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G.S.T. Auditing B.T.L.’s Financial Accounts

The General Sales Tax Department is conducting an audit of B.T.L.’s accounts. News Five has received voluminous information and documents which show the telecom giant purportedly owing the Government of [...]

Attorney General: “IF it is true that any entity is not paying its taxes, they should be held accountable”

Information to News Five is that B.T.L. Chair Net Vasquez wrote to Financial Secretary asking for a write-off.  Joseph Waight says he has not seen a letter. We attempted several [...]

New Tax Bill Comes with Enforcement

On Wednesday, the Senate passed the Tax Administration and Procedure Bill which ultimately seeks to increase government revenues. The bill merges the Income Tax and General Sales Tax departments. The [...]

Why Was Derrick Tracey Killed?

Murder victim, Derrick Tracey travelled to Belize City from his hometown, Dangriga. Within forty-eight hours of his arrival in the City, he was shot to death in the south side. [...]

An Update on Investigation into Quintuple Murder

ASP Alejandro Cowo today gave an update on the quintuple murder of: Ernest Wills Senior, Winston Santos, Travis Cooke, Allyson Jones and Jamar Martinez. The five men were murdered at [...]

No Arrests for Corozal Murder of David Martinez

Meanwhile in Corozal, the investigation into the murder of David Martinez continues. He was shot multiple times to the back and head by two gunmen who opened fire at the [...]

The 2019 Police Medals & Awards Ceremony

It was a formal occasion in Belmopan this morning. Outstanding police officers in the department were honoured for service and for excelling in recent exams.  Sergeant Leroy Hernandez has been [...]

A Couple is Assaulted in a Home Invasion in the West

A couple was assaulted during a home invasion on the Cristo Rey Road in the west.  Canadian national, Evan Anderson and his common-law wife were retiring for the night when [...]

French National is Assaulted in Sarteneja, but Can’t Remember by Who

He arrived in Belize via the northern border with Mexico on Sunday night, and by Monday evening, French national Gabriel Jacket was hospitalized at the K.H.M.H. for injuries he sustained [...]

Woman is Kidnapped; Handcuffed and Beaten in Belmopan

On Tuesday, we reported on a disturbing case coming out of Belmopan where a young woman was kidnapped by her boyfriend, who beat on her repeatedly. While police say there [...]

Missing Men’s Motorcycle Retrieved from the Sea

Last week, we reported about the sudden disappearance of two men on north Ambergris Caye. Silverio Cal and Melvin Montesino were last seen on June thirteenth when they were riding [...]

An Elderly Resident is Knocked Down and Killed in San Antonio

An elderly resident of San Antonio Village lost his life earlier this week after being struck by a vehicle while he was attempting to board a commuter bus.  Eighty-year-old Pablo [...]

74 Persons Receive Belizean Nationality

A group of nationals coming from diverse cultures and countries have made Belize their home and country. They are the third group this year to pledge allegiance as citizens of [...]

Triple R’s Mission to Provide Medical Services to San Pedranos, Tourists

There has been a growing need for medical services and facilities in San Pedro which is the number one tourist destination in the country. Often, persons who require emergency treatment [...]

Maskall Resident Wins 15K with Scratch & Win

A resident of Maskall Village in the Belize District is the latest winners of fifteen thousand dollars courtesy of Scratch and Win. Mister Martinez, as he referred to himself to [...]

A New Exhibition at the Image Factory

The Image Factory and Art Foundation opened its Ka`añaar Graphic Art Exhibition on Wednesday. The showcase displays the graphic art work of Belizean and Cuban artist Falco and Lito. Yasser [...]

Healthy Living: National Testing Day

Leave no man behind – that’s the theme for this year’s National Testing Day. It’s a clear call for Belizean men to head out to get tested on Friday. In [...]

Derrick Tracey is Gunned Down on Sittee Street

The murder count continues to ratchet up even as police continue investigations to crack a slew of murders in the past days including that of a highly respected doctor from [...]

Police Make Arrests in San Pedro’s Double Murder

We can report tonight that investigators have made significant progress into the double murder of tour guide Mario Graniel and prominent US Doctor Gary Swank. Reports from the island of [...]

ComPol Meets with Tourism Stakeholders

Tonight, Commissioner of Police Chester Williams will be meeting with stakeholders in the tourism industry in San Pedro following the double murder at sea and the disappearance of two men. [...]

Murder Trial of Pastor Llewellyn Lucas Adjourned, Again

Alleged murderers William “Danny” Mason, Ashton Vanegas, Terrence Fernandez, Keiron Fernandez, and Ernest Castillo were back in court this afternoon. The men appeared before Belmopan’s Supreme Court Justice Antoinette Moore [...]

Attorneys for Accused Murderers to Raise Preliminary Issues

One of those counsels is Attorney Bryan Neal, who is representing Keiron Fernandez. According to Neal, after meeting with his colleagues, it has been decided that the defense will make [...]

B.T.L. Owes Millions of Dollars in GST

We take a break from crime and go to Belmopan where the Senate today dealt with an amendment to the Tax Laws which was passed and place criminal liability against [...]

Senators Debate Tax Administration and Procedure Bill (2019)

The Upper House met this morning in the Capital. A bill which seeks to merge the Income Tax and General Sales Tax departments into the Belize Tax Service Department was [...]

Social Partners Express Concerns over Amalgamation of Government Departments

Through the successful passage of this bill, the Belize Tax Service Department is also expected to provide for tax procedures and civil and criminal penalties for persons found to be [...]