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A Bitter, Transborder Child Custody Battle Before Belize Family Court

A hostile battle over custody of a toddler began to unravel over the weekend. Two parents, one Belizean and the other Guatemalan, are tonight before the courts in Belize over [...]

Weekend Rains Leave Flooding in the South

Just a few weeks ago, Belize City was underwater…inundated by a weekend of heavy rain. NEMO had to be pressed into immediate and urgent action to relieve suffering caused by [...]

Macal and Mopan Rivers Rise Amid Torrential Rains in the West

Aside from the south, the downpour over the weekend also affected the western part of the country where the Macal and Mopan Rivers rose above their usual levels. While homes [...]

B.T.B. Awards Nine Tourism-related Scholarships

The Belize Tourism Board (B.T.B.) awarded scholarships to nine qualify students for programs that complement the tourism industry.  Three, two-year tuition scholarships for Associate Degrees in Tourism at local Junior [...]

Zika Cases Confirmed in the Caribbean

A vector-borne illness closely related to dengue and chikungunya has been detected in the Caribbean region.  In a release issued by the Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA, it is confirmed [...]

Ministry of Health Prepares for Possible Outbreak in Belize

While Zika fever ranks lowest on the totem pole of the three related illnesses, the Ministry of Health reminds everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites.  Preparations for the introduction [...]

Did Gapi Vega Refuse to Give Up Office at Ministry of Natural Resources?

As we’ve reported, Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega was stripped of the natural resources portfolio which he had held since 2008. That powerful ministry was given to Senator Godwin Hulse. [...]

Arlie Avilez’s Family Speaks Out

A criminal investigation remains open into the death of Arlie Andrew Avilez, who succumbed to injuries received during a physical altercation in mid-October. Today, his grieving family is simply trying [...]

…Sister Says He Didn’t Deserve to Die Like an Animal

Despite the family admitting that their loved one was a drug addict, they maintain that he did not have to meet such a violent end.  While they all want justice, [...]

Salvation Army Kicks Off Annual Kettle Drive

The tinkling sound of bells and the sight of bright red-colored kettles are signs that Christmas is drawing near. Every year around this time, the Salvation Army in Belize would [...]

A Fair to Celebrate Diabetes Month

Many persons don’t know they are diabetic and are therefore not being treated. The disease creeps in unexpectedly and can have far reaching health risks, at times fatal, if it [...]

K.H.M.H. Chair Chandra Nisbet-Cansino Steps Down

On Tuesday, News Five broke the story of the removal of K.H.M.H. Board of Governors Chair Chandra Nisbet-Cansino. She was approached on Monday and asked to step down, although she [...]

Businessman Mark Lizarraga is Re-elected to Second Term as Senator

On Wednesday, the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry met in special session to elect a senator to upper parliament.  Daniel Gutierrez of Belize Natural Energy Limited and businessman Mark [...]

…Denounces Malicious Attack on Fellow Senator

Newly appointed U.D.P. Senator Francine Burns has been the subject of a malicious online attack.  On Monday, a post on Facebook which shows a nude image, purportedly that of the [...]

Caye Chapel Set for World Class Golf Course and Luxury Resort

Caye Chapel, an exclusive property, is on its way to becoming home to a world class golf course. The island was acquired by a Mexican group of hoteliers last December [...]

CARICOM Energy Week 2015 Celebrated in Belize

Regionally, the CARICOM Energy Week was launched on Sunday with a walk-a-thon across member states except for Belize. Since Monday, however, a team from the Ministry of Energy has been [...]

New P.U.P. Party Leader Will Choose Opposition Senators

Another decision that was taken at the Executive meeting of the People’s United Party is that as it relates to the senate, the status quo remains.  The three senators who [...]

Sugar Assessment Incomplete Says B.S.I. Official

Earlier we told you about the low sugar prices that farmers will be paid for the new sugar crop. There is another issue that is bubbling. It involves the results of [...]

8 Years of UB Market Expo

A market expo showcasing the ingenuity and creativity of students from the University of Belize was held today in Belize City. A large array of products made by the students [...]

6 New Ambulances for Health Sector; 10 New Police Vehicles Received

A fleet of badly needed vehicles has been acquired for the Ministry of Health and another by the Ministry of National Security. The Ministry of Health says that it has [...]

Youth Cadets Receive Marching Band Equipment

A rather hefty donation of marching band equipment, including drums and cymbals, was also handed over today to the Cadet Corps of the Eastern Police Division South. The donation was [...]

Alleged Nude Photo of Newly Appointed U.D.P. Senator Goes Viral

The recent appointment of attorney Francine Burns as a senator for the United Democratic Party was welcomed news on Monday, as it was generally accepted that the Barrow administration was [...]

…Women’s Organizations React to Malicious Social Media Post

The online photo has been traced to the nbzlive blog and according to Reynolds; the unwanted attention arising from such indecent exposure is the very reason why women have traditionally [...]

K.H.M.H. Chair Chandra Nisbet-Cansino Asked to Step Down. Was it Political?

News Five has been able to confirm that Chair of the K.H.M.H. Board of Governors, Chandra Nisbet-Cansino, was approached on Monday and asked to resign. Nisbet-Cansino has been Chair for [...]

B.P.P. Challenges PM Barrow to Sign Onto Anti-Corruption Convention

The fight against corruption is an issue that has on the agenda of the former Vision Inspired by the People, which has now become the Belize Progressive Party. The B.P.P. [...]