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Preparations Underway for the Return of Cruise Ships to Belize

After over eighteen long months, the wait for cruise ships is about to end. On Wednesday, the first ship from the Carnival Cruise Lines docks in Belize City. Today, Duane [...]

COVID Variants in Up to 30% of Test Samples

While fears and speculation about the Delta variant continues and the results from Baylor University are not yet in, News Five has learned that unidentified variants have been detected in [...]

Central Lab Studying Effect of Vaccine in Preventing COVID in Frontline Workers

And to prove whether the AstraZeneca vaccine is effective for the Belizean population, the Belize Central Lab is undertaking a study in collaboration with Baylor Studies of Medicine using blood [...]

Fake Doc Tells B.D.F. Soldiers to Vaccinate or Else

This afternoon, an email purportedly from the B.D.F. Commandant was being circulated among soldiers telling them anyone who does not take the vaccine by August first would be placed on [...]

Locked Down Village Getting Food, Needs Soap and Toilet Paper

On Friday, the government announced a lockdown of three southern villages: Midway, Conejo and Barranco in Toledo.  So what is life like in these areas right now with the travel [...]

Southern Doctor Appeals to Residents to Get Vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues countrywide. Today in Placencia, the N.H.I. team was on hand giving jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccine to people gathered at the Placencia basketball court.  Doctor [...]

Camalote Residents Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

A similar vaccination drive has been carried out in Camalote where dozens of residents from that community, as well as other neighboring villages in Cayo District, came out to get [...]

Man Sentences to Jail for Gun Found in his Dead Father’s House

A recent prison sentence of a father of two young children has drawn fire on social media.  On Friday, Ramiro de la Rosa from Duck Run Two was sentenced to [...]

Human Rights Commission Condemns Police Abuse in Video

Last week, amateur phone video captured the scene as police officers were beating up on a man, now identified as David Smalls. The video received condemnation from the public as [...]

H.R.C.B. Assisting Victims of Human Rights Violations

The Communications Director of the Belize Police Department has spoken out against actions of the officers, saying that the Professional Standards Branch of the department is looking into the incident. [...]

C.W.U. and P.B.L. Buck Heads over Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Christian Workers Union is at a critical juncture once again in its negotiations with the Port of Belize Limited.  After lengthy discussions over a period of several years, the [...]

Is A.S.R./B.S.I. Moving Sugar Operations from P.B.L. to Big Creek?

Of equal concern for the Christian Workers Union is a pending move by A.S.R./B.S.I. to transfer its sugar operations from Belize City to the Port of Big Creek.  This would [...]

25 Employees Terminated from Belmopan City Council

The Belmopan City Council, led by Mayor Sharon Palacio, has terminated the services of twenty-five CitCo employees.  Those individuals, all members of the Christian Workers Union, were served notice at [...]

The Church and Marijuana Legalization; NEAB Says No

The government’s recent decision to forge ahead with the decriminalization of small quantities of cannabis and capitalize on cannabis products as a means of generating income and taxes has provoked [...]

B.F.L.A. and N.H.I. Team Up on Diabetes Care

The Belize Family Life Association/ National Health Insurance clinic has launched a project to help diabetics get tested and educated about this disease that affects thousands of Belizeans.  The initiative [...]

Farmers Get Assistance in the Valley of Peace

Over the past two years, flooding and drought have ravaged vegetable fields in the Valley of Peace.  Less than a year ago, the country’s largest cabbage producers lost hundreds of [...]

Shaun Gill Dreams of Olympic Games; Heads to Tokyo this Month

The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games are only a few days away and Belizean athlete Shaun Gill will be representing Belize in the one-hundred-meter dash. Today, News Five spoke to Gill, [...]