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COVID Cluster in Santa Cruz; First Case at Primary School

Tonight, residents of Santa Cruz Village are on edge after a cluster of twenty-one positive COVID-19 cases has been identified in their community.  According to a release from the Ministry [...]

Gruesome Discovery as Partial Corpse Found in the Sea

Late last week Coast Guard officers came across the lifeless body of an unidentified person fifteen miles off the coast of Placencia Village, near Whipray Caye. Could the deceased be [...]

Body Identified in Eldridgeville

While police are working on identifying the body found off Whipray Caye, they believe they have been able to identify the human remains found in Eldridgeville, on Friday.  Police believe [...]

Teakettle Villager Dead after Night Out

A man from the Young Bank area of Teakettle Village died on Saturday night under questionable circumstances, reportedly after spending the night out at a popular night club with a [...]

Pedestrian in Lemonal Killed by Hit and Run Motorcycle Driver

A man has been detained by police following a fatal road traffic accident on the Lemonal Village road.  The detainee, who is expected to be arrested and charged, was allegedly [...]

Auto Theft Ring Sending Vehicles to Guatemala

There has been a string of vehicle thefts in Benque Viejo del Carmen over the past few weeks, as persons living near the western border are being held up at [...]

Briceño Talked Trade and Drug Interdiction with Guatemalan President

Last week, Prime Minister John Briceño was in Guatemala for an official visit with President Alejandro Giammattei.  PM Briceño says that it’s the first time a president has invited a [...]

Prime Minister Briceño: “Bondholders Playing Hardball”

On the topic of the so called “super bond,” PM John Briceño says that his government will not continue to pay unless there are further renegotiations.  As we told you [...]

Prime Minister Says Unions Need to Move On

The Prime Minister has been criticized for not engaging with the union leaders in meetings.  Today, Open Your Eyes hosts asked PM Briceño about the status of matters with the [...]

PM Says He Cannot Control the People behind Union Attack Ads

As the union protests appear to wind down, some people are still upset about a series of ads that have attacked the unions and questioned the integrity of their leadership.  [...]

PM Says Borders Can Reopen Safely and People Need Jobs

Prime Minister John Briceño also weighed in on the reopening of the borders to visitors only.  As you’ll recall, there was some opposition, primarily from doctors. But today, PM Briceño [...]

Was Jasmine Hartin’s Caution Statement Leaked?

Was Jasmine Hartin’s caution statement leaked to international media, who have been on the ground following the shooting death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott?  The Canadian national has been on remand [...]

British Newspaper Appears to Base Story on Jasmine Hartin’s Caution Statement

And while police investigate how Hartin’s caution statement could have been leaked and/or sold to the international press, one media outlet in the United Kingdom seems to have based their [...]

Senators on Offshore Financial Services

On Friday, the Senate also debated the Income and Business Tax amendment bill 2021 which seeks to reposition Belize as an appealing option for the offshore financial sector. With many [...]

Private Investors Seek Access to Maya Lands in Crique Sarco

A cease and desist order has been issued by the Forest Department to halt logging activities in the vicinity of Crique Sarco Village.  Late this evening, Chief Forest Officer Wilbur [...]

Discord between Chairman and Alcalde Over Maya Land

This evening, News Five spoke with Greg Ch’oc, the Commissioner of Indigenous People’s Affairs.  Two weeks ago, he sat in as an observer during a meeting held by village leaders [...]

Journey to 2022 World Cup Ends: Learning Experience

The country held its collective breath on Friday night as the Belize Jaguars competed against Nicaragua in the CONCACAF Nations League. It was Belize’s final chance to qualify for the [...]

Restructuring the Belize Jaguars; Team Prepares for Gold Cup and Nation’s League

The federation now prepares for the 2026 World Cup with a focus on the junior national teams who have scheduled matches overseas and will train in the years ahead to [...]

2 Volleyball Players Receive Athletic Scholarships

It is often the dream of athletes to represent their country internationally. But to receive an opportunity to study and play the sport you love is a totally different thrill.  [...]