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Shyne Barrow is Sworn-in as Leader of the Opposition

The Central Executive Committee of the United Democratic Party, led by Chairman Mike Peyrefitte, is meeting virtually at this hour.  During that discussion a date will be decided upon for [...]

Mayor Wally on Lawsuit by Ex-Employees against the Council

Earlier today, a News Five team was on Ambergris Caye for the sustainable child friendly municipality billboard launch in San Pedro Town. We’ll have that later on in the newscast. [...]

Mayor Wally Nunez Says Employees Should be Ashamed

According to Mayor Nunez, prior to the municipal elections in March, one employee increased his salary by one thousand, six hundred dollars monthly. This, while the island town, as the [...]

Murder in Honey Camp!

A Guatemalan laborer whose identity is yet to be confirmed was murdered in Honey Camp, Orange Walk District sometime overnight.  This morning, police were called to an area of a [...]

Belize Diagnostic Center Gets Contract for COVID-19 Testing

Did the Government of Belize award a contract to do COVID-19 testing at the ports of entry to a business owned by a relative of Minister of Health and Wellness [...]

M.O.H.W. Concerned About Increase in COVID-19 Cases

The Belize Police Department says that it’s cracking down on social events to curb the growing number of COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, there were twenty-four newly confirmed cases which bring [...]

Minister of Health & Wellness: “Teachers must get vaccinated!”

The Minister of Health and Wellness says he wants teachers vaccinated.  As you’ve seen over the last few weeks, several cases of COVID-19 were detected in different schools and the [...]

M.O.H.W. Preparing for Return of Cruise Ships

And while the new school year is set to commence in September, there are mounting COVID-19 concerns.  What’s on the horizon is the return of cruise ships. A little over [...]

M.O.H.W. Vaccination Campaign

Since the rollout of vaccines back in March, the Ministry of Health and Wellness has been appealing for Belizeans to go in and take the vaccine. But it has been [...]

San Pedro Town is Certified as a Child Friendly Municipality

Back in 2014, the Belize Mayors Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Local Government and Rural Development, and the National Committee for Families and Children signed on to [...]

Oscar Requeña on Ruling in Favour of Maya People in Jalacte

The Toledo West area rep also gave his take on the recent Supreme Court ruling that awarded six point three million dollars in damages to the Maya people of Jalacte [...]

Minister Requeña on Guatemalan Incursions in the South

While we were with Minister Oscar Requeña, we asked him about the concerns of increased incursions by Guatemalans in the south. In a most recent incident on Tuesday, a Guatemalan [...]

Infrastructural Improvements for Road to Machakilha?

Today, a group of women travelled to the remote village of Machakilha to install solar powered equipment into several homes. We’ve also documented the difficult access to the village and [...]

Keith Gilges Departing Belize; New Chargé d’Affaires Named

Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy in Belize Keith Gilges is preparing to end his service here in Belize.  Three weeks from today, Gilges will be returning to the [...]

Belize to Receive Vaccines from U.S. Government

The U.S. has committed four billion dollar to the COVAX facility for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to low-income countries. Additionally, two weeks ago President Biden and other leaders committed [...]

Ministry of Health & Wellness Vaccination Campaign A Flop?

And, as Belize continues to receive commitment for vaccine donations, has the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ failed in convincing the masses of the importance of taking the COVID-19 vaccine, [...]

Are U.S. Travelers Concerned About Low Vaccine Uptake in Belize?

And while those are the minister’s response, is the low vaccine uptake in Belize a concern for U.S. travelers? North American tourists constitute a large percentage of Belize’s tourism revenue. [...]

U.S. Donates Cold Storage for Pfizer Vaccine

As a measure of showing its commitment to Belize in the fight against COVID-19, today the C.D.C., through the U.S. Embassy in Belize, donated cold chain equipment to the Ministry [...]

Cleopatra White Polyclinic’s Dental Clinic Reopens!

The Central Health Region Dental Department today officially reopened the dental clinic at Cleopatra White Polyclinic II in Belize City.  The dental clinic was closed back in May of last year [...]

Dental Services Resume at Cleopatra White Polyclinic

As you saw just now, the Ministry of Health and Wellness reopened the newly renovated dental clinic at the Cleopatra White Polyclinic in Belize City. But the dental services scaled [...]