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PM Barrow Will Write-Off B.T.L. Debt If U.D.P. Wins

Today, members of the private and public sectors converged on the city for the Prime Minister’s business forum at the Biltmore Plaza. We’ll have a comprehensive look at that event [...]

…Says the People Should Be Happy About It

Barrow says that in the years since the nationalization, G.O.B. and the people have collected eighty million dollars in dividends, so we should all be happy to relieve B.T.L. of [...]

No P.A.C. If G.O.B. Is Not Majority, Says PM

The PM also spoke on the operation of the Public Accounts Committee…which actually isn’t operational. Months ago there was a push for the inclusion of the social partners in the [...]

Chairman Espat Says U.D.P. Is Afraid of the P.A.C.

That stance doesn’t go down well with PAC Chairman Julius Espat. He told News Five today that the reason the Public Accounts Committee doesn’t work, and hasn’t for a long [...]

Integrity Commission Not Looking Likely in the Near Future

Governments of the P.U.P. and the U.D.P. have both been accused, rightly or wrongly, of rampant corruption and unchecked abuse of public monies. For that reason, many believe that this [...]

PM Blames P.A.C. Stagnation on Opposition

We’re not sure what that means where the fate of the Integrity Commission is concerned under this administration. As to PAC, well…that’s not going to happen, a fact for which [...]

Are U.D.P. Candidates Being Fuelled By Petrocaribe?

We note that all that’s being said on all these issues is subject to a decision which will be made on November fourth. Which brings us to Petrocaribe. Will those [...]

Belize Progressive Party Introduces New Candidates

The Belize Progressive Party is inching toward forming a national slate for the general elections on November fourth. BPP last week announced its formation and named eleven candidates to contest [...]

PM Barrow Says Bar Association Will Not Succeed In Application to CCJ

The Bar Association’s request to the CCJ to make available their decisions on the nationalizations of B.E.L. and B.T.L. hasn’t thrilled the government or its attorney. And even if those [...]

Tracy Taegar-Panton on the Campaign Trail

The Albert Division for decades was dominated by Phillip Goldson, it would eventually turn blue in 1998, 2003 and 2008 and then in the last general elections in 2012, it [...]

UB Belmopan Staff Walks Out

There was another protest today on the heels of the ongoing Social Security demonstrations. The faculty and staff of the University of Belize staged a small demonstration this morning at [...]

PM Barrow Says Protesters Will be Unsuccessful

Barrow says that unrest at this time as regards industrial action and threats of the same are to be expected with the imminent approach of elections. But with that said, [...]

S.S.B. Reps Speak for the First Time

Since the beginning of the week, we’ve been reporting that S.S.B. employees who are members of the Christian Workers Union have been protesting during their lunch break at S.S.B. offices [...]

Protesters Point to the Straws That Broke the Camel’s Back

At the core of the problem is the collective bargaining agreement, which according to the CWU reps, the S.S.B. has refrained from discussing. That CBA includes salary adjustments for the [...]

CWU President Says Crisis Could Have Been Averted

According to CWU President Audrey Matura-Shepherd, this crisis could have been averted since last November, when the board was requested by the union to start negotiations on the collective bargaining [...]

A Political Career for Audrey Matura-Shepherd?

Audrey Matura-Shepherd’s name has come up as a likely candidate for electoral politics in more than one party.  Recently, in the instance of the new Belize Progressive Party which is [...]

PM Says Health Mishap Won’t Affect Minister’s Chances in Corozal Bay

The video of a rat in the incubator at the Western Regional Hospital has gone viral. But while the image is devastating, generally the rat is only one in a [...]

Is the BPP’s Candidate in Pickstock a P.U.P. Mole?

Another Minister under siege is Wilfred Sedi Elrington who has been much maligned for his handling of the ongoing territorial dispute with Guatemala. Elrington is running in Pickstock, and is [...]

Barrow Says Attack on FM Elrington Is Unwarranted

The sustained attack on Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington recently took on new life after his UN address last week. Critics say that Elrington did not devote sufficient time to the [...]

SSB Employees Walk Out in Protest

If you weren’t looking for it, you probably wouldn’t have seen it; but at three p.m. today employees in the Social Security Board offices countrywide walked out. We are informed [...]

PUP Launches Health Plan

Today the People’s United Party launched its Manifesto on Health at Independence Hall in Belize City. The P.U.P., on an intensive run to elections in less than a month, says [...]

PUP Leaders Outlines Voter Issues

While health is a major platform of the Party, Fonseca says that there are other core issues which his party is addressing – issues which he feels voters will be [...]

Fonseca Says PUP is Serious About Governance Reform

Fonseca also gave us a sneak peek into the governance platform of the party which will be launched soon. That plan will speak to issues like the thirteenth senator and [...]

Francis Smith Says He is not Funding COLA

COLA, the Citizens Organized for Liberty Through Action, will be organizing a public meeting in the Pickstock Constituency on Thursday. The venue is significant because of COLA’s most recent campaign. [...]

Kareem Musa on the Campaign Trail

As we do every election cycle, News Five is kicking off its pre-election coverage, Meet the Candidates. In the twenty-eight days leading up to general elections, we will attempt to [...]