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Economy Grew by 1.3% in 2018’s Fourth Quarter

The Statistical Institute Belize today released its latest figures relating to the Gross Domestic Product during the fourth quarter of 2018. They report that the economy grew by one point [...]

Fake SIB Website Abound

There is a fake S.I.B. website and officials at the institute are warning users and the public not to trust the data on it. During its quarterly press conference today, [...]

An Expo on Early Childhood Development

Early childhood education is critical to ensure that children develop their learning skills to prepare for primary school.  We found out today that it not only includes reading and writing, [...]

Coast Guard Dominates Wonder Woman Competition

The Wonder Woman Competition came to a grueling end this afternoon. The coast guard team ALPHA emerged victorious, defeating four other teams including from the Belize Defense Force and the [...]

A Workshop to Improve Capacity of Metrology Lab in Belize

Today small, medium enterprises as well as large scale industry stakeholders converged at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City for a metrology workshop, hosted by the Belize Bureau of Standards. [...]

Boosting Accessibility to the Green Climate Fund

In 2018, PACT became the first Belizean entity to have its accreditation approved by the Green Climate Fund, a unique global fund established to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions [...]

Day Two of Annual Budget Debate – A Few Highlights

At news time, the budget debate is still ongoing at the National Assembly. This morning, Cayo South’s Julius Espat started the debate, which will be wrapped up later this evening [...]

Less Money for Judiciary, More Money for AG’s Ministry

The judiciary has seen a considerable chunk of its annual budget being slashed in the upcoming financial year.  In contrast, additional allocations are being made for the Attorney General’s ministry, [...]

“Bring Me the Evidence” – Sedi Elrington on Referendum Unit Bias

Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington has taken a backseat in the I.C.J. campaign, giving way to the Referendum Unit and Citizens for the Defense of Sovereignty to lead the charge in [...]

Sedi Calls Out Kareem over I.C.J. Position

In responding to claims made by the Opposition, Foreign Minister Elrington called out parliamentarian Kareem Musa whose father, himself a former Foreign Minister, is in favour of Belize taking the [...]

Vehicle Overturns Following High-Speed Police Chase; 2 Men Arrested

A vehicle overturned on Monday night following a high-speed chase with police. The incident occurred at the corner of Mopan and Mahogany Streets in Belize City. Two persons were detained [...]

‘El Beliceno’ Caught by Mexican Authorities

An online news article published by Reporteros De Banqueta in Mexico identifies a Belizean man as part of a criminal gang operating in Chetumal and Bacalar. According to the article, [...]

Another Sit Out at Bishop Martin High School

In February, nine teachers at the Bishop Martin High School, with the support of colleagues, initiated a sit-out calling for action to regularize their employment status. There has been some [...]

Frustration Builds at Holy Angels; Parents Keep Children Home

In the south, another school is facing its own challenges. Parents of Holy Angels RC School in Pomona Village have demanding improvement in the condition of the rat-infested classrooms.  The [...]

The 2019 Budget from an Agriculture Perspective

The agro-productive sector remains a key feature in the annual national budget and is an area of particular interest for Orange Walk South Area Representative Jose Abelardo Mai, who is [...]

Finnegan and Musa Tit-for-Tat

In taking the Attorney General’s Ministry to task, Kareem Musa called out the daughter of Mesop Area Rep Michael Finnegan whom he says was involved in a land issue representing [...]

ComPol Wants to Adopt Model to Tackle Sex Crime and Child Abuse

The Commissioner of Police along with representatives of Ministry of Human Development, UNICEF and B.D.F. were on a working visit to Jamaica to learn more about the island’s model to [...]

Trio Freed of Gun and Ammunition Charges

Three Belize City men: Elwin Pollard, Aaron Flowers and Kendalle Green, were acquitted of gun and ammunition charges on Monday. The acquittal came after Prosecutor Inspector Macedonio Sanchez closed his [...]

UB Central Farm Delivers on Trial Plot of Authentic Belizean Bananas

Belize’s bananas are said to be some of the best on the market. They have a high demand in Europe and right here at home they make for healthy and [...]

The Importance of Turneff Atoll, TASA

News Five joined other members of the media on an overnight trip to Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve, the largest marine reserve in this part of the world. The visit one [...]

Belize Law Enforcement Officer Win Baker 2 Vegas Relay Competition in the U.S.

A contingent of athletes returned home today victorious. The team of twenty-five drawn from the three arms of law enforcement brought home the three feet tall trophy after securing the [...]

Day 2 of the Wonder Woman Competition

The fourth annual Wonder Woman Competition began on Monday morning with five teams from across the security forces of Belize. With the aim of the three-day competition is to identify [...]

Married Couple Perishes in Traffic Accident

As many as six persons died in traffic accidents, making the past weekend one of the deadliest on the highways. The deaths were reported in southern, central and western Belize.  [...]

Belize City Man Knocked Down and Killed on Hummingbird Highway

In the south, Carlos Larios was knocked down and killed on Friday night. It happened between miles twenty-five and twenty-six on the Hummingbird Highway. The twenty-six-year-old Belize City resident was [...]

16-year-old Knocked Down and Killed in Santa Cruz Village

The youngest victim in the spate of traffic fatalities is sixteen-year-old Jose Marquez. The Santa Cruz Village was knocked down between miles twenty and twenty-one on the Southern Highway as [...]