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Guatemalan Civilians Claim the Sarstoon

Sometime over the weekend, a group of seven Guatemalan civilians – actually the Guatemalan version of the Territorial Volunteers – claim to have circled Sarstoon Island well within Belizean waters.  [...]

C.E.O. Lovell Says B.D.F. Did Not Interfere With Guat Civilians

The appearance of the militant civilians in the Sarstoon was also raised with C.E.O. in the Ministry of National Security Retired Colonel George Lovell. He explained that the B.D.F. stationed [...]

No Room for Coast Guard at Sarstoon F.O.B.

The forward operating base at the estuary of the Sarstoon River was erected as a joint military installation to house Belize Defense Force and coast guard personnel. There was an [...]

Lack of Coast Guard Presence Gives Illegals Fishers Free Pass

The coastguard’s noticeable absence from the immediate vicinity of the Sarstoon River essentially leaves Guatemalan fisher folks free to operate in Belizean waters illegally.  Despite an initial presence in the [...]

Chamber of Commerce Condemns Delay in B.T.L. Settlement

Another issue of national importance is the recent B.T.L. Arbitration Award. The Chamber of Commerce came forward to offer impartial comment on the cost of nationalizing Belize Telemedia Limited.  Prior [...]

B.C.C.I. Cautions G.O.B. against Raising Taxes

According to President Nikita Usher, though, the arbitration award is a done deal so the real commentary must be on the way forward, and how Government will address very critical [...]

Ashton Puerto Charged for Roaring Creek Murder

Eighteen year old Roaring Creek resident Ashton Puerto was detained Sunday night for the murder of another youth, Maleek Norris, also eighteen. The two teenagers were allegedly beefing over a [...]

No Real Update in May 1st Double Murder in Camalote

On May first good friends Akeem Thimbriel and Shawn Lopez were gunned down in Camalote in brutal, brazen fashion. The murders shocked and angered the community which immediately pointed fingers [...]

Silent Witnesses in La Croix Boulevard Double Murder Holding Up Investigation

As we told you in Monday’s newscast, eighteen year old Kent Brooks Junior succumbed at the K.H.M.H. on Sunday morning, some eleven days after being shot to the lower back [...]

Police Revisit Cameras in City Hotspots

One initiative that is being revisited by the department to address urban crime is the usage of cameras to capture criminals in the act. Back in 2008, six cameras were [...]

Bennett Walks Free on Attempted Murder Charge

A jury of four women and five men stepped into the deliberating room this afternoon to decide the fate of twenty-three year old Brandon Bennett. Bennett is accused of the [...]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Belize City is Now Villa Fiore

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has swank new accommodations in Belize City. It’s called the Villa Fiore, a seafront mansion which will also house the Prime Minister’s Office. From outside, [...]

Government of Taiwan Foots Bill for Villa Fiore

Just in case you’re looking at all this and thinking it’s just too much, way too much for government departments in Belize City where poverty is a very prevalent reality, [...]

Barrier Reef System Remains on Endangered List

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has decided to keep the Belize Barrier Reef System on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  That decision comes after a meeting today in [...]

Injured Coast Guard Officer Receives Assistance from Mexican Navy

With all the reports about the realities of a crime wave, there is an uplifting story that has the Diego family of Belize City smiling. Petty officer Kevin Diego was [...]

Coast Guard Wants Gillnets Banned

The destructive nature of gillnet fishing remains a perennial issue for the Fisheries Department.  It is also a serious concern for conservationists, as well as environmentalists, since the practice results [...]

Coast Guard and Mexican Navy Discuss Maritime Agreement

A delegation of high ranking Mexican naval officers met with the brass of the Belize National Coast Guard this morning to discuss the framework of a bilateral agreement between the [...]

Channel 5 to Broadcast 2016 Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is coming up in August and aficionados are eagerly anticipating the games.  Today, Great Belize Productions/Channel Five struck an agreement with [...]

Larry Romany Says Programming will Positively Impact the Region

The overall impact of the programming, says Romany, will be felt across the region since its aim is to bring unity among athletes, fans and viewers at home.   Larry [...]

Taiwan Donates to September Celebrations

Today at the Office of the National Institute of Culture and History on Rectory Lane, the Taiwanese Ambassador to Belize handed over a forty-thousand dollars cheque to the Co-Chair of [...]

Ambassador Ho Says Donation is Symbol of Good Relationship

The cultural exchanges and this donation is testament of the strong relations between the governments of Belize and Taiwan and extend beyond education and agricultural initiatives. Ambassador Benjamin Ho says [...]

Diane Haylock Off to Taiwan

News Five took the opportunity today to ask Haylock about her new appointment as the Belizean Ambassador to Taiwan.  Now Taiwan is a generous friend to Belize and yearly Belize [...]

Regional Postal Service Professionals Attend Training Workshop in Belize

Since Monday, postal service professionals from across the Caribbean have been engaged in a training program by the Universal Postal Union. Post Master Generals and their deputies convened at the [...]

Belmopan Police to Host Farm Camp for Youths

Community policing is taking on new life in Belmopan, where law enforcement officials are planning to host a farming camp for youths which will take them out into the fields, [...]