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Land Grab – Business as Usual at the Ministry of Natural Resources

A trove of documents has been made available to News Five that show that it was business as usual at the Ministry of Natural Resources, famously known as the ‘hot [...]

Body of a Woman Washes Up on a Beach in Hopkins Village

The body of a visitor to the village of Hopkins was found on the beach this morning. There is no identification nor was she a guest at any hotel in [...]

PM Tells Chamber No Can Do on Lowering High Fuel Taxes

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has written a terse letter to the Chamber of Commerce in response to their concerns on the crippling fuel prices. He tells them that there is [...]

Lemonal Land Dispute, a Case of Squatting

The ongoing land dispute in Lemonal Village, between the Banner and Anthony families, brings into sharp focus the issue of squatting, as well as a need for owners to possess [...]

Village Chairman Trying to Mediate Lemonal Dispute

In speaking with News Five on Thursday, the village chairman emphasized a need for residents to follow the procedures that have been set out for land acquisition.  The feud, he [...]

Meet Erica Jang, P.U.P. Standard Bearer Hopeful for Dangriga

On Sunday, the People’s United Party will be holding its convention to select the standard bearer in Dangriga. The race started out with six persons, but historian Joseph Sampson has [...]

Recommendations to Curb Guatemalan Incursions in the South

On Thursday night you heard Cristina Coc of the Maya Leaders Alliance outline growing Guatemalan incursions and the impacts on the bordering Mayan communities.  On Wednesday, the Ministry of National [...]

U.S. Immigration Strategy under Widespread Condemnation

More than two thousand three hundred children have been separated from their parents after crossing the southern U.S. border since May.  According to the Department of Homeland Security, it is [...]

The Hustle and Bustle of the Entertainment Strip on Newtown Barracks

The Newtown Barracks area in the city has flourished into our own entertainment strip. Restaurants, bars, clubs, casinos, call centres as well as the popular B.T.L. Park can all be [...]

CitCo Deputy Mayor Clarifies Trade License for Apex

There a resolution to a statement between the City and Government for the use of the new Civic Center as the Emergency Operating Center of City Hall in case a [...]

When Completed, Renovated Commercial Center to Become the New City Hall

For some time it has been an eyesore in downtown Albert Street in Belize City, but the commercial centre near Market Square is expected to be the new home of [...]

Belize International Jazz Festival Features Canatus Sax Quintet of Cuba

The Belize International Jazz Festival kicked off last week and will wrap up on Sunday. As a part of the week long festivities, on Thursday visiting artist Carlos Rafael Barban [...]

Land Feud in Lemonal; ComPol’s Wife Takes on Relatives for Choice Property

Hell broke loose in the village of Lemonal, Belize District, early this morning between relatives over a problem that had been brewing for some time.  It has to do with [...]

A Hundred-day Report Card for P.U.P. CitCo

Mayor Bernard Wagner and his P.U.P, this week marked their first hundred days at City Hall. After a decade of U.D.P. rule, the first order of business was a look [...]

Are Cemented City Streets Still Holding Up?

One of the primary responsibilities of the City Council is streets, and although over one hundred and sixty were cemented under the previous U.D.P. administration, many are in dire need [...]

Dire Straits at City Hall, Deputy Mayor Arnold Explains Financial Crunch

Deputy Mayor Oscar Arnold also spoke on the financial crunch City Hall is experiencing. It is well known that December through March is the period during which the council’s revenue [...]

The Latest on Former City Admin’s Suspension Challenge

Five persons have been terminated from City Hall for various reasons since Mayor Bernard Wagner and his P.U.P. team took office; primarily due to redundancy. But the most notable termination [...]

22 Young Graduates from Belize Youth Challenge Program

Twenty-two young men graduated this morning as cadets of the Belize Youth Challenge Programme. They represent the first intakes of the programme which started last October.  The young men honed [...]

Accepting Government’s Errors in Present Crime Situation

It was a happy occasion for the graduating cadets but also a time of reflection for the Minister of National Security. John Saldivar admitted today that the government has failed [...]

Maya Leaders Question Effectiveness of the B.D.F. in Keeping Guatemalan Farmers Away in the South

The village of Otoxha in Toledo has become a hot spot for illegal incursions by farmers from Guatemala who have been clearing of tracts of land for farming purposes. Other [...]

B.D.F. Minister John Saldivar Takes a Trip to Otoxha

Coc continued that in Dolores, Guatemalan farmers had first put markers and then replaced them with posts even as trespassing and incursions continued in the San Benito Poite and San [...]

UB Launches an Endowment Fund

The University of Belize handed out five bursaries today through its Endowment Fund Bursary. The fund was officially launched today. President Clement Sankat announced that its first fundraising effort held [...]

Happy 20th Anniversary Coastal Zone!!

The Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute is celebrating its twentieth anniversary of promoting the sustainable use and management of Belize’s coastal zone.  To mark the occasion, the organization has [...]

A Manual for Youth Leadership is Presented to MOE

An official ceremony to deliver the Youth Leadership Resource Manual to the Ministry of Education was held today in Belize City.  The instruction booklet has been successfully implemented in eleven [...]

Yasser Musa Leads Anti-Israeli Protest

The state of Israel is celebrating seventy years and to mark that occasion, Alon Levi, their Deputy Chief of Staff, at their embassy in Mexico will be in Belize. Part [...]