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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 [...]

B.S.I. workers, 81 % shareholders, debate bank buyout

The Belize Workers Union met with Prime Minister Dean Barrow at his Coney Drive office this afternoon to discuss the issue of shares it holds in the debt-burdened Belize Sugar [...]

Bar Association says 8th Amendment restricts rights and freedoms

The country’s constitution has been under much debate and discussion on morning talk shows and nightly newscasts. The proposed ninth amendment is getting its fair share of protest, but earlier [...]

After rejecting 8th, the Bar opposes 9th Amendment to constitution

We also asked Marshalleck about the Bar’s position on the Belize Constitution (Ninth Amendment) Bill, which is the new hot button issue in G.O.B.’s saga of controversial bills. Jose Sanchez [...]

Audrey Matura Shepherd on the kinks of the 9th Amendment

If the bill is passed into law, it would bar all legal challenges to future constitutional amendments. If you’re still unsure of what it all means, Attorney Audrey Matura-Shepherd broke [...]

ABA ROLI shows reform needed for police and civilian prosecutors

The Prosecutorial Reform Index (PRI) is the current in assessment tools developed by experts in criminal law reform at the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI).  And [...]

And legal advisor says training has begun for prosecutors

While the ABA ROLI team were examining and questioning members of the judiciary, change was occurring in the system. After the presentation, the President of the Bar offered comments on [...]

Bert Vasquez charged with forcible abduction and attempted rape

Bert Vasquez has been behind bars since February of this year on charges of aggravated assault of an indecent nature and unlawful imprisonment. Today Vasquez found out he has to [...]

3 men in a Dodge Ram with marijuana

Also in court, a taxi driver and two George Street residents were all charged with Drug Trafficking after they were found inside a Dodge Ram with marijuana hidden under the [...]

After attempted sodomy incident, politician says area needs electricity

On Monday, July twenty-fifth, Reginald Cumberbatch was charged with one count of aggravated assault after he allegedly tried to sodomize a fourteen year old boy. The incident took place on [...]

Justice of Peace President confirms alleged attacker is JP

You’ve just heard one politician’s view about developments in the area where Reginald Cumberbatch is accused of taking advantage of a youth. But who exactly is Reginald Cumberbatch and why [...]

Kiss front man, Gene Simmons, proposes to Shannon Tweed in Belize

The hit American reality show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” was in the Jewel back in May, filming in San Pedro. That episode was the show’s season finale, which aired Tuesday [...]

A SMART Football Camp

If family time for you is not sitting in front of the television watching reality shows, then perhaps one of summer’s litany of camps is what your child needs for [...]

Videography and Photography with the Fantauzzi Brothers

For the second year in a row Youth Voices, in collaboration with the Global Parish Project, is holding its Documentary Story-telling Summer Program. Over fifteen youths will learn photography and [...]

Duets, still slamming the day after the Live Show

Tickets sold out for Tuesday night’s KTV Duets and with a packed audience at the Bliss auditorium, the pressure was on for the contestants to pull off excellent performances. And [...]

GOB discards 8th proposed amendment to constitution

The debate is heating up on the newly proposed ninth amendment to the constitution. But there is the eighth amendment which entails the controversial and dreaded preventative detention. Last Wednesday, [...]

New Chief Justice for Belize

A new Chief Justice has been named to succeed Abdulai Conteh whose tenure was cut short last September and is now on serving on the Bahamian Court of Appeal. The [...]

Senator Hulse says Banco Atlantida has a good deal for B.S.I.

The fate of the sugar industry has been the subject of several high level meetings over the past week. The Honduras based Banco Atlántida has proposed a buyout of majority [...]