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Joseph Budna Wanted by Police for Alleged Cyber Bullying

Joseph Budna is once again making the news, and, as has been the case in the past, it is not for good reasons. He is wanted by police in connection with a cybercrime allegation. Reports are that Ramon “Monchi” Cervantes filed a police report against Budna for cyber bullying. ComPol Williams says a warrant is […]

CBA Quietly Celebrates Chinese New Year

The explosion of firecrackers and the clashing of cymbals down the streets of Belize usually indicate the celebration of Chinese New Year for the Asian community in Belize. A time when members come together, to dance, eat and make some noise. This year, however, the Chinese Belize Association has opted for a more subtle celebration. […]

Happy Lunar New Year From The Embassy Of Taiwan!

February tenth marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year celebrations for 2024. Every year, around this time, families come together to cultivate luck and good fortune for the New Year. This is an especially significant time of year for members of the Taiwanese community in Belize, who use this opportunity to commune and take […]

Aunt of Accused Teen Rapist Questions Police Investigation

The incident for which the teens are charged happened in the Saint Martin de Porres area on Monday inside an abandon house near the riverside. After an intense investigation and three nights in custody, police charged the two youths. The case against the minor and Reneau is set to come back before the court on […]

Is there Anything in Cruise Tourism Fiasco for Shyne?

It’s a question that was asked of the U.D.P. Party Leader on Tuesday when he sat down with the media.  Here’s how he responded to that question.   Reporter “Are you getting anything out of this advocacy that you are doing against the Portico project.  A lot of what you are saying sounds a lot […]

Nightclub Owner Under Investigation After Deadly Hopkins Day Shooting

Tonight, the proprietor of the nightclub where the tragic mass shooting took place over the weekend is under intense fire.  He is being investigated for a number of violations that may have amplified the extreme attack on his guests.  Bernard Nunez is the owner of Wabinaha Nightclub and Saturday night, he was operating his business […]

D.I.A. Lab Belize Training Begins Kickoff on Saturday

Training begins at the University of West Indies Open Campus on Saturday. As of today, a total of one hundred and fifty youths have signed up for the training courses.   Audrey Robin, Local Coordinator, Trust for the Americas Belize “We see a brilliant tremendous interest from the youths which are very encouraging and inspiring […]

Sexual Assault Cases in Orange Walk & Belize City

The two other incidents of sexual assault occurred in Orange Walk and Belize City. Earlier this month, a six-year-old girl, accompanied by her mother, visited a police station in Belize City and the minor reported that on April eleventh of this year, whilst at home, her uncle took her to a bedroom and touched her […]

Anger Management and Psychological Assistance Needed for Police Officers Too

Minister Musa agrees that police officers also need to have some anger management classes. In fact, he has been pushing to have a psychologist assigned to the men and women of the force to help deal with a variety of mental health issues. He told us about that move.   Kareem Musa, Minster of Home […]

Curfew Gone, Residents Anxious to Get to a Club, but Not So Fast

While there is relief drawn down from the new S.I. and the curfew has been lifted, bars are clubs are not opening just yet. It will be another few weeks before that is realised. So what do residents have to say about that?   Lem, Sand Hill Resident “Is it bad for me to say […]

Caribbean Development Bank President Visits Belize

The president of the Caribbean Development Bank, Dr. Gene Leon, is heading a delegation to Belize this week. According to the C.D.B., Dr. Leon will meet with Prime Minister John Briceño and the Cabinet, the Governor of the Belize Central Bank, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre. […]

PM Outlines Economic Accomplishments

P.M. Briceño says Belize has a lot to be grateful for with the economy rebounding, the Blue Bond, and now the Millennium Challenge Corporation funds. He maintains there is more to be done in terms of employment and other opportunities.   Prime Minister John Briceño “Just imagine, in one year we paid off the Super […]

Body of Man Found by Cruise Ship

Today, news spread like wildfire that a body had been discovered at sea, about five miles from the coast of Belize City where cruise ships would normally moor their vessels. In the first instance, the report was that the person was a tourist, but as the media would confirm earlier today, the body was that […]

