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U.D.P. Questions Sudden Termination of Central Bank Governor

The abrupt and unceremonious departure of Central Bank Governor Gustavo Manuel Vasquez on August thirteenth raises many questions about whether due process was followed in terminating his appointment as chief [...]

What’s the Real Reason for Vasquez Being Fired?

Vasquez’s letter to staff, which was read in its entirety this morning, speaks to protecting his integrity, his reputation, as well as that of the Central Bank.  The big question, [...]

Government’s Deal with Speednet, is it Nepotistic?

The recent announcement that the Government of Belize has contracted the services of Smart as a telecoms provider for various ministries, including foreign affairs and rural development, has been met [...]

U.D.P. Says B.T.L. Chairman is Silent on Smart and G.O.B.’s Contracts

The United Democratic Party is calling on former senator Mark Lizarraga who has since taken up the post as chairman of B.T.L., to address the issue.  According to Panton, Chief [...]

Advisory Issued for Tropical Storm Grace

The National Meteorological Services of Belize and NEMO issued an advisory today for Tropical storm Grace which was due west of Corozal Town this afternoon.  The storm is expected to [...]

Great Belize Television Dominates C.B.U. Awards

After a one-year break due to the pandemic, the Caribbean Media Awards resumed this year with television and radio stations from across the region submitted stories produced and aired in [...]

15-year-old Student Fighting for his Life

Another youth lies critically wounded as a result of a mid-afternoon attack on Magazine Road in Belize City. But contrary to other media reports, his father says his son was [...]

Aragon Says There’s No Plan to Tackle Crime and Violence

The crime situation, particularly in Belize City, is spiraling out of control, notwithstanding a nightly curfew and other measures put in place amid the pandemic.  Former law enforcement officer, Elodio [...]

Hotelier’s Body Found in Hopkins

In some sad news from southern Belize, a Canadian woman has apparently drowned at her resort in Hopkins. Jeannette Barkman, the eighty-four-year-old owner of Jungle Jeannie’s by the Sea, went [...]

Tires Burned on Caesar Ridge Road

Early this morning, News Five received images of tires burning on the Caesar Ridge Road in Belize City. Questions immediately arose about whether this incident is related to the Christian [...]

Constitutional Claim Filed Against S.I. 74

Nine individuals have filed a constitutional claim in court against the Minister of Health, the Commissioner of Police, and the Attorney General in relation to Statutory Instrument seventy four. The [...]

Antivaxxer Movement Behind Court Claim

A fix-date claim form was filed in the Supreme Court of Belize on Monday. The claimants are now waiting for a date from the court for the matter to be [...]

U.D.P. Supports Government’s Vaccination Effort

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across Belize’s healthcare system with the number of active cases increasing daily as we continue to experience a third wave of infections.  When the pandemic [...]

Back-to-Virtual School: Disappointment, but Adjustment

Students, parents and teachers were readying themselves for a safe return for face-to-face learning, but their return to campus has been pushed back indefinitely as the COVID-19 numbers continue to [...]

Young People Losing Out and Dropping Out

A recent survey has shown that a large number of students at all levels have dropped out of school due to the changes in learning instituted during the pandemic. Principal [...]

Scratch and Win Winner Takes Home $50K

Scratch and Win has launched several new games ranging from one dollar to ten dollars with prizes up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollar. Scratch and Win says it [...]

ComPol Debunks “Legal Opinion” on Corporal Martinez Intent

A document circulating on social media claiming to be a legal opinion from a former prosecutor argues that there is a case for Corporal Kareem Martinez to be charged for [...]

All Solutions to Rising Crime on the Table, including Gang Lockdown

As police commanders from across the nation gathered at the Police Training Academy in Belmopan on Monday to plan the Department’s response to crime, we asked the Commissioner of Police [...]

Two Officers Face Disciplinary Action for Assault on Detainee

Two police officers who are also in trouble with the law are Wilton Justin Montero and Jerome Emmanuel Ingram.  They were both charged for harm after being caught on camera [...]

Commission of Inquiry: Witness Testimony Continues

Last night we brought you details of the Monday morning session of the Commission of Inquiry into the sale of a number of government vehicles at the end of the [...]

Stakeholders Meet to Boost Belize’s Economic Development

Officials from several ministries, the Development Finance Corporation and the Central Bank of Belize as well as stakeholders in academia, will meet on Friday to put forth an outline for [...]

Stakeholders Meet to Boost Belize’s Economic Development

Officials from several ministries, the Development Finance Corporation and the Central Bank of Belize as well as stakeholders in academia, will meet on Friday to put forth an outline for [...]

“Ding Ding Walla Walla” – Intellectual Property & Copyright Issues Abound

Intellectual property is a private property right – in the same way that a person owns a house or a car. So even if your neighbour sees something happening in [...]