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FinSec Breaks Down Arbitration Award

As we told you Tuesday night, after years of legal battles, the long anticipated figures for the 2009 nationalization of Belize Telemedia Limited are in and they are staggering. According [...]

PM Barrow Blames P.U.P. for Majority of Award

In case you missed it, Government, for the acquisition of B.T.L., must pay approximately four hundred million to the previous owners of B.T.L., give or take a million or two. [...]

Barrow Says Takeover of B.T.L. Was Worth Every Penny

It’s not quite as simple as that. The settlement agreement, agreed to in 2015 between Prime Minister Barrow and Lord Michael Ashcroft, does indeed stipulate that the Accommodation Agreement portion [...]

G.O.B. Claims Analysis Shows Benefits from B.T.L. Outweigh Costs

To round off his sales pitch, the P.M. then launched into a costs-benefits analysis which he maintains is complete vindication of G.O.B.’s seven years of effort and fighting the good [...]

$200 Million Due in 9 Days – Barrow Says No Problem

Two hundred million in ten days, now actually nine, sounds like a big deal. But it’s not, apparently. In fact, Government says they will have absolutely no difficulty raising the [...]

P.U.P. Says Arbitration Award is the Cost of Barrow’s Arrogance

The Prime Minister appears to be deeply impressed with the four hundred million dollar arbitration award, but the P.U.P. is not. In a release issued late this evening the Party [...]

Teenager Brutally Stabbed in Mahogany Heights

A gruesome discovery was made this morning in Mahogany Heights. The body of a young woman stabbed multiple times was found in a ditch behind the village, a short distance [...]

18 Salvadorans Nabbed by Police in Human Trafficking Operation

The police have made a significant bust of a suspected smuggling ring of illegal Central American nationals. Two Cayo residents, twenty-two year old Anival Alvarenga and twenty-four year old Victor [...]

2 Belizean “Coyotes” Detained by Cops

ACP Broaster says that the rural corridor is used by coyotes to transport illegal immigrants into the country as they make their way to Mexico with their final destination the [...]

Belize City Man Shot in Mysterious Circumstances

Ladyville police are also investigating a shooting that occurred around eight p.m. on Tuesday at the Crooked Tree junction with mile thirty-one on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Twenty-five year old [...]

Have Tensions in the Sarstoon De-escalated?

While all eyes will now almost certainly be turned on the arbitration award, the situation at the Sarstoon continues in limbo. Coming out of a meeting at the O.A.S. last [...]

PM Wants P.U.P. to Re-Engage in Talks

The People’s United Party announced on the eve of the Washington meeting that they would be withdrawing from the process because government didn’t appear to be serious in its talks [...]

Did G.O.B. Take Attempted Interception of Media in the Sarstoon Seriously?

The last time News Five went to the Sarstoon just prior to the Washington talks last week, we were chased out by a Guatemalan naval vessel with nine armed soldiers. [...]

G.O.B. Will Change the Referendum Act When Sarstoon Protocols Established

To referendum or not to referendum – that is the question or at least one of the questions. Another involves the amending of Belize’s Referendum Act. It’s been reported that [...]

SIB Releases Latest Statistics

Today was report card day from the Statistical Institute of Belize.  S.I.B. held its quarterly press conference this morning to present the most recent figures pertaining to Belize’s economic performance.  [...]

COLA Steps Up in B.T.L. Arbitration Award

Ahead of the prime minister’s press conference this afternoon, Citizens Organized for Liberty through Action, COLA, held its own media brief to discuss the impact of the B.T.L. arbitration award.  [...]

COLA Attorneys Says Delayed Misappropriation was a Costly Blunder

Attorney Kareem Musa, who describes the entire nationalization as a political blunder, maintains that the former owners of B.T.L. should have been compensated at the time the utility company was [...]

Judiciary Participates in Reform Project

This morning, the courts took a break from court proceedings and instead the judiciary participated in the JURIST project which is the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening Project.  A cross-section [...]

Chief Justice Says Elimination of Backlog is a Priority

The Chief Justice says that one project that has had success in the Court of Appeal involves backlog elimination. The initiative is still in progress and involves case management methods [...]

Herbert Gayle Launches ‘Like a Bushfire’

Born out of a social research known as the Gayle Report, conducted in Belize over six years ago, Like A Bushfire was officially launched at the Image Factory this morning.  [...]

Gayle Says Project was a Labour of Love

In 2013, Cubola Productions approached the research team with an idea to compile the results of the Gayle Report into book form.  It has been three years since and the [...]

BWS Partners With Restore Belize

Belize Water Services Limited has announced a partnership with Restore Belize’s “I am Belize” Scholarship Program, as well as the Belize National Sports Council.  BWS has pledged to assist with [...]

2 Programs Benefit from BWS Contributions

Each of the various representatives, including Roger Bradley and Ritchel Dominguez, described their respective programs.  The ‘I am Belize’ Scholarship Program began several years ago and was primarily funded through [...]

Outstanding Fisherfolk Recognized

The Fisher of the Year Award Ceremony was held in Belize City this morning to acknowledge fisher folks, men and women, who have been outstanding in their effort to secure [...]

Guadalupe Lampella Is Most Outstanding for 2016

Guadalupe Lampella has been a fisherwoman for over forty-five years.  She was selected as the Outstanding Fisher Folk for 2016 after meeting the criteria of participating in the decision-making process, [...]