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The Great Vaccine Rush; Belizeans Line Up for Free Shots!

If you passed by Swift Hall or Central Health Region clinics today, you probably noticed some long lines. This follows Wednesday’s announcement by the Government of Belize that persons eighteen [...]

Numbers are Up as Belizeans Turn Out for COVID Vaccine

While it seems that there were indeed lines at vaccine centers today, the Deputy Regional Manager for the Central Health Region, Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa gave News Five some numbers for [...]

G.O.B. to Frontline Workers: Get Vaccinated or Present Negative Test Results

The Public Service Union, which represents quite a number of frontline workers, is yet to formulate a position on government’s latest move to compel employees to get vaccinated.  On Wednesday, [...]

Does G.O.B.’s Hard-line Impinge on Freedom of Choice?

According to Flowers, the debate surrounding government’s hard-line position is whether it impinges on one’s fundamental right to make such a personal decision.   Dean Flowers, President, P.S.U. “While the [...]

Chetumal Businesses Want Belizeans Back

A lot of people have been asking when the Mexican border will open to allow Belizeans to access Mexico, particularly Chetumal. Currently the border is only open for tourists. But [...]

Delta Not More Deadly, but Very Contagious

With concern that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus may now be circulating in Belize, people are wondering if this strain is even deadlier than one we have already [...]

Dr. Cuellar Says Belize is not prepared for Delta

Doctor Fernando Cuellar took issue with the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ press conference on Wednesday.  He says not only was the relevant information not available to the media, but [...]

Dr. Hildalgo on “Infomedia” Misinformation

Seeking to allay people’s fears about the COVID-19 vaccine, Doctor Jorge Hidalgo, Intensive Care Specialist at the Belize Health Care Partners, told the hosts of Open Your Eyes that the [...]

Shipyard Now Certified to Export Cattle to Mexico

The formal exportation of cattle to the Mexican market was further realised today when the process of transporting hundreds of head of cattle to that neighbouring country began. The Mexican [...]

2021 Lobster Season Officially Opens

You may be missing conch for a while with the Queen Conch season closed right now, but today the 2021 lobster season officially opened. We head to San Pedro where [...]

New Preschool Named for Dangriga Educator

Dangriga has a brand new preschool.  It is one of eighteen new early childhood centers built under the Belize Education Sector Reform Programme Two and funded by the Caribbean Development [...]

No Face-to-Face Summer School

A memo to general managers of all schools has been shared with News Five. It is from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology and signed by Chief Education [...]

Belizean Pilot to Captain BERT and Wings of Hope

The Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation granted a training and recertification opportunity to Belizean pilot Henry Salguero to captain the Belize Emergency Response Team and Wings of Hope’s [...]

Minister Comments on Controversial Ad Aimed at Young People

On Wednesday night we told you about the multimedia vaccine campaign by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to get Belizeans to take the jab.  The campaign features a number [...]

Despite New Vaccine Ad, Police Will Still Break Up Parties

So, you heard the Minister of Health’s take on the video ad – but at that very same campaign launch, Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa made it clear that [...]