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Cayo South’s Julius Espat Thrown Out of House; Tension at Fever Pitch

We have been covering House Meetings for decades, but we cannot remember one as chaotic and as dangerous to democracy as today.  There was total pandemonium on Independence Hill where [...]

Opposition Leader John Briceño Also Manhandled by Police

As Julius Espat was being dragged out of the building, the Leader of the Opposition John Briceño attempted to intervene, telling the police that Espat was already outside of the [...]

P.U.P. Politicians Say Government Was Trying to Silence Discussion of Immigration Reports

Following the madness inside the meeting of the House, Leader of the Opposition John Briceño and Deputy Party Leader Julius Espat spoke candidly with the media.  Briceño and Espat vehemently [...]

During Mayhem, Channel Seven’s Jules Vasquez Gets Roughed Up

The media also came under attack by the police. Colleagues were asked to leave, but stood their ground and then the police went into attack mode. The removal of the [...]

Prime Minister Avoids Media Comment After House Exit

Moments later, flanked by a massive security detail, PM Barrow would exit the building.  The shouting and jeering from onlookers continued as he made his way downhill towards his vehicle.  [...]

Police Targeted Protestors: Live Rounds Fired After Missiles Aimed at House

While all the havoc was taking place inside the National Assembly, outside was no different.  Just around high noon, what had been a peaceful protest on the steps of the [...]

The Sound and the Fury: Belizeans Rally Against LGBT and Corruption

While the House debated, outside in the Belmopan sun, a selection of the population railed and called on the Prime Minister and his government to defend the nation from social [...]

In House, Prime Minister Asks Churches to Meet Attorney General

The recent controversial Section Fifty-three ruling is the primary reason why almost two thousand protestors from across the country descended on Independence Hill today.  Acknowledging the presence of the demonstrators [...]

Louis Wade Claims Government Caved in to UNIBAM in 2008

During today’s protest on Independence Hill, organizer of the “I Want My Country Back Movement,” Pastor Louis Wade, discussed with News Five his belief that the events of August tenth [...]

COLA’s Geovannie Brackett Claims Support of Utilities’ Unions

At the end of our story on the protest in Belmopan, you heard COLA president Geovannie Brackett mention the silent trade union movement, but after, he told News Five that [...]

Who Will Take Care of Deputy PM Patrick Faber’s Government Vehicle?

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber’s assigned vehicle, a 2013 Toyota Prado, was plunged into the Caribbean Sea near Marine Parade by an unknown driver on August fourteenth.  The account given [...]

Former Immigration C.E.O. Candelaria Saldivar Still on Government Payroll

C.E.O. Candelaria Saldivar, the sister of Minister John Saldivar, remains on administrative leave over a year after vacating her office in the Ministry of Immigration.  That’s because she reportedly couldn’t [...]

An International Investigation for Pastor Lucas? Said Says Yes, P.M. Says No

The heinous murder of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas in early July, as well as the call for an external investigation also came up in the House today.  Pastor Lue was beheaded [...]

Kareem Musa Discusses Anwar Barrow’s B.T.L. Salary

How much is the Prime Minister’s son, Anwar Barrow, earning as Chairman of the Executive Committee at B.T.L.?  That’s what Area Representative Kareem Musa asked in the House this morning.  [...]

Re-Registration Coming; Re-Districting to Create 10 New Constituencies

There has long been a call for re-registration of the electoral roll and for re-districting of the electoral boundaries. The former has only taken place in 1996 and 1997 after [...]

Angelus Press Helps City Students Get Back to School

A hundred Belize City students will be the recipients of much needed back to school goodies courtesy of the Angelus Press. Today, at its headquarters on Queen Street in the [...]

More Help for Hurricane Earl Victims, This Time from the U.S.

By early afternoon, the U.S. Ambassador to Belize Carlos Moreno was handing over a fifty-thousand-dollar donation of mattresses and other relief supplies to the Red Cross for the victims of [...]

Eastern Division South Holds Back to School Drive

Today, the Eastern Division South Police Department hosted the first of three back to school drives at its headquarters on Raccoon Street. Aside from the officers donating books and some [...]

P.M. Barrow Finds No Smoking Gun in Audit Reports, But Will Question Ministers

The Special Audit Reports on the Immigration and Nationality Department are to be laid before the House of Representatives on Friday, and are sure to engineer much talk and opprobrium. [...]

Ministers Intervened in Visa Process Repeatedly – and Flouted the Law

Not a smoking gun on corruption?….well the Special Audit during the period 2011-2013, unearthed so many irregularities in the issuance of visas and passports that could not have been carried [...]

Government Ministers Also Wrote-in for People to Get Nationality Despite Irregular Documents

Ministers of government also illegally intervened in the nationality process when there is no such provision for them to do so in the Belize Nationality Act, pointed out by the [...]

Prime Minister Pleased With O.A.S. Report – But What Will Guatemala Say?

The Barrow Administration is reeling from scandal to scandal. Fresh off the Danny Mason saga interrupted by Hurricane Earl, the hustle of visas, nationalities and passports at the immigration department [...]

B.D.F. Commander Says He Knew it All Along – His Soldiers Did Not Kill Julio Alvarado

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it today officially received the independent report on the killing of Guatemala minor Julio Rene Alvarado Ruano. The report carries a chronology [...]

Patrol May Still Be Responsible For Teen’s Death

The O.A.S. investigation confirms that the incident occurred within the Adjacency Zone administered by Belize. On the twentieth of April, Julio Alvarado was killed and his father and brother were [...]

Border Tensions Eased Down After Guatemalans’ Mass Deployment

The international campaign that the Guatemalan government launched against the B.D.F. and Belize requires skilful diplomatic work to undo any eroding of Belize’s credibility.  Guatemala assumed the role of the [...]