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The Carnival Vista Docks in Belize City

It may have been just one ship, but today, after eighteen months of no visitors, the Fort Street Tourism Village was buzzing with activity. News Five’s Duane Moody was back [...]

Man Dead, Woman Injured in Belize City Shooting; Police Brace for Retaliation

In crime news, a resident of Tigris Street in Belize City was shot and killed on Tuesday night.  That shooting has also left a woman from George Street in the [...]

A Mennonite Butcher is Kidnapped and Beaten in Shipyard

Was it a kidnapping or a case of vigilante justice?  That is the question tonight following an incident in Shipyard, a Mennonite community that usually goes about its business in [...]

Witness to Prior Gun Incident Involving Jasmin Hartin Comes Forward

In the latest development in the saga of Jasmine Hartin, charged last month with manslaughter by negligence for the shooting death of Superintendent Henry Jemmott, Hartin and her family have [...]

Suspects Detained in Belize City Hotel and Health Care Center Robberies

Police say that they have made some progress into the investigations of the robberies at Belize Healthcare Partners and Biltmore that happened earlier this week. Director of Communications Fitzroy Yearwood [...]

Police Close to Identifying Body in San Ignacio

On the matter of the John Doe found dead in San Ignacio on Monday, police say that they believe they are close to verifying the identity of the victim. Here’s [...]

Petition Sent to GG for Release of Ramiro de La Rosa

On Tuesday we brought you the story of Ramiro de la Rosa, the twenty-seven-year-old father from Duck Run Two community who received a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to [...]

ComPol Says de la Rosa Should Appeal

Commission of Police Chester Williams commented today on the Ramiro De La Rosa case. He says it is out of police hands now, but he finds the situation to be [...]

Senate Focuses on Haiti, GG Salary and Benefits, Contingency Fund

Three new opposition Senators were sworn in during today’s Senate meeting. Additionally, a motion was passed to increase the salary of the Governor General by up to thirty thousand dollars. [...]

Teachers Union Heads to Court Over Salary Cuts

Attorneys-at-law Magali Perdomo and Darrell Bradley will be representing the Belize National Teachers Union in their case against the Government of Belize over the ten percent salary cut.  The case [...]

Teachers Concerned About Vaccine and Testing Mandate

President of the Belize National Teachers Union, Elena Smith says the Government of Belize is going through the backdoor to make it mandatory for teachers and other frontline workers to [...]

B.N.T.U. President Says Vaccination is a Personal Choice

We also found out that President Smith has not yet taken the Covid-19 vaccine. She spoke to News Five about her reasons, and asserted that everyone has their own choice [...]

Musa Says He Expected Pushback on Marijuana Bill

Following its presentation in the House of Representatives last week Friday, the conversation on the legalisation of marijuana as an economic opportunity has been getting pushback from various sectors, including [...]

Will Legalizing the Marijuana Industry Reduce Crime?

Now it is no secret that spiralling criminal activity, including murders, are often associated with the illegal drug trade in both Belize City and other parts of the country.  Minister [...]

G.O.B. Condemns Assassination of Haitian President

This morning, the Government of Belize condemned in the strongest terms the assassination of the President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse.  A release from G.O.B. says “such a heinous act of [...]

Does New COVID-19 Regulations Violate a Person’s Right?

Minister of Home Affairs Kareem Musa today responded to questions about the new quarantine regulations requiring biweekly results of a COVID-19 test if frontline workers do not get vaccinated by [...]

Enforcement of New Quarantine Regulations

But what about enforcement? Ensuring that businesses and government departments, or even N.G.O.s, are adhering to the regulations. Who will ultimately be responsible?   Kareem Musa, Minister of Home Affairs [...]

COVID Tests Free to Police

The cost to take the COVID-19 test every two weeks will be free for cops as frontline workers.  Here’s more from Commissioner Williams.   Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police “We [...]

Police Precinct Moves to King Street

The Belize Police Department has relocated its Precinct One Police Station to King Street in Belize City.  According to the police officials, the newly renovated building has sufficient space and [...]

Police Booth for Kings Park

Immediately following the opening of the police station on Kings Street, the Minister of Home Affairs and the Commissioner of Police went over to the Lopez Mateo Park in the [...]

Restoration Activities for the New River

A portion of New River which stretches from the toll bridge to Trial Farm Village in Orange Walk District remains critically stressed and shows the highest levels of chlorophyll and [...]

Families to Benefit from Seashore Park Upgrade

The Ministry of Blue Economy, Belize City Council and the Caribbean Shores area representative have joined forces to improve the Seashore Park in Buttonwood Bay.  News Five’s Duane Moody reports [...]