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PM Briceño Outlines Good Governance Measures to be Undertaken

The joint unions may not have been able to stop their salaries from being cut or their increments from being frozen, but the industrial action underway from the public service [...]

A Rundown of Proposals Rejected by Unions

In his address, PM Briceño says that his government is committed to complete, on an expedited basis, the ongoing rationalization of public service exercise. But according to Briceño, several of [...]

Proposals for Public Officers & Teachers! Ministers and C.E.O.s Take Cuts!

And now moving forward, Briceño says that they are prepared to commit to a number of measures that will directly benefit public officers and teachers, as well as some actions [...]

Owl is Shot Near His Home on Santa Barbara Street

There was another shooting incident in Belize City on Tuesday night that landed Justin Richards in the hospital with gunshot wounds to his body.  The Santa Barbara Street resident was [...]

Drug Bust in Ladyville

Just after four this afternoon, members of the Anti-Drug Unit of the Belize Police Department intercepted four vehicles, including a flatbed truck, two black pickup trucks and a Chevy Blazer [...]

Second Shipment of COVAX Vaccines Arrives

Belize has received its second shipment of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility.  This time, it is thirty-three thousand six hundred doses.  Minister of Health and Wellness, Michel Chebat indicated [...]

Alaska Airline Announces Direct Flight to Belize

A new airline is coming to Belize. Alaska Airlines today announced its new non-stop service from the West Coast of the United States to Belize.  This is good news for [...]

Silt Build-Up in Haulover Creek

There are growing concerns by boat operators who use the Haulover Creek that runs through Belize City as sedimentation build up has gone unchecked. Fisher folk and water taxi operators [...]

The Overdue Amendment of the Belize Port Authority Act

Port Commissioner Major Gilbert Swaso also spoke to News Five about the pending amendment to the Belize Port Authority Act, which was last revised back in 2011.  According to Major [...]

Fermentation Fridays – a Pepper Sauce with a Purpose!

Many great brands start in family homes – inside a garage or living room or even a kitchen. And that’s what one young business owner is hoping – that his [...]

ComPol Takes Another “L” in Supreme Court

A new president took the helm of the Police Association back in January, but that did not stop a protracted legal matter from going before the judiciary.  The case against [...]

Eldon Arzu Emerges Victorious Over Chester Williams

In his decision, Justice James indicated that the Commissioner of Police acted in “bad faith” when he made several decisions that adversely affected Arzu’s ability to function as president of [...]

International Nurses Day

Since last week, activities have been organization in celebration of nurses’ week, which culminates today with the global recognition of International Nurses Day. The activities are being held under the [...]

Virtual Education Symposium

Are your children getting the most out of the time they spend with their teachers in the classroom? This is the question that the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and [...]

The Other Side of Mother’s Day: Poverty Made Worse during COVID-19

Over the weekend, thousands of Belizean families celebrated Mother’s Day, showing their appreciation for the women who raised them and the struggles they went through along the way.  But among [...]

San Benito Poite, Open for Primary Education

After a year of being away, students in the distant southern community of San Benito Poite returned to school on Monday.  They were among a handful of schools that were [...]

News Five Looks Back at the Strike of 2016

We have been following the joint union’s strike actions very closely over the past couple of weeks.  Today marks the thirteenth consecutive day that the Belize National Teachers Union has [...]

Spotlight Initiative Hands Over ICT Equipment

Today, at the Radisson Fort George in Belize City, information and communication technology equipment was handed over to the Civil Society Reference Group to continue its work addressing family violence [...]