Murdered for a Bike in San Pedro

Two murders were recorded over the weekend: one on Ambergris Caye and the other in Orange Walk. The first occurred on Saturday night in San Pedro Town when Hilberto Caliz was killed. Tonight, sources confirm with News Five that an eighteen-year-old Julio Paiz has been charged for the killing and will be arraigned on Tuesday […]

Electronic Passport System At Midway Point

Today officials from the Ministry of Immigration gathered to mark the midway point in the development of a new e-passport system which will transition Belize towards passports that contain a chip with the holder’s bio-data. Electronic passports are already widely used across the globe and Government is looking forward to our citizens being able to […]

One New Holiday, One Removed for 2022

The schedule of public and bank holidays for next year has been announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs. All the usual holidays are listed, and the latest addition of the George Price Day in September and Emancipation Day in August are there. But viewers will notice that in October, Pan American Day which was […]

Fourth Community Hub Launched in Belize City

The U.S. Embassy is continuing its “Empowering Communities to Empower Themselves” initiative with the opening of a new resource hub in the Jump Street and Rocky Road areas of Belize City. The program provides entrepreneurial training and business opportunities to former gang members on the Southside, while aiming to create safer neighborhoods and stimulate economic […]

Stake Bank Files Go Missing from DOE

The law office of Glenn D. Godfrey and Company has issued letters to former UDP Minister Tracy Panton and popular PUP talk show host Vaughn Gill for utterances in the media last week that purport to defame their client, developer Michael Feinstein.  Feinstein is a principal in the development of Port Coral at Stake Bank.  […]

PSU President Says DHS Does Not Have “Too Many Roles”

PSU President Says DHS Does Not Have “Too Many Roles”   The Public Service Union President has commented on GOB’s move to restructure the leadership posts at the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Dean Flowers says there is already an efficient organizational structure at the office of the Director of Health Services. On Monday, Prime […]

Reparations for Slavery Taken to the House

It has been over a hundred and eighty years since the emancipation of slavery, yet compensation for the wrong that has been done to African people remains an issue to this day.  In Belize, reparations have also been the topic of discussion among historians for many years.  But the Government of Belize is taking that […]

FCD & Asociacion Balam Receive IDRU Milefsky Award

Friends of Conservation and Development, better known as FCD and its Guatemalan counterpart, Asociacion Balam were the recipients of the fourth annual IBRU Milefsky Award for its continued work across disputed Belizean Guatemalan borderlands. The non-governmental organizations were nominated by David Gibson, the coordinator of the Centre for Strategic Studies, Policy Analysis and Research based […]

Fisheries Report, A One-stop Shop for Information on Marine Sector

According to Noble-Carnegie, the purpose of the report is to consolidate information on the fisheries sector, making it easier to access data for research.   Alyssa Noble-Carnegie, Communications Director, Oceana “Any information that’s provided on any of these fisheries we feel is absolutely helpful because as much as we can make decisions and our management […]

Fonseca: “CEOs are subject to the ten percent salary cut”

The salaries for Chief Executive Officers under the Briceño administration remain untouched, despite a reduction in monthly income for government ministers.  The wages for teachers and public officers have also been reduced by ten percent for the next three years.  C.E.O.s, on the other hand, continues to enjoy their full salaries, despite government’s so-called financial […]

Inmates at Belize Central Prison Top National Online High School Program

Over the years, we have been covering a lot of what goes on behind the walls of the Belize Central Prison. Tonight we bring you an uplifting story of two minors at the Wagner’s Youth Facility where minors are incarcerated. Both signed up for the Kaina Online Programme. Well today the two have defied the […]

Enrichment – what is it and how does it help the animals at the Belize Zoo?

Last week we showed you what it takes to feed the animals at the Belize Zoo. In our second part of the story – we give you a look at a critical part of the development programme for these animals. It’s a part of the work that the Zoo does to keep these animals physically […]