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Restaurant Vaccine Mandate Blindsided Tourism Industry

The Statutory Instrument that requires restaurants to accommodate only vaccinated people who can show their cards has begun to impact hotel restaurants. Restaurants presently can only accommodate fifty percent of [...]

Disturbing COVID Death Toll and Cases Continue

The daily COVID statistics gives us an indication of how bad the infection and death rates are in Belize. On Wednesday, Acting Director of Health Services for the Ministry of [...]

PM Says “Good For Them” When Asked About the Cost of Private COVID Testing

The Opposition, United Democratic Party, has come out swinging against the Government for, in their view, not making COVID testing readily accessible to the public, forcing many to have to [...]

Cocaine Bust in Belmopan; Camalote Resident Remanded

A Camalote resident is spending his first night on remand at the Belize Central Prison after he was busted with over eleven and a half pounds of cocaine. Orlando Pascasio [...]

Surveillance Footage of Kassman Murder to go to FBI

It’s been just over a week since fifteen-year-old Kassman Gill, a promising student at Saint John’s College died at the K.H.M.H.. He had been hospitalized for gunshot injuries he sustained fifty-two [...]

Vehicle Donation to the Police & Customs Departments

The Belize Police Department and the Customs and Excise department have gotten assistance from Central America Regional Security Initiative of the U.S. Government, in an effort to stem transnational crimes. [...]

Bilateral Meetings Held with Honduran Secretary of Foreign Affairs

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eamon Courtenay met today with the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Honduras, Lisandro Rosales Banegas during his official visit to Belize. They held a bilateral [...]

Mental Health Help is Available

This is Mental Health Week and in Belize, anxiety and depression are the most prevalent challenges. According to Mental Health Coordinator in the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Nurse Iveth [...]

World Pediatric Project Continues to Help Belizean Kids, 20 Years Later

Over the past twenty years, hundreds of children in Belize have received advanced care through the World Pediatric Project. While the non-profit organization celebrates that milestone, there are still many [...]

Belizean Doctor Shamir Cawich Performs Robotic-Assisted Surgery

By tradition, patients in need of surgery would have the procedure performed by a specialist who would make a large incision into their bodies.  Surgeons would later realize that this [...]

COVID-19 Forces Medical Professionals to Rethink Surgery

Dr. Cawich explains that with the advent of COVID-19 last year, it forced many in the medical professionals to rethink their approach to performing surgeries.   Dr. Shamir Cawich, Professor [...]

Cane Farmers Request Meeting with PM

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association’s (BSCFA) Committee of Management has written to the Prime Minister requesting a meeting on the status of their commercial agreement with the Belize Sugar [...]

Leader of the Opposition Gives Update on Justices for Supreme Court

The Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber has given an update on the consultations concerning the Justices of Supreme Court. Faber says he received the letter from the Cabinet Secretary [...]

Valerie Woods Appointed New Regional Chairperson for Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians

Speaker of the House, Valerie Woods has been appointed the new regional Chairperson for Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. The post is rotated every three years and [...]

BHA Awards Student Scholarships

Five scholarships have been awarded to students in secondary and tertiary level institutions by the Belize Hotel Association. The five recipients are: Blythe Thompson from Saint Catherine Academy, Raonie Guerra [...]

Land Activist Decries Political Promises

Land activist Nigel Petillo has taken to Facebook Live to vent his frustration over what he says is the refusal of the Minister of Natural Resources, Cordel Hyde, works with [...]

Belizean Rugby Team Off to Turks and Caicos Competition

The Belize National Rugby Team left for the Turks and Caicos Islands today. They will be competing for the first time in an international tournament. It’s a historic step for [...]

COVID Chronicles: Viewers Share What They Miss During the Pandemic

Here at News Five we are so happy to have one of our reporters back with us. Marion Ali, who was hospitalized with COVID-19, will be doing next week’s COVID [...]