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Fire Official Says They Faced Several Challenges in Fighting Caye Caulker Fire

The fire in Caye Caulker last Friday completely gutted two buildings and for a moment, posed a huge threat to others in close proximity. So what could have been another [...]

Naybaz Store in Belmopan is Robbed by Armed Thieves

Over the weekend in Belmopan, a pair of thieves robbed a Naybaz Store in the San Martin area of the city.  According to police, one person entered the business at [...]

Dispute at a Hattieville Shop Ends With Shots Fired

A resident of Rockville came under gunfire on Sunday night following an exchange of words with an individual at a shop in nearby Hattieville.  Orin Joseph told police that he [...]

Brawl Breaks Out at Football Match

All hell broke loose on Friday night during a football match in Belmopan. It happened at the Isidoro Beaton Stadium, and videos of the chaos have been making the rounds [...]

Belize Has No Witness Protection Program

Belize does not have a witness protection program. That is what Police Commissioner Chester Williams reiterated to News Five when we spoke with him earlier today. One of the many [...]

People’s Referendum on Offshore Oil in Belize Signed into Law

Governor General Froyla Tzalam has signed into law the Referendum (Amendment) Bill 2023 which expands the circumstances in which a referendum must be held to include any proposed amendment or [...]

FIU Director Reacts to High Court’s Ruling on C.I.B. Money Seizure

In October, the government lost a legal claim brought by Caribbean International Brewery Limited regarding the confiscation of three point two million dollars by the Financial Intelligence Unit over a [...]

What’s the Answer to High Inflation?

The inflation rate rose to four point two percent in September, up from August’s three point four percent. This marked the second consecutive monthly increase. The Statistical Institute of Belize [...]

FinSec Joseph Waight: “You Have to Borrow to Develop”

We also asked Financial Secretary, Joseph Waight, about the loans that the Briceño Administration has borrowed. The United Democratic Party has made it a point to criticize the government for [...]

Belize to Implement Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework

A coalition comprising numerous countries, including Belize, has jointly committed to implementing the Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF) developed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Acknowledging the rapid growth [...]

Learning about the Civil Asset Recovery and Unexplained Wealth Act

The Civil Asset Recovery and Unexplained Wealth Act became law in early August. It empowers the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to recover assets obtained through criminal means. For this week, [...]

Meighan Brothers’ Acquittal to be Appealed

In October, the infamous Meighan brothers, Tyrone, Ellis, and Shaquille, were acquitted of being members of a gang. They were arraigned in February for being members of the Ghost Town [...]

B.D.F. Official, “Coca Plantations Are As Common As Marijuana Fields”

The Belize Defense Force discovered and destroyed the first coca plantation containing about five thousand plants about a year ago. Recently, it discovered another coca plantation on Belize’s side of [...]

Faulty Battery Back-up System Caused Belargo Fire

As we reported last Thursday, there was a fire that afternoon at Belargo Enterprise, a gift and paint shop located in the Buttonwood Bay area of Belize City. Today, Station [...]

Coast Guard Adding More to Its Numbers

The last time the Belize Coast Guard enlisted new recruits was four years ago.  On December first, the BCG will add sixty new sailors to its rank and file after [...]

Coast Guard Will Deploy 20 Members To Haiti

Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel Henry called for international deployment of armed forces to Haiti more than a year ago to tackle, the upheaval on the island nation. In the absence [...]

Tour Guides Take Life-Saving Training

A number of tour guides wrapped up the first in a series of life-saving rescue training today. The exercise which began last Friday under the tutelage of the Belize Institute [...]

How Did U.D.P. Select Belize City Municipal Candidates?

The United Democratic Party unveiled its Orange Walk municipal slate on Saturday after revealing its pool of candidates for Belize City a day before.  But what was the selection process [...]

CARICOM to Advance Regional Approach to Migration

Earlier this month, several United Nations agencies met with CARICOM in response to a decision taken in 2019 by the Heads of Government of CARICOM to create a regional migration [...]

Structured Approach Regional Migration Supports Achievement of SDGs

A strategic approach to regional migration can support accelerated progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, as good migration governance contributes to all seventeen of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Francesco [...]