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Guatemalan Truck Drivers Speak to News Five on Protest

Tonight, the situation at the western border involving cargo trucks has been resolved and traffic is now flowing freely.  For two days and a half, the truck drivers from Guatemala [...]

Immigration Minister says New Protocols Are for Public Safety

This afternoon, Immigration Minister Beverly Castillo informed News Five that cargo is moving.  After a meeting today, a set of protocols was established to allow Guatemalan truck drivers to enter [...]

Melchor Mayor Comments on Protest by Guatemalan Truck Drivers

Belizean representatives in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which included Said Badi Guerra, met with his Guatemala counterpart, Edgar Aguilar and the mayor of Melchor de Mencos, Amado Yanez to [...]

Guillermo Foreman is Taken into Police Custody; Will He Be Charged?

At the northern border, a Belizean, who had been stranded there since last Friday, remains in a conundrum tonight.  Under the State of Emergency, Belizeans are being denied entry except [...]

Cooler Heads Prevail Between P.S.U. and G.O.B.

Another dispute that was bubbling is also been ironed out.  The Public Service Union, the Belize National Teachers Union and the Association of Public Service Senior Managers met with Prime [...]

Education Minister Says G.O.B.’s Request in not Unreasonable

Education Minister Patrick Faber has also weighed in on the matter in respect of teachers and their allowances, as they, too, are being affected by the fiscal crunch. Faber says [...]

New Selling Price of LPG, Zeta Gas Wants New License to Import

An LPG dispute has been taking place for some time. Tonight, there is an answer to one of the thorny issues involving prices. Before a release from the Belize Bureau [...]

Zeta Gas on Impact to Employees, Customers

Southern Choice Butane Limited is one of six former LPG importers whose license has expired. That company supplies thirty-percent of the industry in Belize. Today, Zeta Gas Rep Ernesto Wu [...]

NGC Says Distribution Imminent

The commercial operation start date for the National Gas Company was set as May first – but it is  thirteen days past that. So, what’s been the hold up? Is [...]

Wholesale and Retail Prices to be Released Soon!

As you heard just now, Doctor Canton says that the price setting exercise will help to determine the wholesale price for local distributors. That price, up to the time we [...]

Destruction of Clandestine Airstrips Continue

The destruction of several clandestine airstrips across the country is an ongoing exercise being carried out by the Ministry of National Security, in light of their usage for the illegal [...]

Baby Caal’s Cause of Death Yet to be Determined

The official cause of death of a five-month-old baby girl from Bella Vista Village has yet to be determined. A post-mortem examination has not been conducted on the body of [...]

CXCs to be Taken in Early July

High school students across the region, including Belize, will sit the annual CSEC exams at the beginning of July and will now only have a little over six weeks to [...]

UB Students can Visit Campus in PG for Online Courses

Students attending the University of Belize, those in the far-flung communities in the Toledo District will be able to travel to Punta Gorda to access the internet in order to [...]

Faber Still in the Race for U.D.P. Leader

“Faber for Party Leader” is a campaign slogan that former Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber very much intends to revive once the existing COVID-19 threat subsides.  Faber told the media [...]

Family Homeless after House Collapses on Mahogany Street

The Smith family of Mahogany Street is homeless tonight. As Elizabeth Smith and her five children were in deep slumber on Tuesday night, their house collapsed. Luckily, they were not [...]

San Pedro Belize Express Gives Back!

The San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi made two COVID-19 relief donations today. The first donation comprises food packages to almost fifty families in the Majestic Alley neighbourhood of the [...]

A Dead Whale in Belize – No Answers on Cause of Death

A dead whale was discovered this morning in the vicinity of Drowned Caye. It’s not a usual occurrence to find such a large whale dead in very shallow waters.  Local [...]

Be on the Lookout for a Manatee Entangled in a Gillnet!

And on the topic of marine animals, there is a manatee that needs help somewhere in our waters. Local manatee conservationist Jamal Galvez is asking the public to report any [...]

383 Bird Species Spotted in Belize for Global Big Day!

Last week we told you about “Global Big Day” which was being observed on Saturday. It’s a single day out of the year when birders all over the world try [...]