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Buckingham Palace Approves Froyla Tzalam for GG

It is official – Buckingham Palace has approved the appointment of Froyla Tzalam as the next Governor General of Belize. Over the weekend, News Five spoke with Tzalam who was [...]

Teachers & P.S.U. Picket P.M. Office

Today marks the second week of industrial action by the Belize National Teachers Union and the final day before the Public Service Union begins a strike of its own. As [...]

P.S.U. Set to Strike!

As the twenty-one-day industrial action notice from the P.S.U. elapsed today, on Tuesday public officers will not be reporting to work.  News Five spoke with P.S.U. President Gerald Henry about [...]

Will Other Unions Support the Joint Unions in their Strike Actions?

Late last week, the Belize Energy Workers Union issued a release to say that their members stand in solidarity with the joint unions but urged all parties, including the government [...]

P.S.U. to Meet with G.O.B. – is This the Start of Negotiations?

The joint unions have been called for a meeting with the government on Tuesday afternoon. That meeting, the unions are hoping, will be the start of negotiations to settle the [...]

Minister Dolores on Strike Action

While News Five’s attempts to get comment from several ministers of government about the Tuesday meeting with the unions went unanswered, today, during an interview with the press today, Minister [...]

Regaining a Sense of Security in P.G.

Less than two weeks ago, two Punta Gorda residents were executed – one shot dead while on his veranda and the other inside his vehicle at the entrance of the [...]

One Arrested, Another Sought for Murder of Security Guard

Police have made one arrest and are seeking another suspect in the brazen murder of a Santa Elena security guard.  James Rudon was taken into custody during a search of [...]

Death Investigation into Francisco Bah’s Demise

A postmortem examination is needed to assist police in determining what led to the death of Francisco Bah whose body was found along the Hummingbird Highway over the weekend. While [...]

Suspected Hit and Run Fatality in Santa Rosa

While police wait for those results, in a separate incident police believe the cause of death is more straight forward. The lifeless body of a San Rosa Village man was [...]

George Street Shootings Probably Related

Police are working to quell an increase in gun violence over the weekend in the George Street area of Belize City. According to police, two Friday night shooting incidents in [...]

Human Development, Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry Tours the South

Senior officials from the Ministry of Human Development and Families and Indigenous People’s Affairs met with its staff in the south as well as residents. There is need for infrastructure, [...]

Minister for Indigenous People’s Affairs on Land Issues

The tour took Minister for Indigenous People’s Affairs Dolores Balderamos-Garcia and Minister of State Gilroy Usher Senior along with C.E.O. Tanya Santos-Neal and Commissioner of Indigenous People Gregory Ch’oc into [...]

Youth Service Providers Amalgamated

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and E-Governance, through its Department of Youth Services, has amalgamated youth services providers under one umbrella program called the National Belize Training Institute. The Gateway [...]

Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon Completes 8-Day Half-Marathon Around Belize

San Pedro based marathon runner Ian ‘Lion’ Gordon has completed an eight-day marathon across Belize. The challenge was to run thirteen miles every day around various municipalities. Gordon began in [...]

Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Today, May third is World Press Freedom Day. While journalists in Belize do not face the same risks as our counterparts in Mexico, it may surprise you to learn Belize [...]