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The Blue Tide Reaches City Hall – Wagner and Team Now in Charge

There was a changing of the guard today at City Hall, from the red to the blue.  A new mayor and councillors for the country’s largest municipality took the oath [...]

U.B. Students Take Anti-Crime Protest to National Assembly

In Belmopan, where the upper house met today, a group of students left their classrooms at the University of Belize and headed over to the national assembly building. For about [...]

Emergency Evacuation after Ceiling Problems at K.H.M.H.

This evening, there was mass movement at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital in Belize City. News Five understands that there were issues with the ceiling of the national referral hospital, [...]

Teacher Charged with Assault of Minor, 16

A teacher of Independence Village is being accused of sexual assault of a sixteen-year-old girl.  Lennox Mejia, known as “Namule,” was read the charge before Magistrate Deborah Rogers in the [...]

P.U.P. Leader: Insatiable G.O.B. Can’t Get Enough of Taxes

During the budget presentation for the upcoming fiscal year, Prime Minister Barrow announced that a tax of twelve and a half percent will be added to the existing cost of [...]

Consumers to Pay Extra Costs

While he stayed away from speaking on behalf of Speednet Communications, the parent company of Smart, Briceño says that the additional cost will be borne by consumers of data, potentially [...]

Taxes Should Be Going Down, Says Mark Lizarraga

The debate for the 2018 Budget is set for next week Thursday and Friday. One of the key points will be how the government is managing the tax base for [...]

Gov’t Still Too Spendthrift

According to Lizarraga, G.O.B. in 2017 had promised austerity measures to cut back on operational expenses. In the 2018 Budget, they’ve only been able to do so by two percent, [...]

Will Belize Bank Finally Be Paid for U.H.S.?

The Caribbean Court of Justice this morning heard dueling applications from the Belize Bank Limited and the Attorney General in Port of Spain concerning the still-outstanding U.H.S. matter. The C.C.J. [...]

In Washington, Court Says Assets Can Be Collected

The Belize Bank is tightening the screws. On Monday a U.S. district court judge ordered that the Bank can seize property owned by the government of Belize “in the jurisdictions [...]

The True Value of B.T.L.

When the new budget was presented to the House of Representatives last Friday, Prime Minister Dean Barrow made claims with respect to the value and cost of B.T.L.  Tonight, we [...]

Is New Investment in Phone Company a Good Idea?

A loan to B.T.L. was also tabled before the Senate today.  The loan from Taiwan is for of thirty-five million Belize dollars, for a commitment period of twelve years at [...]

Accused Cop Killer to Learn Fate in 2 Weeks

Thirty-seven-year-old Delford Slusher has been on trial for the past three weeks, accused of the murder of a police officer. Corporal Victor Lima was shot twice in the chest during [...]

Where is Teeth in Stores Orders Regulations?

The 1968 Stores Orders Regulations were last amended in 1992. They establish ceilings under which accounting officers may purchase stores both locally and internationally without first having written approval from [...]

U.D.P. in Charge in San Pedro; P.U.P. Says Not for Long

A new U.D.P. town council was sworn-in on Tuesday in San Pedro, amid a pending legal challenge being mounted by the People’s United Party.  Mayor Daniel Guerrero won by a [...]

Bernard Wagner: P.U.P. CitCo Will Perform

Bernard Wagner enters office with an uncertain grasp of how well off the Council is. The Municipal Bond is tied to the City’s subvention from Central Government and other sources [...]

Coming Together on Women and Violence Issues

The Belize Movement for Peace and Reconciliation says that it is strategizing and implementing change to address the cycle of violence that seems to have a grip on the country [...]

Gov’t Receives New Financing from E.U.

Belize and the European Union have reached agreement on nearly twenty-nine million dollars in financing for projects in the health and public finance management sectors. The agreements were signed in [...]

Calling All Actors for New TV Series

If you have a passion for acting or just want to see if you have what it takes, then you might want to head out and audition for a part [...]

Cellular Plus Wins Rotary Raffle

Fifty-thousand dollars – that’s how much Cellular Plus Belize won in a raffle. The Rotary Club of Belize Sunrise played a willy-wonka golden ticket style raffle to raise funds for [...]