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Prime Minister John Briceño Names His Cabinet

Just before news time, a release was issued on what Prime Minister John Briceño’s Cabinet would look like.  The PM spent all day at Charter House carrying out the arduous [...]

Meet the New Ministers from the Northern Districts

In the north, Jose Abelardo Mai has been given the portfolio of Agriculture, Food Security, and enterprise while his colleague in the Orange Walk division Kevin Bernard will be the [...]

Only Three Area Reps from Cayo Were Named Ministers

In the Cayo district, Julius Espat will be the Minister of Infrastructure Development and Housing. Cayo Northeast Area Representative Orlando Habet is being given the portfolio of Sustainable Development, Climate [...]

Patrick Faber is Sworn in as Leader of the Opposition

On Thursday, the new Prime Minister was sworn in and the cabinet members are expected to take the oath on Monday.  But this afternoon, former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister [...]

“Sista B” Absent from Swearing-in; Is She In or Out?

As we said, “Sista B” was conspicuously absent from this afternoon’s swearing-in ceremony as the newly-elected area representative for Queen’s Square.  She succeeds her elder brother and former Prime Minister [...]

Four Ministers Hail from the South

As we said earlier in the newscast, Dangriga Area Representative Doctor Louis Zabaneh will be the minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology under Francis Fonseca. Rodwell Ferguson [...]

Dolores Balderamos Garcia is the Only Female Minister

The only woman minister in the P.U.P.’s cabinet is Belize Rural Central Dolores Balderamos will be the Minister of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs. Her minister of state [...]

ComPol Williams: Issue at Lands Department Dealt With

On Thursday, the legal counsel for the Ministry of Natural Resources was arrested by police for suspicious activities at the Lands Department in Belmopan and all branches countrywide were shut [...]

MOW Equipment Recovered from Property of Rene Montero

On Thursday, Prime Minister John Briceño said that an investigation will be launched at the Ministry of Works since there have been allegations of massive corruption and abuse within the [...]

John Saldivar is Reportedly Hospitalized

Former Belmopan Area Representative John Saldivar is reportedly hospitalized after exhibiting symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19.  While his health status is yet to be confirmed, we understand that Saldivar [...]

Teen is Murdered in the West; 1 Person Detained

On Wednesday night, a sixteen-year-old minor was found with multiple injuries on the Bullet Tree Road.  Around eight p.m., Special Constable Jaime Pinelo was travelling from Bullet Tree Falls Village [...]

Ladyville’s Seaweed Man Dies in RTA!

A seaweed vendor in Ladyville lost his life in a late night traffic accident on Thursday.  Police say that Ken Faber crashed into a meter in front of a gas [...]

No Foul Play Suspected in Death of Francisco Domingo Ac Tzalam

ComPol Chester Williams also gave a brief update on the sudden death, believed to be by drowning of Guatemalan national, Francisco Domingo Ac Tzalam. Tzalam was reported missing from Livingston, [...]

Weed Bust on George Price Highway; Five are Charged

Just after midday on Thursday, police intercepted a Ford Explorer SUV travelling to Belmopan at a checkpoint between miles thirty-eight and thirty-nine on the George Price Highway. Inside the vehicle [...]

Tomato Farmers Grappling with Losses!

Since last week, we’ve been reporting on the impact of the floods across Belize. And tonight we give you a first look at the damage the flooding has caused on [...]

Chester Williams: Smooth Sailing in Policing Elections

The General Elections went without a hitch from a policing standpoint. Voters were well-behaved and, for the most part, adhering to COVID-19 protocols; they went to cast that important ballot [...]

The Fate of ComPol Chester Williams

There is a new minister of Home Affairs; that’s Kareem Musa from Caribbean Shores. So what does this mean for Commissioner Chester Williams? The ComPol told News Five today that [...]

An Update on Investigation Against John Saldivar

ComPol Chester Williams also gave an update on the status of the investigation against disgraced former minister John Saldivar as it relates to the Lev Dermen scandal. Texts by Saldivar [...]

National Sports Council’s Case File Forwarded to D.P.P.

There is another investigation that has been moving at a snail’s pace. It involves questionable cash transactions in respect of former Minister of Sports, Herman Longsworth and others at the [...]

Breaking Down the P.U.P. Victory

There are many angles to follow in respect of Wednesday’s elections.  The win was massive for the P.U.P., which took twenty-six seats. The margin of victory in the Lake Independence [...]