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Rainy Weather Forecasted for Remainder of the Week

The rains have been pounding the country for days and it is expected that in the next few days, the downpour will persist. The weather report will have more details [...]

2014 Climate Change Conference Opens in Belize

Four days ago, the European Union agreed on targets to protect the changing climate. The principal target was a pledge to reduce emissions by at least forty percent by 2030. [...]

Climate Change and You

A two-day conference under the theme “Climate Change and You” begins on Tuesday at the UWI Open Campus on Princess Margaret Drive. This morning as a prelude, UWI revealed the [...]

Tropical Storm Hanna is No Threat to Belize

We will have more details on Tropical Storm Hanna later in our newscast, but for now we can tell you that Hanna poses no threat to Belize.  In an advisory [...]

Weekend Looks to Be Cold and Wet

We are a little over thirty days away from the end of the Hurricane Season for 2014, but this time of the year is when the Caribbean is most active [...]

5 N.G.O.s Receive Grants from PACT

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust has been in existence for about twenty years, and in that time has disbursed over twenty million dollars to conservation entities and N.G.O.s in Belize. [...]

F.C.D. Telethon Raises More than $300,000

A telethon was held by Friends of Conservation and Development on Saturday at the Memorial Park. The target was to raise half a million dollars to expand its Park Ranger [...]

Julius Says G.O.B. is Spending Millions on Political Gimmicks While Border is Infiltrated

The Chiquibul has been in the news since Danny Conorquie was executed at the Caracol Archaeological Site.  On Wednesday night, we showed you the concerns and recommendations coming out of [...]

P.U.P. Goes Into the Chiquibul; Concerns of Plundering Come to Light

The People’s United Party over the weekend headed into the Chiquibul National Park, with a stop at the Caracol Archaeological Site. They were accompanied by members of the Belize Defence [...]

Recommendations Put Forward by Opposition on Chiquibul Crisis

With input from the rangers and front line personnel who took them out there, the P.U.P. also prepared a list of recommendations which Fonseca presented today.   Francis Fonseca, P.U.P. [...]

PACT Awards Grant Funding, FCD Receives Lions Share

The Protected Areas Conservation Trust announced today that it is disbursing one point one million dollars in grants to various N.G.O.s.  The biggest beneficiary is Friends for Conservation which is [...]

Hunting Caye F.O.B. Construction Poses No Threat to National Security

Construction of a Coast Guard forward operating base on Hunting Caye was brought to an abrupt close last week after a stop order issued by the US Southern Command. That [...]

Sugar Cane Impasse Stands

On Thursday the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association met with representative of Belize Sugar Industry/American Sugar Refinery to finalize the new sugar-cane purchase agreement. That agreement has been delayed because [...]

Farmers Will Not Delay Start of Crop

B.S.I. has stated that because the farmers are fixated on bagasse, an agreement seems unlikely. The 2014-2015 sugar cane crop season is set to start in the next six to [...]

Belize Audubon Society on Bird-watching

October is the start of the Belize Audubon Society’s Urban Bird Watch Program that connects Belizeans and visitors with nature through bird watching. The country currently boasts over five hundred [...]

Garbage Washes Up on PG Coast

And while bird watching is a positive event, down south, there is environmental degradation. Tons of debris are washing up along the coast in Punta Gorda. As these pictures will [...]

Poaching & Illegal Logging in Belize

Tonight, we continue with the third in a series of environmental features on poaching and illegal logging in Belize by Guatemalan intruders.  In July 2012, former News Five reporter Andrea [...]

Jalacte: a look back at the incursions 10 years ago

Jalacte is a remote southern community in the Toledo District and, for many years, was off the beaten path for most Belizeans.  While its inaccessibility placed it out of reach [...]

Ocean Heroes Awards 2014

OCEANA’s Ocean Hero Awards were presented to two exceptional persons over the weekend. One of the awardees has spent years on the protection of the endangered manatee population and the [...]

Belize City Mayor Says Flooding is a Perennial Problem

The downpour across the country, especially in the city, has left several areas in downtown Belize City inundated and impassable for pedestrians. According to Mayor Darrell Bradley, the council has [...]

Heredia Says He Supports Proposed Reserve Status…

There is some confusion which Minister Manuel Heredia seems unwilling to clear up where the wetlands of Los Bajos are concerned. When News Five spoke to Heredia last week, he [...]

Subdivision on North Ambergris Caye on Indefinite Hold

Tonight, News Five can confirm that a subdivision planned in Northern Ambergris Caye, about four miles from the town, is on hold. That subdivision – forty acres of wetland and [...]

Manuel Heredia on Hol Chan Marine Reserve Expansion

And then there’s the other issue. News Five has verified that the forty acres surveyed for the subdivision is completely within an area proposed for a marine reserve expansion. Information [...]

International Day of Ozone Celebrated in Belize

International Day of Ozone is celebrated annually on September sixteen and this year it is being held under the theme, “Ozone Layer Protection: The Mission Goes On.” It’s not one [...]

PACT Cancels Grant for Hol Chan Marine Reserve Expansion

In a most unusual move that is certainly to raise the ire of environmentalists, the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) has reportedly cancelled a grant of close to two hundred [...]