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South is Shot Dead on La Isla Carinosa Briceño

A construction supervisor was executed on Saturday night inside his home on Caye Caulker.  It is the first murder on the island in several years and residents in the Black [...]

Kurtis Usher Ambushed, Killed in Libertad; Baby Grazed to the Head

Within hours, there were reports of another murder on Saturday night, only this time in Libertad Village in the Corozal District.  Kurtis Usher had just returned home along with his [...]

P.B.L. Asks Contractor General to Investigate Signing of Definitive Agreement

Contractor General Maria Arthurs is being asked to look into the circumstances of the signing of the Definitive Agreement between the Government of Belize and Portico Enterprises Limited.  A letter [...]

Mike Peyrefitte Doubles Down On Non-involvement in Definitive Agreement

This afternoon we caught up with United Democratic Party Senator Michael Peyrefitte in Belmopan. We asked him for a response to Portico Enterprises Limited’s June first press release in which [...]

U.D.P. Chairman Supports Party Leader’s Call for Investigation into PM Briceño

We also asked Peyrefitte to weigh in on his party leader’s letter to the Ombudsman requesting an investigation into Prime Minister John Briceño for alleged corruption and wrongdoing, in relation [...]

Senate Debates and Turns Back Special Prosecution Bill

Today the Senate met and debated three matters of national interest in Belmopan. One of them was the Special Prosecution Bill, which proposes to amend the laws of Belize to [...]

Senator Courtenay Explains Logic Behind Special Prosecutions Bill

And because it did not receive the support of the majority in the upper house, Senator Courtenay informed the Senate that the bill would be sent back to the House [...]

Senators Peyrefitte and Chanona Raise Concerns Over $90 million Hospital Project

Michael Peyrefitte The second debate in the Senate was over a ninety million dollar loan that the government has secured from the Saudi Government to build a state-of-the-art replacement tertiary-level [...]

Courtenay Criticizes Peyrefitte for Slighting Saudi Government’s Loan

Senator Courtenay criticized Peyrefitte for speaking of the Saudi’s gesture to offer Belize the loan as a joke. Courtenay stated that the loan came soon after Belize and Saudi Arabia [...]

Senator Mike Peyrefitte: $20 Million Loan from S.S.B to D.F.C is Unjustifiable

Among the first topics of debate on the agenda in the senate was a loan facility that the Development Finance Corporation has entered into with the Belize Social Security Board [...]

Senator Courtenay: With or Without U.D.P Support, We’ll Build Homes for People

Senator Courtenay responded to Senator Peyrefitte by pointing to the U.D.P.’s record of building homes during their three terms in office. He clarified that the D.F.C. Board comprises professionals from [...]

N.P.C. Supports Patrick Faber’s Return to Collet

Last week, we told you that the U.D.P.’s National Party Council has decided to reinstate Patrick Faber s standard bearer in the Collet constituency at the next general elections. Ian [...]

Jules Vasquez Wins First Belize Prize for Investigative Journalism

The Belize Prize for Investigative Journalism held its inaugural award ceremony on Saturday evening at the House of Culture here in Belize City.  Short-listed for the award were three journalists, [...]

Lift Trailers for Santa Familia to Address Plastic Pollution

Despite a ban and subsequent phase out of single-use plastics and Styrofoam, plastic pollution still remains an issue for the Department of Environment. With a goal to improve solid waste [...]

A Look Back At This Weekend in Sports

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a determination”. That’s a quote from Usain [...]

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 [...]