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Guatemala Inherited Belize from Spain? Rubbish, Says Assad Shoman

With all the talk of an age-old territorial dispute and a possible resolution at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the unfounded claim brought by Guatemala isn’t as clear-cut as [...]

Belize Peace Movement Upbraids Fantastic Five Foreign Ministers

On the heels of a historic show of support by five former foreign ministers on Wednesday, all in support of voting in favor of going to the I.C.J., the Belize [...]

Operation Christmas Child Gives Away 8K in Gifts

Christmas has come and gone – but there a group is still spreading some cheer in southern Belize.  A group called the Operation Christmas Child was in Toledo today to [...]

Taiwanese Chorus from Houston, Texas Performs in Belize

Today inside the Fort Street Tourism Village, there was a flash mob. Taiwanese Americans from Houston, Texas arrived in the Jewel this morning on a cruise and performed cultural songs [...]

Referendum Unit to Ramp Up Education Campaign

Many have criticized the Government’s I.C.J. Referendum Education Campaign, saying that information is not being distributed impartially to the wider population.  Prime Minister Dean Barrow today assured that by April [...]

Chester Williams, New Commissioner of Police

Within minutes of a press conference hosted by Chester Williams, a brief release was issued confirming that Williams is moving up as Commissioner of Police beginning this Wednesday. Allen Whylie [...]

P.U.P. Leader Says Ex-Foreign Ministers Do Not Speak for the Party

Prime Minister Dean Barrow has called a press conference for Wednesday morning. It is known that the purpose is to reveal a declaration signed by former foreign ministers, including from [...]

Elections and Boundaries Prepares for I.C.J. Referendum

The Elections and Boundaries Department says they are getting ready for the April tenth referendum. Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai says that the registration cut-off date for persons who want [...]

CitCo Purchases 24 New Motor Vehicles

The Belize City Council today displayed twenty-four new motor vehicles which were purchased as part of the council’s plan to address congested traffic flows, citizen security in the city and [...]

Mayor Wagner Wants Pier One Bar Moved

After the ceremony, Mayor Bernard Wagner fielded questions from the media and one of the topics was the location of Pier One Bar. The infamous establishment received negative reviews after [...]

Holy Emmanuel Street to be Rehabilitated

Mayor Bernard Wagner was also asked about the state of Holy Emmanuel Street in the Gungulung area. After Mayor Wagner and his team took over management of the city, it [...]

Elections and Boundaries Updates on Registered Voters

In an interview with the press today, Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai gave an update on the status of the re-registration. Last year, a three-month mass re-registration exercise ran through [...]

Voter’s I.D. Cards Will Soon Be Available

And what about ID cards for those who have registered months ago? Well, the Elections and Boundaries Department says they are a little behind with the distribution since they haven’t [...]

Poll on the I.C.J.: ‘NO’ Vote Increasing

From crime to the International Court of Justice….The I.C.J. referendum to be conducted on April tenth is now knocking at the front door. It is only three months away. Belizeans [...]

Transitioning to Non-Destructive Fishing Methods

But how did it get to this point? In the past, we have reported on OCEANA, the Fisheries Department and other conservation groups advocating for alternative fishing methods for fishers. [...]

M.O.H. Investigates the Death of Corozal Baby Boy

The Ministry of Health has begun investigating the untimely death of eleven-week-old baby boy, Dion Woodeye Junior.  The baby died at the Corozal Community Hospital on December thirty-first, 2018. His [...]

M.O.H. Says If There was Negligence, Family Can Seek Redress

According to Doctor Manzanero, if the investigation reveals some level of negligence on behalf of the hospital’s staff, the culpable person or persons will be held accountable.   On the [...]

Baby Tevin’s Remarkable Road to Recovery

A toddler who was hit by a vehicle driven by a Gang Suppression Unit officer has beaten the odds. While two-year-old Tevin Cacho remains hospitalized, his prognosis is good and [...]

Some Elective Surgeries on Hold – Blood Shortage in Blood Banks

There is a shortage of blood supply and some elective surgeries will be put on hold because of low blood banks. Today, when we spoke with Director of Health Services [...]

Medication Shortage? M.O.H. Says That There Are Options Available

A couple months ago, we reported on the growing concerns about certain brands of medication not available in country due to measures implemented by the Ministry of Health in 2018. [...]

Bar Offers Free Legal Aid for Residents of the Old Capital

The Bar Association is offering free legal advice as part of an outreach effort to persons who may not otherwise be able to afford the services of the country’s top [...]

Complimentary Legal Advice Courtesy of the Bar Association

According to Secretary Iliana Swift, the Bar Association has held clinics in three of the six districts and plans to do the Belize, Stann Creek and Toledo Districts in the [...]

Historian Joseph Sampson Passes Away

Well-known Belizean historian Joseph Sampson, distinguished in academia, as well as in political life, has passed away.  The former Mayor of Dangriga who served under the People’s United Party between [...]

No Local Arrivals to the Multimillion-Dollar San Pedro Water Terminal

There is an ongoing dispute in San Pedro as it relates to the use of the terminal on the lagoon side. The Sunset Boardwalk Project, valued at over six million [...]

Dredging to Take Place in Lagoon to Access Terminal

News Five has been reliably informed that the dredging of the lagoon will cost almost two million Belize dollars to be completed and if local water taxis do not use [...]