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A Five-dollar Minimum Wage; What Does it Mean in a Time of Inflation?

Belizeans across the country eagerly anticipated the month of July to find out when and how the five-dollar minimum wage would be implemented. It’s a campaign promise that the Briceño [...]

Residents Say Proposed Increase is Minimum Wage Not Enough, but a Start

But is the proposed increase in minimum wage insignificant given the staggering inflation rate? Today, a News Five team headed to downtown Albert Street to get the pulse of the [...]

Private Land Owners Concerned About Maya Land Rights in Toledo

The issue of Maya land rights remains a subject of concern for many in the Toledo District where private landowners and entities believe that their rights are being infringed upon [...]

Village Leaders Cannot Arbitrarily Hinder Access to Roadways, etc…

According to the Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs, village leaders and Maya leaders cannot conduct themselves as if private land owners do not continue to enjoy their rights of ownership [...]

Should Marijuana Be Legalized in Belize?

A writ of referendum by the Governor General is pending, following the announcement by the Chief Elections Officer that the churches have secured the necessary signatures to trigger taking the [...]

Premium Gas Price Skyrocket Overnight

The price of premium gasoline has ballooned to over seventeen dollars per gallon at the pumps. While Belizeans are feeling the pinch of yet another increase, the Government of Belize [...]

Belize’s Debt Relief Strategy Praised at UN Conference

Belize’s innovative method of addressing overbearing external debts – the Blue Bond – was one of the key points at the recent U.N. Oceans Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. From its [...]

Wade: Belize’s Ability to Creatively Restructure Debt Signals Maturity for Foreign Investment

Wade suggests that the fact that Belize was able to reach this level of sophistication in restructuring our debt sends a positive signal to foreign investors that we are ready [...]

CEO Osmond Martinez, “Belize’s Input at EU’s Biggest Forum is a Huge Deal”

Prime Minister John Briceño led a delegation two weeks ago to Brussels, Belgium and then Lisbon, Portugal where they engaged in major presentations and panel discussions. For the first time [...]

CEO Martinez Shares Plan as New Constituency Director of C.D.B.

And while Doctor Martinez brought positive news for Belize’s participation at the recent E.U. meetings, and the pledges we have received for development in southern Belize, he also scored big. [...]

EU Commits to Grant Belize $17 Million Euros

C.E.O. Martinez shared that the European Union has also committed to granting Belize seventeen million Euros. He explained that the money will be used for projects in southern Belize.   [...]

New Batch of COVID Vaccines to Arrive Within Weeks

The number of new COVID infections is once again on the decline, but the government is still ensuring that it keeps up with its stock of vaccines for all age [...]

Human Trafficking Awareness Training for Firefighters

Belize Heroes, a U.S. based N.G.O. founded by Belizean Archibald McFarlane in Virginia, is back in the news tonight. Over the course of last week, McFarlane was out west providing [...]

Belize to Get Ambulances through Expansion of EMS Program

Belize Heroes is also embarking on the expansion of the Emergency Medical Service Program it started out west with assistance from a U.S. CARSI Grant. Archibald McFarlane says that in [...]

Public Servants Learn Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify and regulate one’s emotions and understand the emotions of other. A growing number of work places are recognizing the importance of emotional [...]

Mabe Belize Celebrates Mabe Month

Tonight, we take you inside the Mabe kitchen experience with Chef Eva Longworth, and sous-chef Angelo Kuylen. At the height of the pandemic, the duo launched the Mabe Kitchen Show [...]

KTV the Remix Auditions Show

KTV the Remix is back. You can tune in to Channel Five tonight at eight p.m. for the Audition Show. Fifteen performers will be selected to compete in the live [...]