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Belizeans Coming Forward In Immigration Passport Scandal Investigation

While in Belmopan, we also caught up with Tanya Santos, the recently appointed Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Immigration. She was asked for an update on the ongoing [...]

CCJ Dismisses Appeal in Wilfred Elrington Vs Progresso Heights Limited

Today, the Caribbean Court of Justice handed down a ruling upholding the Court of Appeal’s decision in the matter between former Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington and Progresso Heights [...]

Assad Shoman Addresses ICJ on Israel/Palestine Conflict

Ambassador Assad Shoman, Belize’s former foreign minister, appeared before the International Court of Justice earlier today where he presented on the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine and the atrocities [...]

Amnesty Program Applicants Receive Permanent Residency Documents

The Department of Nationality and Passports and the International Organization on Migration handed over the first batch of permanent residency documents to persons who applied under the government’s Amnesty Program. [...]

UN and G.O.B. Hold Third Joint National Steering Committee Meeting

The Government of Belize and the United Nations held the third Joint National Steering Committee meeting today. Currently, there are nineteen U.N. agencies operating in Belize, aiding in the nation’s [...]

UNDP and G.O.B. Partners to Improve Belize’s Poverty Assessment Strategy

Belize is among a list of eleven countries across Latin America and the Caribbean that has developed and implemented a Multidimensional Poverty Index to assess and address poverty. This morning, [...]

Will Belizeans In The Diaspora Ever Be Able To Vote?

With the ongoing elections in El Salvador, Belize has set up a polling station to accommodate Salvadorans living outside of their home country. With this in mind, the question was [...]

Belize Still Trying For A Schengen Visa Waiver

For years, Belizeans have had to travel to Mexico in order to apply for a Schengen visa, which is a permit allowing visitors to enter the Schengen region, which comprises of [...]

PM Speaks on Brewing Immigration Scandal

A scandal is brewing at the Immigration Department where an investigation has been launched into the creation of fake receipts for the purchase of new passports.  News Five understands that [...]

B.D.F. Haiti Mission Still In Limbo

It’s been over a year since Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel Henry called for international deployment of armed forces to Haiti amidst the country’s civil unrest and violent gang crisis. The [...]

Eamon Courtenay to Step Down as Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay is stepping down from his post as Belize’s chief diplomat in the days ahead.  News of his pending departure was confirmed in a statement from the [...]

Guatemala’s President-elect Arevalo Visits Belize

President-elect Bernardo Arevalo arrived in Belize this morning where he met with Prime Minister John Briceño and Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay.  The incoming Guatemalan head of state is set to [...]

U.D.P. Stands with Guyana in Territorial Dispute with Venezuela

The United Democratic Party has come out in full support of the preservation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Guyana.  The U.D.P. stands with CARICOM, the Commonwealth of Nations, [...]

Jamaican Out on Bail for Immigration Offense Must Remain in Belize

A Jamaican national who has been in custody for more two weeks is tonight out on bail. Carlos Higgins has been accused of wilfully supplying false information to the Belize [...]

Shyne Barrow: U.S Travel Advisory on Belize is For Good Reason

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel advisory for Belize urging travellers to exercise heightened caution due to a notable prevalence of crime in the country. [...]

Shyne Barrow Says He Takes No Side in Israel/Palestine Conflict

While we had an audience with him today, News Five asked the Leader of the Opposition for his position on the conflict between Israel and Hamas on the Gaza Strip [...]

Six Brazilians Caught Entering Belize Illegally

Six Brazilians caught illegally on board a commercial bus entering Belize are spending time at the Belize Central Prison pending their expulsion from the country. The six were nabbed during [...]

Plane Hijacked for Narco-trafficking; Belizeans Involved

More details are surfacing as the investigation continues into the theft and subsequent crash of a Maya Island Air plane in Placencia Village on Monday morning. As has been reported, [...]

A Group of Turkish Nationals Intercepted in Benque; Driver Escapes

On Monday night, eighteen Turkish nationals were intercepted out west, in Benque Viejo del Carmen. They were caught onboard a pickup truck after they crossed into Belize through the western [...]

Guatemala Upheaval

For a second week, supporters of President-elect Bernardo Arevalo are protesting and demanding the resignation of Attorney General Consuelo Porras.  She is being accused of plotting to prevent the duly-elected [...]

“We can’t invade Guatemala as much as we would like to”, PM Briceño

Did Prime Minister John Briceño misspeak on Wednesday or was he being sincere when he said “we can’t invade Guatemala as much as we would like to”? Or, was he [...]

Sending Security to Haiti from Belize

When a high-level U.S. delegation visited Belize in early August, discussions were held about the likelihood of Belize joining a multinational security mission to Haiti to help stabilize the country. [...]

Shyne Sympathizes with Haiti, but Supports Conscription

When asked for his thoughts on Belize joining the international community in aiding Haiti in this time of upheaval, Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow also used the opportunity to suggest that [...]

Five Organizations in Belize Are CARSI-ESF 2023 Grants Recipients

During a ceremony held today in Belmopan, the U.S. Embassy celebrated the recipients of five, 2023 Central America Regional Security Initiative, Economic Support Fund (CARSI-ESF) grants.  The recipients will partner [...]

Three New Ambassadors Present Credentials to GG Tzalam

On Sunday in Belmopan, three new ambassadors to Belize presented their credentials to Governor General Dame Froyla Tzalam at the Belize House.  The ambassadors are His Excellency Carlos Garcia of [...]