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Welcome and Wisdom from Fellow Senators for 13th Member

The congratulations came thick and fast from Salas’ new colleagues, with his friends from the tourism and N.G.O. communities looking on from the public gallery. But with the social partner [...]

Rosewood More Valued Than Mahogany?

Two bills were held over from previous meetings of the National Assembly – the Forests (Amendment) Bill and International Insurance (Amendment) Bill. The latter provoked no discussion, but the former [...]

Homeowners’ Feud Leads to Near-Deadly Shooting

After eleven o’clock on Friday night, shots rang out on south side Belize City. A family on Iguana Street extension, including five minors, was targeted. Luckily, no one was injured, [...]

David Nanes Schnitzer Finally Captured

David Nanes Schntizer who skipped bail in Belize after he was caught with a trove of illegal Belizean documents, including a passport, is back in police custody, but in Mexico. [...]

No Reduction in U.S. Visas, Says Embassy

The U.S. Embassy today issued a release in response to an article that surfaced on social media over the weekend to the effect that Caribbean nationals would be exempted from [...]

Conch Shell Bay Shooting Victim Paralyzed; Community Rallies

Nineteen-year-old Keimar Nicholas is paralyzed from the neck down and remains bedridden at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.  The teenager was seriously injured a week ago just outside of his [...]

P.G. Mom Accuses Police of Brutalizing Teens

A mother is claiming that Punta Gorda police used unnecessary force on her thirteen year old son over the weekend.  Today, Consuelo Flores told News Five that she was in [...]

Julius Espat Returns with Strong Words for House

In a final bit of news from Friday’s House of Representatives meeting, the return of Cayo South area representative Julius Espat was relegated to a footnote by the day’s debate, [...]

U.B. Social Work Department to Help Police Mentorship Program

The Belize Police Department has partnered with the University of Belize and the Ministry of Human Development on a mentorship program for at-risk Belize City youths. In its new policing [...]

James Adderley’s Monday Sports Highlights

Good evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.     [Feature on weekend sporting activities...]

House Meets to Plot Strategy on Arbitration Awards

A Special Sitting of the House of Representatives was called for today, Friday. It is the second in a month and caught just about everyone by surprise. There were two [...]

Jail for Attempts to Encourage Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

The other piece of legislation is an amendment to the Crown Proceedings Act. It intends to make provisions on enforcements of foreign judgments against the Crown, and is also a [...]

Opposition Complains About Notice and Prolonging B.T.L. War

On the second reading of the new bill, a debate was held in which the Opposition raised its concerns of punitive action against Caribbean Investment Holdings and B.S.D.L. and the [...]

New Legislation Alleviates Issues, But Not Entirely, Says P.M.

The division of the House on the second reading was a rare unanimous vote in favour, with all twenty-nine representatives present voting ‘Aye.’ It was something for the Prime Minister [...]

Speaker Shuts Down Immigration Debate in House; P.M. Says No “Actionable Corruption” Among Ministers Yet

The final words of ex-Director of Immigration Ruth Meighan at her Wednesday appearance before the Senate Special Select Committee continue to reverberate in the national consciousness. She admitted that quite [...]

The Superbond Negotiations Continue; P.M. is Cautiously Optimistic

Thursday evening saw the time elapse for Belize’s consent solicitation offer to holders of the Belize 2038 U.S. Dollar Bonds, aka the Superbond. But the Government has confirmed that the [...]

Puerto Azul, We Hardly Knew You!

The Government of Belize appears to be breathing a sigh of relief, as the fall of the Puerto Azul project for a grand resort project at the Northern Two and [...]

Former Treasury Clerk to be Tried for Theft from Government

Thirty-nine-year-old David Enriquez, a former clerk at the Treasury Department, will stand trial for three counts of theft after being charged in connection with the embezzlement of over four hundred [...]

Meetings to Begin on Sarstoon Protocol in Coming Weeks

Late last year, talk of signing a Sarstoon protocol with Guatemala was a hot-button issue that dominated the news. Well, as you would have noted, December has come and gone [...]

Miss Belize Universe Speaks Before Final Cut on Sunday

In our continued coverage of Miss Belize Universe Rebecca Rath, tonight we go one-on-one with the twenty-three-year-old beauty ambassador in an exclusive interview with News Five. There are twelve spots [...]

House Reps Come Together to Support “Bex for Belize,” and Larry Nicasio

Early on Sunday morning, FOX Television in the United States and other broadcasters will be airing the Miss Universe 2017 pageant from the Philippines. News Five has been bringing you [...]

72 New Recruits for B.D.F.

Approximately five hundred applications were submitted to the B.D.F. for Intake number sixty-two but only around one hundred and fifty of those were invited to train. But after the first [...]

Dangriga Cancer Center Partners with U.C.L.A. Medical Center

A team of doctors, including Belizean oncologist Dr. Ellsworth Grant, is on a working visit to the Jewel where a partnership with the Dangriga Cancer Center is being undertaken.  The [...]

A Different Kind of Open Day at Belize High School

The Belize High School opened its doors back in September of 2010, first operating out of the UWI Open Campus on Princess Margaret Drive, before permanently establishing itself on Mercy [...]

Ex-Immigration Director Says Department “Rushed” Nationality Files Before 2012 Elections

Wednesday was a big day at the Senate Special Select Committee as former Director of Immigration Ruth Meighan closed her testimony. We have full coverage of the many revelations coming [...]