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Gregory August Fights for Freedom before C.C.J.

There is an unprecedented challenge before the Caribbean Court of Justice. The case got underway today with President Justice Denis Byron presiding.  Attorneys Eamon Courtenay and Ileana Swift are representing [...]

Mark Seawell Challenges Warrant for Extradition

Is incarcerated Ladyville resident Mark Seawell closer to being extradited to the United States or is he finally going home to his family in the days ahead?  His fate as [...]

Decision Thursday; Attorney is Hopeful

Unlike Gary Seawell’s case, which was dragged through the entire judicial system, Cooper is confident that the matter will be resolved in the high court and that the case will [...]

Renaissance Towers Sold in Auction, Ending Receivership

After several years in receivership, the Renaissance Towers complex on Newtown Barracks in the city was sold via public auction on Wednesday. News Five has been informed that the property [...]

No April Fool: Taxes for Vices Go Up on Saturday

All Fools’ Day may be on Saturday, but for those who enjoy beer and cigarettes or pay electricity bills of one hundred dollars and above, our next story will be [...]

CitCo Responds to Concerns of FSTV Stakeholders

On Thursday, a group of stakeholders in the Fort George Tourism Zone voiced strong objections to a proposed three hundred dollar fee for rent that will be levied by the [...]

No Settlement Discussed in Andre Vega Compensation Case

It has now been a month since the Government successfully served Estevan Perera as attorney on behalf of Andre Vega, businessman and son of the former DPM and Minister of [...]

Arbitration Cases at Standstill

A total of four awards handed down by the London Court of International Arbitration for multiple companies hit the Government hard in January, forcing new regulations against any attachment of [...]

Finding Judges: A.G. Says Belizeans are Preferred

The Supreme Court faces an absence of judges to hear cases, particularly in the Northern Session.  Justice Herbert Lord has been on sick leave since January, after suffering a broken [...]

Top Legal Official Closely Watches Senate Inquiry

He cannot analyze it publicly for the time being, but Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte said he is keeping ‘eagle eyes’ on the drama unfolding every Wednesday at the Senate Special [...]

Special Olympics’ Fun Run

Annually, on the first Saturday in the month of April, the Special Olympics Belize hosts a fun run to promote awareness of what the organization does. At six a.m. on [...]

Remembering Late Photographer Noel Escalante

On Thursday, after battling cancer for some time, Noel Escalante passed away at the hospital in Belize City. For many years, he’s been doing photography in Belize capturing snapshots of [...]

Family Seeks Assistance for Belize City Traffic Accident Victim

A family is seeking the public’s assistance with some medical bills after one of their loved one was knocked down earlier this week. According to Laverne Arzu, her nephew, twenty-year-old [...]

Roots Expo to be Held in Western Paradise

The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry is putting off its second annual entrepreneurs’ expo, better known as the Belizean Roots Expo. This year, the expo moves from Burrell Boom [...]

Tyler Savery’s Mom Leads “Light Our Hearts” Vigil

Shakera Young is on a mission to fight for peace and humanity in Belize City following the murder of her only child in November of last year. Young is the [...]

Celebrating our Youngest at Festival of the Arts

For the past week, pre-schoolers have been putting on performances at the Bliss Center for the Performing Arts showcasing the best in talent. On Saturday night, performers from the Belize [...]

Tourism Zone Residents Complain About New Measures by B.T.B., CitCo

More traffic, more noise, more chaos and significantly less profits, as residents, businesses and tour operators are livid that the Belize Tourism Board is once again proposing a shakeup of [...]

Vendor Complains She Can’t Afford Rental Fee

The proposed three-hundred-dollar rental fee, according to retailers using CitCo’s booths, will further cripple their already weakened bottom line.  Patricia Madril has been selling food within the zone for the [...]

Mayor Sympathizes, Will Work Out Issues

Late this evening, we got a response from Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley, who told News Five that there has been a deviation from the initial tourism master plan for [...]

Barton Middleton – Conman or Conned?

Did Barton Middleton act as an agent in the very lucrative visa services industry between 2011 and 2013?  He has been accused of such by no less than Patrick Tillett, [...]

Police Restore Media Relations with Conditions

The logjam between the Belize Police Department and the media has been broken.  This morning, representatives of various media houses met with Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie and four jurisdictional [...]

Ladyville Fights Illegal Dumping

A recent fire in the Ladyville community has brought into sharp focus the ongoing issue of illegal dumpsites that have been popping up through the village on the Philip Goldson [...]

New Operator to Replace PASA for Management of Disposal System

In early January, PASA Belize Limited shut down operations at the solid waste transfer stations and sanitary landfill. All operations within the central corridor—from San Ignacio/Santa Elena to San Pedro [...]

Expansions Planned to Solid Waste Management System

As we told you earlier, solid waste management is everyone’s business and there is need for enforcement of the law, specifically as it relates to violation of illegal dumping and [...]

Victim Pulls Out of Child Molestation Case

Tonight, a San Pedro security guard in his mid-sixties accused of molesting an eight-year-old girl is a free man. Sixty-seven-year-old Jose Romero walked from the serious offense for carnal knowledge [...]