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Zeidy Orozco and Balthazar Lopez Laid to Rest; Family Says Thanks

Family and friends of Zeidy Orosco and Balthazar Lopez were emotional with grief today as the couple was laid to rest in Corozal Town.  The outpouring of support for the [...]

US $95 Million More for Dunkeld? G.O.B. Says No Way

There is another round of costly litigation coming our way, and once again it has to do with Belize Telemedia Limited.  The Government of Belize paid half of the settlement [...]

Government Plans C.C.J. Fight; Hopes for ‘Magic’

Without a doubt the matter will be going to the CCJ, which FinSec Joseph Waight says is provided for under the settlement agreement signed in Miami, Florida in 2015 between [...]

U.S. Court Refuses UHS Hearing; Belize Injunction Lifted

According to a U.S. court decision, the eighteen-point-five million U.S.-dollar arbitral award for the Belize Bank Limited against the Government will not be reconsidered. It leaves only an injunction granted [...]

Roosevelt Papouloute Admits ‘Huge Theological Differences’ at Church-State Commission

A rift in the membership of the Church-State Commission will result in separate reports being presented to the Government of Belize.  The Commission was formed in the wake of the [...]

Church Leader Says There is Still Hope

Reverend Papouloute expects that the report of the Council of Churches will be produced once all its executive members are together in a few weeks’ time. But despite the separate [...]

Anglicans Thought Dialogue Was Needed After Section 53 Decision

A partial appeal of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin’s historic decision on Section Fifty-three of the Criminal Code of Belize is set for hearing at the Belize Court of Appeal. However, [...]

D.P.P. Details Why Battered Wife Could Not Be Charged with Murder

Within twenty-four hours after she was charged with the murder of her husband, Deshawm Ramirez was set free of the charge. The Seine Bight couple had a tumultuous marriage known [...]

Forensic Examiner Orlando Vera Gets Two Years for Perverting Justice

A ballistics examiner employed with the National Forensic Science Service is serving a two-year sentence at the Belize Central Prison after being found guilty last Thursday of abetment to pervert [...]

Louisville, Corozal, Maya Site Targeted by Soil and Block Thieves

On the heels of damages done to a Mayan mound in San Pedro, tonight there is another disturbing report from the Institute of Archaeology that another Maya monument, this time [...]

Robber Hits Gas Tomza Depot

There was an armed robbery in Belize City on Tuesday night, involving an employee of Gas Tomza Ltd.  Twenty-four-year-old Irvin Carranza, a Salvadoran national, was at work a fuel depot [...]

Audubon Wants to Come Back to Crooked Tree

Last month a fire was set that wiped out the Belize Audubon Society’s Education Center in Crooked Tree. Someone deliberately set the structure on fire just hours before the village [...]

Why Was Alleged Bribery Attempt Not Investigated?

As we told you on Wednesday, Paul Ku got a Belizean passport with the approval of then-Immigration Director Ruth Meighan and then-Minister Carlos Perdomo, despite issues with his application flagged [...]

Testy Exchange as Perdomo Goes after Lizarraga

The hearing concluded with some fireworks, as Business Senator Mark Lizarraga pressed the former Minister on a particular application for one Mohamed Mohamed Khalil Owemer, a Saudi/Palestinian national who applied [...]

Churches Tell Senate Punish the Guilty

Senator for the Churches, Ashley Rocke, has told News Five that he believes he has seen enough of the public testimony for the Senate Special Select Committee. He also opined [...]

Belize Makes Plans for Nationwide Drivers’ License System

Driving in Belize can sometimes be a hassle, considering that each municipality and the Department of Transport have its own system for licensing and any cooperation is informal at best. [...]

A National Agenda for our Children

The Children’s Agenda 2017-2030 was launched today, but signed on May fifteenth between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.  The document is a road map that outlines [...]

Celebrating World Oceans Day in Toledo

Today across the world was observed World Oceans Day. It is a day set aside to highlight the importance of oceans and the need to protect and preserve the natural [...]

Healthy Living Beats the Summer Heat

The heat has been very intense over the past few weeks and it is only the beginning of summer. You’ve heard the message countless times about staying hydrated and out [...]