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I.C.J. Seized of Belize/Guatemala Territorial Dispute

The International Court of Justice has issued a release informing that it remains in consideration of a matter involving a dispute between Guatemala and Belize via a special agreement which [...]

Transparency and the Road to the I.C.J.

Belize’s notification to the International Court of Justice puts in motion procedures agreed in the 2008 Special Agreement. Within one year, Guatemala will submit its claim after which Belize will [...]

Opposition Leader Says S.S.B. is G.O.B.’s “Piggy Bank”

Effective July first, employers and employees will begin paying a higher contribution to the social security fund.  The new contribution and pension reform, approved by Cabinet, is essentially to save [...]

Does S.S.B. Need a Trigger Mechanism to Keep Fund Afloat?

According to S.S.B.’s Chief Executive Officer, Doctor Colin Young, the new pension and contribution scheme will not impact existing pensioners. As it stands now, the fund is approaching the ‘period [...]

Belize Attends 6th Annual CARICOM-Cuba Ministerial Meeting

Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte headed to Guyana today where he is scheduled to participate in a top-level diplomatic conference between CARICOM foreign ministers and Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations, Bruno [...]

P.U.P. Leader Comments on Crime Situation

There has been an apparent spike in crimes, especially armed robberies, across the country and fatal shootings, mostly in the Old Capital. While the Ministry of National Security reported a [...]

The P.U.P.’s Solution to Crime

There is a level of difficulty when addressing the issue of crime. It is a problem that should be addressed in a multi-faceted, inter-agency approach.  According to Briceño, for crime [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says Andre Vega Should Return the $400K

Last week, Andre Vega, son of former Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega, appeared in court for a civil trial initiated by the Government of Belize.  The government is attempting to [...]

A Political Spar over Exercise Equipment

The Leader of the Opposition also took on Minister of Health Pablo Marin over exercise equipment.  In May, Minister Marin handed over exercise equipment, which was donated by the Taiwan [...]

Eliminating Child Labour in Belize

In 2002, the International Labour Organization launched the World Day Against Child Labour to raise awareness on the extent of child labour across the world and the actions and efforts [...]

Orange Walk’s Brightest in the P.S.E.

Tonight, we bring you more of the top twenty-five students in the Primary School Exams. A News Five team visited Orange Walk earlier today and met four of the top [...]

Toledo Has Bright Students but Still Lagging behind in P.S.E. Performance

You just heard about the bright students in Orange Walk, but there’s also another bright spot in the south.  In recent years, Toledo has been producing a handful of the [...]

How to Improve P.S.E. Scores

So, how do schools improve moving forward? Longsworth says that it will take a concerted effort to see better grades. He says that an overall improved performance will not come [...]

Red Cross Official Addresses Issue over Delayed Payment

A survey is currently underway within the refugee population in Belize. The survey is being commissioned by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in partnership with the Belize Red Cross. [...]

Manslaughter Case Commences in Death of Hilbert Sotz

The trial of Corporal Leonard Nunez and Police Constable Hallett King, charged for manslaughter in the death of eighteen-year-old Hilbert Sotz, commenced today in the courtroom of Justice Collin Williams.  [...]

Kareem Clarke’s Accused Murderer Has His Day in Court

Twenty-one-year-old Mark Waight is accused of murder in the shooting death of Amandala reporter Kareem Clarke back in July 2015.  Today, he also appeared before Justice Collin Williams where his [...]

OW Police Intercept Vehicle Transporting 12 Cubans

Twelve Cuban nationals are in police custody after they were arrested early this morning. Just before five o’clock, Orange Walk police were on mobile patrol in San Antonio Village when [...]

Fire Destroys Wooden Structure on Old Belize Compound

There was a fire on Tuesday morning at Old Belize located at mile five on the George Price Highway. A wooden structure near the entrance of the compound was partially [...]