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Prime Minister Has Colonic Ulcer, Hopes it’s Not Cancer

Prime Minister Dean Barrow returned home to Belize on Saturday night, following a week-long trip to New York where he met with a team of structuring advisors and lawyers, ahead [...]

P.M. Still Has High Hopes for Superbond 3.0

The prime minister’s health aside, the call to New York was for the three-man team, including Economic Ambassador Mark Espat and Financial Secretary Joseph Waight, to sit down with government’s [...]

Can Belize Make February Payment for Superbond? G.O.B. Won’t Say

On Friday, News Five spoke with Charles Blitzer, special advisor to the Belize Coordinating Committee.  During that interview he disclosed that bondholders have pored over government’s recent postings on Central [...]

Is Vanessa Retreage Gone as A.G.?

Is Attorney General Vanessa Retreage stepping down as Belize’s chief legal officer?  It’s a question that will be answered following a discussion during Tuesday’s weekly Cabinet meeting.  News Five understands [...]

David Leacock Leaves as C.E.O. for Education; ex-C.E.O. Candelaria Saldivar Retires

Late this evening, G.O.B. confirmed a story we have been following. Chief Executive Officer David Leacock, who has been the departmental head of the Ministry of Education since 2008, vacates [...]

Treasury Bills a License to Print Money?

A number of issues came up at Friday’s House meeting, which we didn’t cover because of time constraints. In addition to a supplementary appropriation bill, the Government for the third [...]

Road to Amendment of Referendum Act Begins

A simultaneous referendum on taking the unfounded Guatemalan claim to Belizean territory to the International Court of Justice in 2013 was scrapped back then. This came after then-Guatemalan president, Otto [...]

Teachers’ Union: Have a Merry Christmas Vacation, Teachers!

The Belize National Teachers’ Union has informed its members to go ahead and take their full three weeks of Christmas vacation, as the majority, the union says, rejects the Ministry [...]

‘Prime Minister in Waiting’ Did as Expected; the Boss is Pleased

Acting Prime Minister Patrick Faber held his own as head of government in the House of Representatives on Friday, a first for any parliamentarian deputizing in that capacity.  Prior to [...]

B.T.L. Paid for Settlement Agreement Draftsmen, G.O.B. Claims

During the questions to Ministers portion of the House meeting, members from the Opposition fired several questions at their Government counterparts on issues of concern of either a national scope [...]

Drunk Friend Slays Yalbac Farmer with Rock in Front of Daughter

Our News Five crew is just back from the west where a man was killed in Yalbac Village in the Cayo District on Sunday evening. Farmer Milicio Gonzalez was killed [...]

Belize City Chopping Victim Recovers as Stepson is Jailed for Christmas

Police have arrested and charged nineteen year old Denzel Flowers with the attempted murder by chopping of his fifty-two year old step-mother, Eulalia Pop, also known as Consuelo Lopez. Flowers [...]

No More Warnings! Curfew-Breaking Teens See Mother Charged for Second Time

The curfew regulation put in place since April of this year has had mixed reviews among the population in the Old Capital, but police can claim some results in terms [...]

Stabbings Fell Minor and Policeman in Old Capital

The criminal elements kept off the streets over the weekend, but there are two separate stabbing incidents to report. On Sunday evening, a thirteen-year old minor got into an altercation [...]

Benque Cop Caught Trying to Bring in Undocumented Salvadorans

A Benque Viejo police officer is detained after he was busted with eight undocumented Salvador nationals. Around nine fifteen on Saturday night, police spotted a vehicle without a license plate [...]

Artists Print First Edition of BAFFU Magazine

The latest edition of BAFFU was released today at the Image Factory; it is also the first printed version. The publication contains a collection of unconventional works by a group [...]

Meet Gimme Five’s Grand Prize Winner!

This year, Channel Five celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary and to start the Christmas season right, we gifted twenty-five of viewers with tons of prizes in the annual Gimme Five Extravaganza. [...]

Maskall Grandmother Gone Missing for a Week

But while a family celebrates its Gimme Five win, another is desperately in search for a loved one. It’s been a week since sixty-nine year old Gabriela Mendez, has gone [...]

A Healthy Serving of Sports Monday

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   {Feature on Sports Monday…}