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PM Addresses Nation on New COVID Measures

As most Belizeans already know, a new set of COVID regulations will come into effect on Sunday. Those rules are the latest attempt by the Briceno administration to stem the [...]

Lockdown Time Again!!

For the next two weeks, starting on Sunday, September nineteenth, mainland Belize will be in a semi-lockdown for two weeks.  With the exception of Hopkins, Placencia, Caye, Caulker, and San [...]

New COVID Measures Designed to Curb Hospitalizations

The Ministry of Health and Wellness and members of the Medical Response Team held a press conference this afternoon to further explain the regulations from their perspective. Those in the [...]

Hospitalizations Jump in September

Dr. Andre Sosa, Chairman of the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Association was also at the head table. To put things into perspective in terms of the increase in recent hospitalizations, [...]

MOHW Comments on Exceptions for Tourist Zones

Many are asking whether the decision to make exceptions for the Placencia, Caye Cualker, San Pedro and Hopkins in the latest COVID regulations is backed by science or purely economic. [...]

Restaurateurs Blindsided by New Restrictions

Reaction to the Prime Minister’s announcement was swift as business owners and residents flocked to social media with mixed reviews on the new COVID-19 restrictions that take effect in the [...]

Restaurateurs Have More Questions than Answers

Already at the verge of closing his doors, Rosado asks what happens come October fourth when the current restrictions are to expire.  Will that be sufficient time to reduce the [...]

Will There be a Legal Challenge to COVID Restrictions?

News Five is trying to get confirmation of a report made on social media today, which claimed that at least one two Mennonite communities have lawyered up to challenge the [...]

Patrick Faber Sworn in Once More as Leader of the Opposition

It is his second time in less than a year being sworn in as Leader of the Opposition. Today, the United Democratic Party’s Patrick Faber left the Governor-General House with [...]

Khalid Belisle Still in Running for U.D.P. Caretaker in Belmopan

As it relates to recently circulated comments about the former Belmopan City Mayor Khalid Belisle, he clarified today that he is not out of the race in his bid for [...]

Motive Unclear in Meighan Avenue Murder

A man was killed around six-thirty on Wednesday evening in the ordinarily quiet residential King’s Park area of Belize City. The killing has family members at a loss and police [...]

Shooting Victim Hospitalized After Wednesday Night Attack

Another man was shot on Wednesday night in Belize City, but he is now hospitalized.  Police Superintendent Alejandro Cowo says that Eugene Tillett – a man well-known to the Police [...]

Body Found off St. George’s Caye Awaiting Identification

The decomposing body of a man was found floating in the sea between Saint George’s Caye and Coffee Caye, just off Belize City on Wednesday afternoon.  Head of the Criminal [...]

CANO Helping with Garbage Collection in Belize City

A non-profit organization has answered the cries of Belize City residents, who for weeks have not had their garbage collected. The problem is due to an impasse between the Belize [...]

Are You Ready for 3 Nights of Virtual Belikin Bash 2021?

It starts tonight at eight o’clock right here on Channel Five….Night one of one of the biggest events of the September Celebrations calendar – the Belikin Bash 2021. Due to [...]

Disease killing poultry in Toledo and Belize District; No direct threat to Humans

The Belize Agriculture Health Authority is reporting two outbreaks of Virulent Newcastle Disease in backyard poultry in the Toledo and Belize districts. The government has notified the World Organisation for [...]

COVID Patients with Breathing Difficulties Need to Get Help ASAP

While there is the real possibility that COVID patients might need to be oxygenated at home because of the overcrowding at the hospitals, Dr. Shanna says patients may need to [...]

Dr. Pott Urges Belizeans to do Their Part to Fight COVID

Earlier this week we heard medical doctors speak directly to people who have been ignoring the COVID guidelines or being outright rebellious in refusing to follow them, resulting in a [...]

Ian Anderson’s Caves Branch Goes Vaccinated-Only

Tourism stalwart Ian Anderson has taken a strong stance against COVID-19 by announcing his Caves Branch adventure resort will only accept reservations from fully vaccinated guests beginning October first. Anderson [...]

Live Streaming: A New Feature of Funeral Services

In tonight’s episode of our weekly COVID Chronicles, we look at the rise in live streaming and other services provided by various funeral homes across the country.  We also look [...]