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Dr. Carla Barnett is the New Secretary General in CARICOM

In a first for Belize, Doctor Carla Barnett has been appointed as the Secretary General of CARICOM.  She was unanimously selected at a Heads of CARICOM Meeting today.  Barnett has [...]

Twelve Days and Counting; B.N.T.U. Strike Breaks Record

The Belize National Teachers Union made history today. The union has been engaged in strike action for twelve days, the longest on record.  Back in 2005, the B.N.T.U. protested for [...]

Unions Picket Cabinet Meeting

While that was almost two decades ago, tonight the B.N.T.U. and the P.S.U. continue to press the government.  Will this P.U.P. administration yield to the union’s request like the last [...]

Drive-by Shooting Turns Deadly for Getaway Driver

Another night, another murder in Belize City.  Shortly before nine o’clock on Monday, police responded to a deadly crossfire between feuding gangs on Armadillo Street.  When they arrived on the [...]

M.O.H.W. Monitoring COVID-19 Clusters in Belize City

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is concerned about COVID-19 clusters that have been detected in Belize City. Surveillance Officer Lorna Perez says that the number of infections have increased [...]

COVID-19 Numbers; 63 Active Cases

Fourteen new COVID-19 cases were confirmed over the weekend, between May eighth and tenth, the majority within Belize City, one in San Pedro, two each in Belmopan and San Ignacio [...]

Active Surveillance Has Helped to Keep COVID-19 Numbers Down

Lorna Perez believes that the active surveillance being carried out by the Ministry of Health and Wellness, including testing, helps with the transmissibility rate of COVID-19.   Lorna Perez, Surveillance [...]

COVID-19 Testing as Tourism Activity Picks Up

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is seeing a decrease in corona virus testing. Surveillance Officer Lorna Perez spoke about testing practices as tourism activity picks back up.   Lorna [...]

Is Go-Slow by Nurses Affecting Services to COVID-19 Patients?

On the topic of the availability of human resources, the media asked Surveillance Officer Lorna Perez to comment on the issue of nurses taking part in a go-slow and what [...]

PAHO donates P.P.E.s & Medical Equipment to K.H.M.H.

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital has received a donation from the Pan American Health Organization of personal protective equipment and biomedical equipment for its COVID-19 Unit.  The items include five [...]

Mark Espat Remains on Super Bond Debt Management Team

On Monday, Minister of State Christopher Coye shared the latest information on Belize’s pending Super Bond payment.  A seven-million-dollar coupon is due later this month and, from the look of [...]

Belize’s Debt Profile Doesn’t Look Good

Belize’s reputation in light of its bad payment history since 2008 is also cause for concern, says Minister Coye.  The country’s debt profile paints a bad picture considering the existing [...]

News Five Addresses Recent Story on Commerce Bight Investments

News Five extends its sincere apologies to both former Area Representative Frank ‘Papa’ Mena and Doctor Peter Allen for the story we broadcast on April fifteenth, 2021.  We reported that [...]

New CARICOM Sec. Gen. Weighs In on De-Risking in the Region

Earlier in the newscast we told you about the pending appointment of Belize’s Doctor Carla Barnett to the post of Secretary General of CARICOM. During our zoom interview, Barnett also [...]

Minister of National Defence and Border Security Meets with Guatemala’s Defence Attaché

Guatemalan Military official were in Belize on Tuesday to meet with their Belizean counterparts.  Guatemala’s Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché Brigadier General Rember Yonivan Menendez Gasparico held meetings with [...]

G.O.B. Speaks on Israel Palestine Violence

Recent attacks by Israeli officials against Palestinians has prompted to Government of Belize to issue a release condemning the acts of violence. On Friday of last week Israeli officials used [...]

Health App Out, but Proof of Vaccinations or COVID Tests Still Needed

The Belize Tourism Board has taken the decision that travellers entering the country will no longer be required to download and complete the Belize Travel Health App prior to arrival. [...]

Tourism Minister Hosts Canadian Media Tour

As the tourism industry rebounds, Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler, is facilitating a round of interviews with the Canadian media.  Throughout today and then on Wednesday, Minister [...]

Miss Universe Belize Competing in Florida!

Miss Universe Belize Iris Salguero has been in Miami, Florida for five days now representing the country in the sixty-ninth running of the international pageant. Salguero has been actively participating [...]