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Inaugural Meeting of the New House of Representatives is Nigh Upon Us

The inaugural sitting of the House of Representatives, led by Prime Minister John Briceño, is being held this Friday.  Several bills will be tabled for the first reading, including a [...]

New Treasury Building, How Much will It Really Cost?

On Wednesday, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Housing Julius Espat detailed the allegations of misuse of resources by former Minister Rene Montero. He also shed light on the ongoing review of high-cost [...]

Assessment of New Foreign Affairs Building Ongoing

An assessment of the recently constructed Foreign Affairs headquarters, the Leigh Richardson Building in Belmopan continues.  The new administration is concerned about the value for money.  As it stands, the [...]

Still No Word on Who’s the Next Comptroller of Customs

A decision on who will succeed Colin Griffith as the next Comptroller of Customs is yet to be determined by the Ministry of Finance. While senior customs officers Ian Haylock [...]

G.O.B. Condemns Failed Coup Attempt of U.S. Congress

The U.S. Embassy in Belize has issued a statement on the deadly events at the Capitol on Wednesday.  Chargé d’Affaires Keith Gilges, in speaking about American democracy, said, quote, it [...]

K9 Sniffs Out Crack-Cocaine in OW Residence, 4 Persons Charged

Four persons were charged with drug offenses after the K9 dog, Terry, sniffed out the location of hidden cocaine and crack cocaine at an Orange Walk residence.  Officers descended at [...]

Rapid COVID-19 Drive Restarted Across the Country

Sixty-one thousand, five hundred and eleven COVID-19 tests have been conducted as of today. Eleven thousand, one hundred and fifty-two cases have been confirmed with two hundred and sixty-seven deaths, [...]

M.o.H.W. Encourages Cante Family to Ask for Money as Compensation for Body Mix Up

The Cante Family in San Felipe Village is advised to request financial compensation after the family’s patriarch was mistakenly buried as a John Doe in another village without the family. [...]

Gregory Bowen’s Long, Troubling Relationship with the Police

Did thirty-nine-year-old Gregory Bowen kill himself inside a holding cell at the Queen Street Police Station on Monday morning? That’s what police say happened, but his family doesn’t believe that’s [...]

The Crime Statistics for 2020

The final statistics for 2020 showed that last year murders were down overall in Belize.  The Belize Crime Observatory compiled and analyzed the 2020 crime statistics.  The agency says that [...]

The Police Association Elects a New Board

The Belize Police Department has a new board. On Wednesday, an election was held to elect the new representatives.  Two slates contested the election – one was led by the [...]

The Cyclical Issue of Sugar Roads

Today, News Five’s reporter Duane Moody and cameraman Kenroy Michael headed north to the sugar belt to highlight an issue that has cost the government millions of dollars annually. While [...]

High Mud/Soil Content Affecting Sugar Production

Today our news team found acres of sugar cane still underwater, and with a forecast for more rain to come on Friday, conditions are not favourable for harvesting. The problem [...]

When Will Milling at B.S.I. Resume?

On Monday, sugar industry stakeholders will meet to discuss when burning and delivery of cane will resume.  The decision to temporarily pause the harvesting and delivery of cane was taken [...]

Is SIMIS Garbage?

There isn’t an exact figure to indicate how much cane is in the fields, even though there is a tool that could do this very calculation. It is called the [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Says SIMIS Perfect Tool to Help Cane Farmers

But A.S.R’s Mac McLachlan strongly disagrees with the Minister.  McLachlan says that SIMIS is a hugely important tool that can be used to develop and modernize the industry.  He says [...]

Kaya Cattouse for Councillor for Belize City

Municipal elections are just under two months away and slowly, the major political parties are announcing members of their slates in different municipalities. Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner has already [...]

Board Appointments Raise Questions of Nepotism

The appointment of several close relatives of elected P.U.P. officials to statutory bodies, including the Social Security Board, has raised many eyebrows, as concerns about nepotism have arisen. Jose ‘Pepe’ [...]

Are Government C.E.O.s Purchasing New Vehicles?

Before taking office late last year, the People’s United Party pledged that it would curtail expenditure related to the purchase of new vehicles for elected officials amid the COVID-19 pandemic. [...]

Healthy Living: Extreme Weight Loss

For many of us, we are happy to put behind us the memories of 2020. But the year of the onset of the global pandemic wasn’t all bad for everyone. [...]