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Gov’t Says Yes to I.C.J. but Belizeans Have Final Say

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber has chimed in on the outcome of Guatemala’s referendum, sharing with the media a personal view on the democratic process in the absence of a [...]

If It’s a No, Respect, but Nothing Changes

The possibility of voters saying no to the ICJ is a very real likelihood.  If that were indeed the case, Faber says that government would have no choice but to [...]

Keep Politics Out of I.C.J. Decision

On Monday, Opposition Leader John Briceño told News Five that government has fallen short of meaningfully consulting with the People’s United Party on what has long been a national issue.  [...]

Guatemala Foreign Minister Commends Relations with Belize

News Five, in an interview with Guatemala’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, touched on two topics of special interest to Belizeans in the wake of Sunday’s referendum. The first concerns relations [...]

FM Sandra Jovel Polanco Promises Guats Will Respect Any Ruling

But could relations be soured or broken irretrievably if the International Court of Justice, assuming assent from both populations, rules in Belize’s favor? It’s a question that makes both sides [...]

Progressive Party Wants Seat at Table for Education Campaign

While there were bouquets across the border between Belize and Guatemala following Sunday’s referendum result, color the Belize Progressive Party unsurprised and unimpressed. They said as much in a press [...]

19-Year-Old Charged for Murder of Marcia Downs

Police say they have caught up to the man they believed killed one of Channel Five’s own. Thirty-seven-year-old Marcia Downs was shot twice at her front gate on April eleventh [...]

Gwen Liz Teachers Sit Out; B.N.T.U. Comes to Aid

Approximately twenty teachers of Gwen Lizarraga High School this morning staged a sit-out from classes in continuing fallout over the appointment of members of the school’s board of governors. While [...]

Education Minister Insists Alifa Elrington is Needed at Gwen Liz

This afternoon, Education Minister Patrick Faber told reporters that he was scheduled to meet with the teachers later on. He insists that as Collet area representative and education chief, he [...]

Can Former Principal Lorna McKay Make Comeback?

As for Doctor Lorna McKay, who was unceremoniously thrown out of her post last August, her case is still before the Teaching Services Commission. A ruling found evidence to support [...]

What is Needed to Solve Border Issues

Belize’s ambassador to Guatemala, Alexis Rosado, today provided a primer of the countries’ relations and plans surrounding resolving the Guatemalan claim. He notes that there is not much Belize can [...]

Decision Will Have International Ramifications

Detractors of an I.C.J. resolution have insisted that Belizeans will now face undue pressure for a ‘yes’ vote from the Government for the simple reason that we will not look [...]

In Capital, Squatters Told to Clear Out

There’s a growing squatters settlement on a reserved land in Belmopan and authorities want them to vacate the area within fourteen days. The squatters, all believed to be immigrants, have [...]

Patrick Faber Explains Why He Has Not Been Acting for P.M.

For a second time in a few weeks, Corozal North Area Representative Hugo Patt has been named Acting Prime Minister.  The appointment comes in the absences of Prime Minister Barrow [...]

Health Ministry Checking for Cases of Whooping Cough

The Ministry of Health is actively following up on a confirmed case of a visitor with Pertussis or what’s more commonly known as whooping cough. According to the Ministry, on [...]

Community Policing in Belmopan

Last week, we told you about the U.S Embassy’s community policing presentation with Belize City cops. The purpose is to share tips and ideas with local authorities on how to [...]

City Cops Get New Booths in Patrol Areas

Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett is at it again. This afternoon the Eastern Division South Regional Commander was at the corner of West Canal and Rocky Road in south side Belize [...]

Howell Gillett Talks to Wagner’s Youths, Plans to Make Them GREAT

This morning, Senior Superintendent Howell Gillett addressed the inmates at the Wagner’s Youth Facility at the Belize Central Prison. In his statement, Gillett touched on a number of topics including [...]

Officers of the Month to Collect Dibary Certificates

The Eastern Division South Commander also signed an agreement today with Whalther Campos of Dibary Group of Companies that will see the Officer of the Month starting April and for [...]

The Road to a National ID System

The Inter-American Development Bank in collaboration with the Statistical Institute of Belize kicked off a four-day course on administrative data. For the past two years, both institutions have been working [...]

Kids Create Posters for Peace

The Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest has been ongoing for thirty years; this is the eleventh year since Belize has been competing. The competition encourages young people between the [...]

Basketballers Christen New Civic

A few hundred high school students converged on the Civic Center this afternoon in somewhat of a dry run.  The facility opened its doors this afternoon for a pair of [...]