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Refugee Women Focus of UN Agency Meeting

A meeting in Las Flores in the Cayo District with refugee women has prompted a call for more support to achieve gender equity.  Six refugee women who belong to the [...]

Mexico Wins the 69th Miss Universe Pageant

The entire country held their breath, hoping that Belize’s name would be called on Sunday evening at the live broadcast of the Miss Universe Pageant which was held at the [...]

Alaska Airline Announces Direct Flight to Belize

A new airline is coming to Belize. Alaska Airlines today announced its new non-stop service from the West Coast of the United States to Belize.  This is good news for [...]

Dr. Carla Barnett is the New Secretary General in CARICOM

In a first for Belize, Doctor Carla Barnett has been appointed as the Secretary General of CARICOM.  She was unanimously selected at a Heads of CARICOM Meeting today.  Barnett has [...]

New CARICOM Sec. Gen. Weighs In on De-Risking in the Region

Earlier in the newscast we told you about the pending appointment of Belize’s Doctor Carla Barnett to the post of Secretary General of CARICOM. During our zoom interview, Barnett also [...]

Minister of National Defence and Border Security Meets with Guatemala’s Defence Attaché

Guatemalan Military official were in Belize on Tuesday to meet with their Belizean counterparts.  Guatemala’s Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché Brigadier General Rember Yonivan Menendez Gasparico held meetings with [...]

G.O.B. Speaks on Israel Palestine Violence

Recent attacks by Israeli officials against Palestinians has prompted to Government of Belize to issue a release condemning the acts of violence. On Friday of last week Israeli officials used [...]

Tourism Minister Hosts Canadian Media Tour

As the tourism industry rebounds, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler, is facilitating a round of interviews with the Canadian media.  Throughout today and then on Wednesday, Minister [...]

Belize Calls for Access to COVID-19 Vaccines during CARICOM Meeting

The Twenty-Fourth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations of the Caribbean Community was held virtually on May sixth and seventh, 2021 under the chairmanship of Eamon Courtenay, [...]

Ashcroft’s Campaign Leads to Ban on South African Caged Lion Killings

You may know him from his business dealings in Belize, but did you know that Lord Michael Ashcroft has also been leading the charge against the breeding and killing of [...]

Buckingham Palace Approves Froyla Tzalam for GG

It is official – Buckingham Palace has approved the appointment of Froyla Tzalam as the next Governor General of Belize. Over the weekend, News Five spoke with Tzalam who was [...]

Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Today, May third is World Press Freedom Day. While journalists in Belize do not face the same risks as our counterparts in Mexico, it may surprise you to learn Belize [...]

G.G. Colville Young Retires!

Sir Colville Young officially left the Office of the Governor General today at an official ceremony held to honor his life of service to the people of Belize. The Governor [...]

I.O.M. Migrant Hub opens in Toledo

The International Office of Migration and the United States Agency for International Development hosted two Mobile Migrant Hubs in Toledo to provide information and services to migrants for safe and [...]

Support for Victims of Volcano in Saint Vincent

As people across the Caribbean monitor the volcanic eruption and evacuations in Saint Vincent, regional companies are assisting victims.  This week, personnel from Sagicor donated supplies to the Saint Vincent [...]

NCL to Return to Belize this Summer!

A regional online news source is reporting that Norwegian Cruise Line is returning to Belize at the end of the summer. The Norwegian Joy ship will be departing its home [...]

Hotel/Resort Guests Cancelling Reservations

As the situation becomes more volatile and the unions threaten with strike action, international tourists have become wary of their travel plans to the Jewel.  And it is already being [...]

MFA Sets the Record Straight on Corona Reef

On Tuesday, environmental activists Giovannie Brackett and Wil Maheia spoke out against government, following a joint release issued by the Ministry of Blue Economy, the Fisheries Department and TIDE last [...]

Environmental Activists Argue that Corona Reef is in Belizean Waters

In January, a team of researchers from the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment, TIDE, was stopped by members of the Guatemalan Armed Forces from conducted scientific studies within the [...]

U.S. Embassy Comments on Belizean Migrant Child

The standard-four Belizean student who was included in a Breitbart News bilingual interview with several other young people making the trek to the U.S./Mexico border is reportedly safe in the [...]

Dr. Carla Barnet under Consideration for CARICOM Secretary General

Belize has nominated Doctor Carla Barnett, former CARICOM Deputy Secretary General, for the post of Secretary General of CARICOM. Dr. Barnett has worked across the CARICOM region during her roles [...]

B.H.S. Advances in Caribbean Girls Hackathon

The Belize High School has advanced in the Caribbean Girls Hackathon. It’s a regional event where programmers get together to find solutions for a real world problem.  B.H.S. entered three [...]

Belize Receives Vaccines from COVAX Facility

The country is now in phase two of the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. So as people sixty and older as well as those suffering from certain non-communicable diseases, teachers, police [...]

Belize Jaguars Blow Out Turks & Caicos

The Belize Jaguars triumphed this afternoon by trouncing Turks and Caicos with a final score of five-nil in the second World Cup qualifier being played by our men’s national team.  [...]

Belizean Child Among Unaccompanied Migrants Reaching U.S. Border

Last week more than eleven thousand unaccompanied children from Central America were taken into custody by U.S. authorities as they arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border, the highest number since 2019. [...]