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Bondholders don’t want to lose in restructured Superbond

Should the government prepare for a head on collision with holders of the Superbond? On Wednesday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow updated the nation on the national budget to be presented [...]

Mahogany heights and students get DFC write-off

Despite the grim economic outlook and a huge budget deficit, at Wednesday’s press conference, the P.M. said that he intends to strike off loans for the property on the Western [...]

B.N.T.U. says G.O.B. owes members millions

While loan holders with the DFC will be happy with the write-off, the unions are uneasy about the cutbacks anticipated in the national budget.  News Five spoke today with the [...]

B.N.T.U. also fed up about crime

There is another worry for the B.N.T.U., which is over crime; a huge challenge for the government. Describing Belize as a country in crisis, the B.N.T.U. says teachers and students [...]

Another cop charged with extortion

Charges brought against another Belize City cop are tainting the police department even further. Twenty nine year old Police Constable, Norman Bol, who is attached to the C.I.U. was arraigned [...]

2 men charged following a domestic dispute

Two men were charged today following a domestic dispute on Tuesday. First, twenty-eight year old Deshawn Dawson was charged with Aggravated Assault upon his common-law-wife Vanessa Westby for allegedly pulling [...]

15 year old San Ignacio girl missing

A fifteen year old girl is reported missing in San Ignacio Town. Gloria Hernandez reported to police that her fifteen year old Claudia Zetina and her cousin, Alba Jemenez, left [...]

8th Amendment had it wrong?

A court ruling was delivered on Monday, which had to do with the nationalization of Belize Telemedia Limited and the Eighth Amendment, which generated a huge public outcry last year. [...]

Oceana Belize nominated for prestigious award

Belize became the first country in the world to completely ban bottom trawling, when a statutory instrument was signed into law in December 2010. It was a major step that [...]

Pauline Conorquie wins the Lotto!

There’s a new Lotto winner and she didn’t have to go far to collect her cheque. Forty-five year old Belize City resident, Pauline Conorquie, is a Brodies employee, who found [...]

Re-registration will not occur due to Spartan budget

Re-registration of voters is an issue that surfaces in election seasons. Earlier this week, the Peoples United Party held a press conference in which they felt it is time for [...]

Musings of local oil refinery and Venezuela fuel

ExxonMobil, the parent company of Esso Standard Oil, S.A., sold the Central American assets in Belize along with refineries in Nicaragua and El Salvador to Puma Energy Limited in 2011.  [...]

Bananas, citrus and sugar; safe economic bet

Despite the economic downturn, the Prime Minister says that the bananas and citrus industries are both doing well, but the crown jewels in the industry would be the sale of [...]

Literacy Without Borders terrific work in Belize

Literacy Without Borders is a Canadian Based NGO that has been working in Belize for the last year. Twenty participants received training in methods used to facilitate literacy in a [...]

Canadian British High Commissioner donates utility vests to the B.D.F.

Also from Canada, the High Commissioner to Belize, Hugues R. Rousseau has announced a donation of two thousand surplus utility vests to the B.D.F.  The donation is a part of [...]

Healthy Living gives true blood for Donor Day

It’s World Blood Donor Day and all over the globe, an appeal is being made, urging healthy persons to give blood. In the following segment of Healthy Living, we have [...]