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G.O.B. to Pay Fortis $70 Million for B.E.L.

The Government of Belize has gotten rid of one albatross which has been hanging around its neck since June 2011. That’s when government nationalized Belize Electricity Limited, seizing seventy percent [...]

Fortis Receives 33.3% Shareholdings in B.E.L.

The Prime Minister says he is confident that the new and improved relationship will work out, and if it doesn’t, there is a clause which allows Fortis to sell its [...]

Special Session of Cabinet to Discuss Fortis Settlement

The matter of the settlement was taken to Cabinet in special session this morning, and will go before the House on Wednesday and the Senate on Thursday.  The Governor General [...]

…CCJ to be Notified of Settlement

According to the Prime Minister lawyers for both parties are currently notifying the CCJ of the settlement so where litigation is concerned, the matter is done. The prime minister acknowledged [...]

Double Murder in Camalote: Infamous Russell Hyde is Taken Down by Gunmen

There were four brutal murders over the weekend. One in the City, another in Teakettle and the most sensational double murder occurred at a feeder road in Camalote also in [...]

Kim Simplis’ Bodyguard Arrested and Charged for Murder!

So while there are no arrests for the murders of Hyde and Humes, a policeman assigned to the Special Patrol Unit has been charged for another murder. Authorities believe that [...]

Who Killed Toony and Why?

There’s one other murder to report tonight. In the City, a resident of the south side was shot multiple times and succumbed at the K.H.M.H.  Malik Gibson, also known as [...]

Police Say Major Crimes are Down in Belize City

But is community policing an effective approach to addressing the issue of crime and violence in the Old Capital?  According to Senior Superintendent Chester Williams, when compared to August 2014, [...]

Was DHS Michael Pitts Booted Out of His Office Before Retirement Deadline?

Director of Health Services Doctor Michael Pitts is retiring from his post as third in command of the Ministry of Health.  His departure however, is not without controversy, as News [...]

Marco Tulio Mendez Goes Back to Court

Embattled politician Dr. Marco Tulio Mendez was slapped with additional charges today when he appeared in the Orange Walk Magistrate’s Court.  The P.U.P. Orange Walk East Area Representative was charged [...]

Trio of Thieves Arraigned for Stolen A/C Units

In court this morning, a trio was charged jointly with Handling Stolen Goods and one of the three was also charged with the theft of two air condition units from [...]

18 Counts of Forgery for Glenford Logan

A seventy-two year old man of the Buttonwood Bay area, Belize City, claims he is the recent victim of theft and is accusing a Buttonwood Bay mechanic of stealing over [...]

Community Family Day Brings Yarborough Youths Together

As many as six neighborhood teams converged on the Wilton Cumberbatch Field on Sunday where they all competed in a basketball tournament organized by Eastern Division South.  The initiative, part [...]

Pink Boutique Expands in the West

If you are a fashionista, you would easily recognize the Pink Boutique Brand. It already has branches in Belize City and San Pedro, and on Saturday, responding to a demand [...]

Sporting Highlights with Veteran Sportscaster James Adderley

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   On Friday night, Central Bank forced a decisive 3rd game for the Interoffice Firms Division Basketball title with a [...]

Chik-V Cases Confirmed in Corozal

The first confirmed case of Chikungunya was recorded in Belize’s public health archives back in November, following a rash of the mosquito-transmitted fever across the Caribbean and Latin America. Since [...]

Police Finally Arrest Suspect in Brutal PG Murder

There finally is an arrest in the vicious murder of a labor officer that occurred months ago in Punta Gorda. Fifty-five-year-old Alberto Coleman, the ex-boyfriend of Juana Cowo, has been [...]

Opposition Senator Files Notice of Motion

Opposition Senator Lisa Shoman is unrelenting on the issue of the incursion in the Sarstoon by the Guatemalan military. Today she wrote to the Clerk of the National Assembly informing [...]

Senator Shoman Expects Support from Government Side

Shoman has tried to pass a motion once before, requesting an official Senate special select committee investigation into corruption in the Immigration Department. Thanks to a government majority in the [...]

Cost of Living Decreases By 1%

More Creole women are gainfully employed than Creole men. Unemployment figures improved slightly and the cost of living is down marginally when compared to the same period last year. Those [...]

Canada Selects Team to Battle Belize Jaguars

Canada’s twenty-two man roster has been selected ahead of a two-game home and away series against the Belize Jaguars in the third round of World Cup Qualifiers.  On Thursday, veteran [...]

CEMO Promotes Informational Exercise Books

The hurricane season started in June but in time for the school, year, the City Emergency Management Organization wants your support in purchasing exercise books that they say has very [...]

City Youth Charged for Drug Trafficking

Today, twenty-three year old Raheem Marsden, a resident of Belize City who was busted in possession of nine small parcels of marijuana, was arraigned at the Belize City Magistrate’s Court [...]

Undersized Lobster Lands Business Owner in Hot Water

A Taiwanese businesswoman who was caught with eighteen undersized lobster tails at her business was today dragged to court on fisheries offenses. But she pleaded not guilty and is challenging [...]

Tourism Minister Boasts About New Subdivision

In September of last year, News Five aired a story on which three hundred lots had been surveyed and granted to residents as part of a proposed subdivision for the [...]