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More on the Special G.O.B. Relationship with ‘Special Effects’

An audit conducted for the period 2012-2013 by the Auditor General is exposing blatant disregard for the appropriation law and other government regulations. On Tuesday night, we reported on sweetheart [...]

Education Ministry Spent Thousands on Tertiary Assistance; Minister Says He Can Explain

From Works to Education…The Ministry of Education also came under significant scrutiny for its handling of tertiary financial assistance grants during the period April 2004 to March 2012.  Examining various [...]

Minister Elrington Says Decriminalization of Marijuana No Big Deal

An amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act is to be tabled this Friday at a special meeting of the House of Representatives in Belmopan.  For years, a committee headed [...]

Can New Guatemala Road Help Belize? Foreign Minister Looks at the Bright Side

The Guatemalan press reported that Taiwan is to grant that country six hundred fifty million U.S. dollars in assistance to construct the CA-Nine Highway to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. But the [...]

Sedi Deals with Progresso Heights Case Privately

Minister Elrington was also asked about an embarrassing case that has gone as far as the Caribbean Court of Justice, brought against him by Progresso Heights Limited.  The court had [...]

Education Minister Stands by Gwen Liz Investigation

Doctor Lorna McKay, principal of Gwen Lizarraga High School, was sent on administrative leave on August seventh during the Tropical Storm Franklin scare, when she was visited with a letter [...]

The Lights are On at Marion Jones; Athletes Will Make it their Home

Wednesday night saw the launch of lighting fixtures for what is expected to be the crown jewel of Belize’s sporting facilities, the Marion Jones Sporting Complex. The Mexican Agency for [...]

Faber Says ‘Chin Up’ to Anna Banner-Guy

Incumbent Belmopan area representative John Saldivar’s slate came in together in the August thirteenth U.D.P. convention for the City Council, freezing out Anna Banner-Guy, who is left to serve out [...]

No General Elections till 2020

With municipal elections coming up in March 2018, the speculation has been that the U.D.P. will be pulling a fast one and calling general elections at the same time so [...]

Belize Rural Kids Get School Bags for New Year

The new school year starts in a couple of weeks for primary school children across the country. Today, the Rural Eastern Division of the Police Department had a back to [...]

Taiwan Helps Out with Back to School for Albert Division

Today, we also found politicians tying down loose ends in assisting residents with expenses for the new school year.  This morning, Albert Area Representative Tracy Panton received a donation from [...]

Five years later, Audit finds that G.O.B. had favorable relations with ‘Special Effects’

Late this evening, News Five has been able to get a sneak peek at the 2012-2013 Auditor General’s Report which is expected to be tabled this Friday in the House.  [...]

Artists rally as Shyne renews challenge to BSCAP

There are more details available tonight on the state of finances of the Belizean Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Last week, Shyne Barrow resigned abruptly when it became known [...]

BSCAP Chairperson Heather Cunningham hits back

Late this evening, BSCAP’s chairwoman, attorney Heather Cunningham, responded to claims being made by Shyne during a press conference earlier today.  Those statements cast a negative light on Cunningham, as [...]

Defending against ‘slander,’ Cunningham says artists got their funds

Cunningham has taken umbrage to the allegations made by Shyne because she says they are slanderous.  According to the chairwoman, the twenty-five hundred dollars that has been earmarked for distribution [...]

Castro and Franklin in custody; police say Insp. Yearwood info was not official

At news time this evening, police confirmed that Jafari Castro and Gilbert Franklin are in police custody pending charges. The duo was detained earlier today in the south side of [...]

Two more suspects in Caribbean Tire robbery

San Ignacio police continue to investigate the burglary of the Caribbean Tires depot in Spanish Lookout, Cayo District, which is believed to be an inside job. On Saturday some twenty [...]

Immigration, Mines to charge Chiquibul gold panners

Over the weekend San Ignacio police received six Guatemalan nationals – thirty-eight years old Agusto Perez Gonzalez of Dolores, Petén; twenty-six years old Wilfredo Antoniel Chavez of Barrio Nuevo; eighteen [...]

N.C.I.B. to process Chunox file to D.P.P.

The Professional Standards Branch of the Belize Police Department is inundated with cases of alleged police misconduct and there were several updates coming out of Monday’s press conference with its [...]

Professional Standards Branch confirms charged for P.G. cops accused of extortion

In Punta Gorda, two cops have been accused of shaking down a school principal for money to hush up an alleged violation of insurance expiration. They agreed to accept money [...]

Customs shot a man in Santa Cruz, Orange Walk

Though not confirmed, there are reports of an altercation between Customs and a group of Belizeans in the Santa Cruz area of Orange Walk. This village is particularly known for [...]

Fires on Guatemalan side of Sarstoon River

Our newsroom has also received photographs of a fire in the Sarstoon. The reports state that several structures on the Guatemalan side of the river went up in flames earlier [...]

Francine Pitts dies; survived loss of daughter Eyannie Nunez and City house

Belize City resident Francine Pitts gained public attention when her young daughter, Eyannie, was shot and killed as she slept at home. Pitts would go on to experience a long [...]

Who can build the ultimate Maya Spa Experience?

BELTRAIDE and the Belize Spa and Wellness Association are organizing the first ever “Maya Spa Experience Brand Competition.”  The overall objective of the competition is to have certified massage therapists [...]

Anna Banner Guy is Odd Woman Out in Belmopan

This weekend, there was political activity in two major western municipalities. The incumbent United Democratic Party sought to fill six councilor seats from seven participants in Belmopan, joining an incumbent [...]