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Breaking News: Digi Showroom at Mirab is Robbed

A News Five team is at the Mirab compound on the Philip Goldson Highway in Belize City where police officers are currently processing the scene of a robbery. The information [...]

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P.S.U. Serves Notice of Trade Dispute to G.O.B.

P.S.U. Serves Notice of Trade Dispute to G.O.B.

The Public Service Union officially served the government with its notice of a trade dispute on Monday, following a poll of its membership after the government’s 2021-22 budget presentation.  The [...]...

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Lookout for Industrial Action from Unions

Lookout for Industrial Action from Unions

While strike action is highly anticipated when the twenty-one-day period expires, first vice president of the Public Service Union, Dean Flowers says that a work-to-rule campaign, as an initial form [...]...

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P.S.U.: Public Sector Spending Drives Economy

P.S.U.: Public Sector Spending Drives Economy

But with the state of the economy, what are the options available? Dean Flowers says that public sector spending has been driving the economy for over the past decade under [...]...

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Are “Offensive” Ads against Unions, Being Paid by Taxpayers?

Are “Offensive” Ads against Unions, Being Paid by Taxpayers?

Is the People’s United Party going on the offensive with the unions? Last week, three advertisements were released hitting out at the unions about their positions on the cost cutting [...]...

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Phase 3 of COVID-19 Vaccination Now Open

Phase 3 of COVID-19 Vaccination Now Open

Phase-three of the COVID-19 vaccination exercise carried out by the Ministry of Health officially opened today. News Five’s Duane Moody reports.   Duane Moody, Reporting Another phase of the vaccination [...]...

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Almost 30,000 Persons Vaccinated in Phases 1 & 2

Almost 30,000 Persons Vaccinated in Phases 1 & 2

Some people have resisted getting vaccinated and the numbers are not as high as expected. But while the vaccination is not mandatory, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is encouraging [...]...

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Sudden Death Case Not Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine

Sudden Death Case Not Associated with COVID-19 Vaccine

The Ministry of Health and Wellness says the recent sudden death of a man in his fifties from the Belize District is not associated with the COVID-19 vaccine. The family [...]...

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COVID Numbers Still Low; What Does it Mean?

COVID Numbers Still Low; What Does it Mean?

Over the weekend, sixteen new cases were identified across the country and fourteen new recoveries. No deaths were recorded over the weekend leaving the COVID-19 death toll at three hundred [...]...

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Teachers Prepare for Students to Return to School Amid COVID-19

Teachers Prepare for Students to Return to School Amid COVID-19

The initial phase of a two-part rollout for students and teachers to return to their respective classrooms is underway and the Ministry of Education has given the go-ahead for fifty-five [...]...

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Education C.E.O. Has the Numbers on Reopening

Education C.E.O. Has the Numbers on Reopening

Chief Executive Officer Dian Maheia told News Five earlier today that the Ministry of Education has approved fifty-five pre-primary, primary and secondary schools for reopening in the first phase.  With [...]...

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Donations Sought for Volcano Victims

Donations Sought for Volcano Victims

If you have been watching the international news, you are surely aware of the natural disaster unfolding in the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent with the La Soufriere eruption.  For [...]...

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Environmental Activists Argue that Corona Reef is in Belizean Waters

Environmental Activists Argue that Corona Reef is in Belizean Waters

In January, a team of researchers from the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, TIDE, was stopped by members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces from conducted scientific studies within the [...]...

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Garifuna Leaders Defend Ancestral Communal Lands

Garifuna Leaders Defend Ancestral Communal Lands

The first Garifuna settlement in Belize was established back in November of 1802, but now there are challenges to the communal lands settled by the ancestors in southern Belize.  Add [...]...

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Back-to-School Day for Students, One Year Later

Back-to-School Day for Students, One Year Later

Today was back-to-school day for a handful of students who have not seen the inside of a classroom since schools were closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  [...]...

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Racial Slur or Heated Put Down? Area Reps Respond to “Boy.”

Racial Slur or Heated Put Down? Area Reps Respond to “Boy.”

While the budget presentation was the purpose of last Friday’s meeting of the House of Representatives, it was what prompted the walk out by members of the Opposition that stirred [...]...

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Dead Chickens Dumped in Spanish Lookout

Dead Chickens Dumped in Spanish Lookout

This morning images surfaced showing the carcasses of over two hundred heads of chickens along the highway in the Spanish Lookout Community. News Five has since learnt that the chickens [...]...

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Fluctuation in Price of Regular Gasoline

Fluctuation in Price of Regular Gasoline

It seems the recent increase in the price of regular gasoline just in time for Easter travel across the country, has settled back down again. Today the Ministry of Finance [...]...

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OCEANA Concerned About Environmental Clearance Given for Port of Magical Belize

OCEANA Concerned About Environmental Clearance Given for Port of Magical Belize

Late this evening, OCEANA Belize issued a release saying that G.O.B.’s dismissal of the cumulative impact of multiple cruise port proposals is short-sighted. The release comes on the heels of [...]...

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PM to Unions: “When Baby Want Cry They Will Cry”

PM to Unions: “When Baby Want Cry They Will Cry”

We also asked the PM for comments on the Public Service Union’s call for him to rein in his Minister of Health, Michel Chebat. On April first, the Public Service [...]...

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PM Comments on Sale of Aircrafts and Firearms

PM Comments on Sale of Aircrafts and Firearms

Back in March we told you about the sale of four aircraft under the Briceno administration which were finalized in February of 2021. The two Grumman Gulfstream G-Two and two [...]...

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Police Corporal Dies After Crashing Motorbike into a Fence

Police Corporal Dies After Crashing Motorbike into a Fence

Corporal Johannes Rudon lost his life on Sunday night after colliding into a fence in Belize City. The police officer was off-duty and was riding a motorcycle when he rounded [...]...

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Jasmine Sanchez Shot on Boots Crescent

Jasmine Sanchez Shot on Boots Crescent

A Belize City woman was injured on Friday night during a spray of bullets fired at a residence on Boots Crescent.  Reports are that as many as fifteen shots were [...]...

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Quick Police Response Leads to Arrest of Logwood Street Shooter

Quick Police Response Leads to Arrest of Logwood Street Shooter

While the spate of shootings in Belize City left several persons injured, fortunately no one was killed.  The most recent attack, however, took place around nine-thirty on Sunday night on [...]...

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BWS Gifts House to Employee Who Lost Home to Fire

BWS Gifts House to Employee Who Lost Home to Fire

Staff from the Belize Water Services Limited travelled to Burrell Boom Village in Belize District this morning, but not to fix the water supply. Instead they were handing over a [...]...

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