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Breaking News: Fatal Accident on Hummingbird Highway

This just in, there are reports of a fatal road traffic accident on the Hummingbird Highway in the area of Herseys, between miles thirty eight and thirty nine. News Five [...]

Jasmine Hartin Gets Bail

After spending eight days on remand at the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville, Canadian national Jasmine Hartin has received bail. Within three hours, she was released from custody – notwithstanding [...]

U.D.P.’s Tracy Panton Distances Herself from Comments about Leader Patrick Faber

On Tuesday evening, Mesopotamia area representative Shyne Barrow continued to take shots at Patrick Faber’s leadership of the United Democratic Party.  As we reported, Barrow claimed that Faber doesn’t enjoy [...]

Charred Remains Found in Esperanza; Santa Elena Fire fighter Missing

Police were called to retrieve the charred remains of a person on a farm in Esperanza Village on Tuesday morning.  It was discovered by the property owner who told police [...]

Schools to Close June 18th Due to COVID Concerns

Today, the Ministry of Education announced that face-to-face learning for all pre-primary, primary, secondary schools and ITVETs will come to an end by Friday, June eighteenth.   The ministry issued a [...]

Principal Asks for Public Help to Recover Stolen Equipment

Thieves have once more targeted a Belize City school; this time, it was Trinity Methodist.  News Five spoke with the principal today about what happened, what was stolen and how [...]

New Pay Scales a Set Back for Public Officers and Teachers

The ten percent salary reduction for teachers and public officers, which came into force at the beginning of June, is even more dire than what was previously anticipated.  That is [...]

D.P.M. says the Wage Cuts are Not Forever

According to Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde, however, the enactment of a new pay scale is for legal purposes and does not affect government’s commitment to implement the wage cuts [...]

Acting PM Says Pay Cuts Were Difficult Decision

And, while teachers and public servants will feel the pinch of the salary deduction in their next paycheck, Deputy PM Cordel Hyde says he too is feeling pain and discomfort. [...]

PM in Costa Rica for SICA-Spain and Talks with Costa Rican President

Prime Minister John Briceño left the country today to begin an official visit to Costa Rica for the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SICA-Spain. While in [...]

Lands Department in a Bind Over Maya Land Rights Issue

The Ministry of Natural Resources finds itself in a bind where the consent order issued by the Caribbean Court of Justice on Maya land rights is concerned.  The Lands Department [...]

SATIIM Introduces a New Executive Director

The Sarstoon and Temash Institute for Indigenous Management has a new executive director.  This follows the recent appointment of Froyla Tzalam to the post of Governor General.  The board of [...]

New Business Complex Opened in Belmopan

The City of Belmopan has a new landmark.  The David L. McKoy Business Center, which sits on the Social Security Board compound, was officially opened today.  The building is named [...]

PM Office to Move to New S.S.B. Business Center

Deputy Prime Minister Cordel Hyde today confirmed that the Prime Minister’s office will be renting a space in the new building.  Now, the Prime Minister’s office has, for over a [...]

Multi-Sector Approach to Combating Gang Violence

The Briceño administration says it will not be negotiating with the gangs.  It’s a position that the prime minister himself has made abundantly clear.  But that is not to say [...]

Q’eqchi Deacon Ordained in Dangriga

There was an ordination ceremony held earlier today at Sacred Heart parish in Dangriga where Brother Mateo Salam was ordained as a transitional deacon for the diocese.  Salam, a proud [...]

Red Cross Holds Training to Protect Those Using Hurricane Shelters from Violence and Exploitation

The Belize Red Cross is working with seven communities through a climate change and disaster resiliency preparedness project.  As a part of the project, they are carrying out a number [...]