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GOB says No Belizean Applied for Chief Justice Post

After two years with only an Acting Chief Justice, the Briceño Administration is proposing the appointment of Justice Louise Blenman, as the new Chief Justice of Belize. But, was Acting [...]

Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow Weighs in on New C.J. Appointment

Former Prime Minister Dean Barrow whose administration appointed Michelle Arana as Acting Chief Justice, following the retirement of Chief Justice Kenneth Benjamin in March 2020, has weighed in on the [...]

Opposition Responds to Proposed Chief Justice Appointment

The Constitution of Belize provides that the Chief Justice shall be appointed by the Governor General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, given after consultation with [...]

Gunmen Open Fire on 11th Street Residence, One Man is Dead

The spate of gun violence in Belize City continues unabated, despite the efforts of the Leadership Intervention Unit and the Belize Police Department to keep the peace among feuding gangs. [...]

Barrow Criticizes Messy Commission of Inquiry

A hundred and forty-five thousand dollars in damages for former Deputy Prime Minister Hugo Patt, that’s the decision that has been handed down by the Supreme Court, following a lawsuit [...]

Hugo Patt is Awarded $145k in Defamation Suit Against G.O.B.

Turning back to the outcome of the defamation claim in which Hugo Patt was successful.  Senior Counsel Dean Barrow, who represented Patt, told News Five today that damages for his [...]

Dean Barrow’s Claim Follows Hugo Patt’s Successful Lawsuit

Former Prime Minister Barrow ,is himself, a claimant in a similar suit brought against the Government of Belize. He is represented by attorney Naima Barrow and is also suing G.O.B., [...]

Barrow Says GOB and Courtenay Coye’s Arrangement is Terribly Wrong

The opposition has raised a stink over the law firm of CourtenayCoye taking on cases for the Government of Belize under the Briceño administration. U.D.P. Chairman Mike Peyrefitte, under the [...]

No Area Rep Recommendation Needed to be Recruited as Police

A number of officers have been dismissed from the Belize Police Department for various infractions and Commissioner of Police Chester Williams has said that this has been happening on a [...]

Marijuana Petition: Once Threshold is Met, G.G. to Issue Writ of Referendum

On Wednesday, you heard Minister of New Growth Industries Kareem Musa give an update on the petition signatures by the churches to trigger a referendum on the cannabis bill.  Ten [...]

CDME MOU with Dominican Republic benefits Belize

The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (C.D.E.M.A.) and the National Emergency Commission of the Dominican Republic today signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is [...]

Government Approves First National Investment Policy & Strategy

Coming off the heels of the National Investment Summit last November, the government has now approved, in collaboration with BELTRAIDE and the Investment, Policy and Compliance Unit, Belize’s first National [...]

BELTRAIDE’s Executive Director Says the Policy Will Benefit All Investors

But while the language for this initiative might be a bit technical for business people that are not trained in that field, Almendarez says once the investment environment is created, [...]

Belize and U.S. to Extend Agreement to Protect Artifacts

Completing an eight-day visit to Belize this week was Dr. Andrew Zonderman from the U.S. State Department’s Cultural Heritage Center. The official’s visit was to assess the shared Cultural Property [...]

Belize Powerlifting Association Prepares for Regional Championships

In another historic feat for powerlifting in Belize, the Belize Powerlifting Association has assembled a team of eight athletes to compete in the North American Powerlifting Championship in Panama, in [...]

U-16 Men’s National Basketball Team Coming Together

Several weeks ago, we showed you the tryouts by the Belize Basketball Federation as it searched for a new U-16 men’s national basketball team to compete in the World Cup [...]

Summer Basketball Program Canceled

Aside from the training taking place, across the country, the national primary school basketball tournament is also underway. But what about the summer basketball program that the Belize Basketball Federation [...]