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Economy on the decline according to Statistical Institute

“I have no doubt that the overflow problems presented by a world in crisis cannot defeat, or even too long detain, the Belizean people,” Prime Minister Barrow asserted in the [...]

President Ma leaves behind multi-million dollar promise

According to Prime Minister Dean Barrow to the National Assembly this past Thursday – he came, the earth shook… and now he’s gone. The PM was referring to the President [...]

Placencia begins recovery from earthquake…

The massive seven point one earthquake which shook the country early Thursday morning left damaged streets, homes and businesses, and wrecked water reservoirs in Placencia, Independence and Monkey River. Classes [...]

…And Independence residents have water

And while the Placencia water board continues to look for leaks, the neighboring community of Independence has sorted its water problem. And though faucets in the area are pouring, Independence’s [...]

NEMO says 27 houses damaged in Monkey River

The early morning earthquake lasted just over a minute and by today the National Emergency Management Organisation says it has responded to the needs of those affected. NEMO C.E.O., Colonel [...]

Geology Director explains the nature of Earthquakes

We reported earlier about the impact of the quake in southern Belize caused by the strong seven point one quake. But for a better understanding of what causes the actual [...]

Health Minister responds to queries about infant’s death

In tonight’s newscast, we revisit last week’s tragic death of an infant who was delivered by his own mother at the Punta Gorda Hospital and died days later at the [...]

Child dies at Agric show grounds

The Agricultural Trade Show opened this evening after a delay due to the Influenza A H1N1 scare. And while there were no fatalities associated with the flu, a traffic accident [...]

Falling house seriously injures 10yr old girl

We reported Thursday night that a ten year old girl suffered serious injuries when her house toppled on her. The incident occurred at around five-thirty when the child’s mother, Bernadine [...]

Arson suspected in George Street fire

A fire that broke on George Street near downtown Belize City this afternoon threatened to spread to other wooden houses in the area. But a quick call to the fire [...]

Case of S.E.L. versus City Council ends in stalemate

The case of Sanitation Enterprises Limited versus the Belize City Council of over a one point seven million dollar debt ended in court today. Justice Minnet Hafiz-Bertram delivered her seven [...]

US priest implicated in sexual scandal

Allegations of sexual misconduct have rocked the Catholic Church especially in the United States. Tonight there is one more case to report, but this time it is close to home. [...]

Faith Nazarene School wins Social Studies Quiz

Students from all districts competed today in the Belize Tourism Board’s fifth annual Social Studies Quiz. The competition started at the district level in September 2008, but only twelve students [...]

‘Coming into Focus’ exhibit launched at Image Factory

Coming into Focus – that’s the theme of the latest display of digital photography at the Image Factory. It features the work of twenty-eight new photographers, all students of the [...]

Weekend entertainment includes Mr. Vegas concert

There’s much more happening this weekend aside from the National Agricultural and Trade Show. Safiyyah has the details of these events. Hey I’m Safiyyah and this is what’s happening Belize, [...]

Earthquake measuring 7.1 on Richter scale shakes Belize

Two major events dominate the news tonight: a strong earthquake that jolted from the southern to the central region of the country and the state visit of the President of [...]

Placencia residents assess damages after tremor

In our continued coverage of the tremor, News Five Jose Sanchez, travelled to the peninsula where he found the community on edge. Jose Sanchez, Reporting In southern Belize on the [...]

Independence village water tower crashes to the ground

From Placencia, the News Five crew headed to Independence. And like other parts of the country impacted by the early morning tremor, the residents were still in shock. Jose Sanchez, [...]

Earthquake claims at least 4 lives in Honduras

And in Honduras, the earthquake had the worst effect. It is confirmed so far that at least four persons were killed and among the damage to infrastructure, is a ten [...]

Taiwan’s president receives key to Garden City…

On the second day of his visit, Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou was whisked off to Belmopan this morning for a full day of official business. The president, accompanied by a [...]

…And Belize will benefit from President Ma’s visit

The President’s statement to the National Assembly was interrupted various times with applauses as he hit the right cords in respect of the relations with Belize. Ma announced that in [...]

President Ma and PM Barrow break ground for ICT Center

At a press conference held this afternoon at the George Price Centre, an agreement between Belize and Taiwan was signed by Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and his counterpart, Francisco Ou. [...]

Ju Percussion Group performs for Belize/Taiwan delegates

And you can’t know Taiwan if you don’t experience its culture. The Ju Percussion Group accompanied President Ma on his state visit and performed at the Bliss Center for the [...]

Wooden house collapses while being elevated

In breaking news, News Five has confirmed that a government house on Vernon Street Collapsed this evening while work was underway to elevate the wooden structure. A ten year old [...]

Epileptic man murdered near his home

Murder There is another murder to report in Belize City. Wednesday night, an epileptic was murdered as he approached his home. The victim in this latest homicide is thirty year [...]