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Day Two of Annual Budget Debate – A Few Highlights

At news time, the budget debate is still ongoing at the National Assembly. This morning, Cayo South’s Julius Espat started the debate, which will be wrapped up later this evening [...]

Less Money for Judiciary, More Money for AG’s Ministry

The judiciary has seen a considerable chunk of its annual budget being slashed in the upcoming financial year.  In contrast, additional allocations are being made for the Attorney General’s ministry, [...]

“Bring Me the Evidence” – Sedi Elrington on Referendum Unit Bias

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington has taken a backseat in the I.C.J. campaign, giving way to the Referendum Unit and Citizens for the Defense of Sovereignty to lead the charge in [...]

Sedi Calls Out Kareem over I.C.J. Position

In responding to claims made by the Opposition, Foreign Minister Elrington called out parliamentarian Kareem Musa whose father, himself a former Foreign Minister, is in favour of Belize taking the [...]

Vehicle Overturns Following High-Speed Police Chase; 2 Men Arrested

A vehicle overturned on Monday night following a high-speed chase with police. The incident occurred at the corner of Mopan and Mahogany Streets in Belize City. Two persons were detained [...]

‘El Beliceno’ Caught by Mexican Authorities

An online news article published by Reporteros De Banqueta in Mexico identifies a Belizean man as part of a criminal gang operating in Chetumal and Bacalar. According to the article, [...]

Another Sit Out at Bishop Martin High School

In February, nine teachers at the Bishop Martin High School, with the support of colleagues, initiated a sit-out calling for action to regularize their employment status. There has been some [...]

Frustration Builds at Holy Angels; Parents Keep Children Home

In the south, another school is facing its own challenges. Parents of Holy Angels RC School in Pomona Village have demanding improvement in the condition of the rat-infested classrooms.  The [...]

The 2019 Budget from an Agriculture Perspective

The agro-productive sector remains a key feature in the annual national budget and is an area of particular interest for Orange Walk South Area Representative Jose Abelardo Mai, who is [...]

Finnegan and Musa Tit-for-Tat

In taking the Attorney General’s Ministry to task, Kareem Musa called out the daughter of Mesop Area Rep Michael Finnegan whom he says was involved in a land issue representing [...]

ComPol Wants to Adopt Model to Tackle Sex Crime and Child Abuse

The Commissioner of Police along with representatives of Ministry of Human Development, UNICEF and B.D.F. were on a working visit to Jamaica to learn more about the island’s model to [...]

Trio Freed of Gun and Ammunition Charges

Three Belize City men: Elwin Pollard, Aaron Flowers and Kendalle Green, were acquitted of gun and ammunition charges on Monday. The acquittal came after Prosecutor Inspector Macedonio Sanchez closed his [...]

UB Central Farm Delivers on Trial Plot of Authentic Belizean Bananas

Belize’s bananas are said to be some of the best on the market. They have a high demand in Europe and right here at home they make for healthy and [...]

The Importance of Turneff Atoll, TASA

News Five joined other members of the media on an overnight trip to Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve, the largest marine reserve in this part of the world. The visit one [...]

Belize Law Enforcement Officer Win Baker 2 Vegas Relay Competition in the U.S.

A contingent of athletes returned home today victorious. The team of twenty-five drawn from the three arms of law enforcement brought home the three feet tall trophy after securing the [...]

Day 2 of the Wonder Woman Competition

The fourth annual Wonder Woman Competition began on Monday morning with five teams from across the security forces of Belize. With the aim of the three-day competition is to identify [...]