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Did a Brother Murder a Brother? Cruz Castillo Charged for Handling Stolen Goods of Israel Perez

A thirty-three-year-old resident of Saint Matthew’s Village, Cayo District, is in custody tonight as investigations continue into the murder of Israel Perez. Earlier today, Cruz Castillo was arraigned for handling [...]

Why Tariq Cano’s Cycling Dreams Could Die at Hands of Dion Leslie

Tariq Cano is a youth dreaming of a better future in the sport of cycling. Long glamorized by the Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic and later by other races, [...]

MLA Charges G.O.B. Getting Personal Information During House-to-House Referendum Campaign in South

Is the matter of the age-old territorial dispute with Guatemala and a pending referendum to determine whether the unfounded claim should be taken before the International Court of Justice, being [...]

MLA Urges to Keep Politics Out of Guatemala Dispute

Alcaldes, as well as traditional leaders, are being urged to rebuff any effort to politicize the territorial issue.  Despite acknowledging the importance of the campaign, Pablo Mis notes that it [...]

Maya Wanted Representation on Referendum; G.O.B. Says No Thanks

The concerns of the Maya community were presented to Prime Minister Barrow in writing in October of last year.  His response, according to MLA Program Coordinator, Pablo Mis, failed to [...]

Cycling Federation Threatens Lawsuit as Rival Attacks Tariq Cano’s Standing

Earlier we heard Tariq Cano questioning the delay in elections at the Cycling Federation. President Dion Leslie did not wait long to respond. News Five received a communication from attorney [...]

Ahmads Entitled to Opinions, Says ComPol, But Video is the Facts

The Police Department appears not to be taking the bait of the Ahmad family in relation to some of the key pieces of evidence being used to support a murder [...]

No More ‘Special Duties’ for Police

One of the many red flags in last July’s Trafficking in Persons report issued by the U.S. State Department, which rated Belize at tier three, is the practice of police [...]

Mayor Says New Contract for City Admin Brings Continuity

While several current Belize City councilors will be sweating it out on the night of March seventh to see whether they will still have jobs at City Hall, City Administrator [...]

City Hall Says It’s Not Easy Luring Qualified Staff

Mayor Bradley admitted that he had given contracts to city directors who are not covered for tenure by the Municipal Services Regulations. He says that standardizing and streamlining the administrative [...]

The Enduring Problem of Garbage in P.G.

If you travel through the southernmost town of Punta Gorda, you are likely to be hit by the unsightly accumulation of garbage.  Solid waste management is an issue that plagues [...]

City Grapples with New Contract for Belize Waste Control

Relations between the Belize City Council and Belize Maintenance Limited as well as Belize Waste Control went from peak to ebb during Mayor Darrell Bradley’s two terms in office. Who [...]

Belizeans Safe as Taiwan Reels from Strong Late-Night Earthquake

A six-point-four magnitude earthquake struck on the coast of Taiwan very late on Tuesday night, about ten minutes before midnight local time. Centered on the eastern city of Hualien, about [...]

Why We Should Worry about Childhood Obesity

In recent years, there has been a big push to curb childhood obesity. The Ministry of Health and other local stakeholders have been working on a comprehensive plan to take [...]

Never Too Early: Emergency Managers Meet in Old Capital

Over the years, the Belize City Council and its City Emergency Management Organization has become the leading face of emergency management. The annual symposium hosted by CEMO for the last [...]