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A Third Attempt on the Life of Justin Stephens

A Belize City man was shot and seriously injured on Thursday evening. Police say that security guard Justin Stephens was standing on New Road when someone shot him twice.  Stephens [...]

John Doe Found Floating in Haulover Creek

The Belize Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man whose body was fished out of the Haulover Creek this morning in Belize City. John Doe’s [...]

Shots Fired in Griga Dang

Unconfirmed reports reaching our news desk this evening is that there was a shootout in Dangriga this afternoon.   Reliable sources tell News Five that five men, reportedly dressed in blue, [...]

Bar President Files Claim Against Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin

In an unprecedented move, Director of Public Prosecutions Cheryl-Lyn Vidal, in her capacity as president of the Bar Association, has lodged a claim against Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, following her [...]

Who Presides Over the Case Against the CJ?

Recent appointments, according to Marshalleck, have seen an obvious increase in the number of judicial officers from the Caribbean taking up posts in Belize.  This, he says, is deliberate.  But [...]

Anthony Crawford is Guilty of Shooting Shanaya Whylie

Back in November of 2016, a young girl shot on Racoon Street Extension, Belize City. Police soon picked up Anthony Crawford and charged him with “use of deadly means of [...]

All About Children’s Rights

On the occasion of International Children’s Day, a special sitting of the House was convened in which young students assumed the role of parliamentarians, all thirty-one members of the House. [...]

B.T.L.’s Net Revenue Decreases by 24%

The annual general meeting of B.T.L. took place on Thursday night at the Biltmore Plaza, Belize City.  The utility had a record year in terms of gross revenues, which surpassed [...]

B.T.L.’s C.E.O. on the Way Forward

Recently appointed Chief Executive Officer for B.T.L., Ivan Tesecum highlighted the point that over the past ten years B.T.L. has invested more than five hundred million dollars. Tesecum says this [...]

G.S.T. Department’s Audit of B.T.L. Financials Still Ongoing

On page thirty-four of B.T.L.’s financial statement, there is an item listed as ‘contingencies.’  It states that there is an ongoing audit by the General Sales Tax Department on the [...]

Paslow Building Renamed to Belize Heritage Plaza

Belizeans chose “Belize Heritage Plaza” to be the name of the building that will occupy the site of the Paslow Building. Earlier this year, some Belizeans protested renaming the site [...]

Belize is NOT a ‘Safe Third Country’

The government asserts tonight that it has no agreement with the United States as a safe third country. The statement from the government was prompted by an international news article [...]

Raspberry Pi Jam 2019: Solutions for Challenges in Belize

High schools from across the country gathered in Belize City today where students participated in a competition for young innovators.  The goal is to use a miniature computer platform to [...]

Belize Fades from Black to Grey List in EU Designation

With recent news of Belize being removed from the European Union’s list of non-cooperative jurisdictions, is the country doing enough to turn around its status?  And what about funds received [...]

Revenue Expected to Take a Hit Due to Drought

The Statistical Institute of Belize continues to issue quarterly releases on the country’s economic performance.  While G.D.P. estimates for the third quarter will be shared during S.I.B.’s final press conference [...]

B.D.F. Team Defeats the Coast Guard to Win the 2019 Best Warrior Competition

After three days of gruelling competition, the Belize Defence Force proved they are a force to reckon. A group of eight soldiers broke records to take home for the first [...]

Tacos Festival Goes Down in Sugar City This Weekend

All roads lead to Sugar City on Sunday where the ninth annual Tacos Fest is set to go down at the Central Park in Orange Walk Town.  Vendors from across [...]

The Tourism Trends in Belize

In early November, the Belize Tourism Board released its mid-year insight into tourism performance for the Jewel. And while there are some ups and downs, the industry continues to boom. [...]

The Belize International Film Market is Launched

The Belize Film Commission is officially launching the Belize International Film Market and Belize-based Studio Complex with Saba Industries. The announcement was made today, via a press release where the [...]