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Fire Razes House in Dangriga

A fire in Dangriga has completely destroyed a house and partially destroyed another. Sometime around one-thirty this afternoon, a two-storey wooden house and its contents were gutted by the blaze, [...]

Enjoying Art on the Streets of the Old Capital

The seventh edition of the anticipated Street Art Festival took place over the weekend in the downtown area of Belize City. The arts were in full display, from paintings to [...]

Will Stevedores Finally Get Their Collective Bargaining Agreement with Port of Belize?

The C.W.U.’s membership is at about nine hundred and stretches across the country from north to south and east to west: Belize City Council and Central Bank to Saint Martin’s [...]

Beach Footballers Return with Modest Success

The National Beach Soccer Team of Belize returned to the country today following its participation in the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship 2017 held in the Bahamas. Team Belize won four [...]

Premier League Football and Elite League Basketball on Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday. [Feature on weekend sporting highlights....]

Is Andre Vega Evading Court Action for Haulover Compensation?

Andre Vega, son of former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega, remains at the heart of a land scandal involving a parcel of prime real estate near the Haulover Creek and [...]

Breaking “Belizean Cheaters”: Women Deplore Lascivious Content Shared Online

Since the weekend, the social media page, Belizean Cheaters and all its evolutions have been wreaking havoc across the country.  Even as the pages are reported to the Facebook Administrator, [...]

Government Moves to Address “Cyber Crimes”

The chorus of disapproval in the wake of the social media spectacle is forcing lawmakers to look carefully at new legislation to address the issue of cyber bullying.  As it [...]

Getting to the Bottom of the Arbitral Awards

Lord Michael Ashcroft’s interview with News Five this week touched on a wide range of topics but the one of most current interest is the various arbitral awards under litigation [...]

Michael Ashcroft Says New Laws Unnecessary and a Distraction

As pointed out by the principals of Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited, the language in the Crown Proceedings (Amendment) Act is similar to those passed in the Supreme Court of Judicature [...]

CIHL Goes to Court Against Anti-Arbitration Injunction; G.O.B. Holds Firm

And this coming Monday, February twenty-seventh, the Supreme Court will hear an application by CIHL to discharge an injunction granted by Justice Michelle Arana restraining the company from enforcing a [...]

A.G. Says Deportation Not an Issue for Belize

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, have begun deportation raids in support of new policy by the Donald Trump administration. Hundreds have been rounded up across the country [...]

U.S. Turns Back Supa G from Texas

Belizean entertainer Supa G is back in the country after being denied entry into the United States earlier this week.  The popular artist, born Lensford Martinez, was traveling to Houston, [...]

Superbond Consent Offer Extended Again; S&P Sceptical, Lowers Ratings

Earlier this week, the Government of Belize announced deferral of the coupon payment of almost twenty-six million Belize dollars to holders of the Belize 2038 Bonds. Officially, the plan is [...]

Ashcroft Says Investors May Turn Away from Belize without Security

Turning to the current state of the economy…Lord Michael Ashcroft says that Belize has not shown the promise engendered by the various monies spent here over the last decade or [...]

Ashcroft Vs Barrow? Lord Michael Says It Was Never Personal

We asked Lord Ashcroft how things seemed to get so personal between himself and Prime Minister Dean Barrow over the various situations involving B.T.L. and the subsequent arbitral awards. To [...]

Wife’s Charges Upgraded to Manslaughter for Pushing Husband to Death

On Valentine’s Day, a couple living on Victoria Street was socializing when it is alleged the woman pushed her common-law husband down the stairs. He sustained a head injury when [...]

Immigration Still Interested in Chon Saan Building But Looking at Other Options

Will government proceed with the purchase of the Chon Saan Building in Belmopan?  As we’ve reported, the Immigration Department is looking for real estate to house a new passport system [...]

Chamber of Commerce Sore over Superbond

The unpaid national debt that looms over Belize’s fragile economy continues to be a matter of concern in various sectors, including the business community.  On Thursday, the Belize Chamber of [...]

Who is Behind Takeover of ‘Picado Road’ in Lake Independence?

Residents living at mile two and half on the George Price Highway on a street called “Lucky Street” say that it appears that one of the designated streets in their [...]

Mexican Artist and S.J.C. Students Adorn Mexican Institute Wall with Mural

A Mexican artist and students from Saint John’s College collaborated on mural earlier this week. The use of stencil and graffiti style art piece was started earlier this week and [...]

Taking “Art Action” Against Domestic Violence

Reported cases of domestic violence are on the increase even though there are many that never make it to the police; and in other instances statements have been made, but [...]

Lord Michael Ashcroft Confirms Terms of B.T.L. Settlement

In an exclusive interview with News Five in Washington, D.C. Lord Michael Ashcroft touched on a wide variety of major stories, from the settlement of Belize Telemedia Limited’s nationalization by [...]

Ashcroft Says His Good Turn on B.T.L. Was Rejected and Will Cost Belize Heavily

Much of the half a billion dollar settlement has to do with the Accommodation Agreement signed seven years earlier. That in turn reaches back to the mid-2000’s when Jeffrey Prosser [...]

Barrow and Williams Holds “Insignificant” Shares in Caribbean Investment Holdings

The relationship between Lord Michael Ashcroft’s business concerns and Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s law firm, Barrow and Williams, retained for litigation on behalf of the Belize Bank Limited and others, [...]