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Terminated S.C.P.C. Manager Speaks Out!

Two weeks ago we told you about the termination of Sugar Cane Production Committee Manager Naim Cal who was fired by Chairman Marcos Osorio.  As we previously reported, Cal’s predecessor [...]

100 Days Later, How’s Your New Government Performing?

The first one hundred days are often critical for any political party upon assuming office.  Not only does it serve as a transition period for an incoming administration, it is [...]

Flattening the COVID Curve, 100 Days Later

Hurdles aside, PM Briceño also lauded the accomplishments of his administration thus far, including the efforts of the Ministry of Health and Wellness at containing the spread of COVID-19.   [...]

UNICEF: Mobile Clinics in Migrant Communities

Mobile clinics are being sent to migrant communities in western and southern Belize as part of a joint effort between the United Nations Population Fund, UN Refugee Agency, United Nation’s [...]

Minister of Home Affairs Marks 100 Days!

Last week Friday the People’s United Party marked one hundred days since they took office as the new government.  It is expected that later this week Prime Minister John Briceño [...]

Is Net Vasquez’s B.T.L. Credit Card Fiasco Headed to Court?

Former chairman Nestor Vasquez stepped down from his post as presiding officer of B.T.L.’s board of directors in mid-September 2020.  His resignation came amid a scandal in which he was [...]

Tourism Director & Former B.T.B. Chair Under Investigation

Among those whose actions are under review is former Chairman Einer Gomez and Tourism Director Karen Bevans, who back in April of 2019, signed a five-year contract with the previous [...]

Minister of Forestry Tours Machaca Forest Station

Habet’s tour also took him to the Machaca Forest Station, next to the NEMO headquarters in Toledo. There he met with the forestry officer to tour the facilities. Habet tells [...]

NEMO Prepping for 2021!

Minister Habet also met with NEMO reps and toured the organization’s facilities. It was Habet’s first visit to NEMO in Toledo. He tells News Five that NEMO’s preparation for 2021 [...]

Doctor Manza Without an Office at the Ministry of Health

Belize’s COVID numbers seem to be declining, but we are still in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Viewers are naturally concerned about widespread reports that the substantive Director of [...]

Did G.O.B. Follow Public Service Procedure to Appoint Dr. Melissa Musa-Diaz?

So was the appointment of Doctor Melissa Musa-Diaz as the acting DHS in accordance with Public Service procedures? President Sharon Frazer says that they’ve been monitoring the situation as two [...]

P.S.U. Concerned About Politicising Senior Positions in Gov’t Departments

But what does the Public Service Union have to say about it? While News Five has confirmed that Doctor Manzanero is not a member of the P.S.U., first Vice President [...]

P.S.U. on Possible Impact on Gov’t Department

Flowers says that the union is also concerned about the impact this can have on the proper management of government departments.   On the Phone: Dean Flowers, 1st Vice President, [...]

Is Minister Chebat Backtracking on What He Said?

And what has the Minister of Health Michel Chebat said about Doctor Manzanero? As recently as December of 2020, while Doctor Manzanero was on sick leave battling COVID-19, the minister [...]

A New Home for Merlene King!

Back in November we told you about Belize City south side resident’s need for a new home. Merlene King, who lives on Jones Street in a dilapidated structure was having [...]

Implementing a Good Governance, Transparency and Ethics Curriculum

Today in Belmopan, the Ministry of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform signed a memorandum of understanding for the “Implementation of Good Governance, Transparency and Ethics Curriculum.”  Those on [...]

Mahogany Chocolate Limited Launches

Tonight we have a story about the sweet success of one of Belize’s chocolatiers.    Mahogany Chocolate Limited is a “bean to bar chocolate” manufacturer which re-launched its packaging today.  This [...]

Mahogany Chocolate Limited Exports 50,000 Products!

And as the brand re-launched its packaging, they are also celebrating the shipment of fifty-thousand chocolate products to the United States. According to Luis Choco, they are entering a competitive [...]

Celso Poot is the Recipient of the James A. Waight Award

COVID-19 has changed the way people usually gather to present awards honoring those doing outstanding work in a particular field.  Well on Tuesday night, the Belize Audubon Society got around [...]

The Strength in Volunteer Firefighting in Toledo!

When we think about firefighters, the popular image comes from the movies: men and women in heavy gear going up ladders near tall buildings, multiple fire trucks pumping water to [...]

Minister Kareem Musa Chimes in on Commission of Inquiry

It was only the first day, but what has been revealed so far during the first sitting of the Commission of Inquiry is being described in most quarters as incredible. [...]

Commission Chair: Documents Contained Errors

After today’s inquiry, a press conference was held during which the Chairman of the Commission, Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck shared that the Commission will reconvene on February twenty-sixth.  The witness [...]

“Fit 4 Duty” – A Gym is Inaugurated at the Queen Street Police Station

The Lord Ashcroft COVID-19 Relief Fund has once again come through for the Belize Police Department. This time, the Fund provided the funds to transform an existing space at the [...]

Did Mayor Bernard Wagner Responds to Allegations of Conflict of Interest

Did Mayor Bernard Wagner use his power at Belize City Hall to promote his business at city hall?  It’s an allegation that resurfaced last when the City Council’s Human Resources [...]

Will Mayor Wagner’s Failure to Agree on C.B.A. with C.W.U. Impact his Re-Election

Another matter that is following Mayor Bernard Wagner into the 2021 Municipal Elections is the matter of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Christian Workers Union. As you will recall, [...]