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Cordel Hyde Tells G.O.B. to Take a Chill Pill

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has made it quite clear that the I.C.J. referendum will be held on May eighth. Now, on April twenty-sixth, the Elections and Boundaries Department notified the [...]

Minister Elrington Speaks on Latest Sarstoon Incident

On Friday, the Ministry of National Security rejected claims made by Wil Maheia of the Belize Territorial Volunteers that three Guatemalan gunboats blocked citizens of Belize from entering the Sarstoon [...]

A Belizean is One of Four Men Murdered in Mexico

Twenty-seven-year-old Hakeem Arzu, a Belizean who relocated to Mexico with his wife, was one of four men who were tortured and killed in Playa del Carmen over the weekend.  Arzu, [...]

A Sneak Peak at the Horrible Practices of Lion Farming in South Africa

Following a one-year investigation, a documentary has been released on what is called the horrific captive-bred lion farming carried out in South Africa. Lord Michael Ashcroft commissioned investigators to look [...]

Minister Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington Ready for May 8th

May eighth will be a historic day for the country when voters will make a monumental determination on whether or not the territorial claim will be taken to the International [...]

Minister Elrington: “No Hesitance in Spending the Resources that I Have”

And to bring out every single voter will take some serious resources, especially money. Reports are emerging that U.D.P. standard bearers and area representatives are expected to received tens of [...]

P.U.P. says Guatemala Breaking International Law

So while that plays out, the People’s United Party has reacted to the ministry’s release on the incident at the Sarstoon. Party chairman, Henry Charles Usher, told News Five that [...]

MMA Showdown in Shuga City!

A Mixed Martial Arts competition will be held on Saturday night in Orange Walk. The event will feature twelve bouts with fighters from Belize, U.S.A. and Mexico. For the first [...]

The GAF Blocks the Mouth of the Belize Side of the Sarstoon

Earlier this month, on April fifteenth, we reported that the Guatemalan Armed Forces attempted to block the Belize Coastguard from travelling on the Sarstoon. Wil Maheia of the Belize Territorial [...]

Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Association blasts ComPol Chester Williams

The situation involving the Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams and the President of the Belize Police Association, Corporal Eldon Arzu has attracted the attention of the Caribbean Federation of Police [...]

Young Basketball Athletes Attend the Dru Joyce Classic Akron 2019

For another consecutive year, the Light and Peace Basketball Foundation is taking to a group of young basketball athletes to compete in the Dru Joyce Classic Akron being held in [...]

Indian National is Sentenced to 5 Years for Using Belize as Human Trafficking Route

A final report is still not ready in the inquiry by the Senate Special Select Committee which held hearings between 2016 and 2017 on the findings of the Auditor General’s [...]

A Look Back at the Santa Rosa Community Once Settled by Guatemalan Nationals

With a new date for the I.C.J. referendum set for May eighth, we revisit an old story in which former News Five reporter Janelle Chanona journeyed south to the illegal [...]

Road to Wacken Takes Ascenthium to Panama First

Belizean rock band Ascenthium is hoping to follow in the footsteps of musical forerunner Verge of Umbra by participating in and winning a regional competition that will secure them a [...]

Big Baby Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Belizean/American heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is scheduled to face Anthony Joshua in a title bout on June first, but the news tonight is that the well-known boxer has [...]

Tensions at the Sarstoon! GAF Blocks Belize’s Security Forces

At around ten-thirty this morning, tensions were running high as members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces attempted to block the path of members of the Belize Coast Guard.  Video footage [...]

A Joint Statement by the U.S., the E.U. and the U.K. on the Referendum Postponement

And one more thing on the referendum….late this evening, a joint statement was issued by the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. In the wake [...]

Charges are Dropped, Belizean Lawmen Released from Guatemalan Jail

We’ve been reporting on the detention of two Belizean lawmen and two others in Livingston, Guatemala over the weekend. The men: coastguard officer Pedro Colomer, police officer Fabian Laurie as [...]

Guatemalan President Draws Belize as Part of Guatemala

On Tuesday, a student was tasked to draw a map of Guatemala in a village school. At the request of Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, the primary school boy complied in [...]

Detained Belizeans Go Before Guatemalan Court on Firearms Charges

Thirty-three-year-old Fabian Laurie, twenty-five-year-old Pedro Colomer and two others identified as Kevin Hernandez and Jerille Laurie remain locked up in a Guatemalan prison tonight after appearing in court in Puerto [...]

Detained Coast Guard Officer is on His Own in Guatemala

The same cannot be said for Pedro Colomer, a coast guard officer from Dangriga.  His fate is entirely up to the Guatemalan justice system and his bosses here in Belize [...]

Belizean Remains Locked Up in US on $500K Bond

Thirty-six-year-old Belizean Jermaine Belgrave remains incarcerated in the U.S. Reports from Erie County in Pennsylvania suggest that Belgrave’s possible long criminal history and gang affiliation here in Belize was factored [...]

The Central American University Confederation Meets in Belize

The University of Belize is hosting its counterparts from Central America and the Dominican Republic this week. A two-day event is discussing the quality and standards of education offered by [...]

Group of Friends Keeping a Close Eye on I.C.J. Events

As part of the Confidence Building Measures to keep the peace along the adjacency zone, the Group of Friends of Belize and Guatemala has been providing funding. These countries form [...]

Pentecostal Diocese to Hold National Revival in Belize

The Pentecostal Assembly is hosting a national crusade in Belize over the next few days. Visiting members from Pentecostal Diocese in the U.S.A. are in country to spread the word [...]