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Rochus Schreiber Breaks Silence on B.T.L.’s G.S.T. Woes

B.T.L.’s tax dilemma is very much a topic of interest, despite the company’s position that it is up to speed with its monthly G.S.T. payments.  Since we broke the story [...]

Schreiber to Step Down as B.T.L. C.E.O. after 2 Years in Office

As for his unforeseen notice of departure, Schreiber was also careful in his response, thanking B.T.L.’s board of directors for the chance to turn the company around and steer it [...]

Will There Be Justice for Felix Brothers Murders?

The killer of the Felix brothers remains on the loose tonight. Maurice and Emory Felix, well known street figures, were gunned down on Wednesday night at a club on Baymen [...]

Investigation Continues into Shooting in Hattieville

Police are still gathering information in the near fatal shooting of Ozen Rhaburn of Hattieville. An attempt was made on the life of Rhaburn on Thursday morning, but fortunately, he [...]

Sinaloa Drug Operator Allegedly Had Belizean Passport

A Sinaloa Drug operator was gunned on Thursday in Chetumal, Mexico. It’s making news in Belize because Juan Ulises Galvan Carmona, who goes by the drug alias “El Buda,” possessed [...]

Belizean Fishermen Busted with Serious Haul of Illegally Harvested Conch

A pair of Belizean fishermen was busted in the southern waters off the coast of Placencia with a massive haul of out-of-season conch.  According to the Fisheries Department, a team [...]

Fisheries and Coast Guard Working Together at Sea

The conch season was closed earlier than usual this year.  Notwithstanding its premature closure, the Fisheries Department has been working closely with its maritime counterparts to enforce all laws at [...]

2 Belize City Men Are Arrested: Residents Allege Police Brutality

Chilling video images of the police pepper spraying a pair of men in the south side of the Belize City have been circulating on social media.  The video shows police [...]

M.O.E. Holds Back on Extending First Term 2019

The Ministry of Education has decided to stave off its decision to close all primary and high schools for Christmas break on December twentieth, following a letter from the Belize [...]

Digi Learn is Coming to a School Near You

A new educational initiative spearheaded by the Ministry of Education and B.T.L., known as Digi Learn, will be rolled out across the country in the weeks ahead. The program sees [...]

Businessman Takes Squatters to Court Over Belama Phase 4 Land

Businessman, Alex Chang, through his attorney Brandon Usher of Williams Law Firm, has commenced legal action against eight families. Those eight families, Chang contends, are illegally occupying his one point [...]

Attorney says Contract was Proposed to Squatters

According to Usher, the land in question; Parcel 1999, was privately acquired in 1991 and has remained in private hands.  The owner, he says, is Lu Tsu-Tieh.  In order to [...]

Meet the Delegates for Miss Universe Belize 2019

At the Bliss this afternoon, eight delegates who made the cut to compete to represent Belize at Miss Universe Pageant were introduced and News Five was there. The line-up of [...]

Jenelli Fraser is Ready to Represent Belize in La Reina de la Costa Maya

Miss Universe Belize 2018, Jenelli Fraser, will be gracing the international stage once again, this time as the Belizean delegate for the La Reina de la Costa Maya pageant set [...]

Welcome Resource Center Celebrates 6th Anniversary

The Welcome Resource Center is an N.G.O. that assists the mentally ill, as well as the homeless population in Belize. The center, which is located in Belize City, offers its [...]

Fire Destroys House in Dangriga Leaving Family Homeless

A house in Dangriga was destroyed by fire early this morning. The fire broke out at a residence on the George Price Boulevard. Firefighters responded quickly but were unable to [...]

Bowen & Bowen Hosts a Blood Drive!

We’ve reported before about the shortage of blood at the Blood Bank where earlier this year the shortage has put elective surgeries on hold. Now, there has always been a [...]

UNIBAM Director Meets with Commissioner of Police

On Sunday, June thirtieth, the final day of Pride Month, police officer Ralph Gillett was put in a chokehold while being a victim of homophobic insults. Gillett was arrested after [...]

WPC’s Hand Seriously Injured By Fellow Police Officers

After the brawl, several witnesses went to the Caye Caulker Police station to file a statement of what they saw. They, however, were turned away and prohibited to enter the [...]

CARIFESTA Draws Near; is Belize Prepared?

The Caribbean Festival of Arts is held biennially across member CARICOM states and this year, the event will be held in Trinidad and Tobago. Hundreds of persons in the creative [...]

Securing Funding to Attend CARIFESTA 2019

According to Greg Vernon, with support from the National Institute of Culture and History, they are now trying to source funding for airfares and lodging for the contingent that will [...]