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New Curfew and Stricter Measures to Combat COVID Surge

A spike in the number of COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks has prompted the Ministry of Health and Wellness to take stringent measures in an attempt to stem [...]

Santa Elena, Toledo is on COVID Lockdown for Two Weeks

A new taskforce will also be introduced to administer existing COVID measures in places such as shops and stores, public offices, as well as other business establishments. While a lockdown [...]

Spanish Lookout is No Exception to COVID Protocols

Spanish Lookout remains an area of concern for the Ministry of Health, as well as the Belize Police Department.  That Mennonite community in the west has been flouting the COVID [...]

Teachers are Getting Vaccinated as Part of Back-to-School Push

There is a concerted effort by various government ministries to get public officers vaccinated.  While the approach has been met with opposition in some corners, by and large teachers are [...]

Minister of Culture Speaks on Emancipation Day

For the first time, Belize will observe Emancipation Day as a public and bank holiday this year.  It commemorates the day in 1838 when enslaved Africans from the English-speaking Caribbean [...]

Unrest in Guatemala: Ambassador Alpuche Says Belizeans there Monitoring Situation

Protests have broken out in Guatemala, with thousands taking to the streets on Thursday, lighting fires and blocking roads across the country. The protestors who are an amalgamation of different [...]

Sugar Production Up

The Belize Sugar Industries, A.S.R. Group is processing its final delivery of sugar cane for the season. The company does not yet know how much sugar was produced in total [...]

Upgrades to protect environment coming from BSI/ASR

In the off season, B.S.I/A.S.R. says they will be making a twenty million dollars investment to improve facilities. These upgrades will include the water treatment plant to improve the quality [...]

Big Creek Better for Business Says BSI/ASR

The press also asked about the company’s decision to move its sugar loading operations from the Port of Belize to the Big Creek Port. The company asserts that this will [...]

PBL Says 2006 MOU should be respected

We also spoke to C.E.O. at the Port of Belize Limited, Andy Lane, who faults the Government of Belize for turning a blind eye to the 2006 M.O.U. with Toledo [...]

PBL and CWU to tackle Collective Bargaining Agreement

We also asked C.E.O. Lane about ongoing negotiations between P.B.L. and the C.W.U. collective bargaining agreement. Discussions began on Wednesday and have been ongoing for the past three days. When [...]

PBL Hoping for Business as Usual on Tuesday

And while negotiations are ongoing, C.W.U.’s twenty-one day notice of intended strike action comes due August third. C.E.O. Lane is hopeful, however, that it will be business as usual at [...]

Duane Moody: Belizean Traveller in Cayo

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a visitor in your own country? Well one of News Five’s own reporters was chosen for Belize Tourism Board’s Belizean [...]

Fonseca: “CEOs are subject to the ten percent salary cut”

The salaries for Chief Executive Officers under the Briceño administration remain untouched, despite a reduction in monthly income for government ministers.  The wages for teachers and public officers have also [...]

Kareem Musa on Controversial 11th Amendment

The debate around the Eleventh Amendment rages on and beyond the perceived threat to Shyne Barrow’s political future is the need to put in place a threshold for sitting public [...]

UNHCR Donates PPEs to Southern Clinics

U.N.H.C.R., the U.N. Refugee Agency, has donated medical and personal protective equipment to the Independence Poly Clinic, San Juan Health Post, the Bella Vista Poly Clinic and community health workers [...]

Paralyzed Man Needs Funds for Surgery

A Good Samaritan has taken it upon himself to open up a “Go Fund Me” page to assist an ailing golden citizen raise money for hip surgery. Abner Murrilo was [...]

Jenny Lovell On Dealing with Stress

Many people aren’t aware that stress plays a major role in one’s mental health, or even that there are different types of stress. Add depression to stress, and the problem [...]

De-stressing at the end of the day is crucial for good mental health

Lovell says that it is important for everyone to take time at the end of each day to de-stress and to reevaluate their mental health.   Jenny Lovell, Mental Health [...]

Fake Vaccination Cards Circulating

A pair of fraudsters, including a nurse, has been working overtime falsifying COVID-19 vaccination cards, the same ones that are being issued by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to [...]

Belize City Mayor Has COVID-19

If there is one thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is that the virus is indiscriminate and can affect everyone and anyone. Tonight we go one-on-one with [...]

No Mask Wearing in Spanish Lookout

A recent spike in the number of COVID-19 infections, four hundred and three active cases reported on Wednesday, continues to raise serious concerns for the Ministry of Health and Wellness.  [...]

UK Vaccines Coming

The Government of the United Kingdom has announced a donation of forty-two thousand doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to the people of Belize.  This donation comes as part [...]

Help Avoid Overwhelming Hospitals: Get Vaccinated

The recent rise in COVID cases and deaths has medical practitioners concerned about the toll this disease can take if hospitals are pushed to maximum capacity.  General Practitioner at the [...]

Blood Clots Rare with AstraZeneca

In addition, Doctorr Friesen said there are lingering apprehensions about the AstraZeneca vaccine. She attributes this to misinformation, especially about potential blood clots.    Dr. Laura Friesen, General Practitioner, Belize [...]