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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 [...]

The Carnival Vista Docks in Belize City

It may have been just one ship, but today, after eighteen months of no visitors, the Fort Street Tourism Village was buzzing with activity. News Five’s Duane Moody was back [...]

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 [...]

COVID Protocols to Keep Belize’s Travel Risk Low

Has the rise in COVID-19 led to Belize being flagged as a moderate travel risk? Just last week, Belize was listed as a country with low-risk for travelers, but all [...]

Belize Hotel Association Holds its Annual General Meeting

The Belize Hotel Association hosted its annual general meeting today at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City.  The AGM served as an opportunity to meet face-to-face after a long time [...]

Ted Tejada, Outgoing President of the Belize Hotel Association

At the AGM today, Ted Tejada stepped down as president of the Belize Hotel Association; he had been at the helm of the association for the past five years. So [...]

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 [...]

Tourist Arrivals Up Despite Pandemic

Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler, says the number of tourists arriving in Belize through the Phillip Goldson International Airport is increasing monthly and quickly moving towards pre-COVID [...]

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. [...]

M.O.H.W. Preparing for Return of Cruise Ships

And while the new school year is set to commence in September, there are mounting COVID-19 concerns.  What’s on the horizon is the return of cruise ships. A little over [...]

Are U.S. Travelers Concerned About Low Vaccine Uptake in Belize?

And while those are the minister’s response, is the low vaccine uptake in Belize a concern for U.S. travelers? North American tourists constitute a large percentage of Belize’s tourism revenue. [...]

Database to Bring District Transport Systems Together

There was a handing over ceremony today in Orange Walk for the Belize Motor Vehicle Registration and License System.  The collaboration between the Government of Belize and the Republic of [...]

News Five Checks Out Northern Border COVID-19 Protocols

The northern border has been reopened for approximately nine days and the agencies on the ground are confident that the protocols in place will allow for safe travel into Belize [...]

Travel Protocols Apply for Border Transportation Too

As we said, Ken Gladden is the site manager at the northern border entry point. His job is to ensure that there is efficiency; that protocols are being adhered to, [...]

Border Site Manager Says Protocols Working, Despite Cases in Quintana Roo

And finally from the northern border, the entry point sits only a couple of miles away from the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico where over two thousand positive COVID-19 cases [...]

PM Says Borders Can Reopen Safely and People Need Jobs

Prime Minister John Briceño also weighed in on the reopening of the borders to visitors only.  As you’ll recall, there was some opposition, primarily from doctors. But today, PM Briceño [...]

Copa Connects Belize to Latin America Once More

Copa Airlines made it is first flight back to Belize on Wednesday since the reopening of the international airport. This is an important air carrier returning to Belize, since it [...]

Alaska Air Coming in November; Southwest Return Date Not Yet Set

With Copa Airlines back, this means almost all our usual carriers have now resumed service to Belize. Alaska Airlines, the newest plane on the block, has confirmed it will make [...]

Land Borders Off to Slow Start: 10 Tourists per Day

It has been five days since the reopening of the land borders and foreign tourist are slowly trickling in.  But because these numbers are expected to gradually increase, the Ministry [...]

Tourism C.E.O. Says Coordination Working

Fortunately, no positive COVID-19 case has been detected at the borders so far. According to C.E.O. Solano, in keeping with proper protocols, however, the border agencies have had to deny [...]

Ladyville Is Not the Only Place Having Bus Disputes

The battle of the buses in Ladyville is a situation that the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Logistics says is trying to resolve. As we have reported, tensions are [...]

Transport Upgrades Coming

C.E.O. Leal told News Five that his ministry is also working on policies behind the scene to upgrade the public transport industry.  That includes getting bus operators to put more [...]

C.E.O. Comments on Chief Transport Officer Qualifications

News Five also asked C.E.O. Leal about his new Chief Transport Officer, Diane Vasquez.  Since her appointment on May eighteenth, the leadership of the Public Service Union has been critical [...]

Explore Belize’s Protected Areas; Special Rates for Belizeans

If you’re looking for something to do this week or over the summer school holidays, the Belize Audubon Society is encouraging you to visit one of the national parks they [...]

Battle of the Buses; Ladyville Companies Feud over Passengers

On Monday night, News Five brought you the story of Aaliyah Monima, a bus conductor in Ladyville who alleges that she was physically assaulted by a bus driver and a [...]