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Sayonara Super Bond, Enter Blue Loan Agreement

The Briceno administration is making good on its word, following an announcement on September third, that government would be working to restructure its external indebtedness by retiring all of its [...]

The Conservation Component of the Blue Loan Agreement

The conservation component includes the setting aside of key areas in the country that will be designated for protection and management.  A majority of those areas, according to Prime Minister [...]

Six Months into 2021 Fiscal Year, GOB Needs More Money

The Briceno administration, after having introduced a new budget for the fiscal year 2021 at the end of March, has tabled a bill that would make way for an act [...]

PM Briceno Explains Need for Additional Funds

Prime Minister John Briceno explains that the need for additional monies arises from the previous administration not adjusting for the decline in revenue during the 2020 fiscal year.  As for [...]

What was in the former Central Bank Governor’s Severance Package?

Former Central Bank Governor Gustavo Manuel Vasquez demitted office abruptly in mid-August when his appointment as head of Belize’s monetary authority was canceled by the Governor-General. Vasquez succeeded Ambassador Joy [...]

A Hundred New Surveillance Cameras to Aid in Crime Fighting

The scourge of violent crimes across the country that continues to threaten citizen security remains an issue of national importance. The number of gang-related incidents that are being recorded on [...]

Youth Shot in Mayflower Area: Residents Blame Police

A police officer is being accused of shooting an eighteen year old from Belize City in the stomach. The victim is Jason Smith, and according to witnesses a police officer [...]

Fatal RTA in Orange Walk

On Monday night, security guard Andy Smith lost his life in a traffic accident up north. Around 9:45 p.m., Smith was travelling in a Nissan pathfinder heading towards Orange Walk [...]

Popular Pediatrician Fighting for His Life; Dr. Eck Hospitalized with COVID

Family, friends and medical professionals are at this time praying and hoping for pediatrician, Dr. Cecilio Eck, who is tonight critically ill with COVID. The pediatrician’s illness is a massive [...]

Premium Gas Shoots Up in Price

Drivers who use premium gasoline need to prepare themselves for a price hike on Wednesday. The Ministry of Finance announced today that the pump price of premium gasoline will increase by thirty-five cents from $11.76 to $12.11 per gallon. The [...]

Will Belize Experience Shipping Delays Like the US?

With all the shipping problems in the US news recently, News Five wanted to find out if Belizeans can expect problems with our own supply chains, especially for the upcoming [...]

BCCI Says Supply Chain Issues Not a Problem Just Yet

News Five also spoke to Vice President at the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marcello Blake, on what the business community is saying about the state of the global [...]

Buying Belizean For Holiday Meals

Neither  Vice President Blake nor CEO Lane anticipate there will be any significant delays in getting those Christmas items delivered to Belize on time. It is also not expected that [...]

PBL Welcomes Discussions With Stevedores

And while Belizeans can rest at ease knowing the local market is at no immediate risk to international events, the supply chain could be interrupted by local factors. Today, Port [...]

Meet the Recipient of the Dame Minita Gordon Scholarship

The first ever recipient of the Dame Minita Gordon Scholarship at Galen University is Santa Elena resident and talk show personality, Casiana Lind. Lind, a graduate of Sacred Heart Junior [...]

New Policy Governing Starting Businesses in Belize

The Investment Policy and Compliance Unit at the Ministry of Investment is upgrading how business is conducted in Belize.  Director of the Unit, Lincoln Blake told News Five today that [...]

Regional Investors Expected at Investment Summit in November

The Investment Policy amendments presented today are timely as Belize’s first Investment Summit is scheduled to begin in just two weeks in San Pedro. That event is expected to draw [...]

Developing a National Blue Economy Strategy

This week during Coastal Awareness Week there is a series of activities, including virtual sessions and panel discussions. Included among these was a session on the Ministry of Blue Economy, [...]

Challenges of the Blue Economy

UN Sustainable Development Goal number fourteen entitled “Life Below Water” speaks to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and the marine resources for sustainable development. A recent report shows [...]