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Former Justice of Appeals Takes S.S.B. and Attorney General to Court

Former Justice of Appeals Samuel Awich has filed a claim against the Social Security Board and the Attorney General of Belize to the tune of six hundred thousand dollars. Awich [...]

AG’s Office Tries to Make Sense of Former Justice of Appeals’ $600,000 Claim

The attorney general says that she doesn’t know what to make of the former justice’s claim. Back in 2014, the People’s United Party and the Bar Association raised several objections [...]

Portico Enterprises Limited Seeks to Set Record Straight on Allegations of Wrongdoing

Portico Enterprises Limited has fired off a press release to set the record straight following allegations of corruption regarding the Definitive Agreement entered into with the Government of Belize. As [...]

Redistricting Update: A Proposal to Increase Constituencies by Two?

The next general election is about two and a half years away, scheduled for November 2025; that is, unless the Briceño administration calls early elections. But News Five has received [...]

CDEMA: Even During El Nino, Warm Temperatures Can Cause Storm Development

As we reported on Thursday, weather forecasters are predicting an almost normal hurricane year for 2023 in terms of storm activity, despite the fact that they are also expecting an [...]

CDEMA Advises People to Pay Keen Attention to Storm Advisories

Riley advised people in the Caribbean to listen to the advisories that the National Meteorological Service will give when a storm is threatening. She said that because each storm will [...]

D.F.C Wins International Award for Empowered Business Loan

The Development Finance Corporation (D.F.C.) has won a regional award for its loan offering in a category of services that it has not been known for. The lending institution snagged [...]

D.F.C Currently Modernizing its System to Offer Quicker Service

Reneau explained that the bank is currently digitalizing and modernizing its entire system to speed up the turnaround for business transactions and to keep up with the changing times. Not [...]

Building the Capacity of Tour Guides

Beginning on Thursday, a second cohort of tour guides will be engaged in a train the trainers’ course hosted by the Belize Tourism Board.  It is being held at the [...]

Licenses Renewal Clinics for Tour Guides Countrywide

July is quickly approaching and that means that tour guides are gearing up to have their licenses renewed. It expires annually at the end of July and this year, the [...]

Wildlife Conservationist Jeff Corwin in Belize for Sharon Matola Day

You may recognize him from Disney Channel’s Going Wild or the Jeff Corwin Experience on Animal Planet or even ABC’s Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, but today the American biologist [...]

Numerous Activities to Commemorate Sharon Matola Day

The second annual Sharon Matola Day will feature a series of activities, including free entrance to the zoo from eight-thirty a.m. and three p.m. and then later in the night, [...]

Alarms Raised By Oil Rig That Entered Belizean Waters for Replenishing

It is not every day that you wake up to the site of a floating oil rig in Belizean waters, especially since there is an indefinite moratorium on offshore drilling [...]

Portico Responds to Shyne’s Comments on Definitive Agreement

The principals of Portico Enterprises Limited have been rather tightlipped on criticisms regarding the Definitive Agreement signed with the Government of Belize in October 2020.  Since the issue resurfaced last [...]

School Fight between Machete-wielding Man and Students under Investigation

It’s not the kind of news any parent expects to hear, that their child was involved in a brawl at school that ended up with them being sent home. It’s [...]

Corazon Creek High School Needs Access to Internet

Corazon Creek Technical High School opened its door in 2009 and caters to just over three hundred plus students from remote villages in Toledo District, including Machakil Ha, San Benito [...]

The Illegal Drug Trade: Intervention to Curb this Transnational Crime

Narco traffickers continue to use Central America, including Belize, as a drug transhipment point. It’s a thirty-two billion-dollar industry that is affecting communities globally.  According to the United Nations Office [...]

Minister of Agriculture Explains Controversial Preconditions in Latest Sugar Legislation

The newly implemented Belize Sugar Industry Regulations 2023 are the latest decisions by government causing controversy across the sugar belt. As we have reported, the regulations require that importers and [...]

CSCPA & PSCPA Says Government of Belize is Bias to B.S.C.F.A.

As we said, the Corozal Sugarcane Producers Association and the Progressive Sugarcane Producers Association held a virtual press conference this afternoon to voice their concerns with the new regulations. Their [...]

Government of Belize Approves $1 Million in Subsidies to B.S.C.F.A. for Purchase of Fertilizers

In May, Cabinet approved one million dollars in subsidies to the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association for the purchase of Fertilizers. In its announcement, Cabinet noted that B.S.C.F.A. has not [...]

CSCPA & PSCPA Demands $1 Million Fertilizer Subsidies from G.O.B.

The Corozal Sugarcane Producers Association and the Progressive Sugarcane Producers Association are now requesting an interview with the Prime Minister. They say that their farmers are also facing similar plights [...]

Government to Establish Office to Deal with Cost of Living Issues

The pinch on the pocket due to inflated prices on goods over the past year has drawn sharp criticisms from the public against the government. It is a criticism that [...]

Mahler Says, In Tourism, “Hand Wash Hand”

In the tourism sector, the question of preferred treatment for passengers disembarking from cruise ships calling to port in Belize City was to put to Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler on [...]

Belize Extends Tourism Product to Mexico

The Ministry of Tourism and B.T.B. continue to aggressively promote Belize as a premier tour destination in the region.  According to Minister Mahler, a new marketing agency has been brought [...]

CARICOM Looks at Advancing the Free Movement of CARICOM Nationals

Advancing the free movement of skilled nationals in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) was the focus of the Thirtieth Special Meeting of the Council for Human and Social [...]