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Fire Officials Say Cause of Deadly San Ignacio Fire was a Lit Candle

A well-known food vendor lost her life in a house fire at her residence near 18th Street and Swallow Drive in San Ignacio on Wednesday night.  Merlene Wellington was a [...]

Fire Guts House in Dangriga, Fire Officials Investigate Cause

A wooden structure was also destroyed by fire between twelve and one this morning in Dangriga. The house, located in the New Site area, was reportedly occupied by a man [...]

Police Charge Devin Parchue with Murder of Ronald Gill

A tattoo artist has been singled out as the person who killed Ronald Gill almost a month ago in Dangriga. Today, police arrested and charged twenty-eight-year-old Devin Billy Parchue of [...]

CitCo Approves a New Arrangement for Micah Goodin’s Study Leave

Councilor Micah Goodin attended a farewell event held by the People’s United Party secretariat on Thursday night, as he prepares to go away for law school at U.W.I.. As we [...]

Same Long Distance Arrangement for Micah and Kaya

According to Mayor Wagner, the request by Councilor Goodin to participate virtually in council meetings was not far-fetched.  In fact, it is a similar arrangement to what has been approved [...]

Monkeypox Outbreak is a Concern for Local Hotel Industry

Tonight, Belize remains free of any confirmed cases of monkeypox. But, the Belize Hotel Association is asking the Ministry of Health and Wellness to get ahead of a possible spread [...]

B.H.A. Annual Awards Scholarships for Children of Membership Employees

The Belize Hotel Association held its annual scholarship award ceremony this morning in Belize City. The successful scholarship recipients are all children whose family members are employed at a B.H.A. [...]

More Locally Made Products in Hotels and Resorts

With the recent launch of the Government of Belize’s M.S.M.E. road show, the hotel industry is prepared to incorporate more locally made products into the services that they offer.  Belize [...]

University of Belize Collaborates With Student Association to Host Safety Assemblies

The University of Belize’s Association of Student Governments  issued a released today expressing its sadness, having learned about the senseless murder of eighteen-year-old graphic designer Leroy Cus. The release says [...]

Engaging the Diaspora: New Energy in Strengthening the Link

Earlier today, News Five had a sit down with Sandhya Murphy, the Ambassador for Diaspora Relations in the Ministry of Tourism.  The Diaspora Relations Unit was created as a medium [...]

A Donation of Paints from Global Paint for Charity Inc.

The diaspora plays an extremely important role in our country and on Thursday, Erica Antoinette Castillo Slaton of Ignite Belize, who is a Belizean living in Atlanta and an active [...]

Build Belize Inc – a Conduit to Get Donations Home

Ambassador Murphy is also the chair for the Board of Directors for Build Belize Inc, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to empower and improve the lives of Belizeans through [...]

U.S. Defense Department Partners with Belizean Surgeons for Medical Mission

A U.S. Army surgical team with the United States Southern Command Joint Task Force Bravo based in Honduras has been in Belize since the beginning of the week. The team [...]

Police & Coast Guard Team Up to Teach Belize City Kids to Swim

Thirty-two children from twelve neighborhoods in Belize City received certificates after completing four days of learning basic swimming techniques. The children, ages five to fourteen, gathered each morning at the [...]

A Seamstress’ High Season

The reopening of schools is just a couple weeks away and children are preparing to re-enter the classrooms. School gears and a new set of uniform is just a few [...]