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Part Two of Recent Military Standoff at the Sarstoon

On Thursday, we aired the first of a two-part series of amateur footage provided exclusively to News Five showing what transpired on the Sarstoon River between the BDF and the [...]

Guatemala’s Sovereignty over Sarstoon River Concerns Maya Communities

As we’ve mentioned in our previous newscast, the immediate effects of the present situation at the Sarstoon are being felt by the indigenous communities within the vicinity.  The Garifuna village [...]

How Will the Sarstoon Temash National Park be Monitored Following Restriction?

Of equal concern is that the SATIIM rangers were recently stopped by the Guatemalan military from traveling upstream to conduct routine checks within the Sarstoon Temash National Park.  The area [...]

A Humpback Whale Dies After Being Trapped in Gill Net

Our cameras captured images of a humpback whale last week as our news team traveled to the Sarstoon. The whale was in Belizean waters for the past eight weeks, but [...]

Trio of Guatemalans Detained in Ceibo Chico

We’ll have more urban violence coming up, but deep inside the Chiquibul Forest, a trio of Guatemalans was detained after being found with a quantity of suspected cannabis in the [...]

Froyla Tzalam, the New Chair of APAMO

There is a new chairperson to APAMO, the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations. Over the weekend, Froyla T’zalam was elected to head the umbrella organization of NGOs.  Tzalam is [...]

Raw Sewage Pumped into Haulover Creek Causes Public Uproar

Can you imagine a scenario where in Belize City, in 2016, raw sewage is being pumped into the Haulover Creek? Incredible, right? But it’s true. News Five visited a site [...]

FCD Says Poisoning of Only Water Source in Chiquibul Highly Unlikely

On Holy Saturday, B.D.F. Staff Sergeant Richard Lambey was shot near Valentin Camp in the Chiquibul. Days after, a report into the incident commissioned by the Ministry of National Security [...]

FCD Says Environs of Valentin Camp a Hotbed for Incursions

The official jury is still out on the shooting of B.D.F. Staff Sergeant Richard Lambey on Holy Saturday. There has been progress in the multiple subsequent investigations, enough for a [...]

Monitoring the Chiquibul Forest Remains a Challenge for B.D.F. and FCD Rangers

The Friends for Conservation and Development is responsible for the monitoring and management of the Chiquibul, an area roughly the size of Belize City. It’s a challenging task, to say [...]

A Call for B.D.F. to Increase Presence in Marijuana Growing Areas of Chiquibul

Illegal milpa farming may be the biggest challenge facing rangers in the Chiquibul, but the most dangerous one is drug cultivation which has been on the rise. Manzanero says that [...]

APAMO Retreats to Discuss Direction of Co-management

Over the weekend, membership of the Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations, APAMO, participated in a working retreat to take a critical look at the role and direction necessary as [...]

PACT Disburses Over One Million Dollars in Grants

Over one million dollars were disbursed today by the Protected Areas Conservation Trust. Six entities were beneficiaries, with the largest sum going to the Belize Audubon Society for the sustainable [...]

World Water Day – Water and Jobs

This Tuesday was celebrated across the globe as World Water Day. In Belize, the activities since last week with a two-day water symposium held at the Biltmore Plaza. The symposium [...]

Siltation at the Belize City Harbor, a Plan to Address the Buildup

News Five also took the opportunity to ask B.T.B. reps about the extreme case of siltation in the Belize City Harbor, particularly in front of the Bliss Center for the [...]

Salvadoran National Caught Fishing Illegally in Cockscomb Basin

Dangriga police have detained a Salvadoran national who was illegally fishing and hunting in the Cockscomb Basin Natural Reserve.  On Friday morning, Belize Defense Force soldiers and rangers were on [...]

D.O.E. Analyzes Silt Situation in Southern Foreshore

For weeks now, there has been a build-up of silt in the area of Southern Foreshore in the Belize City Harbor. It’s an eyesore for an area that is traditionally [...]

Mesoamerican Eco-Audit Launched

Healthy Reefs for Healthy People…an eco-audit is ongoing to determine how far Belize is in respect of a number of reef management measures. The launch of the audit took place [...]

Opposition Leader on Sarstoon Debacle

This morning P.U.P. Leader John Briceño met with Prime Minister Dean Barrow at his office on Coney Drive in Belize City. It was a courtesy visit, but it comes at [...]

Coastguard and Fisheries Haul in Illegal Fishermen from Glovers Reef

While police and the Belize Coastguard made drug busts up north, the Fisheries Department also successfully conducted a bust at sea. Illegal fishing continues in Belizean waters despite all efforts [...]

An Interagency Approach to Fighting Illegal Fishing

Images of a recent shark kill prompted outcry from conservationists as well as from fisher folk. There are various challenges facing the fishing industry, including the use of gill nets [...]

BPP Says Government is Spineless When it Comes to Guatemala

The Belize Progressive Party, formed last year just before general elections, continues to maintain that it is a feasible option to the two mass parties which have dominated electoral politics [...]

How Many Guatemalan Vessels Were There in Belizean Waters?

The blockage on Saturday by the Guatemalan navy of the B.T.V. expedition continues to cause public outrage because there is a growing sentiment that Belize has lost the Sarstoon. Almost [...]

BPP Secures Lease for New Headquarters

The B.P.P. did not do spectacularly well in the 2015 general elections, but the Party was present and accounted for. According to leader Patrick Rogers, it is all part of [...]

Feasibility Study for Belize City Cruise Port is Underway

In mid-January, Prime Minister Dean Barrow went on record, during an exclusive interview with News Five, to say that he was giving serious thought to the idea of a major [...]