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Multiple COVID Variants Found in Samples from Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize and Cayo Districts

The verdict is in: not only does Belize have the Delta variant of COVID, we also have three others. This evening, the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced that test [...]

Will G.O.B. Make COVID-19 Vaccination Mandatory?

Not surprisingly, most of the news coming from this week’s cabinet meeting centered on the COVID-19 epidemic. But it seems the government will move away from its strategy of simply [...]

Police Association Retains Attorney over Vaccinations and COVID tests

And while our fears that the Delta variant is present in Belize have been confirmed, today the attorney for the Belize Police Association, Dickie Bradley told News Five that sending [...]

Police Officers Cannot Afford COVID Tests

A number of police officers contacted News Five today to say they had been sent home this morning. While they would not appear on camera, attorney Dickie Bradley says that [...]

Dr. Cuellar Says Belize Must Prepare for Lambda Variant

And while the test results from Baylor University confirmed that a number of COVID variants are indeed present in Belize, and have been here for months, there is one of [...]

Cycling Hopes Derailed by COVID-19 Test Results

Some cyclists who were set to represent Belize in the Dominican Republic this week were unable to join the larger delegation when they tested positive for COVID-19.  News Five has [...]

Belize City Mayor Back on the Job after Bout with COVID

Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner was back on the job today after days of being in isolation for his COVID infection. The mayor told News Five that he tested negative [...]

Family of 15 Displaced by Fire in Caye Caulker

A fire broke out early this morning in Caye Caulker Village. The windy weather did not help, so despite efforts to extinguish the raging fire, it spread, robbing a family [...]

Investigation Underway on Cause of Fire

Personnel from the National Fire Service were back on the scene later today doing their investigation in an effort to determine its cause. What is known is that the fire [...]

Fire-fighting Equipment Needed in Caye Caulker

The last time there was a fire on Caye Caulker was back in September 2019 when a fire broke at Nando’s Golf Cart Rentals and Apartments. Fourteen persons were displaced [...]

Belize City Revenue Collection Dropped during COVID

Earlier in the newscast, we spoke with Mayor Bernard Wagner about his return to work and the COVID cases at City Hall. We also asked him about the impact of [...]

Garbage Collections Fees May be Coming for Belize City

The mayor is advising residents that City Hall can’t continue to foot the expense of garbage collection without the residents contributing to that bill.   Bernard Wagner, Belize City Mayor [...]

Mayor Commits to Infrastructure Works

But it’s not all bad news for Belize City residents. As Mayor Wagner explained, the Municipal Bond did not perform as well as it was projected to, and so some [...]

Caye Caulker Fights Back Against Sargassum Invasion

It had fallen off the radar for some time as the COVID-19 pandemic took center stage in the national discourse, but sargassum continues to impact tourist hotspots in the country. [...]

Teen Gun Deaths Becoming All Too Common; Public Veers between Outrage and Apathy

Laddie Gillett, Shamar Nicholas and Kwamie Williams: three Belizean teens recently gunned down.  Sadly, they will not be the last young men to make the headlines. Tonight, in the first [...]

Freeing Human Trafficking Victims through Information

The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Council alongside the International Organization for Migration continues to promote their “People not Property” awareness campaign.  This morning, a representative of the effort was a guest [...]

Happy Indigenous People’s Day

The Maya People of Southern Belize joined in celebrating today as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. This year’s theme is “Leaving No One Behind: Indigenous Peoples and [...]

Internet in Schools Initiative

With a new academic year set to begin later this month for secondary and primary schools, respectively, Belize Telemedia Limited has been working with the Ministry of Education.  This is [...]

B.T.L. at 92% Vaccination Rate

And while there may be some vaccine hesitancy in the public sector, as many as ninety-two percent of all B.T.L. employees have received their first COVID inoculation.   It’s an impressive [...]

Some B.T.L. Employees are Still Working from Home

Despite an ongoing vaccination drive led by the management of the telecoms provider, quite a number of employees are still working from home on a rotation basis.  According to C.E.O. [...]