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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, [...]

Tourism Projections for 2022

The tourism numbers are well on its way to pre-COVID levels as flights to Belize are increasing. Suspended flights are now back and there are already plans to add more [...]

El Ben Cabañas Officially Opened for Tourists

There are nine hundred plus properties and hotels that provide accommodations for the thousands of tourists that make their way to Belize annually. Over the weekend, another was added to [...]

Travel Insurance No Problem to Tourists

Some quarters of the tourism industry had criticized the Belize Tourism Board for introducing mandatory travel insurance. For eighteen dollars U.S., it covers hotel stays and medical treatment of tourists [...]

Saturdays are Belize’s Busiest Day at P.G.I.A.

There have been photos circulating of long lines of tourists waiting to be processed at the Philip Goldson International Airport on Saturday. Some blamed the Belize Tourism Board’s recent mandate [...]

Travel Insurance Kicks in, but with Glitches

Today, the travel insurance, mandated by the Ministry of Tourism for international tourists to Belize, came into effect. But, the implementation was not without hiccups. News Five has confirmed that [...]

A Smooth System to Process Persons Travelling Through Western Border

It is day two since land borders have been reopened for Belizeans, and today a News Five team headed to the western border with Guatemala to see exactly what the [...]

Guatemalan Students Still Unable to Attend In-Person Classes in Belize

What’s happening with the hundreds of students from neighbouring Guatemala who study in Belize? Today, a News Five team visited with Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Primary School in Benque Viejo [...]

Borders Reopen for Belizeans Bound for Mexico and Guatemala

Missing their loved ones on the other side, it has been a long twenty-two months for Belizeans with family in Mexico or Guatemala.  While tourists have been able to enter [...]

15 Major Hotels Come Out Against Travel Insurance

Fifteen major properties have come out against the travel insurance that the Ministry of Tourism plans to impose on February fifteenth.  On Monday, we reported that the Belize Tourism Industry [...]

Are Bookings Being Cancelled Due to Lack of Insurance Portal?

A travel insurance portal is still in the works and expected to be ready by early next week, in time for February fifteenth when the requirement comes into effect. But [...]

A Formal Partnership between APAMO and B.T.B.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between APAMO and the B.T.B. to bridge the gap between the environmental N.G.O.s and the tourism sector. After numerous site visits and continuous [...]