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Leader of the Opposition rejects 25% increase in the GST

The increase in GST was the term most referred to in today’s debate of the budget for 2010/2011. The budget was presented to the House on March fifteenth and the [...]

Minister says super bond is to blame for financial woes

As the debate continued, Minister John Saldivar called out the PUP Leader, John Briceño for complaining about the zero rating of luncheon meat, potted meat and a few other canned [...]

Mark Espat says there is no budget, only taxes

Albert Area Representative and Deputy Party leader for the PUP, Mark Espat, did not take the blame for the country’s financial woes lightly.  He felt that all of Saldivar’s posturing [...]

Cordel Hyde wants to know why there is less money to battle crime

When the other PUP Deputy Party Leader Cordel Hyde made his contribution to the budget debate, he was impassioned and unimpressed with what he said was in store for Belizeans. [...]

Food for thought on Channel 5’s “Questions and Reflections”

Turning to our question for today: Do you believe that the GST increase is affordable for consumers? Responses to this question will be aired this Friday. Send your comments to [...]

Four persons shot during robbery at Accents Store

It was a chaotic scene at North Front Street this morning when two robbers jacked Accents Store which also serves as a collection agent for Belize Electricity Limited.  When the [...]

Shooting victim and principal share tales of daylight robbery

The mid-morning robbery, like the recent daring attacks on the business community, is a signal of just how serious crime has become in the old capital in these crippling economic [...]

Blood drawn during primary school fight

While students at Holy Redeemer School were sent home traumatized following the shooting on North Front Street, two students at another Primary school got violent. And if you thought that [...]

Lucky Strike Information Technology center wiped out by thieves

The Lucky Strike Information Technology Center is a project funded by the European Union, the government and the University of Belize to provide internet services at the government school. It [...]

Sports Belize burlgarized

As we reported earlier, our News Five team was out investigating a burglary on North Front Street when they captured the mid-morning shootout at Accents. The story that we had [...]

Government reacquires land valued over a million dollars

Over a thousand acres of land in Cotton Tree will be sold off. The land has been squatted on since 2003 and in the past few months over six hundred [...]

Honduran national slapped with three criminal charges

In January of this year, thirty two year old Eric Alexander Loriano, a Honduran national was slapped with three criminal charges after breaking into the home of his ex-common-law-wife’s home [...]

Deportee gets his third charge since shipped home

Also appearing in Court today was forty-one year old Orion Neil Vernon, a deportee from the United States who was charged with three counts of possession of false documents.  Today’s [...]

British High Commissioner gives B.D.F. a new ride

A new ride was added to the fleet of the Belize Defence Force today courtesy of the British government. It’s a gesture that comes from its cordial relationship with the [...]

Women’s month culminates with handicraft expo.

Activities celebrating Women’s Month 2010 wind down this weekend with an all day expo that promises to showcase the talents and handicraft of women from the Belize District. The month [...]

Safe and Sound Music for the Future saving lives

Safe and Sound Music for the Future; it was a competition that invited Belizean artists to produce a song that would spread the message of HIV awareness. Over the past [...]

HIV brings new cases of Tuberculosis

If you thought Tuberculosis has been wiped away, well not so. The experts say that the disease was brought under control but that with the spread of HIV/AIDS, the number [...]