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Murder in Esperanza Village – a Father of Four is Shot to Death!

On Monday, just before the nightly curfew, Santa Elena resident Gabino Garnett Junior was leaving his girlfriend’s house in Esperanza Village when he met his death.  Garnett Junior, a father [...]

Rene Montero’s Name Stink da Road!

Former Minister of Works Rene Montero is at the heart of a land scandal in which it is alleged that a number of dubious transactions were conducted on his behalf [...]

Another Allegation of Land Fraud Involving Rene Montero

In another case, De La Rosa shares the story of an individual who later found out that his information was used to acquire a piece of land.  He approached De [...]

P.S.U. Wants Whistleblower’s Act Introduced

In light of Eddie de la Rosa’s testimony, who says he witnessed the corrupt activities within government ministries, the P.S.U. says that people like De La Rosa need protecting.  De [...]

Public Officers Complain About Unfair Dismissal

The Public Service Union is also addressing complaints made by public officers regarding unfair dismissal.  In its release, the P.S.U. says that it received several complaints from public officers who [...]

P.S.U. Says P.U.P.’s Good Governance Motion Symbolic

The P.S.U.’s Dean Flowers took the opportunity to weigh in on the Good Governance motion introduced in the House on Friday.  The unions have always been a very vocal advocate [...]

Saving the Small, but Thriving Dairy Industry in Belize

When the Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, Jose Mai, told the House on Friday that he favored limiting import permits for certain milk and cheeses on the market, [...]

Corozal Free Zone to Reopen for Business on February 1st

Minister Mai confirmed to News Five that cabinet decided that the Corozal Free Zone will be reopened on February first.  Its reopening was one of the manifesto promises of the [...]

Sugar Cane Milling to Resume Later this Week

When will the milling at the B.S.I. factory at Tower Hill resume?  It is all dependent on the weather conditions – and the rains brought on by the weekend cold [...]

Agriculture Minister Predicts Bumper Sugar Crop Season

While milling is to resume within the next few days, Agriculture Minister Jose Mai does not believe that the hundreds of thousands of sugar cane still in the fields will [...]

Dengue Cases Declined Significantly in 2020

2020 was a dreadful year for many, and we are all happy to leave that year in the past. But not everything was bad. Some good news from last year [...]

Midges! Midges! Midges!

The midges are on the move, swarming residences along the coastline.  The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health and Wellness has been notified of the midges’ invasions.  Fortunately, [...]

Introducing the Opposition, United Democratic Party

Patrick Faber made his debut as the Leader of the Opposition during the Sitting of the House on Friday.  It is the first time he and his elected members are [...]

Julius Espat Reminds Shyne Barrow of Poverty in Mesop

The Sitting of the House wasn’t without its sparks, and several flew across the aisle on Friday.  Things got testy between Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber and Prime Minister [...]

Opposition Leader Calls Out Briceño Administration for Nepotistic Appointments

When the People’s United Party was in opposition, its members bashed the then U.D.P. Government for its nepotism. But since the P.U.P. has now formed government and political boards are [...]

N.F.S.S. to Continue Using Belize Medical College for Forensic Autopsies

On January fifth, cabinet announced following a weekly briefing that authorization had been given to the National Forensic Science Service to enter into a formal agreement with Central America Health [...]

Two Corozaleños Busted with Weed Stash in Ladyville

Ladyville police busted a taxi driver on Saturday night carrying a significant quantity of marijuana hidden inside a gas tank. The driver, Jose Maldonado, was not only operating with curfew [...]

An Attempt on the Life of William Archillo amid Gang Feud

A feud between rival gangs in Ebony Street’s area has left William Archillo recovering from gunshot wounds he received on Friday night.  Archillo was rushed to the K.H.M.H., where investigators [...]

Youth Football Athletes Engaged in Online Training

Even Football training is going online. The Football Federation of Belize announced today that it is investing eighteen thousand U.S. dollars in developing its youth players. The money is to [...]