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ComPol Williams Explains Instructions to Release Attorney Without Ammunition Charge

A well-known attorney was pulled over by the Gang Suppression Unit on Faber’s Road on Thursday morning and a search of his vehicle yielded several rounds of unlicensed ammunition.  Ordinarily, [...]

Crime, Featured | May 17, 2019 | 0Comments

 

Will Zena Armstrong Face a Murder Charge for the Stabbing Death of Ana Villanueva?

Will Zena Armstrong Face a Murder Charge for the Stabbing Death of Ana Villanueva?

Charges may be upgraded for Zena Armstrong, who was charged earlier this week for the manslaughter of a Corozal teen. In the wake of Sunday’s stabbing death of nineteen-year-old Ana [...]...

Home Invasion in King’s Park, Belize City

Home Invasion in King’s Park, Belize City

There was an aggravated burglary in Kings Park in the early hours of this morning. Police were called out to Leslie Street in Belize City where businesswoman Jian Hong Wu [...]...

P.U.P. to Support G.O.B.’s Amendments to Maritime Areas Act

P.U.P. to Support G.O.B.’s Amendments to Maritime Areas Act

On Monday, government will introduce the Maritime Areas Act (Amendment) Bill during a special Sitting of the House of Representatives. In the amendment, the government will claim all of Belize’s [...]...

A Bi-Partisan Approach to the I.C.J., Finally

A Bi-Partisan Approach to the I.C.J., Finally

P.U.P. Leader John Briceño confirmed today that the Prime Minister has proposed to appoint a four-member committee as the country moves forward with taking the dispute to the International Court [...]...

John Briceño Says P.U.P. Ready for Early Elections

John Briceño Says P.U.P. Ready for Early Elections

Last Wednesday, the people of Belize voted in favor of taking Guatemala’s unfounded claim to the International Court of Justice. For political observers, it’s a nod of approval for the [...]...

Julius Espat Says Two More Suits Against GOB are Languishing Before the Courts

Julius Espat Says Two More Suits Against GOB are Languishing Before the Courts

Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat has filed separate claims before the Supreme Court against the Government of Belize.  Those lawsuits are in addition to pending litigation in the high [...]...

Ministry of Education has Zero Tolerance for Corporal Punishment

Ministry of Education has Zero Tolerance for Corporal Punishment

Last week, forty-five-year-old teacher Judith Cacho was arraigned for allegedly harming an eight-year-old student. The student, Anthony Adolphus, is accusing Cacho of hitting him in the eye with a ruler [...]...

Machakilha Road Being Cleared

Machakilha Road Being Cleared

Earlier in the month, News Five took you to Machakilha Village, a remote community in Toledo District. The story focused on the hardships of students who have to trek for [...]...

BSAG Storms the Old Petrojam Building in Libertad

BSAG Storms the Old Petrojam Building in Libertad

The Belize Defence Force is in the process of culminating its Belize Special Assignment Group special operator course and today, one of several exercises was carried out by a cohort [...]...

EU to Invest 27 Million Euros in Health and Energy in Belize

EU to Invest 27 Million Euros in Health and Energy in Belize

On Thursday, we reported on the closing of the European Union’s two million Euros funded project in the banana belt. It is one of the many projects that the EU [...]...

Diesel Goes Up by Three Cents

Diesel Goes Up by Three Cents

If you went to the gas stations today you may have noticed a slight increase in the cost of diesel oil. That increase is because the price for diesel went [...]...

Happy Teachers’ Day

Happy Teachers’ Day

Educators across the country are today celebrating Teachers’ Day. In Belize, the day is set aside every year in May to honor and celebrate the contributions of educators at all [...]...

Looking at ALL Angles of Cyber Bullying

Looking at ALL Angles of Cyber Bullying

The Attorney General’s Ministry is working on a piece of legislation that would address cyber-bullying. The government has long since been working on the legislation but it was recently this [...]...

C.E.O.s Ride to Fight Cancer

C.E.O.s Ride to Fight Cancer

The C.E.O. Caucus Ride is in its fourth year and over one hundred persons have registered for the charity event on Saturday. Since 2016, C.E.O.s in various government ministries have [...]...

Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup 2019 is Launched

Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup 2019 is Launched

Today the Police Department officially launched its Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup 2019 at the Yarborough Green Basketball Court on south side Belize City. The sports tournament is a community [...]...

House of Representatives Sits on Monday to Amend Maritime Areas Act

House of Representatives Sits on Monday to Amend Maritime Areas Act

Parliamentarians will meet on Monday for a Special Sitting of the House of Representatives. The special sitting will be to primarily amend the Maritime Areas Act. While this step was [...]...

Julius Espat Discusses Referendum Loss and Maritime Areas Act

Julius Espat Discusses Referendum Loss and Maritime Areas Act

The People’s United Party is meeting on Friday to determine a position ahead of a collective vote on the proposed amendment to the Maritime Areas Act.  The House of Representatives [...]...

Court of Appeal Orders Julius Espat’s Claim to be Heard

Court of Appeal Orders Julius Espat’s Claim to be Heard

It made headlines back in August 2016 when opposition parliamentarian Julius Espat was physically removed from the House of Representatives on the instruction of former House Speaker Michael Peyrefitte.  The [...]...

Espat’s Unlawful Ejection to be Heard Before the Supreme Court

Espat’s Unlawful Ejection to be Heard Before the Supreme Court

This afternoon, we spoke with Espat who explained that there is merit to the claim that his constitutional rights were indeed violated when he was forcefully kicked out of the [...]...

Julius Espat Sues for Damages Two and a Half Years Later

Julius Espat Sues for Damages Two and a Half Years Later

According to Espat, he is seeking redress in the form of compensation for the length of time that he was suspended from the House without pay. Primarily, he wants it [...]...

Patrick Faber on U.D.P. Leadership Convention

Patrick Faber on U.D.P. Leadership Convention

Prime Minister Dean Barrow is nearing the end of his term as leader of the United Democratic Party. The U.D.P.’s leadership convention is expected to be held sometime before February [...]...

Michael Peyrefitte Not Interested in U.D.P. Leadership, at this Time

Michael Peyrefitte Not Interested in U.D.P. Leadership, at this Time

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte lost his bid to represent Port Loyola for the U.D.P. in the upcoming general elections. Peyrefitte was defeated by former Belize City councilor Philip Willoughby. Prime [...]...

U.D.P.’s National Party Council to Discuss Caribbean Shores Convention, Candidates

U.D.P.’s National Party Council to Discuss Caribbean Shores Convention, Candidates

We also asked the U.D.P.’s Deputy Leader Patrick Faber about the three-way race in the Caribbean Shores constituency. As we reported, Santiago Castillo Junior, who once represented the division, is [...]...

A Harrowing Class Trip When a Chartered Bus Overturns on the Boom Road

A Harrowing Class Trip When a Chartered Bus Overturns on the Boom Road

Twenty persons, including eight students, as well as parents and teachers were injured and had to be rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital this morning after the passenger bus [...]...