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G.O.B. Confiscates Cuban Vessel, Following Removal Order

The Cuban vessel that reportedly drifted to Belize last week is now the property of the Government of Belize, following an application by the Immigration Department for the forfeiture of [...]

C.E.O. for Tourism: Monkeypox Not an Issue for Belize Yet

The U.S., on Thursday, declared monkeypox a public health emergency after the virus was found to be spreading from state to state. But although about eighty percent of Belize’s tourists [...]

Mayor Says Streets are Still on the Council’s Priority List

Aside from the regular street repairs, there has not been large scale resurfacing of streets in Belize City lately.  The Belize City Council has invested in the repair of well [...]

Subsidy for Bus Operators Will Be Reviewed if Fuel Price Hikes Continue

It’s been a couple of months since bus operators started to receive their fuel subsidy to stay afloat in the transportation industry. The government’s hope was that six months would [...]

PM Briceño Attends IX Summit of the Americas in California

Prime Minister John Briceño departed the country on Tuesday, June seventh to Los Angeles, California, to attend the Ninth Summit of the Americas from June eighth to the tenth. The [...]


And while Belizeans will get an opportunity to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Belmopan, Dame Froyla Tzalam, the Governor General of Belize, is in London for a weekend of [...]

B.T.B. Official: C.D.C.’s Classification of Belize As “High Risk” Destination Is Reality

As we reported on Thursday, Belize has been classified as a “high” risk category destination for travelers by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The classification for [...]

Belize’s High Risk COVID Status Has Not Resulted in Tourism Cancellations

Castaneda says that despite the “high risk” classification that Belize has received, it has not and hopefully will not negatively impact our tourism arrivals.   Abil Castaneda, Director of Cruise, [...]

Belize Classified As High Risk Destination for Travellers

Belize has been classified as a “high” risk category destination for travelers by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On Monday, the C.D.C. announced that Belize, along [...]

Belize Tourism Board Hosts BOOM Forum

Building On Our Momentum, it’s a one-day forum that was hosted by the Belize Tourism Board today to highlight major achievements and opportunities, as well as the future outlook for [...]

Agriculture Minister discusses recent trip to the Guyana

Minister of Agriculture Jose Mai says Belize is prepared to expand its agro trade with CARICOM member states when the leaders of those nations take greater action on their commitments [...]

Cuban Case Attracts International Attention

The case of the Cubans detained in Belize has attracted the interest of the Miami Dade Human Rights Office, who has dispatched a representative to follow the progress of the [...]

Water Taxis Doing Brisk Business on Holy Thursday

Not everyone had the day off from work today, but those who did wasted no time in catching a boat out to the cayes, or doing the reverse and coming [...]

Port Authority to Monitor Water Taxi and Boater Safety

Major Gilbert Swaso, the Commissioner at the Belize Port Authority, is assuring the public there will be monitoring and enforcement of safety regulations for water taxis. According to Swaso, marine [...]

Over 20,000+ Belizeans Heading to Mexico for Easter

The Easter holidays are upon us and with the borders open, a lot of Belizeans will be traveling to various destinations in Mexico. News Five confirmed today that in excess [...]

COVID Still Real, So Be Careful During Your Easter Travel

While restrictions have been eased on either side of the border, COVID is still real. Ambassador Oscar Arnold cautions Belizean travelers to Mexico to remain vigilant, practice social distancing and [...]

Bus Fares Increase, but Bus Upgrades Also Coming

As we reported earlier this week, bus fares from district to district will be increased by a dollar maximum, if you are going further than twenty-five miles and take a [...]

Brace for Bus Fare Increase, Effective Good Friday

If you are planning to travel by bus this Easter, you better bring along a little extra cash. New rates go into effect this weekend, the result of negotiations between [...]

B.T.B. and Air BnB Sign M.O.U. for Home-sharing

The Belize Tourism Board and Air BnB have signed a memorandum of understanding, establishing a mutual collaboration to promote home sharing in Belize as a part of the tourism product. [...]

Easter Safety Reminders for Land and Sea Ventures

As the Easter holiday approaches, the Belize Police Department and the Belize Port Authority are sharing safety tips for those traveling on the highways or heading to the cayes. News [...]

Diaspora Meetings Continue: This Time LA and Las Vegas

The Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations recently completed town hall meetings in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas. With an ever increasing population of Belizeans in the Diaspora, C.E.O. [...]

B.T.B. Attends Dallas Travel and Adventure Show

The Ministry of Tourism continues to market Belize as a travel destination on the international market. Most recently, the Belize Tourism Board represented the country at the Dallas Travel and [...]

On those Pseudo Human Rights Lawyers…

Before he wrapped up his presentation, Senator Courtenay also informed of people who use the law and the notion of human rights to undermine the Constitution of Belize as it [...]

Bottleneck at P.G.I.A. Continues

Countless reports and footages have reached News Five about those long lines at the Philip Goldson International Airport. The congestion is reportedly due to the travel insurance that was recently [...]

How Long Will Travel Insurance Be Place?

Months before the insurance was rolled out, local and international campaigns informed visitors about the mandatory travel insurance to enter Belize. But with ease of travel and countries relaxing measures, [...]