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San Ignacio/ Santa Elena Town Council Resident Fatally Stabbed on Independence Day

There was a murder in San Ignacio at around seven p.m. on Wednesday. According to police, they received information of a male person seen on the ground with multiple stab [...]

“Fats” is Remanded for St. Thomas Street Home Invasion

Twenty-nine-year-old Stephen Barrington Flowers, a resident of Majestic Alley, has been charged with aggravated burglary, following an incident at the home of Basil Gordon on Saint Thomas Street on Sunday. [...]

Honduran National Found in Belize is Issued a Removal Order

Carlos Jose Martinez, a Honduran national, has been living in Belize illegally for almost a year before he was caught by immigration officials earlier this week.  According to Martinez, he [...]

Both Sides of the 2022 Independence Day Speeches

The forty-first anniversary of Belize’s independence was celebrated in grand fashion on Wednesday, with an official ceremony being held in Belmopan. It was full pomp and circumstance, as the prime [...]

Brazen Burglary Attempt at Holy Redeemer Credit Union

A brazen attempt at burglarizing the nation’s largest credit union was thwarted by an alarm system. On Monday morning, two men created an opening in the concrete wall at the [...]

Phillip Palma Found Dead in Shallow Grave on Coastal Island

The lifeless body of fifty-five-year-old Phillip Palma was discovered in a shallow grave on an island off the coast of Belize City over the weekend. Palma was reported missing by [...]

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Explains Concerns About One-off Holiday

The business community remains optimistic that a recent request made to the Ministry of Labor regarding Monday’s public and bank holiday, will be resolved amicably. On Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer [...]

Chamber Says Ministry of Labor Could Have Convened a Zoom Meeting

According to Blake, other mediums could have been used to convene a meeting of the relevant government bodies to discuss the matter of employee compensation. The chamber president also spoke [...]

Shyne Barrow Says It’s Time for Belize to Do Away with the Monarch

While the topic going into the extended weekend is the payment of wages for persons who are working on Monday, the statutory holiday in observance of the funeral of Queen [...]

Shyne Barrow Says Reparations is a Must!

While the Leader of the Opposition is not fond of the monarchy, he is resolute in his conviction that all Commonwealth countries should do away with the age-old system and [...]

The U.D.P. Discusses Politics and the Redistricting Exercise

The resignation of Martin Aldana from the Redistricting Task Force has raised serious questions about the alleged politicization of the ongoing redistricting exercise.  Aldana, a statistical analyst, stepped down as [...]

Shyne Visits Gales Point Manatee and Talks Vulcan

Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow led a fact-finding mission to Gales Point Manatee following cabinet’s decision last week not to allow any mining activity near the community. Along with Barrow were [...]

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Raises Concerns About Holiday For Queen’s Funeral

Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest on Monday, and the Government of Belize, along with several other Commonwealth countries, is observing the nineteenth of September as a public [...]

Bus Operators List Concerns They Have with Ministry of Transport

Bus operators held a press conference this afternoon in Belize City to share their concerns regarding the public transportation sector and what they feel are unreasonable conditions being placed on [...]

Bus Operators Want Duty Exemption, Access to More Funding, and Foreign Busses Gone

Aside from the issue that the bus operators have with Floralia, they are also making additional requests, including duty exemption on their imported buses, more funds than the National Bank [...]

Minister of Transport Says Floralia Already Has What the Bus Industry Needs

News Five contacted the Minister of Transport, Rodwell Ferguson following the bus operators’ press conference to get his reaction to the concerns about Floralia and the permits they want to [...]

Minister Ferguson Says Duty Exemption is a Tall Order to Ask For

Minister Ferguson also told us that while he would have to take the request for duty exemption back to Cabinet, his fellow ministers would have to approve the granting of [...]

Avian Influenza Poses Threat to Poultry Industry, Blue Creek Farm Quarantined

Avian influenza, commonly known as bird flu, is posing a serious threat to the hundred and fifteen million dollar poultry industry.  As we reported on Tuesday, the Belize Animal Health [...]

Health official: Dead Poultry Don’t Spread Bird Flu

While avian influenza can spread rapidly within the bird and poultry populations, bird flu viruses do not normally infect humans. But sporadic human infections of avian influenza, also known as bird [...]

One Slight COVID Upsurge Noted Since School Reopened

Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa also said that since the reopening of schools over the past two weeks, there has been only one observation of a marginal upsurge of COVID-19 cases, but [...]

COVID on Decline, Despite September Celebrations

This year, COVID has allowed us to return to a sense of normalcy and, even with no mandated public health measures in place; new infections during the September Celebrations are [...]

Public and Bank Holiday in Honor of Queen Elizabeth II

An unexpected day off for government and private sector employees next Monday; News Five has confirmed that the day of the state funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second [...]

Book of Condolence Open for Messages at House of Culture

The House of Culture, formerly the Government House, is draped on the outside with Belize’s patriotic red, white and blue colors, but at closer inspection, at its flagstaff, one would [...]

Allen Martinez’s Family Seeking Answers into Death of Loved One

Last night, we told you about the gruesome discovery of the lifeless body of thirty-five-year-old Belize City resident, Allen Martinez. A post mortem examination was conducted on the body this [...]

Surveillance Cameras to be Erected on John Smith Road

The John Smith Road, in recent times, has been an area of concern to the Belize Police Department because it has been used for the disposal of the bodies of [...]