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Release Claims Victory for Whistleblowers

Following the withdrawal of the case by the Minister of State, Great Belizeans Productions/Channel Five issued a statement saying that it has been vindicated in this high profile case because [...]

Maya Leaders Converge in Toledo

Maya leaders converged today in Golden Stream, Toledo, in solidarity with the Santa Cruz Thirteen. The gathering is their first since the arrest of Cristina Coc and twelve other Maya [...]

LICU Speaks on GM’s Administrative Leave

On Thursday, News Five brought you footage of a protest held in Orange Walk Town involving the La Inmaculada Credit Union. Actually it surrounded the removal of General Manager Yolanda [...]

Senators Rumble Over Mayan Communal Rights

As you heard earlier in the newscast, the situation in Santa Cruz is still very much on centre stage, and so is the issue of the CCJ consent order – [...]

San Pedro Transfer Station Inaugurated

The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Belize Waste Management Authority inaugurated the San Pedro Transfer Station. It’s a station that is a part of a solid waste management system [...]

Lily White Summer Camp Kicks Off in the City

It’s the summer and that means camps are popping up across the city – camps on sports, education and even the creative arts. Today, however, the Lily White Summer Camp [...]

Get Your Fibbers Sauce Today!

For those Belizeans who’ve fallen in love with Fibber’s Fried Chicken on Cemetery Road, there is some good news tonight. The local company which has been serving tasty local chicken [...]

Arrests of Maya Leaders Goes Before the O.A.S. Human Rights Commission

The arrest on June twenty third, 2015 of Maya Leaders Alliance spokesperson Cristina Coc and twelve other residents of Santa Cruz Village has become an international issue. The Inter-American Commission [...]

Protest in Orange Walk

The La Inmaculada Credit Union, headquartered in Orange Walk, is one of the largest in the country. It has assets around fifty million and about twenty-one thousand members, but it [...]

The Testy Back and Forth Between Senators Thimbrel and Shoman

And inside the Senate on Wednesday, things got testy between Senators Thimbrel and Shoman. The U.D.P. senator said that the “U.D.P. Government” is spending the monies wisely and that the [...]

Senator Shoman on Petrocaribe Tacos

And there is no debate of Petrocaribe without the now famous ‘tacos and beer’ trip to Corozal. Well, in the senate, Senator Godwin Hulse justified the use of Petrocaribe funds [...]

Senator Joy Grant Speaks on Petrocaribe

And whether it sounded like a debate or not, things were a bit calmer when Senator Joy Grant presented. She served up the usual figures and little political jabs here [...]

Senators Rumble over Supplemental Appropriations

On Friday, the House meeting was abbreviated when the Opposition walked out of the House in protest, so the first actual debate on Petrocaribe occurred today in the Senate. The [...]

Church Senator Votes YES to Appropriation

Opposition Leader in the Senate Lisa Shoman asked for a division in votes for the approval of the supplementary appropriations for 2014/2015. That led to the bill being passed with [...]

Debate on Petrocaribe Loan Amendment Bill Opens

The debate on the amended Petrocaribe Bill started after two this afternoon. Right off the top it was classified by Senator Lisa Shoman as nothing more than a pig wearing [...]

House Speaker Explains Ejection of P.U.P. Senator

Senator Patrick Andrews was removed from the House at the instructions of the Speaker, Michael Peyrefitte during last Friday’s House meeting. That measure prompted the opposition representatives to walk out [...]

Chamber Speaks on PM’s Public Putdown

Still on Petrocaribe…It is well known that there’s been bad blood between Prime Minister Barrow and the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The latest fall out was last Friday.  [...]

President ‘Tux’ Vasquez Says Chamber Still Awaits a Response

The Chamber has called for transparency, accountability, adherence to the rule of law, and good governance and says that while these may be trivial in political calculations, they are important [...]

UNICEF Opens Child-Friendly Family Court

The Supreme Court, with support from UNICEF, officially opened Punta Gorda’s first child-friendly Family Court. In release issued, the child-friendly court is hailed as “a leading milestone and part of [...]

FIU Director Speaks on Anti-Money Laundering Progress…

Belize has come under intense scrutiny from agencies within the region for failure to meet international standards in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.  The Caribbean Financial Action [...]

…Says FIU Has Undergone Internal Strengthening

Those shortcomings, according to Eusey, were quite a few, beginning with laws and amendments that were both antiquated.  The move, he says, has been to successfully bolster the autonomy of [...]

GREAT Program Graduates 400

The Police Department held a graduation ceremony for its GREAT Program students today at the Bliss.  The program, which official got underway in 2008, is operated under the umbrella of [...]

G.O.B. Provides Update on Citizenship in 2014

Friday’s House meeting was cut short after the Opposition People’s United Party walked out in protest, but a lot was still said inside and outside the House. The P.U.P. used [...]

Julius Espat Says House Speaker is a U.D.P. Agent

When the P.U.P. lost its national audience in the House last Friday, they made up for it with a fiery impromptu press session outside. We’ve brought you much of what [...]

Espat Blasts Government for Petrocaribe Spending

Espat has led the Opposition’s charge where the use of Petrocaribe money is concerned. In fact, he is named as the claimant in a lawsuit seeking the Court’s judgment on [...]