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Breaking News: Murder in San Pedro

There is Breaking News coming out of San Pedro. Minutes ago, a man was murdered in the Boca Del Rio Area on Ambergris Caye. Reports reaching News Five are that [...]

San Pedro Fugitive Shot to Death by Police

Belizean fugitive Juan Carlos Martinez has evaded police for almost a year, but tonight he is dead, following a shooting in the San Pedrito area of La Isla Bonita. Martinez [...]

Education Minister Faber Faces Off With B.N.T.U. on Friday

Minister of Education Patrick Faber is meeting with the leadership of the Belize National Teachers Union on Friday to discuss a way forward in the wake of an eleven-day strike [...]

Faber Open to Compromise on Deductions and Class Time

Both parties have agreed to meet and discuss the terms of the deduction, but has there been any consideration on the part of government to do away with a pay [...]

Coalition Writes Prime Minister on Seismic Testing

In advance of Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage wrote to Prime Minister Dean Barrow on Monday seeking clarifications and statements on several issues. The [...]

Environmentalists Still Waiting on Cabinet Response

Cabinet met on Tuesday and as we reported, the matter of the seismic testing in Belize’s waters, which many fear is the first step to exploring for oil in our [...]

Prime Minister Previously Showed Support for Oil Moratorium, Referendum

Today, the environmentalists also showed us a video package of separate interviews granted to the media in February of 2012 and May of 2015, in which no less than Prime [...]

Will Prime Minister Stick to His Word?

The Prime Minister’s statements do not appear to be contradictory. Indeed, they are clear pronunciations on the issue, despite attempts to prevaricate on the referendum issue. So, is the Government [...]

Fire Destroys Part of family’s Home on Hunter’s Lane

When a fire engine passes you by on the street, does it occur to you, even for one second, that where they may be racing to in a hurry just [...]

Forensic Evidence Key to Solving Aaron Gabourel Arson/Murder

While the occupants of that home escaped injury, another fire—a confirmed case of arson—took the life of eleven year old Aaron Gabourel in south side Belize City. Last week, you [...]

Police Trying to Close in on Daniel Arzu Jr.’s Shooter

Five people are being questioned in connection with Monday’s shooting that has left Coast Guard Daniel Arzu Junior fighting for his life in the hospital. Police say they are almost [...]

New F.I.U. Director Signs M.O.U. with Old Department, Income Tax

The FIU and Income Tax Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding this morning to help domestic cooperation in the fight against money laundering, and countering the financing of terrorism and [...]

F.I.U. Commends Financial Institutions for Compliance, Planning Extended Reach

And while it has only been a matter of days since Kent Clare was appointed the new Director of the FIU, he told the media today that he has hit [...]

F.I.U. Getting Ready for United Nations Convention Against Corruption

And so, where does the FIU fit in following the signing of the United Nations Convention against Corruption on December ninth? In some corners it is believed that with the [...]

Houses for Collet Residents, Three Months after Hurricane Earl

Hurricane Earl swept through the Belize District in early August, leaving in its wake millions of dollars in damages.  There have been significant relief efforts in the aftermath of the [...]

New Houses Are Stronger, But Have No Utilities

Since the hurricane in early August, government has assisted with the reconstruction of approximately one hundred and fifty homes, a majority of them in the Belize District.  Those structures however, [...]

NEMO Minister Says G.O.B. Cannot Help With Everything

In some communities, despite government’s assistance, residents are still living in squalor, largely the result of their own neglect.  According to Castro, if it were left up to some constituents [...]

Police Want Raymond Rivers Over Facebook ‘Threats’

Police say that they are looking for Raymond Rivers because he has made some threatening Facebook posts. Today, ACP Chester Williams told the media that he needs to have a [...]

Another Unlicensed Firearm Off the Street

Police have arrested well-known Afghanistan Gang affiliate Roy Davis for the possession of an unlicensed firearm. On Tuesday night, police were on patrol when they encountered Davis and conducted a [...]

Cop Charged With Theft in San Pedro

A police constable attached to the San Pedro police formation has been arrested and charged for two counts of theft. This afternoon, PC Zani Savala appeared before the magistrate court [...]

Woman Dies Suddenly in San Pedro Town

On Monday night, police were called out to an area in San Pedro where the lifeless body of a woman was found face down on the pavement. An investigation was [...]