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Murder in Seine Bight!

A man was killed late this afternoon in Seine Bight. Details are sketchy at this time, but News Five understands that the victim is Mexican national, Alejandro Guzman, who worked [...]

Orange Walk Taxi Man is Injured in Shooting in San Jose Nuevo Palmar

A popular taxi man escaped with his life on Monday evening when he was targeted by someone who was trailing him in the San Jose Nuevo Palmar area of Orange [...]

Five Judges to Step Down from Supreme Court Bench in 2020

The 2020 legal calendar gets underway on January thirteenth and the Attorney General’s ministry is already looking at possibly replacing as many as five judges, including Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin, [...]

Will the Chief Justice Stay On or Proceed to Retirement?

Offering the Chief Justice a contract extension means that government would be prepared to negotiate new terms of agreement to include pay scale and salary, as well as other benefits.  [...]

Millions of Dollars in Losses as Sugar Cane Production to Drop by 30%

January fifteenth – that’s the date when the mills at the A.S.R./B.S.I. factory in Tower Hill, Orange Walk will crank up.  This afternoon, a meeting was held between representatives from [...]

How Does the Sugar Industry Bounce Back?

So how does the industry bounce back? Since there is no insurance for the cane farmers, the government had promised the disbursement of drought relief funds. While there are reports [...]

Fuel Prices Go Up!

Seven days into the start of 2020 consumers are bracing for a significant jump in the prices of fuel as of midnight tonight. And it is expected that further surges [...]

Will 2017 Case Backlog Affect CJ’s Contract Extension Offer?

Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin succeeded Abdulai Conteh as the presiding judge of the Supreme Court back in 2011.  During his tenure on the bench, CJ Benjamin came under fire from [...]

Chief Justice to go Before the Court for Benching Bar President from JLSC Meetings

Notwithstanding the Chief Justice’s pending retirement, there is a matter that has been lodged before the Supreme Court in which he is being challenged as chair of the Judicial and [...]

Evangelical Church Concerned about Section 53 Ruling

The Evangelical Churches today offered their interpretation of the recent ruling relating to Section fifty-three.  On December thirtieth, 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment, upholding the Chief [...]

“The sky will fall” says NEAB

There is no certainty that there will be an appeal that would take the case to the Caribbean Court of Justice but it is under consideration by the association.  Vice [...]

Trouble in Football Paradise?

Is trouble brewing once again in the football world?  News Five is in receipt of a correspondence in which the chairman of the Belize District Football Association, William Moguel, is [...]

AG Says Chamber Didn’t Properly Invoke FOIA for Imer Hernandez Contract

The Freedom of Information Act remains at the centre of a failed request by the Belize Chamber of Commerce & Industry to get its hands on a copy of Imer [...]

AG Demands Public Apology from John Briceno for Drug Plane Comment

So while Government is yet to provide a copy of the Hernandez contract to the Chamber, Government’s chief legal officer Michael Peyrefitte is demanding that Opposition Leader John Briceño apologizes [...]

Section 53 Ruling Will Lead to Higher Numbers of HIV Cases says NEAB

N.E.A.B. today made claims on a number of issues in regards to the decision by the Court of Appeal to uphold the CJ’s ruling on Section Fifty-three. The Association is [...]

Evangelical Church Comments on Sexual Orientation, Pedophilia and Bestiality

The National Evangelical Association of Belize is also of the view that the extension of the meaning of the word sex to include sexual orientations opens the door to many [...]

San Antonio Resident Claims that Medical Waste is Making Them Sick

Some residents in San Antonio, Toledo are alleging that burning of medical waste is making them sick. According to them, particularly those who reside near the San Antonio Polyclinic, the [...]

Area Rep. Oscar Requeña Calls on G.O.B. to Address the Waste Issue

The Toledo West Area Representative, Oscar Requeña is also taking on the issue. According to Requeña, some twelve families are being severely affected by the burning of medical waste in [...]

B.P.D. Tightens Up on Ammo Control

Back in November, we reported about the meeting held by the Belize Police Department with twenty-five or so gun dealers. In that meeting they discussed a number of proposed gun [...]