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Council of Churches Comes Out Against Marijuana Legalization

Government’s move to ultimately legalize marijuana raises serious concerns in various sectors of Belizean society, including the religious community.  The economic benefits, as well as the purging of criminal records [...]

Council of Churches Takes on G.O.B. on Salary Decrease

The ten percent salary reduction for teachers and public officers came into force in June, after weeks of failed negotiations between the joint unions and the Briceño administration.  The Belize [...]

Stake Bank and Port of Magical Belize to Lock Horns in Supreme Court

On Monday, Justice Lisa Shoman granted leave for Port Coral, whose principals include developer Mike Feinstein, to file an application for judicial review in a matter that involves the Department [...]

Patients Owe Millions to K.H.M.H.

The national referral hospital is reporting more than thirty-five million dollars in unpaid patient medical bills.  This is a huge amount that the chairman of the Karl Heusner Memorial hospital [...]

New Role Pending for Dr. Manzanero

The Minister of Health and Wellness also addressed the situation of Doctor Marvin Manzanero who, after being replaced as the functional Director of Health Services in late 2020, has yet [...]

COVID Tests Will Not be Free to all Frontline Workers

Frontline workers who are not vaccinated after Friday will be required to pay for bi-weekly COVID-19 tests. Where the employer is not providing these for free, those classified as frontline [...]

COVID Survivors Beg Others to Get Vaccinated

Before we had a COVID vaccine, the world was praying for one as millions of people helplessly watched their loved ones die. Now we have a vaccine and there is [...]

Dr. Mark Musa on the Virus Invading Immune System

Internist Doctor Mark Musa, who also appeared in the first segment of the show, said that if we rely only on herd immunity to defeat COVID, many of us will [...]

Vaccination Rates Up, but Judiciary and Police Still a Concern

And, while a large number of unvaccinated workers will have to pay out of pocket for bi-monthly COVID-19 tests, the Minister of Health and Wellness says he is encouraged by [...]

Before You Relax, Get Vax!

And members of the wider public are also turning out for their vaccinations. This morning News Five’s Duane Moody was at the heart of Belize City to talk to those [...]

Family Anxious About Missing Fisherman Jarrid Usher

Another fisherman is missing at sea. On July fifth, Jarrid Usher went out in his skiff named “Blessed Youth,” but never returned.  His family was not too concerned at first [...]

Caye Caulker Marine Reserve Gets Monitoring Equipment

The Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, which is located on the northern end of the island, is a prime spot for snorkeling. On Monday, the Reserve was given special attention. Through [...]

Ministries to Collaborate for Tourism Projects

Solano explained that the equipment is the last phase of the five-year project, which focuses on enhancing marine resources and tourism infrastructure.  The C.E.O. explained that because tourism encompasses so [...]

NFS in Belize City Split between Two Locations

It’s been over a month since the National Fire Service had to vacate the property it called headquarters for decades after the previous U.D.P. administration sold the fire station to [...]

Fire-fighters Not Happy with Marion Jones Location

News Five’s tip-line recently received reports from fire-fighters who describe the conditions at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex as deplorable. They claim no renovations have taken place and the welfare [...]

Major Plans in the Making for National Fire Service

The former Fire Department headquarters was sold in September 2020 to Atlantic Bank for two point eight million dollars.  At the time, the Barrow administration said the proceeds of the [...]

Shots Fired During Chiquibul Crop Clearing Operation

News Five has received reports that over the weekend a joint operation including the B.D.F., forestry officers and Friends for Conservation and Development rangers was in the Chiquibul Reserve to [...]

Frontier Flights from P.G.I.A. to Denver and Orlando

There is good news today for Belize’s tourism industry which was all but decimated during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourist arrivals are up and Frontier Airlines will soon be offering direct [...]

Maya Sites Images Back on B.T.B. Website

Images of Mayan archaeological sites that Belize Tourism Board removed from its website a couple of weeks ago have been put back up.  Chairman Tillett explained that the initial decision [...]