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Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington Addresses UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington was among the speakers this morning to address the United Nations Seventieth General Assembly.  Nineteen minutes long, his statement covered hot topic issues such as climate [...]

…Speech Incites Instant Objections from Opposition and COLA

The Belize delegation also included two other ministers—Godwin Hulse and Joy Grant—as well as UN Ambassadors, Lois Young and Janiene Sylvester and Elrington’s wife, among others. While they applauded the [...]

Hospital Symposium Kicks Off in Belize City

The Belize Hospital Symposium 2015 commenced today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. The event is the first of its kind in the jewel and was organized by Sagicor [...]

Does Belize Have Adequate Health Facilities?

But does Belize have the adequate facilities in place to deal with health conditions that are on the rise? According to Vice President of Group Insurance for Sagicor Life Inc, [...]

Chairman Giuseppe says IRS Summons Has Nothing to Do with Belize Bank

The United States Treasury is tightening the noose on US citizens who hold accounts overseas and have not paid up taxes in the US. Essentially, a US Federal Judge today [...]

Guatemalan Presidential Frontrunner Has Eyes on Belize

The Guatemalan claim to fifty percent of Belizean territory has surfaced as an issue in the Guatemalan elections. On Thursday, an interview with Guatemalan presidential candidate, Jimmy Morales, spread like [...]

A Look Back at Belize Vs Canada

The Belize Jaguars took on the national Canadian football team on Tuesday night in Belmopan. Football aficionados came out in numbers for the match which would decide whether Belize would [...]

Jimmy Morales Stages Upset in Guatemalan Elections

There has been a major upset in the Guatemalan elections.  Jimmy Morales, a businessman and comedian, is the front- runner in Sunday’s elections. Latest poll results show that while Morales [...]

Trinidadians Await Results of Elections

There is also an election taking place today in Trinidad and Tobago where the polls have closed but a winner is yet to be declared. About one point one million [...]

P.M. Barrow Reacts to Otto Perez Molina Stepping Down as Guatemalan President

There is a new president in Guatemala; he is Alejandro Maldonado, who will serve until January when a new president takes office. His installation came within hours of the resignation [...]

P.M. Sorry to See Guatemalan President Resign

Former President, Otto Perez Molina, who is in lockdown tonight before another Court appearance on Friday, was in Belize in December 2014. That’s when Belize and Guatemala officially signed off [...]

What Would a Baldizon Presidency Mean for Belize?

The first round of voting in Guatemalan elections is scheduled for September sixth. Since Perez Molina’s resignation at midnight, polls show that the front-runner Manuel Baldizon from the Renewed Democratic [...]

…But What if Sandra Torres Were to Win?

And it is likely that a surprise victory by Sandra Torres, currently running third in consecutive polls, wouldn’t be a bad thing either. Torres is the ex-wife of former President [...]

Workshop Held to Bridge the Trade Divide

Mexico is one of Belize’s important trading partners, especially as it relates to agriculture and fisheries products. The trade and investment arm of the government, BELTRAIDE, is planning to increase [...]

Turmoil in Guatemala Escalates

As the Opposition seeks the report of the Guatemalan incursion at the Sarstoon, Guatemala remains in turmoil as calls for the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina escalate. On Tuesday, [...]

Congress to Decide If President Should Stand Trial

Since the scandal broke in April, there have been waves of protests across Guatemala.  According to McDonald, President Perez Molina can be made to stand trial as a civilian for [...]

Minister Heredia Explains Drop in 2015 Tourist Arrivals

Late last week, the Belize Tourism Board issued the figures for tourist arrivals for the period of January to July of 2015. When compared to last year, the report says [...]

Belizean Busted With Weed in Nicaragua

A Belizean is tonight in big trouble in Nicaragua after he was busted near its border with Costa Rica with a large quantity of marijuana. Reports from the Nicaraguan media [...]

O.A.S. Report on Sarstoon Incident Kept Under Wraps

Still on the matter of the Sarstoon….The O.A.S. report on the incident has been handed in to the Government of Belize. Today, News Five was able to confirm that the [...]

Guatemala in Chaos as Vice-President is Arrested

Over in Guatemala, there is huge political crisis which could lead to the collapse of the government of President Otto Perez Molina. On Friday, the former vice president, Roxana Baldetti [...]

Chamber Looking for Answers in B.O.A. De-risking

For the past few weeks, we have been reporting about the Bank of America severing ties with banks in Belize. Since then, Heritage Bank has been put on notice that [...]

Channel Five Wins Big at 2015 CBU Awards

The Forty-Sixth Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union is currently taking place in Grenada.  One of the highlights of the week-long event is the Caribbean Broadcasting Awards which [...]

Cops Receive Firearm Training Through SICA

Today, the ITVET Compound in Belize City was buzzing with officers, prosecutors and scenes of crime personnel. A team of officers intercepted a heavily tinted Toyota four runner, detaining two [...]

Belize Heads to CARIFESTA 2015

The twelfth annual CARIFESTA, the premier festival of the arts and culture in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is set to open this Friday in Port au Prince, Haiti. The regional [...]

Hugo Casanova Linked to Double Murder

Alleged drug dealer Hugo Casanova, who is from Corozal, has been in detention in a Chetumal since February 2013 for drug trafficking. But Casanova is in further troubles tonight because [...]