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Murder in Seine Bight; Several Persons Detained

In the wee hours of Sunday, a lone gunman carried out a brazen murder in Seine Bight Village in the Stann Creek District.  Residents were gathered at Gee-Pees establishment on [...]

Murder Occurred During Curfew

The murder occurred after twelve midnight on Sunday which is well into the curfew – which began at ten p.m.  Assistant Superintendent Fitzroy Yearwood says that the incident could have [...]

Police Corporal Dies in Accident

A police corporal lost his life in a single vehicle traffic accident last Friday on the George Price Highway. The off-duty officer was reportedly heading home and nearing Roaring Creek [...]

Robbers Steal Cash and Jewelry from “Tanga’s” Grave

It dates back to the days of ancient civilizations and has happened in Belize before, but over the weekend, tomb robbers, showing no respect for the dead, desecrated a grave [...]

Shyne Set to Take Over the Reins of the UDP as Opposition Leader

For a second time in less than twelve months, Mesopotamia Area Representative, Shyne Barrow, is set to assume the office of the Leader of the Opposition. His swearing-in ceremony at [...]

GOB Sets Record Straight on Consultations Over F.P.I.C.

The Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has responded to the claims put forward by the Toledo Alcaldes Association and the Maya Leaders Alliance during Friday’s press [...]

G.O.B. will Also Proceed with Maya Customary Land Tenure Policy

Next on G.O.B.’s agenda is the completion of a Maya Customary Land Tenure Policy.  Notwithstanding the controversy surrounding the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Protocol, the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ [...]

Greg Ch’oc Responds to T.A.A. and Confusion with Alcalde System

At the heart of the ongoing dispute over the F.P.I.C. Protocol and the Maya customary land rights issue is the Commission of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.  Succeeding Lisel Alamilla as commissioner, [...]

G.O.B. is Obliged to Consult with all Maya Organizations

According to Ch’oc, the Maya Leaders Alliance is an umbrella organization comprised of several organizations that are in fact the appellants in the Maya land rights case.  On that basis, [...]

All COPA Passengers Denied Entry Mid-January Have Left Belize

The Minister of Immigration has provided an update on the situation of the remaining Venezuelans who were refused entry into Belize on January eighteenth. The ministry says that all the [...]

Who is the Victim? Police Seek Public’s Help in Solving Elderly Man’s Assault

Reports started circulating last week that an elderly man had been beaten inside a house on Kiskadee Street in Belmopan. He was seen bleeding on a vehicle on the street. [...]

Valley of Peace Children, Aged 9 and 10, Reported Missing

Police are asking for help locating two children who disappeared from their home in the Valley of Peace over the weekend. A flyer being circulated shows the photos of ten [...]

Police Crackdown on Drinking and Weed-Smoking During Funeral Processions

The COVID regulations for funerals now allow for more than twenty people. But in the past two weeks, there have been two funeral processions which looked more like street fetes, [...]

Corozal Police Investigate Land Dispute

Police are investigating a report of a land dispute that prevented a family from leaving their home in Corozal. Reliable information reaching News Five is that police were informed earlier [...]

Belizean American Killed in New York Club

In diaspora news…the nephew of well-known Belizean American news anchor Kendis Gibson was murdered in a New Your nightclub over the weekend. News outlets in New York are reporting that [...]

Border Reopening Postponed to Feb 7th

First, it was January first, then February first. Now, yet another date has been set for the reopening of the borders with Mexico and Guatemala. The proposed new date is [...]

B.T.B.: Omicron Has Not Heavily Impacted Cruise Tourism

Minster Mahler also spoke about the cruise tourism industry amidst the spread of the Omicron variant. Unlike the devastating standstill experienced in 2020, he says Omicron did not pose any [...]

Minister of Tourism Comments on Health Insurance Mandate for Visitors

The Belize Tourism Board’s health insurance mandate comes into effect on February fifteenth. It requires all visitors, even those with their own travel insurance, to pay eighteen dollars U.S. for [...]

Small and Medium Tourism Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Matching Grants

The Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations has launched its Matching Grants Program for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. The program is being financed through a fifteen million U.S. dollar [...]

Food Hub and Music Studios Also Getting Tourism Funds

And, there will also be funds for some culinary and cultural projects. The establishment of a food hub on Mahogany Street in Belize City and construction of two music studios [...]

Royal Visit in the Works

We end tonight’s newscast on a royal note. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Prince William, are heading to Belize. International media reports are that the couple [...]

Latest City Murder Has Investigators Baffled

A man was shot and killed in Belize City on Thursday night, but no one knew it had happened until the body was found on a London bridge. This afternoon, [...]

Activity Resumes but Contentious Issues Remain

The standstill at the Port of Belize Limited came to an end this morning. Stevedores reported back to work at eight a.m., but the issues that led to the dispute [...]

M.L.A. Strongly Objects to G.O.B.’s Approval of F.P.I.C. Protocol

Earlier this week, Cabinet announced that it had approved the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Protocol (F.P.I.C.) that will guide future consultations with the Maya communities in Toledo District. These [...]

Is G.O.B. Committed to Honoring Maya Land Rights?

The actions taken by the Briceño administration, says Coc, is a clear indication that government is not serious about carrying out the Maya land rights.   Cristina Coc, Spokesperson, M.L.A./T.A.A. [...]