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B.N.T.U. to Stand Up for Belize on Teachers Day

There is mounting opposition against the controversial Sarstoon Law, which came into effect on April twenty-ninth and was essentially designed to prevent an expedition of the Belize Territorial Volunteers. But [...]

Teachers Union Demands the Immediate Withdrawal of Sarstoon Law

While the union has only just formulated a position to repeal the Sarstoon Law over the weekend, it is prepared to return to its executive should the Barrow Administration refuse [...]

What’s the Next Step for B.N.T.U. if G.O.B. Refuses to Rescind Statutory Instrument?

So, with all the talk of parading through the streets of Belize City on Friday, what else is on the union’s itinerary for Teachers Day?  Palacio told the media this [...]

P.U.P. National Party Council Meets in Belize City Over the Weekend…

Still on the issue of the controversial Sarstoon Law….as we said, the People’s United Party held its first National Party Council meeting at the Belize Elementary Auditorium. The N.P.C. discussed [...]

N.P.C. Demands Rescission of Contentious Sarstoon Law

In his press conference last week Prime Minister Dean Barrow claimed that if the P.U.P. goes to the Sarstoon it could undermine all the progress that has been made in [...]

G.O.B. Rejects P.U.P. Demand to Remove Controversial Legislation

The government of Belize has rejected the P.U.P.’s demand to rescind the Sarstoon Prohibition Regulation, via a release interestingly titled Government Announces Limited Access to Sarstoon. The release clarifies that [...]

Guatemala Customs & Immigration Deployed to Sarstoon

Government says it is cautiously optimistic about progress to solve the situation at the Sarstoon. But the Guatemalan military is not indicating any such optimism. Over the weekend, press reports [...]

A Football Player is Slain on La Isla Bonita

The last time we reported on a murder in San Pedro AC was back in March of this year. It appeared that violence and crime were on pause, but on [...]

Drugs and Firearms Seized on San Pedro, Several Persons Arrested

Also on the island, police have made a significant firearm bust. Last Tuesday, a high-powered MP-Forty submachine gun was found south of San Pedro Town in an area known as [...]

Alrick Smith Targeted by Gunman in Ladyville

He has been in the news in recent months for a number of criminal offences, including attempted murder and drug trafficking. But on Friday night, the notorious Alrick Smith, aka [...]

Belize City Taximan to Stand Trial for Attempted Murder

A Belize City taxi driver will stand trial in the June session of the Supreme Court for the attempted murder of a taxi operator. At the end of a preliminary [...]

Guatemalan Tour Guide Arraigned for Theft of Vehicle in Benque Viejo

A brazen thief stole a 2014 Mazda pick-up truck from Police Superintendent Selvin Tillett who heads the Orange Walk formation. The incident happened back on February fourteenth; Tillett was robbed [...]

No Charges for Arenal Seven

The Story of Refugees and Amnesty in Belize

Last week News Five delved into the story of local refugee slash amnesty program which has been in effect since November of last year, completely under the radar. We got [...]

N.T.U.C.B. President Says He Learned About Amnesty Program on the Local News

There you have it…a refugee program with exceptional oversight from a committee which includes the social partners – Churches, unions and business sector. So we decided to check with the [...]

What’s the Union’s Role on Refugee Committee?

Mora promised to conduct an immediate internal check to determine the union’s role, if any, on any committee dealing with the registration of refugees under any current refugee program.   [...]

BWC and FSTV Mend Fences…

On Thursday, we reported of an impasse between the Fort Street Tourism Village and Belize Waste Control Limited, involving the cost of garbage collection from tenants at FSTV.  BWC complained [...]

Garbage Collection to Resume at Fort Street Tourism Village

According to General Manager George Lamb, BWC was in the process of ironing out the details of a new arrangement with FSTV.  He told News Five that services would have [...]

Football and Basketball Stats in Weekend Sports

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   Game 2 of the NEBL Championship series saw Smart Belize Hurricanes confidently sail to scenic San Pedro Saturday night [...]