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John Saldivar Can No Longer Run as a Candidate for U.D.P.

It’s official, John Saldivar can no longer run for the United Democratic Party as a candidate for the Belmopan constituency. That’s the decision taken against the embattled politician today, after [...]

Shyne Fully Supports Special Committee’s Decision on Saldivar

According to the Leader of the Opposition, the decision to bar Saldivar’s candidacy follows a carefully thought out process during which the seven-member special committee contemplated what’s right for the [...]

Will Saldivar Relinquish Post as Coordinator Within the U.D.P.?

Affording the beleaguered politician an opportunity at due process is something that Shyne Barrow says he had to support since he, too, sees the importance in offering a fair chance [...]

John Saldivar Responds to Special Committee’s Decision

This afternoon, Saldivar issued a statement indicating that he does intend to challenge the decision of the U.D.P.’s special committee.  The release reads, “I have been informed of the decision [...]

Dean Barrow on SC’s Decision, “Politically it was sensible.”

Former Prime Minister and U.D.P. Party Leader Dean Barrow also weighed in on the decision taken against Saldivar today.  While the esteemed attorney conceded that the proceedings were not done [...]

Scandal After Scandal, U.D.P.’s Image Continues to Take a Serious Hit

While the image of the United Democratic Party has been tarnished to a certain degree since 2020 in the wake of two leadership conventions that were held that year, as [...]

Sacred Heart Junior College Assists with Hurricane Relief

It has been a month since Hurricane Lisa ravaged the Belize District and, despite an outpouring of humanitarian assistance in the wake of that natural disaster, efforts are still being [...]

Misty Michael Sues B.T.B. and Wins

The Belize Tourism Board has to shell out over two hundred thousand dollars in another wrongful termination case, this one brought by former director Misty Michael who was dismissed shortly [...]

Disability Awareness Week 2022 Parade in Belize City

“Meaningful Inclusion Matters”, that is theme for this year’s Disability Awareness Week 2022. And to bring to a close a week of awareness activities, a parade was organized through the [...]

Minister of Human Development to Present Cabinet Paper to Address Homelessness/Mental Illness  

The Mental Health Association today wrote to Mayor Bernard Wagner regarding recent comments he made about institutional solutions to mental health issues. In its release, the association states that while [...]

Blue Economy Climate Resilience Forum Ends With Blue Fair

The blue economy is an emerging sector in Belize and the Ministry of Blue Economy is investing in increasing awareness on the opportunities that exist within this sector. A two-day [...]

San Pedro Opens Marketing & Development Outlet for Local Producers

Everyone knows that prices of goods are not their cheapest in San Pedro, simply because it is a top tourism destination. So even the price of a regular plate of rice [...]

Inspiration Centre Launches 2023 Calendar

The Inspiration Centre today launched its 2023 Calendar – marking the eighth year that the centre has produced a calendar. The centre’s Executive Director, Joycelyn Lopez explained that their calendar [...]

Official Comment from NEAC Chair on Proposed Port of Belize Expansion  

A decision by the National Environmental Appraisal Committee, NEAC, was rendered last week in respect of the proposed Port of Belize Expansion Project. In the wake of that decision which [...]

NEAC’s Vote was Not Unanimous; What’s Next for Project?

Initial reports indicated that members of NEAC voted unanimously against the project. But today, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry issued a statement clarifying its stance regarding the recent [...]

Christina Coc Accuses G.O.B. Unilaterally Implementing FPIC

The Caribbean Court of Justice chastised the Government of Belize, following reports that G.O.B. has moved to implement a draft Free, Prior and Informed Consent Protocol without first consulting the [...]

Loopholes in FPIC Protocol Puts Indigenous Communities at a Disadvantage, Says T.A.A.

The Toledo Alcalde Association and the Maya Leaders Alliance has raised a number of issues with the proposed draft of the FPIC protocol according to Coc. One such matter arises [...]

Traditional Governance Institutions of Maya People Being Undermined?

We also asked Coc about reports that U.S. Capital Energy is in discussions with Maya communities on the return of oil exploration in southern Belize. News Five understands that U.S. [...]

“Many Quibbles over Meaningless Details”, Says Government Attorney on FPIC Protocol

Late this evening, we spoke with Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck, government’s lead attorney in their effort to implement the Maya Customary Land Rights in Belize. According to Marshalleck, Christina Coc [...]

Property Value of Maya Land Claims Equivalent to Two Hundred Billion Dollars

Senior Counsel Marshalleck says that in order for Belizeans to appreciate the magnitude of the task the Government of Belize has undertaken to fully implement the Customary Maya Land Rights [...]

A New Integrity Commission is Sworn-in Under Briceño Administration

A new Integrity Commission has been sworn into office, several months after a motion was passed in the National Assembly for the appointment of its members.  On Wednesday, at Belize [...]

National Assembly and United Nations Belize Sign Declaration of Intent

A declaration of intent between the United Nations Country Team and the National Assembly of Belize was signed this morning at the Leigh Richardson Building in Belmopan. Birgit Gerstenberg, Resident [...]

Taiwan & Belize Sign Off on Another Urban Resilience Project

An official ceremony to mark the closing for phase one of the Belize Urban Resilience and Disaster Prevention Project was held in Belmopan today. It was carried out through partnership [...]

Knowledge Exchange Program for Agriculture Industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the PROCASUR Corporation from Chile, hosted a five-day business capacity and [...]

All Officers Conference to Refocus on Crime-Fighting Strategy

Today, the Belize Police Department held its officer’s conference at the National Police Training Academy in Belmopan. It is held to chart the way forward for the department and the [...]