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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Commences

The vaccine rollout exercise for the country began today. Unlike other countries where government leaders are among the first to be vaccinated, for Belize, it was frontline healthcare workers from [...]

8,000 Tourism Stakeholders to Be Vaccinated

While a larger list of priority groups for the vaccine rollout was shared today, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler told the media over the weekend that eight [...]

Phillip Wallace Gunned Down in Belize City – Fourth Son to Die by Gun Violence!

So many families in Belize have lost loved ones to violence, but for one Belize City mother, the cycle just never ends.  Today, News Five spoke with Irene Wallace, who [...]

Home Invasion in Teakettle; Elderly Couple is Bound and Robbed

What should have been a peaceful sleep early Sunday morning became a nightmare for a couple in the Cayo District when intruders woke them up demanding money.  But as News [...]

U.D.P. Vs Bernard Wagner; Case Adjourned to April 19th

The Municipal Elections are less than two days away and an attempt by the United Democratic Party and its Chairman, Michael Peyrefitte and citizen Melbourne Wade to stop P.U.P. Mayor [...]

Police and Jungle Residents in Heated Standoff

An angry mob assaulted a team of police officers in Pickstock Hutment on Sunday night.  The officers were in pursuit of a motorist who drove his vehicle into the area.  [...]

Jungle Resident Speaks Out about Police Brutality

Today when we went to the “Jungle” area, we were told that the persons who were injured were at the hospital seeking medical treatment.  But there we caught up with [...]

Placencia Couple Busted for Human Trafficking

A sixteen-year-old girl has escaped what she reported as captivity in Placencia where she says she was being forced to work against her will.  In mid-January, the minor reported to [...]

Contrabandista Shot during Bust in Corozal District

A team of officers on patrol near the border with Mexico busted a father and son duo smuggling a cache of contraband items, including canned beer, into Belize.  When the [...]

Murder Trial for Patrick Harris Resumes on Thursday

The murder trial of Patrick Harris will proceed on Thursday in the Belize City Supreme Court after Justice Herbert Lord ruled today that the submissions made during a voir dire [...]

Investigation into Spending of B.T.B. Pension Fund Continues

Did the previous board of the Belize Tourism Board dip into the pension fund to pay salaries last year? Allegations are that over four hundred thousand dollars in pension funds [...]

Is Director Karen Bevans Involved in New Tourism Strategy?

During a media mixer this weekend, Prime Minister John Briceño, Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler and C.E.O. Nicole Usher-Solano, as well as senior staff from the Belize Tourism Board were all [...]

What’s the Future of Dr. Manza?

The Ministry of Health and Wellness remains without an active Director of Health Services. The substantive holder of the position, Doctor Marvin Manzanero, was placed on administrative leave last Tuesday [...]

Reigniting the Tourism Industry

Tourism has been the hardest hit industry when it comes to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Millions of dollars have been lost from the industry that once contributed up [...]

Making Small Grants Available for Tourism Stakeholders

Stakeholders in the tourism industry have invested their life savings into their respective businesses and a number have gone belly up.  Minister Mahler speaks of help from the Inter-American Development [...]

Cruise Tourism to Restart mid-2021

But what about cruise tourism?  Up until the COVID-19 pandemic, over a million cruise ship passengers would come to the Jewel annually. That came to a screeching halt last year, [...]

Amending the Central Bank Act to Generate Foreign Currency

An amendment to the Central Bank Act is before the Senate that, when passed, will make available fifty million dollars to invest into the productive sector. Prime Minister John Briceño [...]

Policing Municipal Elections in COVID Times

The Elections and Boundaries Department is handling the logistics of the municipal elections on Wednesday, as well as the by-election in Corozal Bay.  Both mass parties are responsible for mobilizing [...]

No Victory Celebrations on Elections Night

So what will the police department be doing differently this time around?  On the night of November eleventh, following the general elections, officers were powerless in containing throngs of party [...]

3 Persons Win the Mega Bingo Jackpot!

Did someone say Bingo?  The first jackpot winner for Mega Bingo collected his winnings today.  Mister Harrison is sharing the winnings with two others who have yet to come forward. [...]