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Football Brawl Prompts Off-Duty Cop to Fire Shots

Things got chaotic on Monday night at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium in Belmopan. A football match was underway between Galen University and the University of Belize when a fight broke [...]

Maya Mopan Man Shot; He Believes He is Being Targeted

But there is another incident in Belmopan that landed a resident in the hospital. Clement Mangar of Maya Mopan in Belmopan is lucky to be alive tonight. The fifty-five-year-old man [...]

Home Invasion in Ladyville

A home invasion almost turned deadly on Monday night in Ladyville Village. A family of five was about to retire for the night when a gunman attacked them inside their [...]

Opposition Leader on Legal Opinions

There are two recent legal opinions relating to the Guatemalan territorial dispute; one by international expert Stephen Vascannie, which has just been made public and the other is by attorneys [...]

A Closer Look at Professor Vasciannie’s Legal Opinion

Turning to the legal opinion provided by Professor Stephen Vasciannie, as commissioned by the Bar Association. The international law professor at the University of the West Indies has put forward [...]

Exploring the Weakness of Belize’s Argument in Territorial Dispute

Professor Vasciannie’s opinion also focuses on recent developments pertaining to the Sarstoon River and Sarstoon Island, arising from activities of the Guatemalan Armed Forces.  While he says that the GAF [...]

Dispute over George Price’s Likeness and the I.C.J. Referendum Campaign

Billboards of well-known Belizeans, including national heroes Phillip Goldson and most recently George Price, have sprung up across the country as the I.C.J. awareness campaign continues to be rolled out [...]

Who is Funding CDS?

Citizens for the Defense of Sovereignty is a newly formed organization headed by Ambassador Assad Shoman.  The N.G.O. works closely with government in the referendum campaign and supports a YES [...]

The Plight of a Mother and a Son Who Live Homeless in a Park

The plight of homeless persons is a big social issue; today, we found a mother, her son and dogs living in a park in an affluent part of the city. [...]

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the West

Belize is known as a transit point for the trafficking of men, women, and children for commercial sexual exploitation and forced labour, especially of minors. Arrests and convictions have been [...]

Why Were Ledgers with Voters’ Information on Ground in Front of Vital Stats?

Photographs were made available to News Five today showing six ledgers strewn on the ground in front of the office of Vital Statistics in Belize City. The ledgers contain information of [...]

Man Charged for Allegedly Attacking His Sister with Knife

George Matthews, who has had troubles with the law, was back in court today on a charge of aggravated assault with a knife upon his sister, Michelle Matthew. The George [...]

U.S. Embassy Separates Fact from Fiction on Venezuela

Today, the U.S. Embassy in Belize released a four-minute video message called “The Truth about Venezuela.”  Chargé d’Affaires Keith Gilges talks about what the U.S. sees as facts and fiction [...]

Referendum Survey Coincides with Public Awareness Campaign

A survey is being conducted simultaneously by the Referendum Unit, running parallel to the public awareness campaign.  According to Ambassador Alexis Rosado, the poll serves to ensure the satisfaction of [...]

Security Forces Train in Children’s Rights and Laws

UNICEF is hosting a one week train the trainers for security forces. The weeklong sessions are being used to share techniques and knowledge on children’s rights with police officers and [...]

Knowing Children’s Right and Laws Can Help with Cases

Consultant Joshua Dankoff says the training in children’s rights and the law is important for security forces. He says that there are many instances where the training can prove to [...]

B.N.T.U. to Host I.C.J. Forum

The Belize National Teachers’ Union is holding an I.C.J. forum on Friday. The forum will take place at the auditorium of the University of Belize. According to National President, Senator [...]

Pen Pals from Belize and Ontario Meet for First Time at Canadian University

And tonight to end the news, a heart-warming story of a Belize City resident studying at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada.  Melissa Hamilton met her pen friend [...]