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It’s official: elections will be March 5th

The nervous anticipation was palpable on Independence Hill today as the House of Representatives convened in Belmopan…and when Prime Minister Said Musa took the floor, he did not waste any [...]

Barrow: budget is “a fraud, a hoax, a whap…”

Following the P.M.’s announcement, it was time to engage in the annual battle of the budget. Leader of the Opposition Dean Barrow, as usual, came out smoking. He referred to [...]

Espat and Fonseca defend budget

As I speak, the Members of the House of Representatives are still making their presentations in support of or against the budget. Earlier this afternoon, the members for the Albert [...]

Finnegan (as usual) makes marathon presentation

But clocking in at close to three hours, was the Member representing Mesopotamia that, not surprisingly, had the most to say. Regrettably, we can only offer a short excerpt. Michael [...]

Govt. will absorb latest fuel cost increase

It didn’t figure into today’s budget debate, but Belizean motorists will receive some pre-election insulation from higher fuel prices. A release from the Ministry of Finance today announced that although [...]

Police seek suspect in cheque forgery

In crime news, police are looking for a woman in connection with a theft by forgery. The Alliance Bank reported to police that in June a cheque for two thousand, [...]

Three charged in Antelope St. shooting

Three men will appear in Belize City Magistrate’s Court on Monday in connection with Wednesday evening’s shooting at the corner of Central American Boulevard and Antelope Street. Twenty-five year old [...]

Police, post office investigate mail thefts

Over the last several months an increasing number of people have complained to News 5 that they had never received important mail that had been sent weeks or even months [...]

Paslow building will be replaced

On a brighter note for the post office, the architectural drawing shown on your screen was published in this week’s Belize Times…and while there was no text to go with [...]

Hondurans arrested for illegal fishing

Three Honduran fishermen remain behind bars at Hattieville prison after they were caught illegally fishing in a marine reserve. On Thursday, rangers employed by Friends of Nature, a non-profit organization [...]

Sculptor Stephen Okeke unveils latest work

He is a man of many parts and many passions, that stretch from the world of business to the realm of religion. But above all, Stephen Okeke is a sculptor [...]