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Will Arrogance and Corruption Bring the U.D.P. Gov’t to its Knees?

Fonseca ended his presentation on a passionate note, claiming that the People’s United Party may be down, but they are not out. Rolling on the Petrocaribe bounty and unprecedented spending, [...]

The Haves and the Have Nots in Belize

Former Prime Minister and Fort George Area Representative Said Musa this morning echoed the words of Party Leader Francis Fonseca, claiming that the budget is all glitter and no substance, [...]

Musa Says Debt Profile of the Country Unsustainable

One particular area of interest to Musa is the debt profile of the country. He says that in 2008, the U.D.P. met manageable debt, and in less than ten years [...]

Local Rice Producers Say They Can’t Reduce Cost of Rice Production

Rice producers have finally spoken on the hot button issue of the importation of rice from Guyana.  Since last week, it came to light that in May 2014, more than [...]

G.O.B. Says Error by PUMA Led to Increase in Fuel Prices

The cost per gallon of regular gasoline increased sharply at the pumps on Tuesday night, ahead of the overdue arrival of a shipment of fuel from Venezuela the following morning.  [...]

Passenger Bus Overturns on George Price Highway

Around nine-thirty on Wednesday night, Roaring Creek and Belmopan Police responded to an accident in Camalote Village. Aaron Eck, a bus driver, told police that at about nine-twenty he was [...]

Is Harvest Caye Development adversely affecting coral life in surrounding areas?

We haven’t heard much about NCL’s multimillion dollar tourism development project on Harvest Caye lately, but they have been working on getting the island ready for what they have said [...]

Belize City Man Sentenced to 2 Years for Wounding His Wife

A Belize City man who was recently released from prison is back behind bars tonight to serve two additional years after he violated a protection order and went to the [...]

Patrick Faber Has His Take on the National Debt

Like with most things political, facts depend on who’s doing the talking. Earlier in the newscast, you heard Fort George Area Rep, Said Musa, say the P.U.P. did well where [...]

John Briceño Says Budget is Band-Aid Style Economics

We end today’s coverage of the Budget debate with the presentation from member for Orange Walk Central John Briceño, who broke down what he says are severe deficiencies in an [...]

Belize Draws Nil with the Cayman National Team

Belize played the Cayman national football on Wednesday night at the F.F.B. stadium in Belmopan as part of the World Cup Qualifier games. Expectations were high going into the game [...]

Be Loving And Cease Killing; Eastern Division Organize March Through the City

The police has been making their media rounds for the past two weeks leading up to this Friday’s BLACK March in Belize City. BLACK, is the acronym for Be Loving [...]

Superintendent Luis Castellanos is transferred from San Pedro

There will be changes in command of the police department. News Five has been informed that in early April an announcement will be made by the Commissioner of Police of [...]

Police Crackdown on Crime in San Pedro

Whether in fact the crime spike on the island triggered the replacement of Castellanos or not, the incidents have given a black-eye on the prime tourism destination in the country. [...]

Making SMEs More Competitive and Export Ready

BELTRAIDE and Caribbean Export Development Agency want to make SMEs more competitive and export ready. In a two-day training that started on Wednesday, business owners were engaged in a workshop [...]

Healthy Living Looks at Water Safety Tips for the Holidays

After this Friday, the Easter break officially commences for the children. Adults, however, have to wait another week before the highly anticipated four day weekend. If you are like most [...]

G.O.B. Wants Access to Petrocaribe Without Oversight

There is a lot of political news tonight. We’ll come to that shortly, but we start with a rather unprecedented proposed new law. This Thursday, Belize’s Parliamentarians go to the [...]

U.D.P. Announces New Albert Candidate

It’s official. Albert constituency Area Representative Herman Longsworth is out. The wanna-be Area Rep., Phillip Willoughby, is also out. And Tourism C.E.O. and first-time, full-time politician Tracy Taegar-Panton is in. [...]

Tracy Taegar-Panton Says She is Now U.D.P.

Panton comes from a traditionally P.U.P. background, and even worked for years as Manager of the P.U.P.’s Belize Times. She has been affiliated with the very successful Mark Espat era [...]

P.U.P. Albert Candidate Surprised at the Announcement

So, the United Democratic Party formally introduced its new standard bearer for the Albert Division this morning, much to the surprise of many who believed that the candidacy would have [...]

Paul Thompson Says Panton is an Office Worker, Not a Field General

Thompson also says that he will be re-strategizing in the wake of the recent development and remains confident of his chances in his stomping grounds.   Isani Cayetano “Does the [...]

Longsworth and Willoughby Step Out in Albert

Back to Panton…She says she is confident that she can deliver the Albert constituency, and has committed to do just that. To have any chance at all, she will have [...]

What Did They Get to Walk Away?

Most would say that Longsworth’s stint as Albert Area Representative has been unremarkable, and while Willoughby wanted it really bad, he’ll never get his chance to shine in the Alberts. [...]

PM Cagey on Timing of General Elections

With Panton set to be installed, PM Barrow is setting up conventions in Belize Rural North, Orange Walk South and Caribbean Shores. Like we said, it’s all fine-tuning for general [...]

Fuel Prices Soar

Tonight, there is some good news on the fuel scene – the long delayed fuel ship is in port and is in the process of being offloaded. But that’s it [...]