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FIFA Executive Jack Warner Surrenders to Authorities in T&T

We are not sure how Belize voted at the re -election of Sepp Blatter in Zurich, Switzerland but we can say that Blatter garnered the vote of the small countries [...]

Foreign Ministers Discuss Absence of Opposition from Signing of Compromis Amendments

As you know by now, for the first time the Opposition party is not taking part in the process toward finding a definitive solution to the territorial dispute with Guatemala. [...]

Tanya Stephens and Tarrus Riley in Belize!

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, Reggae Royalty Tanya Stephens and Tarrus Riley from Jamaica invite you to the fourth annual Smart Reggae Fest on Saturday [...]

Olympic Run Kicks Off this Sunday

The cancer Society will be holding its annual cancer walk on Saturday. The other activity to look out for this weekend is the Olympic Run. The Belize Olympic and Commonwealth [...]

Carlos Raul Morales on Referendum

News Five was the only media house in Guatemala City where an amendment was formalized to the 2008 Special Agreement this past Monday. It is all part of a process [...]

When Will Amended Special Agreement Receive Congressional Nod in Guatemala?

But even though the amendment was signed on Monday, the document will need to get approval from the Guatemalan Congress, unlike Belize. So what is the possibility of it getting [...]

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Says Public Education on Referendum Will be Short

For about two years now, the referendum unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been holding an education campaign in schools and civil society on the pros and cons [...]

FIFA Under Fire, Top Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges in Zurich

F.F.B. President Ruperto Vicente is in Zurich, Switzerland ahead of a congress later this week which will see FIFA President Sepp Blatter facing re-election.  The news tonight however, is that [...]

Special Agreement Amended – Guatemala Goes Solo for Referendum

There is a lot of crime news, but tonight we start our newscast with a historic event that occurred in Guatemala City on Monday. A Belizean delegation led by the [...]

Sedi Says Amendment to Compromis May Be About Economics

According to the original Special Agreement, a simultaneous referenda was scheduled for October 2013, but Guatemala decided it was not proceeding with it and for years, it did not support [...]

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Presents Approved Bilateral Agreements

Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales told the media that for both countries to move forward, the bilateral agenda between the two must be separate from the territorial dispute. This strategy [...]

Patrick Andrews is O.A.S. Ambassador Designate

Career banker Patrick Andrews is heading to Washington in a couple of weeks. Today, the Prime Minister announced that the now retired banker will be serving in the capacity of [...]

Belizean-born British Soldier Accused of Sexual Offenses in the UK

Belizean born soldier Lee Busano is making headlines in the UK. The twenty-eight year old British Lance Corporal has been accused of two rapes and one sexual assault. Two of [...]

DFC Launches Consolidated Credit Line

In financial news…the Development Finance Corporation in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank today launched the corporation’s seventh consolidated line of credit. Under the new agreement, the CDB will be [...]

American Facebook Predator Jailed

In the U.S., former middle school teacher, forty-nine-year-old David Wendel Thompson has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison after being found guilty of attempting to lure Belizean teens for [...]

Regional Project Seeks Strengthening of Fisheries Regulations

A regional project inclusive of CARICOM member states seeks to strengthen fisheries food safety regulations. The purpose is for the Caribbean to be able to access the international markets for [...]

Belizean Makes it to the NFL

Belizean born athlete Rakeem Nunez-Roches has been drafted to the National Football League as a sixth round pick and defensive line for the Kansas City Chiefs.  He is the first [...]

Taiwan Assists NICH Arts Program

In July 2014 NICH received around seventeen thousand US dollars for the start of the Primary School Art Skills Training Project.  Seventy-eight students from standard two through six participated in [...]

UN Residents Host Media Breakfast

The United Nations Country Team resident members UNICEF, U.N.D.P., U.N.F.P.A., and PAHO held a press conference this morning to talk with the media about some of the social issues in [...]

Is Belize Being Affected by Derisking?

The process of ‘derisking’ is underway by international financial firms that are withdrawing from sectors within the Caribbean region and elsewhere that represent compliance risks.  It is a situation where [...]

Tanya Carter Wins Music Award in California

Belizean artist Tanya Carter is making her mark in the music industry. Over the weekend, she won the People’s Choice Award for Best Belizean Artist of the Year at the [...]

The Story of a Belizean-American Military Veteran Now Deportee

Many Belizeans have served and are serving in the U.S Military and like many other immigrants, have risked their lives to serve, but even after their service they are still [...]

CCJ Sessions Commence in Belize, Gregory August Applies for Special Leave

The Caribbean Court of Justice this morning commenced hearings for the first time in Belize, since its establishment in 2001. There are currently three other members, Barbados, Guyana and Dominica, [...]

Attorney Eamon Courtenay Says Life Imprisonment Without Parole is Unconstitutional

The basis for the legal challenge, according to Courtenay, is the constitutionality of the court’s decision to incarcerate August for the remainder of his life.  Equally, the case against August [...]

Will Petrocaribe Be Affected by U.S. Interest in Regional Energy Investment?

As we reported in Monday’s newscast, an energy summit was held in Washington earlier this year and the U.S. is trying to move its energy influence back into the Caribbean. [...]