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G.O.B. Releases Statement on Pandora Papers

The publication of several international articles by a consortium of global journalists using information gleaned from thousands of documents termed the “Pandora Papers,” has placed a spotlight on Belize’s offshore [...]

Fake Placencia Airport Scammer Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

A seven-year prison sentence has been handed down by U.S. District Judge Katherine Polk Failla in the case against Brent Borland, the owner of a New York-based investment fund.  Borland [...]

Police Tight-lipped About Drug Plane Landing

Reports emerged this morning that a plane had made an illegal landing near Little Belize in the Orange Walk District. However, Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams and the Police Communications [...]

MFA Tweets Support for Taiwan; Embassy Expresses Appreciation

Taiwan has thanked the Belize Government for publicly supporting it as tensions grow with Mainland China.  In a brief message to News Five today, the Taiwanese Embassy wrote, “The embassy would [...]

Dr. Gayle: State of Emergencies Feel Good, But Ultimately Don’t Work

Social Anthropologist Doctor Herbert Gayle has done extensive research on the issue of crime and violence across the region.  Based on his research, Doctor Gayle has also made recommendations about [...]

Nelma Jones: Listen to Youth and Help Them Solve Gang Problems

In keeping with Doctor Gayle’s thoughts, Educator and Researcher Nelma Jones, who was also a guest on O.Y.E., stressed the importance of getting the perspective of these young men in [...]

Rapid Testing: In Belize Since Onset of COVID-19

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Wellness announced that it supports the use of SD Biosensor Rapid Test to test for COVID-19 in Belize.  But what prompted the release?  [...]

Phase 1 of the REDD+ Belize Project Comes to a Close

Our Forest, Our Future – it’s the basis of the work of REDD+ in Belize. REDD+ aims to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation while fostering conservation, sustainable management [...]

The Launch of a Draft REDD+ Strategy Plan

But the closure of the first phase means the beginning of the country’s strategic plan to becoming a climate change resilient nation. And the result of the years of work [...]

Kiefer Mes is Heading to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland

Kiefer Mes is heading to COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. You remember Kiefer? Last month, we aired a story about this seventeen-year-old environmental activist from southern Belize who needed help to [...]

“Manatee Man” Gets Graduate Scholarship

Jamal Galves, popularly known in Belize as “Manatee Man,” is the recipient of the 2021 WCS Christensen Conservation Leaders Scholarship.  Galves, whose career as a conservationist began when he was [...]

Seine Bight Leaders Oppose Gas Station on Sacred Community Grounds

Representatives of two groups, the Garifuna Nation and the National Garifuna Council, have banned together in their call for the Government of Belize to have developers of a gas station [...]

Cab Sec Seeks Opposition Views on Supreme Court Justice Appointments

The Office of the Prime Minister has written to the Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber, seeking his views on the recommendations for Supreme Court Justices.  These are being made [...]

Minister of Defence Attends 200th Anniversary of the Mexican Navy

The Minister of National Defence and Border Security, Florencio Marin Junior was invited by Admiral Jose Rafael Ojeda, Secretary of the Navy of Mexico, to attend the two hundredth Anniversary [...]

Proposed Man-Made Beach for Belize City

Discussions are being held at the municipal level to install a beach in Belize City, similar to the one at Old Belize off the George Price Highway. If the project [...]