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A Dream Come True – Oscar Quiroz is Signed to US Pro Cycling Team

Well-known Belizean cyclist, Oscar Quiroz has officially signed with the Miami Blazers, a racing team from the United States. The Galen graduate and junior environmental policy analyst within the Department of [...]

Miami Blazers Fielded the 2022 Cross Country Champion

So who are the Miami Blazers? Well, the 2022 Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic champion is a member of the team. Zamir Guerra, the Public Relations Officer of the [...]

Belize’s Commonwealth Youth Parliament Representatives Debate Remote Work Bill

The Eleventh Commonwealth Youth Parliament is underway in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. As we reported on Monday night, Belize has representation at the event. Young Leaders Alliance of [...]

Ilan Goldfajn Elected As New I.D.B. President

The Inter-American Development Bank (I.D.B.) has elected a new president. Today, during a Special Meeting of the Bank’s Board of Governors at the I.D.B. Headquarters in Washington, D.C, Ilan Goldfajn [...]

Belize Represented at 11th Commonwealth Youth Parliament in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago is hosting the Eleventh Commonwealth Youth Parliament under the theme, Youth Involvement in Parliamentary Democracy. The Young Leaders Alliance of Belize has selected two youth representatives from [...]

The Fight is on! Negotiators Want Commitment of a Loss & Damage Fund

As the final stretch of negotiations for the twenty-seventh United Nations Conference of the Parties is ongoing in Egypt, there are growing concerns over the slow progress on loss and [...]

Was Belize Successful in its Mission at COP27?

COP27 has been billed as the implementation COP, but for mitigation and adaptation to take place, there must be access to finance, so engaging in bilateral meetings outside of the [...]

A Space for Children & Youth Voices at the UN Conference of the Parties

COP27 is winding down as final meetings are being held. Today, there were bilateral discussions held with the leadership of the Belize delegation, a methane ministerial session and a meeting [...]

Indigenous Peoples & Climate Change – Survival of a Way of Life

Like the youth, there is also an indigenous people’s pavilion at COP27. They believe that as traditional stewards of the earth, they should have a seat at the negotiation table, [...]

LOO Claims P.U.P. Corruption at COP27; Minister Habet Sets the Record Straight  

On Monday evening, Opposition Leader Shyne Barrow issued a release calling for the removal of the climate change portfolio from Minister Orlando Habet.  Barrow claims that the Minister of Sustainable [...]

Minister Habet Gives Address on Inaction on Climate Finance

It was another busy day for Climate Change Minister Orlando Habet and the team of Belizean negotiators at the twenty-seventh annual United Nations Conference of the Parties in Sharm El [...]

Transparency Needed to Drive Climate Action and Mobilize Finance

Minister Orlando Habet also delivered the keynote address with the Nigerian Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi, at an official side event at COP27, in Egypt, in the nighttime. The event, [...]

Meet the Belizean COP27 Delegation

The News Five team of reporter Duane Moody and cameraman Kenroy Michael are at the United Nation’s Conference of the Parties, better referred to as COP27, being held in Sharm [...]

Belize’s Mangrove Protection Lauded at COP27

There are a number of additional activities in which members of the Belize delegation will be engaged. But apart from the negotiations, meetings and side events, bilateral meetings are equally [...]

Loss & Damage Officially on the COP27 Agenda

Victory has been declared at the United Nation’s Conference of Parties, even before the twenty-seventh edition of the World Climate Change conference is completed. On Wednesday, something those small island [...]

Small Countries Welcome Inclusion of Loss & Damage on Cop 27 Agenda

Caribbean countries and small-island developing states have welcomed the inclusion of loss and damage on the U.N. Climate Change COP Twenty-seven, taking place in Egypt this year. One hundred and [...]

Diddy Offers Full University Scholarship to Deserving Belizean Students

A scholarship opportunity to pursue higher education at Howard University in the United States is being made available to Belizean students who are interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees [...]

P.M. Briceño Stresses Accountability and Transparency During Hurricane Relief

Prime Minister John Briceño has wasted no time in responding to the needs of residents who have been most affected by Hurricane Lisa.  Various government and non-government organizations have also [...]

Belize Attends COP 27 in Egypt

The Twenty-Seventh Session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) is being held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Like COP 26 [...]

Belize High School Robotics Team Visit With Cabinet

One week after the Belize High School Robotics Team returned home with gold from the First Global Challenge in Geneva, Switzerland, they met with Prime Minister John Briceño and his [...]

Britain’s Youngest Prime Minister in Centuries to Take Office on Tuesday

Conservative and Unionist Party Leader Rishi Sunak, a former chancellor of Exchequer, will become Britain’s next prime minister on Tuesday. He is set to become Britain’s youngest head of government [...]

Belize Celebrates Cuban Cultural Day at House of Culture

Cuban Cultural Day is celebrated annually on October twentieth. The day is recognized in honor of the first time Cuba’s national anthem was sung.  In light of strong bilateral relations [...]

When Will US Ambassador Michelle Kwan Arrive in Belize?

Almost a year ago, in December 2021, the Biden Administration announced that two-time Olympic medallist and the most decorated figure skater in the United States, Michelle Kwan was nominated as [...]

Ghana Vs Belize Football Match Set for November

Back in September, we told you that the Belize Jaguars Football Team has been preparing to play against Ghana’s top football club. Well, the Ghanaian team has confirmed that they [...]

A Regional Energy Training Hosted in Belize

The Ministry of Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management through the National Climate Change Office and the Department of Environment is hosting a regional training course on energy [...]