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Two More Suspected COVID-related Deaths to Report On

There is a pair of unrelated cases being investigated as possible COVID-19 deaths in Belize City and Orange Walk where two women have succumbed to respiratory complications.  On Thursday, an [...]

Elderly Woman is Believed to Have Died of COVID-19 in Orange Walk

An elderly woman from Orange Walk District is also believed to have died from complications related to COVID-19.  Notwithstanding an offer for the octogenarian to get tested, her family reportedly [...]

Twenty-three New Cases of COVID-19

There are a total of twenty-three new cases of COVID-19 to report on tonight.  That figure, nonetheless, is yet to be confirmed by the Ministry of Health.  According to Doctor [...]

Concerns over Independence Day Weekend and COVID-19 Transmission

There are concerns being raised at the level of the National Oversight Committee that notwithstanding the cancellation of activities this Independence Day weekend, there may be a spike in the [...]

Net Steps Down from Additional Posts

As we reported earlier this week, embattled former B.T.L. Chairman Nestor Vasquez has vacated other posts he has held on various statutory bodies, including Chair of the Social Security Board [...]

Kareem Musa Says Qualified Young Belizean Should Be Appointed as B.T.L. Chair

It is expected that Alan Slusher will replace Nestor Vasquez as Chair of the B.T.L. Board of Directors. He will be appointed as interim chairman. Slusher is a former advisor [...]

Kareem Musa Reacts to Wil Maheia Wanting to Run in Fort George

Belize Territorial Volunteer Wil Maheia announced on Thursday that he will run in the Fort George Division under the Belize Progressive Party.  According to Maheia, who has lost twice in [...]

BPM Doesn’t Support Wil for Fort George

On Tuesday, Wil Maheia of the Belize Progressive Party declared his candidacy for the Fort George division in Belize City. But his colleagues from the Belize Peace Movement are not [...]

Who is the Owner of Good Lee Limited?

During the sitting of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Cayo South Area Representative Julius Espat revealed that the prime minister’s son is reportedly involved in an offshore company that has [...]

Musa Says Awarding of Boledo Contract is Nepotism

According to Musa, the awarding of the boledo contract to Brad’s is the greatest case of nepotism under the Barrow Administration.   Kareem Musa, Area Rep., Caribbean Shores “He is [...]

Was Victor Pratt Killed – Police Say Not So Fast – it is a Death Investigation for Now

Police are not calling the death of Victor Pratt a murder just yet – yes, you heard that right.  Today, the officer in charge of the Crime Investigation Branch for [...]

Man Charged in Connection with Domestic Beat Down in Pound Yard

Police say that they have arrested and charged a man following a disturbing video that shows a woman being viciously beaten. The incident was captured a couple days ago near [...]

B.H.A. and its Membership Ready for the P.G.I.A. Reopening

In less than two weeks, on October first, the Philip Goldson International Airport is set to reopen to international visitors.  There are concerns about the readiness of resorts and hotels [...]

Tourists Won’t be Able to Enter Belize without Reservation at a Gold Standard Hotel

Tejada says that tourists won’t be able to enter the country without proof of reservation at a gold standard hotel.   Ted Tejada, President, Belize Hotel Association “As a matter [...]

Will Hotels Have to be Gold Standard Certified to Operate?

Will hotels mandatorily have to acquire gold standard certification or they won’t be able to open? That’s the information surfacing tonight.  Reports are that a legal document has been drafted [...]

What Happens to Smaller Properties?

But what about the smaller properties, including bed and breakfasts that cannot afford the investment? Tejada says that the association is there to assist and has been advising its members [...]

The Struggles of Hotels during COVID-19 Pandemic

News Five visited two hotels in the Belize District to understand the financial struggles that hoteliers are going through during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Several hotels are making preparations for the [...]

Belize Hotel Association Awards Five Scholarships

The Belize Hotel Association conducted a virtual scholarship ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the private sector tourism organization issued five scholarships—two tertiary level and three secondary level—to students from [...]

2020 Atlantic Season Runs Out of Names

The 2020 Hurricane Season has exhausted all the named storms presented at the start of the season. Today, when Tropical Storm Wilfred formed, the National Hurricane Center had to turn [...]

Ideal Hurricane Conditions Lead to a Super Active Season!

As Gordon explained just now, they need additional names because of how active the season is. Today, he went on to explain just why we are seeing this heightened level [...]

Tombs Damaged at Lord Ridge

This morning, a report of an exposed casket at the Lord Ridge Cemetery was widely shared across Facebook. The report was that the tomb was damaged from an accident and [...]

ASP Cobb Involved in a RTA

A policeman was involved in an accident on Thursday night. Police say that ASP Jesus Cobb was heading home when he lost control of his vehicle on the George Price [...]

Guat Bandits Leave without Stolen Vehicle!

Police say robbers from Guatemala tried to take a stolen vehicle across the border but couldn’t because it was bogged in mud. A man from Succotz reported to police that [...]

Missing Woman Located!

Police say that missing woman Florita Harris has been located. She was found in Corozal but now police need the help of her family to bring her home. Superintendent Alejandro [...]

September’s Children Rally Held Virtually

Like most events now, the annual Children’s Rally was held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rally was held under this year’s September Celebrations theme “Overcoming Adversity, [...]