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Water Taxis Put on Notice about Illegal Fare Increases

As Belizeans prepare for their Easter caye trips, the Belize Port Authority is calling out water taxi operators for overcharging commuters. A release from B.P.A. advises the general public that [...]

Water Taxi Operators Must Apply for Rate Increases with Port Authority

According to Commissioner Swaso, there is a mechanism in place for water taxi operators to seek a justifiable increase in fares, if deemed necessary. But, any fare above what has [...]

Online Water Taxi Rates Sometimes Double the Allowed Fare

And for those who purchase water taxi tickets online, some water taxi operators offer their services in U.S. dollars at a significantly higher mark up via a reservation system on [...]

Call Center Employee Gunned Down in La Democracia

A nineteen-year-old customer care representative was shot and killed in La Democracia Village on Thursday night. The incident happened sometime around ten p.m. when Tyreak August was at home with [...]

Body of Chinese Businessman Fished out of Sea in Corozal

The body of businessman Yichao Li was discovered this morning floating in the sea in Corozal Town.  Police were called out to an area on First Avenue along the seashore [...]

Fisherman Attacked by Crocodile at Caye Caulker

The Forest Department has confirmed that a Caye Caulker resident, Joshua Young, was attacked and injured by a crocodile today. The attack happened around ten in the morning on the [...]

H.R.C.B. Comments on Recent Cases of Cubans Entering Belize Seeking Asylum

The Human Rights Commission of Belize has issued a statement reminding the public that under the Refuge Act, it is not illegal for someone to enter Belize without proper documentation [...]

M.F.A. Comments on Belize’s Stance during U.N. Vote on Russia’s Suspension from U.N. Human Rights Council

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on Belize’s abstention from the resolution tabled in the United Nations General Assembly to suspend Russia from the U.N. Human Rights [...]

Efforts Underway to Help Clear Legal Backlog

The Government of Belize and the U.S. Embassy are joining forces to try and assist with reducing the back log of legal cases. This week was the first session to [...]

Lord Ashcroft Supports Referendum on Cannabis

Some of Belize’s most influential groups and leaders have pledged their support in favor of a referendum on the cannabis bill. In a latest addition to those calling for a [...]

A Public Meeting to Discuss New Parking Meters in the City

A public meeting convened by Mayor Bernard Wagner and the Belize City Council was held on Thursday evening at the House of Culture. The gathering was to hear and address [...]

Be Careful of Bird Nests While Trimming Trees

It’s the time of year when birds build nests so that their babies can hatch. So the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary in San Pedro (ACES) encourages people who want to trim [...]

If You See Bird Nests in Your Tree, Call the ACES Number

Manzi says people can easily call for help to remove the birds and their nests if cutting or trimming the trees is urgent.   Christina Manzi, Wildlife Rehabilitator, ACES Wildlife [...]

A Two-Year Program to Reduce Poverty

The Government of Belize in collaboration with U.N. partners today launched a sustainable development goal joint program at the San Ignacio Resort in the Cayo District. The aim is to [...]

More Funds for Ministry of Social Development in New Budget

The Ministry of Human Development, Families and Indigenous People’s Affairs received a budget ceiling of roughly twenty four million dollars in the 2022-2023 budget. And while it may seem a [...]

Should Parham Family Receive Compensation if Nora Parham Posthumously Pardoned?

Should the surviving family members of Nora Parham receive monetary compensation for her wrongful sentence? Parham was sentenced to death by hanging in 1963 after being found guilty of murdering [...]

Palm Sunday Message from Bishop Wright

The Christian community in Belize officially begins its recognition of the Easter celebration this Sunday with Palm Sunday. When News Five spoke with Bishop Phillip Wright on Thursday, he gave [...]

Muslims Fasting and Feeding the Poor during Ramadan

While Christians prepare for the Holy Week next week and Easter next weekend, April first to May first is considered the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed as a [...]

New Building for Louisiana Government School

A new two storey school building with six classrooms, a fully equipped computer lab, and a special education centre is now a highlight feature of the Louisiana Government School Compound [...]

M.O.E. to Invest $10 Million into CET across the Country

Today, News Five was back at the Center for Employment Training in San Ignacio, this time for an Open House attended by members of the Cayo business community. While the [...]

Pantheon Fantastic Art Competition Now Available for Viewing Online

People who are drawn to the arts are encouraged to go online to view and vote for young artists who are taking part in an online art competition called the [...]

Pantheon Fantastic Story Can Be Used for Carnival Theme

Young says the story he wrote for the Pantheon Fantastic competition was inspired by memories of road trips with his father. He shared more of the story he crafted and [...]

The Pantheon Competition Will Expand to Other Types of Art

The Pantheon Fantastic awards will be given out on April twenty-second to coincide with Earth Day. Judges are looking for quality of work, creativity, and expression. A part of the [...]

On the Bright Side: Powerhouse Alida Sharp on Power lifting Competition

Many people think having arthritis or other conditions means they can no longer enjoy certain sports. Well, tonight on the Bright Side, Sabreena Daly meets a woman who uses weight [...]