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CDC Notice Prompts Local Field Investigation for Zika in Belize

The Ministry of Health issued a release late this evening on zika which until now has been detected in Central America, the Caribbean and throughout the rest of the region. [...]

A Weekend Murder in Roaring Creek, 6 Men Arrested

Six persons are tonight in custody following the murder of a Belmopan resident. Luis Ortiz and Juan Gonzales were ambushed inside Ortiz vehicle and taken to an area near the [...]

A Stepfather is Accused of Sexually Violating his Mute Daughter

We report on all manner of unpleasant allegations made in the criminal arena, but there are some which truly turn the stomach. Tonight, Stann Creek Police have allegedly detained one [...]

Ambassador Assad Shoman Discusses Guatemala Issue at O.A.S. Meeting

Last Friday, our News Five team camped out under a “hammans” tree outside O.A.S. Office in the adjacency zone for hours. Inside were top diplomats from Belize and Guatemala, Foreign [...]

Will Guatemala Change Its Position on Sarstoon?

A resolution within days may be a matter easier said than done. Guatemala maintains that the Sarstoon is theirs, and in a recent diplomatic note stated that they will continue [...]

Caribbean Investment Holdings Refutes Claim in Panama Papers

By now, most would have heard of the controversial Panama Papers, a trove of documents leaked by the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).  In a nutshell, the documents [...]

A New U.D.P. Deputy Leader will be Chosen on May 29th—Does Faber Have an Edge?

The date for a special convention to choose the First Deputy Leader of the United Democratic Party is set.  Delegates from across all thirty-one constituencies are expected to cast their [...]

Patrick Faber Discusses Campaign Funding

Since both candidates threw their hats into the ring following Gaspar Vega’s departure as first deputy leader, several area representatives have come out in full support of their candidate of [...]

Faber Does the Math in Orange Walk, Will Gapi’s Support be a Factor?

While a majority of the area representatives and standard bearers have chosen their candidate, there is one wild card remaining.  That person seems to be Orange Walk North Area Representative [...]

Who Said Finnegan is Retiring from Mesop Politics!

Still on political news…Is perennial Mesopotamia Area Representative Michael Finnegan throwing in the towel?  In the wake of his November fourth victory in the 2015 General Elections, Finnegan’s nephew Jamal [...]

Boots Comes Out in Favor of John Saldivar

While Finnegan has declared his unwavering support for Patrick Faber, Port Loyola Area Representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez is flexing his political muscle in the other corner.  This afternoon, he called [...]

A Straightforward Decision was Made to Support Saldivar’s Candidacy

With the convention date set for May twenty-ninth, both candidates are canvassing delegates in the thirty-one constituencies.  That being the case, it isn’t farfetched that Patrick Faber would have approached [...]

Victor Sagastume is Busted for Cocaine Possession

A Guatemalan national residing in San Martin Village, Belmopan is facing five criminal offenses tonight. It all went downhill for Victor Sagatume after police searched and found on him point [...]

Bus Driver Arraigned for Manslaughter After Deadly RTA in Hattieville

Almost a month ago, a cyclist of the Hattieville area was crushed by a bus. Today, thirty-four year old Hattieville resident and bus driver, Franco Audinett was arraigned before Senior [...]

Sustainable Development Goals, the Path to 2030

From 2000 to 2015 the world focused on the Millennium Development Goals – a structured framework which nations used to chart a path to development in areas like health, education, [...]

Boots and His Ministry Support Belize City Curfew

The issue of imposing a nine o’clock curfew for anyone below the age of eighteen years has gained traction in all corners, including the Ministry of Human Development and Social [...]

Who is Boots Grooming to Take Over in Port Loyola?

Deputy Mayor Dean Samuels, is he preparing to succeed “Boots” Martinez in Port Loyola?  While the incumbent area representative has announced his retirement from electoral politics at the end of [...]

APAMO Retreats to Discuss Direction of Co-management

Over the weekend, membership of the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations, APAMO, participated in a working retreat to take a critical look at the role and direction necessary as [...]

Ashley Loses Her Fight with Cancer

On Sunday, at around one p.m., Ashley Rebecca Walker died at home, her mother Kayla by her side. She had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in September 2014, shortly [...]

Where is Kotch?

Where is Albert Johnson? The family of the woodcarver and father of two teenage daughters became concerned after a group of police officers came to their home in Belmopan, demanding [...]

Football and Basketball Stats with James Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderly and this is Sports Monday.   The 4 team playoffs in the PLB Closing season got off with a bang on Saturday with all 4 [...]