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CARICOM Secretary General Weighs in on Rice War

The rice war between importer Jack Charles and various stakeholders, including producers in three Mennonite communities within the local industry, has been covered extensively since the issue resurfaced in early [...]

Can Belize’s Local Rice Industry Be Protected from Infiltration?

Among other issues pertaining to importation are specific conditions that safeguard markets within Lesser Developed Countries from being penetrated by goods being exported from More Developed Countries.  Such is the [...]

Rice War is not a Trade Dispute Says SecGen LaRocque

While a resolution in the Caribbean Court of Justice has not been determined, LaRocque says that the present issue is not a trade dispute.  Instead, it primarily revolves around the [...]

2 Men Detained in Murder of Filmmaker Matthiew Klinck

Police are remaining tight-lipped on the investigation into the shockingly brutal murder of Quebec native Matthiew Klinck. But reliable sources tell News Five that there has been a breakthrough in [...]

An Elderly Tourist Dies While Snorkeling off Sergeants Caye

What should have been a memorable holiday in the Jewel, ended tragically for a U.S. visitor, who arrived early this morning on the Princess Cruise Lines. Sixty-seven year old Janice [...]

Where is Luis Alcoser? Still no Clues in His Mysterious Disappearance

Tonight, the whereabouts of thirty-one year old Caledonia resident, Luis Alcoser remains a mystery and police are nowhere closer to cracking the case. Alcoser disappeared on Monday after he left [...]

PM Barrow Assumes Pro Tem Chairmanship of CARICOM

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, as of the first of January, assumed pro tem chairmanship of the Caribbean Community.  For the next six months he will preside over a series of [...]

Sargassum: A Regional Phenomenon Due to Climate Change

Still on issues impacting the CARICOM states…the explosion of Sargassum, otherwise known as gulfweed, across the Caribbean, is a phenomenon that is believed to be a direct result of climate [...]

Investigations Continue in Youth Hostel Tragedy

The special investigation into the fire which claimed the lives of three minors at the Princess Royal Youth Hostel commenced five weeks ago, on December first. To date, no information [...]

An Armed and Dangerous Prisoner Escapes from Lawful Custody

Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for an escaped prisoner. He is twenty-nine year old Shane Bennett, who is described as armed and dangerous and known [...]

Teetie Arrested for Jacking Pou Meat Pie Vendor

Late this evening, twenty-three year old street figure, Michael Arnold, aka “Teetie,” a Pickstock resident, was arraigned in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court before Senior Magistrate, Sharon Fraser. He is [...]

Pen Cayetano and Family Launch a Pair of Garifuna Children’s Books

Pen Cayetano is an icon in the Garifuna community. Pen, the patriarch, is a prolific musician and artist.  His wife Ingrid and children have followed his footsteps in promoting and [...]

ComPol Whylie on Dangers of Drunk Driving

Over the past weeks, there have been multiple road traffic accidents where lives were lost, and alcohol was involved. Alcohol, unfortunately, is almost as much a staple of Belizean life [...]

Is There a Need for Stronger Legislation on Drunk Driving?

While there is certainly a need for more vigilance, cooperation and enforcement from Police and related traffic entities…is there a need for stronger legislation, or even new legislation? Here at [...]

Rural Eastern Division Police Receive Significant Equipment Donation

The Rural Eastern Division today received a very significant donation from the Princess Hotel and Casino. There are thirty-two communities in that zone, spread over many miles. It’s a challenge [...]

31 Taiwanese Scholarships Available for 2016

Tertiary level students interested in furthering their academic pursuits abroad are being encouraged to apply for a scholarship opportunity in Taiwan.  The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has [...]

Get Fit for 2016 with Healthy Living

Whether you believe in New Year resolutions or not; making a commitment – at anytime in the year – to get healthy is commendable. So if you’re interested in becoming [...]