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Evening Accident on George Price; Elderly Man Knocked Down

There was a near fatal accident on the George Price Highway just before seven on Thursday night. An elderly man was hit by a 2008 Toyota Four-Runner driven at the [...]

Coming Together: Diane Finnegan Asks Marco Vidal What Are His Intentions for Southside

The move to bring together various Belize City gangs to discuss a possible peace treaty is being facilitated by the Belize Police Department, as well as the Youth Apprenticeship Program, [...]

Time for the System to Work with Youth, Not Against

With peace talks underway and another ceasefire in the days ahead, is there any optimism that the truce can be lasting?  That’s what we asked Finnegan at the peace march [...]

Government Says G.S.T. Commissioner Has Full Powers

On Wednesday evening, the Government of Belize, through the Ministry of Finance, dismissed any suggestion of manipulation by senior management of the General Sales Tax Department of audits carried out [...]

Greedy Choke Puppy? The Effect of Higher Taxes and Relation to Contrabanding

Despite the Government’s belt-tightening measures, if the allegations being made from within the G.S.T. Department have substance, do they not go against the stated intentions of limiting the pain of [...]

Does Chester Williams Have Political Ambitions?

Since breaking news of imminent transfers within the Eastern Division jurisdiction a few weeks ago, there has been speculation whether ACP Chester Williams’ relocation to Belmopan is politically motivated.  The [...]

Edward Broaster Endorses Move to Belmopan

ACP Edward Broaster is moving on up. It was announced over a week ago that he is taking over as the Commander of Operations, a promotion that will see him [...]

CitCo Turns Attention to Neglected Yabra Canal

For the past several months, there has been a backing up of silt in the Yabra Canal. The congestion has not only become an eyesore in the area, but it [...]

Cleaning Up on the Highways

And from the Canal to old tires and other breeding grounds for mosquitoes – Willoughby says they held a meeting on Wednesday with the Ministry of Health and they highlighted [...]

B.T.B. Addresses Issues at Tourism Village

Stakeholders in the Fort George Tourism Zone are pushing back against efforts by the Belize Tourism Board and Belize City Council to regulate traffic around the Zone, out of the [...]

What’s Behind Rising Fish Prices at Easter Time

Ten dollars a pound! If your jaw dropped when you heard that price for retail of whole fish this Holy Week, be assured, ours did too. In fact, unconfirmed reports [...]

Former Mayor Unveils Religious Art Pieces

At this time of the year, Belizeans, like millions across the world, celebrate the Easter season according to their beliefs and their religious denominations. It is said to be the [...]

BERT Gives Residents Tips for Emergencies

The official authorities have been very handy for tips to Belizeans to have a safe and happy Easter weekend. Earlier this week, we had the point of view of chief [...]

Tourists Reminded to be Careful, but Belize is Safe

In an interview with News Five, B.T.B.’s Karen Pike addressed the persistent reports of persons working inside the Tourist Village warning away cruise ship tourists from buying from vendors outside [...]

Churches Remind of Importance of Easter

While many Belizeans are on their way to their vacation spot to spend the Easter holidays, is the Christian tradition being lost to secular activities? Earlier today, a symbolic artwork [...]