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The Decomposing Body of Emir Cansino Junior is Found

A family’s worst fear was confirmed this afternoon, when a search party looking for missing Belize City resident Emir Cansino Junior discovered his body off the John Smith Link Road. [...]

Is Police Department Top Heavy?

The United Democratic Party continues its onslaught of criticisms against the Briceño administration for its handling of the crime situation in the country. That charge is being led by former [...]

Crime is Up, Police Salaries are Down

According to Peyrefitte, the existing system in place at the police department to tackle the perennial issue of crime and violence is failing the citizenry of this country. He adds [...]

A Massive Vigil for Slain Footballer Chris Rodriguez

Just before five p.m. today, police confirmed that they have formally arrested and charged twenty-year-old Fausto Teck for the crime of murder in the stabbing death of Chris Rodriguez. On [...]

Cabinet Brief Discusses Vaccines, Referendum and High Courts

The Ministry of Health and Wellness will be making available COVID-19 vaccines for children ages five to eleven in the days ahead. In a cabinet brief issued earlier today, Minister [...]

Minister Says Forestry Officer Was Suspended for Nasty Attitude

There are differing views on the recent suspension of Forestry Officer Daniel Chi, as well as the sequence of events that led to his suspension. Two weeks ago, Prime Minister [...]

Plant and Animal Imports Require BAHA and Forestry Inspection

Minister Habet says that while both the ministries of Agriculture and Sustainable Development have to conduct separate inspections, in the interest of facilitating someone, both parties could have simply worked [...]

Maya Land Rights Case is Back before the C.C.J.

The ongoing matter between the Maya community and the Government of Belize over the implementation of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s Consent Order was heard this morning before the C.C.J. [...]

G.O.B.’s Lawyer Says It Needs to Rebuild Relationship with Indigenous Community

Senior Counsel Andrew Marshalleck appeared on behalf of the Government of Belize. While he stated that G.O.B. doesn’t agree with the allegations being made by the claimants, he Marshalleck also [...]

A National Plan to Monitor Mobilizing Resources for Climate Change Agenda

Belize ranks eighth among countries that are most vulnerable to climate change, so, our efforts to be as ready as we can are important, if we are to minimize the [...]

Minster of Blue Economy on Silk Caye Reclamation

The Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation says it is prepared to work with the residents of Placencia Village in their efforts to reclaim South Silk Caye. Today, we [...]

Blue Economy Prepares to Meet with Placencia Villagers

Minister Perez went on to speak about the potential hazard the use of the bags by villagers in their reclamation exercise poses. He says the ministry will be meeting with [...]

Clearwater Marine Research Institute takes on Manatee Aerial Survey

MAR Fund is subsidizing a survey to determine the abundance of the Antillean Manatee species across the region. The survey is done by air and it commenced in Belize on [...]

Manatee Population Estimation to Inform Blue Bond Unit’s Efforts

The data gathered will be sent to a research institution in Florida that is equipped to determine the population estimate of the Antillean Manatees in Belize. We also spoke with [...]

U.K. Hydrographic Office Delivers Belize Ocean Mapping Data

For Developing States like Belize, the collection of hydrographic data is important to support sustainable economic growth, protection of the environment and mitigating the impacts of climate change. On April [...]

Five Years Strategic Plan for Civil Aviation

The Department of Civil Aviation launched its five year strategic direction this morning at its headquarters in Ladyville. According to Minister Andre Perez, it is a first-of-its-kind strategic plan for [...]

MedSafe Donates $20,000 Equipment to K.H.M.H.A.

MedSafe, a Belizean pharmaceutical company, donated an Accula P.C.R. testing machine with cartridges to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The equipment, valued at twenty thousand dollars, is used to generate [...]

Inflation is Heavily Felt in Rural Communities

Higher prices on goods and fuel are taking a serious financial toll on all Belizeans. Across the country, an increase in the cost of basic commodities is impacting the ability [...]

What’s the Plan? Deputy Mayor Micah Goodin Responds

Micah Goodin was elected to serve as the new deputy mayor of the Belize City Council a few weeks ago. So when News Five caught up with him over the [...]

Deputy Mayor Says Council Has Been Delivering on its Promises

It’s been one year since the P.U.P. council, under the leadership of Mayor Bernard Wagner, was re-elected to office. The next two years are just as critical to determine whether [...]

B.T.V. Makes Annual Visit to Gracias Adios

Over the weekend, the Belize Territorial Volunteers traveled to the Gracias Adios border marker to commemorate the 1895 Anglo-Guatemalan Treaty. It is an annual trip to recognize the demarcation exercise [...]