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Haitian Nationals Detained Overnight, Allowed to Enter Belize

A group of ten Haitians was officially allowed to enter the country today after they were flagged by immigration officers at the Philip Goldson International Airport. They entered the country [...]

Build Belize Donates to Ministry of Education

On Friday, Build Belize Inc, a diaspora initiative operating out of the United States, presented the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology with seventy-nine laptops and Chromebooks. These items [...]

Godfrey Smith is One of Three Commissioners Investigating Guyana’s 2020 Elections

Senior Counsel Godfrey Smith is one three commissioners tasked with conducting an inquiry into the general elections of 2020 in Guyana.  While the hearings are ongoing, we asked the seasoned [...]

Diasporans Reach Out with $600 K Worth of Grocery Items/Supplies for Hurricane Victims

The most underprivileged of Belizeans will have a better Christmas this year, thanks to Belizeans in the diaspora who collected an impressive shipment of food and other grocery items to [...]

Argentina is World Cup 2022 Champion

Sunday morning was all about the World Cup Finals. Across the country, television screens were tuned in to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Finals. And, at the end of [...]

Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts from Belize to Cuba

A twenty-foot container with hurricane relief supplies is preparing to leave the Port of Belize en route to Havana Cuba. The Association of Solidarity for Cuba has been engaged in [...]

Belize’s Violent Crime Statistics Decrease Trending Downwards

As to the issue of violent crimes across the region, ComPol Williams says Belize is at the bottom of the list for 2022. According to the commissioner, countries in the [...]

U.S. Ambassador on Strengthening Bilateral Relationship with Belize

Soon after her arrival in Belize on December second, Ambassador Michelle Kwan met with Belize’s Foreign Minister Eamon Courtenay. She says that the initial meeting was to discuss strengthening bilateral [...]

Spanish Explorer Docks in Belize aboard His Nine-foot Long Jet Ski

A Spanish explorer from the Royal Academy of the Sea, who has spent the last two years navigating the high seas aboard a nine-foot-long jet ski, has stopped in Belize [...]

Councillor Micah Goodin Studying Overseas, but Making Caucus Meetings

Councillor Micah Goodin is away studying at law school. His stint as deputy mayor was short-lived, following a shooting incident in which a shadow youth councillor was injured. So who [...]

Japan Hands Over Cheque to CitCo to Boost Garbage Fleet

The Belize City Council will soon acquire two garbage trucks to compliment its fleet in its sanitation department. The purchasing of the new compactor trucks will be made possible through [...]

Petrocaribe is Back and Belize will Benefit from Venezuela Once Again

Petrocaribe, a regional oil procurement agreement between Venezuela and Caribbean member states, is back and Belize is among the beneficiaries of the revitalized program under President Nicolas Maduro.  During Prime [...]

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 [...]