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Senior Citizen Loses Home to Fire for Second Time

A sixty-one-year-old Belize City woman managed to get out of her burning house on Allenby Street at about midday today. A fire spread quickly and could not be contained destroying [...]

Ambassador Rowan Comes Home; Gets Big-Up in House

Rowan Garel is the new Caribbean Adventure Ambassador for the region. Garel was among several other persons shortlisted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization and after a voting period, the inspiring [...]

Auditor General and Colleagues at War; Can P.M. Intervene?

Auditor General Dorothy Bradley appears to be at war with her own colleagues in the Supreme Audit Institution. Today, News Five received reports that employees staged a “sick-out” in protest [...]

The Oil Moratorium is in Effect

Seven years of work has resulted in an overturn of the status quo ante regarding offshore petroleum operations in Belize’s marine territory. With little debate and bipartisan support, the National [...]

Taiwan Comes Through Again – US $40 Million over 4Years

The eagerly-awaited motion on Universal Health Services was not tabled today, but another money-related motion was. A forty-million U.S. dollar motion for a loan from the Export-Import Bank of the [...]

The Last Gasp of Petrocaribe in the House

The Government also introduced the third General Revenue Appropriation Supplementary Bill of 2017, concerning the last of the Petrocaribe funds spent by Government. After several years of riding high on [...]

Can Police Turn Over a New Leaf?

On the adjournment, a variety of topics were raised, usually about outstanding current issues. One is the ongoing battle between police and citizens, exemplified in the recent death of Edwin [...]

Christmas Wishes and Cheer from Belmopan

Our last story from the House of Representatives is a positive one, and may even be anticipated in some quarters. There were wishes of goodwill from both sides of the [...]

Special Olympians in Action

The Special Olympics games culminated Disabilities Week today. Over three hundred athletes converged at the Marion Jones Stadium in the city; the largest contingent came from Orange Walk, and the [...]

Anniversary and New Offices for Civil Aviation Department

The Government of Belize and COCESNA have invested roughly thirteen million dollars for better management and security for the airspaces within Belize. Today the Department of Civil Aviation officially opened [...]

Honoring Relationship between CARICOM and Cuba

The Sixth CARICOM Cuba Summit took place in Antigua and Barbuda, where Belize is being represented by Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber.  The top-level diplomatic conference is held triennially and [...]

University of Belize Debuts MBA Program

The first graduate’s program was launched at the University of Belize this past Thursday, opening new opportunities for Belizean students to pursue higher education here at home.  The first program [...]

A Mom’s Life with Disabled Kids

Raising children with disabilities is a challenge for any family. Tonight, through the National Resource Center for Inclusive Education of the Ministry of Education, we go inside the home of [...]

Please Keep Giving to Salvation Army

It’s Christmas time and the bells are ringing – that’s the salvation army kettle bells. If you are going about the city, you are bound to see the season’s symbolic [...]

Bodybuilders Off to Central American Games

A team of Belizean bodybuilding and fitness athletes is getting ready for the Central American Games. After three rounds of vetting, Mister Belize Clayton Greenidge, and four other well-known bodybuilding [...]

Capturing the Impact of HIV/AIDS in Art

Five young artists used their talents to create works of art to show why HIV/AIDS patients have a right to medical access.  On Thursday, the National AIDS Commission donated the [...]

New Evidence Reveals Franz Parke Accused of Personal and Professional Misconduct

Former Justice of Appeal Franz Parke has left a cloud of suspicion and scandal in the wake of his departure from the Court of Appeal, announced this week. The Jamaican-American [...]

Bank Tells A.G. Gov’t Can’t Hide from U.H.S. Debt

Acting for the Belize Bank Limited, the Courtenay Coye LLP firm has written Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte regarding enforcement of the November twenty-second order of the Caribbean Court of Justice [...]

Chamber & N.G.O.s Say Pay Up, Too; Unions Want to Meet

As promised last week, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry has responded in stinging fashion to Prime Minister Dean Barrow on the matter of the Universal Health Services fiasco. [...]

CitCo Behind Again in Garbage Arrears

Is the Belize City Council behind in almost one million dollars in payment to the Belize Waste Control? Mayor Darrell Bradley responded to that report to say that the arrear [...]

Will Waste Control Stop Picking Up Garbage? CitCo Says No

And with those payments lingering, will your garbage be picked up? Mayor Bradley says that the trucks will remain on regular service, collecting garbage on all scheduled days. Today, he [...]

Mayor Seh So: CitCo Workers Get Pay Raise for Xmas!

You heard the Mayor say that the City Council will come into some monies through revenue collection in the next few weeks – that is when the Belize Waste Control [...]

House Meets Friday; G.O.B. Wants More Money

Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, the last for 2017, is expected to be chock-full of news. Hanging over the gathering like a specter is the UHS debt motion, [...]

Workers’ Trust Defends Actions after Court Case

The Public Sector Workers’ Trust, established in 2014, has been a source of controversy in the trade union community. Three retired public officers who say they represent many others sued [...]

How Many Will Really Benefit from Trust’s Planned Projects?

The Trust comes out of the infamous period between 1995 and 1997 when public officers’ wages and increments were frozen due to budgetary issues for the Manuel Esquivel administration, which [...]