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Police Release Recording Of Kidnapper of Baby Aiden Matus

An infant was kidnapped last week from his home in the village of Bella Vista in southern Belize. There was little information to go by at the time because the [...]

Bus Wars Erupt; Driver Charged as Bus Cooperative Goes to War with ADO

The Belize Bus Owners Cooperative (BBOC) and ADO bus company of Mexico have escalated a rivalry over a key bus run in the North of Belize. Beginning this morning, ADO, [...]

Police Say Situation Could Have Been Handled Differently

The driver faces charges of obstruction, assault of a police officer and disorderly conduct. Senior Superintendent Dawson explained that apart from transport issues, the police were mostly interested in restoring [...]

“Surprised” Trade Union Congress Wanted Senate Inquiry on Immigration

The Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion for a senate select investigation into the Immigration scandal. On Thursday, the Prime Minister announced that the Chamber of Commerce would support a [...]

N.T.U.C.B. President Wonders: Will Prime Minister Make Joint Committee Appointments?

Trade unionist Elena Smith is the last senator standing among her social partner colleagues, based on an informal process of elimination conducted by Prime Minister Barrow on Thursday.  During a [...]

N.T.U.C.B. Frowns on Senator Ashley Rocke’s Change of Heart

Senator Ashley Rocke has come under intense scrutiny from the churches, whom he represents in upper parliament, since voting against the Senate Select Taskforce.  In the aftermath of that critical [...]

P.M. Barrow Insists He Will Not Throw Auditor General under the Bus

News Five tried today to seek comment from the Office of Auditor General Dorothy Bradley concerning the Immigration Special Audit Reports. But she was unavailable. However, we have received reliable [...]

P.U.P. Comments on Barrow Press Conference

The People’s United Party has reacted to the Prime Minister’s press conference held on Thursday. The P.U.P. had tabled a motion for a Senate Select Committee to investigate the Immigration [...]

Government Makes Compromise with BERT; $45,000 for 6 Months

The Government, in a press release this evening, announced it has reached agreement for the continuation of emergency services by BERT. G.O.B. has committed to grant Belize Emergency Response Team [...]

B.D.F. Commander Confirms Guatemalan Settlement in Chiquibul is No More

Today, Brigadier General David Jones, Commander of the Belize Defence Force, issued an update to last night’s report about a group of soldiers who went to verify that Guatemalan citizens [...]

Crooked Tree Health Center’s Verandah Collapses; Health Ministry Promises Replacement

In the village of Crooked Tree, Belize District, health authorities had to take matters into their hand when part of the building housing the clinic caved in. The facility was [...]

British-Belizean Pedophile Pleads Guilty to Indecent Assault of Placencia Boys

Back in December 2012, David Taylor, a naturalized Belizean was accused of molesting four young boys in Placencia.   Tonight, he is behind bars serving a two-year prison term imposed [...]

Strike Team Finds Youth With Unlicensed 9-Millimeter Pistol

Also behind bars tonight is nineteen year old Stephen Mejia, an unemployed resident of Antelope Street Extension, after being busted on Thursday with a nine millimetre pistol loaded with nine [...]

N.T.U.C.B. President on Complaint Letter from Unions

Back to the N.T.U.C.B… internal memo criticizing the General Council of the Congress for its style of management was leaked to the media earlier this week.  In the communiqué, signed [...]

Immigration Minister Cites Higher Visa Payments from Chinese Nationals

Immigration Minister Godwin Hulse insists his troubled department has not tried to keep its records secret in relation to the issuance of visas, especially to Chinese nationals. It turns out [...]

Are Recommendations for Visas Really Important?

The Immigration Minister also defended the purpose of recommendation of persons to receive visas. He says it’s about who knows you, not who you know.   Senator Godwin Hulse, Minister [...]

P.M. Questions How to Conduct Immigration Investigation

Thursday’s three-hour press conference included a live walk-through presentation by Immigration Officer Diego Bol covering the entire immigration process from start to finish. It was not taped, but it was [...]

Mexico Chips in With Hurricane Earl Donations

It’s been exactly one month since Hurricane Earl hit south of Belize City and swept through Belize and Mexico. While there were no casualties in Belize, in Mexico up to [...]

Red Cross Continues to Distribute to Affected Families

According to Ambassador Quesnel, the amount was determined following assessments from the Government and the Belize Red Cross. The Red Cross has helped approximately five hundred families across the Belize [...]

Zika is Now Endemic on Caye Caulker

Earlier this week, we told you about an increase in the number of persons visiting the health facility on Caye Caulker with symptoms similar to that of zika. So far, [...]

Belizean-American Boxer Returns Home with Championships

Fans of boxing on the Showtime Network are quite familiar with the name Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller.  He’s the larger than life Belizean athlete who is taking the sport by [...]

Ty Linares’ “Summer Sun Medley” Gets Music Video

There’s a new music video that has gone viral on social media in Belize. Summer Sun Medley is the new single of Belize City artist Ty Linares featuring Et Dan [...]