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Another Year to ‘Du Di Rait Ting’

When you do the right thing, it pays off. Just ask Johana Ramos – the fourteen-year-old student of Maud Williams High School was recognized today with an award for her [...]

Fighting Gangs in Boston-Area City

In part two of our series on community policing in U.S. Cities, we take you to Boston, Massachusetts where News Five joined a team of journalists from Central America on [...]

Remembering Fareed Ahmad and Others at Late Evening Vigil

Now to the vigil which is underway on Euphrates Avenue in honor of Fareed.  The late-evening peace march is organized by family and friends of the Muslim brother who was [...]

Teachers to Lend Support to Crime Fight

2017 was a record year for murders in recent history – one shy of the 2012 murder count. And three days into the New Year, there have been two murders [...]

Play Ball! Little League Baseball Coming Back to Old Capital

While there are some baseball fans in Belize, especially of major league teams like the Chicago Cubs, the sport hasn’t been actively played here in a quarter-century. Softball is still [...]

Young and Old Unite for ‘Story Time’

Still looking for a Christmas gift for your children? Why not give the gift of reading and contribute to a good cause by gifting a copy of “Story Time”?The National [...]

Chamber of Commerce says debt must be paid, come what may

The matter of the Universal Health Services debt, and what the Government intends doing about it, continue to dominate the news. Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s scathing response to the Belize [...]

Businessmen balk at new taxes, time for reform

A no vote in parliament, says Usher, raises repercussions beyond the U.H.S. debt. A default would trigger a ‘risk premium’ on the international financing market for borrowing by both Government [...]

Don’t shoot the messenger!

That said, is there concern from the business community that the relationship between Government and private sector could be damaged? Chamber President Nikita Usher agreed with us that the tone [...]

Third parties weigh in, with strong condemnation

The Belize Progressive Party is calling on Belizeans to persuade their area representatives to vote in favour of satisfying the U.H.S. debt and on civil society to make a demand [...]

B.N.T.U. says GOB must pay UHS debt

Still on the matter of the U.H.S. loan, News Five spoke today with the president of the Belize National Teachers’ Union, Elena Smith. Her organization has adopted a preliminary position [...]

Tackling Poverty Among Children

An open house was held at the Inspiration Center today, where stakeholders from various government agencies participated in a discussion on children and poverty.  The session is part of an [...]

U.S. Embassy and Local Partners Target Gender-Based Violence, Trafficking in Persons

The US Embassy, through the Central American Regional Security Initiative, is funding a project in several communities to tackle the pervasive issues of gender based violence and human trafficking. The [...]

Feel the Power: 16 Days of Activism Off to Enlightening Start

Over the next two weeks, a number of anti-violence presentations at schools, as well as health talks and an exhibition by the Women’s Department, will take place as part of [...]

Education Minister Doesn’t Buy Theory against Decriminalized Weed

A primary argument for those opposed to the recent decriminalization law is that Belize already has high rates of students smoking marijuana fairly regularly. They argue that decriminalization would increase [...]

Wrapping Up the World Youth Conference

Belize hosted the World Youth Conference 2017 this week and it concluded on Thursday night. More than one hundred and fifty youths from across the world gathered in Belize to [...]

Channel Five & NCFC’s Informed Teen Reporters at the WYC!

Tonight we introduce to you a new feature to our News Five line up. Over a decade ago, Channel Five partnered with the National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC) [...]

Working to Reduce Child Labour in Belize

Youth Empowerment Services and the Child Development Foundation partnered today to find out the status of children in the work force, particularly in the sugar industry. Available data shows that [...]

The Launch of the Annual Kettle Appeal

The annual Kettle Appeal of the Salvation Army kicked off today in the downtown area of the city. The launch marks the beginning of the Christmas season during which the [...]

Youths Tackle Crime Issues at World Summit

A World Youth Conference continues today in the Belize City. Representatives from over fifty countries are revisiting the importance of the Sustainable Development goals to their own advancement.  One common, [...]

Women Gather for Inspiration on Entrepreneurship

While some doors have opened, there is still a long way to go for women to ease into the top of businesses.  A conference taking place today has brought women [...]

Youths of the World Gather in Belize

The World Youth Conference 2017 is being held under the theme, “Globally Running to 2030, Becoming Sustainably Strong.” The three-day meeting of youth leaders from across the world commenced today [...]

Haitian LGBT Denied Visas; Foreign Affairs Intervenes

Belize’s LGBT community is seeking to get to the bottom of a reported act of discrimination against guests it is welcoming for an event next week. The Executive Director of [...]

NAC Gets Youths Talking about HIV/AIDS

The National Aids Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program engaged the youth population in dialog and program development given the HIV/Aids statistics in the country. Today at [...]

Youth Council Leader Talks Innovative Ways to Get Youngsters Involved

Acting president of the National Youth Council of Belize, Dominique Noralez, also participated in the forum. Despite the fact that Noralez sits as the youth rep on the Commission, in [...]