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U.D.P. Denies Patrick Faber’s Application to Run Again in Collet

Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber is the most senior politician on the opposition bench.  The former leader of the United Democratic Party has won his seat as a member of [...]

Why Did Nomination Committee Reject Faber’s Application?

In an interview with News Five via phone this morning, U.D.P. Chairman Mike Peyrefitte explained the role of the Nomination Committee which is reportedly being chaired by Shirlette Martinez. While [...]

Is the decision of the Nomination Committee final?

Is the decision of the Nomination Committee final?  That’s a question we posed to U.D.P. Chairman Peyrefitte earlier today. He referred to a particular clause within the letter written by [...]

U.D.P. Vice Chair is Also Threatened with Expulsion from Beleaguered Party

What about the Shyne factor?  Is the continued tailspin of the United Democratic Party the result of poor leadership?  According to former U.D.P. Chairman Alberto August, working with Shyne Barrow [...]

P.U.P. Chairman Surprised by What’s Happening in the U.D.P.

P.U.P. Chairman Henry Charles Usher chimed in on the infighting within the Opposition, as it is all being played out on social media. He says that he is surprised by [...]

Consultations on How the Minimum Wage Will Be Implemented Begins This Weekend

One of the promises of the People’s United Party heading into the 2020 General Elections was that the minimum wage would be increased from three dollars and thirty cents to [...]

An Update on the People’s Constitutional Commission

The legislation for the People’s Constitutional Commission was tabled in the House of Representative for first reading in June. Minor amendments were made and at the next house sitting, the [...]

B.W.S.L. and BWSWU Finalize New Collective Bargaining Agreement

On Tuesday, the Belize Water Services Limited and the Belize Water Services Workers Union signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement a newly revised Collective Bargaining Agreement. The last C.B.A. [...]

Red Cross to Train Youth Volunteers in Disaster Preparedness

About sixteen youth volunteers from across the country will take part in a four-day training in disaster preparedness, spearheaded by the Belize Red Cross Society. The training will be held [...]

Fire Leaves Belisle Family of Eleven Homeless

The National Fire Service has concluded its investigation into a fire near Holy Emmanuel Street in Belize City and the result points to an electrical flaw. Just before two o’clock, [...]

Fire Destroys Home in Rockville

And while Mortis was speaking with News Five, a team of firemen was deployed to Rockville at mile twenty-one on the George Price Highway where a concrete house was on [...]

Arrest Made in Matthew Smith Murder

Police have made an arrest in connection with the murder of twenty-nine-year-old San Ignacio resident Matthew Smith. The murder suspect has been identified as Christian Kelly, a twenty-two-year-old a resident [...]

Ten Thousand Dollars to Five Entrepreneurs from B.N.E. Charitable Trust

Five small business owners will be receiving ten thousand dollars each in seed funding from the Belize Natural Energy Charitable Trust.  It is a sizeable amount of money being granted [...]

Prime Minister John Briceño Address 77th United Nations General Assembly

Just before news time, Prime Minister John Briceño addressed the Seventy -Seventh United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. At the opening of his address, P.M. [...]

Bus Operators’ Gripe with Neighbours over Bus Runs to Be Discussed

Last week, the Belize Bus Association raised issue over what it said was the practice of buses from neighbouring countries running through Belize and picking up other passengers along the [...]

Number of Belizeans Illegally Crossing into Mexico on the Rise

Since the land borders and sea ports reopened in February, there has been a significant number of irregular migrations into Mexico, prompting Mexican authorities to quickly step in and repatriate [...]

Belizean Companies Now Able to Export Agricultural Products to Mexico Tax-free

When Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador visited Belize in May, it opened the way for greater trade relations to occur between our two countries. Soon after Obrador returned to [...]

Joshua’s Park is Back; the Victoria Alvarez Park is Officially Reopened

Eleven years ago on September twenty-first, 2011, Joshua Abraham, a nine-year-old student was fatally shot on Victoria Street in Belize City.  In the wake of his senseless killing, his mother [...]

Coconu-Bwai; Prince of Bruk Down Music

When you hear Coconu Bwai, it’s usually associated with a makeshift weapon used by the Baymen in the battle against the Spaniards on St. Georges Caye. But these days it’s [...]