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Business Senator Deplores ‘Pathetic’ Excuses for Finance Act Violation

On Thursday, People’s United Party senators Eamon Courtenay and Valerie Woods brought public attention to the lack of accountability and transparency in government expenditures.  This is in respect of monies [...]

Gov’t Also Afoul of Official Financial Regulations

Accompanying the Finance and Audit Reform Act are Fiscal Transparency and Responsibility Regulations.  That set of guidelines contains sixteen steps, including a fiscal outlook and mid-year review report, none of [...]

Social Partner Senators Show Rare Unity

In an unprecedented move, six of the non-government parliamentarians, including church senator Ashley Rocke, sided with Senator Eamon Courtenay on Wednesday when a call was made to bring the Financial [...]

Accidental Oven Blast Kills Baker, Injures Brother

Two brothers were caught in an explosion inside their family bakery in Sand Hill, Belize District, this morning. One of them is dead and the other is hospitalized following an [...]

B.D.F. Graduates 89; Gets New Commander

At Price Barracks in Ladyville this afternoon, it was out with the old and, especially, in with the new. The national army is now forty years old and has had [...]

Changes to Protocol after Kaibil Border Walkover

Surveillance footage captured last week showed an alarming occurrence at the western border between Belize and Guatemala. Taken from inside the Customs office, a trio of Guatemalan soldiers dressed in [...]

‘Normal’ Communication Between Soldier and Person Found with Stolen Disposed Equipment

The Ministry of Finance continues to investigate how a significant quantity of outdated military equipment scheduled for disposal ended up in the hands of three civilians, including a Mexican national. [...]

Cane Farmer in San Narciso is Latest Traffic Accident Victim

A cane farmer was knocked down and killed in San Narciso Village around six-thirty on Thursday evening. Police say that thirty-five-year-old Gerardo Chable was driving his vehicle on the San [...]

2 Arraigned for Ladyville Double Murder

On Thursday evening, police officially arrested and charged a duo from Ladyville for Tuesday night’s double murder. This afternoon the two youths were brought to court for the murders of [...]

Sisters Died from Chop Wounds to Head; Killers Still at Large

Teenage siblings Josephine and Crecencia Oh were chopped to death in the southern community of San Jose, Toledo on Sunday night, while they were returning home to San Antonio Village.  [...]

Chester Noralez Wins Acquittal after Accusers’ Deaths

Thirty-six year old Chester Noralez, accused in the brutal beating and home invasion against senior citizen Patrick Grant in 2015, was acquitted of the charge today before Chief Magistrate Sharon [...]

N.G.O. Senator Joins in on Government Condemnation

Earlier we heard from Private Sector Senator Mark Lizarraga on dated government expenditure that has just gone before the senate.  Senator Osmany Salas, who represents the N.G.O. community, also spoke [...]

Twin Towns Join in Municipal Campaigning

The twin towns of San Ignacio and Santa Elena are in full gear for the March seventh municipal elections. Both parties are on the ground campaigning house to house and [...]

Some Parts of Cayo Inundated by Rains

In the west, water levels rose cutting off access at Iguana Creek Bridge to the Spanish Lookout Community. Several other villages such as Santa Teresa and San Marcos are inundated. [...]

Customs Talks Improving Business

International Customs Day was observed around the world today in honor of this vital cog in the international financial and trade machine. As has become tradition, Belize’s Customs and Excise [...]

Customs Watches for Contraband Potatoes

The news makes regular reports on persons caught with uncustomed goods, usually contraband from the free zone and Mexico. Often these matters are settled by the department without a need [...]

NWC’s Ann-Marie Williams Headed for CARICOM Post

Ann-Marie Williams is moving on up. She is leaving her Executive Director position with the National Women’s Commission (NWC) for a regional job. Williams is heading to the CARICOM Secretariat [...]

Outgoing City Mayor Calls for Public Sector Reform

Earlier this week, News Five sat down with outgoing Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley in his final days as head of the municipal government.  The two-term mayor spoke candidly about [...]