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Met Service Monitors Developing Weather System in Caribbean Sea

The National Meteorological Service is keeping a close eye on a low pressure system that has developed just off the coast of South America, in the eastern Caribbean Sea.  While [...]

Will the Developing Weather Make Its Way to Belize?

According to the Chief Met Officer, while they are better able to predict the movement of the system, meteorologists have not been able to calculate the intensity of the weather [...]

COVID-19 Numbers and Hospitalizations Down

COVID-19 numbers continue to spiral downward in Belize. In fact, this is the trend globally. Hospitalizations have also decreased, as a result. Over the last five weeks, Belize’s positivity rate [...]

Pediatric Vaccines and Booster Shots Available at Health Facilities Countrywide

Also trending downward is the number of persons getting vaccinated for COVID-19. There has been a decline in the uptake, according to Doctor Musa. She reminded the general public that [...]

No Monkeypox Case Detected in Belize to Date

Belize remains free of monkeypox. The Director of Public Health Service also gave us an update on what the ministry’s advanced surveillance has uncovered to date. She also spoke with [...]

Seventeen Thousand Dollar Fine for Fishermen Busted with Undersized Conchs

Thirty-four-year-old Alexander Harris, a Belizean fisherman of San Ignacio, has been fined seventeen thousand dollars for possession of undersized conch.  Harris and two other fishermen from Dangriga were busted by [...]

Concrete Fence on Once Busy Road Inconvenience Belmopan Motorists

Controversy is brewing in Belmopan over a portion of roadway that was de-reserved and sold back in 2019. The then Belmopan City Council took a decision to have a portion [...]

Mira Says He is Not Fearful of Opposition Candidates for Belmopan

When we caught up with Belmopan Area Representative Oscar Mira earlier today, we also asked him about his competition on the opposition’s side. Recently, a list of names was released [...]

Anthony Mahler: “I Fear No Man or Woman”

Earlier this week, during a sit-down with Tourism Minister Anthony Mahler, News Five also got his reaction to the candidates who have submitted their applications to the U.D.P. for the [...]

Short, Medium, and Long-Term Plans Identified for Sarstoon Forward Operating Base

The Forward Operating Base at the mouth of the Sarstoon River has been rendered uninhabitable – at least for night-time occupancy because of the force of the tidal waves on [...]

Minister of Transport Says New Bus Fleets Must Be Improved, Not New

Bus operators who are engaged in discussions with the Ministry of Transport have put forward their concerns as it relates to meeting the demands of the ministry. These include the [...]

The Findings of a Vulnerability & Livelihood Assessment for Fisheries Sector

Another round of consultation on climate change vulnerability and livelihood assessment of three key areas of Belize was held at the Biltmore today. Stakeholders from non-governmental organizations and government departments [...]

Blue Economy Director Says Data Can Be Used for Building Other Projects

While the project is being funded through the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization and G.O.B., there is another consultancy underway, funded by a separate project. Blue Economy Director, Maxine [...]

YWCA Women Learning Non-Traditional Skills

It’s probably several decades late, but Belize now has a formal driving course where women can learn how to become professional drivers. Now, sixteen young women from the Young Women’s [...]

Y.W.C.A. Charts New Direction At A.G.M.

The Young Women’s Christian Association has been around for the past sixty-six years, training Belize’s underprivileged young women on how to become their own micro and small enterprise owners. A [...]

Stig Da Artist Meets With UMG’s Executive V.P.

From a dream to reality, that’s what Belizean musician Stig Da Artist posted to his social media page on Tuesday, following a meeting with Jeffrey Harleston, the Executive Vice President [...]

TASA Signs Grant Agreement with Turneffe Flats for $1.5 Million Dollars

This afternoon at its new headquarters in Bella Vista, the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association, TASA, signed a grant agreement for one and a half million dollars for the management of [...]

Ministry of Tourism Hands Over Three New Security Vehicles

Earlier today, three additional vehicles were handed over to the Tourism Police Unit, the Institute of Archaeology and the Forest Department, respectively.  During a brief ceremony, the Ministry of Tourism [...]

EU Donates Two Autoclaves to MOHW Valued at $400,000

In July of 2020, the European Union reallocated five hundred thousand Euros from the existing Health Sector Support Program Project (H.S.S.P.) to be put towards the preparation and response to [...]