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April Tenth Referendum Ballots Destroyed by Fire

Boxes containing one hundred and seventy-three thousand ballots went up in flames today during an organized exercise carried out by the Elections and Boundaries Department. The ballots were to have [...]

The Long Road to P.S.E. in Southern Belize

Even before dawn this morning, students started their trek to sit part-two of the P.S.E. in southern Belize. There was not even a horse to ride, much less a vehicle [...]

…Only So Much the Ministry of Education Can Do for Machakilha Students

The hardships and challenges faced by the children of Machakilha have triggered more questions for the Ministry of Education. Today, Minister of Education Patrick Faber says that while he acknowledges [...]

Case Management for G.O.B.’s I.C.J. Injunction Appeal

In the Court of Appeal today, government’s attorney, Senior Counsel Lisa Shoman and the Opposition’s lead lawyer, Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay were back before the justices. They appeared for a [...]

Suspect in San Pedro Murder to Hand Himself into Police

News Five has been informed that on the advice of his attorney, an Asian businessman turned himself over to police for the San Pedro murder of Brandon Humes which occurred [...]

Emort Pineda Charged for Stabbing Murder in Steadfast Village

There were three murders between Wednesday night and Thursday morning of this week. The first occurred in the south, in the village of Steadfast, at mile sixteen on the Hummingbird [...]

Belize City Students Confident in P.S.E.

Earlier in the newscast, we showed students in southern Belize as they walked for miles to get to P.S.E. exam centres. In the city, the picture was very different – [...]

Political Machinery of the U.D.P. in Full Force to Push YES Vote

Belizeans go to the polls on May eighth to vote on whether or not the Belize Guatemala territorial dispute should be taken to the International Court of Justice for final [...]

Danny Mason to be Represented by Guyanese Attorney in Murder Trial

William “Danny” Mason returns to court on May fourteenth before Justice Antoinette Moore in the Belmopan Supreme Court.  When he goes back, he will be represented by Guyanese attorney Dexter [...]

Wasani Castro Fighting Disqualification from HSCCC

Cyclist Wasani Castro is challenging his disqualification from the Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic.  He has retained the services of Attorney Hector Guerra, who has written to the President [...]

No Increase to Cost of Electricity

There will be no increase in the cost consumers pay for electricity for 2019-2020; that’s at least for now following a decision from the Public Utilities Commission. Back on April [...]

Additional Relief in the Pipeline for B.E.L. Customers

According to P.U.C. Chairman, John Avery, the projection is that B.E.L. may require two hundred and sixty-five million dollars to cover all its expenses for this tariff period, ending June [...]

Minister Faber Congratulates B.N.T.U. National President, Elena Smith

The Belize National Teacher’s Union held its forty-ninth national convention in late April. President Elena Smith was uncontested and remains at the head of the union for a second term. [...]

Education Minister Comments on Muffles College High School Controversy

Principal of Muffles College High School in Orange Walk Town, Maria Johnston has come under fire for allegedly bullying and humiliating one of her female teachers. As we have been [...]

Minister Faber: Bishop Martin High School Teachers, a Ticklish Situation

There have been issues facing teachers at the Bishop Martin High School for some time now. Today, Minister Patrick Faber provided his view. In April, the Board of Trustees at [...]

A $2.1 Million School Building at Maud Williams High School

A new school building was inaugurated today in Belize City.  The new classrooms at Maud Williams High School can now accommodate one hundred and eighty students and will make their [...]

CARAIFA Holds its Annual General Meeting in Belize

The Caribbean Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors is an umbrella organization whose members are engaged in the sale of life insurance and financial services. CARAIFA rotates its annual general [...]

CARAIFA: Providing Support through Information Sharing on Best Practices

Following the AGM, there will be a series of workshops taking place as part of its five-year development plan to ensure continuity in the organization. Foundation and community service also [...]

Fire Destroys Wadani Shed in Dangriga

Firefighters battled an inferno in the wee hours of this morning. The well known Wadani Shed in Dangriga Town caught on fire and was destroyed. Police say that it happened [...]

Applications Available for Miss Scuba Belize 2019

Back in November of 2018, Belizean beauty Monique Lamb represented the Jewel for the first time in the Miss Scuba International Pageant held in Malaysia. The unique pageant seeks to [...]