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P.M. Barrow Dismisses Claim on Statement of Comfort

While the People’s United Party was disclosing what it calls a secret deal at Independence Hall, the Prime Minister was at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital attending the handing over [...]

BECOL Exempted from Taxes, PM Says It’s Nothing Unusual

Barrow also told the media that at the time when government took over B.E.L., Belize Electric Company Limited was not on the table and that the government will never go [...]

Senator Lisa Shoman Says Agreement Provides No Comfort for Belizeans

But is this just much ado over nothing? That question came up at the press briefing this morning, since the Prime Minister had made mention of a statement of comfort [...]

Maya Leaders Protest in Punta Gorda, Case Against Santa Cruz 13 Adjourned

A protest was held today in Punta Gorda where another court appearance of the Santa Cruz Thirteen took place before Magistrate Emerson Banner. Supporters gathered around the courthouse in solidarity [...]

Jalacte Residents Irate Over Building of Agriculture Office

Mis expressed frustration that Maya communal lands, particularly in the village of Jalacte, are still being accessed and used for public purpose without the consent of villagers.  The inauguration of [...]

P.M. Barrow Tongue-lashes Guatemala’s President Elect

The president-elect of Guatemala, Carlos Jimmy Morales, assumes office in January 2016.  And since his landslide victory on Sunday, he has been making statements on a number of issues. Belizeans [...]

O.A.S. Welcome to Observe General Elections

There have been sparks of violence going into the November fourth elections. A fire destroyed the campaign office U.D.P. standard bearer Ralph Huang last Monday and over the weekend, with [...]

Did P.M. Barrow Give Farewell Address to Media Today?

Next week Wednesday, Belizeans will head to the polls to elect a new government, one year and half before the term of the Barrow administration was to expire. At an [...]

GSU Commander Campaigns in the Media

The Gang Suppression Unit has come under fire for early morning weekend raids on homes belonging to P.U.P. supporters in the community of San Jose in the Orange Walk District. [...]

Commander Mark Flowers on GSU’s Weekend Activity

The GSU’s weekend adventures, according to Flowers, led them from San Jose to the Belize Central Prison on a hunt for an elusive and perhaps mythical firearm. They never did [...]

San Pedro Cabdriver Shot in Broad Day

There was a brazen daylight shooting in San Pedro this afternoon, and it happened right next to the very crowded airstrip. Thirty-one year old taxi-man Juan Menjivar was allegedly at [...]

Trio Await Their Fate in Murder Trial

A trio of Belize City men, accused of the November 2012 murder of Belize Defense Force soldier James Noralez, appeared before Justice Troadio Gonzalez today where submissions in the matter [...]

BATSUB Heads to Gales Point for Jungle Warfare Training

The Belize Defense Force and the British Army Support Unit teamed up today for a joint training exercise to sharpen the skills of the two armies. Belize offers the right [...]

PICU Officially Launched at the K.H.M.H.

A unit retrofitted with numerous incubators, quarters for doctors and nurses as well as a waiting area for families was inaugurated at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital as its new [...]

More Dubious Immigration Documents Circa Penner Passport Scandal

On Friday, we showed you a group of almost two hundred men and women who were granted Belizean citizenship by the Immigration and Nationality Department.  The timing of the swearing-in, [...]

Was Immigration Minister Godwin Hulse Involved in Signing of Documents?

Earlier today, we attempted to reach the Minister of Immigration, Godwin Hulse, but he was unavailable. According to Saldivar, the Penner scandal in September 2013 was what broke the camel’s [...]

Armed Robbery in San Ignacio, Madisco Employees Jacked at Gunpoint

Late this evening, News Five was able to confirm reports that there was an armed robbery in San Ignacio. It happened at around four, and the victims were two Madisco [...]

GSU Raids Home of San Jose Residents… On Whose Instructions?

Did Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega dispatch members of the feared Gang Suppression Unit to terrorize residents of San Jose in the Orange Walk District? That’s a question to which [...]

Bomba Under Water One Week After Massive Weekend Downpour

Bomba is a small community off the Old Northern Highway in the Belize Rural North constituency. There are twenty-seven families living in the village without electricity even though wires were [...]

Mike Menjivar’s Case Against G.O.B./G.S.U. Dismissed…

A claim against the Government of Belize filed by businessman Mike Menjivar, proprietor of La Cabana Restaurant and Bar, was dismissed this morning in the Supreme Court.  The protracted legal [...]

La Cabana Proprietor Prepares to Revisit the Drawing Board

According to Menjivar, the dismissal of the matter will force them back to the drawing board.  The case against government however, will only rear its head in another form.   [...]

Fatal Traffic Accidents in San Antonio and Xaibe Villages

A fatal traffic mishap in the Toledo District over the weekend has claimed the life of a man whose identity is yet to be confirmed by Punta Gorda police.  On [...]

Jermaine Locke is Stabbed in Belize City

A near-fatal stabbing incident over the weekend in the Lake Independence area has left one man in critical condition at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  Twenty-two-year-old Jermaine Locke was assaulted [...]

Jason Reyes, Not Guilty of Murder but Guilty of Manslaughter

A decision was handed down today in the Supreme Court of Judge Adolph Lucas in a trial of judge without jury in which a San Pedro man was found not [...]

Guatemalan President Elect Says He Won’t Give Up an Inch of Belize

Carlos Morales, a comedian, won by a huge landslide in Sunday’s elections in Guatemala, beating Sandra Torres by a margin of two to one. He received sixty-seven point four percent [...]