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Belizean Killed in Mexico; Might be Man from Corozal

This afternoon, News Five spoke with Belize’s Ambassador to Mexico, Oscar Arnold, about the fatal shooting near Cancun on Monday. Arnold says that official details from Mexican authorities have not [...]

Was Another Belizean Also Killed in Cancun?

From what the Ambassador says, there may have been another Belizean death on Tuesday night, also at the entrance to Cancun. In our exclusive interview with Ambassador Oscar Arnold, he [...]

Is Killing Drug-related?

Commissioner of Police Chester Williams also confirmed that a Belizean national was indeed shot and killed in Mexico on Tuesday night.  While he did not go into much detail, the [...]

No Drug Plane has been Found in Belizean Waters

Earlier today, there was talk about a suspected drug plane plunging into the waters near Saint George’s Caye on Tuesday evening.  In fact, a breaking news item was published online [...]

S.O.E. is Targeted, but Will Not Exempt Other Known Gang Members

A state of emergency encompassing ten hotspots in Belize City is nearing the end of its first week.  As many as forty individuals are on lockdown at the Belize Central [...]

Minister Musa Defends Need for State of Emergency

In defending the government’s decision to proceed with a state of emergency, Home Affairs Minister Kareem Musa says that it is the last resort, considering all previous efforts to bring [...]

U.D.P. Calls for B.T.L. Chairman Lizarraga to Resign

Leader of the United Democratic Party, Patrick Faber, is calling for Chairman Lizarraga to resign from his post at B.T.L.  Faber accuses Lizarraga of walking back on his commitment to [...]

G.O.B. Docs Show Smart Won Microsoft Subscription Through Lowest Bid

And, in the continuing controversy over government communications contracts, official government documents obtained by News Five today reveal that Smart did indeed offer the least expensive proposal for its software [...]

U.D.P. Wants Contract Rescinded: G.O.B. says Payments Were Made to Avoid License Lapse

Despite the disclosure on the bidding process and Smart winning with the lowest bid, the U.D.P. is demanding that government rescind the contract and for Smart to issue a refund. [...]

S.I.B. Reports GDP Improving

The Statistical Institute of Belize is reporting that Belize’s economy is bouncing back. After a record low second quarter in 2020, GDP for 2021’s second quarter has seen a twenty-two [...]

Prices Up for Goods and Services

On the other hand, prices for goods and services have actually seen an increase over the last seven months, when compared to the same time period last year. Belizeans are [...]

Imports Up 50%; Exports by 12%

On external trade, imports are up by nearly fifty percent, while exports are up by twelve percent. Here the details on those numbers.   Tiffany Vasquez, Statistician II, S.I.B. “For [...]

MOHW Approves Gathering for Wedding at Biltmore

Funerals must be limited to one hour, at the cemetery only, with no wakes or repasts allowed. Only ten people and the priest can be in attendance. These are part [...]

Residents of Collapsed House Asking for Help

A Belize City family of six is in dire straits after the plycem and wooden structure they call home collapsed with them inside. Sixty-year-old Margaret McDougall told News Five that [...]

Upgrades to Phillip Goldson Highway Underway

Road works are underway on several portions of the Philip Goldson Highway between miles twenty-four and a half, and ninety-two.  Today, Chief Engineer with the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and [...]

Challenges & Successes with Blended Learning at St. John Vianney

The Ministry of Education has reported that a number of students have dropped out of school due to the challenges brought about by COVID-19 pandemic. While some have not been [...]

Teachers Vaxxed, Classrooms Ready at St. John Vianney

But how prepared is Saint John Vianney for the safe return to face-to-face, in-class learning when it does start up again?   Felix Sutherland, Principal, Saint John Vianney Catholic School [...]

Farmers Plan for Crop Season 2021-22

Vegetable farmers and stakeholders, as well as buyers, wholesalers and representatives from the Government met today for the National Vegetable Projection Crop Season 2021-2022.  The purpose of the meeting was [...]

G.O.B. Responds to Concerns about Chiquibul Headwaters

The Government of Belize has responded to concerns raised this week by the Friends for Conservation and Development and their call for an immediate halt of mining operations in the [...]

Emergency Hygiene Kits Donated to Red Cross

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization has donated one hundred and fifty emergency health kits to the Belize Red Cross. The items supplies will be given to families that [...]

Backpacks for St. John Vianney’s Students

Back-to-school initiatives have been underway as the country prepares for the restart of the new school year. And while face-to-face in-class learning has been pushed back to October, it is [...]

U.S. Embassy Donates P.P.E.s and ATVs to B.P.D.

The U.S. Embassy made a significant donation of P.P.E.s to the Belize Police Department this morning during a brief handing over ceremony in Belmopan.  Those items, along with several vehicles, [...]