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The Groundbreaking U.S. Dollar Treasury Note

Is a thirty million U.S.-dollar treasury note the short term fix to Belize’s foreign exchange woes? Well, tonight the Prime Minister says this first-of-its-kind Central Bank initiative has the government’s [...]

COVID-19 Financial Aid to Start Rolling in Next Week

To ease the foreign exchange crunch, G.O.B. is also turning to the International Financial Institutions. During his video presentation today, Prime Minister Dean Barrow informed the public that the COVID-19 [...]

Opposition Leader Says Economy Crumbling

While the Prime Minister has launched the first of a kind treasury note to raise U.S. thirty million dollars, Opposition Leader John Briceño today told News Five that the economy [...]

Uncertainty in Air Travel Potentially Means Smaller Tourism Market Share

The Prime Minister has announced an initiative to tackle the foreign exchange crunch triggered by the halt of tourism activities which bring in significant foreign exchange.  But the grounding of [...]

Country Can’t Be Locked Off Forever, Says Opposition Leader

The longer the borders remain closed, the more damaging it is to the tourism industry, which accounts for forty-five percent of G.D.P.  The Philip Goldson International Airport remains closed and [...]

Elderly Man Shot During Home Invasion in Ladyville

An elderly man was shot to the back during a robbery at his hotel in Ladyville. Eighty-seven-year-old Dodlie Estelle was at home with his common-law when armed robbers came into [...]

Another Drug Plane Landing?

A drug plane is believed to have landed in southern Belize early this morning. Reports of a low-flying airplane began circulating as early as two o’clock this morning. Soon after, [...]

Is There Trouble in F.F.B. Over COVID-19 Relief?

The effects of the COVID pandemic is being felt everywhere and sport is no exception. Early in the crisis, sporting activities had to be cancelled because of the limit of [...]

F.F.B. General Secretary Says FIFA COVID Relief for Athletes Still Not Received

But there is another dilemma at the F.F.B. because the coaching staff and athletes, who have contracts with the F.F.B., believe the federation is taking advantage of them. News Five [...]

Football Activity Also Affected by COVID-19

General Secretary Earl Jones of the Football Federation of Belize says that COVID-19 has caused the football industry to crash. No money is coming in and the way forward for [...]

The Cacao – Opportunities for Maya Center

We introduced you to the Saqui family on Tuesday.  In tonight’s story, we share with you how the family in Maya Center Village uses the cacao to bring community benefits, [...]

Something is Wrong with the Unemployment Relief Programme

There is an update to the Unemployment Relief Programme and it is not good news for those persons waiting for financial relief. The hotline numbers that were listed on the [...]

Sugar Industry in Crisis

Opposition Leader John Briceño says that the sugar industry in the north is in crisis. The A.S.R./B.S.I. factory at Tower Hill has temporarily halted milling due to the inclement weather. [...]

John Briceño: “I don’t think anybody can take Mister Saldivar seriously”

John Briceño also weighed in on John Saldivar’s economic recovery strategy. The disgraced former Minister of National Security was forced to resign after he admitted to having received monies from [...]

Belizean Students Waiting for Approval to Return Home

A group of Belizean students in Massachusetts in the U.S. is waiting for approval from the government to return home.  Saint John’s Anglican school teacher Keisha Garbutt and three other [...]

Flood Report and Forecast

Parts of the country, in the north and central regions, are at flood stage. Residents in flood prone areas and near waterways are advised to be alert. The Hydrology Unit [...]

YATA’s Walls Down Makes the Cut for the “Change the Story Competition”

Turning to an interesting competition, The Walls Down project piloted by Joseph Stamp Romero, the founding director of Youth Advocacy Through Arts, has been entered into a contest, sponsored by [...]

Healthy Living: Anxiety Spikes in COVID-19 Era

The message from local health authorities has been clear; it is highly likely that at some time, Belize may face another wave of COVID-19.  While we continue to practice preventative [...]