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CARICOM leaders agree on strategy for financial crisis…

Today marked the final day of the twentieth Inter-sessional Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. To clear their packed agenda, the remaining leaders expect to be in session until [...]

…And leaders briefed on crime prevention

Another major issue was crime and security in the region and its effect on youths. Today the ministers were given a presentation on the intelligence situation in the Caribbean and [...]

Compliance of C.S.M.E. is main agenda for Barbadian PM

In 2006, CARICOM countries signed on to the implementation of the Caribbean Single Market and Economy for the free movement of goods, services, capital and skilled labour in the region. [...]

PM Barrow believes current leaders can implement C.S.M.E.

For Prime Minister Barrow, greater effectiveness does not necessarily translate into less grander dreams for the region or the implementation of the C.S.M.E. Today Barrow says that he believes the [...]

Manager of Bannister Caye murdered during robbery

Early this morning, police were called to Bannister Caye resort, located nine miles away from Belize City where the manager of the resort had been killed. Jose Sanchez took a [...]

CDS Gas Station robbed at gunpoint

Two gas attendants got the scare of their lives this afternoon when they were forced to lie on the ground as three thieves jacked the station at gunpoint. The crime [...]

George Betson seeks Privy Council decision on eviction

Last June the Court of Appeal ruled that George Betson had no right to occupy a piece of land at mile two on the Northern Highway which he had been [...]

Electrician charged with Baron Bliss Day murder

Turning to the Magistrates’ Court, an electrician was today charged with Murder in connection with a fatal shooting on the ninth of this month. Twenty year old Carl Reneau is [...]

Paraplegic spared of custodial sentence

And a former police officer, who is a paraplegic, was spared a custodial sentence today by Magistrate Sharon Fraser. Fifty-five year old Barrington “Bo” Williams was found guilty of Drug [...]

Corozal resident scammed out of $35,000

The police have two cases of Obtaining Property by Deception to solve on their hands. In the first instance, a Corozal man was cheated out of a whopping thirty-five thousand [...]

Couple charged for nineteen pounds of cannabis

In the west, police made a sizeable drug bust in Benque Viejo on Thursday. Cops on mobile patrol between miles seventy and seventy-one became suspicious of a Toyota Tercel Station [...]

Police seek step-father for carnal knowledge of 11yr old

An eleven year old girl of San Pedro Town is one of the latest reported victims of Carnal Knowledge. On Thursday the minor and her father told police that her [...]

The 1st predatory lionfish is caught in Belizean waters

In January of this year, News Five reported on a predatory fish that infiltrated our Caribbean waters. The Fisheries Department and others offered rewards for anyone who catches the Lionfish, [...]

15 former core sampler workers get terminated

It’s been over a month since the cane farmers’ strike ended and work recommenced in the sugar industry. Since then the core sampler has been dismantled and only the empty [...]

Concert organized to promote local artists

There is no shortage of avenues for local artists to showcase their talent… and on Sunday, members of a southside community have created a musical competition that will do just [...]

Safiyyah has the details on weekend entertainment

It’s been a short work week and with another weekend quickly upon us, it’s time to find out What’s Happening in Belize. There’s a bike rally, volleyball and softball if [...]