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DHS Post will be Abolished; What Will Happen to Dr. Manza?

It is to go before parliament at the next sitting of the House of Representatives, but earlier this week, Cabinet approved recommendations from the Ministry of Health and Wellness to [...]

Can G.O.B. Afford 2 New Directors?

Public officers remain on a ten percent salary cut and increment freeze, which was implemented earlier this year.  With current financial constraints, can the Briceño administration afford two new directors?  [...]

Evangelical Churches Write To Prime Minister About Vaccine Mandate for Reopening

The National Evangelical Association of Belize has written to Prime Minister John Briceno objecting to the vaccine mandate imposed on churches. The letter dated October 15 states that NEAB was [...]

Public Service Minister: Public Officers Need to get Vaccinated

Today, News Five also asked the Minister of Public Service, Henry Charles Usher about the issue of COVID among public officers, specifically those frontline workers who are at higher risk [...]

CEMO Activated and Monitoring Flood Conditions in Belize City

CEMO has been activated and continues to monitor the flood conditions going into tonight as it is expected that the rains will continue. On Wednesday and again today, CEMO Liaison [...]

Maya Land Rights: Unbroken Chain of Legal Victories

This morning, a panel of four presenters, including Cristina Coc, spokesperson for the Maya Leaders Alliance, convened a lengthy discussion on recognizing the importance of Garifuna land rights. The issue [...]

The Economic Value of Land

The economic value of land, particularly in the context of the sale of prime properties in coastal communities such as Hopkins and Seine Bight, was also part of the panel [...]

Very Few Garifuna Farmers; A Call to Action

Perhaps what is interesting to note is that registered Garifuna farmers only make up twelve percent of the total number of farmers in the Stann Creek District.  That’s according to [...]

Report Card: Constitutional Reform is Coming – Slowly, but Surely

It’s been almost a year since the P.U.P. took office in central government and the Minister of Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform was asked where his ministry is in [...]

Where Are We with the Implementation of UNCAC?

Speaking of anti-corruption reform, the minister was asked for an update in terms of final implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. Minister Usher says that the process is [...]

Fundraiser this Weekend For Leukemia Patient

A ten year old St. Ignatius Primary School Student, Cordella Duran, has been battling leukemia since 2018. She completed chemo earlier this year. But recently, she has not been feeling [...]

Bar Association: Belize No Longer Blacklisted: Pandora Papers Report Amounts to “Smear Campaign”

The Bar Association of Belize has responded to the publication of the “Pandora Papers” by the International Consortium of Independent Journalists. The Association says it unhesitatingly and resolutely condemns any [...]

New Legislation to Strengthen Juvenile Justice

There will be new legislation that is expected to improve and strengthen the juvenile justice system. With the blessing of the Cabinet, the Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous [...]

National Bank Begins Country Tour in Dangriga

The National Bank has launched an outreach campaign to meet with potential customers in their own communities. The first stop this week was in Dangriga. Area Representative Louis Zabanneh says [...]

Big Celebration for PUP Anniversary in November

Exactly three weeks from today, on November eleventh, the P.U.P. will be celebrating one year of being in power at central government. The party recently turned seventy-one on September twenty-ninth. [...]

State of Belize’s Fisheries in 2020

Oceana Belize has issued its State of Belize Fisheries Report for 2020, highlighting the fact that Belize’s fisheries are at risk.  Popular species such as the Goliath grouper have become [...]

PGIA Controllers Share Their Stories on Air Traffic Controllers Day

International Air Traffic Controllers Day is celebrated annually on October twentieth. Although they are not often seen by the public, they are there to ensure your safe departure from the [...]

Free Book Teaches Children How to Save

Jacito Learns to Save – it’s a new publication, a children’s book authored by former Chief Education Officer Doctor Carol Babb. The book was officially launched today. While it is [...]

Under 17 Female Footballers Prep for Match Against Barbados

The under-seventeen female football national team is preparing to go up against Barbados in the 2021 Women’s Under 17 Championship. The Belize team lost in a three-to-one final score against [...]

The COVID Chronicles: Marion Ali’s Road to Recovery

As many of you know, News Five’s Marion Ali is a veteran of the news scene in Belize. She has worked for decades in radio, print and television to get [...]