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3 Minors Raped in 72 Hours

We start off tonight’s newscast with the terrible news of sexual assaults upon three minors in Belize City, San Pedro Town and Belmopan. They are all separate incidents which occurred [...]

Perpetrators were Known and Trusted

There has been widespread condemnation on social media as the victims were assaulted by people they and their families know and trusted – and not strangers. C.E.O. Santos says that [...]

Talk to Your Children About Sexual Assault

Are there more cases of sexual abuse against children that go unreported? C.E.O. Tanya Santos says that the children who are victims are often looking for someone to turn to. [...]

Incarcerated Gangbangers on Two-week Quarantine

Since the state of emergency came into force on August nineteenth, gang members from various parts of the city have been rounded up and incarcerated at the Belize Central Prison.  [...]

Solving Gang-related Issues Like Men, Can It Work?

According to Dawson, these young men will be given an opportunity to address their issues openly in an effort to resolve them while incarcerated.  It’s a difficult undertaking considering the [...]

Chairman Says B.T.L. Needs to Be Prepared to Compete

There is an update to the government’s decision to shift from B.T.L. to Smart as its communications provider in the Ministry of Rural Transformation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  [...]

B.T.L. Chair Say G.O.B. Move is “Fair Game”

And while Chairman Lizarraga is steering his staff towards creating a more competitive B.T.L., he says in light of G.O.B.’s financial constraints, and the competitive environment the company operates in, [...]

B.T.L. Made Presentations to Cabinet and C.E.O.s

But, did B.T.L. actually meet with Cabinet to present a bid for services in the Ministry of Rural Transformation?  Prime Minister Briceño has said both Smart and B.T.L. met with [...]

B.T.L. Profits Up Even During Pandemic

Chairman Lizarraga did deliver some good news. B.T.L.’s external audit for the year ending March 2021 shows that the company’s profit increased by six hundred percent in the last year. [...]

Dr. Cuellar Feeling Better and Recovering from COVID-19

Today, News Five spoke with Doctor Fernando Cuellar via phone from his hospital bed at the Belize Medical Associates where he has been admitted, after contracting COVID-19. The well-known internist [...]

Prognosis is Good for Doctor Cuellar

Medical professionals from different health facilities have come to Doctor Cuellar’s aid and he is already doing better. His medical treatment will continue through to Friday when it is expected [...]

Dr. Cuellar: Statement to the Public

Doctor Cuellar is also known for his advocacy for vaccinations. A diabetic himself, he says that he is living proof that the virus is non-discriminatory, but also that the vaccine [...]

Student Still Hospitalized after Shooting on Magazine Road: Family Pleas for Help

It has been eight days since fifteen-year-old Kassman Gill, a third-form student of Saint John’s College, was targeted as he walked on Magazine Road, just about five minutes away from [...]

Young Kyron Needs Your Help to Return for Therapy at Shriner’s

Kyron Green is eagerly looking forward to his first day of high school, but until then and presumably beyond that date; he is restricted to a wheelchair.  He’s been in [...]

Fabrigas – a Key Asset in the Fight against COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our routines both individually and as a country. For many businesses, they have had to retool to ensure that income is still generated while protecting [...]

Nurses on Leave Called Back to Work

Last week, a significant number of the healthcare workers at the San Ignacio Town Hospital and Guerra Polyclinic in Benque were infected with COVID and had to go into isolation.  [...]

Hotel Room Cancellations in Caye Caulker

The COVID cluster that surfaced in Caye Caulker over the weekend has already begun to have a negative impact on tourism. Today, President of the Belize Hotel Association, Alina Saldivar, [...]

BHA Members Marketing Properties for When COVID Subsides

Saldivar says that despite the sluggish season, and also because of it, the Belize Hotel Association is aggressively marketing its members’ hotels and guest houses so that when the current [...]

Get the Facts! Experts Talk Kids and COVID

On Monday night, Channel Five and the Ministry of Health and Wellness brought viewers another edition of “Get the Facts!”  This week, the focus was on kids and COVID.  The [...]