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Four COVID Deaths in Two Days

There are disturbing numbers tonight from the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Four people have died from COVID-related complications over the past two days. Additionally, eighty-six new cases of COVID-19 [...]

Respected B.D.F. Soldier Dies in Motorcycle Crash

The Belize Defense Force is mourning the death of Staff Sergeant Victor Martin. He was a special force operator, physical instructor and mentor to many officers. Martin also had a [...]

Arson on Antelope Street; Husband & Wife Survive

There is yet another fire to report tonight; this time in the Antelope Street area of Belize City. A well-known yardman and his wife escaped grave injury when a fire [...]

New Details Emerge on Two-Day Confrontation in the Chiquibul

Four days after two standoffs between a joint team of B.D.F., forestry personnel, Friends for Conservation and Development rangers and Guatemalan soldiers and civilians occurred in the Chiquibul Reserve, and [...]

More Questions than Answers for Stake Bank Caye

Stake Bank and the Port of Magical Belize will face off in the Supreme Court on September thirtieth, following leave being granted earlier this week for Port Coral to file [...]

One Ship a Week, Cruise Tourism Slow to Rebound

Cruise tourism is slowly making a comeback since reopening on July seventh with only one ship visiting per week. With ships traveling at around sixty percent capacity and not all [...]

B.D.F. Vaccination Rate Increasing; Still Below 50%

Currently, three Belize Defense Force officers are positive for the COVID-19 virus.  Lieutenant Colonel Velasquez confirmed that around forty-two percent of B.D.F. soldiers have been vaccinated to date and that [...]

Churches Say No to Marijuana Legalization

The Belize Council of Churches, having consulted regionally with its counterparts in the Caribbean, has put forward a definitive position on the proposed legalization of marijuana.  The religious organization is [...]

Liberalism and the Church

The ongoing discussion on marijuana legalization has led to progressive views being shared in the public discourse.  As open-minded as those opinions may be, the Council of Churches maintains that [...]

Council of Churches Explains its Position on Salary Reductions

The Council of Churches was equally vocal on the issue of the ten percent pay cut that teachers and public officers will be getting for the next three years. For [...]

Responding to Child Traumatic Stress

Have you ever wondered about the effects that traumatic stresses have on children? Professionals who engage with Belize’s youth found out today how to identify when a child is acting [...]

Two Boys Show Initiative with Car Wash

News Five viewers enjoy our features on entrepreneurs and new businesses, but it is not often that we get to bring you a new venture run by children.  Today, Paul [...]

Remember this? Simone Biles Christmas Visit to Belize 2016

Many Belizeans who have been following the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo were surprised when an athlete so many of us root for, Simone Biles, withdrew from events due to [...]