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Minister of Foreign Affairs Says Passengers Barred Entry is Serious Issue

A group of passengers coming off a Copa Airlines flight was barred from entering Belize through the Phillip Goldson International Airport on Tuesday.  Minister of Foreign Affairs Eamon Courtenay told [...]

OJ Elrington Denied Meeting with Migrant Detainees

This afternoon, attorney Orson Elrington showed up at the Queen Street Police Station demanding to meet with his clients who have been in detention since Tuesday when they were taken [...]

Was There an Altercation on the Aircraft?

Was there a scuffle onboard the flight at the P.G.I.A. that resulted in all thirty-two passengers being taken off the airplane?  That’s what the media asked Elrington today.  Here’s his [...]

Hugo Patt Seeks Leave for Judicial Review Following COI Report

Corozal North Area Representative Hugo Patt was summoned to testify before a Commission of Inquiry on February twenty-sixth, 2021.  During his time before the panel, the former deputy prime minister [...]

PM Says U.D.P. Trying to Bury Commission Report

Since the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into the sale of government assets under the latter part of the previous administration’s reigns were revealed, former Minister of Natural Resources [...]

Is Leader of the Opposition’s Fiancée Filing Charges against Him?

This afternoon social media was abuzz with claims that the Leader of the Opposition Patrick Faber may be embroiled in yet another domestic violence scandal.  At news time, media members [...]

Border Reopening Still Set for February First, Unless…

The omicron variant has broken the infection rate records around the world and Belize has been no different since this mutation of the COVID-19 virus was detected in Belize.  But [...]

Heightened Surveillance at Border Entry Points

Among the members of the COVID-19 task force that advises cabinet on the course of action to be taken during the pandemic is Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa. She says that even [...]

COVID Cases Could Drop in February. but Surging Now

COVID cases are surging and the highest rate is among the unvaccinated. News Five has obtained a copy of a COVID-19 report from the epidemiology unit of the Ministry of [...]

High Transmission Rates in Belize, Cayo and Orange Walk

All districts have been experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases over the last few weeks. Transmission rates are especially high though in the Belize, Cayo and Orange Walk Districts. Doctor [...]

Omicron Variant Officially Detected in Belize

While the COVID data for the past few weeks have indicated that the highly transmissible omicron variant is probably in Belize, today, News Five confirmed with Doctor Melissa Diaz-Musa that [...]

44 Active Cases in B.D.F.

The B.D.F. has at least forty-four active COVID cases. This, as the Belize District continues to have the highest transmissibility rate.  While generally isolated and locked off, there are reports [...]

Safety Protocols for the B.D.F. Parade

The official change of command within the Belize Defence Force will be held on Friday at Price Barracks. Since last week, the soldiers have been engaged in practice for the [...]

PM: Chebat Was Needed At Public Utilities

The talk since last week Monday has been Prime Minister John Briceño’s shuffling of his cabinet.  But while many have been saying that former Minister of Health and Wellness Michel [...]

PM: Contractor General Did Review Speednet Contract

In August, the Government of Belize announced that it had contracted the services of Smart as a telecom provider for various ministries.  At the time, the decision was met with [...]

Teachers and Public Officers’ Full Pay Could Be Restored Before Three Years

A year ago, the various unions were preparing to protest in the streets after negotiations between them and the government broke down and a ten percent pay cut for them [...]

Costa Rican Foreign Minister Seeks Partnerships with Belize

The Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Rodolfo Solano Quiros, is in Belize to discuss cooperation, tourism, climate change, and migration, among other regional issues.  Today, Belize’s Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon [...]

“Diplomacy of the Ocean” Among Topics with Visiting Foreign Minister

As it relates to cooperation between Belize and Costa Rica for economic growth, Minister Solano spoke about the importance of investing in Belizean entrepreneurs and broadening skill sets.   Rodolfo [...]

Barbados Holds First Elections Since Becoming Republic

Today, Barbados held its first General Elections since becoming a republic.  Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s Labor Party is widely expected to retain control since they held twenty-nine of the thirty [...]

Auditor General and Ombudsman Posts Still Vacant

The vacancy for the post of Ombudsman will be advertised in a few days.  In addition to that, the recent retirement of Dorothy Bradley as Auditor General has also made [...]

Commission on Constitutional Reform Delayed, but Coming Soon

Late last year, cabinet had announced that the government would set up a commission to address the issue of Constitutional Reform.  Today, the PM told reporters that the matter was [...]