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ABC7 Report Bashes Belize for Violence against Tourists

There have been numerous incidents of violence against visitors which do not augur well for the tourism industry and serve to discourage potential visitors to Belize. As recent as this [...]

Belizean Featured for Fight Against Cancer

World Cancer Day was celebrated on Thursday; the news in Belize is that a staggering number of persons are affected with cancer and that figure is on an upward trend. [...]

Belizean Detained for Stealing in Guatemala

A Belizean was arrested in Melchor de Mencos over the weekend and was scheduled to be processed in court today, but we cannot confirm that that has occurred. Twenty-five year [...]

Spreading Zika Virus Raises Global Alarm

There is global concern tonight about the ZIKA virus which is spreading quickly throughout the region. Last week, we spoke with Doctor Marvin Manzanero of the Ministry of Health about [...]

Belizean Law Student Shot in Guyana

A Belizean law student is clinging to life tonight after being shot to the chest and arm in Georgetown, Guyana on Thursday night.  Thirty-one-year-old Glenfield Dennison, a resident of Cummings [...]

4 Belizeans Convicted of Mail Fraud in Las Vegas

Belize has been in the news for all sorts of wrong reasons lately – from murder to fraud. The Las Vegas Review Journal is today reporting the conviction of four [...]

Archeologists Uncover New Maya City in Honduras

The country of Belize is dotted with Mayan monuments, but historians are yet to conclude on the number of ancient cities that existed during the Maya civilization. Today, there is [...]

Late Christmas for B.D.F.—UH1H Helicopters Finally Here

After an announcement made in August 2014, a pair of UH1H Huey helicopters, to complement the B.D.F.’s existing fleet of aircrafts, has arrived in Belize. The generous donation is from [...]

Mexican Ambassador Disappointed with Belize’s Handling of Nanes Matter

Fugitive David Nanes Schnitzer slipped through the cracks immediately after he was granted a ten thousand dollar bail by the Supreme Court on November twentieth, 2015. Nanes, who was caught [...]

Despite Claims of Carrot Importation, Mexican Official Says There’s No Increase

Carrot farmers in the Orange Walk District have reported that seventy percent of their produce has been rotting in the fields because government has been issuing licenses to select persons [...]

Is a Partial Scope Free Trade Agreement Next for Belize and Mexico?

The contraband of goods into Mexico from Belize and from Belize into Mexico is a thriving trade. The Commercial Free Zone is an area of particular concern. It is known [...]

Intelligence Suggests Compressed Marijuana was not Destined for Mexico

There is also the issue of the transshipment of illicit drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana that get into Mexico from Belize. Just two weeks ago, on January third, [...]

More Belizeans Traveling Across to Mexico

As it relates to arrivals from across the Mexican border, the numbers are not on our side. The Mexican ambassador says he wants to close the gap by encouraging Mexican [...]

Marion Jones Still Unfinished Many Years Later

Turning to the Marion Jones Stadium…there was a soft launch just before the November elections. It is a project that dates back to 2008 and seven years later it has [...]

Ambassador Carlos Quesnel Melendez on Bilateral Agreements with Belize

Back in July of 2015, Foreign Affairs Minister Wilfred Elrington visited Mexico in an official capacity where he signed on to nine bilateral agreements with his Mexican counterparts. While functional [...]

Foreign Minister Elrington at CARICOM Community Council Meeting

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington recently attended the thirty-seventh meeting of the Community Council of Ministers in Georgetown, Guyana.   Plans for the upcoming gathering of regional heads of state, to be [...]

PM Barrow Holds Discussions with Guatemalan Foreign Minister

Prime Minister Dean Barrow is in Guatemala City where he attended the inauguration of President Jimmy Morales on Thursday and returns to the country on Sunday.  In his thirty-four minute [...]

Jimmy Morales is Guatemala’s President

At a ceremony this afternoon which was delayed by two hours, Jimmy Morales became the new president of Guatemala. Before president Morales took the oath, the outgoing president Alejandro Maldonado [...]

Guatemala’s Foreign Minister Speaks on Cuban Migrant Situation

In our coverage in Guatemala, we interviewed Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales on Wednesday. We asked him about the Cuban migration crisis which has caused a rift in the Central [...]

FM Morales Echoes Position That There is a Need for Guarantees

According to Foreign Minister Morales, specific guarantees should first be put in place before allowing the transit of Cuban migrants through Central America, en route to the United States.   [...]

News Five Speaks to Guatemalan FM on Eve of Presidential Inauguration

In less than twenty-four hours, Jimmy Morales will assume office as the new president of Guatemala. It’s an important event for Belize because of that country’s unfounded territorial claim to [...]

Daniel Gutierrez, Belize Ambassador to CARICOM

The government announced today the appointment of Daniel Gutierrez of Belize Natural Energy as Ambassador to CARICOM. Gutierrez presented his letter of credence to Secretary General Irwin LaRocque in Georgetown, [...]

News 5 Travels to Guatemala for Presidential Inauguration

This Thursday, a new president will be sworn into office in Guatemala and News Five will be there to bring you coverage of the event in both our newscasts as [...]

El Chapo Recaptured in Mexico

There is major news and cause for celebration today in Mexico where the world’s most wanted man is back in the hands of the police. At a predawn operation around [...]

CARICOM Secretary General Weighs in on Rice War

The rice war between importer Jack Charles and various stakeholders, including producers in three Mennonite communities within the local industry, has been covered extensively since the issue resurfaced in early [...]