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The K.H.M.H. at 23!

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital turned twenty-three on Saturday. The authority at the national referral hospital, which has endured good and bad times, held a brief ceremony to acknowledge the [...]

The P.U.P. Response to BCCI’s Statements on UHS Loan & State of Emergency

The People’s United Party today reacted to a statement by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry in respect of the U.H.S. loan motion which was taken to House, but [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Calls Out CitCo for ‘Union Busting’

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize is calling out the Belize City Council for Union Busting. The umbrella union wrote to Mayor Bernard Wagner warning that it will not [...]

San Pedro Fisherman Missing Since September 10th

A twenty-three-year-old fisherman of a Pelican Street address in San Pedro is also missing.  Miguel Arroyo left home on September tenth en-route to a store and has not been seen [...]

A Giant in the U.D.P. Passes; Dean Lindo Dead at 86

Word has been received of the passing of Dean Lindo, one of the founders and a former leader of the United Democratic Party.  He died at his home in Buttonwood [...]

Do The SMART Thing! Book Launched

Telecom giant, SMART Belize launched its ‘Do The SMART Thing!’ book this morning. The book, which features two short stories for primary school students, was a joint venture between SMART [...]

Draft Results of External Audit at NICH

Last Friday, the deputy prime minister Patrick Faber said that the external audit at NICH would be completed by today. From what we know the draft audit found that the [...]

Thousands Converge at ITVET for Expo 2018

Over thirteen thousands persons walked through the gates of the ITVET compound on Freetown over the weekend for the annual expo put off by the Belize Chamber of Commerce and [...]

GAF Aggresses BTV during Eco Challenge

On Friday, we reported on the planned Sarstoon Island Eco Challenge.  BTV volunteers led by Wil Maheia, had gone to the area to install a flag when they were confronted [...]

Audit Reveals More than $200,000 of Fuel Purchased from an Unauthorized Vendor

The misuse of government resources has been a recurring public complaint under both administrations. In the Auditor General’s Report for the period April 2013 to March 2014, the audit team [...]

A Demographic Breakdown of the Re-Registration Exercise

Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai today reported on the cleaning-up of the voters list during the still ongoing re-registration process. Now, Stann Creek West pulled out the biggest number of [...]

Re-registration – A Numbers Game

Has the re-registration exercise, which is set to conclude at the end of the month, met its target?  According to Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, Doug Singh, a [...]

Will Re-districting Impact Landlocked Constituencies?

The ongoing re-registration precedes a re-districting exercise which is scheduled to take place prior to the next general elections.  In two Belize City constituencies, namely: Queen Square and Fort George, [...]

Prime Minister Dean Barrow Recovering Very Well

Prime Minister Dean Barrow continues to recover from spinal surgery in Havana, Cuba. On Wednesday, he received the President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, who was accompanied by his wife [...]

An Update on the External Audit at NICH

Minister of Culture, Patrick Faber, who is the chair of the board for the National Institute of Culture and History, says that he is awaiting an initial draft of the [...]

How Did Belize Fair Off in CSEC?

How did Belize fair off in the 2018 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate, better known as CXC? As we reported a few weeks ago, several schools were not in receipt of [...]

Acting Prime Minister on Country Tour

Acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber has embarked on a tour across Belize which he says will reconnect him with the citizenry. Faber has visited the Toledo and Stann Creek Districts [...]

Caye Caulker Village Council Has Many Concerns

There is trouble brewing on La Isla Carinosa. A few weeks ago, the Chairlady of the Caye Caulker Village Council released an extensive letter publicly disclosing a number of thorny [...]

Area Rep Manuel Heredia Jr. Intervenes in Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker Village falls under the Belize Rural South constituency which is represented by Tourism Minister Manuel Heredia Junior. Heredia told News Five that he is aware of the concerns [...]

Little Junior Miss Belize Returns with a Bang

Little Junior Miss Belize is returning to the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts with a bang. After taking a two-year hiatus, the children’s pageant show is set to light [...]

Annual Children’s Rally Returns to Belize City Civic Centre

The annual children’s rally returned to the Civic Centre this morning. Primary school children from schools in the Belize District converged there to show their love and respect for the [...]

Shane Vellos Wants Justice after Police Officer Broke His Arm

Two months ago, Placencia resident Shane Vellos stopped by our office to share his experience of police brutality. Vellos was locked up after he was accused of theft, but later [...]

Belize City Council Says CWU’s Allegation of Union Busting is Inaccurate

The Belize City Council says that allegations of union busting made by the Christian Workers Union are inaccurate. Earlier in the week, CWU President Evan ‘Mose’ Hyde made the allegation [...]

Mayor Bernard Wagner Says Staff Members Will Be Paid Subsistence

The dispute between the Belize City Council and the Christian Workers’ Union is based on complaints made by staff members who said that the council refused to pay them subsistence [...]

Will CitCo’s Sanitation Manager be Fired?

In a few weeks, Traffic Manager for Belize City, Kevaughn Jenkins will be transferred to the Sanitation Department. He will be the new manager of that department, taking over the [...]