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Much Ado About Nothing Says the P.U.P. About a Letter to Standard Bearers

A letter to standard bearers by P.U.P. leader John Briceño has been getting maximum publicity on social media and other sectors. In the letter, following the Easter holidays, Briceño states [...]

Indian National is Sentenced to 5 Years for Using Belize as Human Trafficking Route

A final report is still not ready in the inquiry by the Senate Special Select Committee which held hearings between 2016 and 2017 on the findings of the Auditor General’s [...]

72-Year-Old Freed of Charge Involving Unmuzzled Dog Attack on Minor

A seventy-two-year-old retired Belizean was freed today of a charge involving an unmuzzled ferocious dog that attacked a young school girl. Mario Sandoval was charged in April 2018 after his [...]

Fire in San Pablo, Amid Land Dispute, Destroys Acres of Cornfield

There is a land dispute brewing in San Pablo Village, Toledo District where residents of that southern community are at odds with the principals of A&E Trading Company.  Earlier today, [...]

Police Association President’s Salary is Frozen

Where is Corporal Eldon Arzu and why hasn’t he shown up to assume his new post at the police headquarters in Belmopan?  It’s the latest twist in the saga of [...]

ComPol Williams Explains Association President’s Transfer

According to ComPol Williams, the reason for Corporal Arzu’s transfer to that area of the department is because he displays an interest in the wellbeing of officers on the job.  [...]

49th Annual Convention for B.N.T.U. Held in Corozal

The militant Belize National Teachers Union has taken pause from its advocacy to clean house. The last time they met was in Belmopan where they held a rally on the [...]

Union Senator Explains her No Vote

Last Monday, Union Senator Elena Smith voted against the Belize Territorial Dispute Referendum Bill.  She did so at the request of the National Trade Union Congress of Belize who took [...]

The Call for Nominations for Outstanding Public Officers is Coming to a Close

Public officers from across the country who have been exemplary workers and have gone beyond the call of duty will be acknowledged by the government at a gala event to [...]

Long Service Awardees Also Recognized on Public Service Day

The selection committee is made up of senior public officers, the private sector, B.T.B. and the chair of the Public Service Commission. While there are eight categories, there are many [...]

Trio Freed of the San Pedro Murder of Retired American Cliff Kirk

There was a decision handed down today in the San Pedro Magistrate’s Court of Deborah Rogers where Christian Espat, Nigel Williams and a minor, were acquitted of murder charges in [...]

55 Pounds of Weed Found on Hummingbird Hwy

Police found over fifty pounds of weed along the Hummingbird Highway. On Tuesday evening sometime around five in the evening, police conducted a search of some bushes about fifty feet [...]

Man Charged for .1 Gram of Cocaine

Today, thirty-one-year-old Justin Stuart appeared in court before Senior Magistrate Tricia Pitts-Anderson where he pleaded guilty to possession of point one gram of cocaine. Last Thursday, Stuart walked in front [...]

Meet Dan Lopez, the Male Farmer of the Year

The male farmer of the year is Dan Isai Lopez of San Antonio village in the Cayo District. Lopez says he comes from a family of farmers and ever since [...]

The Latest Figures of the Economy

A hundred and forty-seven million dollars worth of goods were imported into the country, while exports were down to twenty-five point four million dollars, a fifty-four percent less than the [...]

More Winners of Scratch & Win Game

Scratch and Win is a relatively new game but it is already producing winners.  There are two more grand prize winners who collectively have cashed in at least twenty thousand [...]

Who Will Be Miss African Queen 2019?

A pageant with a different mission returns this coming weekend after a three-year hiatus. Miss African Queen will be back at the Bliss where six young ladies will be competing [...]

A Look Back at the Santa Rosa Community Once Settled by Guatemalan Nationals

With a new date for the I.C.J. referendum set for May eighth, we revisit an old story in which former News Five reporter Janelle Chanona journeyed south to the illegal [...]