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Opposition Leader Supports Majid Khan’s Relocation to Belize

Pakistani national Majid Khan arrived in Belize from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Thursday morning and was greeted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He had served twenty years of his [...]

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Patrick Faber Raises Caution Over Majid Khan’s Relocation to Belize

Patrick Faber Raises Caution Over Majid Khan’s Relocation to Belize

Patrick Faber, the Area Representative for Collet, has taken a different position from his party leader on Majid Khan’s relocation to Belize. On the adjournment of today’s House Meeting, Faber [...]...

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Ferguson to Ritchies Bus Line “ Change Starts Now, Sorry”

Ferguson to Ritchies Bus Line “ Change Starts Now, Sorry”

Rodwell Ferguson, the Minister of Transport, has offered an explanation for the termination of Ritchies Bus Line’s road service permit. Earlier this week, we informed you that attorney for the [...]...

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Woman Chained Up and Dies in San Pedro; Police Investigating

Woman Chained Up and Dies in San Pedro; Police Investigating

There is a bizarre story coming out of the island town of San Pedro where a mother of five died after being bound and restrained with chains for days. Nicole [...]...

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Elmer Nah Enters No Case Submission During Ammunition Trial

Elmer Nah Enters No Case Submission During Ammunition Trial

Senior Magistrate Baja Shoman will hand down a decision on a no case submission that was made by accused murderer Elmer Nah earlier today, in respect of ammunition charges brought [...]...

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K.H.M.H Delivers Triplets

K.H.M.H Delivers Triplets

It has received flak in the past on allegations of negligence by patients and their families, but today, the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital received kudos for its delivery of triplets. [...]...

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Eight Million U.S loan for Transformation of Trade and Facilitation Services

Eight Million U.S loan for Transformation of Trade and Facilitation Services

The Government of Belize brought three loan motions, valued at a combined sixty-six million dollars, before the House of Representatives today. The first was an Inter-American Development Bank Trade and [...]...

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Ten Million U.S Loan Motion for Belize’s Digital Innovation Program

Ten Million U.S Loan Motion for Belize’s Digital Innovation Program

The second loan motion brought to the House today is valued at ten million U.S. dollars. The I.D.B. loan is being sought to invest in a digital Innovation program to [...]...

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Fifteen Million U.S Dollar Loan Motion For Development of M.S.M.E.’s and Small Farmers

Fifteen Million U.S Dollar Loan Motion For Development of M.S.M.E.’s and Small Farmers

The third and final loan motion tabled inside the National Assembly today is a fifteen million U.S. dollar I.D.B. loan for the development of M.S.M.E.’s and small farmers. P.M. Briceño [...]...

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Retired Major Gilbert Swaso to Officially Take up Post as Ombudsman

Retired Major Gilbert Swaso to Officially Take up Post as Ombudsman

Retired Major Gilbert Swaso’s appointment to the Office of the Ombudsman was officially brought before the House of Representatives. The office has been vacant since March 2022. Late last year [...]...

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The Service of William Dawson Acknowledged by House of Representatives

The Service of William Dawson Acknowledged by House of Representatives

The late William Dawson was recognized in the House of Representatives for his stellar service to marginalized communities and at-risk youths. All members of the House of Representative stood to [...]...

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How Will Belize Prioritize Climate Change Issues?

How Will Belize Prioritize Climate Change Issues?

The government has increased public capital investment on resilience building aspects, and the price tag associated with this through to the year 2030 is close to one point nine billion [...]...

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A Beach Nourishment Project on San Pedro

A Beach Nourishment Project on San Pedro

Speaking about climate change, today a News Five team was in San Pedro and came across a Beach Nourishment Project by the town council. It is a natural process of [...]...

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Boca Del Rio Bridge to be Completed in a Month

Boca Del Rio Bridge to be Completed in a Month

While with Mayor Wally Nunez, News Five also asked about the status of the new concrete bridge that is being installed to replace the metal bridge that once connected the [...]...

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Pave Streets Coming to Residential Areas in San Pedro Town

Pave Streets Coming to Residential Areas in San Pedro Town

Paved streets are coming to San Pedro Town. It was a manifesto commitment of the current P.U.P. administration, headed by Mayor Wally Nunez and his team. For quite some time, [...]...

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Blood Bank Needs Your Blood

Blood Bank Needs Your Blood

It’s an appeal that is made from time to time when someone is in need of blood – to go and donate blood. And the request this time is as [...]...

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A Diaspora Donation

A Diaspora Donation

Two months after the devastation hurricane Lisa, community efforts to assist those that were affected are still underway. One such example is Nazarene High School; they recently distributed supplies that [...]...

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Gitmo Detainee Majid Khan to Resettle in Belize, 20 Years Later

Gitmo Detainee Majid Khan to Resettle in Belize, 20 Years Later

A forty-two-year-old Pakistani national arrived at the P.G.I.A. earlier today and was met by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.  That individual had spent half of his life thus far, locked [...]...

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U.S. Government to Foot Majid Khan’s Resettlement Expenses

U.S. Government to Foot Majid Khan’s Resettlement Expenses

According to Foreign Minister Courtenay, Khan is being given a second chance at starting his life over after years of abuse and torture while in detention.  Khan arrived in Belize [...]...

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Will Belizeans Accept Majid Khan Despite his Past?

Will Belizeans Accept Majid Khan Despite his Past?

The initial request was for Belize to consider as many as three detainees from Guantanamo Bay, but on the recommendation of the National Security Advisor, Cabinet only agreed on one [...]...

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Final Testimonies in Manslaughter Case in Shooting Death of Laddie Gillett

Final Testimonies in Manslaughter Case in Shooting Death of Laddie Gillett

Today, the final witnesses in the manslaughter trial against former Corporal of Police Kareem Martinez appeared in the Supreme Court before Justice Antoinette Moore and the defence closed its case [...]...

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Judge Orders for Perjury Investigation into PC Claude Augustine

Judge Orders for Perjury Investigation into PC Claude Augustine

At the end of the cross-examination of recalled witness, Police Constable Claude Augustine, a visibly annoyed Justice Antoinette Moore instructed him to leave her court. But not before informing him [...]...

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Dickie Bradley Breaks Down Criminal Charge of Manslaughter

Dickie Bradley Breaks Down Criminal Charge of Manslaughter

As has been reported, former Police Corporal Kareem Martinez has been charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett.  And as the trial winds down and a [...]...

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Immigration Minister Addresses Permanent Residence Scandal Involving Chinese Nationals

Immigration Minister Addresses Permanent Residence Scandal Involving Chinese Nationals

A group of Chinese nationals arrived in Belize in mid-January with permanent residency cards, although they had never set foot on Belize soil before that trip.  While they were sent [...]...

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Immigration Minister is Disappointed in Permanent Residence Hustle

Immigration Minister is Disappointed in Permanent Residence Hustle

According to Minister Courtenay, it was observed that a number of persons were arriving to Belize from an area of mainland China that local authorities from the Immigration Department were [...]...

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