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All Police Checkpoints Lifted, Chamber Raises Serious Concerns

If you’re in the type of business which requires moving items or persons from point A to point B without interference from those pesky police at checkpoints…then have we got [...]

Is Lifting of Checkpoints a Political Ploy?

The curious memo has given rise to all kinds of speculation which will certainly be fuelled by the Prime Minister’s confirmation that those checkpoints will be back up after elections. [...]

VIP Files Pre-election Constitutional Challenge

The Vision Inspired by the People has filed a legal challenge against the government on the holding of the upcoming general elections. While the V.I.P. did not formally join the [...]

CCJ Dismisses Bar Association’s Application

With great dispatch, the Caribbean Court of Justice this morning threw out the application of the Bar Association to release the stay on the joint appeals before that Court in [...]

Ashcroft Attorney Weighs in on CCJ’s Discharge

Courtenay says that, as an attorney and as a Belizean, he too would have wanted to hear the decision, but the CCJ was not the proper forum and this was [...]

Bar Association Says CCJ Decision was Necessary

Despite criticism that the motion brought before the Caribbean Court of Justice was essentially an academic exercise, Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck says that a decision on the validity of the [...]

Chamber of Commerce Meets with P.M. to Discuss Reforms

The Chamber of Commerce has been making the media and political rounds to promote its business agenda – its own platforms similar to those circulated every election cycle. It’s all [...]

…Submits Political Scorecards to Respective Parties

As an addendum to its business agenda, the Chamber is also submitting a scorecard to the political parties – a list of things that need to be done with a [...]

Southwest’s Inaugural Flight to Belize Touches Down at P.G.I.A.

Today, Southwest Airlines inaugurated its flight from Houston to Belize. But the celebration for this based airline carrier started from earlier today at the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston [...]

…a Great Product Introduced to a Great Market

Just before three p.m. today, the blue and red iron bird of Southwest Airlines touched down at the Phillip Goldson International Airport. On board were Belizeans employed by the company [...]

Director of Tourism Says Arrivals Are Up In September

But there was more good news for the tourism industry. While the most recent statistics on tourist arrivals to the Jewel have not been released officially as yet, today the [...]

On the Campaign Trail with Oscar Requeña in Toledo West

Incumbent P.U.P. area representative, Oscar Requeña, has embarked on a massive campaign in the Toledo West constituency to retain his seat in the House of Representatives.  Requeña is being challenged [...]

Kafele Garcia Arraigned for Weekend Murder of Lord’s Bank Resident

Today, a teenager was arraigned for the weekend murder of Ervin Franklin, who lost his life in a weekend stabbing in the Lord’s Bank area on the Phillip Goldson Highway.  [...]

Juan Rubio Freed of Murder Charge in Pomona Stabbing

Also in the courts, a man who was accused of killing a resident of Pomona, Stann Creek District, was freed of a murder charge when Justice Denis Hanomansingh ruled that [...]

Conference in Belize for Regional Public Service Association

A two-day regional meeting of the Caribbean Executive Council for the Public Service Association is being held today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. The heads of some seventeen [...]

…PSU President Says Exposure to Regional Issues Highlights Similarities

The local affiliate of CPSA is the Public Service Union of Belize. Its newly installed President, Eldrid Neal, told News Five that the meeting exposes union executives to issues and [...]

Friends of Pediatrics to Host Clinics at K.H.M.H.

This Sunday at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City, Friends of Pediatrics Belize’s World Pediatric Project in collaboration with the national referral hospital will be hosting pediatric clinics. [...]

Healthy Living Looks at the Symptoms of Appendicitis

If you have abdominal pain that lasts more than twenty-four hours; it must not be ignored because it could be turn out to be life-threatening. Appendicitis is a condition that [...]