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Two charged in beheading murder of Hilton Wade

A duo suspected of having participated in the gruesome decapitation of fifty-six-year-old Hilton Wade, in Cotton Tree Village on Wednesday, has been charged with murder.  Wade’s alleged killers are also [...]

Chamber of Commerce says debt must be paid, come what may

The matter of the Universal Health Services debt, and what the Government intends doing about it, continue to dominate the news. Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s scathing response to the Belize [...]

Businessmen balk at new taxes, time for reform

A no vote in parliament, says Usher, raises repercussions beyond the U.H.S. debt. A default would trigger a ‘risk premium’ on the international financing market for borrowing by both Government [...]

Don’t shoot the messenger!

That said, is there concern from the business community that the relationship between Government and private sector could be damaged? Chamber President Nikita Usher agreed with us that the tone [...]

Third parties weigh in, with strong condemnation

The Belize Progressive Party is calling on Belizeans to persuade their area representatives to vote in favour of satisfying the U.H.S. debt and on civil society to make a demand [...]

Investigative team named to look at B.D.F. audit

Weeks after it came to light that there was alleged hanky panky in the B.D.F. Lieutenant Colonel Charlton Roches is being investigated by a team of fellow Belize Defense Force [...]

Child survives hit and run in Belize City

An eleven-year-old boy is hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. after he was knocked down in front of DK Supermarket on the Philip Goldson Highway. A vehicle stopped and a driver signaled [...]

Taximan convicted of molesting minor in vehicle

After almost a week in trial, Belize City taxi-man, Nestor Gallindo, a Salvadoran national, was found guilty today of committing an aggravated assault upon a fifteen year-old minor on January [...]

G.S.U. nails two-time deportee for not reporting

Belizean Akeem Garnett, a deportee and resident of Amara Avenue, Belize City was today in court to answer to a single charge of failure to comply with the requirements for [...]

Local government officials to be trained on UNCAC

Saturday next, December ninth, is the one year anniversary of Belize’s becoming a signatory to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The Government has been tasked with laying the groundwork, [...]

Safeguarding the right to health on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed every first of December in honor and memory of those who have battled and are still battling against the deadly scourge of H.I.V./AIDS. This year’s [...]

Who’s the Best Warrior of them all?

A week of grueling activities undertaken by law enforcement officers concluded today with the most demanding challenge that tested the wherewithal of the participants. Both the Coastguard and the B.D.F. [...]

Security forces headed to border

A sixty-mile bike ride to the western border in the Toledo District is being organized for members of the security forces and civilians alike. It’s a first-of-its-kind initiative which will [...]

B.N.T.U. says GOB must pay UHS debt

Still on the matter of the U.H.S. loan, News Five spoke today with the president of the Belize National Teachers’ Union, Elena Smith. Her organization has adopted a preliminary position [...]

Inspiration Center looks forward to 2018

The Inspiration launched next year’s agenda and calendar today in Belize City. Celebrated under the theme “See Me, Hear me…I have the right to equality,” the agenda and calendars are [...]

Twelve days of CitCo Christmas charity

The countdown is officially on to December twenty-fifth, that most wonderful time of the year as the song goes. But for many, especially after a year of tragedy, it will [...]

Belize City lights its Christmas Tree!

And keeping it on the Christmas theme, at news time this Friday evening, downtown Belize City is glowing just a little brighter, as the Belize City Council and Bowen and [...]

Relax with weekend yoga festival

The second annual yoga festival is happening this weekend. The event, which brings together local and international yoga instructors, will have two all day sessions of different types of yoga [...]

Paul Ruiz has thirty thousand reasons to celebrate Christmas

Paul Ruiz is thirty-thousand dollars richer tonight. The Courts customer bought a whirlpool washer and stove and got tickets to enter into a Courts &Whirlpool thirty-K raffle – and he [...]

Women can do anything – even govern!

“Women Can Govern” – it’s not only a statement of fact, but now it is also a book. Building People Movement has published a book that looks at the development [...]

Fu We Flavaz is new kid on restaurant block

With Yhony Rosado and Tom Greenwood, tour operator David Almendarez has become a musketeer against the ills of the tourism industry. But he is also a big dreamer and risk-taker, [...]