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A Rainbow Flag Flies Over U.S. Embassy in Belmopan

An event took place in Belmopan today that is causing chatter and drawing controversy in some quarters. The Rainbow Flag, which is the recognized symbol of gay pride, was hoisted [...]

Evangelical Church Reacts to Observation of Gay Pride Month

While members of the church did not gather en masse at the gates of the U.S. Embassy this morning, the leadership of the National Evangelical Association of Belize was present [...]

S.S.B. Chairman Discusses Proposed Purchase of G.O.B.’s Utility Shares

On Tuesday, News Five broke the story of what has every appearance of being a bailout of G.O.B. by S.S.B. at the Prime Minister’s request. If indeed it is a [...]

S.S.B. Tentatively Green lights Acquisition of Government’s Shares

News Five has learned that at Tuesday’s meeting Financial Secretary Joseph Waight was called into the meeting of the Investment Committee to provide some clarity on share value. There was [...]

Doug Singh Says It’s a Low-risk Investment with High Returns

The People’s United Party has condemned the transaction, claiming that G.O.B. is raiding the S.S.B. piggy bank because it is broke and needs a cash fix. In an extended interview [...]

Leader of Opposition Says Immediate Government Action in Sarstoon is Critical

Following talks in Washington between Belize and Guatemala on Tuesday, there’s been no clear sense that progress has really been made in resolving the conflict in the Sarstoon. Certainly there [...]

P.U.P. Leadership is Hopeful that Guatemalan Discussions will be Treated Seriously

Last week the P.U.P. announced that it would be withdrawing its representative from the talks with Guatemala. That move is designed to send a clear message that the P.U.P. believes [...]

John Briceño Says Barrow Administration is Broke

As we showed you in our newscast, G.O.B. has orchestrated a hurried divesting of shares to raise cash and the Opposition seized on it to reiterate that the Barrow administration [...]

Dark Days Ahead, Are They Foretold in Dismal IMF Report?

And of course there is the IMF report which was less that complimentary in reference to the status of the economy and G.O.B.’s performance. Briceño says he takes no pleasure [...]

B.E.L. Holds its Annual General Meeting

Earlier we told you that the S.S.B. Board has approved the purchase of shares in B.E.L.  The utility company held its annual general meeting on Wednesday night and is reporting [...]

A Judgment in Section Fifty-three Challenge is Nigh

Gay rights activist Caleb Orozco and members of the local LGBT community are eagerly anticipating a decision from the Supreme Court on a constitutional challenge to strikeout Section Fifty-three of [...]

Caleb Reflects on Road Less Traveled

Caleb Orozco, Executive Director of UNIBAM, is at the forefront of the LGBT movement in Belize. He has been long anticipating the court ruling and today he spoke of the [...]

Anthony Crawford Busted with Weed, Fingered as Suspect in Monday Night Shooting

An attempted murder suspect who was fingered as one of two shooters in Monday night’s shooting in the city is tonight behind bars serving a one month prison term. Anthony Crawford was busted [...]

John Briceño on Village Council Elections

Village Council elections are going into their fourth week, but strangely enough there’s been no real hype. Normally, by this time, both major political parties would have been claiming overwhelming [...]

But Briceño’s Take on LGBT Issues?

The Rainbow Flag has been hoisted at the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan and responses have been flooding in. Members of the LGBT community and supporters claim that it is a [...]

Police Department Rehabilitates Daker’s Park

With assistance from various business houses, the police department stepped up to the plate big time. An abandoned playground in Mesopotamia got a facelift and was inaugurated today as the [...]

Chamber of Commerce Hosts HIV Testing

Over the last five years, Belize has participated in the Caribbean Regional Testing Day initiative led by the Pan Caribbean partnership against HIV/AIDS, PANCAP. And on Friday, the country joins [...]

NCFC Tackles Amendments to Legislation

A media sensitization workshop will be held on Saturday at the ITVET Compound in Belize City. It will focus on the recent amendments to three pieces of legislation: the Criminal [...]

Dwight Cadle is IBA Certified Boxing Coach

The first qualified, Belizean boxing coach since the International Boxing Association began a recertification exercise in 2013 is Dwight Cadle Junior.  He has been hitting the books and the punching [...]