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…Imports are Up, Exports are Down

The External Trade Bulletin for October reflects a three and a half percent increase in goods imported into the country, while domestic exports are down by as much as sixteen [...]

What are the Contributing Factors to Decline?

As previously mentioned, exports for the month of October 2015 totaled thirty-seven million dollars, a majority of those goods being shipped to the United States and the European Union, respectively. [...]

16 Days of Activism Launched in Belize

Today, organizations dedicated to the protection of women and children collaborated to launch Sixteen Days of Activism. It’s an annual initiative designed to draw focus on gender-based violence which affects [...]

Is Posting Nude Pics An Act of Violence Against Women?

There has also been much attention drawn to another form of violence against women, that of posting nude pictures on the internet and in social media. By no means is [...]

Child Rights Ambassadors Chosen

Since its inception, the National Committee for Families and Children, NCFC, has been championing the rights, welfare and development of Belizean families and children. The statutory body is legally mandated [...]

3-day Training Commences for CRC Ambassadors

About fifteen ambassadors from across the country were shortlisted and then chosen to represent the NCFC across the country. Following the three-day training that ends this Friday, the new ambassadors [...]

Welding Instructors Get Certified

A first-of-its-kind Welding Certification Training Course has been taking place at the ITVET Compound in Belize City. A joint initiative between Fabrigas, Belize Natural Energy, BELTRAIDE and the Ministry of [...]

The Belize Zoo Celebrates Panama’s Birthday

The spectacled owl, the black hawk-eagle and the harpy eagle are three predatory birds that exist in Belize’s ecosystem. Their species are being conserved here in Belize since they are [...]

Angela Bennett Receives Keys to a New Home

A mother of three is the recipient of a new home that was erected over the weekend by Hand in Hand Ministries and Belize Electricity Limited.  Angela Bennett, a resident [...]

B.E.L. and Hand in Hand Ministries Come Thru for Single Mother

B.E.L.’s community outreach focuses on contributions that improve the quality of life for Belizeans.  According to Customer Care Manager Celina Gill, the company is committed to good corporate citizenship.   [...]

Wesley College Vice Principal is an Alleged Crack Peddler

What’s next for embattled vice-principal and teacher of Wesley College, Melvin Hewlett? He is accused with drug related charges after he was allegedly caught throwing suspected crack cocaine wrapped in [...]

Has He Been Sacked from Post at High School?

Melvin Hewlett is out on seven-thousand-dollar bail bond after appearing before Magistrate Deborah Rogers and pleading not guilty to the charge of drug trafficking. The school board did not wish [...]

Ministry of Education Issues Release on Melvin Hewlett

Late this evening, the Ministry of Education issued a statement on the developments with respect to the arrest and charge of Melvin Hewlett for drug trafficking. The ministry cites sections [...]

P.U.P. Criticizes Government Over David Nanes Schnitzer Debacle

International fugitive David Nanes Schnitzer, alias David Banes, remains at large tonight after skipping a mandatory check-in at the San Pedro Police Substation on Monday.  There is no confirmation, but [...]

Opposition Senators to File Motion at Next Sitting

Collusion within the various government departments remains a serious issue for the P.U.P.  In this case, it has been reported that the signatures on Nanes travel documents were the same [...]

Analiz Perez is Granted Daily Visitation of Daughter in DHS Custody

In an update to a story we have been following closely since Monday of last week, twenty-two-year-old Analiz Perez Gutierrez, whose infant daughter was removed from her custody by the [...]

Should David Nanes Have Been Charged for fraudulently Acquiring Belize Passport?

And tonight’s question is: Do you believe that international fugitive David Nanes should have been charged for fraudulently acquiring Belizean passport and other documents? Send your comments and responses using [...]

COLA Questions Supreme Court Decision to Release David Nanes Schnitzer

The reported flight of Mexican fugitive David Miguel Nanes Schnitzer after being granted Supreme Court bail by Justice Denis Hanomansingh has also raised the ire of the grassroots activist group [...]

Does Nanes Schnitzer’s Wife Hold Belizean Nationality Too?

According to Brackett, while strong criticism of the decision to free Nanes on bond may be seen as contempt of court, the role of the justice system in releasing the [...]

Ministry of Agriculture Asked to Intervene in Sugar Price Crisis

Tonight, a tripartite body comprised of sugar cane farmers from various associations in the north is awaiting a response from the Ministry of Agriculture in respect of a request for [...]

B.S.I. Supports Request to Raise Cost of Sugar Sold on Belize Market

News Five also spoke with Belizario Carballo, Chief Financial Officer at Belize Sugar Industries Limited.  According to the CFO, while the first estimates for the 2015 crop cannot be adjusted, [...]

Malique Martinez is Charged for Burglary

A Belize City man was caught in the act on Monday as he exited an opening at a building of a collection agency in the south side of the City. [...]

Jaron Baptist Charged for Attempted Murder of Liston Myers

The city saw a decrease in violent crime in September and October and according to Senior Superintendent Chester Williams, the Regional Commander, Eastern Division South, murders are down. But on [...]

Guatemalan President Elect Embarks on Regional Tour

Jimmy Morales has embarked on a traditional tour of Central America and Mexico undertaken by incoming presidents of the region. In the case of Morales, who takes office in January [...]

Mixed Martial Arts Frenzy in Belize!

Mixed Martial Arts, better known as MMA, is readily becoming a popular sport in the world. It is a full-contact combat discipline that allows the use of both striking and [...]