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Homeless man perishes on Albert Street in the height of the lunch hour

A homeless man, who was a fixture in the downtown area, died today at around midday, in the height of the rush hour. The unidentified amputee would continuously hang out [...]

Pharmacists’ Association lashes back at Minister of Health for his unqualified comments

Government’s hiring of the daughter of Minister Erwin Contreras to a high level post in the Ministry of Health is meeting sustained resistance from the Pharmacists Association of Belize. The [...]

Pharmacists’ Association threatens with industrial action

The Pharmacists’ Association currently has approximately one hundred and fifty members. Even as the situation heats up, the association says that under the Essential Services Act, they are prevented from [...]

Minister of Labor comments on pharmacists’ issue

According to Public Service Regulations, for the appointment of Contreras to be rescinded, the association will have to make a formal request to the Ministry of Labor. In a brief [...]

A time-share deal in Cancun that went bad for a Belize City businessman

Time-sharing is an increasingly popular option for regular vacation goers, especially in Cancun and other parts of Mexico. It’s sort of a club, where you can buy into future vacation [...]

Suspected human remains unearth on Iguana Street

On Monday morning, Belize Water Services Limited employees working near Iguana Street made a discovery of suspected human remains. The bones were unearthed as the employees were digging a trench [...]

N.G.O.s support SATIIM’s application for yet another injunction to stop oil drilling

Across the environmental community, organizations are lending full support to the Sarstoon-Temash Institute for Indigenous Management. SATIIM, as well as the five Mayan communities, has proceeded to file an application [...]

Belize to enjoy visa free privileges to enter the Philippines

There isn’t any local official report on it, but the Department of Foreign Affairs of Philippines says that Belize is among a group of countries that will enjoy visa free [...]

Cayo police prepare for the Easter Holidays

The Easter weekend is just days away. For some, it is a time of Christian symbolism, for spiritual reflection. For others, it is a time to party…non-stop drinking and revelry. [...]

Health Officials defend appointment of Minister’s daughter to top post

It’s been a month since the Pharmacy Association has been expressing concern about the appointment of the daughter of Minister Erwin Contreras to the post of Director of Drug Inspectorate [...]

SATIIM responds to Attorney General’s interpretation of court ruling

This morning, the Sarstoon-Temash Institute for Indigenous Management, SATIIM, as well as claimants from five buffer communities surrounding the Sarstoon-Temash National Park, filed an application for a post-judgment injunction in [...]

A fleet of support vehicles donated to the Ministry of Health

This morning, the Ministry of Health received a fleet of health support vehicles from the United Emirates. The twenty-six vehicles are valued at three hundred thousand dollars; essentially they are [...]

C.E.O. Peter Allen gives update on audit reports at hospital

There have been reported irregularities in two hospitals; the Southern Regional as well as the Central Regional Hospital. In the south, the Hospital Administrator Nasley Sommerville was suspended last October, [...]

Government approves extension to US Capital Energy despite court ruling

Tensions are reaching a feverish pitch tonight between Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management, U.S. Capital Energy and government. On April third, Justice Michelle Arana handed down a major decision [...]

SATIIM says it will do what it takes to block the oil company

The Mayan Leaders in the buffer communities held an emergency meeting this afternoon in light of Cabinet’s decision. The spokesman for the Mayan leaders is SATIIM’s Executive Director Greg Ch’oc. [...]

Godwin Hulse tells immigration officers “Lord turn it around”

There has been precious little coming out of the Immigration Department where the Penner situation is concerned. At this point…and really at every point since the scandal broke, there have [...]

Senior immigration officer chastises Director Maria Marin

Minister Hulse’s call to a talk show on Wednesday morning was in response to a previous Belizean caller who was upset at the turn-around and endless hassles to get a [...]

Work halted at Marion Jones because of non-payment

One month ago Minister of Sports Herman Longsworth told News Five that the Marion Jones Sporting Complex was close to completion. That’s a story we had certainly heard before, multiple [...]

Cordel is back in the P.U.P. ranks

At the P.U.P. press conference held at Independence Hall on Thursday, there was much about governance matters and social concerns. But there were also some plain political talk. The P.U.P. [...]

Belize High School donates to the Belize Youth Cadet

Organizations donating to other less advantaged entities – it happens maybe less than one would hope, but it does happen. Still, our attention was caught on Thursday as students from [...]

SIF Rep says no monies for investors of previous contract

Last Wednesday, the Social Investment Fund handed over the contract for the completion of the Dangriga Marketplace to CB Constructions out of San Ignacio. The new contract valued at a [...]

2 notable personalities pass away

Two notable personalities have passed away. Ambassador for Foreign Trade Adalbert Tucker lost his battle with cancer on Thursday night in Jamaica where he was receiving treatment. Tucker had been [...]

CitCo and Diamonds Int’l host Easter egg hunt for Bethel students

Easter is fast approaching, but today, it came early for students of Bethel Primary School who were treated to an Easter Egg Hunt. Diamonds International located within the Fort Street [...]

Man-eating croc in Lord’s Bank is finally captured

A News Five team is just back from the headquarters of the Belize Coast Guard where three men have been detained following a shootout at sea. We’ll have that coming [...]

Court grants judicial review of the decision to reject signatures in recall petition

While the political gods continue to throw a shroud of protection around former Minister of State Elvin Penner, the fates seem to be conspiring against him. Today, leave for judicial [...]