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Opposition Leader Encourages ALL to Come Out and Vote

It is elections eve and political parties are tightening up screws in their machinery for THE DAY. News Five will be broadcasting for Decision 2020 starting at six o’clock on [...]

Flooding May Prevent Voters from Heading to the Polls

As the flood waters recede in the Cayo, communities in Belize River Valley are experiencing flooding. Opposition Leader John Briceño says that the flooding can be a reason why voter [...]

Getting Out All Voters on Election Day

Just before news time, we were able to connect with U.D.P. Party Leader Patrick Faber. He says that the U.D.P. is poised for a victory at the polls on Wednesday, [...]

Opposition Leader Expecting High Voter Turnout for P.U.P.

There are a little over one hundred and eighty two registered voters across all thirty-one constituencies. Not everyone will come out and vote and Briceño was anticipating that there would [...]

Briceño Says he Will Re-Open the Free Zone in time for Christmas

According to Briceño, if he becomes the next Prime Minister several things will change, especially as it relates to the COVID-19 restrictions. He says that there must be greater relaxations [...]

John Briceño Ready to be Prime Minister

And Briceño says that he is ready to become the next Prime Minister of Belize. If he does, he will make history as the first Prime Minister from the north. [...]

Will A Different Campaign Strategy for the UDP Prove Effective?

The United Democratic Party’s campaign strategy heading into the national vote is focused primarily on providing assistance to voters and their families who have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The [...]

Faber Addresses Vile Text Messages and Nude Photo

On Saturday afternoon, almost immediately following the prime minister’s virtual press conference, social media lit up with text messages purportedly sent by U.D.P. leader Patrick Faber.  If those messages were [...]

A Poll of the People on the Eve of General Elections 2020

Polls are set to open at seven a.m., across the country for electors to cast their vote in this important election. Eighty-eight candidates are contesting the general election – thirty-one [...]

Shady Activities at Lands Department on Election Eve

During the media press briefing with Opposition Leader John Briceño this afternoon, Briceño was asked about the late night activities at the Lands Department in Belmopan. Video shows the Land [...]

Benque Viejo Man says Lands Department Gave Away His Niece’s Land

In the days leading up to the elections, land grabs are being reported everywhere. Benque Viejo resident Miguel Balona says that his niece’s private property was taken away from her [...]

Crooked Tree Causeway Flooding; Residents Brace for Higher Water Levels

Turning to the floods, water levels are now rising in the area of Crooked Tree in the Belize District and by noon today, the village looked like an island with [...]

Valley of Peace resident recounts flooding experience

On Monday night we showed you the plight of the Valley of Peace farmers – where thousands of plants were flatted by flood waters. The flood also affected a resident [...]

Polling Station in Calla Creek is Reassigned

Chief Elections Officer Josephine Tamai announced earlier today that voters in Polling Area Eighty-five which includes Calla Creek, will cast their ballots at Iglesias de Dios Seventh Day Adventist Church [...]

An Appeal to the Voting Public Ahead of Election Day

Participating in the general elections during COVID times will be a historic first for everyone, including voters and logisticians.  While the public officers assigned to administer the process have been [...]

Counting Ballots Should be Fairly Quick

So how efficient will the counting process be once polls are closed at six o’clock?  In Belize City, it is expected that the turnaround time for the counting of ballots [...]

Gillnets are banned in Belize! Oceana Belize celebrates!

Last week Friday, the Government announced a ban on gillnets. It’s a historic and major accomplishment for the conservation community and those whose livelihoods are impacted by gillnetting.  With the [...]

$2 Mill for Gillnetters to transition!

So, what happens now to the gillnetters who are surrendering their gears? The Coalition for Sustainable Fisheries says that they have been working with the eighty-three licensed gill net fishers [...]

120 Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19

Fifty four new cases of COVID-19 were identified on Monday. Majority of those cases were confirmed in the Belize District with twenty eight cases and the Orange Walk District with [...]

COVID-19 and Pregnancy

Doctor Manzanero also spoke on the number of pregnant women who are COVID-19 positive. She says that of the seventy-one pregnant women who are COVID-19 positive, twenty six have had [...]

Hot on the Cayo Central Campaign Trail

The United Democratic Party’s Rene Montero is seeking a fourth term in Cayo Central. Montero previously served as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries and most recently as the Minister of [...]

Toledo East features two mass parties and one independent!

And we turn now to the deep south – last week you saw Toledo West Constituency with Oscar Requena and Doctor Simeon Coc. Tonight, some twelve hours to go before [...]

Who will Win the seat in Belmopan? We speak with two of the three Candidates

In the Belmopan constituency, there are three candidates who have placed their names on the ballot. John Saldivar is hoping to keep the seat for the U.D.P. The P.U.P.’s Oscar [...]