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NEAB Insists There Were No Consultations on Cannabis Legalization

A concerted effort led by the churches to obtain an additional five thousand signatures needed to satisfy the threshold of registered voters in order to trigger a referendum on the [...]

NEAB Canvasses the Old Capital for Signatures

So what is the count on the number of signatures obtained thus far?  According to Pastor Wade, a second tally has not been conducted since the most recent figures were [...]

What Will Marijuana Legalization Cost Us?

Pastor Wade also addressed what he sees as the economic risks associated with the Cannabis bill.   Pastor Louis Wade, National Evangelical Association of Belize “There is a cost to [...]

Teen Shot in Mahogany Heights; Family Asking for Blood Donations

Violence continues in Mahogany Heights Village. Tonight, fifteen-year-old Trayson Gibson is hospitalized after a gunman shot him to the shoulder and abdomen. The frightening part about this incident is that [...]

Corozal Man Found Dead in Abandoned House

A man from Corozal was found dead in an abandoned house in Chunox. Reports are that the body was found on Tuesday morning and later identified as nineteen-year-old Angel Gabriel [...]

Over 20,000+ Belizeans Heading to Mexico for Easter

The Easter holidays are upon us and with the borders open, a lot of Belizeans will be traveling to various destinations in Mexico. News Five confirmed today that in excess [...]

COVID Still Real, So Be Careful During Your Easter Travel

While restrictions have been eased on either side of the border, COVID is still real. Ambassador Oscar Arnold cautions Belizean travelers to Mexico to remain vigilant, practice social distancing and [...]

7 Belizeans in Detention Centers After Trying to Go “Tru Di Back”

Speaking of Belizeans heading north into Mexico, recently there was a group of Belizeans, including some notorious figures, sent back to Belize after they were trying to illegally transit Mexico [...]

Preparations Underway for Mexican Presidential Visit

Today, while with Belize’s Ambassador to Mexico Oscar Arnold, we asked about the official visit by Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Belize sometime next month. It’s a regional tour with [...]

Creating Investment Opportunities for Belize

Recently, representatives from Belize and Quintana Roo, Mexico engaged in a three-day Investment Exchange Program. The aim was to create economic opportunities for both countries and assist Mexico with tapping [...]

Bus Fares Increase, but Bus Upgrades Also Coming

As we reported earlier this week, bus fares from district to district will be increased by a dollar maximum, if you are going further than twenty-five miles and take a [...]

Attorney Mendez on Citizen Rights during a Stop and Search

Striking a balance between a police officer’s right to prevent and detect crime and a citizen’s right to freedom of movement and privacy has never been more important.  This morning, [...]

Campaign Needs to Alert Police to What They Can and Cannot Do during Searches

While an officer may not feel compelled to give their reason for a search or their name, they have an obligation to do so.  Attorney Leslie Mendez suggested that educational [...]

Mutiny at Belmopan City Hall; a Financial Controller will be Appointed

An apparent mutiny is taking place at the Belmopan City Council, where a majority of the councilors have expressed serious concerns with the management style of Mayor Sharon Palacio.  The [...]

Turbulence within the Belmopan City Council

According to Minister Requeña, who is in receipt of a letter written by Mayor Palacio on April sixth, notwithstanding the appointment of a financial controller, the head of the city [...]

Nursing Manatee Killed by Boat

A large female manatee was killed on Tuesday near Lerisi Restaurant on Marine Parade.  Even before a necropsy was performed, there were visible large cut wounds to the head and [...]

Public Asked to Look Out for Orphaned Manatee Calf

The Program Coordinator for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute says that they are concerned about the orphaned manatee calf that remains exposed to the potential dangers after this mother [...]

Women’s National Team Beats Barbados

The Belize Women’s National Team finished third in its group in CONCACAF’s World Cup Elimination Rounds.  On Tuesday, Belize came up on top against Barbados in a three-nil victory in [...]

Player Jayda Brown Encourages Young Women to Pursue Their Sports Dreams

An emotional Jayda Brown also took questions from the press following the game. Here is what she had to say.   Jayda Brown, Captain, Belize Women’s National Team “I feel [...]

How Will You Make Your Fish This Easter?

Many people will be flocking the fish markets to purchase their fish for Good Friday, but how much will the fish cost this year? News Five’s Marion Ali went looking [...]