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Public Emergency Declared for Southside: Gang Members Rounded Up

Southside Belize City is on thirty days of lockdown. The Governor-General of Belize declared that effective today, August nineteenth; a public emergency exists in that part of the city.  This [...]

Cabinet Agrees to State of Emergency

ComPol Williams says the cabinet agreed that the best option to deal with the spike in gang-related crimes is to instate an S.O.E., considering the fact that the police have [...]

K.H.M.H. Clarifies Position to COVID-19 Response

Earlier today, word spread like wildfire that the national referral hospital was at and above capacity for critical patients. The information being posted on social media was that all intensive [...]

Almost Half of COVID-19 Cases from Belize District

The number of COVID-19 cases now stands at over eight hundred as the positive cases are being identified across the country. The Belize District alone is responsible for almost half [...]

Varied Range of COVID-19 Symptoms

While it has been confirmed that there are multiple COVID-19 variants in Belize, the delta is sixty percent more transmissible. There is significant spread among households and at workplaces. Doctor [...]

Central Health Region Ready for Pfizer Adolescent Roll Out

On Wednesday, Belize received one hundred and eleven thousand one hundred and fifty doses of Pfizer vaccine courtesy of the U.S. Government. Plans are already in place for administering it [...]

Muffles College Mobilizes to Vaccinate Students

In Orange Walk, Muffles College students will be among the first to be vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine during a vaccination drive for their students on Monday. News Five spoke [...]

Student Vaccinations Begin on August twenty-third

Vaccinations for minors from ages twelve to seventeen are to commence on Monday.  Parents accompanying their children to the various vaccinations centers across the country will have to submit a [...]

MoECST Explains Return to Distance Learning

The academic year 2021 is set to commence later this month, with high schools and primary schools reopening on August twenty-third and thirtieth, respectively.  The Ministry of Education, on the [...]

Back to In-Person School Returns by October

Minister of Education Francis Fonseca empathized with teachers and students who had been anticipating their return to the classrooms this semester.  While in-person classes have been called off, the Ministry [...]

Re-recruiting High School Dropouts on South Side Belize City

The number of secondary school students that will not be returning at the start of the new academic year is alarming, particularly on the south side of Belize City where [...]

Ministry of Education is Rebranded

This morning at the House of Culture, the Ministry of Education, now formally known as the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology, unveiled a new strategy and direction for [...]

Belize’s GG Gives O.A.S. Talk on Indigenous Education

Governor-General of Belize Froyla T’zalam was the featured speaker at the latest edition of a virtual series called, “A Chat with the O.A.S.”  G.G. T’zalam delivered a thought-provoking speech this [...]

News Five Story on Spanish Lookout Wins CBU Award

Earlier this week, News Five announced that Great Belize Productions has dominated the Caribbean Media Awards for best regional productions in 2019 and 2020, winning six awards in five categories [...]

Investment Summit Planned for November

On Tuesday evening, C.E.O. in the Ministry of Economic Development, Doctor Osmond Martinez indicated on News Five how well Belize’s economy has started to rebound while still facing a pandemic [...]

Minister Coye Provides Update on Superbond

And while the media had him engaged, they asked Minister Coye for an update on the status of the negotiations on the proposed repayment structure for the Superbond, as Belize [...]

Minister Coye on Delays to Central Bank Act

And still on the topic of economics, Minister Coye explained after the official ceremony outlining the scope of the Summit that there have been some delays in realizing the goals [...]

A New Polyclinic in the Works for Caye Caulker

Today, it was officially announced that ground will be broken for the construction of a polyclinic on the island of Caye Caulker. Prime Minister John Briceño, Health and Wellness Minister [...]

Transparent BPO Big Donation: 500 Bags & School Supplies

The National Committee for Families and Children was the recipient of a large donation from Transparent BPO this afternoon. Some five hundred bags with school supplies were handed over at [...]

Precinct 3 Donates School Bag to Students

Over fifty students from primary and secondary schools, including those who are members of the police youth cadet corps, today made their way over to precinct three of Eastern Division [...]

COVID Chronicles: “Manza’s Fight”

Because so many people have seen major changes in their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tonight News Five launches a new series, COVID Chronicles.  In our first installment, we [...]