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P.U.P. Says “Election Manipulation Must End Now”

For three days this week, hundreds of immigrants from Central America, and elsewhere, turned up at the political office of U.D.P. standard bearer Dianne Finnegan with immigration documents in hand.  [...]

Supreme Court Upholds G.O.B.’s Position on U.H.S. Debt

This morning, Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin handed down a summary decision in a matter involving the ever-increasing U.H.S. debt that has been before different courts for long years from the [...]

Will Government Ever Vote to Pay U.H.S. Debt?

While the matter has been voted down in the National Assembly, during a move in which the opposition walked out of the House of Representatives and abstained from the process, [...]

Bar to be Absent from Ceremonial Opening of Supreme Court

The Supreme Court opens this coming Monday. The ceremony has traditionally been one of pomp featuring a full turnout of the Judiciary as well as the Bar.  But that will [...]

AG Tapped for Legal Opinion on B.T.L. Tax Woes

An audit on whether B.T.L. owes twenty-five million dollars in taxes to the government has been raised time and again.  Last year, it came to light that the General Sales [...]

Equal Opportunity Bill Being Pushed by National AIDS Commission

The National AIDS Commission is championing the drafting of a new piece of legislation which seeks to address the issue of discrimination in and around the workplace.  Discussion around the [...]

UNIBAM Weighs in on Equal Opportunities Bill

Executive Director Caleb Orozco of United Belize Advocacy Movement, UNIBAM, also chimed in on the Equal Opportunity Bill.  He admits that while the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community will [...]

P.U.P. Supports Equal Opportunities Bill in Principle

P.U.P. Leader John Briceño also spoke briefly today on the proposed Equal Opportunities Bill for which consultations start over the weekend. While he says that a draft copy of the [...]

M.O.H. Responds to Reports of Medical Waste Dump in San Antonio

Earlier this week, you heard a resident of San Antonio Village complain about the burning of medical waste in the village. That resident told us that the matter has been [...]

HIV Meds Available in Belize

Director of Health Services Doctor Marvin Manzanero told News Five today that the final batch of anti-retroviral medicine will arrive in the country by the end of the month.  This [...]

Director of Health Services Responds to Nursing Task Force

The Nursing Task Force has given the Ministries of Health and Public Service less than a week to respond to their concerns to stop the escalation of tensions. On Thursday, [...]

M.O.H. Will Respond to Nursing Task Force

The Public Service Union has weighed in on the matter.  The union expresses solidarity with the Nursing Task Force and the Nurses Association of Belize. The P.S.U. says that the [...]

Deandre Guiffero is Charged for Murder of Mexican National in Seine Bight

Three days after the gruesome murder of a Mexican national, police have levied murder charges on nineteen-year-old Deandre Guiffero.  Gabriel Alejandro Guzman Cruz was brutally hacked and set on fire [...]

Is the P.U.P. Ready for General Elections?

General elections are to take place sometime this year so there is a guessing game as to specifically when. While we were with P.U.P. Leader John Briceño today, we asked [...]

Mike Peyrefitte to be Endorsed as U.D.P. Chairman

The chairmanship of the United Democratic Party goes to Attorney General Michael Peyrefitte after challengers Doctor Carla Barnett and John Castillo withdrew from the race ahead of the February ninth [...]

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires on Plans for 2020

In 2018, Keith Gilges assumed duties as Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy in Belize. The career Foreign Service Officer has been working closely with government agencies and groups to [...]

The Implications of Sending Asylum Seekers to Peten, Guatemala

Gilges also spoke about the U.S. proposal to transfer rejected asylum seekers to Peten, Guatemala. This he says could have negative implications on Belize and as such has been communicated [...]

Luthiers Without Borders Assist the Pallotti School of Music

Luthiers without Borders is an international organization that began with a violin repair project run by two violin makers in schools in Havana, Cuba. It quickly expanded to other countries [...]

Museum Association of Belize Learns How to Digitize Collections

The Museum Association of Belize received four-day training to learn how to use technology to preserve and make cultural assets more accessible. The owners and curators of the museums received [...]