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No Check and Balance for Contract Officers Spending Public Funds

A huge part of the problem, says Espat, is the fact that there is no oversight for the expenditure of public funds where contract officers are concerned.  According to the [...]

DPM Patrick Faber on Increase in S.S.B. Contributions

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Patrick Faber also made a comment on the increase in the Social Security contributions. It’s been seventeen years since an increase and there [...]

Will Public Officers & Teachers Start to Pay for their Pensions?

There seems to be more bad news on the horizon for public officers, teachers and police officers. The longstanding pension scheme for government employees is that G.O.B. pays one hundred [...]

Another Social Security Increase is Expected in 2025

An increase in the social security pension scheme was rolled out in 2003, seventeen years ago. The fund is at the point where its total expenditure equals total revenue. During [...]

“How the U.D.P. Can Leverage S.S.B.’s Sustainability to Gain Political Advantage”

A three-page memo explaining “How the U.D.P. can leverage S.S.B.’s sustainability to gain political advantage” does exist. The document, written by Chief Executive Officer, Doctor Colin Young, with the support [...]

S.S.B. Chairman Supports C.E.O.’s Memo to Cabinet Ministers

The memo details five reasons why the United Democratic Party should implement the reform this year. The first reason listed is ‘leveraging political capital.’ The memorandum explains that it is [...]

Chairman Says S.S.B. is Not Broke

According to the opposition party, the people’s money has been pumped into projects and investments which it claims are unjustifiable. The P.U.P. is charging the C.E.O. of politicization of the [...]

P.U.P. and S.S.B. Officials Met to Discuss Contribution Reform

And finally, the P.U.P. says that the S.S.B.’s directorate has failed miserably and must be held accountable.  The party calls on the government to immediately desist from playing politics, but [...]

San Pedro Men Still Missing: 1 Vehicle Impounded, 1 Man Detained

It’s been five days since two men disappeared on Ambergris Caye. Silverio Cal and Melvin Montesino were last seen alive on Thursday night heading to the north side of the [...]

Female Student Knocked Down and Killed

A young girl was knocked down and killed this afternoon in Belmopan. The incident occurred near Our Lady of Guadalupe RC Primary School. Witnesses say that the female student was [...]

Mason’s Trial Adjourned

William Danny Mason’s murder trial has been adjourned until Monday. Today, Mason’s lawyer was a no-show for what should have been the restart of the trial in the Belmopan Supreme [...]

A Deadly Father’s Day Attack on B&B Compound in Ladyville

Father’s Day for the Talbert family in Doublehead Cabbage was shattered on Sunday morning when they were informed of a tragic incident involving their loved one who was at work [...]

Father of two dies in road collision

A father of two was fatally injured in a road traffic accident on Father’s Day in the north. Police say Yancy Ek was riding his bike in San Narciso Village [...]

Road Traffic Accident in O.W. Claims Life of One Man

Thirty-three-year-old Casiano Mendoza of August Pine Ridge died as a result of a road traffic accident. He was behind the wheel of a white car which was observed in a [...]

Belize City Woman Allegedly Stabbed by Common-Law-Husband

Belize City Police are investigating a stabbing incident that left thirty-six-year-old Orlette Sanchez hospitalized. On Sunday morning, before six o’clock, officers were called out to Sanchez’s residence on Guadalupe Street [...]

PUP Alleges Political Corruption at S.S.B.

In fourteen days, the new social security contribution and pension scheme is set to take effect. The People’s United Party, however, is not happy about it. Cabinet has approved the [...]

A Special Constable is Kidnapped and Carjacked

An employee of the Belize City Council was abducted at gunpoint on Saturday morning by a pair of thieves dressed in camouflage and later released in an area along the [...]

Paul Jex’s Alleged Killers to Stand Trial in October

Brothers Delson and Tionne Paguada, as well as thirty-seven-year-old Timothy Carcamo, will be tried in the October session of the Supreme Court for the January 2018 murder of Paul Jex [...]

Bert Vasquez Has His Day in Court of Appeal

In the Court of Appeal this morning, incarcerated sex offender Bert Vasquez represented himself before the bench in an attempt to appeal a conviction that was handed down in November [...]

P.S.E. Performance: Same Old, Same Old

The results of the Primary School Examinations for 2019 were released on Monday and while we have been able to speak with the top performers across the country, we did [...]

Education Minister Weighs in on Compre Graduation Fiasco

The situation at Belmopan Comprehensive High School, where teachers and students have been protesting the participation of several fourth form students in this year’s graduation, despite not meeting the requirements, [...]

Belize CitCo Introduces Municipal Paper to Address Seasonal Cash Flow Problem

The Belize City Council is facing cash flow problems. It’s a recurrent financial hurdle that all municipalities go through and it is caused by the ‘seasonal nature of tax collections’. [...]

Mayor Says Belize CitCo’s Municipal Bond Performing Well

Belize City Mayor, Bernard Wagner, also updated News Five on the municipal bonds. According to the mayor, investors in all tranches of both Series one and Series two bonds have [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says Party Ready for Village Elections

Village council elections are scheduled for this month. Elections will take place between June twenty third and the twenty-eighth. Village councils across the country have been dissolved and while not [...]

Police Perform Poorly in 2019 Promotion Exams

There is disappointing news coming out of the Belize Police Department tonight, where hundreds of officers who sat last month’s promotion exams have failed to meet eligibility to move up [...]