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NICH Board Comes Out in Defense of President Sapna Budhrani

The controversy at the National Institute of Culture and History continues to unravel with President Sapna Budhrani is in the hot seat.  Since details began to emerge on the state [...]

NICH President’s Vehicle was Purchased in Chetumal

The purchase of a compact crossover vehicle for use by NICH President Sapna Budhrani, as well as fuel consumption for the 2018 Honda CR-V raised eyebrows in the memo sent [...]

Fuel Consumption for NICH Vehicles Comfortably Below Budget

The gas bill for NICH during April and July was also queried by the internal auditor.  According to his report, which was described as a draft audit, fuel consumption sprang [...]

Missing Altun Ha Funds Were Found and Deposited into NICH Account

On the issue of missing monies, Matus’ report indicates that funds collected from archaeological sites, including Altun Ha, have been unaccounted since March eighth.  Heading the Institute of Archaeology since [...]

Sherris Stringham is Still Missing; Her Vehicle is Found in Orange Walk

Sixty-seven-year-old Sherris Stringham is still missing. It has been five days since the American woman has last been seen. And tonight concerns for her whereabouts are growing after police found [...]

Was Dr. Carlos Itza Fired for Speaking Out?

Chairman of the Sugar Control Production Committee, Doctor Carlos Itza has finally heard from the Chairman of the Sugar Industry Control Board, Gabriel Martinez. But the letter gave him his [...]

Audit Report Raises Questions at National Sports Council

In another government department under the responsibility of Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, questions are being raised in respect of an internal audit conducted at the National Sports Council for [...]

G.O.B. Hits Back At Brodies for Importing Medicine without Proper Labeling

G.O.B. has promptly responded to statements made by James Brodie and Company Limited, an importer of pharmaceuticals. On Wednesday, Brodies claimed that it stands to lose some ninety thousand dollars [...]

Police Officer Fires at Gunman Who Attempted to Kill a Belize City Resident

Police say neither they nor Matthew Smith know why he was shot on Tuesday night at the corner of Johnson Street and Cemetery Road. On Wednesday we told you that [...]

Cocaine Case Fell apart After Arresting Officers Showed Up Late for Trial

On Monday we reported on the case in which two men were charged with drug trafficking of five kilos of cocaine and possession of firearm and ammunition without a gun [...]

Barot and Kumar in India – What’s Next?

Tonight, Keyur Barot and Jitendra Kumar are back in India. The duo was under protective custody in Belize because of a human trafficking allegation they made against their former boss [...]

Shipyard Villager Charged for Interfering with a Firearm

On Tuesday around nine-thirty, police conducted a search at the home of twenty-four-year-old Abram Friesen’s in Shipyard. That search led to the discovery of a licensed semi-automatic assault type rifle. [...]

Beat Down in Caye Caulker Leaves 1 Hospitalized

A Caye Caulker resident is hospitalized after he and a friend were attacked on Caye Caulker on Tuesday night.  Forty-seven-year-old Amado Watson and an American national, thirty-three-year-old Kathleen Perry, were [...]

British High Commissioner Says Nothing to Fear with ‘Yes’ Vote to I.C.J.

Taking the territorial dispute to the International Court of Justice will be decided on April tenth, 2019 when Belizeans vote in a referendum.  In one of his final interviews as [...]

Belize Faces International Pressure to take Dispute to the I.C.J.

One of the questions that has been continuously raised is whether the country is being pressured into taking the territorial claim to the I.C.J.  As a member of the Group [...]

U.K. to donate $1Million for I.C.J. Referendum Campaign

The U.S. and others have come out in support of the education campaign, providing either technical or financial support to the process that will cost the country millions of dollars. [...]

Mike Espat Explains Why P.U.P.’s Southern Caucus Will Vote ‘No’ to the I.C.J.

The People’s United Party’s Southern Caucus has decided that it will vote against taking the Belize/Guatemala dispute for resolution to the International Court of Justice. The caucus met earlier in [...]

Machikilha’s Plea to G.O.B. Goes Unanswered

On Wednesday, News Five featured a story on the ordeal of students from Machikilha, a Mayan village hidden deep in the jungles of southern Belize. These students have to trek [...]

Meet the Delegates of the 73rd Queen of the Bay

The Queen of the Bay pageant is seeped in tradition; there is the famous curtsy that will clinch the crown, the sceptre and the cape that have to be worn. [...]

Healthy Living: Starting the School Year Healthy

Free paper bun… the summer holidays are over and classes resume at primary schools this coming week.  Parents are busy with getting books and uniforms, but there are other activities [...]