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G.O.B. Intends to Save $240M from Salary Cuts in Three Years

The Briceño administration continues to consult with stakeholders, including the business community, ahead of presenting a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  While government receives input from various corners for [...]

P.S.U. Says Increase Revenue Collection Instead of Cutting Wages

According to Flowers, who is also the P.S.U.’s public relations officer, another freeze in increments and benefits would be the fourth.  While the union understands the difficult financial bind that [...]

A Wrap Up of Municipal Elections 2021

The People’s United Party served the United Democratic Party a major defeat in the 2021 Municipal Elections. The P.U.P. went from controlling three full councils to majority control of all [...]

Belize and Guatemala Strengthen Diplomatic Relations

The inaugural meeting of foreign ministers Eamon Courtenay and Pedro Brolo Vila took place on Thursday morning at the O.A.S. Office in the Adjacency Zone.  For many years, Belize and [...]

Expanding Belize’s Export Offerings to Guatemala

The Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission is also being reinvigorated and, through the existing Partial Scope Agreement, trade will be expanded to include other goods and services following a meeting with the [...]

Former Health Minister Not Impressed with New Administration

During the municipal elections, former Minister of Health Pablo Marin came out in support of Hilberto Campos, the U.D.P. standard bearer for the Corozal Bay division. Campos replaced him following [...]

Pablo Marin on Mistreatment of Public Officers

Marin is also watching as the situation with Doctor Marvin Manzanero is playing out, as he believes it is political victimization. He says his wife, Danini Contreras-Marin, also employed with [...]

Patrick Faber says P.U.P. Disrespecting Dr. Manza

Opposition Leader Patrick Faber also commented on the Doctor Marvin Manzanero situation. While it is not clear what is going to happen next, it is certain that he is not [...]

Opposition Leader Chides G.O.B. on Education Matters

Leader of the Opposition and Former Minister of Education, Patrick Faber during an interview with News Five on Election Day spoke of what he claims is reckless behaviour on behalf [...]

Mexico/Belize Business E-Roundtable

The Mexico-Belize Business virtual roundtable was held today. The online meeting was between public and private sector businesses from both countries and was done through collaboration between the Embassy of [...]

Celebrating International Children’s Broadcasting Day

Sunday is International Children’s Broadcasting Day. The event was started by the UNICEF in 1991 to raise awareness of children’s issues and to encourage media houses to pay more attention [...]

Teen Reporter Explores Remote Learning Challenges

While the young hosts on Open Your Eyes enjoyed getting their questions answered on live TV, News Five also had a young journalist embedded in our newsroom today.  Nyree Kisling, [...]

P.U.P. Dominates the 2021 Municipal Elections: P.U.P. 65 – U.D.P. 2

In November, political pundits called the People’s United Party’s massive win of national assembly seats the “Blue Tsunami.”  Well, just months later, a second wave has washed over the land [...]

All Blue Except for U.D.P. Mayor Earl Trapp and 1 Councillor in San Ignacio

That twinkle of red was Mayor Earl Trapp and U.D.P. councillor Bernadette Fernandez. Fernandez narrowly made the cut by ten votes while Mayor Trapp won over the P.U.P.’s Ramon “Monchi” [...]

Honourable Elvia Vega Makes History in Corozal Bay By-Election

There were a number of women who won their bid for political office across the country, as an area rep and a mayor. History was made in the Corozal Bay [...]

BLUE for Belmopan – First Female Mayor for Capital City, Too!

Turning to the Capital City, the P.U.P. soundly defeated the U.D.P. team after fifteen years of U.D.P. municipal control. Significantly, Belmopan now has its first female mayor in Sharon Palacio.  [...]

OW Voters Return the P.U.P. to Town Hall!

We go back north to take a look at the municipals and we start with Orange Walk Town.  A little over sixty percent of the voters went out the polls [...]

P.U.P.’s Rigo Vellos & His Slate Returns to Corozal Town Council

Just before eleven p.m., the result of the elections at the northernmost municipality was announced. The incumbent mayor Rigoberto Vellos of the P.U.P. and his entire slate came out victorious. [...]

San Pedro Town is Blue after 18 Years!

It took the People’s United Party eighteen years to regain municipal government control in San Pedro.  But it did so in convincing fashion on Wednesday, snagging all six councilor seats [...]

Griga & P.G. Gone BLUE!

With the assistance of our Dangriga and Punta Gorda correspondents Harry Arzu and Aurelio Sho, reporter Andrea Polanco put together a report on the municipal elections in the two southern [...]

P.U.P. 11 Elected in Belize City

While San Pedro in the Belize District had the second highest voter turnout in the country, Belize City had the lowest with only forty-six percent. News Five’s Isani Cayetano and [...]

Kareem Musa’s Message to U.D.P. Leader Patrick Faber

U.D.P. leader Patrick Faber began his rounds up north in Corozal where News Five’s Duane Moody caught up with him.  While he did not make any predictions, Faber spoke of [...]

Mayor Wagner Served with Disqualification Petition during Election Day

The U.D.P. maintains that the now re-elected Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner should be disqualified from office because he does not actually reside in Belize City, which U.D.P. attorney Orson [...]

Belize and Guatemala’s Foreign Ministers Meet at Adjacency Zone

Foreign ministers Eamon Courtenay and Pedro Brolo Vila met for the first time this morning at the Office of the Organization of American States at the Adjacency Zone.  The meeting [...]

Curfew Extended for Another 30 Days

If you were hoping that a decrease in COVID-19 cases might mean an end to the ten p.m. to five a.m. curfew, think again.  The Government of Belize has announced [...]