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Accused Child Rapist Free after Case Falls Apart

Another case of sexual abuse against a minor was disposed of in court today.  After he was accused of molesting a child since the age of eleven, in August of [...]

Manslaughter Accused on Bail Goes Missing

Twenty-five-year-old Saul Ortiz of San Ignacio Town is missing. Since earlier this week, he hasn’t been seen by his family and his mother reported him missing on Monday.  Ortiz, if [...]

Governor General to Consider Final Assent to PACT Amendment Bill

Governor General Sir Colville Young will, in the next few hours, consider affixing his assent to the PACT (Amendment) Bill, General Revenue and Appropriation Bill and ten others brought from [...]

A.G. Says G.G. is Constrained by the Law, Not the Senate’s Wishes

Can the Government safely ignore the consideration of the Senate in deciding to pass on the PACT (Amendment) Bill to the Governor General? Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte refuted our suggestion [...]

New House by Hand in Hand Ministries

A single mother of six children was officially gifted with her brand new home today. The Port Loyola resident and her family were selected by the Hand in Hand Ministries [...]

Researcher Hails Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change in Sarteneja, Monkey River

Norwegian researcher Marianne Karlsson today issued the results of her thesis project about adapting to climate change in two seaside fishing communities at either end of the country. A few [...]

The B.T.L. Telephone Directory is Here!

The new telephone directory was released today. The 2017 edition features a cover shot by renowned local photographer Tony Rath and was done in collaboration with the World Wildlife Fund.  [...]

Scotia Bank Plans Relief Drive for Majestic Alley Families

On Wednesday you saw the families affected by the Majestic Alley fire collect their cook tops and other donations to help them rebuild, in the wake of Friday’s inferno.  Businesses [...]

Celebrating Early Childhood with Outdoor Expo

Since the beginning of the month there have been a number of activities across the country commemorating child stimulation month. The purpose of observing child stimulation is to create public [...]

Healthy Living Speaks to Belize’s Sole Neonatologist

In Healthy Living tonight, we introduce you to a neonatologist.  Now, neonatology is a medical field that is not common in Belize but it is certainly a specialized one. Doctor [...]

Barton Middleton, Before Senate Committee, Claims He Fears for His Life

The sole witness present at today’s public hearing of the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration was Barton Middleton. His appearance is the culmination of long weeks of interrogation of [...]

Alleged Immigration “Agent” Can’t Say Why He is Being Framed

Before that big reveal, Middleton displayed a severe case of amnesia through much of this morning’s testimony, apparently unable to recall much of anything that happened to him in the [...]

Barton Middleton Denies Involvement in Visa Foil Scandal

Though he may be forgetful of events, Barton Middleton is well aware of why he was called to Belmopan today. No less than four persons – Immigration Officers Mark Tench, [...]

Is Brain Tumour to Blame for “Mr. Middleton’s” Forgetfulness?

In the course of his testimony, Middleton claimed to have gone to surgery at the Corozal Hospital for a tumour growing at the base of his brain. When we checked [...]

Middleton Tells Off Senate Committee over Jurisdiction

Barton Middleton, if not a hostile witness, was certainly a reluctant one. He spent much of his testimony denying meeting or closely knowing the likes of Mark Tench and Patrick [...]

Gov’t Rushes PACT Bill to G.G. Despite Senate’s Disapproval

On Monday, the Senate defeated the PACT Amendment Bill in a significant first for the upper house, when a majority of parliamentarians voted against the proposed law.  The government is [...]

Business Senator Calls for Legal Review Due to “Uncharted Waters”

There may be basis for the Government’s actions in the Constitution, but does that make it right? Senator for the Business Community Mark Lizarraga told News Five this afternoon in [...]

Drug Plane Recovered in Northern Belize

A small aircraft remains parked at the apron of the Philip Goldson International Airport after it was transported from northern Belize. The white with burgundy and sliver trim Piper PA-23-250 [...]

SIB Reports: Exports Down in Fourth Quarter; Citrus Boom Not Felt Yet

The Statistical Institute of Belize confirms today that exports are significantly down. In the case of citrus which once placed as the number one export that industry has plummeted to [...]

Fuel Goads Inflation Forward

Fuel prices, as motorists would know, have shot up considerably, jumping almost twenty percent during February 2017.  The most notable increase was in the cost of diesel fuel which went [...]

P.U.P. Calls for Renewed Fight on Crime; Hits G.O.B. on Budget Cuts

The People’s United Party says it is gravely concerned by the government’s seemingly flippant inattention to the spiralling crime.  Earlier today, the P.U.P. issued a release noting that the government [...]

Business Senator Disappointed by Budget: G.O.B., Public Service Can Do Better

There was a possibility, with an odd number of Senators now seated and any tie-breaker removed from President Lee Mark Chang except in specific circumstances, that the General Revenue and [...]

Emergency Management Hands Out Supplies to Majestic Fire Victims

NEMO, CEMO and other partners handed over supplies to families who lost their homes and belongings in the Majestic Alley last Friday. The families have been receiving assistance since the [...]

New House for 2016 Fire Victim

Belize Electricity Limited and Hand in Hand Ministries partnered to build a house for a deserving family in Belize City.  Shirley Flowers, a single mother off Boots Crescent in south [...]

Ministry of Health Wants More Talk About Depression

The theme of next week’s World Health Day observance is “Depression – Let’s Talk.” It’s easier said than done, considering how many suffer from a depressive state and keep it [...]