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MoH Still Awaiting Confirmation of Chik-V

Is Chik-V in Belize?  The virus is prevalent in neighboring Central American countries and the Caribbean and in reality it is more a matter of when, not if, it reaches [...]

PM Barrow Says Petrocaribe Spending is Aboveboard

On Thursday, the Ministry of National Security hosted a press conference to speak on important security issues. But the hungry lot that the media is, we also wanted to know [...]

Financial Secretary Says Detailed List of Projects to Be provided Soon

Financial Secretary Joe Waight, who really is responsible for accounting for how the money is spent, supports the Prime Minister’s position. He says that not only will they release details [...]

Belizeans Prepare to Lay Parandero to Rest

Renowned parandero, Paul Nabor, passed away at his home in Punta Gorda on October twenty-second after suffering a massive stroke, his third. Tonight the nation prepares to lay this legendary [...]

Belize City Mayor Defends Infrastructure Project

The Mayor of Belize City can boast a total of about one hundred and thirty streets cemented and upgraded in what has been an unprecedented city infrastructure program. That makes [...]

Memorial Park to Be Opened…AGAIN

More than one year ago, the Government of Belize proudly opened the newly upgraded, spiffy Memorial Park in Belize City. It boasted modern booths for vendors, in an architectural style [...]

CEMO Prepares for Ebola Outbreak

In the event of national disasters or catastrophes, the National Emergency Management Organization, NEMO, is expected to take the helm. But when those disasters are confined to Belize City, the [...]

Eastern Division Hosts Open Day Events at all Precincts

Coming off weeks of almost incessant reports and allegations of Police brutality, most of them against the Gang Suppression Unit, some good news was overdue, and we got it. The [...]

B.T.B. to Host Village Arts & Crafts Expo

The third annual Village Arts and Crafts Expo organized by the Belize Tourism Board will be held this Saturday at the Memorial Park in Belize City. Over a hundred and [...]

Mind as Medicine Workshop in the City

A mind as medicine workshop will be held on Saturday at the Center for Yoga and Healing Arts. “Mind as Medicine” is a concept developed by Health Education, Doctor Mark [...]

US Southcom Issues Ultimatum on Hunting Caye F.O.B.

On October ninth, the construction of the Coast Guard’s forward operating base on Hunting Caye came to an abrupt stop. Following public outrage and outcry at the news that a [...]

Belize Defense Force to Receive First Fleet of Helicopters

The press conference by the Ministry was called for two reasons – first to update on the forward operating base, which could classify as bad news, depending on how you [...]

Petrocaribe Funds to Cover Cost of Helicopter Acquisition

One hundred and eighty million dollars of the Petrocaribe Funds are unspent. The Prime Minister will use part of that money to pay for the helicopters, since government’s coffers are [...]

P.M. Barrow on Petrocaribe Lawsuit

Of course, there is the matter of the claim which has been filed by Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Julius Espat. In addition to seeking declarations the money was [...]

P.M. Reiterates Transparency of PUC’s Decision on Renewable Energy Providers

Eight companies which submitted bids for the provision of energy to the national grid were recently shortlisted by the Public Utilities Company. One company which wasn’t…submitted a proposal using the [...]

Does Anwar Barrow Have Interest in Southern Renewable Energy?

Two other companies which did make the cut became the subject of a testy exchange this afternoon. The first is SS Energy Limited, owned by the Guatemalan based Santander Group [...]

Financial Secretary Joe Waight Says Cost of Fuel Is Expected to Reduce

The cost of fuel in Belize has dominated the airwaves in the past couple weeks. Actually it’s not exactly the cost – which has been consistently high for years now. [...]

Yanie Cu Offered Compensation by G.O.B. Following Near-Fatal Collision

On October twenty-fourth News Five brought you the terribly tragic case of Benque resident Yanie Cu. Cu was badly injured in a collision with a vehicle driven at the time [...]

Cost of LPG From Mexico Increases By Two Dollars

A few more hours to go, but effective midnight the prices of butane imported into the country by the main suppliers are going up by two dollars across the country. [...]

Mayor Bradley on Flooding of City Streets

The rains keep coming down and the streets of Belize City keep flooding. It’s an accepted thing because we know it WILL happen, but that doesn’t mean it’s pleasant. Owners [...]

ORINCO Joins National Road Safety Initiative

The Organization of Insurance Companies, ORINCO, is the organization under which insurance companies are members.  And as an initiative to reduce traffic accidents in Belize, all insurance companies will be [...]

Belizean Artists at Tribute to Paul Nabor

Activities leading up to the official funeral of iconic Belizean musician Paul Nabor continue in Punta Gorda Town.  On Wednesday, a handful of artists took to the stage in that [...]

Julius Espat Sues P.M. Barrow Over Petrocaribe Funds

Prime Minister Dean Barrow, as Minister of Finance, is being taken to court over what the Opposition says is the unlawful borrowing of two hundred and twenty-eight million dollars of [...]

Espat Says Petrocaribe Is Not a Bank

Government has presented a loan motion in the House under the Finance and Audit Act which states that they can give approval for a loan if it’s from a financial [...]

Will Belizeans Enjoy Declining Oil Prices at the Fuel Pump?

Turning to a related issue…oil. It is no secret that on the world market, the price of oil has gone down considerably. But consumers in Belize are yet to feel [...]