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P.M. Briceño Reviews His Administration 2022 Fiscal Performance At Start of Budget Speech

Prime Minister John Briceño introduced the 2023/2024 budget before the House of Representatives today. His speech touched on a range of topics, from the external conditions impacting Belize’s economy, to [...]

P.U.P. Administration Celebrates Debt Reduction From 133% of G.D.P. to 64 % of G.D.P.

One of the significant strides made by the Briceño administration in the 2022/2023 fiscal year was the reduction of public debt. Today, Prime Minister Briceño boasted a decrease of more [...]

2023 Budget Priority: Health, Education, Land & Security

Apart from the expenditures already outlined, the Briceño Administration has identified additional priority areas for investments in its 2023 Budget. These include free education, the distribution of eleven thousand parcels [...]

U.D.P. Leader Calls PM’s Budget Speech “Unimpressive”

We also heard from the Leader of the Opposition, following Prime Minister Briceño’s Budget Speech. And, it may come as no surprise that Barrow was not impressed with the Prime [...]

Additional Investment in N.H.I. Carries a “Comedy of Errors” Says Opposition Leader

And, as we told you, Prime Minister Briceño listed a number of high priority areas outlined in the 2023 budget for additional investments. Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow shared some issues [...]

Critical Deficiencies in Governance at Saint Francis Credit Union

An administrator has been appointed to the Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union Limited. Today, the media was called to a press conference by the Central Bank of Belize where the [...]

Martin Marshalleck Appointed as Administrator to Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union

The controversy surrounding the administration and operation of Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union in Corozal played out in the media for several months. During that time, there were protests organized [...]

Registrar: What Happens to Member-Owners & Their Interests?

Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union is the second largest credit union in Belize, with over thirty thousand registered members. With an administrator taking over the day-to-day operation of the credit [...]

Nonperforming Loans for Domestic Bank Up by 7%

During today’s budget presentation, Prime Minister John Briceño said that nonperforming loans for domestic banks are at seven percent higher than the max of five percent. This, he said, is [...]

2 Banks in Belize under Enhanced Supervision

Earlier, you heard about the enhanced supervision that took place at the Saint Francis Xavier Credit Union in Corozal, ahead of an administrator being appointed. It is a last resort [...]

Cabinet Sub Committee Established to Address Impasse Between B.S.I./A.S.R. and B.S.C.F.A.

On Thursday, we told you that Cabinet has agreed to convene a Commission of Inquiry into the sugar industry in an effort to review the sustainability of the industry, as [...]

How Many Years Of Service To Be Exempted from Contributory Public Pension Scheme?

On Thursday, we told you about the agreement between the Government of Belize and the Joint Unions Negotiation Team for the implementation of a phased approach to the Public Sector [...]

Opposition Leader Removed from the Sitting of House of Representative

One last report from the Sitting of the House. The meeting came to an end with Leader of the Opposition Shyne Barrow being escorted out of the National Assembly.  Valerie [...]

Seidy Quetzal’s “Don’t Tax My Femininity Campaign’ Celebrated By House of Representatives

Seidy Quetzal, a Belizean student who recently returned home from studying in Taiwan, is the activist who lobbied for the government to remove all taxes from female sanitary products. Quetzal’s [...]

Missing Man Freddy Chicas Executed off George Price Highway

He was officially reported missing on Thursday, but was last seen alive by relatives and friends on Sunday, March fifth. This morning, during a search by family and friends, the [...]

San Pedro Resident Suffers Gunshot to the Abdomen While Inspecting Gun

A man reportedly suffered a bullet wound while handling a loaded gun this afternoon in San Pedro. News Five has learned that the Lebanese/Belizean was in the company of a [...]

Thieves Exchange Gunfire with Seine Bight Police

A daring shootout between a pair of armed thieves and police officers responding to a robbery in progress in Seine Bight Village has raised serious concerns about citizen security on [...]

Honduran Vice Minister of National Security Visits Belize

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams met with the Vice Minister of Security of Honduras at his office in Belmopan on Thursday to discuss various matters, including bilateral working cooperation, human [...]

Belize Police Department Honour Female Officers and Staff

It’s Women’s Month and today, a group of female police officers stationed across Eastern Division, were recognised by the top brass of the Belize Police Department for their work at [...]

The Sargassum Onslaught Hits San Pedro

It’s been nine years since sargassum has been drifting to our shorelines, but based on the amounts that are drifting ashore and the broad stretch of beaches that has already [...]

The Reason behind the Dredging in San Pedrito, San Pedro

News of dredging occurring on the western side of San Pedro has raised public concerns. The story spoke to the concerns about the area which is said to be a [...]

How Did a Teacher GetHer Students to Enjoy Eating Their Veggies?

Parents, this question is for you. Has it been a challenge getting your children to eat their veggies? Do you have to sit and watch them chew and swallow their [...]