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“Spirit of Kriol Kulcha” Myrna Manzanares Passes

We reported on Monday that Creole culture advocate Myrna Manzanares was critically ill in the K.H.M.H. Intensive Care Unit. Manzanares passed away shortly before two this morning, never waking up [...]

Manzanares: a Listener, Creator, and Singer

Among her accomplishments, Myrna Manzanares was instrumental in helping to create the Kriol dictionary and Kriol translation of the Bible. But, there were other things about the late Manzanares that [...]

Preserving the Legacy of the Women Devoted to Preserving Her Culture

Now, with the passing of such a key person in the preservation of Kriol culture, Udz says there now has to be an effort to also preserve the legacy of [...]

Test Before You Visit Vulnerable Loved Ones This Christmas

We are only four days from the Christmas Day and everyone is ready to celebrate. But during yet another COVID-Christmas, the folks over at the Ministry of Health and Wellness [...]

Low COVID Numbers Allows for Focus on other Health Issues

While the active cases of COVID-19 have been on a downward trend for some weeks now, Doctor Diaz-Musa says this gives healthcare professionals an opportunity to focus on other health [...]

S.I.C.B. Says Gazette Notification is the Law

As the sticky situation between B.S.C.F.A. and A.S.R./B.S.I. moves into day-two of the sugar crop opening delay, today we heard from the Chairman of the Sugar Industry Control Board.   Marcos [...]

S.I.C.B. Chairman: Both Sides Should Sign One-Year Extension of Agreement

According to Osorio, a meeting of the board has been called to hear presentations from the B.S.C.F.A. and A.S.R./B.S.I.  Osorio alluded to a division between association representatives on the board, [...]

Osorio Says There Was No Political Interference; Sugar Board Functioning Well

We also sought to find out from Osorio if any of the politicians in the north had any influence on S.I.C.B.’s letter to A.S.R./B.S.I. last Friday. Here is how he [...]

A.S.R. Wants Investors to Feel Confident About Investment Climate

As you heard, one of the points of the contention between A.S.R./B.S.I. and farmers that has triggered a response from the Sugar Industry Control Board is the current milling capacity [...]

B.S.I. Says They Pay Fair Price for Bagasse

Perhaps the longest standing product of contention is the baggase, or the waste of the sugar cane, used to make energy. BELCOGEN, the plant that generates the bio-energy from bagasse, [...]

Area Rep Weighs in on Sugar Woes

The delayed start of the 2021 sugar crop remains a hot-button issue for stakeholders across the industry.  The miller is at odds with cane farmers over various matters, including prices, [...]

Foreign Affairs and Trade and Min. of Agriculture Hold Joint Talks on Export

Teams from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Agriculture met on Monday to discuss greater cooperation and developing further trade with Guatemala and Mexico. According to the Government [...]

B.D.F. Commander Steven Ortega Retires Today

Brigadier General Steven Ortega wore his battle dress uniform for the last time today as he goes off on retirement after four years at the helm of the Belize Defense [...]

General Ortega on Retirement

The Belize Defense Force was first to take command of the Joint Intelligence Operation Center when it was established a few years ago.  Since then, it has led JIOC on [...]

Mrs. Claus Visits Ladyville Bringing Joy to Families

Christmas came a few days early this year for children from Ladyville. Through a foundation out of New York, Mrs. Claus Sharmane Garcia has been out and about bringing cheer [...]

A Book on Belizean Women in Politics, by Annmarie

Former News Five journalist and public policy advisor, Annmarie Williams has published a book on women in politics in Belize. The piece entitled “Political Women in Red & Blue” is [...]

The Book is a Tool That Can Be Used in Many Disciplines across Belize

Williams says the book is a helpful tool for people who want to learn more about the history of women in Belizean politics, or who want to reclaim the stories [...]

Prime Minister Shares Christmas Message

We end tonight’s newscast with an excerpt from Prime Minister John Briceño’s Christmas message.  He reminds us to use the season as an opportunity to resolve our differences and to [...]