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S.S.B. Ride Across Belize Completes Second Leg

The Annual S.S.B. Ride Across Belize got underway on Wednesday as cyclists made their way from Corozal to Belize City to complete the first leg. It’s not just a race [...]

P.U.P. Says B.T.L. Isn’t Worth a Fraction of Cost to Taxpayers

Following Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s presentation and spin of the Arbitration Award for B.T.L. on Wednesday, the Opposition issued a release entitled the Cost of Barrow’s Arrogance. Government will be [...]

PM Barrow Says $97 Million BCB Settlement is B.T.L.’s Liability

And while he claims things are going downhill at the utility company, Briceño says it’s going to get much worse since apparently B.T.L. will be made to take on the [...]

G.O.B. Explains Source of First $200 Million Due in 8 Days

In our previous newscast, we brought you the basics of the Arbitration Award presented by Government – as a victory and as vindication. To recap – the total award, including [...]

P.U.P. Deputy Says Cost of B.T.L. Won’t Benefit Belizeans

The assertion by government that payment of at least the first two hundred million due in days will be pretty much a piece of cake is no consolation to P.U.P. [...]

Was 7 Years of Litigation Necessary?

B.T.L. was appropriated in 2009, and the approximately two hundred million dollars in interest alone is the result of there being no settlement of the matter until the arbitration panel’s [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says Matter Could Have Been Settled Long Ago

Briceño disagrees, vehemently, stating that only the previous owners and the Barrows have benefitted from the appropriation of B.T.L. and from the PM dragging the matter out for seven long [...]

G.O.B. Explains Access to Funds for Projects to Benefit Belizeans

Back to the issue of the arbitration award for the nationalization of B.T.L….During his presentation on Wednesday, the P.M. claimed victory, particularly because of his own remixed accommodation agreement with [...]

P.U.P. Says Funds Will Belong to Ashcroft, not to G.O.B.

But is it a cross between an outright lie and a crude attempt to put lipstick on the proverbial muddy pig? P.U.P. Leader John Briceño says the PM is speaking [...]

Briceño Defends Moral Authority to Discuss Arbitration Award

Does P.U.P. Leader John Briceño have the moral authority to speak about the arbitration award? That was the question put to him by a reporter today at the press conference. [...]

2016 Sugar Cane Crop Closes

The 2016 sugar crop closed on Sunday and the numbers show that the crop was a healthy one and even though there was a small reduction in sugar production, the [...]

Will Sugar Roads Ever Be Fixed?

The deplorable conditions of sugar roads remain an issue for caneros in the north.   Every season they experience major setbacks during the course of extracting cane from their farms.  Despite [...]

Stevedore Missing for a Week

Thirty-four year old stevedore Tylon Gladden has been missing for almost a week. His mother Geraldine Brown came to News Five’s Studios on Coney Drive making a public plea for [...]

Healthy Living – Student Life Before and After Stella Maris

Last Wednesday evening, nineteen proud students donned their gold caps and gowns; they eagerly strut across the stage to collect their hard earned diplomas. Their excitement and that of their [...]

FinSec Breaks Down Arbitration Award

As we told you Tuesday night, after years of legal battles, the long anticipated figures for the 2009 nationalization of Belize Telemedia Limited are in and they are staggering. According [...]

PM Barrow Blames P.U.P. for Majority of Award

In case you missed it, Government, for the acquisition of B.T.L., must pay approximately four hundred million to the previous owners of B.T.L., give or take a million or two. [...]

Barrow Says Takeover of B.T.L. Was Worth Every Penny

It’s not quite as simple as that. The settlement agreement, agreed to in 2015 between Prime Minister Barrow and Lord Michael Ashcroft, does indeed stipulate that the Accommodation Agreement portion [...]

G.O.B. Claims Analysis Shows Benefits from B.T.L. Outweigh Costs

To round off his sales pitch, the P.M. then launched into a costs-benefits analysis which he maintains is complete vindication of G.O.B.’s seven years of effort and fighting the good [...]

$200 Million Due in 9 Days – Barrow Says No Problem

Two hundred million in ten days, now actually nine, sounds like a big deal. But it’s not, apparently. In fact, Government says they will have absolutely no difficulty raising the [...]

P.U.P. Says Arbitration Award is the Cost of Barrow’s Arrogance

The Prime Minister appears to be deeply impressed with the four hundred million dollar arbitration award, but the P.U.P. is not. In a release issued late this evening the Party [...]

Have Tensions in the Sarstoon De-escalated?

While all eyes will now almost certainly be turned on the arbitration award, the situation at the Sarstoon continues in limbo. Coming out of a meeting at the O.A.S. last [...]

PM Wants P.U.P. to Re-Engage in Talks

The People’s United Party announced on the eve of the Washington meeting that they would be withdrawing from the process because government didn’t appear to be serious in its talks [...]

Did G.O.B. Take Attempted Interception of Media in the Sarstoon Seriously?

The last time News Five went to the Sarstoon just prior to the Washington talks last week, we were chased out by a Guatemalan naval vessel with nine armed soldiers. [...]

G.O.B. Will Change the Referendum Act When Sarstoon Protocols Established

To referendum or not to referendum – that is the question or at least one of the questions. Another involves the amending of Belize’s Referendum Act. It’s been reported that [...]

SIB Releases Latest Statistics

Today was report card day from the Statistical Institute of Belize.  S.I.B. held its quarterly press conference this morning to present the most recent figures pertaining to Belize’s economic performance.  [...]