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Julius Espat and WPC Trapp Lock Horns with Lawyer Letters

The events of Sunday morning, in Teakettle Village, during which there was a verbal exchange between Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat and Woman Police Constable Alicia Trapp continues to [...]

Attorney For Julius Espat Responds to WPC Trapp

Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck, who is representing Cayo South Area Rep Julius Espat, has since responded to Elrington’s letter. In the letter addressed to W.P.C. Alicia Trapp, Marshalleck accuses her [...]

W.P.C Trapp Investigated By Professional Standard Branch

W.P.C. Alicia Trapp is being investigated by the Professional Standards Branch for an alleged breach of the police department’s social media policy. The allegation against W.P.C. Trapp is that she [...]

Alberto August and PUP Supporter Go At it in Teakettle

Also on Sunday while electioneering in Teakettle, there was a physical altercation between a supporter of the People’s United Party and U.D.P. Vice Chairman Alberto August. August was holding up [...]

Senior Superintendent of Police Daniel Arzu Runs Independent in Georgetown

Superintendent of Police Daniel Arzu is retiring from the Police Department and entering politics at the village council level. He remains in the force until he is officially pensioned off [...]

Why Party Politics in Village Council Elections?

What’s with all the partisan politics overwhelming the village council elections?  After all, it should be a democratic exercise free of red, blue and any other political hue.  But that [...]

Two Years Later, A New Kitchen at Camp Belizario

Today, the Belize Defence Force officially inaugurated its newly refurbished kitchen at Camp Belizario in the Cayo District.  It was once in a deplorable condition. With filth building up, the [...]

More Upgrades Coming to Camp Belizario

While the soldiers will now have a clean and healthy space where their food is being prepared and a place to congregate, this is only one of the buildings that [...]

No Recent Encounters with GAF in the Sarstoon

 In the House on Friday, Prime Minister John Briceño made an appeal to the Government of Guatemala for its adherence to the confidence building measures established with Belize back in [...]

UDP Chairman Writes to GG Tzalam Regarding CourtenayCoye Agreement

Prime Minister John Briceño, in an interview with the media in Orange Walk last Thursday, gave assurances that his administration would make available various documents that have been requested by [...]

National Security Minister Comments on Contract to His Father

While with the Minister of National Security, Florencio Marin Junior, we asked him to comment on the contract that has been given to his father to sit as an advisor [...]

Six Fishermen Hauled Before the Magistrate’s Court for Illegal Produce

This afternoon here in Belize City, six fishermen appeared before the Magistrate’s Court to answer to charges brought by the Fisheries Department for various infractions committed at sea over the [...]

Politics at Play in Lobster Issue with Fishers?

 About three weeks ago, the Ministry of Blue Economy was up north in Corozal, meeting with fishers from Sarteneja Village and other surrounding communities about the amendment to the fisheries [...]

Multi-sectoral Approach to Crime Fighting is Yielding Results, Says ComPol

Last weekend was a relatively quiet weekend when it comes to major crimes. There were no murders to report on, so much so that Director of Communication for the Belize [...]

ComPol Takes Issue With Policing at Night Clubs

The Commissioner of Police says he takes issue with the practice of police officers providing security at night clubs. It is not the first time ComPol Williams is voicing his [...]

ComPol Returns From Paris

 ComPol Williams recently returned from a working trip to Lyon, France. He was there for an Interpol working group conference. We asked him about his trip and how it will [...]

No Major Forest Fires in 2022, But Cattle Ranching Persists

What’s going on in the Chiquibul? While at Camp Belizario today, News Five caught up with Rafael Manzanero, the Executive Director of Friends for Conservation and Development. As you know, [...]

F.C.D. Concerns About the Impact of Upgrading Caracol Road

Infrastructure works continue along the Caracol Road from Georgeville through the Chiquibul Forest. While the works are still concentrated at this time in the Pine Ridge, F.C.D. Executive Director Rafael [...]