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Investigate G.S.T. Department, Chamber Asks Government

News Five broke the story last Thursday of internal complaint in the General Sales Tax Department. A senior tax officer alleged influence by the Department’s management in the outcome of [...]

B.E.L. Says No Change to Electricity Rate

The General Sales Tax of twelve and a half percent imposed since the first of April affects bills greater than one hundred dollars, but the actual rate is not expected [...]

Testing Emergency Response with B.E.R.T.

There was a fatal traffic accident at the busy intersection of Princess Margaret Drive and Saint Joseph Street this morning, right next door to Social Security Board and the Karl [...]

Where Were K.H.M.H. Docs, Nurses?

And so while the emergency responders gave themselves good grades, what happened to the Karl Heusner Hospital itself? The hospital does have a mass casualty plan for situations like these, [...]

BERT Close to Agreement with Government on Service

Back in September, the Ministry of Health reached an accommodation with Belize Emergency Response Team to pay salaries for its emergency medical technicians and services beyond the annual government subvention.  [...]

BERT Plans to Take Over Ambulance Service Across Belize

Long-time national coordinator for the Belize Emergency Response Team, Yvette Burks, has handed over management of the organization to businessman Andre Carillo of Orange Walk. She continues to hold a [...]

TIDE Brings Tourism to Monkey River, Punta Negra

The Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, TIDE, has been actively involved with residents in two coastal communities in northeastern Toledo District.  The villages of Monkey River and Punta Negra [...]

Preparing for 2017 Hurricane Season

June to November – that is the span of the Atlantic Basin’s hurricane season. But truth be told, preparation for “The Big One” is never far from the minds of [...]

No Vacation Yet But Did Kids Show Up to “Make-Up” School?

Instead of enjoying vacation time going into the Easter holidays, students at most public schools as well as teachers, were present in the classrooms across the country. And that’s how [...]

CitCo et al. to Tackle Abandoned Buildings in Old Capital

Abandoned and infested buildings are a common across the City – they are hot beds for substance abusers and criminal elements. These are just some of the issues that the [...]

Overgrown Lots and Abandoned Vehicles Will Also be Cleared

As a part of the multi-agency approach to clean up the city and make it safer, additional works will be undertaken outside of the demolition of derelict buildings. These efforts [...]

B.P.P.’s Maheia Says Faber Has Been Wasteful; Must Resign

Separate press releases from the Belize Territorial Volunteers and Belize Progressive Party this evening condemned the Government’s decision to spend a million dollars of taxpayers’ monies as an Easter “reward” [...]

Not Expelled, Bishop Martin Students in Pregnancy Case Stay Out of School

Two teenagers, a male and a female second form student attending Bishop Martin High School in Orange Walk Town, remain out of school tonight on their own will, following the [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister Amends Comments on “Squatters”

The latest pronouncement by Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington on the definition of Belize’s territory and borders is predictably causing uproar. A few weeks ago he surprised reporters during [...]

Why Joel Nagel Was Tossed Out of Austria by Government

Joel Nagel continues tonight as Ambassador of Belize to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and the International Atomic Energy Agency.  The U.S. attorney was accredited to Austria and several [...]

Foreign Affairs Minister Shrugs Off Action as “Arrogance”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs contended that business continues as usual for Nagel, and he has already brought results, including a closer relationship with the I.A.E.A., who has sent teams [...]

Victim of San Pedro Police Brutality Retells Horrible Encounter

The San Pedro, Ambergris Caye woman at the center of the brutality that led to police confronting civilians on the island early on Saturday morning has come forward to the [...]

Woman Says She Was Not Hiding from Police, Wants 1 Other Officer Charged

In the immediate aftermath of the gunfire, the woman says she was forgotten for the moment. But after things cleared up, she was taken home by other cops and did [...]

Trade Union Congress Slams Bonus for Non-Striking Teachers

“Not now…not ever!”….the civil society has come out strong against the Government after the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Patrick Faber announced on Monday that non-striking teachers will [...]

Minister Elrington Says Teachers Should Be Respected; Not Sure About Payment

There can be no dispute that teachers have a thankless job, and under most circumstances, the work that they do is appreciated and lauded. That is perhaps why it rankled [...]

Public Education Campaign Ramps Up; Guatemala Steps Back

Guatemala and the resolution of the unfounded claim to Belizean territory, as well as ascendant issues, have been at the top of the agenda of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [...]

Investigation Concludes Into Incident Involving B.D.F. recruit

In early March, News Five aired the disturbing video of a training program involving a Belize Defense Force recruit.  The video that went viral may have captured multiple breaches in [...]

Home Affairs Minister Will Not Second-Guess Transfers of Chester, Broaster, Vidal

While Elodio Aragon Junior, a former senior cop, is in charge of the day to day aspects of the Police Department headed by Commissioner Allen Whylie, the substantive Minister of [...]

Teen Couple Expelled from Catholic School over Pregnancy

A pair of classmates has been expelled from Bishop Martin High School in Orange Walk, following the discovery that the fourteen-year-old female student is several weeks pregnant.  It is believed [...]

Donations Continue to Pour in for Majestic Alley Fire Victims

It has been two weeks since a fire tore through four homes in the Majestic Alley and displaced fifty-one persons.  The families have been living in temporary housing and have [...]