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Government and International Funding Agencies Hold Development Partners Forum

The first Development Partners Forum, marking the start of government’s effort to establish a transparent mechanism for collaboration with its development partners, was held today in Placencia Village. The event [...]

Ninth Summit of the Americas is set for June in L.A.

The Ninth Summit of the Americas will be convened in Los Angeles in June, under the theme “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” with the region’s governments, civil society, [...]

CARICOM and the Summit of the Americas

In the context of Belize and the Caribbean Community, Prime Minister John Briceño, who is the pro tem chair of CARICOM, has reached out to U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd who [...]

Prime Minister Leads Delegation to Cuba to Hold Bi-Lateral Discussions

Leaving Belize today for Cuba was Prime Minister John Briceño and a delegation of high-level officials. The group is expected to maximize Belize’s longstanding diplomatic ties with their Cuban counterparts [...]

Three Women Parliamentarians Represent Belize at Commonwealth Secretariat

Three women parliamentarians are representing Belize at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s workshop on Leadership for Good Governance and Social Transformation in the Caribbean. The representatives include, House Speaker Valerie Woods, the [...]

CARICOM Leaders Seek Audience with Senior U.S. Representative in Financial Services to Discuss De-risking Impacts

CARICOM countries are contemplating alternatives they can use in light of the shrinking number of banking services that are now available with their U.S. counterparts. It began to affect many [...]

CARICOM Leaders Want U.S. Banks to Be Held Responsible to Provide Open Service to the Region

Prime Minister Briceño said that, in many instances, the U.S. financial officials were not aware of the plight that Caribbean banks were facing. He said that the banks introduced stringent [...]

Belize’s 2021 Human Rights Report

The United States earlier this week published a record of the human rights situation in Belize. Tonight, News Five takes a deep dive into Belize’s 2021 Human Rights Report and [...]

P.M. Briceño In Barbados for Financial Access Round Table

The Prime Minister John Briceño is in Bridgetown, Barbados attending a Caribbean Financial Access Roundtable. The event includes CARICOM leaders and United States congressional representatives. The P.M. posted to his [...]

Preparations Underway for Mexican Presidential Visit

Today, while with Belize’s Ambassador to Mexico Oscar Arnold, we asked about the official visit by Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Belize sometime next month. It’s a regional tour with [...]

Creating Investment Opportunities for Belize

Recently, representatives from Belize and Quintana Roo, Mexico engaged in a three-day Investment Exchange Program. The aim was to create economic opportunities for both countries and assist Mexico with tapping [...]

Women’s National Team Beats Barbados

The Belize Women’s National Team finished third in its group in CONCACAF’s World Cup Elimination Rounds.  On Tuesday, Belize came up on top against Barbados in a three-nil victory in [...]

Player Jayda Brown Encourages Young Women to Pursue Their Sports Dreams

An emotional Jayda Brown also took questions from the press following the game. Here is what she had to say.   Jayda Brown, Captain, Belize Women’s National Team “I feel [...]

M.F.A. Comments on Belize’s Stance during U.N. Vote on Russia’s Suspension from U.N. Human Rights Council

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on Belize’s abstention from the resolution tabled in the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Russia from the U.N. Human Rights [...]

Illegal Cubans and Nicaraguans Busted in Belize

As many as eighteen undocumented migrants were detained after illegally entering Belize earlier this week. The group which consists of sixteen Cubans and two Nicaraguan adults was busted in a [...]

I.L.O. Caribbean Director on Working Visit

The Caribbean Director of the International Labour Organization is currently in Belize. During the five days visit, Dennis Zulu and his team will be meeting with employer organizations, labor unions, [...]

Belize Abstains in U.N. Vote to Suspend Russia from Security Council

In international diplomatic news, the United Nations voted today to suspend Russia from the U.N. Security Council. According to the United Nations website and various global news outlets, the resolution [...]

Civil Suit in U.S. Finds American Woman Responsible for Death of Timothy McNamara in Belize

It took a long time coming, but on Friday the family of an American man killed in Belize eight years ago finally got some justice. A jury in Washington State [...]

Timothy McNamara’s Family Can Return to Washington to Lay Him to Rest

Karen Koehler, the lead attorney for Timothy McNamara’s loved ones says, in addition to the settlement, the family is now able to return to their farm in Washington state, and [...]

Grow Your Business from the Caribbean Online Workshop

Grow Your Business from the Caribbean – it’s an initiative from two women based in Trinidad. They say they want to help entrepreneurs, managers, and companies to learn the tools [...]

Caribbean Workshop Looks at Crisis Management Strategies

The Caribbean business workshop also looks at new strategies as business owners work to stay relevant in a changing economic environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to realise [...]

Barbados Sends Women’s Day Message to Belizean Police Officers

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Motley, sent a Women’s Day message to the female officers of the Belize Police Department over the weekend. She singled out Sargeant Lisa Jones, [...]

National Trade Negotiation Commission Meets

The National Trade Negotiation Commission convened on Friday under the chairmanship of Ambassador Amalia Mai, C.E.O. in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and Emile Mena, private sector [...]

Miss Earth Featured in Harper’s Bazar Magazine; Asked to Judge Pageant in Vietnam

Miss Earth 2021, Belize’s Destiny Wagner, seems destined for bigger things. This month she is featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazard Vietnam edition and has been asked to be [...]

Prince William Tells Jamaicans “Slavery Should Never Have Happened”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are continuing on their Caribbean tour, despite protests in Jamaica. However, on Wednesday night, Prince William addressed the issue of the transatlantic slave trade, [...]