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Businessman Omar Ortiz Dies in Accident on George Price Highway

Well-known businessman Omar Ortiz left his home this morning en route to Galen University in Central Farm, Cayo, but he never arrived at his destination. Near the cut off to [...]

Teachers’ Union Says Government Must Take Lands Corruption Seriously

Belize’s two largest trade unions have come out swinging against the Government in the wake of the latest revelations into fraudulent and corrupt activities at the Ministry of Natural Resources. [...]

P.S.U. Call for Works, Health to be Investigated as Well

Meanwhile, the Public Service Union states in its release that corruption has been increasingly reported not only at Lands, but at the Ministries of Works and Health.  It says it [...]

As Investigation Begins, Police Minister Calls on Colleague Gaspar Vega to “Deal with” Situation

Orange Walk East Area Representative Elodio Aragon Junior also weighed in on the ongoing land scandal involving former cabinet colleague Gaspar Vega.  As Minister of State for Home Affairs, Aragon [...]

To Err is Human; Aragon Says Boss P.M. Has Handled Circumstances Well

While Aragon stopped short of elaborating on an ostensible criminal matter, he says that on a personal note, one must take into consideration the fact that these kinds of circumstances [...]

A.G. Says Darlene Padron Will Be Questioned over Activity in Vega Case

The fate of Darlene Padron, the Justice of the Peace who knowingly or unknowingly endorsed the fraudulent land document, lies with the Office of the Attorney General which is conducting [...]

Public Officers Warned to Resist Ministers’ Requests

Compounded with the ongoing Senate Special Select Committee inquiry on Immigration, in which several senior public officers have been implicated, in the P.S.U.’s words, of “outright corruption, wrongdoing and lack [...]

Franz Parke Suggested for Court of Appeal Justice; Fitness Questioned

Franz Parke, a Jamaican-American attorney, is being nominated for appointment to the Court of Appeal of Belize for a term of five years beginning with the October session. He was [...]

U.S. Says Removal from ‘Kingpin’ List Does Not Clear John Zabaneh of Criminal Investigation

You heard here on News Five how well known businessman John Zabaneh has been cleared of the ‘Kingpin’ label. Zabaneh and alleged associates were designated as a trafficking organization and [...]

Washington Backs CICIG’s Ivan Velasquez; Will Not Tolerate Political Influence in Guatemala

Protests continue in Guatemala where Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales attempted to remove the head of the U.N. anti-corruption commission, known as CICIG.  Numerous countries have denounced the attempt to expel [...]

U.D.P. Names 7 to Take Back Orange Walk Town Council

The United Democratic Party continues to roll out its roster of candidates in various cities and towns ahead of the March 2018 municipal elections.  This morning in Belize City, the [...]

Former Mayor Philip de la Fuente Comes Home to U.D.P.

Offering himself once more as mayoral hopeful for the United Democratic Party is a return to form for Phillip De La Fuente who parted ways with the U.D.P. in 2015, [...]

Mayoral Candidate Confident of Taking Down P.U.P.’s Kevin Bernard

De La Fuente’s biggest challenge will be unseating incumbent Kevin Bernard in March 2018.  The head of Orange Walk’s town council is a two-time mayor who has been able to [...]

Cayo Pharmacy’s Vitamin B Syrup Supply Flagged by Ministry of Health

For the second time a particular pharmacy in San Ignacio has been flagged by the Ministry of Health for the sale of an unauthorized drug. Neurobion syrup, in the two [...]

Legal Action to be Taken If Pharmacists Don’t Tell Who Supplied Compromised Medicine

It is not sure if the drugs were smuggled into Belize, and the pharmacy in question refuses to inform the Ministry of Health who supplied them with the unauthorized medication. [...]

Orange Walk’s Lisandra Gutierrez Wants to Reign over KTV the Remix

Tonight we bring you closer to Lisandra Gutierrez; she is one of four finalists in KTV, the Remix, who is hoping to capture the title and cash prize.  Lisandra is [...]

Women, Power and Politics in Belize Under Discussion at Conference

The national women’s commission held a first of its kind women in politics conference today. The event, held under the theme ‘Empowered Women: Empowering Women for Meaningful Change,’ brought together [...]

B.N.T.U. Says Stand Up to Sedi If You Love Belize

The Belize National Teachers’ Union has added its voice to those condemning Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington for his repeated statements that Belize’s borders are not internationally recognized, and [...]

Healthy Living Visits Youth Enhancement Services

By next week all children across the country should be back in the classroom for the new school year. In Belize, children ages fourteen and under must be enrolled in [...]

G.O.B. Cancels Mosquito Caye Land; Initiates Investigation into Document Forgery

We start tonight with important developments in the case of Amy Forte, a Belmopan resident who wrote the office of Prime Minister and Minister of Natural Resources Dean Barrow on [...]

Too Late, Andre Vega Says He Will Give Up Land and Blames Agent and J.P.

This evening, News Five obtained a letter sent by Andre Vega’s attorney, Estevan Perera, to C.E.O. in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Sharon Ramclam Young. Basically, the son of the [...]

P.U.P. Goes after Vegas for ‘Get-Rich’ Scheme with Lands

This afternoon, the People’s United Party registered its disgust with the latest revelations. In a forty-five minute press conference at its headquarters, Independence Hall, leader John Briceño assailed the Prime [...]

What Did P.M. Know and What is Status of Vega Lands

As the Prime Minister contended in our interview after the House meeting of August twenty-first, the transactions detailed in a prior set of leaked documents involving the Vegas appeared to [...]

Reform Must Be More than ‘Window-Dressing’

So what needs to be done differently to address the ‘hotbed of corruption’, as the Prime Minister himself termed the Ministry of Natural Resources to Belizean-Americans in Los Angeles in [...]

Vega and Darlene Padron Must Go!

Briceño also discussed the role of various Vega family members and acquaintances in roping off the Lands Ministry for their personal grab-tub, most notably former National Estate Officer and Justice [...]