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Regional Program to Monitor Tourists with Health Concerns

Belize, through Ministry of Health and local tourism agencies, officially launched the Caribbean Public Health Agency’s tourism health and safety program to ensure the health and safety of visitors. It [...]

Friends of Michael Young in Police Department Mourn Ahead of Monday Funeral

Senior Counsel Michael Young will be laid to rest on Monday, following a funeral service at Wesley Methodist Church.  While many are still grieving the sudden death of the respected [...]

A Celebration for Survivors of Cancer

Today, the Belize Cancer Society hosted cancer survivors at a luncheon to celebrate their milestone being cancer free. The participants, from various backgrounds, shared their personal stories and the significance [...]

Family of Bus Driver Pleas for Funds to Get Him Life-Saving Heart Surgery

Tonight, a family from Punta Gorda is asking the public for assistance to save the life of popular James Bus Line driver, Tyron Coleman. According to Lovinia Coleman, and her [...]

Seismic Testing Stopped Following Public Outcry

People’s power – that’s what moved government into action today. For days, environmentalists and other stakeholders have been on high alert. G.O.B. had given the green light for offshore seismic [...]

Coalition of Environmentalists Claims Victory

This evening members of the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage held a celebratory press briefing at the Audubon Society’s headquarters. The representatives of the Belize Tourism Industry Association; [...]

Next Step is Firming Up Moratorium and Moving Toward Petroleum Ban

The surveys being conducted before the suspension was announced involved two separate methodologies: multi-beam and seep sea surveys. It is the latter that has the environmental community up in arms [...]

Community Will Monitor Ship Involved in Seismic Testing

The local fishing and tourism community is keeping an eye on the ship involved in the survey. While it is not clear where it will be berthing tonight, the World [...]

Ministry of Education Issues Plans for Deduction to Salaries

Having put their strike on hold, the teachers are still facing another battle; this time, its salary deductions for the striking days. Today, the Chief Education Officer Doctor Carol Babb [...]

Luke Palacio Insists Ministry Has No Authority Over Deductions

The total monthly salary is to be divided by the number of days in the month – thirty-one; then multiplied by the total number of days the teacher is out [...]

B.N.T.U. Rejects Call to Use Strike Fund to Pay Teachers’ Salaries

Late this evening, News Five obtained a letter from Minister Faber sent to Luke Palacio. The letter makes two proposals in which the ministry is softening its position. Faber proposes [...]

Minister Wilfred Elrington Says School Managements Will Decide

To pay or not to pay the protestant teachers; that’s the position that schools management are faced with following an eleven-day strike effected by the Belize National Teachers Union.  While [...]

Finally, the 13th Senator – But B.N.T.U. Wants “Black and White”

There will finally be a thirteenth member appointed to the Upper House, the Senate. However, it will come twenty days into the New Year. With little fanfare, the Government Press [...]

Is Delay With 13th Senator Related to Senate Select Committee?

Opposition representative Kareem Musa acknowledges the steadfast effort of the B.N.T.U. in forcing government to sign the commencement order.  However, he believes that the three-month delay in appointing the N.G.O. [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister Believes New Senator Will Not Help Gridlock

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington is of an entirely different position.  He maintains that despite introducing the idea of a thirteenth senator several years ago, it has become apparent [...]

Speaker of the House to Sue Attorney General & Auditor General

There is a most unprecedented case to report tonight. No other than the Speaker of the House of Representatives has launched a law suit against his own government. Michael Peyrefitte [...]

Samuel Haynes Institute Sued Over Little Girl’s Injuries From Falling Gate

Four-year-old Brenae Timmons was seriously injured on January twenty-ninth when a wrought-iron gate fell on top of her while playing in the compound at the Samuel Haynes Institute.  The incident [...]

Pickstock Representative Dismisses Suit as “Politics”

Pickstock Area Representative Wilfred Elrington, whose brainchild is the Samuel Haynes Institute, says the unfortunate incident is being used as a political football.  He dismissed the claim altogether.   Isani [...]

Foreign Minister Denies Doug Singh Under Investigation, Facing Extradition

There has been rampant speculation since Wednesday about a predawn raid at the business place of businessman Doug Singh in the City. Speaking from Thailand by phone, the highly connected [...]

B.N.T.U. Receives Terms of Reference for Danny Mason/Llewellyn Lucas Investigation

There is one more issue over which the B.N.T.U. has received further good news. The Union, among many others, had demanded from Government an international investigation by law enforcement authorities [...]

Fire Claims House on Iguana Street Extension

On Tuesday, we told you about a fire that gutted a home on the south side of Belize City. Sometime after eleven on Monday night, fire woke up residents on [...]

Was Alleged Arson Related to Weekend Shooting Incident?

But was the fire an act of arson? Gill believes that the fire stemmed from a shooting incident on Saturday, three days before her house was set ablaze. She explains [...]

Seismic Testing Will Hurt Status of Barrier Reef as World Heritage Site

Earlier in the newscast, we heard about G.O.B.’s proposed seismic testing that has been put on hold following the tourism industry and conservation community’s uproar.  On Wednesday, the Coalition told [...]

P.U.P. Asks for Audit of Lands Department

The P.U.P. says that they want an audit in the Department of Lands from 2008 to 2015 – the years when disgraced former Minister Gaspar Vega led the lands department. [...]

Time to Audit Petrocaribe and Belize Infrastructure Limited, Says P.U.P.

And while we are on it – Briceño says bring on the audit for the Petro Caribe funds and the Belize Infrastructure Limited. He says that he believes that the [...]