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Chief Justice rules in favour of Smart

The courts were chockfull of cases today. We start with the case of Speednet against Telemedia. Attorneys Andrew Marshalleck and Eamon Courtenay, on behalf of Smart, filed for and received [...]

Mayor versus U.D.P. heard in court

Another hearing before the Supreme Court is one of the cases of Mayor Zenaida Moya Flowers, in which she is challenging the constitutionality of the meeting of the National Party [...]

Kaseke: Mayor’s inflammatory statement was not against PM

But while today’s case was on the legality of the meeting of the National Party Council (N.P.C.), her statement came under direct focus. One of Moya’s attorneys, Elson Kaseke, argued [...]

Former Sunshine shareholders to file constitutional claim

Also in the Supreme Court today, Judge Oswald Legall determined that the Trustees of the B.T.L. Employees Trust had no standing or right to bring the constitutional challenge to the [...]

Oceana speaks out against large scale fishing in Belize

On Wednesday News Five broke the story that another Jamaican company is seeking the green light from government for large scale deep sea fishing in the south. Rainforest Limited, which [...]

Matura Shepherd says GOB vague about Jamaican fishermen

There is also controversy over the PG Fishing Company, which has a joint venture with the Rio Grande Cooperative of Punta Gorda. Also of Jamaican origin, its boats arrived over [...]

More revelations in K.H.M.H. Commission of Inquiry

The Commission of Inquiry into irregularities at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital resumed proceedings today in Belize City. First to testify was the former Supplies Manager of the K.H.M.H., Carlton [...]

Accountant says funds were not used for earmarked projects…

The hospital’s current Accountant, Shevan Fairweather, also gave testimony. She also shed light on previous evidence that monies that were specifically earmarked for repairing and purchasing of equipment were used [...]

… But former Director of Finance disagrees

But when Cecil Knowles, former Director of Finance and Accountant, took his oath this afternoon, he denied that the payments were made from the Venezuelan Grant. Cecil Knowles, Former Director [...]

Missing records questioned during inquiry

When the Deputy Auditor General, Wayne Simon, testified on the first two days of the Inquiry, he spoke of the issue of missing records that his department had requested in [...]

Knowles also questioned about equipment serial numbers

Knowles was also questioned about the case of the questionable equipment which the Audit Department found to be without serial numbers. And his responses did not seem to convince Justice [...]

Sixteen year old charged for daylight robbery and shooting

In court today, a sixteen year old was slapped with five charges in connection with a broad daylight robbery and shooting that occurred on Monday. One man, Osmin Garrido, remains [...]

‘Fantastic 4’ director thinks Belize is a possible film location

Two well known film producers touched down at the P.G.I.A. late this afternoon. Film Director and Producer, Tim Story, who is the man behind hit movies such as Barber Shop [...]

Brukdong Competition ready to take place

The Brukdong competition takes place this Saturday at the House of Culture in Belize City. A number of artists have signed up to compete with their original pieces and the [...]

Healthy Living examines the proper ear care

This week’s edition of Healthy Living looks at the intricacies of one of the smallest parts of the body and the major role it plays in our lives. We invite [...]