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Patrick Faber to be Sworn in as Leader of the Opposition… Again

Collet Area Representative Patrick Faber will be sworn in for a second time as Leader of the Opposition on Thursday morning at Belize House.  The collective decision by the United [...]

Bye-Bye LOO, Shyne Bows Out Gracefully

Interestingly, the decision to reinstate Patrick Faber as Leader of the Opposition was taken one week before the fortieth anniversary of Belize’s independence.  During the official ceremony, the Leader of [...]

Belize at Breaking Point; New COVID-19 Restrictions to be Announced

It has been confirmed – Prime Minister John Briceño will be addressing the nation shortly to announce new restrictions that will take effect soon. Word to News Five is that [...]

What Do Residents Think about the COVID Situation in Belize?

Today, a News Five team took to the streets to take the pulse of the public about the COVID situation in Belize. While one woman we spoke with has still [...]

Guatemalan Wanted Since 1982 Caught in Belize

A fugitive from Guatemalan justice has been picked up by Belizean authorities. But this is no ordinary wanted man. Afonso Bulux Vicente is being sought for his role in the [...]

Bus Companies Tighten Up on Mask Rules

The majority of bus lines across the country are becoming more proactive in their fight against Covid-19. Effective Monday, passengers will be prohibited from eating and drinking on buses. President [...]

Bus Operators Support Vaccine Mandate

We also asked President Shaw if the Association has a position on the October first vaccine mandate, which will require commuters to show their vaccine passes before entering any public [...]

Will Schools Reopen for Face-to-Face on October 4th?

Active COVID-19 cases continue to rise and the planned reopening of face-to-face learning in school on October fourth remains up-in-the-air, despite strong efforts to get students ages twelve to seventeen [...]

Push to Get Students Vaccinated on South Side

With less than twenty percent of the population vaccinated and students coming out for their second jabs this week, will enough students be vaccinated in time for the safe return?  [...]

Financing Coming on Stream to Aid Struggling Businesses

Some Belizean businesses will be receiving funding through BELTRAIDE and DFC to expand their operations. With five hundred thousand dollars US in financing from the Caribbean Development Fund, thirty-five businesses [...]

House of Assembly Digitizes 1981 Historical Documents

To commemorate Belize’s fortieth anniversary of Independence, the National Assembly has digitized historical documents from 1981. A release from the Office of the Clerk says they have digitized the White [...]

US Labels Belize Level 4 Travel Warning

Belize is among ten countries that received the highest travel warning, a Level Four, from the U.S. Government.  The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department [...]

US South Command Provides Field Hospital in Belmopan

Depending on your point of view, video circulating on social media of the setting up of a field hospital was either concerning or reassuring. It was a sneak peek of [...]

Arrest in Mile 8 Robbery

In crime news, an arrest was made for the July robbery at Jacky’s Superstore and Fast Food in the 8 Miles Community. Today, Police charged twenty-year-old Tyler Ramclam for two [...]

Youth Activist Seeking Support for Climate Change Conference

Environment Youth Activist Kiefer Mes needs your assistance to get to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Youths in Scotland. He was selected to be a representative for Belize, [...]

Creative Arts Giants Recognised

Today at the House of Culture in Belize City, the National Celebrations Commission presented awards and recognised individuals who have contributed tremendously over the years in different sectors of the [...]

At-Home COVID Care: Families Need Medical Guidance

With news of rising cases of COVID-19, some with underlying conditions may be on high alert, perhaps even preparing for potential hospitalization.  But there are also people who are starting [...]