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All Eyes Are on U.D.P.’s Recall Convention

It’s do or die this weekend for embattled party leader Patrick Faber whose mettle is being tested by his colleagues in the United Democratic Party.  After several weeks of calculated, [...]

COVID Cases Jump in Mexico and Guatemala

Belize’s borders with neighbouring Mexico and Guatemala remain closed as both countries are reporting a surge in COVID-19 cases over the past week.  In Mexico, Deputy Health Minister Hugo López-Gatell [...]

Vaccinations and Other Protocols Can Boost Protection against Variants

With as many as ten COVID-19 variants across the world, some Belizeans are questioning the effectiveness of the vaccines against these variants. That is one of the questions we posed [...]

PM Meets With UN Secretary General

The Prime Minister has met with the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, at UN Headquarters in New York. According to a release from the Government of Belize Press Office, [...]

Onion Farmers Facing Losses Due to Contraband

The contraband produce trade is big business in Belize. But this illicit activity is also taking money out of the pockets of local farmers. Onion farmers, for example, can only [...]

Contraband Produce Intercepted in Orange Walk

Today, the Belize Agricultural Health Authority confirmed to News Five that there has indeed been a flood of contraband produce on the market, and not just onions.  Earlier today, a [...]

Contraband Vegetables Arriving Even by Sea

While contraband business is booming, BAHA authorities are working with customs and police. They recognize public education and stiffer penalties may be needed to help tackle this growing issue. And [...]

Belizean Delegation Meets Mexican Secretary of Agriculture

Although the northern border is still closed to the average Belizean, a special delegation, led by the Minister of Agriculture Jose Abelardo Mai, went across to Mexico on Thursday. Their [...]

Mexico Interested in Belizean Products

Also present for the meeting was Mexican Ambassador to Belize, Martha Zamarripa Rivas.  Policy Analyst with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, Milagro Matus told the Press Office that [...]

John Doe Found on Bank of Macal River is a Blue Creek Resident

On Monday morning, the partially nude body of a man was discovered on the bank of the Macal River in San Ignacio.  There were injuries to the head and body. [...]

Drug Bust in the North

Police were able to intercept one hundred and seven pounds of compressed cannabis during a late night operation in Corozal on Thursday. A team of officers were on special operation [...]

Electronic Transfer Bill to Speed Up Financial Transactions

At last week’s meeting at the House of Representatives, there were several bills introduced which may not have gotten a lot of public attention, but could help to make doing [...]

G.O.B. to Come Down on Credit Card Fraud

The Bill is also designed to clamp down on electronic transfer and credit card fraud and creates a series of offenses.   Prime Minister John Briceño “This bill provides for [...]

Stamp Duty Exemptions Sought

Another bill introduced seeks to encourage investment by exempting certain documents from stamp duty. PM Briceño explains.   Prime Minister John Briceño “We want to make it easier and cheaper [...]

Public Appeal for Guillain Barre Patient Yesenia Anaya

A father is appealing to the public to help save his daughter’s life. About five weeks ago, twenty-four-year-old Yesenia Anaya fell ill and was diagnosed with a rare condition called [...]

Reviving the Belize Fest in Los Angeles, California

In news from the Diaspora, Belizean Americans in Los Angeles, California and a non-profit organization led by Faron Smith Junior are trying to revive Belize Fest. Due to the pandemic, [...]