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Is P.U.P. Western Caucus a House Divided?

Prior to Mahmud’s resignation, there were reports of contention within the P.U.P. Western Caucus.  The rift was said to be between Deputy Party Leader, Julius Espat, and former chairman Mahmud [...]

Boots on Mahmud

The issue of Joseph Mahmud’s resignation as Cayo North area was also discussed at today’s Cabinet meeting.  News Five also raised the issue with Minister Anthony “Boots” Martinez on what [...]

“Robbery” Charged with Drug Possession

Well-known criminal figure, Kareem Lopez, aka “Robbery” was back before the court today to answer to a single charge of Possession of a Controlled Drug, being ten grams of marijuana. [...]

Attorney General Comments on Office of D.P.P.

Last week, News Five broke the story of a memo from Assistant Commissioner of Police Russell Blackett to all formation commanders. In that memo, dated September twenty-fourth, Blackett directs that [...]

Expired Drivers Licenses, Are They Being Disposed of Properly?

Earlier today, there were reports that driver’s licenses were being incinerated at the garbage dump near mile three on the George Price Highway. Residents of Belize City were incensed that [...]

Mayor Darrell Bradley on Moratorium on Taxi License Plates

On Monday evening, dozens of taxi operators representing various unions and associations across Belize City participated in a public consultation where they shared opinions on an existing moratorium on the [...]

Youth Center Opens in Belize City

The Getaway Youth Center was officially opened today at the Gwen Lizarraga Compound. The facility is intended for use by youths between thirteen to nineteen years to channel positive behavioral [...]

Police Officers Receive Training in Customer Service

The Police Training Academy in Belmopan is the location where officers of the department get the necessary physical training and knowledge to arrest crime. But while they get physical training, [...]

OCEANA Rides for Belize

OCEANA’s Ride for Belize begins this Thursday in Corozal where participants will ride-off on a four day ride across the Jewel. The OCEANA initiative is intended to create awareness on [...]

Joe Mahmud’s Untimely Resignation Triggers Bye-election in Cayo North

At news time tonight senior P.U.P. officials are in closed door session following the announcement of the resignation of Cayo North Area Representative Joseph Mahmud from the House of Representative. [...]

Career Panamanian Diplomat Murdered in Belmopan

Tonight, police has one man detained for the vicious murder of a senior career diplomat from Panama, and we are told he is a close friend. The bloody body of [...]

Ellis Meighan Charged with Attempted Murder of Zimbab Abraham

There are arrests in the attempted murder of a George Street boss who was shot in rival territory last Thursday. Twenty-two year old Ellis Meighan, another street figure and a [...]

Canadian National Dies In Bullet Tree. Did He Drown?

The body of a Canadian newly-wed was retrieved from the Mopan River on Sunday morning. James Searles arrived in Belize on Saturday to reunite with his wife of two months [...]

5 Illegal Cuban Immigrants Busted Near Western Border

Also in the west, immigration officers on routine patrol in the Cayo District arrested five Cuban nationals who illegally entered the country. Reports are that on Sunday, the Cuban nationals [...]

Missile Unearthed at Site of Victor Galvez Stadium in San Ignacio Town

A mortar is a military weapon that fires explosive projectiles or bombs at low velocities, short ranges, and high-arcing ballistic trajectories. For about three weeks now, construction works have been [...]

Joel Gordon Charged with Aggravated Assault of his Sister

A fifty-six year old man was before the court today to answer to two criminal offenses after he was accused of committing an aggravated assault with a machete upon his [...]

Belize City Cop Busted for Drug Trafficking in Corozal

Corozal police busted one of their own on Friday evening when the officer attached to Eastern Division was caught along with two other men inside a vehicle stuffed with suspected [...]

Government To Cover Cost of Up to Six CXCs

High school students across the country will benefit from some financial relief in their senior year, as the Ministry of Education has announced that it will be paying for six [...]

Will Reimbursement Be an Issue for Those Who Have paid?

The method of payment, according to Faber, will be handled internally since government would essentially be paying itself.  The hiccup, he says, may come when students who have paid in [...]

Patrick Faber of Yasmin Shoman’s Collet Candidacy

Aside from the political battle in the Cayo North, there is another fight in the Collet division in Belize City. P.U.P. standard bearer Yasmin Shoman, who replaces Micah Gooding as [...]

Belize City Taxi Drivers Take on CitCo and Transport Department

Taxi drivers from various associations and unions across Belize City converged on B.T.L. Park this afternoon, where they met with representatives of the Belize City Council and the Transport Department.  [...]

Patrick Faber’s Take on Petrocaribe Funds

The Petrocaribe Loan Motion was passed in the House of Representatives last Tuesday, amid massive support for the initiative by stalwarts of the United Democratic Party.  Prior to the meeting, [...]

Sporting highlights with James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   Stop the press. In week 6 of the PLB Football season, San Ignacio United finally got its 1st win [...]

First Confirmed Case of Chik-V in Belize

After eight months of being in the clear, the first confirmed case of Chikungunya has been recorded in Belize’s public health archives, following a rash of the mosquito-transmitted fever across [...]

Las Flores Woman Infected in Belize

The first suspected case of CHIK-V was believed to have been imported into the country since Las Flores is a predominantly immigrant community. While that case was never confirmed, the [...]