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Referendum Train Stopped Dead in Its Tracks!!

There is a major upset for the government in respect of the I.C.J. referendum that was scheduled for next week Wednesday. In a packed courtroom, a ruling was handed down [...]

A “Strange” Request to Proceed with Referendum, Nonetheless

Last Wednesday, during the prime minister’s press conference where he unveiled a revised legal opinion by former I.C.J. President Stephen Schwebel, attorney Lisa Shoman added her two cents to a [...]

PM Barrow Says He’s Extremely Disappointed with Injunction

The monkey wrench that has been thrown into government’s I.C.J. timetable has undoubtedly upset its plans to proceed with a referendum next Wednesday.  In fact, while it did not anticipate [...]

A New Plan is Hatched, PM Barrow Introduces another Legal Strategy

PM Barrow has outlined a three-pronged approach to tackling the latest obstacle in government’s path to the I.C.J. referendum.  That impromptu plan of action includes an application for a reworking [...]

Worst Case Scenario – a Short-term Postponement of I.C.J. Referendum

The Court of Appeal is also an immediate first option in the wake of the Chief Justice’s milestone decision; that application being signed before C.J. Benjamin could properly exit his [...]

PM Still Optimistic About Referendum Turnout Despite Massive Legal Blow

Government’s high-speed train to the I.C.J. referendum has collided into an unforeseen blockade and there is no telling what impact, if any, that sudden crash will have on the momentum [...]

The Western Border Community Has its Say on the I.C.J. Referendum

Traversing the Sarstoon is a tense and perilous journey. The Guatemalan Armed Forces are there to impede Belizeans from freely travelling upstream so Belizeans require escort from the B.D.F. and [...]

C.E.O. Enriquez on Sarstoon Incident: “Why Are We Surprised?”

On Tuesday, we showed you the encounter between a News Five team on an excursion in the Sarstoon and members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces. While the Belizean vessel and [...]

Live Grenade Found in Benque

A joint operation between officers attached to the Special Patrols Unit and the Mobile Interdiction Team led to the discovery of a grenade in Benque Viejo del Carmen. On Tuesday, [...]

Who Authorized the Release of 12 Guatemalans and Vessel?

Twelve Guatemalan nationals were found with over fifty thousand U.S. dollars in cash in the southern waters of Belize last Friday.  The men and their vessel were in the Moho [...]

Murder Stats & More for First Quarter of 2019

The number of murders in the first quarter of the year has gone down by a significant percentage. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams provided the breakdown today in Belmopan. So [...]

Security Cameras to Help in Crime Fighting Strategy

Today, the Police Department convened its national COMSTAT; it’s a forum where commanders from across the country would provide a report card on the operations, including crime stats from their [...]

Churchgoers Protest Detention of Pastor in Bella Vista

A church leader, who reportedly entered the country unlawfully, remains in the custody of the Immigration Department in Punta Gorda and this morning his flock traveled all the way from [...]

The 2nd Belize National Research Conference

The second Belize National Research Conference was hosted inside the Jaguar Building at the University of Belize, Belmopan. It is part of a strategy among tertiary level institutions and the [...]

Meet Perla and Shadow – the littlest jaguarundis at the Belize Zoo

How much do you know about the jaguarundi? These small cats are native to parts of North, Central and South America. They are not just commonly found in the forests [...]

G.O.B. Signs Belize Urban Resilience and Disaster Prevention Project

The Ministry of Environment is looking to implement a three-year project to build Belize’s preparedness and response to extreme weather events. The project will look at flood preparedness and prevention [...]