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Attorney General Vanessa Retreage Leaves After 1 Year

On Monday night broke the news that Vanessa Retreage was stepping down from Cabinet. This afternoon, Prime Minister Dean Barrow hosted a press conference confirming our report that Attorney General [...]

A.G. Cites Personal & Professional Commitments; Says Thanks to “Great” Staff

So, a year after assuming responsibility for Attorney General and four months after becoming the Minister of Natural Resources, Retreage goes back to her law firm Reyes and Retreage where [...]

Death Threat Against A.G. Was Email Spam

There has been speculation that Retreage’s resignation comes on the heels of a death threat she received via email sometime a few weeks ago.  The outgoing Attorney General said that [...]

Cabinet Shuffles for Third Time in a Year

In addition to the Attorney General’s resignation and the appointment of her successor, the most important piece of news coming out of the press conference was the Prime Minister’s assumption [...]

Laura Longsworth Proposed for Speaker of the House

A successor for House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte has been proposed, but will be made official at the next sitting of the House of Representatives.  That person is retired nurse Laura [...]

The Carmelita Land Scandal: Why Vegas Have All the Luck

Last week News Five dropped a bombshell that continues to wag tongues. In the span of five years, one thousand, six hundred acres of prime farmland along the Philip Goldson [...]

Carmelita Land Question is “Mischief-Making,” A.G. Suggests

The land flip has raised eyebrows, particularly in parliament where Hyde made his presentation.  When asked if she was aware of the situation, Minister of Natural Resources Vanessa Retreage told [...]

New Lands Minister Says There Will Be Consequences for Prior Wrongdoing

When asked about the dubious transactions, the incoming Minister of Natural Resources firmly stated that his administration is prepared to accept that there may be instances of wrongdoing in government [...]

No New Taxes: 2017 Budget Will Be Lean & Mean

Will there be a tax increase in the upcoming 2017 fiscal budget?  In light of grave economic conditions, the possibility of a hike in existing taxes is very real.  Today, [...]

Highway Robbery! Fake Cops Stole Big Money from Travellers’ Liquors Workers

Travelers Liquors Limited took a big hit on Monday night when it was targeted by thieves. But is it an inside job?  Forty-nine thousand dollars in cash and cheques were [...]

Real Police Say Watch Out For Fake “checkpoints”

But with criminals becoming so crafty, Police warn drivers to be vigilant when travelling on the road.   ASP Juanito Cocom, O.C., Ladyville Police “The scene was visited, processed where [...]

Busting “Dynamite” Against the Law; Sellers Beware

One of the more unwelcome Christmas-time “traditions,” at least here in Belize City, is the letting off what is colloquially known as “popshot” or “dynamite” – not to be confused [...]

Police in Northside Award Officers of the Month

Two police constables from the Eastern Division North were recognized with awards as “Officers of the Month of October” this morning at the Queen Street Police Station. Jerome Middleton of [...]

Chiquibul Initiative Quartet Get Big Cheques

Two point two-eight million dollars were disbursed today for the conservation and protection of natural reserves: Chiquibul, Vaca, Colombia and Bladen Forests.  PACT is the donor agency that is contributing [...]

N.G.O.’s Say Process is on Track to Identify 13th Senator

The idea of a thirteenth senator may soon become a reality. This Friday is the deadline for final submissions of documentation by non-governmental organizations to show they are in good [...]

Santander to Provide New Power Source Beginning in 2017

Three years ago, Belize Electricity Limited and the Public Utilities Commission opened a request for proposals for electricity generation of both traditional and renewable energy sources. Following a lengthy and [...]

Identifying the Risks for Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing

The World Bank is training entities working in the field of risk assessment for money laundering, terrorism financing, and related crimes to help Belize conduct its first National Risk Assessment. [...]