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Guatemalan businessman murdered in Jalacte

We start our newscast tonight with a murder deep in the south where a Guatemalan businessman was stabbed to death a stone’s throw away from the western border near the [...]

Elena is B.N.T.U.’s leader after dramatic day in Corozal

Senator for Trade Unions and Civil Society, Elena Smith, is president-elect of the Belize National Teachers’ Union. She defied the odds following allegations of tampering and interference in the executive [...]

In Progresso, man found dead in well; did man or beast kill him?

A family up north is grieving the untimely death of one of its own. The body of Baltazar Lino was retrieved from a four feet deep well in the outskirts [...]

Union’s members demand retirement issue be settled by resolution

The impromptu Council of Management meeting that delayed elections also forced the Belize National Teachers’ Union to postpone the hearing and voting on five resolutions presented to the Annual Convention. [...]

Tax men accused of mishandling system of arrears and refunds for G.S.T.

On Thursday we told you about the backlash against the Government’s dismissal of alleged manipulation of audits by senior management of the General Sales Tax Department conducted by lower level [...]

Why Alex Sanker wants his Miss Universe painting back from Rebecca Rath

The fury over photojournalist Tony Rath’s blog continues to burn like wildfire online, where responses to the five-part article are being posted to Facebook in the wake of the lengthy [...]

So what actually happened to the painting?

What became of the commissioned artwork remains unknown. Sanker maintains that the painting was deliberately set aside in favor of a Pen Cayetano piece and that he personally hand delivered [...]

Did Joel Nagel’s “Global Access Conference” get him in trouble?

Ambassador of Belize Joel Nagel remains accredited to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and the International Atomic Energy Agency.  The U.S. attorney was also accredited to Austria and several [...]

Monkey Bay Resort sued over U.S. student’s drowning

A family in the U.S. is suing a local organization over the drowning death of their son. Back in February 2016, fourteen year old Tomari Jackson of Georgia, U.S.A., was [...]

OCEANA reminds G.O.B. of plans for reef on anniversary of Deepwater disaster

On Thursday marked seven years since the massive “Deepwater Horizon” oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In light of this day remembered largely by conservationists and those whose lives [...]

Central Bank details reasons for liquidation of credit unions

Central Bank Governor Joy Grant has responded to News Five via email following our story of Thursday night. The Bank in its capacity of registrar of credit unions is moving [...]

F.C.D. says gold panning is now biggest threat to Chiquibul Forest

Documents released by the F.C.D. chronicle the growth of gold-panning inside the inside the Chiquibul Forest, primarily its sharp spike in the southern portion of the forest in the last [...]

Football Federation suspends Corozal football chief

The Football Federation of Belize will hold its tenth Ordinary Congress in June. At that time members will be electing several outstanding positions on the executive, including a president. At [...]

First storm of 2017, Arlene comes and goes

Even though the hurricane season begins in June there has been some activity before the start of the season. Tropical Storm Arlene, the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic [...]

Rest of season should be quiet, say weather experts

Over the past few days, we have been experiencing unseasonable rains.  According to forecaster Derrick Rudon, the 2017 hurricane season will be below average with fewer named storms and hurricanes. [...]

Senator Elena Smith Emerges Victorious as BNTU’s New National President

As we told you Senator Elena Smith is the new President of the B.N.T.U. After approximately two and a half hours of voting, almost that much in counting and several [...]

A Look at the BNTU Convention and Stalled Election Process

But before the announcement of the winner, the B.N.T.U.’s Council of Management had to grapple with a problem unprecedented in its history – the prospect of alleged political interference tainting [...]

COLA and Raymond Rivers Lend Moral Support to BNTU

Today’s convention of the B.N.T.U. saw an appearance from two Belize City activists, Geovannie Brackett of COLA and Raymond Rivers. The Union has had a cordial, if arms’ length, relationship [...]

COLA’s Take on the Million Dollar Honorarium

Information to News Five is that some teachers in the Anglican and Government-managed school systems received as much as five hundred dollars each as their honorarium or reward for not [...]

General Sales Tax Audits Revisited

Earlier this month, we broke the news of an internal statement within the General Sales Tax Department where Officer in Charge of the Punta Gorda office, Elmer Reyes, alleged that [...]

Miss Belize Universe and Tony Rath’s Controversial Exposé

Miss Universe 2016, held in Manila, Philippines at the end of January, is now several months behind avid fans of pageantry. The stellar performance of Miss Belize Universe, Rebecca Rath, [...]

Therese Rath Stands By Her Husband’s Blog

According to the husband and wife couple, they were largely responsible for the organization of Rebecca’s trip to Miss Universe, minus Enriquez’s input as country director. Furthermore, the family claims [...]

Shawn Rodriguez Gets Seven Years for Brazen Carjacking

Fifty-seven-year-old cab driver Ernesto Robinson is recovering from injuries received during a brazen carjacking on Tuesday night in Belize City.  His attacker, twenty-two-year-old Shawn Rodriguez, a resident of San Ignacio, [...]

Move Over Aaron Wilson, Two More Fake Cops are Charged

Two Belize City men have been slapped with charges of “False Pretense of a Police Officer.” Sometime around four-thirty on Wednesday, police were informed that two men were dressed in [...]

Teachers Honor First Leg of Make Up Time

As part of the mediation agreement agreed to in February, the Belize National Teachers’ Union agreed to release its teachers to make up lost class time due to the October [...]