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A Brazen Armed Robbery at Scotia Bank Belama Branch; 5 Thieves Caught

Armed robbers carried out a brazen robbery this afternoon around three o’clock; as many as five men, including a minor, pounced on the Belama Branch of the Scotia Bank.  At [...]

Belize Police Department Stands Ready to Assist Businesses in Light of Robberies

As you heard just now, cops were quick to respond and nab the culprits in the robbery at the Scotia Bank Branch on the George Price Highway. Today, Commissioner of [...]

“It Ain’t Over ‘til the Fat Lady Sings;” PM Weighs in on Scotiabank Buyout

The purchase of Scotiabank Belize by Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited, the parent company of the Belize Bank, awaits regulatory approval from the Central Bank of Belize. The initial announcement was [...]

Concerns are Raised Over Pending Scotiabank Purchase

The Central Bank is an autonomous body assigned to regulate the financial sector.  A majority of its board, however, is made up of members who are appointed by the Minister [...]

PM Barrow Blames P.U.P. for B.I.S.L. Contract

Last Friday, PM Barrow preempted the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice by publicly stating that government won’t and can’t pay any damages awarded to Belize International Services Limited [...]

What’s the Road Ahead for Settling B.I.S.L. Damages?

The road ahead for B.I.S.L. to collect on the damages is uncertain as it will entail another round of litigation once a quantum is settled at the Supreme Court.  According [...]

$250M Still Outstanding to Michael Ashcroft

The government owes Lord Michael Ashcroft and his various companies as much as two hundred and fifty million dollars, including the mounting debt from Universal Health Services, as well as [...]

Sticking to His Guns, No-decision

The prime minister’s no-decision view on an oral judgment handed down by former Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin has raised several eyebrows, particularly those in legal circles who argue that the [...]

Burrell Boom Villager Shoots His Brother-in-Law; Was it Self-Defense?

Police are investigating the case of a man who was shot dead in rural Belize. The report is that it started out as a case of domestic dispute between a [...]

Police Shares Details of Burrell Boom Fatal Shooting

As you heard in that story, Roy Gabourel is dead and his brother-in-law, Dylon Flowers is detained for the fatal shooting. This all happened minutes after Gabourel allegedly hit his [...]

Former Belize City Mayor Says There Is No Long Standing Agreement with Chon Saan

Former Belize City Mayor Darrell Bradley told News Five today that there is no long-standing agreement between the Belize City Council and Chon Saan Palace. Bradley responded to an interview [...]

Darrell Bradley Withdraws from U.D.P. Leadership Race

According to Darrell Bradley, the timing during which Lee Mark Chang is attempted to collect a four-year-old debt is interesting, especially since it is two weeks before the U.D.P. leadership [...]

Logistics in Place for U.D.P. Leadership Convention

The second leadership convention in five months to determine who will succeed Dean Barrow as the leader of the United Democratic Party is less than two weeks away. On July [...]

U.D.P. Chairman on John Saldivar’s Candidacy

News Five also asked Chairman Michael Peyrefitte for his take as to why John Saldivar was being permitted to run again for the leadership, having given the party a black [...]

An MSME Support Program for Private Sector Businesses

As government prepares to rollout out phase two of its unemployment relief program, it is also gearing up for the introduction of another initiative to assist micro, small and medium [...]

Up to Fourteen Million Dollars in MSME Assistance

The application process will run for a period of twenty-one days beginning in August.  There are specific conditions to qualify for assistance, including the use of those monies to cover [...]

Second Cop Charged in Fraudulent Firearm Licenses

A second cop is named and charged in the fraudulent gun documents at the Belmopan Police Headquarters. He is Corporal Donald Pinelo and he was slapped with six counts of [...]

Cop to be Charged for RTA That involves Oscar Mira

Today Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also fielded question about the RTA involving P.U.P. standard bearer Oscar Mira. Williams noted that the cop in question will be facing some charges, [...]

Mexican National Escapes Quarantine Center in Orange Walk; Later Captured

The Mexican man who ran out of the quarantine facility in Orange Walk Town has been captured. Twenty-six-year-old Francisco Hernandez was captured on a feeder road between the villages of [...]

Belizeans Facilitating Border Jumpers

Border jumpers remain a constant challenge for law enforcers patrolling the porous borders. These border jumpers put the health of Belizeans at risk and, according to Director of Health Services [...]

U.B.F.S.U. Fires Off Letter to Board of Trustees

The national university is facing deep financial woes and things are in a state of flux. Today, President Clement Sankat of the University of Belize met with the university’s Board [...]

No Union Rep on UB Board of Trustees?

News Five is also in receipt of a letter dated July first from the Ministry of Education to President Sankat which is causing consternation to the Union. The letter speaks [...]