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Belize City Man Hospitalized After Being Shot

A man was shot in Belize City on Thursday night and it happened just a short distance away from a police booth on Vernon Street. Now, as the victim struggles [...]

No Motive Established for Sutherland’s Shooting

Today, ComPol Chester Williams offered some brief comments on the shooting, saying that a motive has not been established as yet, but investigators are out collecting data.   Chester Williams, [...]

Teen Shot in Dangriga; ComPol Says Gang Intervention Needed

There was another shooting incident recorded overnight; this time in Dangriga. Nineteen-year-old Leonard Baltazar was riding a bicycle on Saint Vincent Street when two men on motorcycles rode up behind [...]

Bangladeshi Storeowner is the Latest Victim of Home Invasion

A Bangladeshi shopkeeper was the victim of an aggravated burglary at his place of business on Curassow Street on Thursday night.  MD Rahman, proprietor of MQ Grocery, was roused out [...]

Investigation Underway into Malfeasance Allegation Against NEAC

The principals of Waterloo Investment Holdings have written to the Government of Belize making serious allegations of corruption at the National Environmental Appraisal Committee. Today, C.E.O. in the Ministry of [...]

Public Officers Concerned about Integrity of NEAC

C.E.O. Doctor Kenrick Williams says that a meeting has since been held with members of the NEAC. He explains how that conversation went.   Dr. Kenrick Williams, C.E.O., Ministry of [...]

An Update on Proposed Stake Bank Causeways

The conservation community has come out against the proposed causeways that are a major part of the Stake Bank multibillion-dollar cruise port project in the Belize City harbour. Earlier this [...]

Col. Azariel Loria to Move Up as B.D.F. Commander

Today News Five found out that Colonel Azariel Loria will succeed outgoing Brigadier General Steven Ortega. Ortega’s term as commander of the B.D.F. comes to an end shortly and at [...]

Who Will Succeed Broaster as Deputy ComPol?

Who will succeed Edward Broaster as Deputy Commissioner of Police? The post remains vacant at this time as Broaster has retired from active duty. The Security Services Commission and the [...]

Intake 95 – the Record Number of Police Recruits

Despite the high crime in Belize, or perhaps because they want to do something about it, today there was a passing out for a record number of police recruits. Duane [...]

Former U.D.P. Rep Wins Defamation Suit

In political news, the Guardian newspaper reported today that former United Democratic Party Area Representative Frank “Papa” Mena has won a libel suit. In total, he was awarded eighty thousand [...]

Toledo Coconut Growers Register as Co-operative

Southern coconut growers are getting organized. This week the Department of Co-operatives held a registration ceremony for the Toledo Coconut Growers Co-operative Society.  The group is no longer an ad-hoc [...]

Japan to Aid Belizean Farmers

Belize and Japan will be cooperating on agricultural projects in the coming year. The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Jose Abelardo Mai, signed a memorandum, of understanding this week [...]

Poverty Alleviation Funds from Millennium Challenge Grants

The U.S. Embassy Belize has announced that the U.S. Government-funded Millennium Challenge Corporation has selected Belize for a five-year grant to fund local programs aimed at reducing poverty and stimulating [...]

Gimme Five Winner Cashes in at Bottom Dalla

Downtown shopping is at its peak, as thousands of Belizeans have descended on Albert Street and surrounding locations to make purchases ahead of the Christmas holidays.  At Bottom Dollar Store [...]

B.S.I. Accepting Sugar Cane December 20th Despite B.S.C.F.A. Threat

Today the Belize Sugar Industries issued a statement saying it will proceed with the opening of the crop season on Monday the twentieth, despite what it describes as attempts at [...]

B.S.I. Says It Hopes B.S.C.F.A. Will Join the Opening of Crop Season

Neal says A.S.R./B.S.I.’s wants to make sure that the government is acting in sync with what its representatives are saying.  So come Monday, the hope is that the B.S.C.F.A. will [...]