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P.S.U. on Possible Impact on Gov’t Department

Flowers says that the union is also concerned about the impact this can have on the proper management of government departments.   On the Phone: Dean Flowers, 1st Vice President, [...]

Is Minister Chebat Backtracking on What He Said?

And what has the Minister of Health Michel Chebat said about Doctor Manzanero? As recently as December of 2020, while Doctor Manzanero was on sick leave battling COVID-19, the minister [...]

A Frightening Home Invasion in Ladyville

Imagine you are just going about your business at home on a normal afternoon when suddenly armed men are at your door. That is exactly what happened to one family [...]

Ministry of Health Gets Laptops

To help overcome disruptions to the delivery of healthcare during COVID-19, District Health Educators are getting a technology boost this week.   Nine senior officers from the Health Education and Community [...]

Meet Belizean Punta Rap Artist, Derz McVey!

He was born Ivor Ventura, but over the past two years, Belizean punta rap artist Derz McVey has been taking the music scene by storm. Due to the pandemic, however, [...]

100,800 Doses of COVID Vaccines for Belize

Today, the Acting Director of Health Services, Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa confirmed to News Five that Belize will be getting about one hundred thousand eight hundred doses of the AstraZeneza vaccine [...]

What’s the Delay in Variants’ Tests?

It’s been just about a month since two hundred plus samples were sent to Baylor College in the U.S. and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to determine if any [...]

M.O.H.W. Cautions Public: Don’t Get Complacent About Decrease in COVID Cases

For the past week, there have been zero deaths reported due to complications associated with the novel coronavirus; in fact, the infection rate has also reduced drastically as the number [...]

Home Invasion in Ladyville; Three Assailants on the Run

There was a home invasion in Ladyville this afternoon. Reports to News Five are that three men stormed inside the house that’s located near the police station and held up [...]

Floyd Carter Jr. is Murdered in Lord’s Bank

In November, Floyd Carter Senior was murdered in Belize City. On Tuesday night, his son was gunned down on Tuesday night on Serosi Street in the Lord’s Bank. Was there [...]

Still No Arrests for Jerome McLaren’s Murder

While there are two persons in custody for questioning in the murder of Carter Junior, police have yet to arrest the motorcycle killer in the callous execution of Jerome McLaren. [...]

How Did Rafael Garrido Die?

How did Rafael Garrido die? That’s what the police and his family wants to know as they await the results of an autopsy that is being conducted on his body. [...]

Marleni Cuellar is the New C.E.O. of Channel 5!

Here at News Five, we don’t normal cover ourselves, but tonight we have some big news to share with our viewers.  You may be aware that Channel Five’s C.E.O. Amalia [...]

A Shooting on Plues Street

This afternoon, thirty-one-year-old Janine Lamb and thirty-eight-year-old Eugene Thompson were shot near the intersection of Plues and Bishop Streets in Belize City.  Thompson was hit multiple times, including once to [...]

Jerome McLaren is Killed in Front of his Family

He was a former boxing athlete who represented the Jewel internationally, but on Tuesday night, Jerome McLaren was executed in Belize City. The callous murder was carried out in front [...]

Body Found in Shallow Grave Identified as Rafael Garrido

There was a sad ending on Monday for the loved ones of a man who had been missing since February third. Rafael Garrido’s remains were discovered in a shallow grave [...]

U.D.P. Leader Says ‘Wi Ready’ for Municipal Elections!

Nomination Day has officially kicked off the Municipal Election fervor. News Five spoke with United Democratic Party Leader Patrick Faber on Monday about the Belize City slate and his party’s [...]

Francis Humphries is U.D.P.’s Mayoral Candidate in Dangriga

In our coverage of the lead-up to the municipal elections, Monday’s nomination day in Dangriga started with a People’s United Party motorcade.  The P.U.P.’s Dangriga Seven were ushered to Town [...]

Belize Mayors’ Association Holds Final Meeting for 2018-2021 Cohort of Mayors

The Belize Mayors’ Association members wrapped up their terms in office with a final meeting on Friday in Belmopan.  The Ministry of Local Government recognized those mayors who are not [...]

Minister Kareem Musa Chimes in on Commission of Inquiry

It was only the first day, but what has been revealed so far during the first sitting of the Commission of Inquiry is being described in most quarters as incredible. [...]

Former PM Dean Barrow Appears before Commission of Inquiry

He was the former Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. Still today, Dean Barrow was the first witness to testify before the Commission of Inquiry tasked with investigating the sale [...]

Hugo Patt Bought G.O.B. Vehicle Without Formal Approval from Finance Minister

According to Barrow, three persons were allowed to purchase their assigned vehicle before the November eleventh election. One of those persons is the former Deputy Prime Minister Hugo Patt. Patt [...]

More than a Dozen Vehicles Sold Weeks Prior to Elections

The former Minister of Finance also revealed that some department and ministries were all too eager to dispose of their vehicles as unserviceable.  During the period that the Commission is [...]

Head of Vehicle Care Unit Testifies

The final witness to be called before the commission was Ruperto Vicente, the Head of the Vehicle Care Unit. Vicente is tasked with ensuring that the proper procedures are followed. [...]

Commission Chair: Documents Contained Errors

After today’s inquiry, a press conference was held during which the Chairman of the Commission, Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck shared that the Commission will reconvene on February twenty-sixth.  The witness [...]