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What Killed Denise Torres?

Forty-five-year-old Belize City resident Denise Torres died within a matter of minutes on Saturday, spreading alarm among her family members and those who knew her.  While Torres’ death went viral [...]

What Happened to Orlando Velasquez?

Forty-seven-year-old Orlando Velasquez better known as Easy Bob of Belize City was found dead on Sunday. Velasquez’s body was found floating nude near the House of Culture in Belize City.  [...]

Independence Day Addresses Focus on COVID-19, but Politics as Usual…

National celebrations were muted this year due to the COVID pandemic. The events were mostly held virtually due to restrictions in place, save for Independence Day on September twenty-first. The [...]

Faber Talks Good Governance on Independence Day

With the retirement of PM Barrow, Leader elect Patrick Faber of the United Democratic Party is facing Opposition Leader John Briceño in the upcoming general elections.  Faber addressed the Independence [...]

Police to Crack Down on Social Gatherings

The Commissioner of Police has a message for those of you who are still hosting parties with persons outside of their household.  ComPol Williams says that he has instructed his [...]

BTV Heads to Sarstoon Island on Independence Weekend

A commemorative excursion to Sarstoon Island in honour of Hubert Pipersburgh and Nedal McLaren, both well-known members of the Belize Territorial Volunteers who passed away this year, was held over [...]

George Price is Remembered on National Service Day

To end our newscast tonight, the late Father of Independence George Cadle Price was remembered by the People’s United Party on Saturday, which is commemorated as National Service Day.  Nine [...]

Net Steps Down from Additional Posts

As we reported earlier this week, embattled former B.T.L. Chairman Nestor Vasquez has vacated other posts he has held on various statutory bodies, including Chair of the Social Security Board [...]

Kareem Musa Says Qualified Young Belizean Should Be Appointed as B.T.L. Chair

It is expected that Alan Slusher will replace Nestor Vasquez as Chair of the B.T.L. Board of Directors. He will be appointed as interim chairman. Slusher is a former advisor [...]

Kareem Musa Reacts to Wil Maheia Wanting to Run in Fort George

Belize Territorial Volunteer Wil Maheia announced on Thursday that he will run in the Fort George Division under the Belize Progressive Party.  According to Maheia, who has lost twice in [...]

BPM Doesn’t Support Wil for Fort George

On Tuesday, Wil Maheia of the Belize Progressive Party declared his candidacy for the Fort George division in Belize City. But his colleagues from the Belize Peace Movement are not [...]

Who is the Owner of Good Lee Limited?

During the sitting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat revealed that the prime minister’s son is reportedly involved in an offshore company that has [...]

Musa Says Awarding of Boledo Contract is Nepotism

According to Musa, the awarding of the boledo contract to Brad’s is the greatest case of nepotism under the Barrow Administration.   Kareem Musa, Area Rep., Caribbean Shores “He is [...]

B.H.A. and its Membership Ready for the P.G.I.A. Reopening

In less than two weeks, on October first, the Philip Goldson International Airport is set to reopen to international visitors.  There are concerns about the readiness of resorts and hotels [...]

Tourists Won’t be Able to Enter Belize without Reservation at a Gold Standard Hotel

Tejada says that tourists won’t be able to enter the country without proof of reservation at a gold standard hotel.   Ted Tejada, President, Belize Hotel Association “As a matter [...]

Will Hotels Have to be Gold Standard Certified to Operate?

Will hotels mandatorily have to acquire gold standard certification or they won’t be able to open? That’s the information surfacing tonight.  Reports are that a legal document has been drafted [...]

What Happens to Smaller Properties?

But what about the smaller properties, including bed and breakfasts that cannot afford the investment? Tejada says that the association is there to assist and has been advising its members [...]

The Struggles of Hotels during COVID-19 Pandemic

News Five visited two hotels in the Belize District to understand the financial struggles that hoteliers are going through during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Several hotels are making preparations for the [...]

Belize Hotel Association Awards Five Scholarships

The Belize Hotel Association conducted a virtual scholarship ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the private sector tourism organization issued five scholarships—two tertiary level and three secondary level—to students from [...]

Tombs Damaged at Lord Ridge

This morning, a report of an exposed casket at the Lord Ridge Cemetery was widely shared across Facebook. The report was that the tomb was damaged from an accident and [...]

Missing Woman Located!

Police say that missing woman Florita Harris has been located. She was found in Corozal but now police need the help of her family to bring her home. Superintendent Alejandro [...]

September’s Children Rally Held Virtually

Like most events now, the annual Children’s Rally was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally was held under this year’s September Celebrations theme “Overcoming Adversity, [...]

Kareem Musa and Team Youth Celebrate National Service Day

Saturday will be commemorated as National Service Day in memory of Right Honorable George Price. The day is set aside every year as part of September Celebrations to offer a [...]

How Are You Going to Bring in Independence Day?

How are you going to bring in Independence Day 2020? Annually, around this time the September celebration activities would have hundreds of residents gather to enjoy. But given the COVID-19 [...]

A New Interim Chairman to be Appointed to B.T.L. Board

Former Central Bank Governor Alan Slusher has been selected to replace Nestor Vasquez as chairman of the Belize Telemedia Limited’s board of directors.  His appointment as presiding officer will be [...]