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Protest in Seine Bight as Gas Station Construction Continues

Some villagers in the Seine Bight community were up in arms this morning, showing up in front of a construction site where a gas station is being built. Villagers have [...]

18 migrants and two Belizean drivers intercepted in anti-smuggling operation

Two men from Belmopan have been charged for smuggling illegal immigrants and their 18 passengers detained. Police say on Tuesday morning they were on operations on Paslow Falls Road in the [...]

Big Falls Needs Entire Village to Decide on Communal Land Rights Issue

On Monday, the alcalde of Big Falls Village, Eulalio Choko, along with four other residents, came forward in the media to address concerns that they say the community is having [...]

Recognizing Garifuna Land Rights: Virtual Panel This Week

The issue of land rights, as they pertain to the indigenous community, is once again at the forefront of public discourse. Recent developments in Seine Bight Village, as well as [...]

Panel Discussion to Look at the Importance of Indigenous Land Rights

The panel is made up of four speakers, including doctors Peitra Arana and Philip Castillo, as well as MLA spokesperson Cristina Coc and Marvin Blades. Coc has been at the [...]

A Maya Perspective on Garifuna Land Rights: Similarities and Struggles

News Five also spoke with Cristina Coc who is the spokesperson of the Maya Leaders Alliance and the Toledo Alcaldes Association.  The opportunity to speak on the issue of land [...]

Some Villagers Not On Board Communal Land Holding

Spokesmen for three Mayan communities in the Toledo District say they are not interested in holding their land based on customary land tenure. They say such a system is having [...]

Slight Relaxation of Curfew Hours Depends on Positivity Rates

According to Dr. Sabido, there will be a slight relaxing of the nightly curfew, but only if the daily positivity rate decreases by November first.   Dr. Julio Sabido, Ministry [...]

Restaurant Vaccine Mandate Blindsided Tourism Industry

The Statutory Instrument that requires restaurants to accommodate only vaccinated people who can show their cards has begun to impact hotel restaurants. Restaurants presently can only accommodate fifty percent of [...]

COVID Chronicles: Viewers Share What They Miss During the Pandemic

Here at News Five we are so happy to have one of our reporters back with us. Marion Ali, who was hospitalized with COVID-19, will be doing next week’s COVID [...]

Belize and Taiwan Initiate Women’s Small Business Program

Today, Belize’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eamon Courtenay and the Ambassador of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to Belize, David Kuan-Chou Chien signed a letter of intent for a project [...]

Opposition Has Yet to Respond to Supreme Court Justice Recommendations

The Office of the Prime Minister is still awaiting a response from the Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber, on four proposed Justices of the Supreme Court.  The Prime Minister’s [...]

C.E.O. of P.B.L. Discusses “Near Shore” Location for Dredged Silt

We recently reported on the public consultation that was held by the developers of the Port of Belize Expansion Project. The Department of the Environment also participated. One of the [...]

Multipurpose Port Can Accommodate Cargo and Cruise Ships

Dredging over seven million cubic meters of silt is the largest aspect of the Port of Belize’s expansion undertaking. It is also the most costly part of the venture. C.E.O. [...]

Port of Belize Has Three Cruise Lines Interested

As it relates to the competitiveness of the Port of Belize’s proposed cruise port, in comparison to the cruise ports currently being developed in Belize, C.E.O. Lane says Port of [...]

PAHO Donates Equipment to KHMH for Vaccine Surveillance

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization continues to support the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital with the latest donation of IT equipment and office supplies for its surveillance activities as [...]

Diaspora Relations Ministry Says Belizeans Abroad Really Came Through During COVID-19

The Belize Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations just completed a four city tour in the United States, holding town hall and business meetings with Belizeans living in Houston, Chicago, [...]

Should Restaurants Expect Visitors to Show Proof of Vaccination?

While on Open Your Eyes, the Director of the Belize Tourist Board, Evan Tillett said bringing visitors back remains the big challenge. He says vaccination remains key, and the sector’s [...]

Unitedville Water Woes Continue: Chairman Shaw Explains Why No Wata No Dey

You may recall that about four weeks ago we spoke to two Unitedville residents who complained about the inconsistency of the potable water flow in their area. They told us [...]

G.O.B. Releases Statement on Pandora Papers

The publication of several international articles by a consortium of global journalists using information gleaned from thousands of documents termed the “Pandora Papers,” has placed a spotlight on Belize’s offshore [...]

Kiefer Mes is Heading to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

Kiefer Mes is heading to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. You remember Kiefer? Last month, we aired a story about this seventeen-year-old environmental activist from southern Belize who needed help to [...]

Seine Bight Leaders Oppose Gas Station on Sacred Community Grounds

Representatives of two groups, the Garifuna Nation and the National Garifuna Council, have banned together in their call for the Government of Belize to have developers of a gas station [...]

Cab Sec Seeks Opposition Views on Supreme Court Justice Appointments

The Office of the Prime Minister has written to the Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber, seeking his views on the recommendations for Supreme Court Justices.  These are being made [...]

Minister of Defence Attends 200th Anniversary of the Mexican Navy

The Minister of National Defence and Border Security, Florencio Marin Junior was invited by Admiral Jose Rafael Ojeda, Secretary of the Navy of Mexico, to attend the two hundredth Anniversary [...]

Proposed Man-Made Beach for Belize City

Discussions are being held at the municipal level to install a beach in Belize City, similar to the one at Old Belize off the George Price Highway. If the project [...]