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Spartan budget to be delivered in the Capital. Will there be cuts?

This Friday, the House of Representatives will convene for the first time since the March general elections. There will be a stronger Opposition across the aisle so the budget debate [...]

Restructured for comfort, Hoteliers and GST

While cuts are anticipated in government expenditure, in the tourism industry the GST is expected to be introduced to replace the hotel tax. But stakeholders are not complaining. Since its [...]

K.H.M.H. says audit exonerates it from allegations

The special audit of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (K.H.M.H.) has been completed. A former employee became a whistleblower alleging improper procurement practices of supplies and drugs and irregular uses [...]

Stevedores slow work pace for union negotiation

A go-slow by stevedores of the Christian Workers Union (C.W.U.) on Tuesday was stepped up to a work stoppage on Wednesday. The stevedores complained that the negotiation process for a [...]

Port of Belize Receiver surprised by protest

The Port of Belize Limited, however, says that a framework agreement was signed between the CWU and PBL on March twenty-third in respect of the negotiations of a collective bargaining [...]

Belize Tourism Industry Association meets on industry issues

The Belize Tourism Board reports tonight a seven point four percent increase in tourism visitors between January and May. March recorded the highest increase with a historic thirty-two thousand visitors [...]

Green Tropics must rehabilitate protected biological corridor

Green Tropics, a Spanish company, became known in earlier this month when its operations were put on hold for dredging at the Labouring Creek Jaguar Corridor Wildlife Sanctuary. The company [...]

Simplis Telethon to raise $1 Million for Children with Special Needs

A mega telethon is planned for this weekend by Kim Simpliss Barrow and Care Belize.  This coming Saturday, the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts will be the venue for [...]

Trial about murdered witness to another murder falls apart

Now turning to the courts, another murder trial fell apart in court today, when the prosecutor faced two hurdles she could not cross. The case relates to the murder of [...]

GSU puts away another man with an illegal loaded gun

The GSU conducted a number of operations today. At mile four on the Western Highway this morning, Francis Benitez, a Salvadoran national was arrested and charged for firearm related offences. [...]

Benque Town Council and S.S.B. agree on debt payment

The Social Security Board issued a press release today responding to a news story we aired on Wednesday night. News Five had received a copy of a letter, issued to [...]

The indomitable Michael Finnegan helps kids with graduation bill

Graduation exercises were held last week at the Salvation Army Primary School. It was a happy occasion for some, but for others, well they didn’t get their certificates because of [...]

Police week celebrated with cool visits to Belize City Hot Spots

A number of city cops were in the hot spots in the old capital; they didn’t make any arrests, instead they were meeting the residents of these areas. As a [...]

At risk youths get conflict resolution training courtesy of U.S. Embassy

While police cooled temperatures in the hot spots, a conflict resolution training was taking place at the IT-VET with the US State Department and Restore Belize. A team of instructors [...]

Healthy Living cleanses the facts about Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

The Ministry of Health says that about a hundred cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease have been confirmed among young children in Belize. The disease is contagious and viral [...]