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Anatomy of assault: why police were wrong in treatment of Marisol Amaya

There is mounting outrage tonight, including from us here at Channel Five, at the unnecessary use of force against the media by the police on Tuesday. Krem’s Marisol Amaya was [...]

Police plan review of yet another Tower Hill incident

The police department says it has commenced an investigation into the tear-gassing of protestors and the roughing up of Marisol Amaya at the hands of the Special Patrol Unit.  According [...]

Organizations roundly condemn police for Amaya assault

Condemnation of Wednesday’s events has come in fast and furious from several organizations. We lead with the statement issued this evening by KREM Radio in support of assaulted journalist Marisol [...]

Ombudsman asked to intervene

Ombudsman of Belize Lionel Arzu has been asked to intervene to publicly condemn the behavior of the police in respect of several recent incidents involving members of the Opposition and [...]

Aragon neutral; says O.W. North will decide on Gaspar Vega

On Wednesday, during the rapture of public support from his constituents, Orange Walk North Area Representative Gaspar Vega stated that he would contest his seat in the House of Representatives [...]

Police minister does not support corruption, but not about to abandon a friend

Gapi Vega, in recent times, has become a pariah within his own party, causing a wider chasm to drawn between aspiring leaders Patrick Faber and John Saldivar.  The two have [...]

Best friends Faber, Saldivar clash over Vega

Two of the most powerful men in the ruling United Democratic Party appear at odds over support for embattled Orange Walk North area representative Gaspar Vega. Deputy Prime Minister and [...]

Allen Whylie sick; should he be replaced as ComPol?

Commissioner of Police Allen Whylie is on sick leave for a month.  His absence, however, comes at a critical time during the September Celebrations when the Belize Police Department remains [...]

Las Flores villagers protest land sale at City Hall

The Las Flores Steering Committee has been leading the fight against the completed sale of parcels eighty-seven-thirteen and eighty-seven-fourteen near Saint Michael R.C. Primary School in the community outside Belmopan [...]

Area rep says church has final say

Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar also chimed in on the current land dispute in Las Flores.  While the suggestion to cede parcels sixty-two fifty-two and sixty-two fifty-three to the Catholic [...]

Little feedback on nationality list; is it worth it?

As promised, the Senate Special Select Committee is turning the page after months of questioning on past misdeeds of the Immigration Department. For two and a half hours on Wednesday, [...]

What’s the point of recommenders?

In the case of recommenders for passports and nationality, Diana Locke made the point that records of persons named as justices of the peace, teachers and even religious professionals have [...]

RTA kills husband, lands wife in hospital

Just after seven on Wednesday night, there was a fatal traffic mishap on the Phillip Goldson Highway. Joaquin Villamil and his wife Julissa were travelling between miles fourteen and fifteen, [...]

Belizeans in Florida brace for Irma

It appears that Hurricane Irma is not slowing down and it is heading straight for Florida. Latest weather projections show that it may hit Miami directly. Thousands have evacuated the [...]

Devastation in wake of Cat 5 storm in northern Caribbean

Hurricane Irma continues forward as a category five storm and has left a path of destruction in its wake – almost completely destroying Barbuda, and causing massive damage in Saint [...]

Taiwan boosts police communication

Belize has received one hundred thousand dollars from the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in a formal cooperation agreement on police development, including the exchange of personnel visiting [...]

Get your SSB money direct

On Wednesday, we told you how the Social Security Board is moving online and how employers are making their payments via the online portal. Well, it is not only the [...]

S.S.B. and the pensioner problem

So, the S.S.B. wants to increase contributions for the forty percent of its insured persons. Those persons earn between three hundred and twenty dollars to five hundred and twenty dollars [...]

Day three of Carnival mas camps

Day three of mas camps took place on Wednesday night. The bands were in true form as the judging begins, all leading up to Saturday’s road march. The competitive spirit [...]

Police, Carnival brass get ready for Mas

On Wednesday, carnival band leaders signed on to a peace declaration following a violent incident involving supporters at the conclusion of the King and Queen Competition. Greg Vernon of the [...]

Challenging the epidemic of suicide

Our viewers have probably noticed that this news station does not regularly report suicides. We understand how this can lead people to believing that Belizeans are rarely taking or attempting [...]