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G.O.B. Intends to Save $240M from Salary Cuts in Three Years

The Briceño administration continues to consult with stakeholders, including the business community, ahead of presenting a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  While government receives input from various corners for [...]

P.S.U. Says Increase Revenue Collection Instead of Cutting Wages

According to Flowers, who is also the P.S.U.’s public relations officer, another freeze in increments and benefits would be the fourth.  While the union understands the difficult financial bind that [...]

A Wrap Up of Municipal Elections 2021

The People’s United Party served the United Democratic Party a major defeat in the 2021 Municipal Elections. The P.U.P. went from controlling three full councils to majority control of all [...]

Belize and Guatemala Strengthen Diplomatic Relations

The inaugural meeting of foreign ministers Eamon Courtenay and Pedro Brolo Vila took place on Thursday morning at the O.A.S. Office in the Adjacency Zone.  For many years, Belize and [...]

Expanding Belize’s Export Offerings to Guatemala

The Belize-Guatemala Joint Commission is also being reinvigorated and, through the existing Partial Scope Agreement, trade will be expanded to include other goods and services following a meeting with the [...]

Former Health Minister Not Impressed with New Administration

During the municipal elections, former Minister of Health Pablo Marin came out in support of Hilberto Campos, the U.D.P. standard bearer for the Corozal Bay division. Campos replaced him following [...]

Pablo Marin on Mistreatment of Public Officers

Marin is also watching as the situation with Doctor Marvin Manzanero is playing out, as he believes it is political victimization. He says his wife, Danini Contreras-Marin, also employed with [...]

Patrick Faber says P.U.P. Disrespecting Dr. Manza

Opposition Leader Patrick Faber also commented on the Doctor Marvin Manzanero situation. While it is not clear what is going to happen next, it is certain that he is not [...]

Opposition Leader Chides G.O.B. on Education Matters

Leader of the Opposition and Former Minister of Education, Patrick Faber during an interview with News Five on Election Day spoke of what he claims is reckless behaviour on behalf [...]

Mexico/Belize Business E-Roundtable

The Mexico-Belize Business virtual roundtable was held today. The online meeting was between public and private sector businesses from both countries and was done through collaboration between the Embassy of [...]

Mistrial in Patrick Harris Murder Case

Justice Herbert Lord today ruled a mistrial in the case of Patrick Harris. When the case began last week Tuesday, Justice Lord decided to enter into a voir dire during [...]

Family Files Lawsuit against Police Department for Death of Stella Maris Teacher

Justice Westmin James will make a ruling on a date to be set in May in a civil suit for negligence against the Belize Police Department and the government.  This [...]

Celebrating International Children’s Broadcasting Day

Sunday is International Children’s Broadcasting Day. The event was started by the UNICEF in 1991 to raise awareness of children’s issues and to encourage media houses to pay more attention [...]

Teen Reporter Explores Remote Learning Challenges

While the young hosts on Open Your Eyes enjoyed getting their questions answered on live TV, News Five also had a young journalist embedded in our newsroom today.  Nyree Kisling, [...]