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Senate to Ratify UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

The Cabinet met today for well over six hours. One of the topics of discussion in the meeting was the ratification of the UN Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement [...]

Members of Public Service Commission Refuse to Resign

The Prime Minister also responded to questions about the Public Service Commission.  Like the Chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission, Estevan Perera, the Public Service Commission members refuse to [...]

O.P.M. Appoints Commission to Investigate Sale of Assets

The disposal of public assets, including vehicles, office furniture, and electronic equipment, just ahead of the November 2020 general elections, will be investigated.   The Public Service Union roundly criticized the [...]

Inter-district Travel Ban in O.W. and Corozal to be Lifted

Eighteen new cases of COVID-19 were recorded today, putting the total number of confirmed cases to eleven thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight.  There were also fifty-six new recoveries and three [...]

Tourist Arrested for Mask Violation Still Wants to Return to Visit Belize!

The American tourist who the police arrested for mask violation in Caye Caulker opened up about her ordeal.  While there were concerns that her experience could cause a black eye [...]

Charge d’Affaires Keith Gilges Clarifies New U.S. Travel Regulations

While backlash from a possible bad review after the viral video is less of a concern, the tourism sector is bracing for the impact of the new travel regulations being [...]

Ambassadors Appointed by Barrow Administration Refused to Return

The Briceño administration has yet to finalize its list of diplomatic postings.  In fact, for weeks, we have been receiving reports that individuals sent on diplomatic missions at Belizean embassy [...]

Amilin Mendez, C.E.O. No More

The Prime Minister was also asked about Amilin Mendez. In a press release dated December fourth, the Briceño administration announced Mendez’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of [...]

What’s the Future of the Food Assistance Program?

The fate of the food assistance program inherited by the Briceño administration beyond the current fiscal year remains uncertain.  Monies have been set aside to continue with the initiative until [...]

Greg Ch’oc is Appointed the Commissioner of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.

Gregory Ch’oc is the Commissioner of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs.  Today, the Ministry of Human Development, Families, and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs announced Ch’oc’s appointment.  A press release from the ministry says [...]

Shish Family Waiting for Help to Recover Home Destroyed by Dump Truck

A mother of two young boys from San Ignacio turned to News Five once again to share the story of what can only be described as a series of unfortunate [...]

Career Police Officer Loses House to Fire; Needs Your Help!

Career woman police officer Rachael Serrano and her family are homeless after a fire destroyed their home in San Ignacio last Thursday. Today, News Five visit with Serrano, who, since [...]

Killer Stepfather Remains on the Run

Police are still looking for Javier Choc. Choc is accused of fatally stabbing his step-son, Walter Axcel Gonzalez.  The incident happened at the family’s residence in San Martin Belmopan on [...]

John Doe Remains Unidentified

Police have yet to identify the body of a man found decomposing two weekends ago on the Macal Riverbank. The person is labelled as John Doe, and the only identifying [...]

Belize Condemns Venezuela’s Actions Against Guyana

On Thursday of last week, a Venezuelan navy vessel detained two fishing vessels in Guyana’s exclusive economic zone, the latest dispute in a long-running border conflict between the two South [...]

US Rejoins Paris Agreement; What Does this Mean for SIDS?

Hours after he became President of the United States, Joe Biden moved to recommit the United States to the Paris Agreement.  Last year, the U.S. became the first country to [...]

The U.S. Rejoins W.H.O.

The Biden Administration also announced that the U.S. is joining the World Health Organization in the fight against the deadly coronavirus. Keith Gilges of the U.S. Embassy in Belize says [...]

U.S. Embassy Commends Belize on COVID-19 Strategy

Gilges took the opportunity to commend Belize on its efforts to contain and reduce the rate of infection of the novel coronavirus.  On Monday, Minister of Health Michel Chebat spoke [...]

Celebrating World Customs Day in COVID Times

International Customs Day was celebrated virtually this year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. January twenty-sixth is the day designated to honor custom officials and agencies for their function in taking care [...]

Female Manatee Freed from Fishing Gear

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute Belize rescued a manatee that was entangled in fishing gear. The manatee was first spotted dragging a boat bumper off the coast of Dangriga [...]