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An Education Upliftment Project by the Ministry of Education in 2022

During his New Years Address, PM Briceño also announced that there will be an expansion of the free secondary school initiative.   Prime Minister John Briceño “With the reopening of [...]

Yeezy Touches Down in the Jewel, Yeezus Walks on Prince Island

Diehard fans of megastar Kanye West are still digesting DONDA, his long-delayed body of work that was released on August twenty-ninth, some are still reminiscing about the Old Ye.  Others [...]

Nicaragua Seizes Former Taiwanese Embassy

In regional news, this week the Nicaraguan government took over the embassy used by the diplomatic mission from Taiwan, saying the property belongs to China.  This follows the breaking of [...]

Property Taxes and Trade License Fees are Due

It’s that time of the year where revenue collection is a paramount concern for municipal governments.  Property taxes are being collected and trade licenses are getting renewed as the country [...]

Belize City Mayor Reflects on 2021

As 2021 is coming to an end, many have taken this time to reflect on what happened over the course of the past year. There are those who lost their [...]

Belize CitCo’s 2022 Agenda: Infrastructural Development

Mayor Wagner is optimistic going into 2022, saying that at top of the agenda is infrastructural development for Belize City.   Bernard Wagner, Belize City Mayor “More infrastructure, really enhancing [...]

Sugar Cane Farmers Block Entrance to A.S.R./B.S.I.

Tonight, we open our newscast with unrest in the Sugar Belt. The latest information coming out of Orange Walk to News Five is that B.S.C.F.A. members are currently protesting outside [...]

B.S.C.F.A. Stalls Sugar Cane Delivery

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association refuses to deliver its sugar cane to the mill at Tower Hill, only days after the delayed start of the sugar crop.  This evening, [...]

A.S.R./B.S.I. Firm on G.O.B. Proposed Deadline

As we mentioned earlier, A.S.R./B.S.I. says that by agreeing to the April thirtieth deadline for negotiations, a new agreement to be signed, it is honoring the Prime Minister’s proposal.  Here [...]

B.S.C.F.A. Demands August Extension Date to Interim Agreement

In fact, A.S.R./B.S.I. has already issued an addendum to the existing commercial agreement, to B.S.C.F.A., that stipulates an extension of the current agreement to April thirtieth. B.S.C.F.A. confirmed having received [...]

G.O.B. Still to Deliberate Interim Agreement Expiration Date

On the Government of Belize’s end, a decision has not been reached on B.S.C.F.A.’s request. When we caught up with, Jose Mai, Minister of Agriculture, outside of the B.S.C.F.A.’s office [...]

Sugar Cane Association’s Internal Feud Erupts into Physical Altercation

But, the challenges that the sugar crop is facing does not end there. On the first day of the sugar crop opening, a fight ensued outside the compound of A.S.R./B.S.I. [...]

Steve Patten is Butchered in Sugar City on Christmas Morning

There was a grisly murder in Sugar City on Christmas morning.  Sometime around nine a.m., Orange Walk police were called out to an area on San Martin Street where they [...]

Police Say “Beef” Was the Motive of Monday Evening Murder

The long Christmas weekend did not go without bloodshed. In Belize City, a young man’s life was cut down on Monday evening while he was at home. New Five’s Marion [...]

An Investigation into the Sudden Death of Keenan Young, 16

A family is grieving the sudden death of a minor on Christmas Eve. They are now awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of death of sixteen-year-old [...]

Thompson is Arrested for Mahogany Heights Murder

Eighteen-year-old Ethan Thompson was mortally wounded when he was shot by a pair of gunmen who accosted him while riding a bicycle near his home in Mahogany Heights.  The unfortunate [...]

Woman’s Ex Boyfriend Charged for Murder of New Lover

Police have filed a charge of murder against twenty-two-year-old Jorge Anderson Triminio of Valley Community in the Stann Creek District, in connection with a fatal stabbing in Seine Bight on [...]

Missing Man Found Dead

An elderly labourer of Succotz Village, Cayo District, who went missing on Boxing Day, was found dead earlier today in the Mopan River, between miles seventy-one and seventy-two, near Nabitunich [...]

Man Knocked Down and Killed in Stann Creek on Christmas Eve

A man was knocked down and killed on Christmas Eve on the Stann Creek Valley Road. The deceased, Josline Hall, was struck sometime after seven p.m. near mile thirteen and [...]

Chief Engineer Agrees: Causeway is Best Solution for Sinking Highway

Last week, we showed you the images of a portion of the Philip Goldson Highway near mile seven that collapsed into the Belize River. A temporary fix has been set [...]

An Update on New Haulover Bridge

If you commute to the city via the Philip Goldson Highway, you would also observe that land has been cleared on one side of the Haulover Bridge. It is the [...]

Namid Mesh is Fatally Stabbed in Seine Bight on Christmas Eve

A domestic disturbance in Seine Bight Village overnight has resulted in the stabbing death of a twenty-three-year-old.  It is reported that Jorge Triminio, the ex-boyfriend of Linda Vigil, visited her [...]

Crop Set to Commence; Commercial Agreement Negotiations Continue

The sugar crop is set to begin on December twenty-seventh, without a consensus on how the B.S.C.F.A. and A.S.R./B.S.I. will reach a new commercial agreement. In an attempt to start [...]

B.S.C.F.A. Favors G.O.B. Proposal on Commercial Agreement Negotiations

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association, in a release today, says that it finds the Government of Belize’s proposal favorable, with one condition. Their condition is that the interim agreement [...]

Sugar Industry Control Board Weighs In On Interim Agreement

The Sugar Industry Control Board says it is confident that an agreement will be met between B.S.C.F.A. and A.S.R./B.S.I. by the end of April. Marcos Osorio, chairman of the Sugar [...]