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UNCAC Signed; Acting P.M. Pays Tribute

United Nations Convention against Corruption was signed today inside the cabinet room in Belmopan to coincide with Anti-Corruption International Day. The acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber penned the document which [...]

Belize Not Looking Good for Superbond Deal But It’s Not Over

Prime Minister Dean Barrow returns home this weekend following meetings with bondholders in New York to negotiate a third restructuring of the Superbond.  Reports of Belize’s gloomy economic outlook have [...]

Belize’s Rebecca Rath On the Road to Miss Universe

The road to the Miss Universe Pageant to be held in the Philippines started in September for Rebecca Rath. Known as Bex, the twenty-three-year-old beauty from Dangriga, has been preparing [...]

Still Time for Sarstoon Protocol Before 2016 Ends?

The last we spoke with Minister Elrington, he made it clear that communication with his counterpart in Guatemala, Carlos Raul Morales, was non-existent and that things relating to the territorial [...]

Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework Officially Launched in Belize

Today, the Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework was officially launched following the signing of the agreement between the Government of Belize and the United Nations. The five-year program links the national [...]

Taiwanese Ambassador Charles Liu Visits News Five, Talks About Projects

In early November, Ambassador Benjamin Ho of Taiwan completed his mission in Belize. Within days, his successor arrived in country in the name of Charles Liu.  Liu is a senior [...]

Chile Donates to Help Farmers Afflicted by Hurricane Earl

There was some boost to the bilateral relations between Belize and Chile. On Monday in Belmopan, Minister of National Emergency Management Edmond Castro received a donation of one hundred thousand [...]

Caribbean Human Development Report Launched

The BOOST Program through which needy families receive a conditional cash transfer from government has been cited as a success in the region. This is according to the Caribbean Human [...]

Belize-flagged ship hauled in for fishing violations in Somalia

A shipping vessel tonight remains in the custody of the government of the African country of Somalia for illegal fishing activities. But what does the detention have to do with [...]

Tributes to Fidel Castro Continue; in Belize, a Call for Ending U.S. Embargo on Cuba

The memorial to late President of the Cuban Republic, Fidel Castro, with the attendance of world leaders took place on Tuesday night in Havana. Today, Castro’s remains arrived in the [...]

Fidel Castro: Remembering the Man and the Leader

A memorial attended by world leaders to reflect on the life and death of celebrated Cuban leader Fidel Castro is taking place at this time in Havana, Cuba. Deputy Prime [...]

Elian Gonzalez and Others Pay Tribute in Havana

Ahead of this evening’s memorial ceremony, millions of Cubans have been paying their respects to Fidel Castro where his body lies in state in Havana. World leaders have also been [...]

Police trained in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

As you may have heard before, IMPACT Justice is a Canadian Government-funded project that is being implemented from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in [...]

Police Commissioner to Plan Introduction of Mediation Process

Regional Project Director, Professor Velma Newton proposes a process similar to mediation by the courts. In this case, however, it is the Commissioner of Police who is to formalize the [...]

IMPACT Justice Program Reaches Out to Schools

IMPACT Justice is also targeting other social groups, specifically the education sector where counselors and teachers are trained to resolve conflict between students. Three weeks ago, the IMPACT Justice Project [...]

The Legendary Fidel Castro Dead at 90; Cuban Ambassador Speaks of Legacy

Comandante Fidel Castro, leader of the Cuban Revolution in the 1950’s, who became the longest-serving leader with unbroken service in the Americas, died late Friday at the age of ninety. [...]

P.M. Leads Fidel Condolences; D.P.M. and Foreign Minister Attend Havana Tribute

Prime Minister of Belize Dean Barrow has penned official condolences to the President of Cuba, Raul Castro Ruz, on the passing of his brother, Comandante Fidel Castro. World leaders will [...]

Marleni Brings Back Top Prize in STEM Mediathon Challenge

“So You Want to Be “STEM-tastic!” It’s my idea for introducing primary schoolers to Caribbean heroes in the STEM subjects. It won top prize in the first-ever Compete Caribbean mediathon [...]

The Art and Science of Successful Investment

It takes two to three years for a viable project to evolve, from start to fruition…but any mega project, if financial backative is unavailable locally, needs foreign direct investments. This [...]

Belize Works Out Kinks in CARICOM Trade; Jamaican Patties to be Imported

Jamaican patties are known for their trademark yellow, flaky crust and can be found at Big Bite Restaurant and some gas stations. But for quite some time, the Jamaican producers [...]

Transport Minister Wishes for More Harvest Cayes to Bring More Development

It seems only Minister of Transport Edmond Castro didn’t get the memo or heard on the news that there was a shut out of local media from the grand Harvest [...]

B.D.F. Commander Addresses Sarstoon Situation; No Protocol in Place

Every time Belizeans travel up the Sarstoon River, they are told by the Guatemalan Armed Forces to “Respecte el Protocolo.” But is there a protocol that Belizeans must follow to [...]

Military Relationship Warm Compared to Political Deep Freeze

Recently, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington indicated that he has been unable to engage Guatemalan Foreign Affairs Minister, Carlos Raul Morales in any discussion. The breakdown in communication has [...]

Caribbean Judicial Officers Unite to Walk for Haiti

Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti over a month ago and the island is trying to rebuild. While hundreds of lives were lost, thousands were left homeless after the hurricane. The Caribbean [...]

Exercise Tropical Dagger Concludes Tri-National Defense Gathering

Exercise Tropical Dagger Sixteen came to a successful end today at Camp Belizario in the Cayo District. The four-week exercise is a Canadian initiative to beef up security in the [...]