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It’s Eamon vs Sedi over Maritime Areas Act; gloves are off!

On Tuesday night we brought you Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington’s broadside against Senator and former Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay. Not only does he disagree with the proposition to [...]

What happens if it’s a ‘no’?

Following debate in the Senate a week ago, Senator Courtenay was slightly dismissive of Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte’s stated concern that Belize was jumping the gun in terms of allowing [...]

Sedi ‘noh ready’ for C.C.J., says Eamon

Another issue Courtenay addressed today relate to comments made by Elrington in a News Five interview on November twenty-eighth in Belmopan, following a Cabinet meeting. The Caribbean Court of Justice [...]

Progresso Heights case was different story from Belize courts

As Courtenay says, Elrington was seen to be taking advantage of Progresso Heights Limited’s principals, abusing his position of power. Even so and despite denying their relationship, he won the [...]

Who’s really behind San Pedro airport project?

The sudden unraveling of Jorge Jaen’s dubious past has set tongues wagging. The Miami-based developer has managed to wangle a memorandum of understanding for a multi-million dollar development project for [...]

Leader Briceno gives backing; slams Ashley Rocke for swing vote

This evening, we caught up with People’s United Party leader John Briceño at a political event. We will have more from that on Thursday, but we asked him to clarify [...]

Super Bond fire sale; fifty percent drop sends Belize to ‘junk’ status

And in financial news, there is information to News Five that as much as sixty million dollars of Belize Bonds traded on Tuesday at a fire sale price of thirty-four [...]

Death by electrocution after high-tension wire interrupts tree cutting

There was a freak accident in Independence on Tuesday evening, when a man who was cutting down a few limbs from an almond tree was suddenly electrocuted.  Hugo Polanco was [...]

ComPol orders investigation of underage police cadets shown drinking in Pomona

In mid-November, a pair of officers attached to the Placencia Police Substation found themselves in hot water after taking nude photos of male cadets who were on a camping trip [...]

Dennis Bodden to court for co-worker chopping

Remanded for the holidays, that’s what Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford ordered when fifty-three-year-old Dennis Bodden appeared before her in Courtroom Number Two.  The sanitation worker, employed with the Belize City [...]

Second of three charged for pawn shop robbery

A second man was charged with the robbery and aggravated assault of thirty-six-year-old Dorian Usher of Monica’s Pawn Shop. Twenty-three-year-old Kendale Carcamo of Ebony Street, Belize City, was arraigned in [...]

Zabaneh’s Meridian Enterprises sues Fyffes

In August, we brought you the story of banana businessman John Zabaneh’s five-year fight to remove himself from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control list of alleged trafficking [...]

Still waiting for U.H.S. notice; House meets January 5

Hold your horses on a U.H.S. showdown. The twenty-one day waiting limit for the Belize Bank to acquire notice of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s decision has expired. That decision [...]

83 thousand plus for hurricane relief and more to come

About two months ago, we told you about the telethon initiative to raise funds for hurricane victims in the Caribbean that was being led by the Belize City Council and [...]

Christmas party time at Lawrence Avenue and Princess…

As the clock ticks to the celebration of Christmas, across the country many are sharing the Spirit of Christmas with underprivileged children and their families with the gift of giving. [...]

…police giving away hampers in Northside…

Not to be outdone by its social partners, the Belize Police Department is also busy handling its share of gift giving.  From Secret Santa to hampers for the needy, the [...]

And P.U.P. parties with elderly in St. Martin’s

It seems even the People’s United Party has finally caught the Christmas spirit. This afternoon, we were invited to a celebration for some forgotten City residents – the elderly population. [...]