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Heavy Rains Flood the Old Capital

We begin our newscast tonight with images from around Belize City where a number of carriageways, including parts of Mahogany Street, are under several inches of water.  Torrential downpours this [...]

Kareem Musa: “C.E.O.’s might not be getting the best salary that they deserve.”

An increase in allowances paid to C.E.O.’s, the Financial Secretary, as well as the Cabinet Secretary, for monthly telephone usage has been withdrawn.  The cancellation of the approved increase was [...]

Education Minister Agrees with CEO’s to Rescind Allowance Increase

When asked for his take on the controversial telephone allowance issue, Minister of Education Francis Fonseca agreed with the decision taken by the Chief Executive Officers to forego the increase [...]

Leader of the Opposition Says Government Is Tone Deaf

Today, the Leader of Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, called a press conference and this was one of the issues he addressed. Barrow said he was glad that the unions lashed [...]

Belizean Businessman Wanted for Manslaughter in USA, 20 Years Later

Forty-eight-year-old Osmar Correo, a businessman from Belmopan, had been living in the United States until 1998 when he reportedly fled from Texas while out on bail for a charge of [...]

B.S.I. to Introduce AgGrowPro to Cañeros in the North

On Thursday, the Belize Sugar Industries Limited will officially introduce AgGrowPro, a smart sugarcane support service designed to assist cane farmers in the north with growing their crops using best [...]

Ministerial Subcommittee Comments on Sugar Woes in the North

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association is holding firm to the position that it will not enter in to a four-year commercial agreement with A.S.R./B.S.I.  In a press conference held [...]

Leader of the Opposition Supports Crown Counsels’ Position

The Leader of the Opposition also touched on the sick-out that Crown Counsels reportedly staged on Monday, as well an audit of the D.P.P.’s office, which highlighted some of the [...]

Barrow: Even Current G.O.B. Must Explain Portico Agreement

The Senate Select Committee will begin its inquiry into the Portico Definitive Agreement on Tuesday, December fifth. The committee is expected to call a number of former and current government [...]

Road Safety and Why It Matters

Road traffic accidents are among the leading causes of deaths in Belize each year. Several lives were lost recently due to road traffic mishaps in different parts of the country. [...]

Home Affairs Minister Sings Past C.E.O.’s Praises

A new Chief Executive Officer has taken up the reins at the Ministry of Home Affairs and New Growth Industries, succeeding Kevin Arthurs in that capacity.  As we’ve reported, Arthurs’ [...]

Home Affairs Minister Welcomes Sharole Saldivar as New C.E.O.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has welcomed a replacement for its outgoing C.E.O.  As we mentioned earlier, Kevin Arthurs chose not to have his contract renewed, effectively demitting office at [...]

B.N.T.U. Invites Ministry of Education to Roundtable Discussion

The Belize National Teachers Union is once again in the news, following a terse statement released over the weekend regarding the now-rescinded increased telephone allowance for C.E.O.’s.  This time, however, [...]

Shyne Says P.U.P. Has Municipal Conflicts All Over

The recent fall-out between Mayor Sheran Palacio, the Belmopan City Council, and officials within the People’s United Party became a topic of discussion a few weeks ago. Palacio has indicated [...]

Shyne Barrow Says He Takes No Side in Israel/Palestine Conflict

While we had an audience with him today, News Five asked the Leader of the Opposition for his position on the conflict between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza Strip [...]

CDB and DFC Launch New Lines of Credit

The Development Finance Corporation and the Caribbean Development Bank have joined forces to formally introduce the student loan line of credit and the agriculture and industrial line of credit.  This [...]

Celebrating International Jaguar Day

The Belize Audubon Society commemorates International Jaguar Day on November twenty-ninth.  It is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about the mounting threats confronting jaguars and the pivotal conservation [...]