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G.O.B. Now Supports Senate Select Committee; Names Composition & Chairmanship

For a second time in five days, the government has had to withdraw its position on two major issues. Last Thursday, the Prime Minister announced it would appeal a portion [...]

Michael Finnegan Believes Inquiry Will Come to “Nada”

The PM did not offer comments on this major concession following Cabinet today, nor did one of the most outspoken senior parliamentarians Michael Finnegan. While Finnegan pulls no punches as [...]

Opposition Leader John Briceño Disagrees with Composition Outlined by Cabinet

As we told the composition of the Senate Select Committee is already coming under fire. The Opposition says it is not for the executive to dictate the composition of the [...]

The P.U.P. is Yet to Make a decision on Which Senator Will Represent Them

Briceño told us that he is willing to sit down with the Prime Minister at any time to discuss the committee. He also told News Five that the committee should [...]

Briceño warns Godwin Hulse He Cannot be Minister of Police and Immigration

The People’s United Party is also calling for Senator Godwin Hulse, who is Minister of both Home Affairs – which covers the Police Department – and Immigration and Nationality – [...]

Should Teachers Be Given Their Salary Adjustments?

And our question for tonight is: Do you believe teachers should be given their salary adjustments? Send your comments and responses using your SMART phones to 8686 or post your [...]

Belize Police United Versus Pachuca of Mexico

At this time at the F.F.B. Stadium in Belmopan, the Mexican Football team, Pachuca is playing against Police United from Belize in a return match in the CONCACAF Champions League. [...]

Majority of Unions Vote to Defer Salary Adjustments; P.U.P. differs

Another national issue that is bubbling is the final instalment for salary adjustments to teachers and public officers. This afternoon, Government also announced that a majority of two to one [...]

Minister Finnegan Says Unions Will Get Deferred Adjustments – No Need to Strike

In the wake of Hurricane Earl and due to the present economic climate, government has been lobbying for a deferral of the third tranche of wage increases.  That final adjustment, [...]

Attorney Dickie Bradley Issues Warning Against Cabinet Interference with Senate

Back to the issue of the senate select investigation…this afternoon, News Five sat down with attorney and former Leader of Government Business in the Senate, Richard “Dickie” Bradley, for his [...]

Does Government Really Want a Senate inquiry?

Bradley too wonders if Government’s behaviour points to something more sinister – for instance, trying to manoeuvre the Opposition out of the proceedings. He drew comparison with how the P.U.P. [...]

Aunt of Deandre Nembhard Mourns Third Family Member Lost to Violence

Seventeen year old Deandre Nembhard was shot and kill on Saturday morning as he socialized on Croton Lane in the Saint Martin De Porres area. The minor was en route [...]

Anita Nembhard Unsure of Justice for Latest Victim

According to Nembhard, the death of her nephew is even more painful on Deandre’s father, who is currently living in Los Angeles, California and is unable to travel to Belize [...]

The Strange Saga of Dorian Pakeman and Dean Dawson, Revisited

Charges are expected to be levied on the embattled director of the Press Office, Dorian Pakeman. Back in March, Pakeman hit and killed Gardenia resident, Dean Dawson while driving his [...]

Alleged Tampering Issues “Frightening” for Seasoned Attorney, Dickie Bradley

The news of the positive cocaine test, alleged tampering, and fiddling with the Dorian Pakeman file has sent shockwaves through the legal community. Today defence attorney Dickie Bradley says it [...]

Shooting Victim Calls On Police to Assist Him

Remember Jamaal Young? The self-employed DVD salesman was unintentionally shot on March fifth on Mahogany Street, allegedly by officers in pursuit of a fleeing vehicle. “Bounty,” as he is popularly [...]

4 Men Freed of Firearm Charges

Today, four men were freed from two of three serious offenses related to a stolen firearm. The group was busted near the East Canal area of Belize City back in [...]

Overhaul of Public Transportation Ongoing

The complete overhaul of the public transportation sector, particularly where it concerns bus fares and the quality of the commuter experience, is a steady process.  Earlier this afternoon, Minister of [...]

Health Ministry Launches Hospital Safety Index & Green Assessment Course

The Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization officially launched the Hospital Safety Index and Green Assessment Course today in Belmopan.  The idea is to introduce locally what [...]

Making the J’ouvert Mud for Carnival

J’ouvert has grown into one of the most popular events that precede the carnival road march to be held this Saturday in the City. Thousands will converge at the San [...]