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Misused or Just Used? Kirk Lamb and Minister Boots Face Off

Between July of 2016 and October of 2017, when he was terminated, the first of several regular payments by journal voucher, for eight thousand two hundred dollars, was deposited to [...]

S.J.C.U. Cites Client Confidentiality on Lamb’s Account

This afternoon, Saint John’s Credit Union which is named as the institution where the deposits were made into Lamb’s account issued a brief release stating it will not be providing [...]

P.U.P. Cries Shame on Port Loyola Rep

While on the ground in Port Loyola, the P.U.P. were sure to put their two cents in on the revelations made by Kirk Lamb on Tuesday night. Standard bearer Gilroy [...]

Housing for the Poor is Not for the Government

Minister “Boots” Martinez carefully distinguished between the non-governmental organization Housing for the Poor and the Southside Poverty Alleviation Project, the former of which Kirk Lamb claimed he deposited monies given [...]

Why Special Effects Tires are the Best for Ministry of Works

The 2012-13 general audit conducted by the Supreme Audit Institution listed numerous instances of mismanagement and improper practice in several ministries of government, most notably Works and Education. Under the [...]

Tankers Crash on Highway but PUMA Oil Still Coming In

A fuel crisis has been averted for now, even though a PDVSA tanker is in the harbour waiting to unload. It is claimed that government owes PDVSA, but that allegation [...]

U.S. Has ‘Blacklist’ of Officers for Training, but Not by Homeland Security

A number of officers of various ranks within the Belize Police Department are barred from participating in law enforcement programs funded by the United States government.  Contrary to reports made [...]

Visa Issues Also a Concern

It was reported some time ago that the U.S. had canceled the visas of officers of various ranks for their alleged involvement in illegal activities. So does the most recent [...]

On Sarstoon, Elrington Warns of ‘Crying Wolf’

A recent expedition to the Sarstoon involving a team of reporters from Belize and Guatemala ended in a confrontation with members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces.  The attempt to travel [...]

Trade Unions Issue Blast on UNCAC Postponement

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize is preparing for its annual general meeting this coming weekend in Dangriga Town. But one of the issues it will be discussing is [...]

Darrell Bradley is Mayor No More; His Final Bow at City Hall

The end of the mayorship of Darrell Bradley came today. At a ceremony this afternoon, Bradley handed over the responsibility of the city to Administrator Candice Miller. The act ends [...]

Bernard Wagner, P.U.P. Begin Final Election Sprint in Port Loyola

Just hours after speaking with its area representative, News Five was back in the Port Loyola division for our final story in the ‘On the Campaign Trail’ series, introducing you [...]

Prices and Imports Up, Exports Down

The prices of consumer goods went up by almost one percent in the month of January.  That’s according to the Statistical Institute of Belize.  The SIB released its quarterly figures [...]

A Tour Operator’s Terrifying Encounter with Senior Policeman

Richard Mcdonald, a tour operator of Belize City, is accusing a senior police officer of assaulting him inside the Police Department’s headquarters at Raccoon Street five weeks ago. Because the [...]

Richard McDonald Pursues Criminal, Legal Action

McDonald was detained and the senior officer indicated he would be booked for committing a mischievous act. But when he went to court the following Monday, officials there told him [...]

Former B.D.F. Soldier Charged in Monday Night Shooting

Former soldier of the Belize Defence Force Kareem Beeks is accused of the attempted murder of Akeem Requeña on Monday night, February twenty-sixth, near Gibnut Street. Beeks was previously in [...]

Art Takes over Albert Street

The street art festival held in the city yearly has been growing by leaps and bounds. This year, there were more artists, more art in many forms, entertainment and food [...]

Sarawee Thirsts for Water

The community of Sarawee is a small village on the fringes of Dangriga with just over three hundred residents.  With the dry season now underway, the shortage of potable water [...]

Another Suspected Drug Plane Down in Corozal

The illicit drug trade appears to be thriving in northern Belize.  In the past twenty-four-hours, two suspected drug planes, or what was left of them, were found at different locations [...]

Going Inside the ‘BSAG Eight’ Case

There are more details tonight on the deadly beating of Ariel Audinette Salazar at his house in Orange Walk.  Eight lawmen are spending their second night behind bars, charged with [...]

Cameras Did Not Record Humphrey Mitchell Death in Police Vehicle

The death of forty-four-year-old Humphrey Mitchell on Saturday has prompted the Belize Police Department to revisit its standard operating procedures where arrests and transportation of persons in custody are concerned.  [...]

Kirk Lamb Accuses Ex-Boss Minister of Questionable Transactions

Kirk Lamb had been an employee of Government Minister Anthony Martinez for nearly a quarter-century, until his recent termination. But Lamb says insult was added to injury when he found [...]

Sandra Jovel Comes to Belize; Warmly Welcomed

The Foreign Ministers of Belize and Guatemala were today at the western border for an official visit to the office of the Organization of American States, joined by the new [...]

It Has to Be the I.C.J., Say Ministers

Both Foreign Ministers were asked about the positions in both countries concerning taking the claim to the I.C.J. It has been suggested that older Guatemalans are more predisposed to supporting [...]

Mexican Vice-Minister Visits Belize This Week

There is another high level visit coming up. Officials from Mexico are scheduled to arrive this coming Friday. The Undersecretary for Latin America and the Caribbean, Ambassador Luis Alfonso de [...]