backing up of silt in the Yabra Canal. The congestion has not only become an eyesore in the area, but it [...]

Cleaning Up on the Highways

And from the Canal to old tires and other breeding grounds for mosquitoes – Willoughby says they held a meeting on Wednesday with the Ministry of Health and they highlighted [...]

B.T.B. Addresses Issues at Tourism Village

Stakeholders in the Fort George Tourism Zone are pushing back against efforts by the Belize Tourism Board and Belize City Council to regulate traffic around the Zone, out of the [...]

What’s Behind Rising Fish Prices at Easter Time

Ten dollars a pound! If your jaw dropped when you heard that price for retail of whole fish this Holy Week, be assured, ours did too. In fact, unconfirmed reports [...]

Former Mayor Unveils Religious Art Pieces

At this time of the year, Belizeans, like millions across the world, celebrate the Easter season according to their beliefs and their religious denominations. It is said to be the [...]

BERT Gives Residents Tips for Emergencies

The official authorities have been very handy for tips to Belizeans to have a safe and happy Easter weekend. Earlier this week, we had the point of view of chief [...]

Tourists Reminded to be Careful, but Belize is Safe

In an interview with News Five, B.T.B.’s Karen Pike addressed the persistent reports of persons working inside the Tourist Village warning away cruise ship tourists from buying from vendors outside [...]

Churches Remind of Importance of Easter

While many Belizeans are on their way to their vacation spot to spend the Easter holidays, is the Christian tradition being lost to secular activities? Earlier today, a symbolic artwork [...]

Repentant Gangsters March Through Old Capital for Peace

A truce is in the making among rival gangs in the City. Going into the Easter holidays, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, whose work in community policing has been [...]

Chester Williams Says Truce is Possible; Can Successor Vidal Hold It Together?

As we mentioned, ED-South Commander Chester Williams has played a critical role in bringing the gangs together and negotiating a truce.  While the noble attempt is nothing we haven’t seen [...]

Courtenay Says Teachers’ Bonus is Illegal; Payout Put Off to After Easter

The Ministry of Education confirmed this afternoon that the million-dollar honorarium promised by the Government to non-striking teachers will not go in on time. This is because several school managements [...]

Will Money Influence Outcome of B.N.T.U. Election?

In the B.N.T.U.’s convention, Senator Elena Smith, Troy Coleman and Mario Mesh are vying to replace retiring three-term president Luke Palacio. Smith has the highest profile and is seen as [...]

‘Civil Disobedience’ called for as N.G.O.’s Show Disapproval

The condemnation of the Government’s plans has been widespread, from business to civil society to activist organizations to all major political organizations apart from the U.D.P. So what happens next? [...]

B.T.L. Workers Walk Out Over Collective Bargaining Agreement

B.T.L. employees across the country staged a walkout this afternoon in protest of what is being reported as a refusal to properly address a two-pronged labor issue with the Belize [...]

Customs Condemns, Destroys Uncustomed Goods

This past week has not been a good one for cops; in separate busts they have been captured on cell phone video with contraband goods up north. They are not [...]

Rural Division Police Commander Says We Must All Speak Out on Contraband

As many as four police officers have been placed on interdiction for their alleged involvement in the contraband of goods.  The unprofessional conduct of the police officers has left the [...]

Alvarine Burgess Vs John Saldivar over Detention Following Football

Alvarine Burgess first came to national attention on this station as the “whistleblower” that exposed Minister Edmond Castro’s involvement in visa recommendations for Chinese nationals.  She won a defamation case [...]

Discovering Monkey River and Punta Negra’s Tourism Value

The pristine sandy beaches of San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Placencia and the inland destinations, such as the Cayo District, are known to attract visitors from all over the world. But [...]

B.T.B. Says Majority of Jewel’s Overnight Visitors Coming for First Time

As reported earlier this week, tourism arrivals by overnight and cruise remain healthy, with March setting a record for overnight tourism arrivals at close to forty-five thousand. But where are [...]

Ladyville Police Handed New Truck

Burglaries have been on the rise in the Rural Eastern Division – and it is no secret that the jurisdiction is understaffed and under-resourced.  Simply put it is a large [...]

On the Trail of Corozal Contrabandista Cops

Three cops remain on interdiction tonight following investigations into their alleged involvement in contraband activity up north; we say alleged because while amateur footage captured the officers in the act, [...]