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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 [...]

Manslaughter Charge for Customs Officer Who Shot Dwayne Almendarez

The fatal shooting of thirty-year-old Dwayne Almendarez on August fifteenth, in Yo Creek Village, has resulted in a single charge of manslaughter being brought against a customs officer earlier today.  [...]

Leads Scarce in Gilroy Martinez Murder Investigation

On Monday, we reported on the murder of thirty two year old Gilroy Martinez of Curl Thompson Street in Belize City. Martinez was shot in the head around eight on [...]

1 Month Later, No Movement in Dead Baby Find

No one has been charged for the discarding of a baby boy in the east canal of Belize City. The discovery of a dead baby with its umbilical cord still [...]

Economy Stalls; Imports and Exports Down While Cost of Living is Up

Figures released by the Statistical Institute of Belize show that economic activity slowed down to some extent in July.  Goods and services went up slightly, while imports and exports registered [...]

Chamber of Commerce Says Land Hustle Must Be Investigated

Back to the issue of fraudulent land transactions….The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued a strong release today condemning the corruption at the Ministry of Natural Resources. It says [...]

Chamber Supports Expanded PAC Committee, UNCAC Implementation

Despite the signing of the UNCAC last December, corruption continues to be pervasive. Usher calls on all stakeholders to come together and put in place a mechanism to keep all [...]

P.U.P. Getting Ready for CitCo; Tells U.D.P.’s Butt Out

Following his press conference, Opposition Leader John Briceño was questioned on several other burning national issues. The United Democratic Party this past Sunday held a contested convention for the post [...]

P.U.P.: Bye, Carlos Raul!

In Guatemala, the Constitutional Court has upheld its provisional ruling that President Jimmy Morales cannot expel Ivan Velasquez, a veteran Colombian prosecutor who leads Guatemala’s International Commission against Impunity, known [...]

Jehovah’s Witnesses Lose Equipment to Burglars

Overnight on Monday, a burglary was reported at a house of worship in Belize City. Enterprising thieves broke into the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Cemetery Road and stole [...]

Meet KTV the Remix Finalist Cheng “Hano” Lin

On Tuesday night, four finalists in KTV, the Remix, brought their ‘A’ game to the stage in the last round of competition to determine who will walk away with ten [...]

Meet and Greet is Back; Media Not Allowed?

It’s been weeks since the media has been invited to a meet and greet organized by the Police Department. But today, we found out from the Regional Commander for Eastern [...]

Police Clamp Down for September; Mediators Involved

There were simultaneous meet and greets taking place all over the south side of Belize City. While we caught up with Senior Superintendent Vidal on Lindo’s Alley, officers were also [...]

Mayflower Youths Trained in Food and Hospitality Service

Ten youths from the Mayflower area in Belize City received their certificates in food preparation and hospitality training today after concluding a summer program with the ITVET through the Department [...]