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News Five’s First Look at the Special Audit Report on Nationality

The Special Audit Report on Nationality at the Immigration and Nationality Department, 2011-2013, to be laid at the House of Representatives this coming Friday. The audit was concluded three years [...]

Immigration Officials Got Sloppy with Passport Documents

In the following report, News Five Duane Moody zeros in on specific cases of persons provided with passports without the requirements. It is a sorry state of affairs that stinks [...]

Minister of State for Culture Comments on Immigration Audit Reports

We have been reporting on the Auditor General’s trio of reports on the Immigration and Nationality Service between April of 2011 and September of 2013. They contain hard-to-swallow truths about [...]

Put Hurricane Relief Funds into Productive Sector, B.P.P. Tells Government

The Government has collected millions of dollars in hurricane relief funds since the passage of Hurricane Earl. Much of it will go to rebuilding efforts for the hardest-hit communities. But [...]

V.I.P. Maintains Support for Section 53 Despite Court Decision

The political party Vision Inspired by the People says it stands in full support of Section Fifty-three of Belize’s Criminal Code and still wants the Government of Belize to appeal [...]

B.P.P. Says “Take It to the People!”

Take it to the people! That is the advice of the Belize Progressive Party on issues ranging from the recent decision on Section Fifty-three of the Criminal Code, to legalization [...]

Would a Popular Referendum Hurt Court’s Responsibility to Protect the Law?

Rogers noted that the United States uses referenda at the city, county and state levels to glean the people’s thoughts on important social and governance issues.  But given that the [...]

Progressive Party Wants “Higher Standard” Applied in Patrick Faber Case

Police continue their investigations into how Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber’s Toyota Prado ended up in the Caribbean Sea near Marine Parade on Sunday night.  The Minister says it was [...]

B.P.P. Has Thumbs Down for Godwin Hulse as Police Minister

In calling once again for the Government to sign the United Nations Anti-Corruption Convention, B.P.P. Political Leader Patrick Rogers declared that they are not comfortable with former comrade in the [...]

Will B.P.P. Member Be Expelled in Social Media Fight?

The Belize Progressive Party is approaching its first anniversary of formation; but as with any political party there is internal turmoil. In this case, at least one member may face [...]

Opposition Wants Re-Registration Before Re-Districting

Attorney Michel Chebat, who was sworn in as a temporary senator on Monday, sat in for Senator Eamon Courtenay.  He shared the opposition’s perspective on Singh’s appointment.   Michel Chebat, [...]

Deputy P.M. sober in analysing Saldivar’s fall from grace

John Saldivar’s fall from grace as Minister of National Security, a consolidated portfolio which at the time included the Belize Police Department, the National Coast Guard and the Belize Defense [...]

Attorney General Vanessa Retreage Named Senator and Minister

Attorney General Vanessa Retreage was today sworn in officially in Belmopan as a Senator and Minister of Government.  The newest member of the upper house was sworn in before Senate [...]

Will A Referendum Be Held on Supreme Court’s Section 53 Decision?

A decision on the constitutional challenge brought before the Supreme Court by Belizean gay rights activist Caleb Orozco, on the legality of Section Fifty-three of the Criminal Code, was delivered [...]

Will Corruption Tarnish PM Barrow’s Legacy?

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has done the improbable – securing a third term for the United Democratic Party. But now he has to make it through that third term with [...]

Did Gaspar Vega Know William Mason?

There’s one more minister who today admitted that he had trekked up Intelco Hill to visit with William Mason. In Orange Walk Town today, we drilled the former Deputy Prime [...]

Vega Says He Did Not Receive Money from Mason

The former DPM could not say when exactly he met Mason, but was emphatic that he did not receive any monies from the accused murderer for campaign financing or other [...]

Vega Cagey When Asked about Saldivar’s Relationship with Mason

But is it fair game to remove John Saldivar from cabinet because of his connections and business dealings with Mason? Saldivar’s integrity is being called into question and by extension [...]

Godwin Hulse Weighs in on Campaign Financing

Frank ‘Papa’ Mena received ten thousand dollars from Mason toward his by-election campaign. At least he says it was only ten thousand. According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, no other [...]

Campaign Financing, Is it Time to Enact Much Needed Legislation?

William Mason wined, dined and made monetary contributions to U.D.P. ministers. The name of the Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, is popping up everywhere in the saga involving Mason; [...]

P.U.P. Calls for an Investigation of Former GSU Commander

Following an allegation of sexual assault against a minor, Superintendent Mark Flowers has been replaced by Inspector Glenn Caliz as head of the GSU. It all happened while Flowers is [...]

Cordel Hyde Criticizes Decision to Deploy GSU into City Streets

It was made known on Monday by the Minister of National Security that the Gang Suppression Unit has been given a new set of directives to tackle criminal elements in [...]

Additional Police Presence Doesn’t Address Root of Crime Situation

In the aftermath of the beheading of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas, Minister Saldivar announced that more police officers are being deployed into the streets of Belize City, in light of the [...]

P.U.P. Demands Removal of John Saldivar and GSU Commander from Respective Posts

The People’s United Party came out swinging today, strongly criticizing the Barrow administration, as well as the Belize Police Department in a press conference at Independence Hall.  The P.U.P. has [...]

John Briceño Says Police and Immigration Departments Goofed Up

The issue of Mason’s licenses to lawfully have in his possession an arsenal of weapons was also brought up today.  Opposition Leader John Briceno questioned the acquisition of those gun [...]