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Mahler Says, In Tourism, “Hand Wash Hand”

In the tourism sector, the question of preferred treatment for passengers disembarking from cruise ships calling to port in Belize City was to put to Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler on [...]

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected to be Near Normal

The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June first to November thirtieth, is expected to be a near normal year in terms of activity. Forecasters predict that there is [...]

Tourism Numbers Almost Back to Pre-COVID Status

Tourism numbers for Belize continue to climb, but the figures are still not quite back to where they were pre-COVID. But that time is just ahead, according to Minister of [...]

Discussions Still Underway to Get European Airlines into Belize

One of the tourism routes that Belize has not been able to land an agreement with as yet is Europe. Getting European airlines into Belize would cater to a whole [...]

Lowest Overall National Inflation Rate since Early 2021 Recorded in April 2023

Consumer prices are up by four point six percent in April, according to the Statistical Institute of Belize. S.I.B. says this is the lowest overall national inflation rate recorded since [...]

Multi-million Dollar Fairtrade System in Belize; Fairtrade or Unfair Trade?

Every year, millions of dollars are pumped into the sugar industry in Belize, through Fairtrade premiums. A premium is a calculated sum added to an ordinary price or charge. In [...]

CEMO Marks the Start of 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season with Stakeholder Symposium

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on Thursday. To mark the start of the season, the City Emergency Management Organization (CEMO) hosted a symposium in Belize City. The event, [...]

CitCo’s Final Preparation for 2023 Hurricane Season

It is less than two days before the start of the 2023 hurricane season and the Belize City Council is completing several projects, hopefully ahead of the rains. Keeping drains [...]

A Fire Truck Donation for the National Fire Service

The fleet of vehicles at the National Fire Service has increased following the handing over of a fire truck by the Belize City Council and the Republic of China (Taiwan). [...]

Woman Executed in Cayo; Police Look for Persons of Interest

The execution-style murder of thirty-one-year-old Mirza Morales on Saturday night in El Progresso Village, Cayo, has police seeking several persons of interest. Individuals whom they believe were involved in a [...]

H.R.C.U. Annual General Meeting 2023

On Saturday, Holy Redeemer Credit Union held its annual general meeting at the Belize City Civic Center. Thousands of member-owners of the credit union came out to the A.G.M. to [...]

B.E.B.L. Is In Playoffs Mode, Stann Creek Claims U-20 Men’s Championship

Goodnight and welcome to another edition of Sports Monday, I am Paul Lopez.  We are now in week four of the William Dawson Sprite/Digi Youth Basketball Tournament 2023. This week’s [...]

Former U.D.P. A.G. says Portico’s Definitive Agreement is Unlawful

Tonight, we take a closer look into the Definitive Agreement between the Government of Belize and Portico.  While the binding contract between both parties was signed just one month before [...]

Horizon Academy Teaching Students How to Hone Entrepreneurial Skills

Earlier today, one hundred and thirty primary school students who attend Horizon Academy showed off their talents in a financial literacy program. The students took part in a Work Expo. [...]

Register, License Your E-Motorcycles to Avoid Prosecution

Earlier this week, the Department of Transport issued a release on the use of electric motorcycles (scooters) in Belize. It’s an advisory to all owners of electric motorcycles, warning them [...]

…But is There Any Mechanism in Place to Process E-bikes?

But has it been a case of placing the cart before the horse. Where license and registration are concerned, News Five has been receiving messages to suggest that in several [...]

Cristo Rey Village to Hold Annual River Fest

On Sunday, Cristo Rey Village, in Cayo District, will hold its annual River Fest. This year, the festival is being held under the theme, “Promoting River Conservation, Cultural Value and [...]

The Future of Agriculture in Stann Creek is Diversification

Ferguson says the projected rebound of the citrus industry is a result of investments from Citrus Products of Belize Limited and large scale farmers. According to the minister, small scale [...]

San Ignacio/Santa Elena Child Advisory Board Hosts Youth Training

Building the capacity of our children is an investment in the future of the nation. The San Ignacio/ Santa Elena Child Advisory Board has been doing just that, investing in [...]

Forty years of the Belize Zoo!

This year the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is celebrating forty years of service to wildlife conservation efforts in Belize. This year also marks the second annual Sharon Matola [...]

K.H.M.H. Workers Union Questions New $90M Hospital in Belmopan

The Briceño administration’s plan to build a ninety million dollar health facility in Belmopan is being met with concern, as well as serious criticism from various corners, including the K.H.M.H. [...]

Fairtrade Hosts Lunch Gathering for Elders in Orange Walk Town

Fairtrade provides millions of dollars in premiums annually to sugarcane farmers in northern Belize. Today, Belize recognized World Fairtrade Day under the theme “Choose Fairtrade Choose a Better Future”. For [...]

Orange Walk Town Likely to Become First Fairtrade Town in the Region

As a part of today’s World Fairtrade Day celebrations, an Orange Walk Fairtrade logo was officially launched.  We have told you about associations being Fairtrade certified. But, there are also [...]

Finally! A Definitive Agreement Between G.O.B. and Portico

On Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde discussed the likelihood of new legislation being introduced in parliament to address the issue of Port of Magical Belize.  This succeeded an announcement [...]

Why Is Dog Chow Scarce, and Now, So Expensive?

Over the last few months, dog owners and rescuers have seen a scarcity of dog chow and have had to make instant decisions as to what other brand to use [...]