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Belmopan Resident Found Dead Off Hummingbird Highway

A family’s worst nightmare was confirmed on Tuesday evening when the decomposing body of nineteen-year-old Belmopan resident Imari Galvez was found. Her body was in some bushes near mile forty [...]

David Gonzalez Stands Trial for Murder of His Wife

The murder trial of thirty-two-year-old David Gonzalez, accused of the shooting death of his wife in San Pedro in October 2020, continued today in the courtroom of Justice Ricardo O’Neil [...]

Infamous Elmer Nah Returns to Court

The infamous Elmer Nah returned to the Belmopan Magistrate Court this morning. He stands accused of murdering Vivian, Jon and David Ramnarace on the night of New Year’s Eve 2022. [...]

Agriculture Minister Says Sugar Regulations Aren’t New

The Ministry of Agriculture and A.S.R./B.S.I. are at odds once again. This time it is over what Agriculture Minister Jose Mai says are existing regulations that are now being “operationalized.” [...]

B.S.I. Says SI 62 is G.O.B. Trying to Probe into Its Private Commercial Affairs

This afternoon, B.S.I.’s Director of Finance, Shawn Chavarria said that the company’s interpretation of the changes made by Statutory Instrument Sixty-two of 2023 is G.O.B. trying to probe into the [...]

Agriculture Minister Defends Sugar Regulations

Responding to A.S.R./B.S.I.’s concerns today was Agriculture Minister Jose Mai. During our sit down with Minister Mai in Belmopan, we asked him if there is a conflict of interest or [...]

Lotta Red Tape Created by New Sugar Regulation

Currently, ninety percent of sugar produced at the mills is exported, and only ten percent is consumed locally. It’s an attempt to force B.S.I. to pay B.S.C.F.A. for Fairtrade premium. [...]

Will B.S.I. Stage a Legal Challenge or Pack Up and Leave?

Millions of dollars in investments have been made by American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industries over the years, including twenty million dollars in upgrades at the mill.  But what’s the next [...]

Minister Mai says ASR/BSI Needs to be Fair

Minister Mai says it would not surprise him if A.S.R./B.S.I. decides to challenge the regulations in court. He also says that if the company does not like the laws of [...]

Citrus Industry Hanging On by a Thin Thread, Despite GOB’s Assistance

The citrus industry remains in dire straits and is teetering on the brink of failure, despite all attempts by the Government of Belize to bail it out of financial collapse. [...]

The Woes of Regional Migration under the Treaty of Chaguaramas

Migration is the movement of people from one country, place or locality to another. Fossil evidence suggests that modern humans began to spread across the planet from Africa sixty thousand [...]

Laguna Village Residents Fear for Future of Communal Land

Laguna and Yemeri Grove villages are at odds over land.  Of recent, tension in the Toledo District has been rising between the neighboring communities. Laguna, a Mayan community, undertook an [...]

“We Can’t Stand By and Just Watch”, Yemeri Grove Chairman on Land Dispute

Harold Usher, the chairman of Yemeri Grove Village, told News Five in an interview several weeks ago that while some people may view his villagers as aggressive, they cannot simply [...]

Is Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Undermining Laguna Village?

Sebastian Itch, the chairman of Laguna Village, also spoke up against the Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Dolores Balderamos Garcia. He says that the minister continues to undermine residents of [...]

Belizean Woman in Merida Hospital Needs Financial Help to Return Home

A Belizean woman is indisposed in a Merida hospital bed and is in need of your assistance to clear a huge medical bill in order for her to return home. [...]

Dr. Carol Babb Publishes “Jacito Opens an Account at HRCU”

The Holy Redeemer Credit Union celebrated its seventy-ninth anniversary today and did so by launching a brand new children’s book written by former Chief Education Officer, Doctor Carol Babb.  It’s [...]