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Kareem Michael to Head Central Bank

Kareem Michael has been named the new Governor of the Central Bank of Belize. Michael has been acting as Governor ever since the former Governor, Gustavo Manuel Vasquez resigned suddenly [...]

Prime Minister on Drug Plane Landing and Much Needed Radar

Today the Prime Minister witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in San Carlos Village, Orange Walk.  News Five took the opportunity to ask him about the frequency at [...]

Pm On Following the Drug Money

The Prime Minister says the fight against drug lords will be a continuous one because they have already set up a network that we now have to break up.   [...]

PM Comments on Commercial Agreement Recommendation

Last night we told you about Cabinet’s recommendation to extend the expiring Commercial Agreement between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industry Limited (BSI/ASR) for a [...]

Minister Chebat Breaks Silence on Breakup with C.E.O. Mendez

Today, News Five caught up with Minister of Health and Wellness Michel Chebat at a meeting on early childhood development in San Ignacio. Among the first questions asked was what [...]

Who’s at the Wheel of the Ministry of Health & Wellness?

With the passage of the Public Health Reform legislation the position of Director of Health Services within the Ministry of Health and Wellness, previously held by Doctor Marvin Manzanero was [...]

Former Lands C.E.O. to Assume Post as Health C.E.O.

And by this evening, Prime Minister John Briceño told News Five’s Marion Ali that Doctor Lesbia Guerra is being considered to replace Doctor Deysi Mendez as the Chief Executive Officer [...]

Over 63% of Population Vaccinated; COVID-19 on a Downward Trend

With the COVID-19 positivity rate below ten, the Ministry of Health and Wellness is optimistic that the downward trend will see the country containing the spread of the virus. But [...]

Omicron Detected in the U.S.; What’s the Game Plan in Belize?

The omicron virus – the latest strain of COVID-19 – has been detected in the United States. Scientists from South Africa, where it was first identified, say that omicron is [...]

Education C.E.O. on Viral Video involving San Pedro Teacher

On Wednesday, we aired the viral video of a teacher from the San Pedro High School verbally abusing her students during a virtual class session. The female teacher used the [...]

January Semester to Reopen with Hybrid Classes

For almost two years, children have not been engaged in a regular class setting as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to throw a wrench into any semblance of normalcy. Earlier this [...]

Reimagining Early Childhood Development

This morning, a high level meeting including ministers and other government officials from the Ministries of Education, Health and Human and Economic Development gathered at the San Ignacio Hotel where [...]

Belize City School Among Caribbean Schools Chosen for Sagicor Adopt-a-School Initiative

Sagicor Insurance has adopted eight schools from across the Caribbean as a part of its Adopt-A–School initiative.  In Belize, St. John’s Anglican Primary School was selected for developmental and educational [...]

New River Farmers’ Society Gets Help for Agricultural Upgrades

The Government of Belize today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the New River Farmers’ Society Limited of San Carlos Village, Orange Walk for a matching grants initiative under the [...]

Minister Says Ministry of Agriculture Looking at Price Gouging

As we head into the Christmas season, one of the concerns that shoppers have raised is the issue of price gouging. This is a problem that is separate from the [...]

Alcalde of Big Falls Waiting for Response from GOB to Survey Conducted on Land Tenure

The Alcalde of Big Falls Village in the Toledo District is tonight questioning why the Government has not responded to a letter they sent requesting the community be removed from [...]

Big Falls Acalde Says Wrong Message Being Given to Mayan People

As you heard, Choko says villagers of Big Falls are prepared to continue paying their taxes to the government as they have been doing for decades. According to Choko, residents [...]

Alcalde Says State Owns Land, Not Mayas by Historical Rights

While Choko argues that having historic ties to the land through their forefathers does not give the Mayas the right to own the land, he asserts that the land is [...]

Cabinet Give Update on Schools, OMICRON and Climate Change

In Cabinet news, schools will be allowed to reopen for some level of in-person learning in January, but they must apply for green light status from the Ministry of Education [...]

American Airlines Adds Chetumal, Quintana Roo to Its Miami Routes

There is some exciting news out of Chetumal, especially for those living in the northern half of the country. American Airlines is now flying from that border town to Miami. [...]

COVID-19 and the Chinese Community

Tonight on COVID Chronicles, we focus on the Chinese community and how many businesses have either been forced to adapt to new measures in order to stay afloat or shuttered [...]