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GOB Backs Off Public Officer Vaccine Mandate; Postponed Until it is “Unavoidable.”

Public Officers worried about the pending deadline to show their vaccination cards when they report to work on December fifteenth have gotten a reprieve. This evening a joint release from [...]

Drugs From Pine Ridge Plane Destroyed

Twenty-five bails of cocaine went up in flames today. The drugs were seized by law enforcement two weeks ago, after a narco-plane crash landed in the Mountain Pine Ridge Area. [...]

Illegal Plane Was Circling Belmopan: Headed into Guatemala

There are reports that an aircraft was flying low over the Belize on Wednesday night. ACP Grinage confirmed that authorities were tracking an aircraft that eventually made its way into [...]

Will More Officers Get Involved in Drug Trafficking?

ACP Grinage was also asked about the selection process for officers to respond to reports of suspected drug plane landings. With the recent incidents involving police officers, the question lingers: [...]

Manslaughter Case Against Jasmine Hartin Adjourned

The manslaughter case against Canadian national Jasmine Hartin was adjourned to February sixteenth, 2022. While that is when Hartin will be receiving complete disclosure in the case, it is also [...]

Tourism on the Rebound in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

While our News Five team was in La Isla Bonita, San Pedro today we decided to check in with Mayor Wally Nunez as the island town was buzzing with tourism [...]

San Pedro Town Council Financial Update

When Mayor Wally Nunez took over at the San Pedro Town Council earlier this year, it wasn’t without controversy. The accounts were dried up and the financial state of council [...]

Roadwork Projects Bring Relief to Island Residents

If you take a drive around the island, you would notice a lot of infrastructural activity on San Pedro. That is because for weeks now, the council has embarked on [...]

New Bridge Coming for San Pedro

Affixed to the ongoing road rehabilitation project is the construction of a new bridge linking the north and south sides of the island. The town council has invested about half [...]

Managing the Sargassum Problem

Even as the prime tourist destination is seeing a rebound, sargassum continues to be an eyesore incurring costs for the council and hoteliers. Mitigating the natural phenomenon continues to be [...]

Beach Erosion on San Pedro: Land Reclamation Project Proposed

Coastal communities and islands across the country have been experiencing erosion as one of the many effects of climate n. In San Pedro, it is no different. Beaches have been [...]

67 Percent of Belizean Adults Vaccinated

While the number of persons who turned out for their COVID vaccinations has risen sharply over previous months, the overall number of persons who have gotten the jab is still [...]

Belizeans Getting their Booster Shots Before Christmas Celebrations

With just days now before Christmas, you may want to get your booster shot to protect yourself and your loved ones during the holidays. The Ministry of Health and Wellness [...]

Grants for Monkey Bay and Community Baboon Sanctuaries

The Belize Nature Conservation Foundation has awarded two conservation organizations grants amounting to seventy four thousand dollars. The handing over ceremony was held this morning at the Guanacaste National Park [...]

NTUCB Calls for Action on UN Treaty

The National Trade Union Congress of Belize is joining the international observance of International Anti-Corruption Day. This year’s theme is “Your right, your role: Say no to corruption”. To mark [...]

Cancer Center Opens in Belize City

The Belize Cancer Society has long been offering cancer care information, counseling and support to cancer patients and their families. Today, the Belize City office on Mercy Lane opened a [...]

News Five Celebrates 30 Years of Live Newscast

Well it is official tonight: on this day, December 9, 1991 News Five made its first live broadcast of Belizean news and we have continued each weeknight, excepting major holidays, [...]