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Still No Formal Resignation from Patrick Faber

On Monday, the U.D.P. Leader and Leader of the Opposition, Patrick Faber, made breaking news after making a public announcement that he will step down from the post effective January [...]

Finding a New Leader of the U.D.P. & Leader of the Opposition

So, with his official departure taking effect in the next five days, U.D.P. Chairman Michael Peyrefitte was asked if they will be looking for a party leader or a Leader [...]

Tracy Panton: “I’m Ready!”

Although Belize has never had a woman as leader of a major political party, the U.D.P’s former deputy leader, current Albert constituency Area Representative, Tracy Panton, has indicated that she [...]

Shyne Barrow for U.D.P. Leader

Just before midday today, former Leader of the Opposition and Mesopotamia area rep, Shyne Barrow, announced his bid for the leadership of the United Democratic Party on his Facebook page. [...]

Did Tracy and Shyne Jump the Gun?

While two sitting area reps, Tracy Panton and Shyne Barrow, have publicly announced they are interested in replacing Patrick Faber as the leader of the U.D.P., News Five has been [...]

Hugo Patt Will Become Interim Leader of the U.D.P.

News Five spoke via phone to deputy party leader and Corozal North area representative, Hugo Patt, this morning. Patt expressed that he has no interest in becoming leader of the [...]

Brodie’s, Marie Sharp Containers Caught up in Strike

Operations at the Port of Belize have been at a standstill since last Thursday, and now businesses across the country are beginning to feel the effects. Major importers like James [...]

C.W.U.: Privatization Was “Original Sin” at Port

And, at this point, businesses being affected by the standstill at the Port of Belize may want to begin taking a serious look at their contingency plans because the Christian [...]

C.W.U. Says Stevedores Just Want to Earn a Living

In response to a question on the plight of the import/export industry, and the challenges being faced by local companies that are heavily reliant on port activities, President Hyde had [...]

B.N.T.U. and P.S.U. Stand With C.W.U.

The C.W.U. received support from the Belize National Teachers Union and the Public Service Union today. Elena Smith, President of B.N.T.U., says the teachers understand the stevedore’s situation.   Elena [...]

Panton Counting on U.D.P. Delegates Heading Into Leadership Campaign

Earlier in the newscast, we brought you U.D.P. Area Representative, Tracy Panton, saying she is ready to take over the party leadership. During that interview this afternoon, she also told [...]

Panton Says Patrick Remaining in Collet is the Constituents’ Prerogative

While she plans to dig deep and become battle-ready to take on perhaps the most arduous challenge in her political career, Panton says the next big challenge thereafter, if she [...]

Joint Unions to Review Economic Data with G.O.B.

Thе Јоіnt Unіоn nеgоtіаtіng tеаm is ѕсhеdulеd tо mееt with the Government of Belize counterparts on Wednesday. B.N.T.U. President, Elena Smith, says they are looking forward to hearing the data [...]

UNHCR Responds About Venezuelans Who Left Facility

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has responded to questions from News Five about the recent incident involving eight Venezuelan nationals who have reportedly left Belize and crossed into Mexico. [...]

Senator Smith: “We Must Call Out Domestic Violence No Matter Who it Is”

Elena Smith, the senator responsible for trade unions and civil society, is adding her voice to those condemning domestic violence. When we caught up with Senator Smith at an event [...]

Kristina Romero’s Story: Domestic Abuse Does Not Discriminate

A number of organizations have come forward over the past few days, condemning domestic violence and urging support for victims. This morning on Channel Five’s Open Your Eyes, Kristina Romero [...]

Victims of Abuse Face Stigma and Shaming

Romero also spoke about how those in abusive relationships are stigmatized, even blamed for somehow provoking the abuse. She says social media comments being made about Dr. Shanika Arnold, the [...]

SSB Investments in Shrimp; Citrus Export Drop

The latest data shows citrus was the only major export to go down in 2021, mainly due to a reduction in orange concentrate exports. Since citrus is a main area [...]

Meet the Male Senior National Football Team

The Football Federation of Belize held its first press conference for 2022 virtually today. It was to present the members of the male senior national team which will be leaving [...]

Upcoming International Football Matches

The senior male national team departs Belize for Nicaragua this week to participate in its first international friendly match on January twenty-ninth.  F.F.B.’s Technical Director, Philip Marin, shared details via [...]

Senior Women’s National Team Preparing for C.O.N.C.A.C.A.F. Qualifier

  Philip Marin, Technical Director, Football Federation of Belize “Our senior women – they continue their preparation for the 2022 C.O.N.C.A.C.A.F. Qualifiers. They will be playing two matches in February [...]

U.N.C.A.F. Championship to be Hosted in Belize

Simultaneously in April, the under-twenty men’s national team will be participating in the U.N.C.A.F. Championship, a regional competition that will be hosted in Belize.   Philip Marin, Technical Director, Football [...]