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DPM Says Suspension of Petrocaribe Will Not Hurt Belize-Venezuela Relations

Tonight, the Petrocaribe initiative remains in limbo following an announcement of the immediate suspension of the program.  A meeting between two officials representing the Venezuelan government and Petroleos de Venezuela [...]

Opposition Leader Says Venezuela May Be Backing Away from Belize

Meanwhile, APBEL General Manager John Mencias has told News Five that the problems with shipments have been ongoing for months now and provoked much complaint from the Government to both [...]

Is Your Social Security Money Compromised by Government Investments?

The Social Security Board – it’s the safety net for Belizeans in time of need, whether through sickness, pregnancy, injury or even death. In recent times S.S.B. funds have been [...]

P.U.P. Proposes Some Modest Reform to Social Security

Briceño described the Government’s treatment of the S.S.B. as a piñata, always available for ready cash on demand. But with calls for increased contributions from workers, what, if anything, can [...]

Queen of the Bay is for All

The spectacle that was the simultaneous coronation of Aaliyah Ysaguirre and Esmeralda Cal as Queen of the Bay 2017 endures as the topic of choice in just about every forum.  [...]

September Celebrations Commission Not Behind Termination, Appeals for Unity

The humiliation playing out onstage at the Fort George Memorial Park on Sunday ended in Moya’s immediate termination on live television, though she says she cannot be fired.  Today, Faber [...]

Senior Lawyer Makes Case Against Franz Parke for Court of Appeal

Information reaching News Five is that Prime Minister Dean Barrow has formally advised Governor General Sir Colville Young to appoint Franz Parke as a Justice of Appeal, although the appointment [...]

Michael Modiri Headed Back to Court in Land Dispute

Justice Shona Griffith has set a date for trial in October in the long-running case of businessmen Michael Modiri and Bradley Paumen over access to land in the Franks Eddy [...]

Chester to Vidal; Apologize or Face Legal Action

Senior Superintendent Marco Vidal has been served with a letter from attorney Andrew Marshalleck on behalf of Assistant Commissioner of Police Chester Williams for alleged slanderous comments made during a [...]

U.D.P. First Deputy Admits ‘All is Not Well’ Following Vega Scandals

Former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega and his family are embroiled in a seemingly endless land scandal, a different episode surfacing in the media virtually every week.  The excessive land [...]

Faber Warns: Don’t Drag Out Senate Inquiry

Funding for the ongoing senate inquiry into findings contained within the Auditor General’s Special Report on the Immigration and Nationality Department comes to an end in November.  That follows an [...]

John Briceño Accuses Government of Hypocrisy over Allocations

The Prime Minister’s decision to stop allocations of funding to the Senate Special Select Committee on Immigration past November appears to be final. But not if the social partners and [...]

Still No Word from P.M. on Land Reforms

Two weeks ago Opposition Leader John Briceño wrote Prime Minister Dean Barrow in the wake of the Amy Forte/Darlene Padron argument over the deed of conveyance for land on Caye [...]

Education Minister Says Threats to Schools Treated Seriously

The faculty and staff, as well as the student body at Saint Martin de Porres School, returned to the compound this morning, following a bomb threat on Thursday.  The ominous [...]

“Nine” and Rounds Removed from Partridge Street

A nine millimeter and one hundred live rounds of ammunition were taken off the streets this morning. A joint operation by the Special Assignment Team, K-Nine Unite and the Gang [...]

Annual Taiwan Contribution Comes for September Celebrations

NICH got a hundred thousand dollar boost today. The Taiwan Government handed over a cheque to help with cultural and artistic development. The monies will be used for a number [...]

Brand New Hilux Headed to Chiquibul

Today, Executive Director of Friends of Conservation and Development, Rafael Manzanero was handed the keys to a brand new 2018 Toyota Hilux pickup truck. The handing over took place this [...]

F.C.D. Steps Up Patrols for Gold Panners

It is no secret that incursions into the Chiquibul by Guatemalans have been denuding our rich forest. While harvesting xaté is now almost non-existent, Rafael Manzanero says that the issue [...]

Saving the Scarlet Macaw

There have been active efforts by the FCD and other environmental organizations to replenish the scarlet macaw population in the forest. Earlier this week, the season for scarlet macaw closed [...]

Beat the Pan in City, Belmopan

September is not complete without the sweet sounds of the pan at PanYaad.  The annual highlight on the celebrations calendar will take place on Saturday night at seven-thirty inside the [...]

Best Deals at Expo this Weekend

The 2017 Belize Expo Marketplace takes place over the two-day weekend. Annually thousands of Belizeans converge in the Old Capital at the ITVET Compound on Freetown Road to take advantage [...]

Sound Fest Reunites Top Belizean Artists

The annual Belize Sound Fest has been ongoing since 2002. The brainchild of musical icon Tony Wright brings together Belizean musicians and artists for a night of bram and patriotic [...]

Nation’s Youngest Salute Belize

Primary school students from across Belize City converged on the Holy Redeemer Parish Hall this morning for the annual Children’s Rally.  The event is a fixture on the September Celebrations [...]