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Thief Shot During Hold-up at Grocery Shop

The peace of the Eight Miles Community was shattered this morning when a hold-up at a grocery store left one of the alleged perpetrators dead, even though he arrived prepared, [...]

No Cuts for C.E.O. Salaries?

The Public Service Union is speaking out following a leaked letter that guarantees C.E.O. salaries and allowances will not be touched.  The document, from the Office of the Prime Minister, [...]

P.S.U. Prez: Cabinet Secretary Does Not Have Authority Override Legislation

The P.S.U. is now seeking legal advice because the Public Sector Emoluments and Allowances Bill, which was passed by the House of Representatives on May twenty-eighth and in the Senate [...]

P.S.U. Asks GG Not to Accept Salary Increase at this Time

The Public Service Union has also written to Governor-General Froyla T’zalam, expressing concern over the Governor-General Conditions of Service Amendment Bill, 2021, which provides for an increase in salary, duty [...]

Attorney Weighs in on Cancellation of Talk Show that Includes Anti-Vaxers

A television show featuring proponents of the COVID-19 vaccine and the Belizean Rights and Justice Movement, a newly formed group against the shot, has been called off.  The decision follows [...]

Senior Counsel on Freedom of Expression

For a different legal perspective on free speech, News Five spoke with Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck.  He says that the constitution is quite clear on certain restrictions, including the fact [...]

Redistricting Case Will Proceed to Trial

A cabinet brief issued by the Briceño administration on Wednesday says Henry Charles Usher, Minister of the Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform, has provided an update on the forthcoming [...]

BPM’s Attorney Says Cabinet Shouldn’t Intervene in Redistricting Process

The claim was initially filed by the Belize Peace Movement, however, legal counsel Arthur Saldivar has come forward to say that Cabinet should not interfere with the process since the [...]

Supreme Court Decision to Precede Redistricting Exercise

So, with renewed interest in finalizing a plan to be presented to Cabinet, will the redistricting exercise have any bearing on the court’s decision?  According to Marshalleck, the process will [...]

Corozal Medical Clinic Robbed: Suspects Arrested

A robbery at the Bethesda Medical Clinic in Corozal has left the staff shaken, but the alleged culprits have already being caught.  Police say they responded to a robbery report [...]

Postmortem Shows Jessica Choc Died from Hepatitis

There has been a surprising development in the sudden death of a young woman, Jessica Itch Choc, from Armenia this week. Police had detained and charged four people from the [...]

Laddie Protestors Face Charges for Burning Tires; Mother Alleges Police Brutality during Arrest

This morning nineteen-year-old Landy Thomas and twenty-six-year-old Wayne Zelaya, and a minor, stood before a magistrate in Belmopan to answer to a single charge of “setting a bonfire without the [...]

Sugar Ship Moved to Big Creek: Union Says Fight Not Over for Stevedores

Their ship may have left the Port of Belize, but Belize City stevedores say they will continue to challenge Cabinet’s decision to allow the ships they have been offloading sugar [...]

G.O.B. Accessing Grant for Poverty Reduction

The Government of Belize has signed a grant agreement with the Caribbean Development Bank under the Basic Needs Trust Fund Programme. According to a release from G.O.B., the B.N.T.F. focuses on reducing poverty [...]

CFAL Donates School Bags & Supplies

Despite the rise in COVID-19 cases, the plan – until otherwise announced – is for schools to return to face-to-face learning next school year. Today at the Radisson Fort George, [...]

Calendar of Activities to Celebrate Emancipation Day

Events for the newly designated Emancipation Day holiday on August first were released today at the Bliss Centre for the Performing Arts. Across the country in various municipalities as well [...]

Modern-Day Slavery in Belize?

ISCR Director, Nigel Encalada says that the activities are important because in this day and age, there is evidence of modern-day slavery.   Nigel Encalada, Director, Institute for Social and [...]

Collaboration Provides Opportunity to Showcase the Creative & Performing Arts

Through collaboration with Total Business Solutions Limited, an online platform will be established for Belizeans to tune in to the different activities and events across the country. Kim Vasquez says [...]

Trauma Training for DYS

The Belize Youth Counseling and Wellness arm of the Department of Youth Services has held training for the staff on how to properly assist youths who have faced some kind [...]

National AIDS Commission Hosts Vaccination Clinic/Mini Health Fair

The National Aids Commission today hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic and mini health fair at its offices in Coral Grove today. A portion of the street was blocked off to [...]