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9 cases of H1N1 Influenza A under investigation

The Swine Flu now referred to as Influenza A(H-one-N-one)continues to spread globally. And in tonight’s newscast, we’ll have a series of stories on the outbreak. We start with a reported [...]

Entry point for cruise ship tourists monitoring arrivals

The Ministry of Health, Customs and the Immigration Departments have the borders of the country under surveillance for any signs of the Influenza A (H-one-N-one Flu). The Fort Street Tourism [...]

55 Belizean students in Mexico during flu outbreak

The death toll from the Influenza (H-one-N-one) continues to rise in neighbouring Mexico and a pandemic is now imminent says the World Health Organization. It is estimated that there are [...]

Mask must be worn properly to prevent inhaling germs…

The threat of catching this new influenza has prompted the sales of hand sanitizers, surgical gloves and masks to skyrocket. Many feel safe using these items but the improper use [...]

…And exams will proceed on Monday

Primary and secondary students of schools countrywide have been preparing for the upcoming P.S.E. and C.X.C. examinations. Though some parents are concerned about the possibility of illness on Monday, some [...]

Supreme Court Rules in ACB Case Against the Government of Belize

The Association of Concerned Belizeans and Senator Godwin Hulse in 2007 filed a claim in the Supreme Court against the Government of Belize challenging the guarantee for Universal Health Services [...]

…And in London, Privy Council rules in land case

In other news, this time from the Privy Council in London, this past Tuesday April twenty-eighth, the Council handed down a judgment in a dispute between prominent Belizean business people [...]

Minor killed in accident on Western Highway

A traffic accident on the Western Highway early this afternoon took the life of a sixteen year old minor. Around one-thirty p.m., Edwardo Flores was crossing the highway between miles [...]

Crispin Jeffries is the new Commissioner of Police

Crime has been consistently on the rise and the number of murders, robberies and sexual crimes have reached record highs. Today outgoing Commissioner of Police, Gerald Westby, passed the baton [...]

…But P.S.U. says protocols not followed with appointment

The changes in the top echelons of the Police Force are not without controversy. While the Public Service Union says they have no objection to COMPOL Jefferies, it believes his [...]

Activities for families that stay at home because of flu scare…

It’s a three-day Labour Day weekend and large public gatherings such as the Morgan Heritage Concert have been cancelled because of the threat of the H1N1 or Swine Flu. Some [...]

…And more public events cancelled and postponed

There are more cancellations of major public activities planned for the Labour Day weekend. The Football Federation earlier today announced a postponement of all events including the female competition meeting [...]

Live coverage of Ministry of Health’s conference on Friday

And in a programming notification for our viewers, we will be bringing to you live coverage of a press briefing by the Ministry of Health to be held this Friday, [...]

Healthy Living gives an overview of the Influenza A (H1N1)

The World Health Organization today announced that it would no longer be using the term “Swine Flu” but instead will be using the scientific name Influenza A (H1N1) to avoid [...]

Weekend events called off as swine flu threatens country

The World Health Organization has upped the red flag for the swine flu to level five and the country is under alert. Just before news time, the Ministry of Health [...]

Ministry Of Health dispatches samples to Trinidad

And while the masks and gloves are uncomfortable and the personal hygiene is demanding, Dr. Edwards advises to get use to it because it is for the long haul. Marion [...]

Citizens brace for the flu

Citizens have began stock piling as they prepare for the threat of the swine flu pandemic and sales for preventative items are on hot demand. And if you were expecting [...]

…And in the northern district schools on alert

Corozal is the district nearest to the Mexican bordering state of Quintana Roo where suspected cases of the swine flu have been detected. And since the borders remain open and [...]

Charred remains of Belmopan woman located

A farmer made the shocking discovery in an area near Mount Pleasant off the Western Highway when he saw a tiny flicker of smoke in the bushes. And from personal [...]

C.J. hears closing arguments in former P.M.’s case

Arguments have concluded in the judicial review in the case of former Prime Minister Said Musa. The hearing began on Monday and today Senior Counsel Edwin Flowers, lead attorney for [...]

Audubon Society calls Victoria Peak clearing illegal & unnecessary

The illegal clearing at Victoria Peak has had residents up in arms since it first came to light last Thursday. The unique and pristine vegetation was destroyed in an area [...]

President Antonio Saca receives Order of Belize

It is known that there are thousands of Salvadoran nationals living in Belize. So when the President of El Salvador stopped down in Belize today, he received a warm welcome [...]

Suspected cases of Swine Flu in the northern district

There is a developing story on suspected cases of the swine flu in the north. And confirmation will take a while on whether two students displaying flu-like symptoms are suffering [...]

Authorities stop News Five crew from entering Mexico

A News Five team could not enter into Mexico today to report on the status of the swine flu. But Marcelino Miranda of the Mexican Embassy in Belize gave us [...]

Attempted Kidnapping of 4 girls from prominent families

News Five has confirmed that an attempted kidnapping occurred just before the start of the school day at one of Belize City’s prominent high schools. According to the Michelle Perdomo, [...]