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Melissa Ferguson Free; P.I. for Husband Danny Mason et al is February 21st

The time is drawing nearer for William Alexander “Danny” Mason and his accused cohorts to learn their fate. A preliminary inquiry into the indictable charges of murder, kidnapping, conspiracy to [...]

G.O.B. Claims Eamon Courtenay Abandoned Senate Hearing for Ashcroft

The United Democratic Party issued a first salvo on Wednesday of this week against Senator Eamon Courtenay. Today, smack in the middle of an ongoing hearing unearthing corruption in the [...]

Higher Taxes? It’s Inevitable, Says Financial Secretary

Try though they might, Financial Secretary Joseph Waight was typically blunt in speaking to reporters today at the conclusion of consultations on the budget with the unions.  And Belizeans should [...]

Another Extension for Superbond; FinSec Says There’s “Some Progress”

The Government of Belize has once again extended the Consent Solicitation Offer to bondholders for its terms on the proposed re-negotiation of the 2038 Belize Bonds or Superbond. The offer [...]

Government Spendthrift, Says Chamber of Commerce and Business Bureau

News Five has seen a copy of the Government’s working document for its ongoing budget consultations with the trade unions, civil society and the business community.  It proposes an increase [...]

Time to Cut Out Contract Officers, Businessmen Say

Another concern for the business community is the size of Government’s wage bill, bloated by three years of salary adjustment for teachers and public officers, which is now sitting at [...]

Is the Government Serious About Change?

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Belize Business Bureau have proposed a raft of ideas to help fix Belize’s economy, including emphasizing economic growth, reducing leakages and holes [...]

Pawnshops on Notice After Major Supreme Court Judgment

A precedent-setting judgment in the Supreme Court, issued on Monday, has put key restrictions on moneylenders inclined to exact excess monies from their desperate and overburdened customers. Supreme Court Justice [...]

Substance of Judgment Safe in Event of Appeal, Says Attorney

Today’s interview with Perera and Arthurs widely covered the issue of pawnshops’ and moneylenders’ activities in Belize. While so-called “loan sharks” operating without a license are illegal as of law, [...]

Unions Join Call to Get Tough with Government

As we told you earlier, the trade unions and civil society took their turn with the Government’s budget team today at the Belize Biltmore Plaza hotel. At its end, the [...]

FinSec Says Belize Did Not Give Up Sovereign Immunity for Superbond

In making arguments against the Central Bank (International Immunities) Act, Senator Eamon Courtenay said on January thirtieth in the Senate that Belize did a similar thing to the Accommodation Agreement [...]

Alrick August Fights for Life at K.H.M.H.

Shooting victim, twenty-three-year-old Alrick August remains in a critical condition, clinging to life inside the Intensive Care Unit at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  On Wednesday night, August was shot [...]

The Puerto Azul Scam Through the Eyes of Former Investor Daniele Pistolesi

Daniele Pistolesi, a former investor in the failed Puerto Azul project, has been speaking exclusively to News Five about his role in exposing it as a massive scam and Ponzi [...]

Rebecca is Back and Thanks Her Country for Support at Miss Universe

She travelled to the Philippines to compete in the most prestigious Miss Universe pageant, within months of becoming Miss Belize. It has been a journey of immeasurable experiences for the [...]

Dolores Balderamos Garcia is Now a Senior Counsel

Attorney-at-Law, Dolores Balderamos Garcia has been appointed Senior Counsel.  The appointment came today before the Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin who highlighted her stellar contribution through her years of practice and [...]

Muscle Mania Comes to Bliss

On Saturday, the eighteenth of February, the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts will come alive as bodybuilding athletes from across the country will converge to compete in the Spiez [...]

Da’ville to Rock B.T.L. Park for Third Anniversary of Remodeling

There is an activity to look forward to this weekend. Jamaican artist Da’ville touched down in Belize on Thursday as the featured artist for a concert this Saturday at the [...]