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Final Preparations for Elections 2015: Elections & Boundaries Tie Up Loose Ends

Voters across the country, in all nine municipalities, will take to the polls in their respective cities and towns on Wednesday, to cast ballots for their party or candidates of [...]

Chief Elections Officer Breaks Down Municipalities By the Numbers

Tamai also broke down the number of polling stations, as well as the deployment of public officers who will be working on Election Day.  Counting, she says, will be done [...]

Josephine Tamai Clarifies Assertions by P.U.P.

Last Wednesday, the People’s United Party issued a terse release criticizing the Elections and Boundaries Department for failing to consult with them on a number of issues, including the prompt [...]

The Pulse of the People On the Eve of Municipal Elections

With the polls scheduled to open in less than twelve hours, the countdown begins as to who will take the sixty-seven seats in the nine municipalities. Today, News Five took [...]

Channel 5 and Love FM Team Up for Comprehensive Countrywide Elections Coverage

In less than twelve hours, the polls will open across the country for residents to choose their municipal leaders. In good tradition, Channel Five is teaming up with Love FM [...]

P.M. Barrow on the Campaign Trail in Orange Walk

On Wednesday, Belizeans will go to the polls to elect representatives in sixty-seven seats up for grabs countrywide. In politics there’s no such thing as a sure thing, but political [...]

Petrocaribe to Roll if Orange Walk Goes Red

In the event that message was a little obscure, Prime Minister Barrow then threw out Petrocaribe for good measure. According to the PM, their political war chest, their golden treasure, [...]

Gilroy Usher’s Press Conference Falls Apart in Port Loyola

Election Day 2015 is less than forty-eight hours away and the two major political parties, together with their mayoral and councilor candidates, are fueling their respective machineries.  On Wednesday, both [...]

Meet PG’s Third Party Mayoral Candidate

In the past weeks, News Five has travelled across the country, bringing you interviews from candidates vying for the sixty-seven seats up for grabs in the 2015 municipal elections. Over [...]

Wil Maheia Says He’s the Man for PG’s Mayorship

The People’s United Party has been at the helm of the Punta Gorda Town Council for the past three years, under a U.D.P. Central Government. According to Maheia, that hasn’t [...]

Belmopan Mayoral Candidates Debate

As it relates to political debates, they are far and few, but on Thursday night, Plus TV and the Evangelical Association Belmopan Branch, held a mayoral debate in the capital [...]

On the Campaign Trail in Benque

In the municipal elections countdown, there are only five more days to March fourth. Today, we headed west to Benque Viejo del Carmen where a councilor is aspiring for the [...]

OW Mayoral Candidate in Court

Here at News Five we can’t remember any time when so many politicians have seen the inside of a Courtroom on such a variety of charges…serious and frivolous. In Orange [...]

Examining a GOB Report on Cost-Cutting

A government-commissioned report which has suddenly become public information has been making the rounds of social media since Thursday. We can tell you that it has unleashed a storm of [...]

OW Mayoral Candidate on the Campaign Trail

U.D.P. Mayoral Candidate Yvette Lui Torres says that she is the victim of a political attack, timed to affect her run up to municipal elections in just two weeks. Torres [...]

Campaigners Clash in Cayo

There are thirteen days left before the March fourth municipal elections when voters will elect mayors and councilors for nine municipalities. At this time, emotions are running high between campaigners [...]

Schakron Says She is Undaunted By Mayor Bradley’s Personal Attacks

On Monday, P.U.P. Mayoral Candidate, Yolanda Schakron, who is seeking to unseat U.D.P. Mayor Darrell Bradley in Belize City, held a press conference saying there are flaws in the audit [...]

A New Belize City Under Mayor Yolanda Schakron?

This morning, we also took the opportunity to ask the aspiring mayoral candidate about her plans for the city, if she is elected to office.   Yolanda Schakron, P.U.P. Mayoral [...]

P.U.P. Mayoral Candidate Cleans Up the Old Capital

Mayoral Candidate, Yolanda Schakron today teamed up with Port Loyola standard bearer for the P.U.P., Gilroy Usher Senior, and took to the streets of south side Belize City for a [...]

CitCo’s Financial Records Under the P.U.P. Microscope

This morning, the P.U.P. held a press briefing to draw public scrutiny to what they say is very questionable management of the City Council’s finances over the past three years [...]

Former Mayor Joe Coye Says Mounting CitCo Debt Unsustainable

According to accountant and politician, Joe Coye, although the 2012 audit is inconclusive and the 2013 audit is incomplete, the figures presented in the 2014 audit are cause for alarm. [...]

Mayor Bradley Scoffs at Coye’s Opinion on CitCo Audit

The P.U.P. maintains that from what they’ve seen of the audit, and from what they haven’t seen, there is a clear indication of mismanagement. According to Coye, it’s almost impossible [...]

Is Audit Scrutiny Really Political Propaganda?

According to Bradley, it’s beyond him how anybody could question the record of the Council, when he maintains that they have been nothing but transparent. He got quite hot under [...]

Yolanda Schakron Says Mayor Bradley is Incompetent

The Belize City Council has received financial assistance from Central Government, to the tune of millions of dollars to bail out city hall for B.M.L. workers, for streets and other [...]

Will Taxes Be Lowered Under a P.U.P. City Council?

So with all that said…is all the hullaballoo about CitCo’s finances a genuine concern, or a political red-herring? We figure that depends on who you ask, on which side of [...]