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Cabinet Reviews COVID in Schools, Virtual Trials and Highway Patrols

In Cabinet news, the Minister of Education reported that all schools are being closely monitored for any potential COVID-19 outbreaks. During the first week of classes, the Ministry of Health [...]

Prime Minister Shares Christmas Message

We end tonight’s newscast with an excerpt from Prime Minister John Briceño’s Christmas message.  He reminds us to use the season as an opportunity to resolve our differences and to [...]

Elise Craig is the Grand Prize Winner of Gimme 5!

As you all know, News Five is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary of being in your homes, bringing to you our flagship newscast, but also the many entertainment shows and local [...]

Belize’s Oldest Citizen Celebrates 108th Birthday

Leonora Patnett’s residence on Wagner’s Lane was alive with activity today, as friends and family from across Belize City stopped in to wish her a happy birthday.  Patnett is Belize’s [...]

Evangelical Association Says No to Legalizing Marijuana

Tomorrow the Government will put for a bill on new industries, including those that utilize cannabis products. It is a controversial topic that has some in Belize divided. The churches [...]

P.S.U. Slams Proposed New Posts at Ministry of Health

Tonight, President of the Public Service Union Dean Flowers is speaking out about the amendment of the Public Health Act. The amendment, which will be tabled before the House of [...]

BEST Mourns Passing of Dennis Jones

Also being mourned this week is Dennis Jones, the managing director of the Belize Enterprise for Sustainable Technology. He passed away on Monday. He was in this role since 1997 [...]

Witness to Laddie Gillett Shooting Says They Had No Idea Men in Black Were Police

The shooting death of fourteen-year-old Laddie Gillett in Placencia on Wednesday has sent shock waves across the nation. Tonight, we bring you an exclusive eye-witness report from nineteen-year-old Thomas Palacio, [...]

Those close to Laddie Gillett mourn his death

From the courthouse in Belmopan, Paul Lopez visited with Laddie’s football coaches at Youth for the Mission, and one person who has been around Laddie over the past decade and [...]

Belizean Film Makers Receive Grants

When COVID-19 hit, many industries were hit hard and continue to suffer as a result of the economic shock and the health restrictions. One of those industries is the entertainment [...]

PSU members Lean Towards Accepting GOB Proposals

Is the P.S.U. on the verge of ending their strike? Well, according to one of their leaders, Dean Flowers, the majority of its membership surveyed overnight indicated they are in [...]

Negotiations Coming to an End

Vice President Flowers says negotiations between the Joint Unions and G.O.B. representatives over the budget may be coming to an end after three weeks, but the discussion on good governance [...]

Negotiating Team Acknowledges Joint Union’s Discontent

Government’s negotiating team has acknowledged the joint union’s grievance with the Prime Minister’s national address. On Thursday night, P.S.U. President, Gerald Henry told News Five that an apology was given, [...]

Attorney Darrel Bradley Discusses Good Governance Reform Legislation

In response to pressure from the unions demanding the implementation of good governance legislation to support the U.N. Convention Against Corruption, this week Prime Minister John Briceño issued a document [...]

BPOs donate 80K for COVID-19 response

Representatives of five of the biggest call centers in Belize officially did a handing over of donation to the Ministry of Health. The players in the BPO sector got together [...]

Anigi – a new book by Govel Morgan Jr.

Punta Gorda native and author Govel Morgan Junior recently published his book entitled “Anigi” on the international market. According to Morgan, while the book was originally published in the late [...]

“Corruption will be with us always”, says PM

On Thursday, the Prime Minister’s Business Forum was held under the theme, “Embracing Innovation for Economic Prosperity”. One of the guest speakers at the event was Linner Viik. He is [...]

Corruption Also Involves Private Sector Partners

Corruption is not only a problem that many governments have been battling. Corruption has found its way in not only the government department and ministries but also in the private [...]

Bishops condemn U.S. immigration stance

On Friday, a conference of Bishops of the Anglican Episcopal Churches of Central America and Mexico issued a statement on the planned cancellations of several U.S. programs for immigrants. These [...]

Francine Pitts dies; survived loss of daughter Eyannie Nunez and City house

Belize City resident Francine Pitts gained public attention when her young daughter, Eyannie, was shot and killed as she slept at home. Pitts would go on to experience a long [...]

The next step begins for sixteen Belize Bank scholarship recipients

The Belize Bank is sending sixteen more students to school this year. Through its scholarship program, both high school and sixth form recipients will not have to worry about the [...]

The reality of the employment situation

At least nine percent of the population is jobless. The latest figures released by the Statistical Institute of Belize also show that as of April 2017, almost two thousand persons [...]

The plan to prevent rising suicide and depression

From 2012 to 2016, one hundred and thirteen persons died by their own hand, and three hundred and eighty-two others attempted to do so. There have been three more suicides [...]

Customs reviews policy on uncustomed goods

The Immigration Department is not the first or last Government agency to be audited from within by the Audit Department. Indeed, a general audit is supposed to be conducted annually [...]

Belizeans’ Season’s Greetings from the Streets

It’s less than two days away from Christmas Day and downtown Albert Street was bustling, as residents did their last minute grocery shopping for that traditional turkey dinner, while others [...]