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Women’s expression through art

The Women in Art Exhibition opened at six this evening at the Mexican Institute in Belize City. The yearly showcase puts women’s art on display through eighty pieces of paintings, [...]

What to know before going to the water

Easter is quickly approaching and following the tragic drowning of a teen at a pool party last week it is a good time to discuss water safety. Tonight in Healthy [...]

The Blue Tide Reaches City Hall – Wagner and Team Now in Charge

There was a changing of the guard today at City Hall, from the red to the blue.  A new mayor and councillors for the country’s largest municipality took the oath [...]

U.B. Students Take Anti-Crime Protest to National Assembly

In Belmopan, where the upper house met today, a group of students left their classrooms at the University of Belize and headed over to the national assembly building. For about [...]

Emergency Evacuation after Ceiling Problems at K.H.M.H.

This evening, there was mass movement at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. News Five understands that there were issues with the ceiling of the national referral hospital, [...]

P.U.P. Leader: Insatiable G.O.B. Can’t Get Enough of Taxes

During the budget presentation for the upcoming fiscal year, Prime Minister Barrow announced that a tax of twelve and a half percent will be added to the existing cost of [...]

Consumers to Pay Extra Costs

While he stayed away from speaking on behalf of Speednet Communications, the parent company of Smart, Briceño says that the additional cost will be borne by consumers of data, potentially [...]

Taxes Should Be Going Down, Says Mark Lizarraga

The debate for the 2018 Budget is set for next week Thursday and Friday. One of the key points will be how the government is managing the tax base for [...]

Gov’t Still Too Spendthrift

According to Lizarraga, G.O.B. in 2017 had promised austerity measures to cut back on operational expenses. In the 2018 Budget, they’ve only been able to do so by two percent, [...]

Will Belize Bank Finally Be Paid for U.H.S.?

The Caribbean Court of Justice this morning heard dueling applications from the Belize Bank Limited and the Attorney General in Port of Spain concerning the still-outstanding U.H.S. matter. The C.C.J. [...]

In Washington, Court Says Assets Can Be Collected

The Belize Bank is tightening the screws. On Monday a U.S. district court judge ordered that the Bank can seize property owned by the government of Belize “in the jurisdictions [...]

The True Value of B.T.L.

When the new budget was presented to the House of Representatives last Friday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow made claims with respect to the value and cost of B.T.L.  Tonight, we [...]

Is New Investment in Phone Company a Good Idea?

A loan to B.T.L. was also tabled before the Senate today.  The loan from Taiwan is for of thirty-five million Belize dollars, for a commitment period of twelve years at [...]

Where is Teeth in Stores Orders Regulations?

The 1968 Stores Orders Regulations were last amended in 1992. They establish ceilings under which accounting officers may purchase stores both locally and internationally without first having written approval from [...]

U.D.P. in Charge in San Pedro; P.U.P. Says Not for Long

A new U.D.P. town council was sworn-in on Tuesday in San Pedro, amid a pending legal challenge being mounted by the People’s United Party.  Mayor Daniel Guerrero won by a [...]

Bernard Wagner: P.U.P. CitCo Will Perform

Bernard Wagner enters office with an uncertain grasp of how well off the Council is. The Municipal Bond is tied to the City’s subvention from Central Government and other sources [...]

Gov’t Receives New Financing from E.U.

Belize and the European Union have reached agreement on nearly twenty-nine million dollars in financing for projects in the health and public finance management sectors. The agreements were signed in [...]

Calling All Actors for New TV Series

If you have a passion for acting or just want to see if you have what it takes, then you might want to head out and audition for a part [...]

Cellular Plus Wins Rotary Raffle

Fifty-thousand dollars – that’s how much Cellular Plus Belize won in a raffle. The Rotary Club of Belize Sunrise played a willy-wonka golden ticket style raffle to raise funds for [...]

Teenager’s Sudden Drowning at Pickwick Leaves Lots of Questions

A high school student is dead following a pool party at the Pickwick Club. Oluwukemi Miracle Ojo, better known as Miracle, started her Saturday at a classmate’s birthday party at [...]

Bernard Wagner Brings in Old Hand at City Hall

Mayor-elect Bernard Wagner and his team of ten councilors will be sworn in on Wednesday afternoon, exactly a week after their landmark victory in municipal elections on March seventh. The [...]

Partisan Politics Not Welcome under New Regime

The Council has seen two fairly high-profile departures in the days immediately following the municipal elections. Joe Bradley, former Mayor Darrell Bradley’s father, resigned from his post as a compliance [...]

Street Contracts Put On Hold

Former Mayor Darrell Bradley left behind several incomplete projects and plans, most notably the Commercial Center and City Hall upgrade. In the area of streets, a considered hallmark of the [...]

It’s Time to Clean Up the City’s Garbage

The honeymoon will be short for Wagner and company as the first hundred days of his administration begin. In addition to looking into Council finances and figuring out the fate [...]

P.M. Talks Tax Issues

Prime Minister Dean Barrow also addressed lingering issues regarding practices on taxes which have been identified as harmful by the European Union’s Code of Conduct group. By the end of [...]