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P.M. Says Hold Off on U.H.S. Debt Payment until House Meets Next

The last House of Representatives meeting for 2017 was more even-tempered than usual, perhaps reflecting the current season. Members debated two motions and passed four outstanding bills, including the legislation [...]

Thumbs Up for N.T.U.C.B.; Down for Chamber, Belize Bank

All this week News Five has been covering the various reactions from across the political spectrum, including from the vaunted “social partners” of the Government. They have all told the [...]

Why Franz Parke Had To Go

Jamaican-American attorney Franz Parke’s brief second tenure as a Justice of the Court of Appeal of Belize came to an end earlier this week. In the days since his departure, [...]

Marilyn Williams Moving Up to Supreme Court

In other judicial news, the complement of the Supreme Court is to increase by two starting in January. One of the appointees is none other than attorney Marilyn Williams, a [...]

Hold Up at Gas Depot Caught On Camera

Sometime around two o’clock on Thursday afternoon, a pair of armed men entered a compound near mile two on the George Price Highway and proceeded to hold up employees of [...]

Accused Killer, Accomplice Surrender to Police

Twenty-six-year-old Rasheed Hyde is in custody tonight after surrendering himself to police earlier today.  The Georgeville resident has been charged with attempted murder, dangerous harm and use of deadly means [...]

Accused Murderer of Felix Ayuso Nabbed in Mexico

He has been on the run for more than six months, but tonight wanted man Vildo Westby is in police custody. Westby was the prime suspect in the murder of [...]

Senior Citizen Loses Home to Fire for Second Time

A sixty-one-year-old Belize City woman managed to get out of her burning house on Allenby Street at about midday today. A fire spread quickly and could not be contained destroying [...]

Ambassador Rowan Comes Home; Gets Big-Up in House

Rowan Garel is the new Caribbean Adventure Ambassador for the region. Garel was among several other persons shortlisted by the Caribbean Tourism Organization and after a voting period, the inspiring [...]

Auditor General and Colleagues at War; Can P.M. Intervene?

Auditor General Dorothy Bradley appears to be at war with her own colleagues in the Supreme Audit Institution. Today, News Five received reports that employees staged a “sick-out” in protest [...]

The Oil Moratorium is in Effect

Seven years of work has resulted in an overturn of the status quo ante regarding offshore petroleum operations in Belize’s marine territory. With little debate and bipartisan support, the National [...]

Taiwan Comes Through Again – US $40 Million over 4Years

The eagerly-awaited motion on Universal Health Services was not tabled today, but another money-related motion was. A forty-million U.S. dollar motion for a loan from the Export-Import Bank of the [...]

The Last Gasp of Petrocaribe in the House

The Government also introduced the third General Revenue Appropriation Supplementary Bill of 2017, concerning the last of the Petrocaribe funds spent by Government. After several years of riding high on [...]

Can Police Turn Over a New Leaf?

On the adjournment, a variety of topics were raised, usually about outstanding current issues. One is the ongoing battle between police and citizens, exemplified in the recent death of Edwin [...]

Christmas Wishes and Cheer from Belmopan

Our last story from the House of Representatives is a positive one, and may even be anticipated in some quarters. There were wishes of goodwill from both sides of the [...]

Special Olympians in Action

The Special Olympics games culminated Disabilities Week today. Over three hundred athletes converged at the Marion Jones Stadium in the city; the largest contingent came from Orange Walk, and the [...]

Anniversary and New Offices for Civil Aviation Department

The Government of Belize and COCESNA have invested roughly thirteen million dollars for better management and security for the airspaces within Belize. Today the Department of Civil Aviation officially opened [...]

Honoring Relationship between CARICOM and Cuba

The Sixth CARICOM Cuba Summit took place in Antigua and Barbuda, where Belize is being represented by Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber.  The top-level diplomatic conference is held triennially and [...]

University of Belize Debuts MBA Program

The first graduate’s program was launched at the University of Belize this past Thursday, opening new opportunities for Belizean students to pursue higher education here at home.  The first program [...]

A Mom’s Life with Disabled Kids

Raising children with disabilities is a challenge for any family. Tonight, through the National Resource Center for Inclusive Education of the Ministry of Education, we go inside the home of [...]

Please Keep Giving to Salvation Army

It’s Christmas time and the bells are ringing – that’s the salvation army kettle bells. If you are going about the city, you are bound to see the season’s symbolic [...]

Bodybuilders Off to Central American Games

A team of Belizean bodybuilding and fitness athletes is getting ready for the Central American Games. After three rounds of vetting, Mister Belize Clayton Greenidge, and four other well-known bodybuilding [...]

Capturing the Impact of HIV/AIDS in Art

Five young artists used their talents to create works of art to show why HIV/AIDS patients have a right to medical access.  On Thursday, the National AIDS Commission donated the [...]