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General Elections called for March 7th

After weeks of speculation, all the tell tale signs were there that the prime minister would call early general elections. There is the decrease in electricity rates, proposed decreases in [...]

PM explains why the double election

Prime Minister Dean Barrow explained why he is pulling the trigger prematurely, more than a year before the five-year term of his government expires. He also indicated he was willing [...]

P.U.P. reacts to PM’s Election Pronouncement

As soon as the formal announcement was made that voters will go to the polls one year early for general elections, the opposition sprung into action. The leader of the [...]

P.U.P. Caribbean Shores gets Dr. David Hoy

The People’s United Party also announced today that Doctor David Hoy will be running in the Caribbean Shores Division. Hoy, an ophthalmologist by profession, replaces Anthony Mahler who stepped down [...]

Is PM calling elections because economy’s worse?

Tonight’s question is: Is the Prime Minister calling early general elections because the economy will get worse? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post [...]

Reports that Guatemalan killed in crossfire inside Chiquibul National Park

Tonight there are reports that several Guatemalans have been injured and there is a fatality following crossfire inside the Chiquibul National Park. While the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign [...]

U.D.P. Bad Boys: Witz & Guerrero

At this afternoon’s press conference, the P.M. said he would only take questions about the elections and he spoke about the San Pedro incident in which aspiring U.D.P. Town Council [...]

PM says Treaty Oil lied about oil find

On Monday, reports from legitimate international news sources went viral with information that Treaty Energy had struck black gold or Texas tea in Beverly Hillbilly proportions. But like the defunct [...]

Coalition won’t get Referendum with election

And though Treaty’s stock is sure to reflect the dismissal from the Belize government, another company was also trounced during this afternoon’s conference. The Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage, [...]

U.D.P. PG Town Council dumps Muschamp

Even before the date of the general elections was made official, there has been an election frenzy at the municipal level. In the south, U.D.P., incumbent Councilor, Orlando Muschamp was [...]

Incumbent Councilor Muschamp explains

But incumbent Punta Gorda Councilor, Orlando Muschamp, called News Five and shared his side of the story. Muschamp says that the dispute is one that stems from Lino’s unwillingness to [...]

BAHA monitors Guatemala swine fever

In other news, there’s an outbreak of swine fever in pigs in Guatemala and the disease is inching closer to Belize. It is common among pigs and wild boar and [...]

Fake gun license cop and ex-cop arrested

Thirty-one year old Alwyn Gonzalez, a Belize City auto dealer, made headlines in May 2010 when he was charged along with his girlfriend for possession of drugs and ammunition.  A [...]

Foundation built for fallen cyclist

Ariel Rosado died in a terrible traffic accident nine months ago in Belize City. The family of the well known and promising cyclist today announced the establishment of an education [...]

Many road deaths; International Program assess roads

A UK based firm has conducted a survey of road conditions in the jewel. It found what is probably already known; that the road conditions are not optimal and lack [...]

Education Ministry investigates forced haircut

On Thursday of last week we reported that a thirteen year old student’s hair was shaved off at the Victorious Nazarene School in San Jose Succotz. The mother, Maria Barrera [...]

KTV Latino is back Bigger and Muy Caliente

The countdown is on and there’s only seven more days before the first live show of KTV Latino Season three. Last week, you saw twenty-three hopefuls and tonight twenty-four more [...]

Church’s Holy, but Legal War with UNIBAM

It’s a situation that many would have preferred to stay inside a closet. But since Caleb Orozco and the United Belize Advocacy Movement opened the doors to challenging old law, [...]

P.U.P. Caribbean Shores rejects resignation

There are many twists and turns on the road to the next general elections. Pundits expect the date to be called very soon, but one particular constituency has seen its [...]

Village says Oil Company illegally on land

There is trouble brewing in the South. U.S. Capital Energy is providing jobs in the small community of Conejo. Employment prospects are hard to come by but many villagers are [...]

Treaty Energy finds black gold in Belize

While geophysical exploration continues Deep South, elsewhere in the country there are reports of oil being discovered in commercial quantity.  According to Andrew Reid, co-chief executive chairman of Treaty Energy, [...]

Report Card on Belize Millennium Goals

The Millennium Development Goals are a set of objectives that world leaders committed to achieving over a fifteen year period to improve the lives of the poor. And while the [...]

Zabaneh name strike off voting list

A date for the upcoming General Elections remains to be confirmed and across the country preparations are underway to ensure that the registration of first-time voters goes smoothly. But in [...]

Cop and ex-cop in gun license scam

A major case of forgery landed three men in court today and it appears that Belmopan police may have busted a fraudulent gun licensing operation. The accused men include thirty-one [...]

Free! Though he caused wife’s death

A man accused of stabbing his common-law-wife to death is free tonight after a no-case submission was upheld in the Corozal Supreme Court. Thirty-eight year old James Jackson has been [...]