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P.U.P. Dominates the 2021 Municipal Elections: P.U.P. 65 – U.D.P. 2

In November, political pundits called the People’s United Party’s massive win of national assembly seats the “Blue Tsunami.”  Well, just months later, a second wave has washed over the land [...]

All Blue Except for U.D.P. Mayor Earl Trapp and 1 Councillor in San Ignacio

That twinkle of red was Mayor Earl Trapp and U.D.P. councillor Bernadette Fernandez. Fernandez narrowly made the cut by ten votes while Mayor Trapp won over the P.U.P.’s Ramon “Monchi” [...]

Honourable Elvia Vega Makes History in Corozal Bay By-Election

There were a number of women who won their bid for political office across the country, as an area rep and a mayor. History was made in the Corozal Bay [...]

BLUE for Belmopan – First Female Mayor for Capital City, Too!

Turning to the Capital City, the P.U.P. soundly defeated the U.D.P. team after fifteen years of U.D.P. municipal control. Significantly, Belmopan now has its first female mayor in Sharon Palacio.  [...]

OW Voters Return the P.U.P. to Town Hall!

We go back north to take a look at the municipals and we start with Orange Walk Town.  A little over sixty percent of the voters went out the polls [...]

P.U.P.’s Rigo Vellos & His Slate Returns to Corozal Town Council

Just before eleven p.m., the result of the elections at the northernmost municipality was announced. The incumbent mayor Rigoberto Vellos of the P.U.P. and his entire slate came out victorious. [...]

San Pedro Town is Blue after 18 Years!

It took the People’s United Party eighteen years to regain municipal government control in San Pedro.  But it did so in convincing fashion on Wednesday, snagging all six councilor seats [...]

Griga & P.G. Gone BLUE!

With the assistance of our Dangriga and Punta Gorda correspondents Harry Arzu and Aurelio Sho, reporter Andrea Polanco put together a report on the municipal elections in the two southern [...]

P.U.P. 11 Elected in Belize City

While San Pedro in the Belize District had the second highest voter turnout in the country, Belize City had the lowest with only forty-six percent. News Five’s Isani Cayetano and [...]

Shooting on Election Day!

Quarantine regulations were in full effect on election day across the country, with a curfew – only for that day – beginning at eight p.m.  This was in an effort [...]

A Suspected Pirate is Captured, Two Vessels are Seized

An operation led by the Belize Coast Guard to tackle coastal piracy has resulted in the arrest of an individual who is believed to be the prime suspect in the [...]

Fighting Crimes at Sea

The coming together of the coast guard, police department and fisheries is the most effective crime fighting strategy at sea.  Aside from support from these agencies, the coast guard also [...]

Kareem Musa’s Message to U.D.P. Leader Patrick Faber

U.D.P. leader Patrick Faber began his rounds up north in Corozal where News Five’s Duane Moody caught up with him.  While he did not make any predictions, Faber spoke of [...]

Mayor Wagner Served with Disqualification Petition during Election Day

The U.D.P. maintains that the now re-elected Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner should be disqualified from office because he does not actually reside in Belize City, which U.D.P. attorney Orson [...]

Belize and Guatemala’s Foreign Ministers Meet at Adjacency Zone

Foreign ministers Eamon Courtenay and Pedro Brolo Vila met for the first time this morning at the Office of the Organization of American States at the Adjacency Zone.  The meeting [...]