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Supreme Court Declares G.O.B.’s $1.5 Billion Expenditure Unconstitutional

The much anticipated ruling in respect of the Petrocaribe case brought by the Opposition was delivered this morning by Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin in the Supreme Court. The ruling found [...]

Is G.O.B. Running Its Financial Operations Like a “Panades Shop”?

Following today’s decision, Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay, who represents the People’s United Party, broke down the Supreme Court ruling in layman’s terms before likening government’s expenditure of public funds to [...]

“We Purchase Panades, We Don’t Make Panades” – FinSec, Joseph Waight

On the heels of an interview with Senior Counsel Eamon Courtenay, the question of government’s fiscal prudence was also put to Financial Secretary Joseph Waight.  Here’s how he responded.   [...]

P.U.P. Claims Victory

The P.U.P. says the ruling is a victory for the people of Belize, not for the People’s United Party. A release states that the  historic and hopefully precedent setting move, [...]

Unpacking Lev Dermen and His Belize Connections

The trial of Lev Dermen in the U.S. District Court of Utah before Judge Jill Parrish recessed today and will resume on Monday morning.  News Five has been following very [...]

Utah Journalist Details Lev Dermen Trial

During our interview with Carlisle, we inquired what bearing, if any, an admission corroborated by evidence proving that Dermen did in fact pay Saldivar these significant sums of money, would [...]

Kajoan Tony Roches is Murdered on Ebony Street, Belize City

A resident of Mahogany Street, Belize City was shot and killed around eight-thirty on Thursday night. Two men rode by on Ebony Street where Kajoan Tony Roches was hanging out [...]

Does the B.D.F. Tolerate Sexual Harassment of its Female Staff? One Victim Speaks Out

Tonight we bring you more of our interview with the member of the civilian staff at the B.D.F.  The victim has been working there for many years but as you [...]

B.D.F. Commander Comments on Allegations of Sexual Abuse in the Force

The head of the Belize Defence Force Brigadier General Steven Ortega today braced for reporters who sought answers after allegations of despicable acts of sexual abuse against female recruits was [...]

Will B.D.F. Act Swiftly Against Sexual Predators?

A special investigative team has been assigned by the Ministry of National Security. The team is being led by Assistant Superintendent Sherlette Ramclam and includes Inspector Shaida Mckenzie, Josephine Garbutt, [...]

Belize Coast Guard Makes 40 Grand Fisheries Bust!

The Belize Coast Guard made a fisheries bust of marine products valued at forty-thousand dollars.  The Coast Guard was carrying out an operation near the Manatee Bar Mouth earlier today [...]

Murder Trial of Louis Carter Wraps Up

The Prosecution and Defense Counsels in the murder trial of twenty-six year-old Louis Carter wrapped up their closing arguments today before Supreme Court Justice, Colin Young, and Carter’s fate will [...]

Man Accused of Raping a 12 Year-Old is Denied Bail

A Belize City man charged with Unlawful Sexual Intercourse and Incest upon a relative was denied bail today when he appeared before Justice Marilyn Williams to seek his freedom before [...]

Jasmark Arnold, Charged With Aggravated Burglary & Wounding, Denied Bail

He is accused of entering the home of food vendor, Elvia Cal at her Rio Grande Crescent home off Faber’s Road Extension in Belize City and stabbing Cal and her [...]

Bail for Sherman Rodney, Charged With Murder

Sherman Rodney was not lucky in his attempt to get Supreme Court bail today while he awaits his murder trial for an incident that occurred in 2013.  Rodney, who is [...]

Khris Gentle is Missing; Family Concerned

There is growing concern by family and friends of Khris Gentle, who remains missing up to news time tonight. The Belizean fisherman of Cemetery Lane in Belize City was officially [...]

Former Principal Guilty of Misappropriation of Funds at Excelsior High School

An audit of the Excelsior High School speaks poorly of the state of affairs at the high school. At the conclusion of an investigation, it was determined that a former [...]

FinSec Weighs in on Jumoke Castro Situation

Jumoke Castro is back to work at the Belize Tax Services, after disciplinary action was taken against him following a vile and tasteless social media post made against the wife [...]

P.S.U. and Ministry of Finance at Impasse over Belize Tax Services

There a new issue that is bubbling; the Public Service Union is at loggerheads with the Ministry of Finance following the amalgamation of the Belize Tax Services Department.  In a [...]

Secretary General of the O.A.S. visits with the Prime Minister

The Secretary General of the O.A.S., Luis Almagro, today met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington as well as with Prime Minister Dean Barrow.  Soon after his [...]

Cuba Celebrates Revolution Anniversary & Bilateral Ties with Belize

Today an official celebration of the sixty-first anniversary of the Cuban Revolution as well as the twenty-fifth anniversary of bilateral relations between Belize and Cuban will be celebrated at the [...]

B.D.F. Celebrates 42nd Anniversary with 101 New Soldiers

The ranks of the Belize Defense Force grew by a one hundred and one soldiers today. After undergoing rigorous training, the young men and women donned their uniforms this afternoon [...]

Independent Investigation into Allegations Against B.D.F.; Victim Speaks Out

The Ministry of National Security has launched an investigation into a number of allegations against members of the Belize Defence Force. On Wednesday night, we broke the story about mounting [...]

Day Four of Lev Dermen’s Fraud Case

An article today in the Salt Lake Tribute directly links Minister John Saldivar to bribes from Lev Dermen and former business partner Jacob Kingston.  The allegation is made by Kingston, [...]

Minister John Saldivar Continues to Deny Allegations

Late this evening, Minister John Saldivar issued a press statement denying the article in the Salt Lake Tribune.  He says that the article suggests that Jacob Kingston will testify that [...]