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Deputy Prime Minister’s vehicle set ablaze

At midnight on Tuesday, the vehicle of Deputy Prime Minster, Patrick Faber went up in flames; police are looking for a suspect caught on camera. He was seen jumping the [...]

GOB Believes Teachers Action is Cause for Faber’s Vehicle being Set Ablaze

There are no arrests so far nor have police uncovered the particulars of a getaway vehicle. Late this evening the government seemed to be linking the arson to the ongoing [...]

Senate Special Select Committee holds first meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Senate Special Select Committee to investigate the Immigration and Nationality Department was held this morning in Belmopan, on the heels of a special report by [...]

Who wants to chair Special Committee?

It remains unclear, following today’s meeting, who will preside over the Senate Special Select Committee.  According to U.D.P. senators Aldo Salazar and Doctor Carla Barnett, neither of them was inclined [...]

Church Senator reveals threats to home and family

Perhaps the most controversial representative of the social partners, Pastor Ashley Rocke, whose position on two occasions has angered the churches, declined chairmanship of the Senate Select Committee for fear [...]

Senators discuss how to create budget for Special Committee hearings

When the chair could not be appointed, the focus of the meeting then shifted to an agreed process through which a budget will be created to finance the undertaking. At [...]

Teachers will strike for eighth day; getting ready for meeting with Prime Minister

The strike called by the Belize National Teachers’ Union will go into its eighth day on Thursday. But whether it continues after that will depend on a key meeting between [...]

U.D.P. members to picket B.N.T.U. office; Union warns against intimidation

While the Belize National Teachers’ Union will be meeting with the Prime Minister on Thursday, a press release issued today announces that, as confirmed by police, members and supporters of [...]

Belize Branch teachers hit streets to continue public education campaign

After an early morning meeting at their headquarters, about one hundred members of the Belize District Branch of the Belize National Teachers’ Union headed out on foot into Southside Belize [...]

UDP Picketing called off

News Five has confirmed with organizer of the picket called by the United Democratic Party, Alfonso Noble, that it has been called off. The Prime Minister meets with the Union [...]

Chamber Holds Special General Meeting

At this time the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding a special general meeting to determine the extent of its participation on the Senate Special Select Committee.  The [...]

Attorney Sharon Pitts also a beneficiary in Haulover land deal

In part one of the story of the scandalous land deal at Mile Five on the Philip Goldson Highway, we reported that Andre Vega, the son of the former Deputy [...]

Commissioner of Police discusses escape of dangerous prisoners in Belmopan

According to Belmopan police, two prisoners escaped from police custody while being held in the capital around midday today. The prisoners have been identified as twenty-five year old Lincoln Bejerano, [...]

Only six defendants proceed to inquiry in Sarkis Abou-Nehra home invasion and rape case

Eighteen persons were initially charged in connection with the December 2015 home invasion at the house of a businessman Sarkis Abou Nehra in Burrell Boom Village.  At least six persons [...]

CitCo lifts moratorium on taxi licenses in Belize City

The Belize City Council has been tackling for the past two years the issue of an overflow of taxi licenses in the Old Capital. It issued a moratorium on issuing [...]

Young woman alleges police brutality at traffic stop

What was supposed to be a routine traffic stop on Northside Belize City this past Friday night became an explosive instance of alleged police brutality. The complainant is a young [...]

Senator Godwin Hulse denies conflict of interest in Senate vote

The People’s United Party is calling out Senator Godwin Hulse for casting a vote during the last sitting of the Senate on September thirtieth.  The argument here is that Hulse’ [...]

Police Minister wants to bring community and department together

Senator Godwin Hulse has been adjusting to his responsibilities as Minister of Police since being assigned the additional portfolio during the last Cabinet reshuffle.  The process has been shaping out [...]

Minister Hulse calls for reforms to criminal investigation

According to Hulse, there is a need for reform within the Belize Police Department particularly where it concerns criminal prosecution.   Godwin Hulse, Minister of Police “The whole crime scene [...]