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Troy Banner is Charged Again for Seriously Injuring His Newborn Child

Grievous harm, cruelty to a child and wounding – those are the charges that have been brought against thirty-one-year-old Troy Banner when he appeared in the magistrate’s court in Belmopan [...]

Suspect Pleads Guilty in the Murder of Police Constable Marvin Locke

It has been five years since Police Constable Marvin Locke was viciously stabbed to death at the Raccoon Street Police Station. It was an unprecedented attack on an officer at [...]

Salvadoran National Pleads Guilty to Rape of Child, Sentenced to Fifteen Years

A Salvadoran national living in Belize was sentenced to fifteen years in prison after pleading guilty to the rape of a five-year-old child. Bairo Gomez was accused of the crime [...]

A Despicable Case of Incest in San Pedro

Over the past two weeks, there have been several reports of rape of a child in the west, in Belize City and Orange Walk. Tonight, the despicable report involves a [...]

No Signs of Tracey Betancourt, a Fugitive of the Law

She was supposed to show up to court last Monday, after being out on bail for her alleged role in the murder of an American restaurateur in San Pedro four [...]

Mother of Teen Robbed, Murdered; Police Charge Minor

It was another deadly weekend and this time, a mother and businesswoman was the target of a robbery and cold-blooded murder. The incident happened at Cocktail Bar and Lounge in [...]

Israel Chable is Knocked Down and Killed. Was it Intentional?

A resident of Orange Walk District lost his life over the weekend when he was reportedly knocked down by a motorist along the stretch of road near San Jose Village.  [...]

Police are Following All Leads in Chable’s Case

According to Chable’s younger sibling, the family is working closely with the police to determine what caused the accident or whether her brother was in fact the victim of something [...]

Samuel Pop Perishes in Vehicle Collision in Cotton Tree

A family from Frank’s Eddy Village in the Cayo District continues the mourn the death of Samuel Pop, who lost his life on Sunday night in a vehicle collision on [...]

PM Briceño: Increment Freeze Was Discussed with Unions

The Briceño administration has made its position official on what public finances will not be spent on, now that it has reinstituted the ten percent salary that had been withheld [...]

Public Service Union Says G.O.B. Will Still Employ, Despite Hiring Freeze

In a memo that was circulated by the Financial Secretary on Wednesday, the subject is adjustments and cost-saving measures.  While government has returned the ten percent that was taken away [...]

$1000 Per Month for Minister’s Phone Allowance is Back

According to the P.S.U. president, a thousand dollars as monthly allowance for telephone calls and services is exorbitant.  He says that a better financial plan could have been implemented for [...]

PM Says Hopkins Mass Shooting was “UnBelizean”

The news of Sunday morning’s mass shooting in the Garifuna community of Hopkins cast an air of fear over the village and shock across a country that had only seen [...]

PM Briceño: State of Emergency is Necessary Evil

While these undertakings are being done to reduce the prevalence of gun violence, in the Lake Independence area, a State of Emergency has taken effect. This means that for thirty [...]

Is Moises Cal Being Replaced as Government’s Pick for PSC Chairman?

Is government reneging on the appointment of Moises Cal as chair of the Public Service Commission?  While it is yet to be made official, P.S.U. President Dean Flowers alluded to [...]

PM Says A.S.R./B.S.I. and B.S.C.F.A. Must Find a Solution to Trade Dispute

The news last week was that the ongoing trade dispute between the American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industries Limited and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association had still not been solved [...]

Hundreds of B.D.F. Soldiers Receive Land Certificates

A News Five team was back at Price Barracks for the conclusion of two events. The first was a proud moment for hundreds of men and women of the Belize [...]

Government Launches Development Plan for Micro, Small & Medium Businesses

Micro, Small and Medium-sized businesses will be given a seat at the proverbial table in the coming months and will be allowed to engage with government on a contractual basis. [...]

Government & Churches Issue Joint Statement on Writ of Referendum

A joint statement was released late this evening from the Government of Belize and the churches regarding the issue of the Writ of Referendum. This follows the churches’ request for [...]

National M.S.M.E. Policy Seeks to Advance Micro, Small and Medium Businesses

During its regular Tuesday meeting, the Cabinet discussed the National Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprise, or the M.S.M.E. Policy and Strategy for 2022-2025. The new policy and strategy were approved [...]

Government Ceases New Hiring After Reinstalling 10% Salary

As a part of the Government’s effort to keep its expenditures under control, it has announced that it will suspend all new hirings, creation of posts, filling of vacant posts, [...]

DPM Cordel Does Not Agree with State of Emergency

A state of emergency came into effect on Saturday morning in a portion of south side Belize City.  The S.O.E. is in the wake of numerous incidents of gun violence [...]

DPM Hyde: There’s No Overnight Solution to Crime Situation in Lake I

So what is the solution for the situation in Lake I? DPM Cordel Hyde says that there are many factors over time that have led to the current state of [...]

Land Clinic Goes to Price Barracks

Since 2021, the Ministry of Natural Resources has been going across the country setting up land clinics. For years, residents have been complaining about the delays in processes at the [...]

Engineers Conduct Site Survey on Sarstoon F.O.B.

The Ministry of National Defence and Border Security, along with a team of engineers, visited the Sarstoon Forward Operating Base in the Toledo District on July twenty-ninth.  The visit follows [...]