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Dance X Celebrates Seven Years with Show Series at the Bliss

Dance X Belize 2015 started on Monday of this week with master classes being held with local dance groups throughout the country. following a Forum and Barefoot Belize production on [...]

Guatemalan President Elect Embarks on Regional Tour

Jimmy Morales has embarked on a traditional tour of Central America and Mexico undertaken by incoming presidents of the region. In the case of Morales, who takes office in January [...]

Refugee Eligibility Committee Reactivated After Eighteen Years

After being dormant for eighteen years, Belize has activated the Refugee Eligibility Committee. The committee of nine persons serves as a refugee assessment group and according to the United Nations [...]

Free Zone Businessman Killed in Double Murder in Chetumal

There is another homicide to report, but local police could not offer any details. A sensational double murder took place over the weekend in the neighbouring Chetumal. A businessman from [...]

Taiwanese Delegation to Arrive in Belize to Meet with Ombudsman

A high level delegation from Taiwan is expected in Belize later this week. Headed by Doctor Po Ya Chang, the delegation arrives this Thursday to sign an agreement with their [...]

O.A.S. Praises Belize for Peaceful Elections

An O.A.S. Electoral Observer Mission is wrapping up a visit to Belize. And this afternoon at the Biltmore Plaza, it issued a preliminary report in respect of Wednesday’s elections. According [...]

English Magazine Says U.D.P. Will Win Third Term

The Intelligence Unit of the Economist, an English magazine published in London, produces a number of reports each year focusing on current issues affecting specific countries, regions and industries.  The [...]

O.A.S. Observers Arrive in Belize Ahead of General Elections

Members of the Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of the American States began arriving today in Belize ahead of the November fourth elections.  There are thirteen members to the [...]

P.M. Barrow Tongue-lashes Guatemala’s President Elect

The president-elect of Guatemala, Carlos Jimmy Morales, assumes office in January 2016.  And since his landslide victory on Sunday, he has been making statements on a number of issues. Belizeans [...]

Guatemalan President Elect Says He Won’t Give Up an Inch of Belize

Carlos Morales, a comedian, won by a huge landslide in Sunday’s elections in Guatemala, beating Sandra Torres by a margin of two to one. He received sixty-seven point four percent [...]

Conference in Belize for Regional Public Service Association

A two-day regional meeting of the Caribbean Executive Council for the Public Service Association is being held today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. The heads of some seventeen [...]

…PSU President Says Exposure to Regional Issues Highlights Similarities

The local affiliate of CPSA is the Public Service Union of Belize. Its newly installed President, Eldrid Neal, told News Five that the meeting exposes union executives to issues and [...]

Belize Wins Big at 2015 World Travel Awards

Belize has picked up a pair of prestigious honors as an ideal tourist destination at the 2015 World Awards.  The Jewel won both Mexico and Central America’s Leading Beach Destination [...]

Bar Association applies to C.C.J. to release its decisions on the nationalizations of B.E.L. and B.T.L.

In an unprecedented move last week, the Bar Association has applied to the Caribbean Court of Justice to release its decisions on the nationalizations of B.E.L. and B.T.L.  Both matters [...]

Gang Member from El Salvador Nabbed in Belize

An ex-eighteen street gang member from El Salvador was nabbed in Belize two Sundays ago by Orange Walk Police. Twenty-three year old Carlos Enrique Alvarado Lopez is wanted by Interpol [...]

PUP Says It Will Hold Massive Consultation on ICJ

The referendum for Belizeans to decide on whether the issue of the unfounded Guatemalan claim should go before the International Court of Justice, in The Hague, for resolution continues at [...]

Former Foreign Minister Lisa Shoman Says Her Successor Has Messed Up

Is the political quagmire that Belize presently finds itself in with Guatemala made worse by the foreign minister’s apparent lack of personality?  It’s a question that was posed to his [...]

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington Addresses UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington was among the speakers this morning to address the United Nations Seventieth General Assembly.  Nineteen minutes long, his statement covered hot topic issues such as climate [...]

…Speech Incites Instant Objections from Opposition and COLA

The Belize delegation also included two other ministers—Godwin Hulse and Joy Grant—as well as UN Ambassadors, Lois Young and Janiene Sylvester and Elrington’s wife, among others. While they applauded the [...]

Hospital Symposium Kicks Off in Belize City

The Belize Hospital Symposium 2015 commenced today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. The event is the first of its kind in the jewel and was organized by Sagicor [...]

Does Belize Have Adequate Health Facilities?

But does Belize have the adequate facilities in place to deal with health conditions that are on the rise? According to Vice President of Group Insurance for Sagicor Life Inc, [...]

Chairman Giuseppe says IRS Summons Has Nothing to Do with Belize Bank

The United States Treasury is tightening the noose on US citizens who hold accounts overseas and have not paid up taxes in the US. Essentially, a US Federal Judge today [...]

Guatemalan Presidential Frontrunner Has Eyes on Belize

The Guatemalan claim to fifty percent of Belizean territory has surfaced as an issue in the Guatemalan elections. On Thursday, an interview with Guatemalan presidential candidate, Jimmy Morales, spread like [...]

A Look Back at Belize Vs Canada

The Belize Jaguars took on the national Canadian football team on Tuesday night in Belmopan. Football aficionados came out in numbers for the match which would decide whether Belize would [...]

Jimmy Morales Stages Upset in Guatemalan Elections

There has been a major upset in the Guatemalan elections.  Jimmy Morales, a businessman and comedian, is the front- runner in Sunday’s elections. Latest poll results show that while Morales [...]