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Belizean Athletes Gear Up for Tokyo Olympics

Three Belizean athletes are preparing for the Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday in Tokyo.  News Five has confirmed that at least two of our athletics competitors, Shaun Gill and Samantha [...]

Minister Courtenay Addresses UN Political forum on Sustainable Development

Belize’s Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay made a virtual presentation to the United Nations today at a high political forum in Sustainable Development. The event observes the Seventy-fifth anniversary of the [...]

Fallout continues from Cuba Unrest

In news from around the region, over one hundred and forty people were either arrested or reported missing in Cuba as the government cracked down on protests last Sunday and [...]

Tourism Rebounding in Caye Caulker

La Isla Cariñosa may have taken a hit from COVID-19, but the island is rebounding fast. Today, News Five checked out the tourist action that is bringing back the economic [...]

Cubans Protest Food Shortages and COVID-19 Response

In regional news, thousands of Cubans are protesting food shortages and power outages amid the coronavirus crisis, in one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades.  The Associated Press reported [...]

COVID Cases Jump in Mexico and Guatemala

Belize’s borders with neighbouring Mexico and Guatemala remain closed as both countries are reporting a surge in COVID-19 cases over the past week.  In Mexico, Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell [...]

PM Meets With UN Secretary General

The Prime Minister has met with the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, at UN Headquarters in New York. According to a release from the Government of Belize Press Office, [...]

Belizean Delegation Meets Mexican Secretary of Agriculture

Although the northern border is still closed to the average Belizean, a special delegation, led by the Minister of Agriculture Jose Abelardo Mai, went across to Mexico on Thursday. Their [...]

Mexico Interested in Belizean Products

Also present for the meeting was Mexican Ambassador to Belize, Martha Zamarripa Rivas.  Policy Analyst with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, Milagro Matus told the Press Office that [...]

Reviving the Belize Fest in Los Angeles, California

In news from the Diaspora, Belizean Americans in Los Angeles, California and a non-profit organization led by Faron Smith Junior are trying to revive Belize Fest. Due to the pandemic, [...]

Flag to fly at half mast following death of Haitian President Moise

The Prime Minister of Belize has ordered that flags in Belize be flown at half mast for three days in tribute to the late President of Haiti Jovenel Moise. The [...]

Utilizing Seasonal Climate Forecasts to Become Climate Change Resilient

Public and private sector stakeholders joined in on the second virtual session of the National Climate Outlook Forum hosted in Belize. During this, the ninth of its kind, it was [...]

G.O.B. Condemns Assassination of Haitian President

This morning, the Government of Belize condemned in the strongest terms the assassination of the President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse.  A release from G.O.B. says “such a heinous act of [...]

Preparations Underway for the Return of Cruise Ships to Belize

After over eighteen long months, the wait for cruise ships is about to end. On Wednesday, the first ship from the Carnival Cruise Lines docks in Belize City. Today, Duane [...]

Shaun Gill Dreams of Olympic Games; Heads to Tokyo this Month

The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games are only a few days away and Belizean athlete Shaun Gill will be representing Belize in the one-hundred-meter dash. Today, News Five spoke to Gill, [...]

Kaya Ready to Compete in Intelligentsia Cup 2021

Except for 2020, she has represented the country annually for the past four years in the Intelligentsia Cup in the U.S.  And next week, cyclist Kaya Cattouse travels to Chicago [...]

Bryton Codd Tapped to Play Professional Volleyball in Finland

History was made today for the volleyball sport when for the first time a Belizean athlete was signed to play professionally in Europe.  He is the third athlete from the [...]

Two Athletes Representing Belize at Tokyo Olympics

Two Belizean athletes will be representing Belize in the 2021 Olympics scheduled to be held from July twenty-third to August eighth in Tokyo, Japan. Shaun Gill will be representing Belize [...]

Belize Olympic Association on Assistance to Athletes

We also asked President Martinez about the Associations’ role in ensuring more Belizean athletes can participate and even qualify for future Olympic Games.   Hilly Martinez, President, Belize Olympic Association [...]

Belizean Students in Taiwan Participate in Virtual Research Conference

Belizean students studying in the Republic of China (Taiwan) are preparing to participate in a virtual academic conference this Saturday.  Each participant will get an opportunity to present the research [...]

Chetumal Businesses Want Belizeans Back

A lot of people have been asking when the Mexican border will open to allow Belizeans to access Mexico, particularly Chetumal. Currently the border is only open for tourists. But [...]

Minister of Tourism on Cruise Tourism Despite Variant in Belize

In a week’s time, Belize will be welcoming back cruise ships after more than a year.  But is this a wise move in the midst of the discovery of at [...]

Minister of Tourism Says Cruise Lines Will Return with Vaccinated Passengers

As cruise tourism is set to return to Belize on July seventh, Minister Mahler explained that Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean are all preparing for a return with vaccinated passengers. [...]

“Broach Reach and Relationships” Key for Fight Against Drugs

On Thursday, News Five spoke with outgoing Chargé d’Affaires for the U.S. Embassy, Keith Gilges, about a range of issues.  Among them were United States’ efforts to fight transnational drug [...]

U.S. Has Not Taken Sides in Belize-Guatemala Dispute

We also asked Keith Gilges for his views on the territorial dispute between Belize and Guatemala currently before the International Court of Justice.     Paul Lopez “The U.S .has relations [...]