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Four COVID Deaths in Two Days

There are disturbing numbers tonight from the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Four people have died from COVID-related complications over the past two days. Additionally, eighty-six new cases of COVID-19 [...]

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Respected B.D.F. Soldier Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Respected B.D.F. Soldier Dies in Motorcycle Crash

The Belize Defense Force is mourning the death of Staff Sergeant Victor Martin. He was a special force operator, physical instructor and mentor to many officers. Martin also had a [...]...

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Arson on Antelope Street; Husband & Wife Survive

Arson on Antelope Street; Husband & Wife Survive

There is yet another fire to report tonight; this time in the Antelope Street area of Belize City. A well-known yardman and his wife escaped grave injury when a fire [...]...

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New Details Emerge on Two-Day Confrontation in the Chiquibul

New Details Emerge on Two-Day Confrontation in the Chiquibul

Four days after two standoffs between a joint team of B.D.F., forestry personnel, Friends for Conservation and Development rangers and Guatemalan soldiers and civilians occurred in the Chiquibul Reserve, and [...]...

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More Questions than Answers for Stake Bank Caye

More Questions than Answers for Stake Bank Caye

Stake Bank and the Port of Magical Belize will face off in the Supreme Court on September thirtieth, following leave being granted earlier this week for Port Coral to file [...]...

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One Ship a Week, Cruise Tourism Slow to Rebound

One Ship a Week, Cruise Tourism Slow to Rebound

Cruise tourism is slowly making a comeback since reopening on July seventh with only one ship visiting per week. With ships traveling at around sixty percent capacity and not all [...]...

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B.D.F. Vaccination Rate Increasing; Still Below 50%

B.D.F. Vaccination Rate Increasing; Still Below 50%

Currently, three Belize Defense Force officers are positive for the COVID-19 virus.  Lieutenant Colonel Velasquez confirmed that around forty-two percent of B.D.F. soldiers have been vaccinated to date and that [...]...

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Churches Say No to Marijuana Legalization

Churches Say No to Marijuana Legalization

The Belize Council of Churches, having consulted regionally with its counterparts in the Caribbean, has put forward a definitive position on the proposed legalization of marijuana.  The religious organization is [...]...

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Liberalism and the Church

Liberalism and the Church

The ongoing discussion on marijuana legalization has led to progressive views being shared in the public discourse.  As open-minded as those opinions may be, the Council of Churches maintains that [...]...

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Council of Churches Explains its Position on Salary Reductions

Council of Churches Explains its Position on Salary Reductions

The Council of Churches was equally vocal on the issue of the ten percent pay cut that teachers and public officers will be getting for the next three years. For [...]...

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Responding to Child Traumatic Stress

Responding to Child Traumatic Stress

Have you ever wondered about the effects that traumatic stresses have on children? Professionals who engage with Belize’s youth found out today how to identify when a child is acting [...]...

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Two Boys Show Initiative with Car Wash

Two Boys Show Initiative with Car Wash

News Five viewers enjoy our features on entrepreneurs and new businesses, but it is not often that we get to bring you a new venture run by children.  Today, Paul [...]...

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Remember this? Simone Biles Christmas Visit to Belize 2016

Remember this? Simone Biles Christmas Visit to Belize 2016

Many Belizeans who have been following the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were surprised when an athlete so many of us root for, Simone Biles, withdrew from events due to [...]...

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Council of Churches Comes Out Against Marijuana Legalization

Council of Churches Comes Out Against Marijuana Legalization

Government’s move to ultimately legalize marijuana raises serious concerns in various sectors of Belizean society, including the religious community.  The economic benefits, as well as the purging of criminal records [...]...

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Council of Churches Takes on G.O.B. on Salary Decrease

Council of Churches Takes on G.O.B. on Salary Decrease

The ten percent salary reduction for teachers and public officers came into force in June, after weeks of failed negotiations between the joint unions and the Briceño administration.  The Belize [...]...

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Stake Bank and Port of Magical Belize to Lock Horns in Supreme Court

Stake Bank and Port of Magical Belize to Lock Horns in Supreme Court

On Monday, Justice Lisa Shoman granted leave for Port Coral, whose principals include developer Mike Feinstein, to file an application for judicial review in a matter that involves the Department [...]...

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Patients Owe Millions to K.H.M.H.

Patients Owe Millions to K.H.M.H.

The national referral hospital is reporting more than thirty-five million dollars in unpaid patient medical bills.  This is a huge amount that the chairman of the Karl Heusner Memorial hospital [...]...

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New Role Pending for Dr. Manzanero

New Role Pending for Dr. Manzanero

The Minister of Health and Wellness also addressed the situation of Doctor Marvin Manzanero who, after being replaced as the functional Director of Health Services in late 2020, has yet [...]...

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COVID Tests Will Not be Free to all Frontline Workers

COVID Tests Will Not be Free to all Frontline Workers

Frontline workers who are not vaccinated after Friday will be required to pay for bi-weekly COVID-19 tests. Where the employer is not providing these for free, those classified as frontline [...]...

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COVID Survivors Beg Others to Get Vaccinated

COVID Survivors Beg Others to Get Vaccinated

Before we had a COVID vaccine, the world was praying for one as millions of people helplessly watched their loved ones die. Now we have a vaccine and there is [...]...

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Dr. Mark Musa on the Virus Invading Immune System

Dr. Mark Musa on the Virus Invading Immune System

Internist Doctor Mark Musa, who also appeared in the first segment of the show, said that if we rely only on herd immunity to defeat COVID, many of us will [...]...

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Vaccination Rates Up, but Judiciary and Police Still a Concern

Vaccination Rates Up, but Judiciary and Police Still a Concern

And, while a large number of unvaccinated workers will have to pay out of pocket for bi-monthly COVID-19 tests, the Minister of Health and Wellness says he is encouraged by [...]...

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Before You Relax, Get Vax!

Before You Relax, Get Vax!

And members of the wider public are also turning out for their vaccinations. This morning News Five’s Duane Moody was at the heart of Belize City to talk to those [...]...

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Family Anxious About Missing Fisherman Jarrid Usher

Family Anxious About Missing Fisherman Jarrid Usher

Another fisherman is missing at sea. On July fifth, Jarrid Usher went out in his skiff named “Blessed Youth,” but never returned.  His family was not too concerned at first [...]...

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Caye Caulker Marine Reserve Gets Monitoring Equipment

Caye Caulker Marine Reserve Gets Monitoring Equipment

The Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, which is located on the northern end of the island, is a prime spot for snorkeling. On Monday, the Reserve was given special attention. Through [...]...

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