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Guatemalan ‘Good Samaritan’ Murdered on Coastal Road

A father of seven children was executed on Monday morning when he attempted to assist persons in a traffic accident.  The Good Samaritan was a Guatemalan national who lived with [...]

P.S.U.’s Eldred Neal Rails Against Garifuna ‘Takeover’ of Executive

The firestorm in the wake of a racially charged conversation involving the President of the Public Service Union, Eldred Neal, continues to burn fiercely tonight.  Various entities, including the Council [...]

Neal Says Recording Was Part of ‘Greater Conversation’

Turning to the voice behind the now infamous recording, this evening Eldred Neal stopped by our office for an extended sit-down, during which he attempts to explain his position.  For [...]

Neal Calls Out Mora; Says He Could Not Agree with Executive

Elsewhere in the newscast, you will hear Mora throw Neal under the bus for those unsavory remarks.  Neal, however, says that his counterpart has conveniently forgotten his role in that [...]

Neal Versus Palacio; He Appeals Over ‘Power-Seeking’ Ploy

The meeting of Eldred Neal and Luke Palacio this afternoon, when the Joint Unions Negotiating Team convened at the B.N.T.U. headquarters here in Belize City, was likely an awkward encounter [...]

Marvin Mora Discusses History of Garinagu in Belize City

The other persons to whom Neal was speaking in the recording were Marvin Mora, the current general secretary of the Belize Energy Workers’ Union and Lorelei Westby of the Belize [...]

Mora Apologizes; Insists He Did Not Know He Was Being Recorded

This afternoon, Mora issued a twenty-one minute defense outside the B.E.L. compound. He opened with an apology to the Garifuna people for any remarks he made in the incendiary recording [...]

Mora Wanted to Make Point About Garinagu Experience

According to Mora, he was doing two things: the first was to attempt to find out the reason why the P.S.U. did not support Fayne Nicasio, a Garifuna woman, for [...]

Mora Claims “Surprise” Over Neal’s Remarks

Mora claimed that the recording was done without anyone’s knowledge, including the person on whose device it was recorded, and then a portion of it was cut and given to [...]

Guatemalan Shot in Chiquibul; Was it a Soldier?

We can confirm that a Guatemalan national has been found dead in the Chiquibul National Park. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs late this evening confirmed the death of the national, [...]

Garifuna Chair of Belize District P.S.U. Disappointed with President

A letter demanding that P.S.U. President Eldred Neal stands down from contesting his seat during the upcoming Annual General Meeting has been signed by nine members of the union’s Council [...]

2nd Vice Prez Kenneth Mortis Can’t Solve P.S.U. Internal Fire

Also signing on the document dated May sixth, was Kenneth Mortis.  He is the second vice president of the Public Service Union and is a career fireman.  Mortis says that [...]

P.U.P.s Briceño Calls for National Unity

Leader of the People’s United Party, John Briceño, joined in with condemnation of the inflammatory remarks made by Eldred Neal. He pointed to the Father of the Nation George Price’s [...]

P.U.P. Says Prime Minister is Covering Up on Integrity Commission

This afternoon, the People’s United Party continued its assault on the Integrity Commission’s decision to look at only declarations of public figures for the year 2016. The Party argues that [...]

Integrity Commission Chair ‘Manipulated’ Vote

Briceño said that a Government he leads will change the Act to ensure that no political party has an overall majority on the Commission, which would also be expanded to [...]

B.N.T.U. Demands Politicians Adhere to Rules

The establishment of the Integrity Commission was on the front burner of the demands by the Belize National Teachers Unions last year.  Today, the B.N.T.U. lashed out rejecting the proposal [...]

National Garifuna Council Pours Scorn on P.S.U.’s Neal

Condemnation by the National Garifuna Council against the remarks by Eldred Neal has come fast and furious. This morning in Dangriga, News Five spoke with N.G.C. President Sandra Miranda. She [...]

N.G.C. Says Neal Must Go Now!

Miranda told News Five that the N.G.C. is demanding Eldred Neal’s immediate resignation and that he should not wait to be removed. She argues that picking on the Garifuna by [...]

John Briceño Says Ad Plays into Negative Sentiments on Faber Leadership

Prime Minister Dean Barrow told reporters after Friday’s House meeting that he is seriously contemplating early retirement depending on how much longer his back is giving trouble, though his present [...]

Stone Penner? P.U.P. Says They’ll See Him in Court

Elvin Penner testified without major incident last Wednesday in Belmopan at the public hearing of the Senate Special Select Committee. But it appears authorities were ready for anything, as the [...]

P.U.P. Ready to Fight Municipal Elections

The countdown is on for the 2018 municipal elections. The People’s United Party is only defending one town council in Orange Walk, where Mayor Kevin Bernard is said to be [...]

APAMO Urges Dialogue Following Crooked Tree Fire

The Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations has tried to thread the needle between supporting member organization Belize Audubon Society in the aftermath of the fire at the Crooked Tree [...]