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John Briceño’s leadership of PUP challenged

In the opposition party, there have been constant challenges to John Briceño’s leadership since he won hands down the leadership of the People’s United Party after its crushing defeat at [...]

Water outage lasts all day Belize City

If you live in the city or its environs, you would have experienced today an interruption in water supply caused by a breakage on one of two main lines.  Public [...]

Minister’s son tries to kill himself in police custody

In other news, twenty-three year old Andrew Hutchinson, the son of Minister Michael Hutchinson, has had previous problems with the law. Today he was back in court where he pleaded [...]

Four persons expected to be charged for murder of high school student

Three men and a woman are expected to be arraigned on Thursday for the senseless murder of fourteen year old Hellen Yu, who was fatally shot during a robbery at [...]

Morgan Freeman joins OCEANA’s ban against offshore drilling

Over the past few weeks, we’ve told you about OCEANA’s tour and research along the coastline of Louisiana and other parts of the United States that have been deeply affected [...]

Placencia tour guides say no to cruise tourism

Proposed cruise ship tourism is running into trouble in the south. The Placencia Tour Operators Association has come out against strongly against this type of tourism on the peninsula.  According [...]

E-poll results show strong opposition to cruise tourism in Placencia

Still on the issue of cruise tourism, the chairman of the Placencia Village Council sat on the couch of Open Your Eyes this morning. According to Charles Leslie Jr., residents [...]

Export business multimillion expansion looks to CARICOM and Middle East

A major investment was launched today in Spanish Lookout; one of the most economically stable communities. Bel-Car has traditionally exported red kidney beans to CARICOM countries and other grains to [...]

Who should pay for schools’ garbage collection?

On Tuesday we reported on the financial woes that most of Belize City’s public schools will face when the Belize Waste Control discontinues free collection of garbage. The company’s General [...]

No charges yet for fires that were allegedly caused by arson

One suspect was expected to be charged today for a suspected arson on Petticoat Alley, but today News Five found out that no charges were brought and the person detained [...]

Two boys molested by adult males

There were no shootings or murders in today’s police blotter, but a crime just as heinous was reported. Two young boys—one in Belize City and one in Belmopan—reported to police [...]

Poverty is primary cause of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Most victims in the commercial sexual exploitation of children are girls over the age of twelve years but young boys are also at risk. A study on the issue also [...]

Dara Robinson give food from his concert barrel

He is known for his earth strong concerts in the names of past musical legends.  And more recently he’s also known for his food drives to help the less fortunate.  [...]

Shooting victim, Stephen Buckley needs your help

Many will recall that Steven Buckley was shot during a police operation dubbed “Restore Confidence” on the night of April twenty seventh off Faber’s road in Belize City.  Buckley, who [...]

Smart helps kids with back to school gifts

Countrywide, kids are saying goodbye to the blissful memories of summer and sun and they are now returning to classrooms.  At the start of the new school year many parents [...]