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Francis Says Flippin’ Is Right About Dean O.

On Thursday, the media received a rather embarrassing resignation letter from three decade politician, former U.D.P. Minister and now former Standard Bearer of Stann Creek West Melvin Hulse. The letter, [...]

What’s Up With the PACT Bill?

Today Minister of Fisheries, Forests and Sustainable Development Lisel Alamilla was in the House of Representatives, surrounded by invited representatives of various conservation N.G.O.s. They were there for the passage [...]

Collet Area Rep Defends Petrocaribe Pibil Party

Tacos, pibil, BBQ, sand, sea, unlimited liquor and dancing to a live band….that’s how Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber does it, thanks to Petrocaribe! The politician has taken some hits [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Recognizes Right to Same-sex Marriage…

The United States Supreme Court ruled earlier today that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right throughout the U.S.; it is considered a historic victory for gay rights advocates.  The decision, [...]

UNIBAM’s Caleb Orozco Weighs In

According to the executive director of the United Belize Advocacy Movement, UNIBAM, while a legal decision is one thing, it does not necessarily deal with the issue of living with [...]

Image Factory Turns Twenty

The image factory turned twenty years today and it was a perfect opportunity for the founders of the art gallery to celebrate its contributions and achievements in the art world. [...]

Fisherfolk Honored

On June twenty-ninth International Fishermen’s Day will be celebrated in Belize, as well as the wider Caribbean region. The Fisheries Department and several other organizations concerned with fisheries will be [...]

Santa Cruz: Unlawful Imprisonment, Predawn Raid, Mass Arraignment

Tonight, impassioned debate continues to dominate over the incident in Santa Cruz, Toledo in which a Creole man, Rupert Myles, was ordered detained and handcuffed by the community alcalde.  That [...]

PG Police Refute Allegations of Physical Abuse During Early Morning Ops

Following the arraignment of the group of eleven, allegations of physical abuse by personnel from the Special Patrol Unit are being refuted by Superintendent Simeon Alvarez, Officer Commanding Punta Gorda [...]

Are Racism and Land Ownership at a Crossroad in Toledo?

The race card, as we’ve mentioned in our coverage of this incident, is on prominent display, having been played by Rupert Myles in the wake of his detention on Saturday.  [...]

Flippin’ Steps Down As U.D.P. Standard Bearer for Stann Creek West

To nobody’s great surprise, Melvin Hulse is no longer the Standard Bearer for the United Democratic Party in Stann Creek West. The news came via official U.D.P. press release today, [...]

Cab Driver Gunned Down in Old Capital

There have been four shootings in less than forty-eight hours in the Old Capital. And tonight, one man is dead and two others are in critical condition at the Karl [...]

16 Year-Old Minor is Brain Dead After Being Shot on Banak Street

But it is likely that police will have another homicide on their hands. Sixteen year old Reuben Leslie, a student of a George Price Highway address, was shot multiple times [...]

Patrick Faber on Hulse’s Leaked Recording

As we told you earlier, Melvin Hulse has retracted comments he made about the prime minister and earlier today, he followed up with a resignation as U.D.P. standard bearer in [...]

P.U.P. Deputy Leader Says Flippin’s Resignation is Simply Damage Control

Hulse’s departure from U.D.P. politics comes in the wake of him making very serious allegations against his Party Leader and Prime Minister. Hulse was recorded while speaking at length about [...]

Julius Espat Says Santa Cruz Debacle is About Respect and Rule of Law

The ugly situation which is now playing out in Santa Cruz, Toledo will likely not blow over. It incorporates the cloudy issue of communal land rights, religion and cultural diversity, [...]

P.S.E. Top Scorers Honored by Ministry of Education

The IQ at the Bliss went up today as primary school students from across the country converged for the annual national P.S.E. Award Ceremony. Top scorers were honored and walked [...]

Landowner Emilio Zabaneh on Purchasing Parcel on Communal Land

The situation of communal land rights is in the forefront of the news this week, and it’s brought with it a peripheral, but very serious issue. Here it is in [...]

Single Mother Charged with Drug Trafficking

Tonight a single mother of three is facing court fines of ten thousand dollars which she must pay by November of this year or serve three years prison time. Thirty-five [...]

Burrell Boom Motorist Arraigned for Manslaughter

Forty-one year old Burrell Boom Driver, Eddison Dawson was arraigned this week again in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court for two traffic related offenses stemming from a fatal accident that [...]

UNFPA Tackles Teenage Pregnancy Across the Caribbean

Teenage pregnancy is a growing issue for Belize and the wider Caribbean region, and more so as the teen moms are of a younger age every year. The call for [...]

Cristina Coc and Mayas Charged in PG Court

A News Five crew is in Punta Gorda tonight where the situation is a volatile one. We’ll have much more on this story later on in the newscast, but at [...]

Mayas Were Detained in Pre-dawn Raid

As we said, Cristina Coc and ten others were arraigned this morning in the Punta Gorda Magistrate Court following an early morning operation. Several persons in detention were reportedly injured [...]

Was Former U.D.P. Minister Juan Coy Selling Mayan Lands?

Also in the south… On Friday, Magdalena Buul came forward with a story alleging that former U.D.P. Minister of State Juan Coy sold off a forty-five acre tract of land [...]

S.S.B. Explains Loans to Companies Allegedly Operated by John Zabaneh

Did the Board of Directors of the S.S.B. approve loans to Belizean businessman and banana magnate Johnny Zabaneh? That’s the report which came out of the S.S.B. last week, and [...]