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Family argument, Family murder in Cotton Tree Village

Tragedy has struck as a trivial dispute, one that occurs in most families, did not go well for a family in Cotton Tree.  Anger turned to rage, and then to [...]

Minister Wilfred ‘Sedi’ Elrington defends 9th Amendment of Constitution

The ninth amendment bill, on its surface, aims to enshrine the government’s majority control of shares in utilities.  But several attorneys, including those from the Human Rights Commission of Belize, [...]

Will 9th deny rights of property owners to access the Courts?

The bar issued a statement on Wednesday in which it says “the bar does not support the proposed amendment to the extent that it seeks to deny rights of property [...]

Senator Henry Gordon gives his concerns to the 9th

In addition to Minister Elrington and the Bar Association, Senator Henry Gordon, who represents the Council of Churches, also spoke about the Proposed Ninth on Open Your Eyes. Gordon said [...]

Report details illegal logging and more in the Chiquibul

The Guatemalan incursions in the Chiquibul Forest have been problematic for years. But in recent weeks, it made the news because illegal logging by the Guatemalans is rampant and they [...]

Recommendations tabled to improve management of Chiquibul

According to Manzanero, they have compiled recommendations that can raise finances and improve the management of the forest reserve. Raphael Manzanero “In terms of the analysis that was done, it [...]

Conflict of Interest when police prosecute police

And while the report card on the joint patrols in the Chiquibul show that a lot needs to be done to solve environmental issues and prevent poachers, the report card [...]

Police and civilian prosecutors receive training

Conflict of interest is only one of several ethical issues that are waiting to be tackled, which is why ABA ROLI dedicated Wednesday afternoon to the police prosecutors. According to [...]

COLA and Belizeans for Justice prepare for national protest

Over the past week there has been a lot of discussion over the proposed ninth amendment. Meanwhile we’ve been hearing from the attorneys and politicians, but the grassroots organizations have [...]

Murder trial of cousins underway

The murder trial of cousins Derrick and Kenrick Parham commenced this morning in the chamber of Justice Adolph Lucas.  Both men are accused of stabbing Orlando Montero, also known as [...]

Charges dropped against wife and babysitter in Menjivar shooting case

The preliminary inquiry in the case against La Cabana Bar owner, Mike Menjivar, started today in Belmopan before Magistrate Adolph Lucas Junior. Attorney, Arthur Saldivar, made a no-case submission, arguing [...]

Tagging turtles at Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary

News Five does not only track the tumultuous courtroom sessions, but also creatures of the sea.  While the Chairperson of the Gales Point Wildlife Sanctuary has not found Nemo, he [...]

PROTO’s Back to School Drive and fundraiser for Tarrell Sutherland

Summer Camps aren’t the only staples that we report on regularly in July and August. It’s also a time when parents are trying hard to cut down on expenses while [...]

Why pay when you can go to a book exchange?

Are you still trying to locate your college or sixth form books? If so, then you can head out to the BTALCO parking lot this Saturday and exchange some of [...]

International Poet Willie Perdomo to attend Youth Voices workshop

On Wednesday night we told you about the spoken word summer camp that is using video and photos to tell stories. On Friday that camp will culminate with an exhibition [...]

Healthy Living puckers up to the kissing bug

Have you heard of the kissing bug? If not, then listen up because Healthy Living has uncovered cases of the parasitic disease carried by the bug in the Jewel. Marleni [...]